I'm currently reading An Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian. This book is the first in the Accidental Alchemist Mystery series. I generally don't review books with which I'm unfamiliar on book tours, but I took a chance on this book and am I sure glad I did. I am loving it! Zoe Faust (gotta love the name) has decided to settle down in Portland, Oregon after centuries of traveling. (Yes, Zoe is over 300 years old.) She decides to buy a home, a fixer upper, and perhaps begin to practice alchemy once again. There are many surprises awaiting her-a French gargoyle requesting her alchemical help, a troubled youth, a burglary, an intriguing detective, and a dead contractor on her doorstop.