Kate Jasper, Marin County, California’s own organically grown amateur sleuth, returns in this tenth mystery in the series.
Kate Jasper is feeling “karmically impaired” in Murder on the Astral Plane. In her view, she carries an astral virus to any group she joins, always leaving someone just plain dead. Kate’s best friend, Barbara Chu, says Kate’s simply thinking negatively. Barbara practices a little metaphysical shock therapy by tricking Kate into participating in an unannounced psychic soiree. And sure as shooting stars, by the end of a blindfolded intuition exercise, Silk Sokoloff, author and columnist of “Erotica, Et Cetera,” has been fatally garrotted by a wire cat toy. Kate figures one of the clairvoyants, intuitives, or telepaths in the group should be able to figure out whodunit. But their collective psychic vision is not anywhere near twenty-twenty. Now Kate needs her own crystal ball if she wants to die of old age rather than New Age.