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In The Accidental Alchemist, Zoe Faust, born in 1676 and perpetually 28-years-old, can transform homegrown herbs and veggies into vegan soups and smoothies to die for—an interest that makes her fresh start in Portland, Oregon seem the perfect plan. That is, until she unpacks a crate with a stowaway—the living gargoyle and gourmet French chef Dorian Robert-Houdin—and finds her hope of a fresh start squashed.
Dorian’s appearance is no accident. He needs her help to decipher an ancient text that brought him to life—or he will return to stone forever. An already impossible task is further complicated by the intrusion of fourteen-year-old hoodlum Brixton and the surprise visit of Detective Max Liu. Toss in a dead body on her doorstep and the theft of Dorian’s book, and Zoe’s first day in Portland is already a recipe for disaster. Now the only way to remedy the increasingly dire situation depends on Zoe’s ability to recall the alchemy of her past.
Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series. A cancer diagnosis in her 30s taught her two important life lessons: healing foods can taste amazing, and life’s too short to waste a single moment. Therefore, she writes her mysteries while drinking delectable green smoothies and eating decadent home-cooked meals.
From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue