Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quicksand by Gigi Pandian( A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery #3)


“With a world-class puzzle to solve and riveting plot twists to unravel, Quicksand had me on the edge of my seat for the entire book...Don’t miss one of the best new mystery series around!” – Kate Carlisle, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

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.

“Quicksand has all the ingredients I love—intrigue, witty banter, and a twisty mystery that hopscotches across France!” – Sara Rosett, Author of the Ellie Avery Mystery Series and the On the Run Suspense Series

Books in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...


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 academic characters wouldn’t stay out of 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. Gigi’s short fiction has been short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards. Find her online at

My review Quicksand by Gigi Pandian

4 stars

I like Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries. Quicksand does keep up with the other two adventures. The setting wants to make we go and explore Paris, and other places it mentions in the story. Lots of drama, mystery, action & history thrown together to draw you into the action. Plus it is a clean read.

Jaya Jones teaches history at the University for the second year. She has not seen or heard from Lane for five months. The new term has just started and she receives a plane ticket to go to Paris and meet him at a hotel. Jaya has no way to talk to him but to go.

Lane has had to lay low and not contack Jaya. Lane used to be a thief. He has been trying to quit. He was teaching art when Jaya first met him.

When Jaya gets to France and she sees someone holding a sign with her name on and does not trust him so she ignores him and finds her own way to the hotel. Jaya finds when she knocks on the room door that Lane was not expecting her. Someone else sent her the tickets. He is blackmailing Lane and Jaya to rob art at the Louvre.

Lane & Jaya can't even talk alone because there room is bugged and camaras. They are never alone. It is fast paced story.
The settings are Louvre, Mont Saint- Michel that is a fortress with quicksand around it.

Lane & Jaya use their knowledge and skills to stop a thief from stealing a treasure and ruining the church.

I did not want to put the book down. I will look for more books by Gigi Pandian in the future.

I was given Quicksand to read so I could give it a honest review of it.

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