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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.


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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Signet
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Leigh
May 06, 2008 Leigh rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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 - So, you wanna play with magic?
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
D.C. Menard
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
Library-KAT
@ 11:59 p.m.

Abby is a physic and helps people to not only solve problems, but works w/ the police as an investigator as well.

In this book, the 3rd of the series, her home has burnt down and she has moved in w/ her boyfriend, Dutch, and FBI agent....

Abby has just gone in to business w/ her sister, Cat, and handyman, Dave. They have purchased an extreme fixer-upper. While in the process of making repairs, Dave is attacked by a malevolent spirit... When Abby & Dutch go in to help Dave, they s
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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
Katie Heflin
I listen to this via audible.com and I like this series. It's comforting.
However, I'm not sure why they chose an older woman's voice to play the character of Abby. From what I understand, Abby is a fashionista in her young 30s-ish? The narrator sounds somewhat in her 50s, even though I love how she plays the character. She's very bubbly but too mature.
The writing though...omg. The actual sentences and dialogue are completely unbelievable. It would be more believable if the book was set in the
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herdys
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! ;)
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
Kate268
I agree with most of the naysayers. Abby needs to act like an adult not a spoiled angry teenager. Furthermore, I couldn't figure out why Abby and Dutch had never had sex. Are they adults or kids playing coy? Lastly, I don't know how many times Abby 'smirked' but the word was wayyyyyyyy overused. It was used on almost every page. Every time I saw it, I felt like hurling the book.

This book lacked something that made me enjoy the previous ones in the series. I don't think I'll be investing my time
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Kristin
With every book, I feel like our heroine gets a little bit dumber. I was a bit annoyed by Abby in this book and her relationship trouble with Dutch is a bit taxing. For two people who haven't been together very long, they sure do fight a lot and about nothing. And it was annoying that neither of them caught on a bit quicker once they realized that there was a (view spoiler) angle. Anywho, it was still a fun and quick read but I didn't find myself reaching for it quite as eag ...more
Erica
I was pretty disappointed in this book. Abby is immature and mean while her boyfriend Dutch is controlling and approaching abusive. I couldn't get past my dislike for basically every character long enough to care about the plot. I do like this series, though not nearly as much as her other series. On the plus side... I did appreciate the University of Michigan shout outs (Go blue!) and the M.J. Holliday crossover. I'm going to look into the reviews of the next book before deciding if I want to c ...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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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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Psychic Eye Mystery (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery, #5)
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