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A WHIRLWIND OF ADVENTURE 

“Fast-paced and fascinating as Jaya’s investigation

 leads her this time to India and back 

to her own family's secrets.” —Susan C. Shea, Autho

r of the Dani O’Rourke Mysteries 


A century-old treasure map of San Francisco’s Barbar

y Coast. Sacred riches from India. 

Two murders, one hundred years apart. And a love tr

iangle... Historian Jaya Jones has 

her work cut out for her. 

1906. Shortly before the Great San Francisco Earthq

uake, Pirate Vishnu strikes the San 

Francisco Bay. An ancestor of Jaya’s who came to th

e U.S. from India draws a treasure 

map... 

Present Day. Over a century later, the cryptic trea

sure map remains undeciphered. From 

San  Francisco to the southern tip of India, Jaya p

ieces 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. 

Praise for PIRATE VISHNU: 

“Forget about Indiana Jones. Jaya Jones is swinging

 into action, using both her mind 

and wits to solve a mystery...Readers will be ensna

red by this entertaining tale. Four 

stars.” – 

RT Book Reviews

"Pandian’s second series entry sets a playful tone 

yet provides enough twists to keep 

mystery buffs engaged, too. The author streamlines 

an intricate plot....[and] brings a 

dynamic freshness to her cozy." – 

Library Journal 

“A delicious tall tale about a treasure map, magicia

ns, musicians, mysterious ancestors, 

and a few bad men.” – 

Mystery Scene Magazine

“Move over Vicky Bliss and Joan Wilder, historian J

aya Jones is here to stay! Mysterious 

maps,  legendary  pirates,  and  hidden  treasure—Jaya’s

  latest  quest  is  a  whirlwind  of 

adventure.” — Chantelle Aimée Osman of The Sirens o

f Suspense 

“Jaya Jones is a young academic detective with no e

qual in terms of wits, style and 

creativity...I applaud author Gigi Pandian for uneart

hing the forgotten history of India's 

first immigrants to the United States and serving i

t up with plenty of suspense, humor 

and bhangra beats. If you are searching for a spicy

 new amateur sleuth series, this is the 

one.”  —  Sujata  Massey,  Author  of 

The  Sleeping  Dictionary

  and  the  Rei  Shimura 

Mysteries 

“Globe-trotting historian Jaya Jones is off on anot

her treasure hunt and it’s a worthy 

follow-up to Gigi Pandian’s award-winning debut mys

tery, 

Artifact



Pirate Vishnu

 is 

fast-paced and fascinating as Jaya’s investigation 

leads her this time to India and back 

to her own family's secrets.” —Susan C. Shea, Autho

r of the Dani O’Rourke Mysteries 

Books in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series: 


FOOL'S  GOLD  (Novella  prequel  to  ARTIFACT  featured  i

n  OTHER  PEOPLE'S 

BAGGAGE) 

ARTIFACT (#1) 

PIRATE VISHNU (#2) 

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection,

 if you like one, you'll probably like 

them all... 

Author  Bio

:  Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropolo

gists 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 le

ft a PhD program for art school. But 

adventurous academic characters wouldn’t stay out o

f her head. Thus was born the Jaya 

Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series. The first book 

in the series, 

Artifact

, was awarded 

a  Malice  Domestic  Grant  and  named  a  "Best  of  2012" 

debut  novel  by  Suspense 

Magazine. The follow-up is 

Pirate Vishnu

. Gigi loves writing locked-room mystery short 

stories. Her latest, "The Hindi Houdini," is an Aga

tha Award nominee for Best Short 

Story.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
February 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
306
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henery Press
SELLER
Henery Press LLC
SIZE
1.3
MB

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