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, people 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.
(This standalone novella is the first book in the Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Series.)
Cozy fans who enjoy ample servings of tongue-in-cheek humor may find Merrill's (The Witches of Commack, Maine) series debut to their taste. Oddball Gertrude, who lives in Mattawooptock, Maine, is concerned about a nearby trailer, occupied only by two young neglected children. She noses around and finds a pay stub indicating that their mother, Lori, works in a strip club, Private Eyes. Gertrude adroitly gets the local transportation service for the disabled to give her a lift to Private Eyes, but strikes out there. She has more luck when she conducts a thorough search of Lori's belongings, uncovering some compromising photographs, including ones featuring the town's slimy mayor, Lance Pouliot, who once tried to burn down Gertrude's church. Gertrude's inept doggedness will entertain readers who don't take their mysteries too seriously. (BookLife)
Fun and fast-paced!!
What a great read! I absolutely adore Gertrude and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!!
Perfect for Sherlock Holmes fans
Refreshing and engaging murder mystery.