The Elusive Elixir

The Elusive Elixir

by Gigi Pandian

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The third book in the Anthony Award-winning Accidental Alchemist Mystery Series by USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian.

An unsolved crime from 1942. A dangerous secret linked to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. And a woman threatening to expose alchemist Zoe Faust's own secrets.

Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone. When he and Zoe Faust discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher.

From Paris, France, to Portland, Oregon, can centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust unlock the Elixir of Life a second time to save her best friend?

Includes recipes!

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

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

"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

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

"Pandian weaves a fascinating story and infuses history along with her recipes into a wonderful concoction that is sure to please!"
–Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162764380
Publisher: Gargoyle Girl Productions
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Series: An Accidental Alchemist Mystery , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 151,372
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. She's the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India, and spent her childhood traveling around the world on their research trips. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden.

Gigi's novels have been described as a cross between Indiana Jones and Agatha Christie. She writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, Quicksand, Michelangelo's Ghost, The Ninja's Illusion, and The Glass Thief), the Accidental Alchemist mysteries (The Accidental Alchemist, The Masquerading Magician, The Elusive Elixir, and The Alchemist's Illusion), and locked-room mystery short stories (many are collected in The Cambodian Curse & Other Stories).

Her debut novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a Best of 2012 Debut by Suspense Magazine, and her mysteries have also been awarded the Anthony, Agatha, Rose, Lefty, and Derringer awards.

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