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'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed' Cotswold Life Magazine on Inspector Hobbes and the Blood
'Madcap Tales', 'cult following for his whacky books', 'as inventive as they are entertaining' Cotswold Life Magazine on unhuman series

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones
unhuman IV

Available as ebook, paperback, hardback or audiobook.

‘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.


This is narrated by the award winning and brilliant Tim Campbell.

Listen to a sample:

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

Wilkie talking about his latest book Inspector Hobbes and the Bones at Writers in the Brewery

Read a summary of this on Wilkie's Blog - Talking Names from Inspector Hobbes and the Bones and Others


'an intriguing cozy mystery with comedic overtones.', 'I gave it five stars because it made me laugh out loud on several occasions.'
Injoyful Book Reviews, Carolyn Injoy-Hertz

'I highly recommend this book and the series.'
INSPECTOR HOBBS AND THE BONES By Wilkie Martin, idahobluebird50 MYSTERIES GALORE AND PHOTOS, bettielouise31

'this book is pure, unadulterated fun.', 'I love the Sherlockian style trio of detective, sidekick and housekeeper', 'looking forward to reading more'
Inspector Hobbes and the Bones by Wilkie Martin, The bookasaurus

'it’s just good fun.', 'Andy makes an excellent human sidekick to Inspector Hobbes and their relationship reminded me of the Holmes-Watson dynamic at first.'
ARC Book Review: Inspector Hobbes and the Bones by Wilkie Martin, Amy

'Instantly reminded me, of course, of Sherlock Holmes.'
Our First Year Here, Zoe

'I loved this. It’s charming and bonkers.', 'It’s just nuts. And I loved it. I will have to go back now and read the other three. Big thumbs up.'
For the love of Books!! Inspector Hobbes and the Bones (undead 4) – Wilkie Martin, Kirsty White

'I really enjoy this series and Inspector Hobbes and the Bones was no exception.', 'Too fun to miss.'
The Qwillery – Melanie’s Week in Review – December 11, 2016, Melanie Sanderson

'Wow, Wilkie Martin delivers another finely crafted tapestry of un-human mystery with a dash of incisive wit and provocative humor.', 'A fun ride that is hard to put down.'

'definitely the quirkiest book I've read in 2017!' A Book Addict Speaks Out

'an addictive humorous read'
Jane Hunt Writer - https://jolliffe01.com/2017/11/21/inspector-hobbes-and-the-bones-wilkie-martin-4-review/

'I love this series of audiobooks; they just keep getting better!' Audiobook Reviewer

Booktubhe review on youtube - Silvia Kay

Wilkie reading some extracts from Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

1 - Andy and Hobbes hear about Crackling Rosy
2 - Andy braves the storm to go to the rescue of his odd neighbours
3 - Andy and Hobbes get the boats
4 - Andy rescues the boy
5 - Andy and Hobbes watch 'Skeleton' Bob and his wife Fenella

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones
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