Centaur of the Crime (Fantasy and Forensics, Book 1) by Michael Angel

By Michael Angel

"This shrewdpermanent, funny fable springs to lifestyles from web page one..." -- Publisher's Weekly

Dayna Chrissie, the prime Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, enjoys not anything greater than discovering the single clue that could resolve a crime.

The day she reveals a golden medallion on a physique that's been dumped at a downtown building web site, she doesn't imagine a lot approximately it. till that medallion transports her to the paranormal country of Andeluvia. Dayna discovers that she's been summoned to resolve the homicide of the realm's king, ahead of warfare breaks out among Andeluvia and the Centaur Kingdoms.

When the path of facts leads from Andeluvia, again to l. a., Dayna needs to carry all of her forensic ability to undergo so as to remedy the case. the cost of failure? A conflict that would kill thousands and devastate either lands.

Hope she works most sensible stressed.

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Not so fast," Stymy said. "I'm on probation; I have to follow every rule exactly or I'll get my flight feathers pulled. " The bird perused the paper. "You were delivered in the year 1093. " He did a double take. " "I was five years old when delivered," Surprise said. "That's why I was named as I was: Grundy and Rapunzel had almost given up waiting for me in five years, and then suddenly there I was, late but whole. " "I'm not sure of that," the stork said. "According to the rule, age is counted from the moment of delivery forward.

A fluorescent bulb flashed over the office stork's head, the kind that denoted a quirky but effective notion. "I will do better than that. " "All we need is the information," Che said. "I can't tell you," Stymy said. " "Because the fissure closed up and there is no longer a direct route there. " "Good enough," Stifle Stork said. "Go away with them. " "They will doubtless get there," Stifle said. " "I'm not sure about this," Surprise said.

The next tree bore full-grown men and women in scanty costumes that showed too much of their bodies. They hung in pairs of male and female, but were not paying attention to their immediate companions. They were constantly turning in place and eying others of the opposite gender. In fact they were flirting, exchanging secretive smiles and glimpses of flesh. It seemed they preferred any partners but their own. Surprise was disgusted. Where did these folk think they were, Mundania? Xanth wasn't like this.

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