Scraps of Paper

Scraps of Paper

by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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Scraps of Paper-Revised Author’s Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Abigail Sutton’s beloved husband walks out one night, doesn’t return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It’s made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.
Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna’s younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.
But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play.
Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. ***

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152606348
Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: Spookie Town Murder Mysteries
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,022
File size: 620 KB

About the Author

About Kathryn Meyer Griffith… Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-eight years ago now, and have had twenty-eight (nine romantic horror, two horror novels, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance, five thrillers, one non-fiction short story collection, and six murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from various traditional publishers since 1984. But I’ve gone into self-publishing in a big way since 2012; and upon getting all my previous books’ full rights back for the first time in 35 years, have self-published all of them. My Dinosaur Lake novels and Spookie Town Murder Mysteries (Scraps of Paper, All Things Slip Away, Ghosts Beneath Us, Witches Among Us and What Lies Beneath the Graves) are my best-sellers. I’ve been married to Russell for over forty years; have a son, two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois. We have a quirky cat, Sasha, and the three of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk/classic rock singer in my youth with my late brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes. 2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *Finalist* for her horror novel The Last Vampire ~ 2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS * Finalist * for her thriller novel Dinosaur Lake. *All Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s books can be found in eBooks, audio books and paperbacks. Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith: Evil Stalks the Night, The Heart of the Rose, Blood Forged, Vampire Blood, The Last Vampire (2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS*Finalist* in their Horror category), Witches, Witches II: Apocalypse, Witches plus Witches II: Apocalypse, The Nameless One erotic horror short story, The Calling, Scraps of Paper (The First Spookie Town Murder Mystery), All Things Slip Away (The Second Spookie Town Murder Mystery), Ghosts Beneath Us (The Third Spookie Town Murder Mystery), Witches Among Us (The Fourth Spookie Town Murder Mystery), What Lies Beneath the Graves (The Fifth Spookie Town Murder Mystery), Egyptian Heart, Winter’s Journey, The Ice Bridge, Don’t Look Back, Agnes, A Time of Demons and Angels, The Woman in Crimson, Human No Longer, Four Spooky Short Stories Collection, Forever and Always Romantic Novella, Night Carnival Short Story, Dinosaur Lake (2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS*Finalist* in their Thriller/Adventure category), Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising, Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation and Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars, Dinosaur Lake V: Survivors, Memories of My Childhood and Christmas Magic 1959. Her Websites: Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathrynG64 My Blog: https://kathrynmeyergriffith.wordpress.com/ My Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/KathrynMeyerGriffith67/ Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Kathryn-Meyer-Griffith-Author-Page-208661823059299/about/?ref=page_internal https://www.facebook.com/kathrynmeyergriffith68/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryn-Meyer-Griffith/579206748758534 http://www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/889499.Kathryn_Meyer_Griffith http://en.gravatar.com/kathrynmeyergriffith https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-meyer-griffith-99a83216/ https://www.pinterest.com/kathryn5139/

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Scraps of Paper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was an interesting book from start to end but not that interesting to spend that much to finish the series the are more books about the town Spooky but they are short stories not a fan of short stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story & caracters. Scrapes of Paper would make a great movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely written...very enjoyable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This simple novel was very intriging right to the last chapter. Good read for a lazy day.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
By: Kathryn Meyer Griffin Published By: K.M.G. Age Recommended: YA- Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Scraps of Paper" by Kathryn Meyer Griffith was a wonderful mystery read that only this author can give to the reader. This author did a good job with this mystery read with had 'secrets from the past' and was there really a ghost in Abigail's new house? How did Abigail Sutton end up here? After a good marriage one night her husband leaves and never returns...only to find out after two years he had been found dead. Wanting to move on with her life, Abigail had been a freelance artistic career but she leaves it behind her and travels to a small town called 'Spookie' buys a home. However, a mystery will come out from the purchasing of this particular house ..."as she investigates the disappearance thirty years before of the previous tenants of the house she has moved into." This will really be a suspenseful ride because there are so many twist and turns in this small town disappearance of Emily Summers and her children that will only to keep you turning the pages until the end. In this read there you will be intrigued with some well developed characters that are so very captivating and even colorful only to give the reader a interesting read about this town of 'Spookie.' If you are in for a good mystery read, you have come to the right place because this author can give it all to you. Would I recommend this read? YES!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshing to read a book without sleazy sex scenes or bad language to wade through and story line and plot a pleasure to follow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
12/18. Poor writing. No, I won't buy any more of this writer's books. Why do people believe that, just because they can tell a story, they can write it? Do they not want to master the tools of their trade first? Or, as long as their books sell, they don't care how illiterate they are? Even her wording was poor. Poor craftsmanship any way you look at it. What I've read is awkward and irritating. Illogical: Can someone make a living in a town of less than 600 people by selling real estate? Confusing: "had to practically crawl upstairs to bed she ached so." Four bedrooms were downstairs. Only a loft with old furniture was upstairs: "gathering water hole for" Poor Punctuation: periods. Semicolons. "selling furniture’ working "? Doesn't know when to end a sentence and begin a new one. "I’m curious about her,” she made conversation." Poor Grammar: on/upon. Qualifying words omitted, such as "that," "to," "to be," etc. Noun/verb agreement. Words misplaced in sentences. "Maybe... there’s more notes hidden ...". "new clothes, yet...". (Clothes is a verb.). I think that 34 pages of this are enough. Can you spot these and other errors? I don't understand how McManus could give this book such a good review. He must be as illiterate as the author is. I hope that he wasn't paid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for rainy winter day. Characters and their development kept me interested from cover to cover.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michael McManus for Readers' Favorite Abigail Sutton, a graphics artist, whose husband went missing for two years but was recently found dead, moves to the small village of Spookie. She has left her old life behind, hoping to escape from the pain of losing the love of her life and to start over in another place where she can pursue her dream of being a real artist; not just someone who makes pictures for advertising. From the moment that she enters the quaint little town, she falls in love with its shops and stores and the people who run them. On her very first visit to the little diner on Main Street she meets a local Realtor, who in only four tries finds a house that is perfect for her. Unfortunately, along with getting the deed to the property, Abigail also inherits its mystery. Many years ago a mother and her two children disappeared from the house, and our transplanted artist becomes compelled to find out why. With the help of a retired cop, with whom she begins a close friendship, and in the face of more than a little danger, she works through clues old and new to solve a thirty-year-old crime. “Scraps of Paper” is a well-constructed mystery with just the right mix of good guys and bad guys, with a sprinkling of oddballs and misfits thrown in. Kathryn Meyer Griffin does a nice job of allowing the friendship of the book's two main characters to develop as the story progresses. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good who-done-it, set in a picturesque environment with believable characters. This is the first book in a series the author calls 'The Spookie Town Mysteries'.
Anonymous 2 days ago
keeps your interest. a one night read
Anonymous 5 days ago
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! It was a terrific combination of engaging storyline and interesting characters. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I'm about 60% through the book. it's ok, light reading, nothing to heavy, story is mildly engaging.But IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY, PLEASE LEARN TO USE COMMAS, WOMAN! Seriously, the authors abuse (not MISuse, but out-and-out ABuse) of commas is freaking distracting!
Anonymous 7 days ago
Could not put this book down stayed up to 3 o'clock in the morning got up early that morning just to get back into the book this was a great suspenseful book definitely a five star
Anonymous 9 days ago
I liked all the characters. I would enjoy seeing them develop in future books. The town seemed charming and I Really felt a part of the community. Hope to read more. I would recommend.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I liked this book with interesting characters and murder mystery
Anonymous 10 days ago
Loved this story!!
Anonymous 15 days ago
Very simple, but I liked it. Made me want to read to the end.
Anonymous 16 days ago
I enjoyed this book very much. The story and characters were interesting and real. Loved the mystery! Life does bring change and every minute is precious! Loved it!
Anonymous 19 days ago
clean captivating mystery and just when you think it's over it takes a new twist
Pat_Priss 20 days ago
Scraps of Paper is a well written, fast paced tale. Though I guessed the culprit early on, there was enough subterfuge and other suspects that I second guessed that assumption many times over. There are enough wacky characters and comic relief to keep it from getting too heavy, yet it remains a gripping story. Most impressive is, while it is free, and an obvious attempt to get you interested in the series, it is a complete standalone story. It comes to a satisfying end and leaves no loose ends with no cliffhanger at the end. Bravo! I'll bee looking into the rest of the series.
Anonymous 22 days ago
A great read kept me going to the end with all the twists and turns! I Will certainly read more of Kathryn Griffith's books.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Looking forward to eading more of this author. CB
Anonymous 30 days ago
This novel was a somewhat different experience for me. I do not as a rule purchase books with romantic themes but there was something about the title 'Scraps of Paper' and the words 'Spooky Town' that compelled me to make the purchase. The results were enjoyable and worthwhile. A hearty recommendation to give this author a chance to entertain you also.J M Lydon
Anonymous 3 months ago
i loved this book. the friendship, love and lives starting over.
Anonymous 3 months ago
would recommend this book to anyone that loves suspense books