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PLUTO RISING [Paperback]

Karen Irving
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April 1 2000
The life of Katy Klein, a professional astrologer, is changed suddenly when she meets Adam, a mysterious new client who believes she can help him unravel the half-remembered terrors of his childhood. Pluto Rising is a classic murder-mystery featuring a smart, down-to-earth sleuth ... and a unique twist: Each main character was created with an in-depth astrological chart that holds important clues to his or her complex personality. "... fast paced and compelling ..." -Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail "Pluto Rising is a complex and engrossing first mystery from a writer to watch." -Kathleen Taylor, author of the Tory Bauer Mysteries

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Ottawa psychologist Katy Klein runs her own astrology business, casting natal charts and such while raising a 14-year-old daughter. When a raspy-voiced stranger suffering from recurrent nightmares turns up for his appointment, she finds him to be creepy and uncommunitive. After the weirdo (not expectedly) kidnaps her daughter , Kay and a psychiatrist friend struggle to get at the root of the stranger's problem and one of her hown as well-but not before murder is committed. A thoroughly enjoyable first effort in a series from a new talent.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Star is Born April 22 2003
Format:Paperback
Ms. Irving's books are a sweet treat. I can't recall how I happened upon them, but I am glad I did. Her stories are expertly cast and have intelligent writing and sophisticated stories. Her writing is like smooth butter or fine silk. They are set in Canada, but don't let that bother you if you don't like settings outside the US. The protagonist is a psychologist/astrologer but if metaphysical things bother you, don't worry. It doesn't overtake the story, but for those of us who love it, it's a nice sprinkle of information. This writer certainly knows her astrology. The sleuth is also Jewish, which adds a nice dimension. Everything is PERFECTLY balanced and extremely interesting. Her writing is up there with Stephen White and Jonathan Kellerman, maybe even better. Her writing is fresh and smart, deserving of the attention they get. Start from the beginning just to enjoy the three that are out so far---or just dive in. I tell you, if you love mysteries, there is nothing missing from this series. Nothing. It's sophisticated, it's engaging, it's witty, it's profound, it's complex, it's simple, it's serious ... you get my point. It has all the elements of life, life with all of its wonderful mysteries.
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Katy Klein is a witty and opinionated psychologist turned professional astrologer who also struggles to make ends meet for herself and her teenage daughter. Then she meets Adam -- a client who feels Katy can help him unravel half remembered terrors from his childhood. What follows is a gripping mystery as Katy uncovers dark secrets that targets her as a killer's prey. Highly recommended for mystery buffs everywhere, Pluto Rising debuts what promises to be a terrific series of truly gripping mysteries featuring unique astrological twists.
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I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Karen Irving when she came into my store for a signing. Appropriately in awe of standing near an author, I managed to mumble something likely incoherent, and yet she signed my book for me anyway.
I went home, turned on the kettle, and started to read "Pluto Rising."
First off, the notion of an Astrologer as the main character in a mystery novel intruigues. Done as well as Irving did, the astrologer leaps out of the page with sarcastic aplomb, and leaves you laughing. The wit in this book is wonderful, and quite surprising for a first novel.
Second, the plot itself was a keeper. Katy, our intrepid ex-psychologiest and now struggling astrologer, has a brief meeting with a man who wants his chart done, a man who seems quite scared and fragile. The same man then shows up dead.
Unable to stop herself, Katy Klein begins to Nancy Drew her way around the case, and let me tell you, her motivations are quite clear and her emotional responses are very human. Irving has a real flair for this character.
I've since read "Jupiter's Daughter," the second novel in the Katy Klein series, and this is a series I will definately follow. Both books are a strong read with a good mysery and - most importantly - a strong character base. Pick them up today, you won't be let down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery lovers welcome new author Karen Irving! March 21 2000
By Jane B.
Format:Paperback
If you think a mystery with an astologer-sleuth sounds like it might be a little too cute or New Age for you, think again! New mystery author Karen Irving's sleuth, Katy Klein is a recently-retired psychologist, who enhances her knowledge and experience as a mental health therapist with a thorough understanding of her clients' astrological birth charts to produce a new kind of detective. What you might expect to be light, fluffy and fast-paced fun turns out to be much more -- serious and suspenseful stuff, in fact.
In PLUTO RISING, while working hard to make ends meet for herself and her teenaged daughter, Katy is confronted by a mysterious and threatening new client. She has no inkling this appointment will unleash a series of events that will bring her face to face with a vicious killer. Not only must she uncover the secrets of Adam's long-forgotten childhood, but she is forced to confront her own worst memories, as well.
One of the book's strengths is Katy's strong, yet vulnerable personality. Add in a warm and fuzzy cast of friends and family, and Ms. Irving's wonderfully entertaining narrative voice, and it all adds up to a winning new mystery series!
I loved this first mystery novel. Karen Irving is a long-awaited fresh, new voice in the mystery field.
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