A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery
Release date: March 10, 2015
at Henery Press
A thousand-year-old secret room. A sultan’s stolen treasure. A missing French priest. And an invitation to Paris to rekindle an old flame…
Historian Jaya Jones finds herself on the wrong side of the law during an art heist at the Louvre. To redeem herself, she follows clues from an illuminated manuscript that lead from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the quicksand-surrounded fortress of Mont Saint-Michel. With the help of enigmatic Lane Peters and a 90-year-old stage magician, Jaya delves into France’s colonial past in India to clear her name and catch a killer. (provided by the author)
“Lively and humorous… Charming characters, a hint of romantic conflict, and just the right amount of danger will garner more fans for this cozy series.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Like Agatha Christie? Elizabeth Peters? Then you’re going to love Gigi Pandian.”
—Edgar-winning author Aaron Elkins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian
is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico
and the southern tip of India.
After being dragged around the world during her childhood,
she tried to escape her fate when she left a PhD program for art school.
But adventurous academics wouldn’t stay out of her head.
Thus was born the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series
(Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, and Quicksand).
Gigi’s debut mystery novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant
and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine.
Her short fiction has been short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards,
and she also writes the new Accidental Alchemist mystery series.
She takes photos of gargoyles wherever she goes, and posts them on her Gargoyle Girl blog.
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One incredibly smart narrative with highly intelligent characters.
Fabulous historical elements cement the solidity of the storyline.
Exciting, fast paced, loads of fun. Very enjoyable sharp mystery.
Pandian writes well-researched historical mysteries that intertwine many cool places into a suspense mystery and an action-filled adventure.
I can fondly say that Pandian’s Quicksand had some of all the major elements of a book to love.
This book was a captivating, energized ride to historical and cultural places ripe with mystery and suspense.
Quicksand is an unusual, adventure-filled cozy mystery. I found the intelligent characters and the emphasis on history very appealing.
I enjoyed Gigi Pandian’s writing style. I look forward to reading more of her books, and recommend Quicksand to other cozy mystery fans.
This is a wonderful cozy mystery book with a fantastic main character: Jaya Jones.
Gigi Pandian has written a book that really suited me and if you like cozy mystery books, then I would recommend checking out this book and the rest of the books in the series.
This is the first book I’ve read by Gigi Pandian and found it to be so much fun! It was a fast-paced Indiana-Jones style story that kept me glued to the pages.
Plenty of plot twists keep you interested until the end of the book.
This series would make a great TV series!
If you like quirky characters, solving mysteries and a touch of romance, then you’re going to want to read this book.
The two mysteries were well developed and took plenty of twists and turns and kept things interesting.
I enjoyed it and plan to go back and read the previous books, Artifact and Pirate Vishnu to see what other adventures Jaya has gotten into.
Even though it does read fast it is packed with plenty of adventure. I liked that there was not only mystery but some romance and history as well.
If you are a fan of cozy mysteries you will enjoy this book.
If you’re looking for an adventure story wrapped in the fuzzy warmth of a cozy mystery Quicksand might be up your alley.
It was entertaining.
If you’re in to cozies do check out the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series.