Gigi-38 B&W square - crop Welcome to the website of USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series, and the forthcoming Accidental Alchemist mystery series.

Gigi’s locked-room mystery short story “The Hindi Houdini,” which was nominated for an Agatha Award, has recently been short-listed for a Macavity Award. The award will be given out at the Bouchercon world mystery convention in October, 2014.

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“Pandian’s new series may well captivate a generation of readers, combining the suspenseful, mysterious and romantic.”
RT Book Reviews
“Like Agatha Christie? Elizabeth Peters? Then you’re going to love Gigi Pandian.”
Aaron Elkins, Edgar®-winning author of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” mysteries


PIRATE VISHNU: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery (#2)

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.

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ARTIFACT: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery (#1)

Historian Jaya Jones 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…

Artifact was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant, named a “Best of 2012″ debut novel by Suspense Magazine, and hit the USA Today bestseller list.