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Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, Quicksand, and Michelangelo's Ghost), the Accidental Alchemist mysteries (The Accidental Alchemist, The Masquerading Magician, and The Elusive Elixir), and locked-room "impossible crime" short stories.


Gigi's debut novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a "Best of 2012" debut mystery novel by Suspense Magazine. Her fiction has been awarded Lefty and Rose Awards, and been nominated for Macavity and Agatha awards.


She's the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. After spending her childhood being dragged around the world, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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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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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