Judith Van Gieson
Rare books expert Claire Reynier explores the sinister side of the Southwest in this new mystery from Judisth Van Gieson – a “terrific” writer whose work has been praised as “crisp, taut, and utterly compelling” (Entertainment Weekly)
When Claire Reynier becomes the victim of credit card
fraud, she’s stunned to discover that Evelyn Martin, and
old college friend and sorority sister, is the culprit.
She’s even more shocked when Evelyn turns up dead.
According to the police, Evelyn also swindled three former
classmates, but Claire is the only one without an alibi for
the time of Evelyn’s murder. And the only one with an
extra motive: Evelyn stole her rare signed first edition of
Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man, which is still
missing. Now, dodging danger at every turn, Claire must
sift through past grudges and long-buried resentments to
uncover the truth – and clear her name.
Signet (Mystery), February 2002
272 pages Paperback (reprint)
Also by Judith Van Gieson:
The Shadow of Venus, February 2004
Land of Burning Heat, February 2003
Vanishing Point, February 2001
The Stolen Blue, April 2000
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