Gigi Pandian presents The Elusive Elixir

Gigi Pandian, author of the mystery The Elusive Elixir, will be joined by Portland authors Cindy Brown and Lisa Alber.


In Gigi Pandian's The Elusive Elixir, 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.

From Multnomah Village mystery writer Cindy Brown comes her third Ivy Meadows novel, Oliver Twisted.

Orphans. Thieves. Murder. And an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!

When Ivy Meadows lands a gig with the book-themed cruise line Get Lit!, she thinks she’s died and gone to Broadway. Not only has she snagged a starring role in a musical production of Oliver Twist, she’s making bank helping her PI uncle investigate a string of onboard thefts, all while sailing to Hawaii on the S.S. David Copperfield.

But Ivy is cruising for disaster. Her acting contract somehow skipped the part about aerial dancing forty feet above the stage, her uncle Bob is seriously sidetracked by a suspicious blonde, and—oh yeah—there’s a corpse in her closet.

Forget catching crooks. Ivy’s going to have a Dickens of a time just surviving.

Whispers in the Mist is the second County Clare Mystery from Portland author Lisa Alber.

In Lisfenora, Ireland, a strange fog has rolled in off the Atlantic. Along with the fog comes tales of Grey Man, a predatory faery of local lore who snatches innocent souls into his deadly gloom.

When a teenage boy dies in Detective Sergeant Danny Ahern’s arms, Danny finds himself pursuing his own grey man, a killer who becomes more elusive the closer Danny gets to the truth. A mute woman may be the key to solving the murder and helping Danny heal his own broken life, but first she must unlock the memories from her past.

Part psychological suspense, part mystery, this haunting tale of family secrets and broken love won’t let you go until the final twist.

Event date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
The Elusive Elixir Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780738742366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Midnight Ink - January 8th, 2017

Oliver Twisted Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781635110418
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henery Press - April 25th, 2016

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Whispers in the Mist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780738748962
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Midnight Ink - August 8th, 2016