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Gigi Pandian

Autor(a) de The Accidental Alchemist

24+ Works 1,376 Membros 174 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Obras de Gigi Pandian

Associated Works

Other People's Baggage (2012) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Midnight Hour (2021) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey (2014) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (2016) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1975
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Ocupação
author
Organizações
Crime Writers of Color (cofounder)
Agente
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Membros

Resenhas

This book was like Laura Croft, Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones...with a dash of sarcasm and attitude! Jaya Jones brings her brains and her stilettos (to make up for her petite stature) to an international quest to discover why her Ex sent her a valuable artifact, and to redefine the word Ex. Clear your schedule to read ARTIFACT, because it takes time to find a missing treasure (and like all missing treasures, it's worth the wait)!
 
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DianeVallere | outras 16 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
I loved reading this. The mystery has as many twists and turns as in a funhouse. Maybe more as you never know where there will be a sleight of hand. :)
 
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whybehave2002 | outras 11 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
A Midnight Puzzle is the third book in the Secret Staircase Mysteries series by Gigi Pandian. Tempest Raj, magician, is working for her father’s construction company Secret Staircase Construction. They are being threatened with a law suit by a past client for a fall that left his wife in a coma and which he claims was the result of shoddy work by the company. He is found murdered by what appears to be a magician’s trick at the same theatre where both Tempest’s aunt and mother were murdered year’s earlier.Then two more people are injured including Nicodemus, Tempest’s mentor, followed by another murder. Rumours abound about a ghostly presence responsible but Tempest is sure that it must be another magician behind not only these present day murders but those of her aunt and mother and is determined to discover who’s responsible despite the very real danger.

This was a fun cozy mystery with an intriguing mystery, and some interesting and mostly likeable characters. The murders of Tempest’s mom and aunt which have been a major part of Tempest's back story are finally resolved here but the story ends with a hint of future mysteries for Tempest to solve with the aid of family and friends and, always, a bit of magical sleight-hand. And, if that’s not enough to entice you to check it out, there are also some simple vegan Indian recipes for dosa and mango ice cream at the end to tempt you.

Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | outras 11 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |
fiction/mystery (3rd in series, should definitely be read in order) - featuring 26-y.o. Scottish-Indian ex-magician Tempest Raj, set in a town on the east side of the San Francisco Bay area,, with tasty vegan/vegetarian recipes for quick dosa and chocolate almond spread, plus mango ice cream😋

We finally find out who killed Tempest's mom and aunt, and what Moriarty's whole deal is, though there is still room for Tempest to continue sleuthing if she wishes (or if, for some reason, the police keep naming her family members as prime suspects in local murder cases).

the first book in the series is my fave but I liked the conclusion, and I would definitely read more from this author.

april 2024 bingo challenge: includes a prologue (not named as such, but it precedes Chapter 1 and sets up the tensions of the story)
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reader1009 | outras 11 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |

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Obras
24
Also by
5
Membros
1,376
Popularidade
#18,685
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
174
ISBNs
99
Favorito
2

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