Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Series #2)

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Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?

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Overview

Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?

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The future is full of extraordinary surprises for fans of Victoria Laurie's unorthodox investigator, Abby Cooper -- whose adventures began in Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye and continued in the novella "Blind Sighted" from the anthology Drop-Dead Blonde.

Abby's not a private investigator; she's a psychic intuitive who works with a crew of spirit guides to foretell the future. And it's crystal clear that Abby's in for plenty of trouble in Better Read than Dead. A favor for a friend has landed her at a Mob-connected wedding, where she finds herself reading tarot for a hit man! Now the father of the bride has made Abby an offer she can't refuse -- an offer that's interfering with both her personal life and her professional efforts to aid the police in their search for a violent rapist. Can she balance the psychic scales and see her way clear to a future where justice prevails? This outing by author Victoria Laurie (herself a psychic who has assisted in criminal investigations) indicates a long and happy future for Abby Cooper. Sue Stone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451215581
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Psychic Eye Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 256,434
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Real-life professional psychic Victoria Laurie drew from her career as a gifted clairvoyant and police psychic to create the character of Abigail Cooper. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her two spoiled dachshunds, Lilly and Toby. For information about upcoming novels and appointments for readings, visit her Web site at www.VictoriaLaurie.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2010

    Highly recommended

    Great writer, keeps you guessing. Love all of her books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended- If you love fun!!!

    I love the Abby series. I like the humor, the romance & thrill/mystery. After reading the first book of the series I had to get the next. They are easy read but has a lot of action mixed with humor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    Really enjoyed 'Better Read Than Dead!'

    I've got to say that this book was really good and engaging. At first I wasn't sure that it was going to keep my interest, but with reading the back of the book and seeing that some where in the book Abby get's involved with the mob and that's what got me hook on this book... I can't wait to read the next book 'A Vision of Murder!' I'd recommend that anyone that loves a good psychic mystery novel, that you should pick this series up and give it a try, who knows you might just end up enjoying it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Good story

    This is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    I am enjoying this series of books. They make for some lighter

    I am enjoying this series of books. They make for some lighter reading, with just a touch of the "otherworld" power that I like. I alternate these books with something a little "heavier", so when I start the next one in the series, it is really fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    12/21/12

    12/21/12 Good read.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    Lots of fun, great read

    I just started this series and I am really enjoying them.I am hooked, can't wait to read the next one. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Great Series

    This book was very hard to put down. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    cutee

    goood seerriies

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Psychic solves problems. You will Enjoy the Reading.

    I wish this was all true, but sometimes you need great escapism. This will do. Good luck in the reading. You will enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Easy, fun read...

    If you want a light, quick read with an interesting character and subject I would suggest this book. Good beach read.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Witty and suspenseful

    I enjoyed how the story developed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    Abby's biggest fan

    This was the first book i've read from the psychic eye series.The reason I choose this book is because i had started taking an interest to amateur sleuth books.So one day I go to b&n and I'm in the mystery section looking for a good book then all of a sudden I notice these books by victoria laurie.When I read the back and noticed that these books were about a professional psychic I'm like 'I can tell that I'm gonna like this book',so I bought it. When I got on the train I stared reading.I was so into it that I was up till I finished the book.I know crazy huh?Any the point is that I really enjoyed the book so much that I all ready have numbers 1 through 5. Can't wait till the 6th one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    Psychic Eye Series will keep you up nights!

    I knew I would love this series from the moment I looked at the cover - then I read the first chapter and was immediately drawn in. Victoria Laurie/Abby Cooper is someone we would all love to have for a friend. I love the funny, familiar expressions she uses, the unpretentious style of her prose, and the way she instructs the reader in interpreting psychic hits. I probably won't get much sleep until I've ready every one of her books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2007

    Hang OntoThis Intriguing Genre

    The fast-paced and unusual story line keeps you glued and guessing. It's wonderful to have an author who is a medium. Even though the story is fiction, it's metaphysical basis is revealing, factual, and educational in terms of how psychic phenomena really work. I absolutely loved it and am looking forward to more great work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2006

    Need-To-Read

    This entire series is GREAT FUN! If you haven't picked up one of Victoria Lauries Psychic Eye Series, I reccommend that you start at the begining (Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye). All her novels are beautifully written and her style is light and informative. Caracter development is fairly indepth without being heavy handed, and with each novel the characters are further fleshed out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Abby Cooper Shines!

    Abby Cooper is a wonderful mixture of extraordinary psychic and average girl. In between giving eerily accurate psychic readings, dodging mobsters and helping the police solve a brutal string of crimes, Abby must also deal with her competitive sister, her constantly-in-need-of-repair house, her troublesome love life and dwindling bank account. Sometimes life can be stressful even for a psychic intuitive! This is an enjoyable, fun, amusing and delightful read that will have you rooting for Abby and secretly wondering if you should be giving your local psychic a call...??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2005

    Missed Dutch

    I LOVED Victoria Laurie's 1st book, Abbey Cooper, Psychic Eye! LOVED it. Having waited not so patiently for the second installment (which I read through in 1 day) I am left slightly disappointed. While the story and characters were believable and entertaining - half the fun of the first novel was the on again off again with Dutch, who was a virtual no show in this book. I understand the author¿s desire to draw out the relationship but found myself left unsatisfied at the end. It is hard to continue to believe that these characters care deeply for one another yet have almost no contact. I am anxious to read Laurie¿s next installment and hope to be dazzled once again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    Abby Cooper Rules!!

    This book is awesome! I couldn't put it down. Victoria Laurie is a GREAT new author - I can't wait until December for her next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2005

    Another winner from V. Laurie!

    Once again, Victoria Lauria has brought Abbey Cooper to life. Another page-turner, full of love, loss and mystery. If you are looking for a good read this memorial day weekend buy this book! As usual, the plot twists and turns and ends up in an amazingly unexpected place. When is the next one due?

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