Inspector Hobbes and the Bones: Cozy Mystery Comedy Crime Fantasy

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I was grateful for having been born human' There's going to be trouble. Andy Caplet's wife goes away, someone is out to get him, and he loses nearly everything in a storm. Amazing both himself and his unhuman friend Inspector Hobbes, he heroically rescues flood victims and uncovers something shocking. Is Andy being set up for blackmail by the apparently charming young woman who attempts to seduce him, or is something even more sinister afoot? Hobbes certainly believes so, and he's getting worried. This is the fourth in Wilkie Martin's unhuman series of cosy comedy crime fantasies. Praise for Wilkie Martin 'odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed' Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life 'I enjoy how silly everything is.' Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie
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About the author

Wilkie Martin sets his Unhuman series of novels in the Cotswolds, where he lives. He introduces readers to a close-knit, small-town community filled with quirky and occasionally dangerous inhabitants, and an 'unhuman' policeman who maintains law and order. Wilkie intersperses writing his novel with short stories and funny poems, which he enjoys performing and uploading to YouTube. His stories reflect his love of the enigmatic, with memorable characters and, like many of the latter, he has a taste for curry. He is a qualified scuba instructor and has dived in many places around the world and in the UK.
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Publisher
The Witcherley Book Company
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Published on
Dec 16, 2016
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Pages
348
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ISBN
9781910302040
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / Humorous
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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Wilkie Martin
‘Mad, bad and dangerous to gnaw’ (Cotswold Life)
Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants. These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods.

Is Andy’s comedy romance cursed to be unsuccessful, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?

'Love may be on the horizon but, beware, something wicked this way comes.'
This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the second novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.

From Reviewers:

'far out fantasy full of odd characters and action' Jo Ann Hakola (http://bkfaerie.blogspot.co.uk)

'Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is very much the funny mans Sherlock Holmes' Scarlet Aingeal (http://scarletaingeal.booklikes.com)

‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari (http://nancyfamolari.blogspot.co.uk)

‘I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand’ Anders Mikkelsen (http://koeur.wordpress.com)
Chris Dolley
Wodehouse steampunk version of The Hound of the Baskervilles!

"Jeeves and Wooster meet Holmes and Watson with a touch of steampunk in the hilarious first full-length Reeves and Worcester tale ... This laugh-out-loud parody works on several levels ... With razor-sharp wit and fast pacing that plays fair with the reader, this is an excellent genre mash-up that fires on all cylinders." - Publishers Weekly

An escaped cannibal, a family curse ... and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family?

As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is so rare it's positively endangered - can even hope to solve the case.

But... there is the small matter that most of the guests aren't who they say they are, the main suspect has cloven feet, and a strange mist hangs over great Grimdark Mire.

Luckily the young master has Reeves, his automaton valet, and Emmeline, his suffragette fiancée, on hand to assist.

This novel is the fifth Reeves & Worcester Steampunk mystery. The first two mysteries were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! The first four were published in the trade paperback What Ho, Automata.

REVIEWS:

"A sheer delight to read and Mr. Dolley channeled Wodehouse beautifully." - Mary R. Fairchild

"Dolley melds steampunk with Wodehousian manor house mystery, with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde thrown in, making a delightful whole that had me laughing out loud." - Sherwood Smith

"Totally awesome." - Elizabeth Sorenson

"Chris Dolley has perfectly recreated the characters and storytelling style of P. G. Wodehouse. "The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall" is very highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review

"I haven't read a series of books in my entire life that made me laugh out loud at least four times and uncountable chuckles. Every one was absolutely hilarious and certainly the best parodies of Holmes and Watson that I have come across." - Peter S Jasion

"Chris Dolley has created a pastiche that evokes as many laughs as the original Bertie and Jeeves, if not more." - Kadlady

"Very clever writing and I laughed out loud." - Sally Evans

"This book is a delight. It perfectly catches the spirit and the humour of the original PG Wodehouse works while adding a whole new dimension." - Hopback

"Chris Dolley does an excellent job of imitating Wodehouse's writing style and pays a bit of homage to Oscar Wilde. Reading Reggie's attempts to emulate famous detectives and solve this Baskerville mystery is hilarious. Laughs abounded. I highly recommend this book." - Howard Poston

Scott William Carter
Everybody dies. Nobody leaves . . . Award-winning author Scott William Carter returns with a spellbinding tale of a man who bridges both sides of the great divide.After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his world for the worse: He sees ghosts. Lots of them.

By some estimates, a hundred billion people have lived and died before anyone alive today was even born. For Myron, they're all still here. That's not even his biggest problem. No matter how hard he tries, he can't tell the living from the dead.

Despite this, Myron manages to piece together something of a life as a private investigator specializing in helping people on both sides of the great divide--until a stunning blonde beauty walks into his office needing help finding her husband. Myron wants no part of the case until he sees the man's picture ... and instantly his carefully reconstructed life begins to unravel.

"Carter's writing is on target." - Publishers Weekly

"The Sixth Sense meets Spenser For Hire in Scott William Carter's magnificent Ghost Detective." - Michael J. Totten, author of Taken

"Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good." - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author of The Disappeared

From the author of The Gray and Guilty Sea and Wooden Bones, comes this riveting novel of a man cursed with a terrible gift. In a world where everybody dies but nobody leaves, Myron Vale is the rare individual who completely straddles both sides of the great divide. His strange ability resulting from a gunshot to the head while serving as a Portland police officer, a few years later he recovers to forge a new life as private investigator catering to both the living and the dead. With its memorable characters, taut prose, and spellbinding story, Scott William Carter's Ghost Detective will haunt you long after you finish the final pages -- a promising launch to what will hopefully be a long-running series.--FRP
Wilkie Martin
‘as inventive as they are entertaining’ (Cotswold Life)
Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday, with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking, before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.
On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunderings and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage.

Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy’s relationship to Hobbes?

This, the third in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies will reveal all.

'I always knew you'd get ahead one day'
This new 'unhuman' comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the third novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.

From Reviewers:

‘Hobbes and Andy follow the Hobbes-Watson dynamic’, ‘had me giggling’ (http://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers/)

‘Once again I was transported into another world’, ‘This author has become one of my favorites’ (http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)

‘dastardly villans’, ‘serves well as a stand alone novel’ (http://carolyninjoy.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/inspector-hobbes-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)
Gene Doucette
 From the bestselling author of The Spaceship Next Door:

“I don’t know how old I am.My earliest memory is something along the lines of fire good, ice bad, so I think I predate written history, but I don’t know by how much. I like to brag that I’ve been there from the beginning, and while this may very well be true, I generally just say it to pick up girls.” --Adam the Immortal

Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers—someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide.Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.

Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, IMMORTAL introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other “magical” creatures, yet a world without actual magic.

At the center of the book is Adam.

“I have been in quite a few tight situations in my long life. One of the first things I learned was if there is going to be a mob panic, don’t be standing between the mob and wherever it is they all want to go. The second thing I learned was, don’t try to run through fire.” --Adam the Immortal

Adam is a sixty thousand year old man. (Approximately.) He doesn’t age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed.His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck.He makes for an excellent guide through history . . . when he’s sober.

Immortal is a contemporary fantasy for non-fantasy readers and fantasy enthusiasts alike.

Wilkie Martin
‘as inventive as they are entertaining’ (Cotswold Life)
Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday, with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking, before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.
On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunderings and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage.

Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy’s relationship to Hobbes?

This, the third in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies will reveal all.

'I always knew you'd get ahead one day'
This new 'unhuman' comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the third novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.

From Reviewers:

‘Hobbes and Andy follow the Hobbes-Watson dynamic’, ‘had me giggling’ (http://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers/)

‘Once again I was transported into another world’, ‘This author has become one of my favorites’ (http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)

‘dastardly villans’, ‘serves well as a stand alone novel’ (http://carolyninjoy.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/inspector-hobbes-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)
Wilkie Martin
‘Mad, bad and dangerous to gnaw’ (Cotswold Life)
Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants. These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods.

Is Andy’s comedy romance cursed to be unsuccessful, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?

'Love may be on the horizon but, beware, something wicked this way comes.'
This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the second novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.

From Reviewers:

'far out fantasy full of odd characters and action' Jo Ann Hakola (http://bkfaerie.blogspot.co.uk)

'Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is very much the funny mans Sherlock Holmes' Scarlet Aingeal (http://scarletaingeal.booklikes.com)

‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari (http://nancyfamolari.blogspot.co.uk)

‘I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand’ Anders Mikkelsen (http://koeur.wordpress.com)
Wilkie Martin
'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.' (Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life)
Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room. Contending with a wave of murder, suicide and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities.

Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when a stressed Hobbes's concealed nature reveals itself in an orgy of bone-crunching. Yet, coming through unscathed, Andy develops respect and admiration for his host, even when he uses weird, occasionally brutal, methods to begin unravelling the mystery, which would appear to link The Order of the Dragon and Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula, to the crime wave.

When Hobbes goes missing, Andy, with the dubious assistance of Dregs, Hobbes's big, bad dog, and armed with a leg of lamb, searches for him. Will he triumph over crazed blood lust and human sacrifice? Can Andy with Hobbes's friends, a binge-drinking dwarf and a troll who looks uncannily human, save the day? And can Andy catch vampirism from false teeth?

'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry'
This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually.

From Reviews:

‘It was fun and entertaining’ ( books reviews forevermore)

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012

 

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