WorldCat Identities

Van Gieson, Judith 1941-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 7,223 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Judith Van Gieson
The stolen blue by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given in memory of Bonny Sulik by Val and Betty Pfeffer
Confidence woman : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claire's troubles begin because she helps a down-on-her-luck friend from college, Evelyn Martin, who asks to stay with Claire ... Not long after, police find the decomposed body of Evelyn in a house she rented in a desirable Santa Fe neighborhood
The other side of death by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer-sleuth, Neil Hamel, sets out to prove that a friend's death in cave ruins outside Santa Fe was actually murder
Vanishing point : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When talented young writer Jonathan Vail vanishes without a trace on a camping trip, he leaves behind a wilderness journal, and an acclaimed first novel. But questions abound."--Jacket
The wolf path : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Hamel is hired to watch over Juan Sololobo who wants to reintroduce wolves into New Mexico as a government official is murderd
Hotshots : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine firefighters die in a forest near Albuquerque and the parents of the victims engage lawyer Neil Hammel to sue the government. When Neil visits the scene another fire breaks out and she is nearly killed. A look at the politics and passion of forest fires: should man or nature have the final say?
The lies that bind by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Neil searches for Justine's killer, she treats us to her wry take on every stratum of today's Southwest, from its breathtaking landscape to the real estate boondoggles that the S & L crisis has inflicted upon it, from Santa Fe's polo set and New Age entrepreneurs to a homeless man who coaxes poetry out of used typewriters. Consistently taut, vivid and engaging, The Lies That Bind solidly confirms Judith Van Gieson's place among the first rank of mystery writers
Land of burning heat : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archivist Claire Reynier may have a priceless find on her hands. A woman named Isabel Santos has discovered a faded document hidden for hundreds of years under the floor of her family's adobe house. It could be the controversial last words of a Jewish mystic condemned to death by the Inquisition in Mexico City. But before Claire can establish the document's authenticity, it disappears, and tragedy visits the Santos family. As Claire searches for the missing paper, she fears that uncovering the history of a dark and dangerous time may bolster her career at the cost of her life
North of the border by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Roberts, a lawyer planning on running for Representative, asks Neil Hamel, a lawyer and his former lover, if she will investigate threatening letters he has received concerning his adoption of a Mexican-born boy
The shadow of Venus : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of Land of Burning Heat--the murder of a young woman takes rare book expert Claire Reynier into Albuquerque's dark streets, where she must shed light on the shadows of the past
Raptor by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Neil Hamel travels to Montana in search of the legendary Arctic falcon, but when a naturalist is accused of killing a poacher, she decides to defend him in court, while conducting her own investigation into the murder
Ditch rider : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of teenage gang violence in New Mexico. It features lawyer Neil Hamel, representing a 13-year-old girl who has confessed to killing a youth from a rival gang. But the lawyer doubts she did it
Parrot blues : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New Mexico, lawyer Neil Hammel is hired by a wealthy individual to find a missing parrot and a missing wife--in that order of priorities, the couple being in the process of divorce. The assignment leads Hammel into the world of parrot smuggling and murder. By the author of The Lies That Bind
North of the border : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On one side of the border stands a murder; on the other, a killer. In between stands Neil Hamel, a woman with a passion for the truth. 'Don't worry, Chiquita' was the Kid's answer to almost everything, and right now Neil Hamel missed the Kid-her part-time lover and car mechanic. Neil had gone to Mexico as a favor to a man she shouldn't be doing favors for, and what it got her was a face-to-face meeting with a corpse, a Mexican lawyer with a diamond pinky ring and a throat slit from ear to ear. Returning home to Albuquerque, Neil can't let go of the tangled scheme she has uncovered. Looking for the truth, she finds human predators and is soon hot on the trail of a killer
Raptor : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steady law practice, a stash of tequila, a lover she calls the Kid--only a debt of the heart to her dear, dead aunt Joan could compel Neil Hamel to leave Albuquerque for Montana in search of a bird. No ordinary winged creature, the Arctic falcon is a near-mythic figure, a cool killer who likes the meat around the heart. In pursuit of this elusive species, Neil witnesses a sight even more awesome--a body plunging off a cliff
The other side of death by Judith Van Gieson( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "annual" Saint Patrick's Day party hosted by Tim and Jamie Malone in their small northern New Mexico community is their first in many years. But it also marks their last as they prepare to move to the Midwest. For Albuquerque attorney Neil Hamel, going to the party is a reunion of sorts with various old friends she spent a year carousing with in a small town in Mexico in the late 1960s. Just about everyone seems to have made some move from hippie to mainstream except Lonnie Darmer, who--as in the old days--gets too drunk to drive home. Neil drives them both to Lonnie's little house in Santa Fe and wakes the next morning to discover her missing
The wolf path : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Hamel is hired to watch over Juan Sololobo who wants to reintroduce wolves into New Mexico as a government official is murdered
The lies that bind : a Neil Hamel mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could you forget whether or not you murdered somebody? That's exactly what Albuquerque lawyer-cum-sleuth Neil Hamel asks herself when she takes on the defense of an elderly client who can't remember whether she ran over the girl her car surely did kill
The stolen blue : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Reynier is thrilled when her old friend Burke Lovell donates his collection of valuable books to the university where she works as a librarian. But the morning after she arrives at his ranch in the remote region known as "the Blue" to collect the bequest, Burke is found dead. His daughter Mariah--recently discovered--admits to helping the ailing man commit suicide. Mariah has also been named his principal heir, much to the shock of his other children. Upon Claire's return to work, a box of valuable titles from Burke's collection is stolen, and Claire realizes that the theft may hold clues to a much more sinister mystery
Land of burning heat : a Claire Reynier mystery by Judith Van Gieson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archivist Claire Reynier may have a priceless find on her hands. A woman named Isabel Santos has discovered a faded document hidden for hundreds of years under the floor of her family's adobe house. It could be the controversial last words of a Jewish mystic condemned to death by the Inquisition in Mexico City. But before Claire can establish the document's authenticity, it disappears, and tragedy visits the Santos family. As Claire searches for the missing paper, she fears that uncovering the history of a dark and dangerous time may bolster her career--at the cost of her life
 
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Hotshots : a Neil Hamel mystery
Alternative Names
Gieson, Judith Van 1941-

Van Gieson Woodruff, Judith 1941-

Woodruff, Judith Van Gieson 1941-

ヴァン・ギースン, ジュディス

Languages
English (150)

Japanese (1)

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Confidence woman : a Claire Reynier mysteryThe other side of deathVanishing point : a Claire Reynier mysteryThe wolf path : a Neil Hamel mysteryHotshots : a Neil Hamel mysteryThe lies that bindLand of burning heat : a Claire Reynier mysteryNorth of the border