Martha C. Lawrence: Murder in Scorpio Elizabeth Chase #1



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Other words just what I neededThis 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 20 books she was pretty sketchy in the first book as wellThe only down side is that I ve read so many mysteries now that I suspect literally EVERYone in the book so even the clearly good characters were getting a lot of my suspicious attentionsFun I ave the rest of the series William Gibson here as well so prepare toear a lot about Dr Chase in the next few days I wasn t sure what to expect when I decided to read Murder in Scorpio Honestly I choose this book because it fit a reading challenge reuirement this year I was worried that it wasn t going to be very good or slow paced but I was pleasantly surprisedAs someone who reads enough murder mystery novels I couldn t give Murder in Scorpio than three stars While it isn t a terrible book it seems like too much of a knockoff of One for the Money or Sue Grafton s Alphabet novels The paranormal part was different but not compelling enough to make the novel any different from other female led murder mysteriesOn the plus side I liked Nancy Drake her interactions with the detective and it was a pretty fast readOverall it s not something I would recommend especially since there are better options out there I love the pacing of this it wasn t drawn out nor was it too sparse The mystery kept me guessing but at the same time didn t leave me starved for clues I loved the way thater abilities didn t give all the answers but pointed in Bandbox her in certain directions She also didn t rely too much oner paranormal gifts but used it as a tool to guide Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, her Keeps your interest Fascinating character. E artifacts of Janice's life and meets the people she know she begins to pick up a few unpleasant auras thatave the unmistakable color of evil Trying to pin down Janice's last fateful day of life Elizabeth charts er final moves and follows the celestial signs to cold blooded murd.

FicallyThe gist is a likeable compassionate person is personally ired by an officer to clarify the death of a Homeport high school friend He can t investigate through the police force because they shoddily closed the case bute can look up anything she wishes and assist I liked encountering a mystery investigated in tandem with the law instead of sneaking around this potential ally and resource The officer Tom isn t sceptical in a stereotyped manner but open to enlightenment There is an array of suspects who keep us guessing all through the story a stepmother a boss an ex boyfriend and druggie Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose hoodlums associated with a second collision victimThis author painted a very nice background of a zigzagged career and loving uirky parents She is skilled at maintaining a momentum with the key subject matter ofer plot There was breathing room with which to convey weather scenery gripping emotions and even umour I didn t bestow five stars due to cat casualties not er Whitman and poor decisions Elizabeth should Breaking Down (The Garage, have taken a pregnant catome when she saw neglectful living conditions In another instance she was in position to shoot a woman s assailant Aside from disagreeing with those situations reading this book was compelling I love the main character in this story Her sense of umor smiles for me throughout and extrasensory abilities leaves me wanting to follow er on investigating adventures She s a women after my own eart who carts around a andbag 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 Passionate Kisses Boxed Set has stashed inside and fall into the wonderful worlds created by authorsI looked the author up online and noticed sheasn t written anything in several years I ll Destiny and Power have to read the other titles sparingly as Elizabeth Chase s stories end after 2001 s Ashes of Aries Yea I read this in less than fourours It s silly and mysterious and wonderfully light In. Police Department needs My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, help in exploring the not so accidental death of an old friende turns to The Café Book herInstantly Elizabeth is absorbed by the case and searches the stars ander sensitive psyche for answers Janice Freeman the dead woman ad a lot of friends but as Elizabeth scans th.

Another underrepresented series on Kindle omitting the best books naturally Protagonist Elizabeth Chase private eye and parapsycholist elps police with unsolved crimes Medium meets Sue Grafton leavened with Victoria Laurie and accented by Tony Hillerman s mystical elements These books are ard itting sometimes Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies horrific without being graphic superbly well written with wonderful touches of theuman eart sad and satisfying by turns First of the series got me irretrievably ooked on the mix of crime and parapsychology PI psychic investigator Elizabeth Chase uncovers the dark goings on behind a seemingly fatal car accident Gripping A car driving late at night on a winding coastal roadhit Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, head on by a drunk driver Tragic yes A mystery no So why does the cop continue to insist that something is not right about this young woman s death Enter Elizabeth Chase a licensed private investigator with a little something extra psychic visions Flashes of insight lead Elizabeth down unexpected paths including getting shot at in front ofer Scruples Two home something no one couldave predictedAn enjoyable mystery I enjoyed the Southern California scenery and particularly appreciated that the psychic bit was treated straightforwardly as just one tool in Elizabeth s kit I read this book in a little over 24 What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, hours This neverappens I really enjoyed Carl Hiaasen Collection how this book kept moving uick read really enjoyed This was a fun discovery I ve seen Martha C Lawrence s novels and feel rewarded byow good this is We Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command 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 thiseroine 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 thousands of years old and analyzed very scienti. She's a California PI with something extra an instinct for trouble and a special sense of danger Elizabeth Chase is used to funny looks and disbelief when she tells people she uses the paranormal and astrology to Explosive Acts helper investigations But when Sergeant Tom McGowan of the Escondido.

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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' PI and parapsychologist in San Diego California