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April Interviews













4/1 Jennifer Chow, Mimi Lee Gets A Clue
4/8 John Gaspard
4/15 Art Taylor, The Boy Detective & The Summer of '74
4/22 Maggie Toussaint, Seas the Day
4/29 Grace Topping, Staging Wars


Saturday Guest Bloggers
4/4 Sasscer Hill
4/18 Jackie Green


WWK Bloggers:
4/11 Paula Gail Benson
4/25 Kait Carson

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WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, will be released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here on April 29th.


Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian: A review by Warren Bull




The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian: A review by Warren Bull
When herbalist and former alchemist, Zoe Faust, unpacks her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, she notices that someone has gone through her things. Oddly enough, nothing is missing. In fact there is a new item, a three-and-a-half foot tall gargoyle carved so realistically that it almost seems to be alive. She is amazed to find that it is. 
Dorian Robert-Houdin is the creation of the great French magician and alchemistJean-Eugène Robert-Houdin who died in 1871. Dorian has a problem — He is turning to stone. If his past is remarkable, so is Zoe’s. She was born in Massachusetts in 1676. 
Zoe moved to Portland hoping to keep a low profile. She had lived in a trailer constantly on the move to leave no trace of her extraordinary lifespan. The city with the “Keep Portland Weird” motto was full of people reinventing themselves and not likely to ask or answer questions about the past. With respect for the environment, ancient rivers and a tolerance for variety in lifestyles, Portland seemed like a refuge for a woman weary of traveling and staying alone. But a body on her doorstep and a short master chef of French cuisine who used to be a stone figure force her to revise her plans. 
As a native of Portland, the local references added to my enjoyment while reading this delightful supernatural mystery. it is outside my usual reading fare and I thank the friend who suggested it. I recommend The Accidental Alchemist highly for an entertaining light-hearted romp.  

4 comments:

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

I'll add it to my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

KM Rockwood said...

I loved this book, and I have a special place in my list of favorite characters for Dorian.

Sandy Cody said...

This sounds delightful.

Grace Topping said...

This is a terrific book, and Gigi is as nice as she can be. She just won an Agatha award for best short story.