Book 1 of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries

From San Francisco to London to the Highlands of Scotland, Jaya must evade a shadowy stalker as she follows hints from the hastily scrawled note of her dead lover to a remote archaeological dig. Helping her decipher the cryptic clues are her magician best friend, a devastatingly handsome art historian with something to hide, and a charming archaeologist running for his life. When a member of the dig’s crew is murdered, Jaya must figure out which of the scholars vying for her affections might be the love of her life—and which one is a killer.

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Praise for Artifact:

“Pandian’s new series may well captivate a generation of readers, combining the suspenseful, mysterious and romantic.”
★★★★ 4 stars, RT Book Reviews

“In her fast-paced and entertaining debut novel, Gigi Pandian brings readers into a world full of mystery and history.”
ForeWord Reviews

“I hope Artifact is just the first of Gigi Pandian’s skillfully written capers.”
Lesa’s Book Critiques

“If Indiana Jones had a sister, it would definitely be historian Jaya Jones.”
Suspense Magazine

“Masterfully plotted.”
Midwest Book Review

Artifact is…witty, clever, and twisty…Do you like Agatha Christie? Elizabeth Peters? Then you’re going to love Gigi Pandian.”
AARON ELKINS, Edgar®-winning author of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” mysteries

“Fans of Elizabeth Peters will adore following along with Jaya Jones and a cast of quirky characters as they pursue a fabled treasure.”
New York Times bestselling author JULIET BLACKWELL, author of the Art Lover’s Mystery Series as Hailey Lind

Artifact is a jewel of an adventure, and Jaya Jones is a plucky heroine to treasure.”
AVERY AAMES, nationally bestselling author of A Cheese Shop Mystery series

Artifact has it all…Pandian is an adept storyteller.”
CAMILLE MINICHINO, author of the Periodic Table Mysteries

Artifact is a treasure…a page-turning, suspenseful story.”
PENNY WARNER, author of How to Host a Killer Party