This past weekend at the Left Coast Crime convention in Portland, Oregon, Gigi Pandian’s Pirate Vishnu received the Rose award for Best Novel set in the LCC area. I began reading her novel The Accidental Alchemist, which takes place in Portland and features Dorian, a French gourmet gargoyle. Gigi originally wrote Dorian’s story the year she was diagnosed with cancer. The book reflects the dietary changes she made in her life and includes recipes. Due to her fascination with gargoyles, Gigi created the Gargoyle Girl blog, with images and background information. Although not a leprechaun, Dorian certainly provides magical reading!