Author Showcase ~ Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian

PIRATE VISHNUA century-old treasure map of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast. Sacred riches from India. Two murders, one hundred years apart. And a love triangle… Historian Jaya Jones has her work cut out for her.

1906. Shortly before the Great San Francisco Earthquake, Pirate Vishnu strikes the San Francisco Bay. An ancestor of Jaya’s who came to the U.S. from India draws a treasure map…

Present Day. Over a century later, the cryptic treasure map remains undeciphered. From San Francisco to the southern tip of India, Jaya pieces together her ancestor’s secrets, maneuvers a complicated love life she didn’t count on, and puts herself in the path of a killer to restore a revered treasure.

Release: February 2014
Series: Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt #2
Publisher: Henery Press

GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on February 16, and you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of ARTIFACT. One winner will be chosen at random. U.S. and Canadian entries only.

Meet the 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.

Gigi’s debut mystery novel, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012″ Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine.

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20 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian

  1. Sounds interesting.

  2. Haven’t read your books yet, but this on sounds like a good book to start with. Love mysteries and a good storyline. Thank you

  3. This looks like another winner, Gigi! Can’t wait to read it. Will pass this on to those I know love your books.

  4. Have heard so many great things about this author and her books. Definitely on my book list. Thanks for the post!

  5. Shelley Giusti

    Love your blog Dru, and Love Gigi Pandian, her books are fun awesome reads!

  6. sounds like a wonderful book, I sure would love to win/read it

  7. This sounds so intriguing!

  8. Gigi, I’ve followed the success of Jaya Jones with admiration for her and for you, especially for the way you can blend time periods and cultures. Your eclectic backgrounds works nicely for creating super mysteries, and I look forward to this one.

  9. Sounds like a great new series to pick up, count me in for giveaway!

  10. I’ve been hearing good things from my friends about this author and would like to try the book.

  11. I love the cover, and it sounds like this book has some interesting twists to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. This sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. All the best with this release, Gigi. I think Jaya has a future 🙂 I’d certainly like to go on adventures with her.

  14. Natasha Stevens

    Can’t wait to read it. I enjoyed the first Jaya Jones book!

  15. Cynthia E. Blain

    This book sounds very unique. Have not read too many other treasure hunt stories with two murders, a century apart, with a lot of other adventures promised the reader, so can’t wait to read this story. Welcome Gigi. Another great Henery Press author, I am sure. Thank you Dru for the write up/interview.

  16. Sounds like a great book

  17. please include me for the giveaway draw!!!
    thank you!!!

  18. Sounds so interesting that I started with Artifacts.

  19. I first met Gigi online through the SinC – Guppies chapter and then had the opportunity to meet her live at Malice. I have no doubt this book will be a wonderful fun romp matching the spirit of the author.

  20. contest is closed.