All of Gigi’s short stories are locked-room “impossible crime” mysteries.
The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn
A short story out November 16, 2017, from Henery Press—now nominated for an Agatha Award!
An unsolved murder from the 1930s. A ghost story to explain the impossible crime. A dead man in the haunted library. And no way for the authorities to reach the survivors until the snowstorm clears…
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—Award-winning author Shelly Dickson Carr
“The Curse of Cloud Castle” appears in the Asian Pulp anthology, published in July 2015 by Pro Se Productions.
“The Curse of Cloud Castle” is a locked-room mystery featuring Sanjay Rai, the Indian-American stage magician who performs as The Hindi Houdini. Sanjay is invited to perform his show at an old friend’s birthday party on a supposedly haunted island off the coast of California, and “the curse of cloud castle” plays out when one of the guests is murdered. But is the culprit a ghost, or an ingenious person who has pulled off the perfect crime?
“Tempest in a Teapot” appears in LAdies Night, the Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Chapter anthology, published by Down & Out Books in June of 2015.
“Tempest in a Teapot” is an impossible crime mystery featuring a new character from the Jaya Jones world: Tempest Mendez, a magician friend of Sanjay’s.
“The Haunted Room” appears in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon 2014 Anthology, published by Down & Out Books in October 2014.
“The Haunted Room” is an impossible crime story featuring Jaya Jones and her landlady Nadia solving a seemingly impossible series of thefts from San Francisco’s history.
Fool’s Gold: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Novella (a prequel to Artifact)
Originally published in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE (currently Out of Print), a collection of three interconnected mystery novellas published by Henery Press in 2012
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.
Gigi’s short story “The Hindi Houdini” was short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Short Story of 2013.
“The Hindi Houdini” appears in FISH NETS: The Second Guppy Anthology, 22 more tales of murder and mayhem by the rising stars of mystery.
“The Hindi Houdini” is a locked room mystery that gives Jaya’s magician best friend Sanjay his first starring role.