Gigi Pandian


Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. The child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India, she spent her childhood being dragged around the world on their research trips and now lives outside San Francisco with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden.

Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries, the Accidental Alchemist Mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Gigi’s debut novel, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine, and her later fiction has received the Agatha, Lefty, Rose, and Derringer Awards.

Gigi’s latest Accidental Alchemist novel, The Alchemist’s Illusion, is nominated for the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award, to be given out at the Edgar Awards ceremony.