The Hindi Houdini (short story)

The-Hindi-Houdini-by-Gigi-Pandian-COVER-webresGigi’s locked-room mystery short story “The Hindi Houdini” was short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Short Story of 2013.

The story appears in Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology, 22 More Tales of Murder and Mayhem from the Rising Stars of Mystery, published by Wildside Press in April, 2013.

In “The Hindi Houdini,” magician Sanjay Rai, aka The Hindi Houdini, solves a locked room mystery at the Napa Valley winery theater where he performs.

If you’re reading the Jaya Jones series, you’ll recognize Sanjay, Jaya’s best friend. A magician and escape artist, Sanjay chose the moniker “The Hindi Houdini” because it paid homage to his Indian heritage and his favorite illusionist—and because he liked the rhyme better than Hindu Houdini.

Buy the anthology.