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Twenty years ago, a teenager drowned in Clearwater Lake. Now, her ghost is haunting its shores. 

Gertrude knows there's no such thing as ghosts, and she's going to prove it - even if it means spending some time in the water herself.

©2018 Robin Merrill (P)2018 Robin Merrill

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Gertrude and the Ghost

Gertrude decides to investigate a possible drowning that happened almost two decades ago. Locals say Clearwater Lake is haunted by the dead girl. Gertrude doesn't believe in ghosts and thinks the girl is still alive. While solving this mystery she takes her first plane ride and meets the men in black. This is a typical Gertrude mystery, very clean and great fun. I was gifted this from the author.

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Summary:
Gertrude is essentially a nosy old cat lady who finds trouble wherever she goes. This time, her adventures carry her from Maine to Florida and back again.

Additional Comments:
• These aren’t serious stories. They’re quintessential cozy mysteries.
• The side characters are kind of forgettable, but one would be hard-pressed to forget the leading lady. She’s spry for someone who uses a walker. Odds are good that someone who needs a walker isn’t going to be using it to clobber anybody, but it’s still amusing.
• The performance is fitting.
• I think my favorite side character is Dave, which may or may not be his real name.
• It’s not exactly a high adrenaline thriller, but it’s a whole lot of tongue-in-cheek fun.

Conclusion:
If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted clean mystery, look no further than this series.
*I got the book on a free code site. I understand I do not have a set-in-stone obligation to share my thoughts, but have freely chosen to do so anyway.

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jealousy???

Previously listened to in boxset. Old Gertrude is jealous of Calvin's old school chum. Made me giggle do much. The old girl found the ghost. Amazing. good story. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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Great book.

I loved the entire series. The Reader does a really good job. enjoyed Gertrude's Adventures and the help she gets from her friends and acquaintances. sure hope there's more books to come on Gertrude's Adventures.

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Good Narration & Story

Gertrude,Andrea and Calvin spending time at the Clearwater Lake to disproved it has been haunted for twenty years. Meanwhile Gertrude gets into more trouble along the way. Good narration added to the story. Give Audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Entertaining!

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This book is the sixth book in the Gertrude Gumshoe series. It is a standalone listen. Each book is a standalone in this series by the first book in the series gives great insight on how Gertrude becomes a gumshoe. With each book, the characters and their relationships grow and while it is not necessary to start with the first book in the series - it is absolutely more enjoyable as you progress through the series.

I absolutely adore the curmudgeon Gertrude and her wonderful group of friends. I loved their antics, resourcefulness, sarcasm, and humor. I am completely taken with this group of geriatrics! This is a very light and entertaining series that has brought more than a few laughs to me.

The narrator, Darlene Allen, as always, does a great job of giving each of the characters distinguishable voices and delivering a good punch line.

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Great Read

Gertrude, Gumshoe: And the Clearwater Cure was another good read by Robin Merrill. Gertrude and Calvin find themselves at Clearwater lake. Twenty years before a teenage girl drowned in the lake and now her ghost is haunting the lake. Gertrude knows that things aren't always what they seem. I enjoyed reading this book.

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Fun Listen!

Gertrude, Gumshoe is quite the character. This is the second book featuring the character that I have listened to. I find that the author, Robin Merrill has written incredible imagery and made a wonderful group of characters. I loved her antics and resourcefulness. Darlene Allen does a great performance with the numbers characters in the story, giving them distinguishable voices. This book is a standalone listen, and part of a series. The first book in the series gives great insight on how Gertrude becomes a gumshoe, yet is not necessary to enjoy the humor in this cozy book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Gertrude, Gumshoe is dynamite!

I was very much looking forward to Gertrude’s next adventure, and this book did not disappoint! Gertrude is one spunky gumshoe.

When a local lake is being haunted, Gertrude just doesn’t buy it. How can the ghost of a missing girl haunt the lake when she may not be dead... after all, they never found her body... and hey, there’s no such thing as ghosts. Gertrude will get to the bottom of this mystery with a little help from her growing group of friends.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Julie
  • 08-04-21

Nobody does it like Gertrude

I enjoyed this book. What I like is the fact that Gertrude might be getting on up there in years and walks with a walking frame but that doesn't let it stop her, although with some of the situations she finds herself in maybe she should. Gertrude is a feisty but elderly gumshoe with a pension for getting what she wants. The mystery was good and I liked how the story played out, with one case leading on to another. The mystery isn't very complicated and does lack suspects but I still enjoyed this quick listen.
It is a light hearted and often amusing mystery with no dead bodies, violence (unless you call getting hit with a walker violent) or bad language and contains some great sidekicks. This is book six in the series and they can be be read or listened to in any order, although some characters are introduced better in previous stories. I hope there is more Gertrude books to come.

The land developer Gertrude has her eye on, is at it again. So Gertrude and Calvin are headed to the shores of Clearwater Lake where the company is quickly buying up priority because a ghost is scaring away all the owners. An old girl friend of Calvin's is one of the last to flee but when the ghost of the girl who drowned in the lake starts to serenaded her even she gets spooked. Gertrude doesn't believe in ghosts and sets up a stake out to catch the perpetrator in the act. If she could only prove that the girl who is ment to be haunting the lake couldn't possible be but the means solving a Twenty year old disappearance.
I liked the narrator she used a side range of voices to bring the characters to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-10-20

What kind of woman didn't have any cats?

Wannabe P.I. Gertrude is a large o!see woman, excessively fond of food and snoozing, bossy, irritable, determindd, always sure she is right and jealous of anyone distracting from her central position. Yes, she's pretty horrible but she is amusing as she bumbles her way, with the assistance of sidekick
Calvin, through a tale of hauntings and the long ago disappearance of the landlord's teenaged daughter.

The book is a light and amusing read, and would be very enjoyable were it not for the intensely annoying narrator. Firstky, her delivery is all a slow drawl which can, at least, be speeded up without losing any sense of what is happening ' playback at 1.5 probably works best. But the reading is also so desultary, the reader has to work hard to move beyond the awful accents and voicings even though the intonation is most!y fine. Darlene Allen probably had intended to heighten the comedic aspect of the book but, for this reader, at least, this failed.

I was fortunate in having downloaded this book for free and without any obligations from Audio Books Unlimited and would like to thank the rights holder for listing this title for anyone interested. Although part of a series, book 6, I believe, this is the first I had read and it works perfectly as a standalone. For a quick, understanding listen, this is a fun story despite the irritating narration. A good way to pass a few tedious hours..