by Gigi Pandian
Jaya Jones is a Brilliant character s well written and the story comes to life right from the start. You will be instantly captivated by the story line.
~Shelley’s Book Case
Once again I am swept away by Gigi Pandian…I love the historical detail, even though some is fictional (and the author kindly points out fact from fiction in her author’s note). The characters are so layered and discovering their truths even as they discover the truths about themselves and discover the truths about each other is fascinating.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
I was really blown away by it. This isn’t your typical cozy mystery. It’s much more than that…This is a real edge of your seat story.
~A Chick Who Reads
The author has been able to seamlessly integrate the historical background with elements of fiction (as she herself says in the notes). It ‘s full of twists, historical mysteries to solve, amazing and well developed characters.
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (March 10, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00QU3XQTI
Sub-Genre Tags: Amateur Sleuths, Capers/Heists, Women Sleuths, Cozy Mystery
A thousand-year-old secret room. A sultan’s stolen treasure. A missing French priest. And an invitation to Paris to rekindle an old flame….
Historian Jaya Jones finds herself on the wrong side of the law during an art heist at the Louvre. To redeem herself, she follows clues from an illuminated manuscript that lead from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the quicksand-surrounded fortress of Mont Saint-Michel. With the help of enigmatic Lane Peters and a 90-year-old stage magician, Jaya delves into France’s colonial past in India to clear her name and catch a killer.
USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. After being dragged around the world during her childhood, she tried to escape her fate when she left a PhD program for art school. But adventurous academics wouldn’t stay out of her head. Thus was born the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, and Quicksand). Gigi’s debut mystery novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine. Her short fiction has been short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards, and she also writes the new Accidental Alchemist mystery series.
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