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November Interview Schedule: 11/7 Lane Stone, 11/14 Maggie Toussaint, 11/21, Joana Garcia (Rescheduled for 1/23/19)


Saturday Guest Bloggers: 11/3 Barbara Ross
WWK Satuday Bloggers: 11/10 Margaret S. Hamilton, 11/17 Kait Carson

Starting on Thanksgiving Day, 11/22, WWK presents original holiday offerings until New Year's Day. 11/22 Warren Bull, 11/29 Annette Dashofy, 12/6 KM Rockwood, 12/13 E. B. Davis, 12/20 Paula Gail Benson, & 12/27 Linda Rodriguez. We will resume our regular blogging schedule on 1/2/19. Please join us!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Grace Topping signed a three-book contract with Henery Press for her Laura Bishop Home Staging series. Congratulations, Grace!

KM Rockwood's new short story, "Map to Oblivion," has been included the anthology Shhhh...Murder! edited by Andrew MacRae and published by Darkhouse Books. It was released on Sept. 12.

Warren Bull also has a story in Shhh...Murder! Look for "Elsinore Noir," Warren's short story, in this anthology.

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Shari Randall's third Lobster Shack Mystery, Drawn and Buttered, will be available February 26, 2019.

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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 Turkevich 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.