#BlogTour #Review ~ Michaelangelo’s Ghost by Gigi Pandian


A lost work of art linking India to the Italian Renaissance. A killer hiding behind a centuries-old ghost story. And a hidden treasure in Italy’s macabre sculpture garden known as the Park of Monsters… Can treasure-hunting historian Jaya Jones unmask a killer ghost?

Filled with the unexpected twists, vivid historical details, and cross-cultural connections Pandian is known for, Michelangelo’s Ghost is the most fast-paced and spellbinding Jaya Jones novel to date.

When Jaya’s old professor dies under eerie circumstances shortly after discovering manuscripts that point to a treasure in Italy’s Park of Monsters, Jaya and her brother pick up the trail. From San Francisco to the heart of Italy, Jaya is haunted by a ghost story inexorably linked to the masterpieces of a long-dead artist and the deeds of a modern-day murderer. Untrustworthy colleagues, disappearing boyfriends, and old enemies—who can Jaya trust when the ghost wails?


Praise for Gigi Pandian’s Jaya Jones Mysteries:

“Charming characters, a hint of romantic conflict, and just the right amount of danger will garner more fans for this cozy series.” – Publishers Weekly on Quicksand

“Pandian’s sprightly prose celebrates the pleasures of Italian painting, food, and landscape. The light touch, swift pace, and verve maintained throughout the novel disguise the deeper thought and scholarship underpinning the story, which like the stage props of a conjurer, make the magic happen.”– Linda Lappin, Author of Signatures in Stone: A Bomarzo Mystery

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About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. She spent her childhood being dragged around the world, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 by Suspense Magazine. Her fiction has been awarded the Lefty Award and short-listed for Macavity and Agatha Awards. Sign up for her email newsletter  Here

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My Review

This was my first encounter into the mysterious world created by Pandian, perhaps I should have started at the beginning considering this is the fourth in the Jaya Jones treasure hunt series. 

I went way out of my comfort zone to read/review this book, the cover almost spoke to me and it’s blurb reminded me of ‘Nancy Drew’ combined with the ‘Famous Five’ going on a mystery adventure.

It was easy to read, moved at a steady pace, great if you like the historical and travel references. Basically a story involving a girl ‘JJ’ and her brother following some clues to locate some missing art pieces. Add in a few ghostly goings on .. is JJ’s life in danger, who can she trust etc……

As a quick read and something a little different I quite enjoyed this but have to honestly say with my huge ‘TBR’ I doubt I will be reading any of the others in the series. But I’m sure there are many cosy mystery fans who would love this.

Many thanks to the author, publisher, Netgalley and iRead Book Tours for the ARC stars-3-0._V192197091_


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2 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review ~ Michaelangelo’s Ghost by Gigi Pandian

  1. Because I like mysteries with good twists and turns and I think this series has it.

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