Fool’s Gold (novella)

FOOL’S GOLD: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Novella (a prequel to ARTIFACT) appears in Other People’s Baggage, a collection of three interconnected mystery novellas.

All historian Jaya Jones wants is a relaxing vacation in Scotland before starting her first year teaching college. But when a world-famous chess set is stolen from a locked room during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jaya and her magician best friend, The Hindi Houdini, must outwit actresses and alchemists to solve the baffling crime.

The novella anthology also includes the mysteries MIDNIGHT ICE, a Mad for Mod Prequel by Diane Vallere, and SWITCH BACK, an Elliott Lisbon Prequel by Kendel Lynn.

Baggage claim can be terminal. This is what happened after a computer glitch mislabeled identical vintage suitcases and three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.


“A cozy triple-scoop that tastes divine…the pleasantly contrasting novellas make it easy to finish off a story in one sitting, plus each novella serves as a prequel to the respective author’s full-length work.”

“Although mixed up luggage is the thread…it’s snappy dialogue, clever storytelling, and charming characters that are the real common denominators.”
MADDY HUNTER, bestselling author of the Passport to Peril Mystery Series

“This book would make a great present for the mystery reader in your life. Most of us are always looking for a great new series or author to read. This introduces three of them. Five stars out of five.”