Friday, June 6, 2014

Help Me Pick a Title for Jaya Jones Book 3!

Would you like to appear in Jaya Jones Book 3 as a tourist at the Louvre in Paris?   

Here's how you can make that happen:

I need a title for Jaya's next adventure in France, coming from Henery Press in March 2015. While I love coming up with twisty-turny puzzle plots, titles often elude me!

Send me your title ideas by July 1, 2014. If your title is selected, you can appear in the novel as a tourist at the Louvre in Paris. (Or you can simply be thanked in the acknowledgements, if you'd prefer.)

You can send me an email at gigi [at], or leave a comment below.

Here's what the book is about:

Jaya's latest quest for a treasure from colonial India takes her to places she's never been—including the wrong side of the law during an art heist!

A clue about the French East India Company sends Jaya from her university in San Francisco to the Louvre in Paris, the quicksand-surrounded castle monastery of Mont Saint-Michel, and the park of fantastical mechanized creatures at Les Machines de L'ile.

To extricate herself from the clutches of a devious con man, Jaya seeks the help of her sort-of boyfriend Lane Peters who's being pulled back into his old life, librarian Tamarind Ortega, her best friend Sanjay Rai (aka The Hindi Houdini), and a 90-year-old stage magician.


  1. Here are some of the great ideas coming in via email:

    The French Caper
    The Paris Caper
    Invented World
    Grand Elephant
    La Machine
    Machine in Motion
    Con the Thief
    Chasing le Voleur
    The Watchful Gargoyle

    Thank you, everyone! Keep 'em coming!

  2. More great title suggestions via email:

    Raj's Ransom
    Peril in Paris
    Je ne sais Con
    French Illusion
    Illusion of Guilt

  3. Replies
    1. Oh, combining all the settings... :)

  4. The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel
    Inquiry at the Louvre
    A Hazardous Heist

  5. Several folks have suggested The French Connection -- I wish it wasn't already such a famous title!

  6. And more punny ones over at Facebook :)
    From Paris with Louvre
    Louvre Letters


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