The staff of Mysterious Galaxy are losing their lease for their Balboa Avenue storefront, and will need to move in 60 days. It is with heavy hearts that we share that unless a new buyer and new location are found immediately, Mysterious Galaxy will be forced to close its doors. Read more...
This is book number 1 in the Accidental Alchemist Mystery series.
From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue
Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can't help but notice she's picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle--not to mention a master of French cuisine--and he needs Zoe's expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who's trying to put her old life behind her, isn't so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past . . . until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice.Includes recipes Praise:
A 2016 Lefty Award winner for Best LCC Regional Mystery
"This reviewer is eagerly anticipating more from this series, and a return of a cast more fun than an episode of Portlandia."--RT BOOK REVIEWS 1/2
"Pandian . . . launches a supernatural cozy series that hits high marks for a modern twist on an ancient practice. Amusing supporting characters and historical details solidify this engaging mystery."--LIBRARY JOURNAL
" A] lighthearted supernatural mystery . . . Pandian sets this series apart from other fluffy paranormal mysteries with Zoe's cute nonhuman sidekick and some mouthwatering vegan recipes."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"A whimsical and charming supernatural mystery."--MYSTERY SCENE
"What really makes this book stand out, however, is the originality . . . Pandian has managed to create an eccentric and charming cast of characters readers are going to want to spend more time with."--RT BOOK REVIEWS ONLINE
"The Accidental Alchemist is a recipe for a great read. Gigi Pandian's pen never disappoints."--JULIET BLACKWELL, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WITCHCRAFT MYSTERY SERIES
"Mysterious, captivating, and infused with the rich history of the Northwest . . . fantastic."--PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW
"A magical, whimsical cozy that will delight readers who enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Weber mysteries " --AVERY AAMES, AKA DARYL WOOD GERBER, AUTHOR OF THE CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES
"Zoe and Dorian are my new favorite amateur-sleuth duo " --VICTORIA LAURIE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR"Readers won't want to put this book down."--Vegetarian Journal