A Vision of Murder
Series: Psychic Eye Mystery Book 3
Written by Victoria Laurie
Narrated by Elizabeth Michaels
Listening Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: March 2, 2010
I loved the third entry in Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye series entitled A VISION OF
MURDER. Psychic intuitive Abby Cooper buys a piece of property with her sister Cat and
Dave, the handyman who helped Abby fix up her own home. They plan to fix up this new
house not asAbby’s new home but hopefully to sell for a profit. Unfortunately, the house is
inhabited by the ghost of a murdered woman who must be dealt with before any transfer of
ownership can take place.
In order to do so, Abby calls MJ Holliday of Ghoul Getters (a firm in Boston featuring
mediums created by Victoria Laurie in another series) for some paranormal advice on how to
get rid of the ghost and poltergeists in her fixer upper home. MJ is a gifted medium who can
talk to and see the dead, which Abby cannot do. The women get along well with MJ
teaching Abby a thing or two about spirits and their world. While their fields of interest certainly cross, they are also vastly different than one another.
I loved the story of the battling jewelers, in essence. The fact that not all the jewelers are
currently alive doesn't stop them from trying to find and/or protect a very unique gift that
goes back to World War II. Put the ghost together with some poltergeists in the same house
that was purchased by Abby, her meddlesome rich sister Cat, the talented contractor Dave, independent from Abby’s boyfriend, Dutch, and you have chaos.
The plot was complex enough to keep me reading intently, paying attention to names and
places and dates, but not so complex that I needed a map through time and space. I did not
get lost in details, and everything flowed smoothly, even if I didn't know why at all times.
If I had any complaint it would be with Abby’s seeming disregard for her own safety in her determination to achieve her goals.
There are a couple of romantic details about Abby and Dutch that don't come to fruition,
through no fault of their own. I sure hope they will carry onward in the fourth installment
to this fine series, providing all the right people survive this misadventure.