A modern tale of ancient intrigue from a USA Today bestselling author
When Zoe Faust—herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon—begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he needs Zoe's help to decipher a centuries-old text that explains exactly what he is. Zoe, who's trying to put her alchemical life behind her, isn't so sure she can help. But after a murder victim is discovered on her front porch, Zoe realized she's tangled up in ancient intrigue that can't be ignored.
"A magical, whimsical cozy that will delight readers who enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Weber mysteries!" –Avery Aames, aka Daryl Wood Gerber
"Take one centuries-old alchemist, add an intriguing murder mystery, mix in a few tips for French cooking, add a dash of herbal brews and a little history of alchemy, and The Accidental Alchemist is a recipe for a great read." – Juliet Blackwell