Gertrude, Gumshoe: Slam Is Murder

(3 customer reviews)


There just isn’t enough crime in Mattawooptock, so Gertrude has to convince Calvin to go to the big city – Portland, where she will go undercover as the newest slam poet on the scene. But have any actual crimes been committed, or is this just Gertrude’s wild imagination at work?

3 reviews for Gertrude, Gumshoe: Slam Is Murder

  1. Laura

    This is the fourth book in the Gertrude Gumshoe series. It is a standalone book – however, the joy in this series comes from the growth of Gertrude’s character and her interactions with others. I highly recommend you start with the first book in this series “Introducing Gertrude Gumshoe.”

    I just can’t get enough of feisty Gertrude. Her antics make me laugh out loud – getting her license; reciting poetry [one about her cat and the detective]; and of course, her relationship with Calvin. I love when she questions people and they ask who she is, her only response is “I’m Gertrude,” as if she is known the world over and only has a first name like Cher or Adelle or Madonna. I absolutely enjoy this series and recommend it highly for anyone who wants a good laugh.

    The narrator, Darlene Allen, is the same narrator for the entire series. She does a very good job narrating and embodies the quirkiness of Gertrude’s character.

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book. It is a fun light and easy mystery to follow along. This is book four but you don’t need to have listened to them in order and all of them are a hoot, just like Gertrude. I love the characters, Gertrude is so hopeless, bossy, dramatic, blunt and yet you can’t help but like her. She always manages to find a way to get what she wants, I do feel sorry for Calvin the sidekick and think he is another well crafted character, who else would let Gertrude take a driving test in there car?
    Gertrude is bored and where looking through the newspaper she stumbles onto what she thinks could be two murders. The first problem is she is the only gumshoe who hasn’t passed there driving test, yet. So enlists Calvin her fellow crime solving sidekick to drive. The second problem is both deaths seems to be connected to a poetry slam and Gertrude needs to go under cover to get close to question the suspects but first she needs to Google what a poetry slam is. Getting on stage proves to be no problem but coming up with a poem while under the big bright lights of the stage proves to be elusive just like unmasking the killer before they strike again. Can Gertrude and Calvin work out who the killer is or will they be booed off the stage?
    I like the narrator she has to cover a wide range of ages to give each character there own voice, which she does beautifully.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

  3. Suzanne Nelson

    This is a very original and humorous audio book! The main character is a spunky elderly woman, who certainly doesn’t see age as a limiting factor. She solves murders and drags her friends and acquaintances along for the ride. The story is quirky and fun. The narrator does a good job with the different characters of varying ages and backgrounds. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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