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Book Review-Scraps of Paper (Spookie Town Murder Mysteries Book 1)-Scraps of Paper (Spookie Town Murder Mysteries Book 1)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Title of this book and the cover had been tempting me for a while. I normally don't go by those--but it surely made me take a closer look! Am I ever glad I did. I enjoyed this mystery about a mother and her two children who disappeared from the small town of Spookie Town over 30 years before thoroughly!

Abigail moved to this small town to start over. Her husband had gone out one evening and never returned. Two long years later his body was found. She wanted to move to a town like the one where she grew up. Spookie Town fit the bill perfectly. She ended up buying a house where an old spinster had lived and died--a fixer upper. That did not bother her-she was an artist and was really going to try to see if she could go free lance with painting instead of a 9-5 job.

She met several really nice people and several she didn't really trust--but that is like all small towns. And of course the gossip mill was always in full force. Frank, and ex-police officer from Chicago and she became friends. As she was doing repairs to her new home--she spotted a scrap of paper behind a baseboard and that scrap of paper started a hunt that nearly got her killed!!

I will not say another word because I really want you to read this and see for yourself what a masterpiece of wording and continuity this is. There will be times when you will laugh and times when you go hunting for the tissues. The ending is both bittersweet and happy. I hope that you will go and read this book--the story line will stay with you for a long time as it will me.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of an earlier crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.

Starting her new life, Abigail moves to a 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 the 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. ***

***This book is the first of a series. The second and third books, All Things Slip Away and Ghosts Beneath Us, where Abigail and Frank's sleuthing adventures continue, are also for sale on Amazon.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

I've been writing for over 49 years have published thirty novels and thirteen short stories....most of them are now also in Audible audio books (Audible, iTunes and Take a look/listen at

I write traditional supernatural horror, SF horror, ghost stories, romantic time-travel, cozy murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I've been writing about murders and mysteries, dinosaurs, end-of-the-world tales, possessed guns, ghosts, ancient Egyptian spirits, witches, haunted places and evil vampires since I was 21. These days I consider myself less of a horror writer and just a plain old storyteller.

My best-selling series are my SPOOKIE TOWN MURDER MYSTERIES (Scraps of Paper, All Things Slip Away, Ghosts Beneath Us, Witches Among Us, What Lies Beneath the Graves, All Those Who Came Before, and When the Fireflies Returned) and my five (soon to be six) DINOSAUR LAKE novels.

I'm a wife of over 42 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James), grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua) and a great grandmother. I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music.

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Lauryn R said...

This sounds like such a good book, very exciting storyline that has already sucked me in. I am going to go hunt this one down now.

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