Author: Victoria Laurie
Title: Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: 2004
Number of Pages: 304
Geographical Setting: Detroit, Michigan
Time Period: Present Day
Plot Summary: Abby Cooper, a woman with amazing psychic and intuitive abilities, finds herself in the middle of a police investigation after one of her clients is murdered. Abby has a deep dislike of law enforcement after a fellow psychic was arrested years ago, and finding herself forced to work with the handsome officer Dutch proves to be nearly as hard of a challenge as catching the killer. Abby realizes she must use her talent and wit to find the killer before he finds her, no matter her personal feelings for the officer at her side.
Appeal: Witty, richly detailed, conversational, fast-paced, upbeat, familiar, realistic, series characters, sympathetic, gentle, contemporary, urban, simple, unembellished,
3 Appeal Terms that Best Describe the Book: conversational, richly-detailed, realistic
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