Judith is delighted to announce that the company AudioGo has acquired
the rights to put all thirteen of her books, both the Neil Hamel series
and the Claire Reynier series , into the major ebook formats (including Kindle,
Nook, Kobo, ipad and Sony). All the ebooks will be available in January 2013.
The audio books will be available two titles a month starting with North of
the Border and Raptor in March, 2013.
The covers are exceptional.
Judith Van Gieson is the author of a children’s book, a collection of poetry
and short stories, and thirteen mysteries. Her short stories
have appeared in several mystery anthologies. In the first mystery series
eight books, featuring female Albuquerque attorney/sleuth Neil Hamel, were published by HarperCollins. Neil’s
work often involved environmental issues including endangered species and
wildfires. Books in this series were published in England, Japan and Germany. It
was optioned by CBS. The Lies That Bind was a finalist for the Shamus Award for
best detective novel. The series won the Spirit of Magnifico Literary Award.
Two of the Neil Hamel books, Ditch Rider and The Wolf Path,
were included in a list of the 100 Best New Mexico Books. After a year of voting by
librarians, readers and writers the winners were announced in time for the New Mexico
Centennial in 2012.
There were five books in the second series with heroine Claire Reynier published in paperback by Signet, in
hardcover by University of New Mexico Press and in a large print edition by
Thorndike. Claire works as an archivist and librarian at the Center for
Southwest Research at UNM. This series involved rare artifacts and New Mexico
history. The Stolen Blue was a finalist for the Reviewer’s Choice Award. The
Shadow of Venus was a finalist for the Barry Award and won the Zia Award given
by New Mexico Press Women for Best Work of Fiction by a New Mexico woman
Both series have been regional and IMBA (Independent Mystery Booksellers
Judith lives in Albuquerque’s North Valley and is currently
working on a travel memoir as well as expanding her publishing company. See the
ABQ Press page for more information on publishing. You may contact Judith at