Saturday, February 12, 2011

Exciting New Release: Catherine Leggitt's Payne & Misery

Cozy mysteries are a fun read, especially when written by talented author, Catherine Leggitt. Payne & Misery is the cleverly woven tale of Christine Sterling, a lonely, nosy, imaginative woman who envisions intrigue at every turn, and who ultimately stumbles into much more danger than she ever anticipated. The book's back cover gives us a hint about her escapade:

"Christine Sterling's loneliness reduces her to snooping on neighbors she's never seen. When her newly-retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring long weekends away, Christine inserts herself into the wrong place at the wrong time–a sure recipe for disaster. Add Christine's dubious "gift" of observation, a super-sized need to rescue, and a double dose of imagination. Sprinkle with peculiar circumstances lurking just down the hill and what do you get? Not the glittering paradise of togetherness Jesse promised their "Golden Years" would be. You get trouble. Big trouble.

"Christine has already demonstrated a severe propensity for jumping to wrong conclusions. When she discovers an injured neighbor named Lila Payne withering away in the house next door, friends and family turn a deaf ear. Something about crying wolf once too often. Until Lila and Christine's beloved border collie, Molly, both disappear the same night. Who's crying wolf now?"

You don't want to miss this one! Published by WestBow Press, Payne & Misery can be found online at,, or, and to learn more about Catherine, visit her at


  1. Thanks, Loretta, for the lovely blog. It's encouraging to know someone likes your work. I've been writing Payne & Misery for seven years. It underwent 10 rewrites and 3 name changes before emerging in book form. Whole sections had to be deleted and rewritten. In the beginning it was more complaining than anything else because that is what God was dealing with me about. I didn't even realize that I did so much complaining until I saw it on paper. But God wants us to choose joy in our suffering. So Christine and the manuscript had to learn this important lesson too.

  2. You're welcome Catherine. I enjoyed the book, and recommending it to others was a opportunity to share its treasures.