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Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II. ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Signet
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Leigh  Porch
May 06, 2008 Leigh Porch rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cozy mystery lovers, paranormal mystery readers
Shelves: read-mysteries
Although I loved the first in this series and liked the second, I'm starting to get really annoyed with this character. Although almost all female sleuths end up having a near-death experience once they solve the mystery, Abby seems to have a real death wish -- combined with a childish temper and bad attitude toward anyone making any sense. The kicker is that she, of all female sleuths, should know better. After all, she is PSYCHIC. It is still a fun, light read, but I'm finding it increasingly ...more
CJ - let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater
Abby, Abby, Abby - she needs an anger management class and perhaps someone should sit her down and make her read Taming of the Shrew. I have faith that Abby can be redeemed but her attitude is making me wince.

Anyway- The plot centered around a haunting of the house that Abby, Dave and Cat recently bought to fix up. There is a sociopath involved, stolen diamonds from a prominent WW II Jewish family and a very angry evil ghost.

Not too mention Abby is experiencing some serious sexual tension due t
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Yolanda
This was hard for me because I love the series but this one was just so annoying. She was like super sensitive and whiny throughout the book. And not to mention as a psychic obvious clues seemed to go unnoticed. She is supposed to be psychic and it appeared she barely used her abilities when the time and situation called for it. She was more concerned being a big baby in regards to her boyfriend. Who in previous books had no desire to use voice impressions but for some asinine reason he kept say ...more
Julie
A very annoying main character takes this not-bad mystery down a couple of notches. She's so childish I couldn't wish for good things to happen to her.
Liisa
I found "A Vision of Murder" (the third in the Psychic Eye Mystery series) by Victoria Laurie to be enjoyable but not on par with the first two books of the series.

We are once again treated to twists and turns, our favourite characters and this time a ghost with attitude but there was just something amiss about this adventure with Abby Cooper.

There were moments when I literally laughed out loud but I did find this story more predictable than the previous books. Saying that I already have "Kille
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Erin
Third in the series....they are fun, but aren't quite living up to the promise of the first. I have the fourth floating around here someplace.
Drebbles
Psychic Abby Cooper invests in a fixer-upper with her sister, Cat, and handyman Dave. Abby takes a month off from doing psychic readings to fix up her own house and the fixer-upper. Those plans are changed when her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, is shot and she has to nurse him back to health. Abby does work on the fixer-upper whenever she can but work stops when she and Dutch spot the ghost of a beautiful blonde which disappears before their eyes. Abby has already had visions about the hous ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
This series never seems to fail and gets better and better with each book. This one opens up with Abby's boyfriend getting shot in the rear. Abby rushes back to play nursemaid to her boyfriend. Meanwhile Abby, Cat and Dave go into a business to fix up lost cause houses and fix them up and resell them. What the three didn't realize is that Abby's newly bought house has duo ghosts fighting with each other. One is the grandfather and original owner of the house the other is Liza a Austrian woman wh ...more
Danni
Ah, Victoria Laurie. Another Psychic Eye mystery, and another good read.

In this installment of the series, Abby Cooper finds herself (surprise, surprise) in the middle of another murder. This time, however, the murder occurred in the 1940's, and the only reason they know about it is because the house Abby, her sister Cat, and her handyman Dave bought together is haunted. The book centers around the investigation (where Abby lands herself in the hospital, as always) and her psychic 'spidey sense'
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Sarai
Abby Cooper and her crew are back, including FBI boyfriend Dutch, his former police partner Milo, sister Cat, and handyman Dave. When Dave and Cat decide that Abby should go into business with them in real estate, Abby is not so sure she wants to. When Dave manages to find her a cheap fixer-upper to buy, she signs on the dotted line. But when Dave makes a frantic call to Abby insisting the house is haunted, you can bet Abby knows there's gonna be trouble.

In this, the third of the Psychic Eye ser
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Katie
I haven't decided if I will be reading the next book in this series or not. I was disappointed in this book, not that I had huge expectations, but I enjoyed the first two books and expected the same from this one. Abby was really starting to annoy me in this book. She lost her appeal and reality when for the umpteenth time she knowingly went into a dangerous situation out of spite/anger/curiosity/rebellion. I felt like I was on a Ferris wheel going around and around. Dangerous situation, her rad ...more
Kim Bishop
Abby's story continues after her dealings with the mob from the last book, Better Read than Dead, with her taking a much needed break from her psychic business after reluctantly listening to her "guides" about clearing her calendar for the month of January. Abby is packing her bags from a short holiday stay with her sister Cat, anxious to get on the road with her man Dutch on a much anticipated getaway, where they both hope to FINALLY consummate their relationship. Just as she's ready to leave, ...more
Jenn
Not a bad mystery, however, I am getting annoyed with Abby. In this book she regressed into a whiny teenager, not taking any advice from anyone. She was mean to others a lot in this one, instead of the put-upon sister/girlfriend/friend, she came off as a mean girl who does things just to spite others. I will give the next book a shot as I already have it, but unless this character begins to grow and blossom, that could be it.
Erin
I hated this book! Thank God I didn't pay for it. I couldn't even finish it. I got so tired of negative, unintelligent, whiny Abby. Personally, I think the author shows a lot of her own personality in her writing and she is an incredibly small minded, negative, angry person. She is one of those typical self-hating whites who is so filled with hatred for people, especially those with money. She could use some serious therapy!
Nicole
meh. Im starting to really dislike Abby and I really really dont like her boyfriend Dutch. with each book in the series they are always arguing and it seems like its not a good relationship. The story lines are pretty decent, but the main characters annoying qualities seem to distract from them
Alicia
Another great one from Laurie. Abby, Dave and her sister are now into buying fixer upper houses and flipping them. They purchase one that is haunted. Dave refuses to even step foot inside after the first time he was there and all of his equipment is flying around and attacking him. Abby sets out to solve the mystery so that the spirits in the house will go to their final resting place. She ends up in the sights of a madman who has killed and is looking for a secret treasure that was in the house ...more
Thenia
Well that was frustrating!

There are a few things that bothered me about Abby since the first book, her obstinacy that she can do everything on her own and her sometimes immature reactions being the more annoying ones, and in this book they were over the top for me.

She has an interesting ability and perhaps it is in part one of the reasons for her carelessness.



She is out of her depth in this part of her story in more ways than one - she encounters ghosts, something her ability is not equipped to
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Christina T
Synopsis: Professional psychic Abby Cooper is planning to fix up an old house and make a killing in the real estate market--until she encounters a killing of another kind....
This Old Haunted House
When Abby gets roped into investing in a fixer-upper, she has no idea she'll go from real estate mogul to real-life ghostbuster. After the deal is closed, phantom inhabitants of the house replay a violent night from long ago that ended in the murder of a beautiful blonde. The only way to evict the house
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Jen Hill
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Elizabeth
Psychic Abby Cooper invests in a fixer-upper with her sister, Cat, and handyman Dave. Abby takes a month off from doing psychic readings to fix up her own house and the fixer-upper.

Those plans are changed when her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, is shot and she has to nurse him back to health. Abby does work on the fixer-upper whenever she can but work stops when she and Dutch spot the ghost of a beautiful blonde which disappears before their eyes.

Abby has already had visions about the hous
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Okie
For those readers looking for a little good, clean, light-hearted fun, this series has it. There is no romance to speak of in this series so far, though we do see some relatively chaste hints every now and again from Abby and Dutch. On the negative side, I find myself wondering what in heaven's name Abby is thinking, dumping on a great guy like Dutch. Either the author needs to tame her attitude, or she needs to give us a reason to mistrust Dutch. This shrew-like attitude just doesn't fit Abby, ...more
Barbara
Really, really enjoying this series. I so enjoyed the Ghost Hunter series, which I came across first, I was a bit leery about this series. Would it be as good? Would I enjoy characters?

Well, the worry was for nothing - I am bonded to the characters and enjoying the psychic mysteries very much. The Ghost Hunter character, M.J. Holliday makes an appeaser in this book too.

Abby and Dutch are a great couple. Abby is the psychic, while Dutch is her FBI boyfriend. I wish Abby could just relax a littl
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Jemma Gutierrez
Ughh!! Abby, Abby. She's a really feisty heroine. Sometimes i want to slap some sense into her! She can't admit she's wrong and she has some real issue telling Dutch it's hard being her gf when she throws a FIT everytime Dutch says something she doesn't want to hear. It's like living with a spoiled freaking brat!!! GOSH!! The only saving grace that made me finished this book is the whole concept and mystery thing intrigues me. Abby is smart sure, but as for the whole girlfriend department, she S ...more
Angela
I decided to get it over and done with, so I wouldn't find it months later, after I'd forgotten why I stopped reading it, and started re-reading it to refresh my memory. Glad I did, because so much hate.

I can't even put into words how much I hate this book. Despite warning after warning, and being stalked, Abby still takes off on her own. I wish SO MUCH she had been killed, and it would've been a fitting end to this crapfest of a book. The first two books were meh, nothing special, but then this
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♥Jamie
Victoria Laurie has given us another great read with A Vision of Murder. The novel went a little more into the paranormal world, but it was very entertaining.

Summary:
Professional psychic Abby Cooper is being talked into a business partnership with her sister Cat and handyman Dave. They want to buy a fixer-upper property that they can spruce up and then sell for profit. Abby gives in and Her and her partners purchase a house that needs a lot of work. While Abby nurses her FBI agent boyfriend bac
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Steph
A Vision of Murder is the 3rd book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series. This edition centers around a haunted house that Abby, her sister Cat and Dave purchased. The story has some funny moments since Abby's scared of ghosts, Dave refuses to enter the house and Cat just wants to make money. There's some serious sexual tension happenin' between Abby and Dutch when he doesn't "listen to Abby's reading" (view spoiler)

We get to see a bit more of Theresa
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Jadaloves
I’m all in when it comes to the Psychic Eye series of Abby Cooper. So far I have loved everyone of these books as they have all kept me on the edge of my seat. A Vision of Murder is a small break from Abby’s usual adventures in that is involves other supernatural elements besides Abby’s intuitiveness. This book takes us into the lives of long dead occupants of a run down house. When Abby’s handyman is run out of their investment property, claiming that something chucked his drill at him, Abby an ...more
Amy
Should you read this book?
Answer: Heck Yes!

Here's why:

The third time really is the charm! Victoria Laurie keeps the storyline fresh with this installment as she introduces ghosts (which allows her to write a spin-off Ghost Hunter series with M.J. Holliday, a spiritual medium). Abby, her sister Cat, and her handy-man Dave go into business together purchasing fixer-upper houses. The first house they buy together has a resident ghost. This installment follows Abby and Dutch as they try to piece t
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Joanne
This is the third book in the Abby Cooper Psychic Eye Mystery series that I have read and I am completely hooked on them! I would really suggest that one read them in order, though, so as to get the most out of them.

A reluctant Abby has been persuaded by her handyman, Dave, and her sister, Cat, to invest in a fixer-upper home and sell it for a profit. When Dave begins working on the house on the very day Abby closed on it though, she receives a frantic phone call from him and arrives on the sce
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Ana T.
Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.

Well and I just couldn't resist starting the next book in the series. This book however introduces some themes I'm not as interested in, namely ghosts and some other psychic incidents, but despi
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books and counting. Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and a Y/A thriller, When (Formerly titled Death Date), to be released in early January of 2015.

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