Saturday, April 22, 2017

Meet Gertie - Labrador pup and detective's aide....by Cathy Ace


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. 

That happened to McFli not long ago too – everyone hugged him and hugged his Human even harder; they all cried and said how glad they were she was safe and sound, and how things could have been much worse for her. No one will tell me what that means, not even when I look my cutest and try to get it out of my Human. If I keep trying, maybe I’ll break her one day soon.
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/ 
 
 
 




12 comments:

  1. An absolutely adorable approach, Gertie has me heading to Amazon to check out a new-to-me author!

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    1. Gertie thanks you - and owes you licks and cuddles :-) WOOF!

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  2. Hi Gertie! I've already read and loved your story - I've read all the books involving your WISE friends, and am looking forward to your next adventure! Nicole :-)

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    1. Hello Nicole - I'm so pleased you enjoy the stories about what my Human gets up to. I'm wagging my tail WOOF!

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  3. Hi Gertie! Tell Cathy congratulations for her nominations for the Bony Blithe and Arthur Ellis awards!

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    1. I told her and I think if she had a tail it would be wagging WOOF!

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  4. The nominations are well deserved. I really enjoyed getting to know this series and these women.

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    1. Thanks Annette...so kind of you :-)

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  5. Love the WISE Enquiries Mysteries!

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  6. Hi I'm Willow and my human loves reading about you and your human friends. I just love books and chewed the corner off a library book a few weeks ago and my human had to pay for it.

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    1. Hello Willow - oh dear, did you get sent to your corner and refused any treats when you ate that book? That's the sort of thing my Human would do. I'm pleased you like to read about us all. Thank you. (PS: did the book taste good? I look at them and wonder!) WOOFS

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