Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe

(4 customer reviews)


WARNING: Gertrude can be a bit of a crank!

She shoots from the hip, is unburdened by tact, and likes things done her way. Yet, the people who know her adore her. 

It’s a mystery.

Speaking of which, Gertrude never set out to be a sleuth. She was just minding her own business among her many, many collections (including her cat collection), when her neighbor went missing. With no one else around to help, Gertrude stepped in to solve the case–and found out she’s got quite a knack for snooping.

You will love Gertrude, because she’s laugh-out-loud, outlandishly funny. 

4 reviews for Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe

  1. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this is the first book by this author I have listened to but I have already downloaded the next book. I wish it could have been longer at 3 hours and 46 minutes it is a bit shorter to the 9 or so hours I am use to but other than that I liked it. Gertrude is a fun character with plenty of spunk and a walking frame but she is not old. It is a fun light hearted and often humorous story. Well worth the listen.
    When one of Gertrude’s many cats goes missing she tracks it down to a neighbours caravan. Where she finds to children left alone with only her cat for company. There mother has gone missing and Gertrude has her first case, the only clue is to start at the strip joint where she works. Gertrude needs to enlist many of her fellow neighbours to help, mainly because she needs there car not there detecting skills, that she can manage by her self. It is not long before she stumbles over naughty photos, a blackmail scam and a dead body. Will Gertrude first case turn from investigation to body guarding? She fears for another strippers life and vowels to not let her become the next victim even if it means beating the killer off with a walker. Now if she could just master technology and cell phones as easy as it is to become a pi.
    I liked the narrator and thought she was perfect for the elderly sluth. I did listen to is speeded up though.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Laura

    What a fun, well-written, and quirky cozy mystery. The main character is an elderly [although Gertrude would likely take umbrage to that statement] woman who lives in a trailer park with many cats and is a hoarder. She is grumpy, self-entitled, funny, pushy, smart, sassy, and completely intriguing. I loved her from the moment she was introduced. No one really likes Gertrude, including her 70-year-old neighbor who she ropes into helping her investigate the case because he has a car. I absolutely enjoyed the time that Gertrude spent in the strip club to protect one of the strippers. The way that she decided to become a private investigator and called a press conference was fabulous. I laughed out loud multiple times at Gertrude’s antics.

    The narrator, Darlene Allen, was perfect. She really brought Gertrude to life as a curmudgeon with a soft spot.

  3. Rob

    Gertrude is so funny. She doesn’t take no for an answer and gets the job done. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed so much. So glad I took the time to listen.

  4. Nicollette Blackeagle

    Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe made me laugh out loud till I almost cried. Gertrude is a sassy, snarky older lady who stumbles upon a mystery of a missing mother after searching for her cat Tornado. The case takes on many twist and turns from a strip club to a crappy waterpark. The story flows well and will have you guessing and laughing till the end. Gertrude truly rolls no punches or bites her tongue for no one. Darlene Allen does the book justice with her voices and comedic timing she really gives the story a life of it’s own. I highly recommend this book.

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