The Elusive Elixir

The Elusive Elixir

An Accidental Alchemist Mystery

Book - 2017
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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.


"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

Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota :, Midnight Ink,, ©2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780738742366
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PAN
Characteristics: 302 pages ; 21 cm


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