Short Stories

All of Gigi’s short stories are locked-room or otherwise “impossible crime” mysteries.

Asian Pulp anthology Now Available: The Curse of Cloud Castle

“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?

LAdies Night anthology Sisters in Crime Los AngelesNow Available: Tempest in a Teapot

“Tempest in a Teapot” appears in LAdies Night, the Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Chapter anthology, published by Down & Out Books June 1, 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.

Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon 2014 Anthology, includes The Haunted Room by Gigi PandianThe Haunted Room

“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 past.

Fool’s Gold: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Novella (a prequel to Artifact)

In OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE, 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.

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The Hindi Houdini

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.

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The Shadow of the River

Gigi’s short story “The Shadow of the River”appears in FISH TALES: The Guppy Anthology, 22 tales of murder and mayhem by the rising stars of mystery.

“The Shadow of the River” is a locked-room mystery featuring Jaya Jones.

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