• Gumboots, Gumshoes & Murder - A Cozy Detective Style Black Comedy Murder Mystery

  • The Gumboot & Gumshoe Series, Book 1
  • De : Laura Hesse
  • Lu par : Carrie Burgess
  • Durée : 5 h et 48 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 26/09/2018
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Running L Productions

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Description

A cop, a pig, and a serial killer walk into a bar.  

Seal Island is home to a moonshine making billionaire, a pot growing fisherman, a celebrity flower child, a handsome romance writer, a sex addicted realtor, a womanizing pub owner, a cop, a pot-bellied pig…and a serial killer.  

The island is serene and remote. It is only accessible by boat. The residents like it that way, until those with the deepest and darkest of secrets start dying in the most bizarre of ways.  

Upon discovering widow Eliza Bone floating bottoms-up in her Oscar fish tank, the one clue that the crime solving duo of Sergeant Betty Bruce and her pot-bellied pig, Gertrude, have is a set of muddy gumboot tracks left at the scene. Their problem: everyone on Seal Island wears gumboots. As two more people die and secrets begin to unravel, Betty and Gertrude soon find themselves in the cross-hairs of a serial killer.   

In the end, only Gertrude may be left standing!   

If you love funny murder mysteries, then Laura Hesse's Gumboot & Gumshoe Series is the perfect listen. Stay tuned for more adventures with Sgt Betty Bruce and Gertrude as they continue to solve crimes on the not-so-sleepy little Seal Island in The Dastardly Mr. Deeds.

©2011 Laura Hesse (P)2018 Laura Hesse

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  • Global
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  • MarybethS
  • 12/12/2018

Delightful

Fun and suspenseful. Nicely drawn characters — both animal and human! An enjoyable adventure. Beautifully narrated.

  • Global
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 26/11/2018

Excellent

The story was interesting and a little different. The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life very well!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ReadingRover
  • 19/11/2018

Utterly entertaining cozy mystery!

I found this book to be quite fantastic! It’s a funny, cozy mystery set on an island where basically everyone knows one another. Everyone also knows Gertrude the pig and Peaches the cow. They were by far the most entertaining characters! The book moved at a swift pace and the characters were interesting. There were a lot of them though and at one point I did find myself having to think back to who was who. Other than that the book was a comical and quirky mystery that I really enjoyed. I definitely want to continue the series. I hope Gertrude and Peaches continue to make appearances in the books.
The narrator really suited the story well. She brought the characters to life and added comedy to certain areas that may have seemed dull otherwise.

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Global
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • jason westover
  • 14/11/2018

Great Read for a Rainy Day

I just finished listening to Gumboots, Gumshoes and Murder. The story though slow at first gave me the chance to drift away and relax. It's great for a rainy day. Granted this is no Davinci code, But author Laura Hesse has a certain style about her that allows me to close my eyes and easily visualise the world she has created. Narrator Carrie Burgess has solid oratory skills with a great knack for characterizations. Both story and narration were in sync with each other. Enough so that I will keep listening down the road, when I need to escape. Cheers!!!

  • Global
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  • Histoire
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 29/10/2018

a pleasant, cozy read

This book delivers exactly what it says it will: an escape into a cozy and picturesque world where everyone has an amazing homestead and some sort of unusual pet. The mystery was not the most interesting (or the most sensical, but maybe the 2nd book will clear that up), but it's got that cozy feel, some quirky characters, and an environment you want to imagine yourself in. Listening to this wrapped up in a blanket with a hot drink in hand is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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  • bluepits73
  • 27/10/2018

Good but could have had a clearer ending


I liked this light and quick afternoon read. The plot was good throughout as we watch Betty investigate the murders and put the pieces together. The author gives clues towards different suspects and keeps you engaged guessing who the serial killer throughout the story up until the very end.

However, in the last minute or so of the story there is a line that leaves doubt to the validity of the confession? Maybe I misunderstood, but it seemed to me that we got to the point where the killer is revealed and there is a boasting confessional type scene only to turn around and discount it in the concluding remarks.

I even listened to the last little bit a couple times to try and understand if it really pointed at one of the other suspects, but it remains unclear to me; as far as I could tell I think its left as a cliffhanger....?

Aside from the ending, it was a quick and easy afternoon mystery. I also thought it was super cute that Betty's sidekick, Gertrude, is a potbelly pig.

The narrator was good, she was somewhat expressive throughout, not so much as one would have hoped for in the beginning but it improved as the book progressed. However, I found myself tuning out her voice as I was doing mindless stuff around the house like vacuuming. It was enough of a problem for me that I even had to replay some of the same parts multiple times; all of which is extremely unusual for me, and it was not as though I had a lot on my mind distracting me.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Paris I
  • 26/10/2018

Do not purchase

The worst narrated Audible book ever
Waste of money so disappointing maybe better without narration

  • Global
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/10/2018

A perfect afternoon listen!

I certainly enjoyed this book! Interesting plot and characters. How can you go wrong with a female lead, a pig, a cow and murder! The animals had such human personalities it was hard not to love them. Overall, it was a perfect afternoon listen. Enjoy!

  • Global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/10/2018

Didn’t want to hit pause!

If this wasn’t an audio book it’d be a real page turner. I liked the expressions of the narrator Carrie Burgess.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/10/2018

Kept me looking for more!

I'm still wishing I knew who the.... Right, don't spoil it. You need to listen to this audiobook. The narrator is very engaging and constantly keeps you on your toes with the authors trail of what happens next. The storyline isn't predictable, which makes it even more curious! The characters are well developed too! Highly recommend!