Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday (July 10), Artifact

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Artifact, by Gigi Pandian

From the author's website:

Henery Press has acquired the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series! Artifact will be re-released August 6, 2013.

Historian Jaya Jones discovers the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend from the days of the British Raj. But she’s not the only one on the trail…
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.

Gigi Pandian's writing in Artifact has been favorably compared to that of Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters. Her character Jaya Jones is said to be reminiscent of Peter's Vicky Bliss.

The Vicky Bliss series is one of my favorites!  I am so looking forward to reading this book, based on the glowing recommendations and comparisons here.