Centaur of the Crime: Book One of 'Fantasy and Forensics' by Michael Angel

Book 1 in the Fantasy & Forensics series

C.S. Lewis meets CSI when Dayna Chrissie, Crime Scene Analyst with the LAPD, is magically summoned to the land of Andeluvia!

Dayna discovers that she's been summoned to solve the murder of the realm's king before war breaks out between Andeluvia and the Centaur Realm. But no one wants peace when war offers chances for riches and glory. So Dayna ends up with a team of cast-offs: a centaur wizard with father issues, a brash griffin warrior, and the world's unluckiest magical deer.

When the trail of evidence brings Dayna and her new friends back from Andeluvia to Los Angeles, she must use all of her forensic knowledge in order to solve the case.

The price of failure? A war that will kill millions and devastate Andeluvia.

Hope she works best under pressure.

“This clever, humorous fantasy springs to life from page one with crisp description, punchy writing, and a likeable heroine in Los Angeles crime scene investigator Dayna Chrissie…Dayna is pulled from contemporary hard-boiled-detective scenes in contemporary L.A. to the Middle Ages, where she is promptly delivered to a centaur named Galen to assist in solving the murder of King Benedict…The story is then firmly planted as a fish-out-of-water tale in which contemporary and medieval worlds meet – and the mystery exists in both.” — Publisher's Weekly