Payne & Misery

Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction, Christian Books

By Catherine Leggitt

Publisher : Ellechor Publishing House

ABOUT Catherine Leggitt

Catherine Leggitt
Catherine Leggitt is an award-winning author, editor, and inspirational speaker. Her first book, PAYNE & MISERY, won 2nd place at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference in May
2010. Her third book, PARRISH THE THOUGHT, made the quarterfinals in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough More...


All that glitters is not gold for Christine Sterling.

The luster of her shiny Golden Years dream fades when Christine’s newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring extra time away from her.

Christine develops a bad reputation for conjuring wild tales and being chief complainer. Then she meets someone who has true reason to complain, if anyone does.


Lila Payne’s life is the mirror opposite of ideal. The plight of this seemingly abused woman gnaws at Christine, but the authorities turn a deaf ear to Christine’s pleas for help on Lila’s behalf. Spurred into action when her beloved dog Molly and Lila both disappear on the same night, Christine dives into a scary pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery. Sensing God at work in the situation Christine continues to search and pray, but even with God’s help, can they save Lila and Molly before it’s too late?

Christine Sterling never set out to become a sleuth. At fifty-five, she's a member of the Baby Boomer generation--with perpetual energy and youthful vitality, at least in her own mind. What most certainly can be said of Christine, involves her penchant for snooping. With time on her newly-retired hands, snooping becomes her primary diversion. Christine's beloved border collie, Molly, is the perfect sleuthing partner, possessing a nose for sniffing out clues, so to speak.

Lorraine from Valley Springs wrote:

"I finished your book PAYNE & MISERY and really enjoyed it! I don't usually read mysteries, but this was one I couldn't put down. It captured my attention from beginning to end. I loved the Spiritual element throughout. Meeting you made Christine come alive."

Sara from Idaho wrote:

       Just finished reading "PAYNE AND MISERY" by Catherine Leggitt, what a page turner, if you want a good book to             read, this is the one. A good mystery if there ever was one. I did not get anything done until I finished it.