|Hello, I'm Gertie|
Hello from Gertie, black Labrador puppy extraordinaire!
Welcome to my home, the village of Anwen-by-Wye. Yes, I’m a Welsh dog, even though I’m a Labrador (I understand that’s a place somewhere in Canada, but I don’t know what that means).
|My litter mate, Rosie|
My mum is Annie Parker. I live with her in a little thatched cottage that overlooks the village green. We walk across the green to visit my litter mate Rosie who lives with Tudor Evans at the Lamb and Flag pub. My coat is gleamy and smooth and black, Rosie’s coat is yellow and a bit rougher than mine – I shine in the sun, she doesn’t.
We’re lucky to live so close to each other, and we’re lucky our Humans are friends. We also both get to play with McFli – he’s not like us; we’re just pups but he’s old, and usually a bit grumpy. We’ve been with our Humans for less than a year; he’s been with his for over twelve years, a long time for a dog.
|McFli runs a lot, even though he's old|
His Human is a dowager duchess, and she works with my Human – they’re detectives, and sometimes we all get to go detecting with them. Not always, because – so they say – it’s too dangerous for pups. I don’t know what that means, but sometimes Annie comes to get me and gives me a big hug and tells me how glad she is I stayed away from the trouble she’s been in.
|Me and my sister - best friends and detective dogs!|
Find out what happens to Gertie’s Human, and McFli’s Human, in The Case of the Curious Cook: click here for more
Cathy Ace is the Bony Blithe Award-winning author of The Cait Morgan Mysteries (#8 The Corpse with the Ruby Lips was released on November 1st) and The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries (#3, The Case of the Curious Cook, was released in hardcover in the UK on November 30th and in the USA & Canada on March 1st). You can find out more about Cathy, her work and her characters at her website, where you can also sign up for her newsletter with news, updates and special offers: http://cathyace.com/