Gigi Pandian will sign and discuss The Alchemist's Illusion (Midnight Ink; $15.99).
USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the the southern tip of India. She spent her childhood being dragged around the world on their research trips, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series, the Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery stories. Gigi’s debut mystery novel, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine. Her fiction has been awarded Rose, Lefty, and Agatha Awards.
Nominated for a 2020 Edgar Award (The G.P. Putnam's Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award)
"Surprising plot twists, several cliffhangers, and vivid magical imagery will keep fans of paranormal cozies turning the pages."--Publishers Weekly
Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher.
Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She'd much rather be gardening and exploring her new hometown of Portland, Oregon--but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn't able to unlock an unusual alchemy book's secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever.
From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue
A treasure trove of nine locked room mysteries from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Gigi Pandian, all set in the Jaya Jones world.
Appearing here for the first time, novelette The Cambodian Curse:
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
"Has everything a mystery lover could ask for: ghostly presences, Italian aristocrats, jewel thieves, failed actors, sitar players, and magic tricks, not to mention dabs of authentic history and academic skullduggery." - Publishers Weekly
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR "Charming characters, a hint of romantic conflict, and just the right amount of danger will garner more fans for this cozy series." - Publishers Weekly "Quicksand has all the ingredients I love-intrigue, witty banter, and a twisty mystery that hopscotches across France " - Sara Rosett, Author of the Ellie Avery Mystery Series and the On the Run Suspense Series "With a
A WHIRLWIND OF ADVENTURE "Fast-paced and fascinating as Jaya's investigation leads her this time to India and back to her own family's secrets." -Susan C. Shea, Author of the Dani O'Rourke Mysteries A century-old treasure map of San Francisco's Barbary Coast. Sacred riches from India. Two murders, one hundred years apart. And a love triangle... Historian Jaya Jones has her work cut out for her.
"If Indiana Jones had a sister, it would definitely be historian Jaya Jones." - Suspense Magazine When historian Jaya Jones receives a mysterious package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact from India, she discovers the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend from the days of the British Raj. But she's not the only one on the trail.