venerdì 20 gennaio 2017

Review & Giveaway: Elusive Elixir by Gigi Pandian

Gigi Pandian

on Tour January 9-20 with

The Elusive Elixir

(mystery / paranormal mystery) Release date: January 8, 2017 at Midnight Ink ISBN: 978-0738742366 336 pages


Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it’s up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course. With an ailing friend desperately trying to discover his own elixir of life and a new romantic interest offering the first chance at love she’s had in nearly a century, Zoe is torn between a dangerous form of alchemy and her desire for a safer life.

My Review

I have read the first two books of this series and I couldn't wait to read the third episode. Lovable and funny characters, an intriguing storyline, interesting elements of alchemy and really fascinating setting: it was a very enjoyable read.
Zoe absolutely must save her friend Dorian, is a gargoyle that threatens to turn into stone without losing its vital functions. To do this she is to go back to Paris, the city she left in 1942 and in which she had lived peacefully for many years. Unfortunately a lady remembers her, recognizes her and thinks that she is a witch: how can it be the same after many years? Zoe tries to convince her that that woman was her grandmother but she doesn't believe her. Indeed she thinks Zoe is a killer, had killed her co-worker. Zoe must fight to save her friend, uncover the truth and protect her privacy.
It 's a very engaging story, once you start it's really hard to put it down.
You can be read as a standalone but for a greater liking of the story suggest you read the series in order.
Highly recommended for those who love the cozy mystery, alchemy and Paris.


Gigi Pandian USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives outside San Francisco with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Gigi’s fiction has been awarded the Malice Domestic Grant and Lefty Awards, and been nominated for Macavity and Agatha Awards. Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter Subscribe to her newsletter Visit her Gargoyle photography blog: Pre-order the book: Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Midnight Ink


You can enter the global giveaway here or on any other book blogs participating in this tour. Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook, they are listed in the entry form below.

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Visit each blogger on the tour: tweeting about the giveaway everyday of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time! [just follow the directions on the entry-form] Global giveaway open to all: 1 winner of a Grand prize: the first two books in the series (The Accidental Alchemist and The Masquerading Magician) plus a set of gorgeous 7 book-themed recipe cards




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