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Ashes of Aries (Elizabeth Chase #5)

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When Matthew Fielding, the four-year-old son of a San Diego telecommunications mogul, turns up missing, the psychic skills of P.I. Elizabeth Chase are requested. The stakes are raised soon after Elizabeth begins her investigation when a wildfire breaks out in Rancho Santa Fe, the secluded community where Matthew and his family-and Elizabeth's own parents-live. Aided and ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 18th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2001)
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Nov 10, 2013 Cat. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
It's kind of fun to watch a writer develop her craft over several books. You can see Lawrence trying out some concepts here, stretching herself. It's not always successful, but it keeps the story from stagnating.

So, Elizabeth is still dealing with her fiance's death here. She is getting some training from her shaman friend, someone who is helping her be less willy-nilly in her attention to her psychic abilities. Unfortunately, her willy-nilly-ness mostly takes over at some key moments in this s
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Jan 03, 2012 Louise Armstrong rated it really liked it
I wish I could have written these books! I like the PI having a happy, supportive family, and I like the realism of the way her psychic powers work and I like the California background. Oh, and I seriously like Sequoia.

What I noticed was the level of details - it doens't slow down the story at all, but the descriptions are clear so that you always know where you are and what's happening, even when she's telling you about Shaman archery lessons:

"I looked at the bull's-eye. The very centre was dee
Jul 02, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
... another great Elizabeth Chase - psychic PI - mystery! I loved every book in this series. Now I'm sad that this was the last Elizabeth Chase book...

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Jan 28, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the plot and how it was developed by the author. here descriptions bring you right into the story and your imagination is almost in overload with the description of the setting , there were so many persons I thought could have been the person and was somewhat surprised to find out at the end of the story another person was the culprit. This is my first book by the author (it was given to me by a friend) and I am looking forward to reading others by her.
Oct 14, 2014 Claire rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Even though I'm late to start, I really enjoyed this book. I had an inclination to whom the killer was, yet this novel still had me doubting my conviction. It actually got me mad at some characters; in the end, I was very satisfied with the ending, especially since it was so touching. The whole spiritual path was refreshing, as a lot of writers are too afraid to attempt it. Martha c. Lawrence was good enough to make it realistic as possible, something that I applaud her greatly for.
Marion Kipiani
Dec 12, 2015 Marion Kipiani rated it really liked it
The fifth (and, sadly) at this point last part of the mystery series on psychic detective Elizabeth Chase is all about murderous fires. Suspense with a good dose of introspection: "You chose that predicament. You set it up to learn the lesson of using the power around you." What can I say to something that seems to hit close to home often? :)
Dec 19, 2014 Judym rated it really liked it
This is a very enjoyable mystery series. Unfortunately, there are only five books in this series and I have read them all.
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Sep 15, 2013 Cat Zornes rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book like the others in the series, but I think she stopped writing and became a private investigator!!! Boooooo...hooooo...
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This was such a good series. Such a bummer that it ended with 5 books.
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Martha C. Lawrence has worked as a book editor, a professional astrologer, and a business writer. She is the creator of 'Dr. Elizabeth Chase', P.I. and parapsychologist in San Diego, California.
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