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Murder in Scorpio (Elizabeth Chase #1)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by St. Martin's Press
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This was a fun discovery! I’ve seen Martha C. Lawrence’s novels and feel rewarded by how good this is. We have a grown lady of thirty-five, a cat for whom she shows great care, and she touches on the mystical in a believable fashion. I enjoy full-blown paranormal fare but this heroine’s demonstrations; gut feelings and astute readings, are logical and tame enough to reflect their real life workings. Astrology only appears near the end and is not a subject I know but I’ve read that it is thousand ...more
Yea! I read this in less than four hours. It's silly and mysterious and wonderfully light. In other words, just what I needed!

This is series mystery fiction at it's best. The investigator in this series is Elizabeth Chase, a psychic working with the police to figure out if a double car accident in San Diego county was actually a planned event. She's the usual spunky girl detective a la Kinsey Millhone, only less thoroughly fleshed out as a character. Then again, Kinsey's been around for almost 2
Cherry Williams
Another underrepresented series on Kindle omitting the best books naturally. Protagonist Elizabeth Chase, private eye and parapsycholist, helps police with unsolved crimes. Medium meets Sue Grafton, leavened with Victoria Laurie and accented by Tony Hillerman's mystical elements. These books are hard hitting, sometimes horrific without being graphic, superbly well written, with wonderful touches of the human heart, sad and satisfying by turns.
I love the main character in this story. Her sense of humor (smiles for me throughout) and extrasensory abilities leaves me wanting to "follow" her on more investigating adventures. She's a women after my own heart who... "carts around a handbag the size of carry-on luggage". That way if she's ever stuck waiting in line she can pull out a book or two she has stashed inside and "fall into the wonderful worlds created by authors."

I looked the author up online and noticed she hasn't written anythin
stupid book. just silly ,a romance thrown in for no good reason. the murder plot and guilty were obvious-just a waste of time. there are good cozy writers.i like to read one every now and then for a break from more heavy authors. lawrence doesn't fall into that group
I wish this series were better known. Introducing psychic abilities into the PI genre is very risky, and the author pulls it off with aplomb. The protagonist, a sometimes psychic Ph.D, is likable and surprisingly down-to-earth.
I found it an enjoyable change as the hero/detective is psychic and a regular person her gifts don't come on demand but when they are ready and she is fallible so a nice change
Evie Woolmore
I was sorry she stopped writing these, because I liked the psychic angle very much and thought she handled it well. Good crime fiction, well-constructed, with a clever twist.
Quite a decent psychic detective story. I liked the two main characters and the psychic bit was well done, without being over done. Will pick up more of the series.
Great book and looking forward to reading the next in the series!
This was a great mystery..I loved the characters. This was a quick read and I think I am going to try the next book in the series.
This is my second reading of this book - this first was years ago. I enjoyed it enough to look for another installment.
stumbled on this series in the mystery section at the library, love the characters and can't wait to read the series!
Sharon Beckas
Enjoy her style - light reading. Quick reads.
Cat Zornes
She is a wonderful mystery writer
My rating 4.5 stars =)
My rating 4.5 stars! =)
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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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