Gertrude, Gumshoe and the VardSale Villain

(2 customer reviews)


Samantha Cooper is missing and her boyfriend is desperate to find her. Desperate enough to hire Gertrude, Gumshoe.

Thrilled to have her first real client, Gertrude gets right to work. But is she really ready for a real case? Can she catch a kidnapper without getting herself kidnapped?

2 reviews for Gertrude, Gumshoe and the VardSale Villain

  1. Laura

    Another fun and entertaining adventure with Gertrude and Old Man Crow [Calvin]. Even though Gertrude is gruff around the edges and absolutely blunt – the manner in which she investigates cases, learns about new technology, interacts with possible suspects, and ultimately saves the day brings a smile to my face. Gertrude is a unique character for cozy mysteries. I loved how she was thinking about her cats being left alone after being kidnapped. I absolutely adore Calvin and Gertrude’s interactions. And the fact that she gets angry when people believe or act as if she is elderly tells a lot about her feisty character. This is such an enjoyable series – highly recommend!

    The narrator, Darlene Allen, who narrates all the Gertrude Gumshoe books, is pitch perfect and does a great job with Gertrude’s zingers.

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book but it was very different to the previous books. In this book Gertrude just asks a lot of questions before getting herself in a pickle. What is different about that you ask? ….well that would be giving away plot spoilers. Let’s just say all Gertrude’s cats get feed my Calvin. Still a very funny book with Gertrude’s blunt questioning technique. It is a stand alone book so you don’t need to have listened to the other books but if you are a first time listener to the Gertrude series I don’t think you should start with this one because this book did seem shorter than the others and you might not get the full Gertrude effect. Also In this book I got confused with how old Gertrude is meant to be because she uses a walker, doesn’t know how to use the internet but was referred to as a spring chicken and is rolling around on the ground with a kidnapper. Other than that I enjoyed it and off to start the next book.
    Gertrude has got her first paying case. A missing women. The only clue is a name and an appointment time. Her boyfriend has no clue what it means but with Calvin’s reluctant help they work out the missing woman was addicted to shopping and sell on the internet, at YardSale. Soon Gertrude is hot on the trail of a kidnapper but she gets more than she is bargaining for.
    I like the narrator and she does make Gertrude sound elderly.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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