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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 Curse
Unhuman II


Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next installment 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 cursed to be always unsuccessful in love, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?
This is the second in Wilkie Martin's unhuman series of fast-paced, comedy crime fantasy adventures, with lashings of great food.

'Love may be on the horizon, but beware something wicked this way comes'



Interview

He read a short extract from Inspector Hobbes and the Curse on the Write Out Loud broadcast on Corinium Radio. The reading starts 55 minutes in, for the last 5 minutes.


Write Out Loud by Corinium Radio on Mixcloud





Reviews

‘Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is very much the funny mans Sherlock Holmes’, ‘light hearted tale full of mystery, quirks and puns’, ‘unusual supernatural whodunit mystery’, ‘just enjoy the humor and the tale’ Scarlet Aingeal
from Scarlet’s Web http://scarletaingeal.booklikes.com/post/916536/this-was-a-fun-read-and-is-full-of-chuckle-worthy-puns-and-word-play

‘far out fantasy full of odd characters and action’ Jo Ann Hakola
from the Book Faerie at Journey of a Bookseller http://bkfaerie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/inspector-hobbes-and-curse-by-wilkie.html

‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari
from– Nancy Famolari’s Author Spotlight http://nancyfamolari.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/an-amusing-unhuman-mystery.html

‘Oh, the puns! The puns!’, ‘the puns are part of the fun’, ‘It’s a Holmesian spoof’ Carol Siewert
from Book reviews forevermore http://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/inspector-hobbes-and-the-curse/

'Supernatural Holmes' Carol Siewert
from carols.booklist http://carols.booklikes.com/post/881775/supernatural-holmes

‘light hearted fantasy novel with funny instances and observational humor of the dry kind’, ‘classic whodunit with a fantasy twist’, ‘I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand’ Anders Mikkelsen
from Koeur’s Book Reviews http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/04/24



Booktrailer Extracts

1 - Andy falls for Violet
2 - Hobbes and the rhino
3 - Andy meets Henry Bishop
4 - Andy, Violet and Felix go on a picnic




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