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