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A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  5,755 Ratings  ·  289 Reviews
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.


Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Signet
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Apr 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  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 - 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
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
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
Sandra Bašić
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Baš me opušta, iako su me duhići malo promrdali, i na drugo čitanje.
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.
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Oct 18, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Apr 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

In the third book of the series, Abby is trying a new venture with her handyman friend, and her sister. But when she finds out there is a ghost haunting the house, things go from strange to bad pretty quickly. On top of that, Dutch and Abby are living together temporarily, and things are getting a little complicated there as well.

This book wasn't as good as previous books. I didn't really think the plot was all that great, and it got a little annoying a
Jun 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
D.C. Menard
Jun 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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'
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
Paula Ratcliffe
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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! ;)
Dec 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, ghosts, 2011, psychic
One of my thoughts while reading this book was, her health insurance must be through the roof!
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I seems for better or worse I'm commuted to reading this series. They're so quick and easy, I like the central characters and I love the premise of the normal woman who happens to be a reliably accurate psychic who helps solve mysteries. Add to that I'm on vacation visiting family, and these are light enough to read on long car rides and still be able to take part in conversation here and there and you have a perfect combination of the right books at the right time. Also, the writing style wh ...more
Kim Griffin
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
Another fun and fast read in the Psychic Eye Mystery series. These books are so much fun! I love the characters, and so far, every plot line has been different. So, even though it's a series, there's nothing stale in the books. Hopefully it will stay that way! I'm definitely up for reading the next book. I know these books aren't exactly literary gold, but they're relaxing and fun and just what I need right now. If you like paranormal stories as well as cozy mysteries, this is a series to check ...more
Linda Smatzny
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, psychic Abby Cooper, her handyman and her sister have bought a house to flip in the Detroit area. Abby's boyfriend, Dutch, has been shot so she is taking care of him and Abby gets involved in a mystery concerning the house she has bought. The mystery requires Abby to use her psychic ability plus Dutch to use his connections to solve it. The book was a quick easy read.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Great series and Abyy and her side kick girlfriend are fun because they tend to get into trouble but with her psychic kicks able to get out of.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.7 stars
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
Kim Bishop
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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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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