About the book:
A treasure trove of nine locked room mysteries. Appearing here for the first time, novelette The Cambodian Curse.
When an ancient and supposedly cursed Cambodian sculpture disappears from an impenetrable museum, and the carving’s owner is killed by an invisible assailant while a witness is a few feet away, historian Jaya Jones and her old nemesis Henry North team up to solve the baffling crime.
Stories included: “The Cambodian Curse,” “The Hindi Houdini,” “The Haunted Room,” “The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn,” “The Curse of Cloud Castle,” “Tempest in a Teapot,” “A Dark and Stormy Light,” “The Shadow of the River,” plus bonus novella Fool’s Gold.
With an Introduction from New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King and a Foreword from impossible crime mystery historian Douglas G. Greene, this collection is filled with ingenious stories of magic, mystery, and history.
Advance praise for the book:
“Gigi Pandian is the Queen of the locked-room mystery. This collection is a home run.”
—Shelly Dickson Carr, award-winning author of Ripped
“Mysteries about seemingly impossible crimes have a long and distinguished pedigree and in this collection Gigi Pandian keeps the tradition going with verve and ingenuity.”
—Martin Edwards, author of Gallows Court and The Golden Age of Murder
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Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. She’s the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the the southern tip of India. After spending her childhood traveling around the world on their research trips, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series, the Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery stories. Gigi’s debut mystery novel, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine. Her fiction has been awarded Rose, Lefty, and Agatha Awards. After eight novels, The Cambodian Curse & Other Stories is her first short story collection.