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A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery #3)

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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.  
Mass Market Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Signet
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Leigh
Apr 25, 2008 Leigh rated it liked it
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 - It's only a Paper Moon
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
Dec 12, 2009 Yolanda rated it it was ok
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
Anastasia
Mar 07, 2016 Anastasia rated it it was amazing
A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie is the 3rd book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series. Psychic intuitive Abby Cooper buys an investment property with her sister Cat and handyman Dave only to find it inhabited by an evil spirit and the ghost of a murdered woman. A terrific, well-written addition to the series where the author does a great job in educating us in the paranormal. Fun characters and a very entertaining read
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
Oct 18, 2009 Erin rated it did not like it
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!
Erin
Apr 27, 2008 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-series
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.
Ravenna Young
Sep 09, 2015 Ravenna Young rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
I love this series. Such a fun well-written story--psychic romance suspense and I am in! Moving on to the next because I need to see how this plays out...I feel an addiction coming on.
Drebbles
Jun 29, 2010 Drebbles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
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
Kathy
Sep 15, 2016 Kathy rated it it was ok
3 stars to the story. Abby, Cat and Dave go in together to buy a flip property. Unfortunately, the house is haunted by a vicious poltergeist. That sends Abby, Dutch and Milo on a mission to solve what happened in the house so they can send the spirit to the other side. It was an interesting puzzle.

1 star to Abby for doing what I hate most in these types of books. She repeatedly goes off on her own, gets attacked/injured then flips out when Dutch tells her she needs to stick with him. "Don't forc
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D.C. Menard
Jun 15, 2011 D.C. Menard rated it really liked it
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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Paula Ratcliffe
Mar 28, 2011 Paula Ratcliffe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
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
Glen
Oct 22, 2015 Glen rated it liked it
I'm sorry Abby, but I think your spirit guides were wrong about Dutch. Or maybe they meant him to be a shorter term fling. After 3 books, Dutch made Abby breakfast. Once. It was the least he could do. I don't like him. He's like a big baby, full of needs, mostly taking, rarely giving. I don't care how hot he is, Abby could do much better. I imagine him smelling like a couch after watching a football game.

There was a lot of Dutch in this book. At one point I got so frustrated with him that I read
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Katie
Sep 24, 2012 Katie rated it it was ok
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
Jenn
Jun 15, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it
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.
Bianca Andriese
Feb 14, 2016 Bianca Andriese rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: cozy-mystery
My 1st Psychic Eye Mystery from Victoria Laurie... I enjoyed it. Although at times the main character Abby Cooper is just annoying. I mean how many times is she going off acting like a "one-woman-hero" and then getting herself into mega trouble. At times it's just too much. I hope the following books are more rational.
Nicole
Jun 17, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it
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
herdys
Oct 26, 2014 herdys rated it liked it
Los misterios siguen siento interesantes y el romance va avanzando poco a poco. No es una serie groundbreaking pero me entretiene y eso es suficiente para mi! ;)
M.L.
Feb 07, 2017 M.L. rated it did not like it
I'm done. She gets attacked again. Ugh, like I mentioned on my previous review, I can't believe that a person can get attacked three time in the course of a few months span. Like yeah, life choices people. To be honest, I only got to like chapter six, I think, or whatever chapter she gets attacked on. It was so stupid. Oh, my spider sense are telling me not to go in but I was angry so I stormed in and got attacked. What?! Like, you get sliced to the point that the knife lodges itself to your bon ...more
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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Tracy
Oct 11, 2016 Tracy rated it liked it
My least favorite of the series so far. how much trouble can a girl get into, for real? And she was super whiny about it. now that her and Dutch finally "got together" maybe she'll be less whiny in book 4. Let's go see...
Kim Bishop
Nov 03, 2014 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jadaloves
Aug 02, 2011 Jadaloves rated it it was amazing
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
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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Tèo Sip
Sep 01, 2015 Tèo Sip rated it did not like it
I felt so disappointed and frustrated.

In the first book, Abby was childish and had her faults at times but that made her character even more lovable and easier to connect to. She was funny, brave, independent, and full of curiosity. I thought of her slightly stubbornness as determination and persistence. BUT all of that changed in the third book. Actually, Abby started to become an annoyingly stubborn and whiny, spoiled child since the second book. And she was downright stupid and rude in this o
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♥Jamie
Feb 26, 2013 ♥Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Laura
Aug 22, 2013 Laura rated it liked it
What Is It About:
Considering that it's the third book of the series, I'm guessing I don't have to introduce Abby, Dutch and the gang so I'll just go straight to the plot.
Abby, Dave and Cat invest in a run-down house so that Dave can re-vamp it and they make a profit. Unfortunately for their plan, the house is haunted by a ghost and a poltergeist. The ghost relives her murder over and over while the poltergeist scares away anyone that gets close to his secrets. The secrets behind the house span f
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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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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 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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