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Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, and Quicksand) and the Accidental Alchemist mysteries (The Accidental Alchemist). After spending her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Gigi's debut novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a "Best of 2012" debut mystery novel by Suspense Magazine. Gigi also writes locked-room "impossible crime" short stories, and her story "The Hindi Houdini" was short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards.

Gigi blogs at http://gigipandian.blogspot.com/ and posts gargoyle photographs at http://www.gargoylegirl.com.


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Gigi Pandian So happy to hear you're enjoying the book. It is indeed the start of a new series. There will be a new book each January. (Now it's back to work on…moreSo happy to hear you're enjoying the book. It is indeed the start of a new series. There will be a new book each January. (Now it's back to work on the next one!)(less)
Gigi Pandian My father is Tamil, so I've traveled to India several times and there's a big India connection in my Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series. Jaya is…moreMy father is Tamil, so I've traveled to India several times and there's a big India connection in my Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series. Jaya is a half-Tamil historian who solves present-day crimes connected to historical treasures related to India's colonial history. (less)
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Last week I attended the California Crime Writers Conference (CCWC), and wowdid I learn a lot! For the last few years I've focused on attending mystery conventions where I get to meet readers, instead of the craft-of-writing conferences I attended while learning how to write a mystery novel. But CCWC was a fantastic reminder about how much all writers can continue to learn, no matter where we'r... Read more of this blog post »
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Larissa Reinhart Thanks for your friendship. Your book looks great! I grew up an Elizabeth Peters fan and had a strong interest in archaeology (minored in anthropology & majored in history/art history, even). Can't wait to read them!

BTW, I loved The Night Circus, too!


Catrina Roallos dear gigi, thank you for being my friend in the virtual (as well as the real) world. heart, catrina


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