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  • The Alchemist of Monsters and Mayhem

  • Accidental Alchemist Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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The Alchemist of Monsters and Mayhem

By: Gigi Pandian
Narrated by: Julia Motyka
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Murder in a conservatory of carnivorous plants. Bewitching topiary terrors. A sabotaged tea shop. Can Zoe untangle the truth before someone close to her takes the blame?

Alchemist Zoe Faust is no stranger to magical mayhem, but when her boyfriend's new tea shop is vandalized and his special tea blends stolen, she plunges into a baffling mystery to save him. The clues lead Zoe and her gargoyle sidekick Dorian to an eerie mansion high in the Portland hills, filled with creeping carnivorous plants and enigmatic topiary monsters.

When they stumble across a corpse in the conservatory that appears to have been killed by sinister shrubbery, an estranged member of the family is implicated in the murder. Can Zoe use her alchemical skills to catch the real killer while navigating crafty alchemists and killer plants?

The seventh installment in the multi-award-winning Accidental Alchemist Mystery series finds Zoe and Dorian battling carnivorous plants and a killer hiding in the wicked weeds of this closed circle whodunit. Full of laugh-out-loud humor and spine-tingling fantasy elements, this lighthearted mystery will leave listeners racing through the conservatory’s vines to the end of this killer story.

Buy The Alchemist of Monsters and Mayhem to unearth the secrets of the conservatory today!

©2023 Gigi Pandian (P)2023 Audible, Inc.

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Such a wonderful story for the series

I am really loving how the relations between each character are evolving.
And the narrator is just perfect!
I will be looking forward for your upcoming book!

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  • C. Woods
  • 11-11-2023

I love the series but this one not as much.

I’m just not a tea fanatic. And the number of times someone said, “I’ll make tea,” was ridiculous.

Overall, the plot twists and turns were good, but I missed Brixton in this one.

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  • Vallie Pringle
  • 21-02-2024

I just love Dorian's little gray cells

I love how GG'S Story has such a lovable cast of characters. She never disappoint

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  • Aubrey Mitra
  • 18-02-2024

Amazing characters and so much more.

the ease of story line in complete series is perfect! Keeps you on your senses of each mystery.

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  • Mello
  • 16-02-2024

Wonderful

Fantastic as all of thr previous books in the series. I've always been a tea drinker, preferring it over coffee and the focus and detailed history of tea was a sheer delight!!

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  • Chris
  • 14-02-2024

Tired

Same story, same characters. , nothing new. Little less talk about being a vegan though, which was a welcome change. This will be the last I try and read. Yawn…..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-2024

Tea

Every other word in this story is about Tea being brewed, drank and the topic of the book. It is way too much tea for my taste

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  • Athena Men
  • 09-02-2024

I love Gigi pandan’s books!

I love Gigi Pandan’s books. This series is great, cozy, funny and enjoyable. I’m excited to read more in the future. Voice actor did great.

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  • WLeanda
  • 04-02-2024

Another fun story laced with alchemy.

If you have truly studied alchemy you would discover its presence everywhere in this book. It does not need to be spelled out step by step. The author does a wonderful job lacing alchemy through this book. Well done.

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  • D
  • 15-01-2024

all alchemist books from JiJi

I have them all and I love them all. Zoe and the rest of the crew have become my family. I listen to them over and over and miss Motyka is an amazing narrator who makes me feel like she is my family too.

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  • NienBean
  • 10-01-2024

Wonderful creativity and characters as always

The story kept me interested and guessing, great threads and red herrings, great humour and gentle moments. I also love how Gigi’s characters don’t get stale, and she doesn’t rely on “filling in” sequel titles with repetitions of content as some authors do. Each of the Alchemist books are fantastic and wholesome stories, and of course I simply adore Dorian :-) Highly recommend **all** of Gigi’s books.

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  • JC Webb
  • 14-12-2023

It’s a really good series but…

The series is great. Very different from other books I go through so a nice breather from other genres and great fun to sink into. However, once again the author seems to like to remind her readers every chapter of things we already know about. You’d think by this far in, we don’t need to be reminded that Dorian is a living Gargoyle. It’s not the worst but every chapter seems to be “by the way, if you didn’t know, I’m 300 years old” a fun book for sure, not the best of the series. Max’s detective skills are on existent in this book, which is a shame.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-2023

The joy continues.

By joy I mean the happiness I feel listening to Julia Motyka narrate this series. I love characters, the mysteries and the warmth in the storytelling.
Thank you for this.

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  • Goldengirl10
  • 11-02-2024

Lost its magic

I couldn't finish this book which is a shame as the other books in the series I thoroughly enjoyed. Lost its magic. Missed the kids.

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  • Martha
  • 11-01-2024

naration

I absolutely love the whole series of books and Julia Motyka reads them all brilliantly.

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  • J Baxter
  • 04-01-2024

Another charming story

Great storytelling again from Gigi Pandian and beautifully narrated once again. This series of books are a joy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-2023

Starting to loose the magic

Like the characters and wanted to love this one as well as the earlier stories. But sorry to say, this didn’t live to my expectations. Too much repetition and the story doesn’t really deliver

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  • Ash
  • 02-12-2023

Love this series.

I’ve listened to the whole series and love the characters and the overall themes plus the recipes ! Note: do not listen when hungry!

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  • Jojo loebig
  • 25-11-2023

great fun

I love this series! I didn't guess the mystery at all and was hooked to the end waiting to find out who did it.
I missed Brixton, Veronica and Ethan though :(

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  • Queen of Serenity.
  • 25-11-2023

Fact and fiction perfectly blended.

After listening to the other books in the series, you get used to the characters and their voices, mannerisms, and personalities. Getting totally immersed in their lives and experiences is like you could be living your life with them whilst listening. Very entertaining and enjoyable. I’ve listened to these so many time that I can’t wait for the next instalment. Only one problem, Nicolas has change accents in this book to semi British, German with a touch of Russian…….. Keep up the good work Gigi, these stories and made me smile during my darkest days and for that I thank you. I’m now going to put the kettle on for a cup of Yorkshire Tea. X

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-2023

Simply Wonderful!!

Thank you Gigi, your writing in this series is simply wonderful!! It was a delight to see number 8 to be available to listen to and have devoured it far too quickly. I love the detail underpinning this series, especially enjoyed getting to know everyone more fully in this book. I am excited for number 9!!

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