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This audiobook features the complete best-selling cozy mystery series!

You know that eccentric great-aunt no one wants to sit beside at family functions? Or that neighbor who's just a little too strange to get to know? Or the pushy woman at the thrift store?

Maybe you know Gertrude.

She's a smidge snarky. She's frightfully frugal. And she's fearless. 

She'll find a body in a house of balls. She'll tick off the local police. She'll go undercover at Goodwill. And she might even manage to get herself kidnapped while yardsaling. All in the name of justice. 

©2018 Robin Merrill (P)2018 Robin Merrill

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Gertrude is priceless

Gertrude is laugh out loud funny. A good read. The performer gives an excellent, lively reading.

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Oh, Mylanta, don't miss this series........

Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Box Set contains all six books in the series, and it is an excellent use of a credit. Gertrude is an older lady with a walker living in a trailer park with lots of cats. She is gruff and blunt, but she has a heart of gold hidden under that tough exterior. She begins her career as a gumshoe by accident, but she quickly becomes amazingly adept at solving mysteries whether or not her help is wanted. Each book features a separate mystery, and they are all extremely well written and impossible to solve until Gertrude reveals the guilty party. Along the way, Gertrude develops her crime fighting team of her 70+ year-old neighbor, a grandmother/volunteer public transportation driver, and, eventually, another grandmother that keeps them all fed. They have all kinds of adventures along the way, including infiltrating a strip club, going undercover at a Goodwill, learning to use Google, social media and smart phones, attending poetry slams, learning to drive and getting arrested to name a few. If you are looking for a series that combines much comedic relief, unique characters and complex mysteries, this series is your best choice.

Darlene Allen narrates all six of the stories in this box set, and she does a fabulous job. She perfectly portrays Gertrude's personality, and she differentiates well between all the characters. Her pitch and tone help to set the lighter mood of these stories and to add to the hilarity of Gertrude's blunders. Overall, the combination of Merrill's writing and Allen's narration make this series dynamite!

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Gertrude is the BEST lead in a cozy!

If you’re debating whether or not to buy this box set, trust me when I say “do it!” You won’t want to stop once you start book 1, and each consecutive book picks up where the last one ended. So they flow into one another, and therefore this box set is perfect! Trust me, when you read the first book you’ll instantly want 2, then 3, then 4 etc. And that’s because Gertrude is hands down one of the best characters I’ve ever met in a cozy mystery. She’s spunky, blunt, determined & hysterical. Her dry humor is fantastic, especially opposite Calvin & the other supporting characters. I can’t get enough of her! She owns her flaws, has a love of solving mysteries, and about 20 cats. Each and every one of her quirks make her all the more endearing. Not to mention, the narration is perfect and brings the characters to life with such color and zest!

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Great Cozy Mystery Series!

This is the entire series of six books, although I hope the author continues it as I had a lot of fun listening to it.. Gertrude is a curmudgeonly elderly disabled woman who lives in a trailer. She is a collector/hoarder and has several cats. Her elderly neighbor and a volunteer bus driver join up with her to help solve mysteries. Each story is uniquely good. The book is quite funny with very interesting and quirky characters. This is a bargain, 22 hours for only 1 credit!! Don't miss this series! I received a free copy of the audiobook at my request in exchange for an honest review.