The Elusive Elixir (Accidental Alchemist Mystery #3) (Paperback)

By Gigi Pandian

Midnight Ink, 9780738742366, 312pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2017

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Description

Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course. With an ailing friend desperately trying to discover his own Elixir of Life and a new romantic interest offering the first chance at love she's had in nearly a century, Zoe is torn between a dangerous form of alchemy and her desire for a normal life.

Praise:

"Pandian's imaginative third Accidental Alchemist mystery . . . will please those who like their cozies filled with magic."--Publishers Weekly

"The unbelievable premise is no problem given the inventive powers of Pandian."--Kirkus Reviews

"Pandian writes fun, light-hearted mysteries and is an expert at developing sympathetic characters, both major and minor."--Bustle

"A quirky, incredible series . . . The characters are immensely unique and the writing is A+, so you won't want to miss a word."--Suspense Magazine



About the Author

USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning 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 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, Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories.