Series: An Accidental Alchemist Mystery (Book 1)
A modern tale of ancient intrigue from a USA Today bestselling author
When Zoe Faust—herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon—begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he needs Zoe's help to decipher a centuries-old text that explains exactly what he is. Zoe, who's trying to put her alchemical life behind her, isn't so sure she can help. But after a murder victim is discovered on her front porch, Zoe realized she's tangled up in ancient intrigue that can't be ignored.
My review: The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian
This is the first book in a new series. It is unique with a alchemist, gargole and teenagers as main characters trying to solve some mysteries. It is a fun, clean cozy murder mystery.
Zoe Faust just moved to Portland, Oregon she has bought a real fixer upper. When she finds some of her boxes opened. She finds a gargoyle hitched a ride from France in her boxes. She is older than she thinks.
Dorian is a three-and-half-foot gargoyle who is alive. But something is going wrong with him. He knows that Zoe was a Alchemist in the past and he has some old alchemist books in Latin he wants help to stay alive. He is a good cook.
Brixton is a teenager who breaks into Zoe's house on a dare. People think her house is haunted. Brixton sees Dorian that he is alive.
The setting is Portland, Oregon. Talks a lot about Portland underground tunnels that make me want to take the tour and explore too.
This is a good start to a series. I would love to read more of Zoe & Dorian. I would love for her to have a romance with Max. I would read it.
I love how it has a lot of real history and people mixed into her story so natural. It made the book so believable.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Midnight Ink. In return I agreed to give honest review of the Accidental Alchemist.