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Award Winning Narrator Tim Campbell Voices Wilkie Martin’s Unhuman Series

15 November 2017 https://www.prlog.org/12676656.html

ih1&ih2&tim 500x710Tim Campbell winner of multiple AudioFile Magazine Earphone Awards has recorded the Unhuman Series of comedy cozy mystery fantasies by Wilkie Martin

Tim Campbell (TimCampbell.me) an award winning audiobook narrator has voiced all 4 of the books in the comedy cozy mystery fantasy series ‘Unhuman’ by Wilkie Martin, The first two books in the series: Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, and Inspector Hobbes and the Curse are now available on Amazon, Audible, iTunes and from many other audiobook retailers and libraries. The second two books: Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, and Inspector Hobbes and the Bones will be released in December 2017.

Tim has won multiple Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine for his readings of audiobooks and we are delighted he agreed to read this comedy cozy-mystery fantasy series. He has really brought the odd-ball characters to life.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood
Inspector Hobbes, a monstrous police detective, investigates grave, ghoulish, goings-on. A mad pseudo vampire with the dagger of Vlad Tepes is behind robbery, and murder. It is a funny tale with a troll, human sacrifice, blood and great cooking.

‘How to describe the books? Well, if you like Terry Pratchett, Tom Sharpe or Tom Holt then this is the book for you. If you like absurdity, good writing, mouth-watering descriptions of food and humour then you will love this book. I did.’
(Inspector Hobbes and the Bloods Book Reviews item created by old_fat_and_hairy arrse.co.uk/community/reviews/inspector-hobbes-and-the-blood.469/)

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse
Andy becomes infatuated with a dangerously beautiful woman during Hobbes’s investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants, which are apparently connected to a rash of big cat sightings; and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods.

‘I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand’
(Review: Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin – Koeur’s Book Reviews koeur.wordpress.com/2014/04/24)

Listen to samples of the books:

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse

They are available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes, from other retailers and from libraries.

Find links to major retailers here:

http://www.wilkiemartin.com/books.html


Large Limited Period Saving on Latest EBook in Humorous Cozy Mystery Series by Wilkie Martin

21 April 2017 https://www.prlog.org/12634905.html

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones, the latest standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s humorous cozy mystery series, is on offer at 99c/99p. Offer Ends 7 May 2017

Wilkie Martin’s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Bones, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the latest outing for Andy Caplet

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and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes in this 4 book series. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy and cozy mystery. Until Sunday 7 May 2017 the e-book is only 99c/99p from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

Certain trouble lies ahead for Andy Caplet. Is the apparently charming young woman who attempts to seduce him merely setting him up for blackmail, or is something even more sinister afoot? Inspector Hobbes certainly believes so, and, though he’s not the sort to worry, he is getting worried.

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones is an exciting, humorous light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read as a stand-alone novel.

‘an intriguing cozy mystery with comedic overtones.” Injoyful Book Reviews, Carolyn Injoy-Hertz

‘I love the Sherlockian style trio of detective, sidekick and housekeeper” The bookasaurus

‘It’s just nuts. And I loved it.’ For the love of Books!!, Kirsty White

‘Too fun to miss.’ The Qwillery, Melanie Sanderson

‘A fun ride that is hard to put down.’ Koeur’s Book Reviews, Anders Mikkelsen

Available on Amazon http://amzn.to/2obEqxs. No eBook reader? No problem, use free app from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp). It is also available in paperback and hardback from bookshops or online retailers.

For more information on Wilkie Martin http://www.wilkiemartin.com

Read an extract now on Book2Look.com http://b2l.bz/WbATxP


Huge Limited Period Saving on EBook from Humorous Mystery Series by Wilkie Martin

30 March 2017 https://www.prlog.org/12630136.html

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, the third standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s humorous cozy mystery series, is on offer at 99c/99p. Offer ends Sunday 2nd April 2017

Cover for Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers (unhuman III) by Wilkie MartinInspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers (unhuman III) by Wilkie Martin

Wilkie Martin’s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the third outing for Andy Caplet and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes in this 4 book series. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy and cozy mystery. Until Sunday 2nd April 2017 the e-book is only 99c/99p from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

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.

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers is a diverting light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read as a stand-alone novel.

‘Inspector Hobbes is back in his greatest adventure yet!’, ‘This is best one yet!’, ‘I enjoy how silly everything is.’ Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie

‘Once again I was transported into another world’ Anders Mikkelsen, Koeur’s Book Reviews Blog

‘had me giggling’, ‘Hobbes and Andy follow the Hobbes-Watson dynamic’ Carol Siewert, thebookgator blog – book reviews forevermore

Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0AG24Y . No eBook reader? No problem, use free app from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp). It is also available in paperback and hardback from bookshops or online retailers.

For more information on Wilkie Martin visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com

Or read an extract on Book2Look.com http://b2l.bz/y5iFJD


Publisher Launches Book Quote T-Shirt and Mug Collection

A new range of Wilkie Martin book quote inspired products launched by The Witcherley Book Company on unhuman.threadless.com

22 February 2017 https://prlog.org/12620927

threadless2CIRENCESTER, EnglandFeb. 21, 2017PRLog — A new range of products inspired by quotations from the cozy mystery books of Wilkie Martin that feature an unhuman British detective has been launched. One collection of products comes from a quote in Inspector Hobbes and the Blood where the character Inspector Hobbes is described by his housekeeper – ‘he can get rather wild when he’s hungry’. A female range with the amended quotation ‘she can get rather wild when she’s hungry’ has also been produced. The second collection is from the latest book Inspector Hobbes and the Bones – ‘grateful for having been born human’.

The range includes T-shirts, hoodies and tops in a full range of colours for men and women. A baby, toddler and children’s selection is also available as well as products for the home (including fine art prints, duvets and throw pillows) and accessories (phone cases, notebooks, mugs amongst others).

For more information on Wilkie Martin and his series of cozy mysteries visit his website wilkiemartin.com. For information on The Witcherley Book Company see witcherleybooks.com.

These book quote inspired products are available from The Witcherley Book Company Artist Shop at http://unhuman.threadless.com. The items are produced and dispatched by threadless.com supporting artists and original designs.


Huge Limited Period Saving on EBook from Humorous Mystery Series by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, the second standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s humorous mystery series, is on offer at 99c/99p for a limited period

20 February 2017 https://www.prlog.org/12620926.html

hobbes4flat_curse CIRENCESTER, EnglandFeb. 20, 2017PRLogWilkie Martin‘s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the second outing for Andy Caplet and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes in this 4 book series. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy, cozy mystery and romance telling of their encounters with werewolves while solving an horrific murder. It is currently on special offer, for a limited period, at only 99c/99p and is available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is a diverting light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read as a stand-alone novel.

‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari

‘classic whodunit with a fantasy twist’ Anders Mikkelsen

‘Madcap tales’ Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine

Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G9MXDZ2. No eBook reader? No problem, use free software from Amazon (www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913). It is also available in paperback from bookshops or online retailers.

For more information on Wilkie Martin visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com


New Book In Comedy Cozy Mystery Series About Unhuman Inspector Hobbes by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones is the fourth book in the unhuman comedy crime fantasy series of humorous cozy mysteries by Wilkie Martin set in the Cotswolds and released next week

09 December 2016 https://www.prlog.org/12607067

hobbes_bones_flatWilkie Martin continues the exciting comedy cozy fantasy adventures of the unhuman Inspector Hobbes with Inspector Hobbes and the Bones, the fourth book in his unhuman series. 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.

Suitable for teenage and upwards. Set in the English Cotswolds and featuring the unhuman British detective Inspector Hobbes as told by the chaotic reporter Andy Caplet. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series. It will be published on 16 Dec 2016 and will available in paperback, hardback, ebook and ibook.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to get a FREE copy of the paperback (closes 16 Jan 2017)
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/214592-inspector-…

Try a FREE sample at Book2Look
http://www.book2look.com/book/6EJ4xgUg5Z

“Amazing cozy mystery/urban fantasy
I loved this book. As a cozy mystery, it had the typical food stories, romance, dogs, and murder. But that is where any similarly to other cozy mysteries ends for this cozy is also urban fantasy with monsters and inhumans. And puns. Lot’s of puns. Author Wilkie Martin successfully blends the two genres into a great story. This is the fourth book of the series but the first one I read. Martin manages to explain everything on the run so the book works well as a stand alone. I recommend this book for fans of either genre. Readers of the Discworld series may also enjoy this series as Martin writes similarly to Sir Terry Pratchett.”Stephen Goldberg

“Wow, Wilkie Martin delivers another finely crafted tapestry of un-human mystery with a dash of incisive wit and provocative humor. Andy is a bit dense at times, almost too dense but seems to provide the comedic relief throughout the story line. The supporting characters are built solidly within the bounds of the movement which is elegantly constructed to provide a multitude of storyline threads.  A fun ride that is hard to put down.”Anders Mikkelsen
koeur.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-bones-by-wilkie-martin/

Links:

Book on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NA94ZFH
wilkiemartin.com
witcherleybooks.com


Big Saving on First EBook in Humorous Cozy-Mystery Series by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, the first standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s humorous cozy-mystery series, is NOW on offer at 99c/99p

10 November 2016 https://www.prlog.org/12600670.html

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Wilkie Martin‘s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the first outing for Andy Caplet and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy, cozy-mystery and good cooking, telling of suspicious suicide, thefts and murder and encounters with a wannabee vampire. It is on offer at only 99c/99p until 18 November 2016, and is available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a diverting light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read as a stand-alone novel. There are currently 3 books in the series, with a 4th due to be added in December this year.

‘Fun and entertaining’ Carol Siewert of book reviews forevermore (clsiewert.wordpress.com)

‘Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed’ Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine

Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E45A2M8 . No ebook reader? No problem, use free software from Amazon (www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913). It is also available in paperback from bookshops or online retailers.

For more information on Wilkie Martin visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com


Wilkie Martin Is Author Of The Day On ManyBooks.Net

Wilkie Martin is the featured author of the day on the book promotion site ManyBooks.net

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Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers interview with Wilkie Martin

Today ManyBooks.Net are featuring Cotswold author Wilkie Martin as their author of the day. On their article they say he ‘has figured out the winning recipe to writing hilarious books that keep you mystified till the very end. He simply takes a small, seemingly normal English town, adds an unhuman character or two and a dash of fantasy to create the perfect amount of chaos.’ As their author of the day, ‘Martin reveals how a TV presenter made up as a Neanderthal inspired his books, what Hobbes has in common with Sherlock Holmes and why all the adventures take place in a Cotswold town.’

Wilkie has written 3 books in his unhuman series of comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. The 3rd of these standalone books, Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, is available now at 99c/99p, a 85% discount.

In this, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes an-overdue holiday with his accident-prone friend Andy after receiving unwanted press attention when foiling an armed robbery. But their trip takes a dark turn when Andy stumbles across something shocking.

Read the full article here: http://manybooks.net/featured-authors/wilkie-martin-myste…

For more information on Wilkie see http://www.wilkiemartin.com


Huge Saving on Humorous Fantasy Cozy Mystery EBook by Wilkie Martin 20-28 September 2016

19 September 2016 https://www.prlog.org/12588081.html

Humorous Fantasy Cozy Mystery Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, the third standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series, is on offer at 99c/99p for one week

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Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers (unhuman III) by Wilkie Martin

Wilkie Martin’s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the third outing for Andy Caplet and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy, cozy mystery and romance, telling of the wild camping trip and investigations into a gold robbery. From 20 September 2016 to 28 September 2016 it is on offer at only 99c/99p and is available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers is a diverting light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read as a stand-alone novel.

‘Inspector Hobbes is back in his greatest adventure yet’ The Book Faerie

‘Once again I was transported into another world’ Koeur’s Book Reviews

‘Madcap tales’ Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine

It is available in ebook or paperback from bookshops or online retailers. Amazon ebook link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0AG24Y No ebook reader? No problem, use free software from Amazon (www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913).

For more information on Wilkie Martin visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com


Huge Saving on EBook from Humorous Mystery Series by Wilkie Martin 17-24 August 2016

17 August 2016 https://www.prlog.org/12580381.html

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Inspector Hobbes and the Curse (unhuman II) by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, the second standalone book in Wilkie Martin’s in the humorous mystery series, is on offer at 99c/99p from 17-24 August 2016

Wilkie Martin‘s humorous novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, is a British detective story set in the Cotswolds and is the second outing for Andy Caplet and the unhuman Inspector Hobbes. It is a mixture of comedy, crime, fantasy, mystery and romance telling of their encounters with werewolves while solving an horrific murder. From 17 August 2016 to 24 August 2016 it is on offer at only 99c/99p and is available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and from other e-retailers.

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse  is a diverting light read that will change your perception of the Cotswolds forever. It is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although in a series, each one can be read a stand-alone novel.

     ’an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari

     ‘classic whodunit with a fantasy twist’ Anders Mikkelsen

     ‘Madcap tales’ Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine

Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G9MXDZ2. No ebook reader? No problem, use free software from Amazon (www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913). It is also available in paperback from bookshops or online retailers.

For more information on Wilkie Martin visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com


Historic Word Search Book Released Based On Magna Carta

25 November 2015 http://www.prlog.org/12513723.html

New word search puzzle book based upon an English translation of the world famous Magna Carta available now on Amazon

Large Print Classic Document Word Search - Magna Carta (138 Puzzles)

Large Print Classic Document Word Search – Magna Carta (138 Puzzles)

CIRENCESTER, U.K. – Nov. 25, 2015 – PRLog –The new Large Print Classic Novel Word Search inspired by Magna Carta compiled by Rex Witcherley is released today ($6.99) by The Witcherley Book Company. The book includes the full English text broken up into 138 puzzles. The 16 point font means it is accessible to those with poor eyesight. It offers an enjoyable way of encountering this classic document. This year is the 800th anniversary of the signing of this ground-breaking legal chart by King John at Runnymede, ‘on the fifteenth day of June, in the seventeenth year of [his] reign’. This word search book gives an excellent opportunity to get to know it better and in detail.

This is one book in a new range of puzzles, some available in 3 different sizes and different size fonts (10 point, 16 point and 36 point). Other titles include word searches on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and random numbers. Sudoku books are also available.
For details see The Witcherley Book Company puzzle page on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rex-Witcherley/e/B018GUE1KA


Christmas Word Search Book Released Inspired By Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

25 November 2015 http://www.prlog.org/12513694.html

New word search puzzle book based upon Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol available now on Amazon.

Large Print Classic Novel Word Search - A Christmas Carol (37 Puzzles)

Large Print Classic Novel Word Search – A Christmas Carol (37 Puzzles)

CIRENCESTER, U.K. – Nov. 25, 2015 – PRLog — The new Large Print Classic Novel Word Search Inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol compiled by Rex Witcherley is released today by The Witcherley Book Company. With 37 puzzles in total this means there are several for each of this popular classic’s sections or staves. The 16 point font means it is accessible to those with poor eyesight. It offers an enjoyable diversion as you are immersed in the colourful language of the story and gives a small taste of this famous Dickensian Christmas as you encounter the ghosts of Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas of the Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.

This is one book in a new range of puzzles, some available in 3 different sizes and different size fonts (10 point, 16 point and 36 point). Other titles include word searches on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Magna Carta and random numbers. Sudoku books are also available.

For details The Witcherley Book Company puzzle page on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rex-Witcherley/e/B018GUE1KA


Cotswold Author Hits Comedy Bestseller List Ranking #1 on Amazon

11 June 2015 http://www.prlog.org/12465072-cotswold-author-hits-comedy-bestseller-list-ranking-1-on-amazon.html

Wilkie Martin’s humorous cozy mystery Inspector Hobbes and the Blood in the top 100 comedy ebooks on Amazon.com rising to #1

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An enjoyable light holiday read can be found in the whacky madcap tales of Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series. Reaching the top 100 rankings on Amazon on the cozy mystery, British detective and general humor sections, it was the #1 bestseller in the comedy section. It ranked alongside Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm, Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy and many of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.

“Madcap Tales”,”cult following for his whacky books”, “as inventive as they are entertaining”’ (Cotswold Life)

“Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.” Katie Jarvis, (Cotswold Life)

“The characters are so unusual and so much fun…I was in stitches most of the way through it.” (Judy B, Amazon.com reviewer)

“Intelligently witty HOOT!” (Chi-lover, Amazon.com reviewer)

“Warning: Not to be read in bed when someone else is sleeping. Your laughter will wake them up.” (Kindle Customer “Mage Driven”, Amazon.com reviewer)

Wilkie is “delighted and amazed”’ to be on a bestseller page alongside Terry Pratchett one of his favourite authors, ”it’s a dream come true, I just hope it can last”. It has been a good month for Wilkie Martin who has also been profiled  in June’s Cotswold Life magazine.

A 17,000 word free extract of Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, the first in the unhuman series, is currently available for viewing http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b59599278553c399ee061831&id=ffffb83f8a&e=83eae793af

Published by The Witcherley Book Company (witcherleybooks.com) Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series is available in ebook, ibook, google play and paperback from all major retailers. An ebook bundle of the whole series so far is available exclusively on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z3PR0NC


Civil Servant Turned Bestselling Author Profiled in Cotswold Life Magazine

11 June 2015 http://www.prlog.org/12465060-civil-servant-turned-bestselling-author-profiled-in-cotswold-life-magazine.html

Cirencester author Wilkie Martin is profiled in June 2015 Cotswold Life Magazine


IMG_3359 smaller2After spending 25 years working for the civil service, Wilkie Martin is now pursuing his dream of writing and has reached the top 100 rankings on Amazon.com for cozy mysteries, British detectives and general humor and the #1 ranking for comedy books. He is interviewed this month by Katie Jarvis of Cotswold Life magazine which also features Mary Berry. Wilkie explains the background and inspiration to his unhuman series and explains how he is published as well as making recommendations to those looking to get published.

Wilkie Martin writes humorous cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds and his unhuman series currently has 3 books: Inspector  Hobbes and the Blood, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, and Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers. They are available individually in ebook, ibook, google play or paperback from all major retailers or as an ebook  bundle (exclusive to Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z3PR0NC.

“Madcap Tales”,”cult following for his whacky books”, “as inventive as they are entertaining”’ (Cotswold Life)

“Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.” Katie Jarvis, (Cotswold Life)

Cotswold Life magazine is currently available for £6 for 6 issues.http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/home


New Book In Cozy Mystery Series About Unhuman Inspector Hobbes by Wilkie Martin

30 September 2014 http://www.prlog.org/12377685-new-book-in-cozy-mystery-series-about-unhuman-inspector-hobbes-by-wilkie-martin.html
30 September 2014 http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=191349
01 October 2014 http://www.prfire.com/?p=831

New Book In Cozy Mystery Series About Unhuman Inspector Hobbes by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers is the third book in the unhuman comedy crime fantasy series of humorous cozy mysteries by Wilkie Martin set in the Cotswolds and released 30 September 2014.

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Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers (unhuman III) by WIlkie Martin

Cirencester writer Wilkie Martin continues the exciting comedy crime fantasy adventures of Inspector Hobbes with Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers, the third book in his unhuman series. The still disaster-prone Andy Caplet continues to narrate his adventures with police detective Inspector Hobbes as they take a well-earned holiday in the Blacker Mountains where Andy discovers a skeleton, the last remains of his new love interest’s husband. Back in the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester Andy tries to make sense of Hobbes’s investigation into a gold-robbery at Grossman’s Bank, managed by a soup eating vampire, and sees Hobbes nearly floored by an unexpected American visitor.

Sample the first two chapters for FREE at Book2Look (a new book previewing website) http://www.book2look.co.uk/vBook.aspx?id=o8I6rbXQPo

Once again I was transported into another world where the characters are interesting and build in tandem with the story line. This author has become one of my favorites as he uses his characters to showcase a dry wit in tense situations. No one character leaves the story unscathed by this rapier like wit’ (Koeur’s Book Reviews http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers is published by The Witcherley Book Company. It is available in paperback and eBook from all major online retailers. There is a FREE book giveaway for 2 signed paperback copies on GoodReads that can be entered with a facebook or GoodReads logon. The draw is on 31 October 2014 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23253695-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers.

All the unhuman series are stand-alone novels and are suitable for teenagers and upwards, and include Inspector Hobbes and the Blood (unhuman I) ‘Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed’ (Cotswold Life), and Inspector Hobbes and the Curse (unhuman II) – far out fantasy full of odd characters and action’ (Jo Ann Hakola http://bkfaerie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/inspector-hobbes-and-curse-by-wilkie.html), It’s a Holmesian spoof’ (Carol Siewert http://carols.booklikes.com/post/881775/supernatural-holmes).


Cotswold author Wilkie Martin takes number 2 position on USA Amazon bestsellers list

23 April 2014 R1  http://www.prfire.co.uk/media-publishing/cotswold-author-wilkie-martin-takes-number-2-position-on-usa-amazon-bestsellers-list-155850
23 April 2014 R2 http://prlog.org/12313646

Wilkie Martin and his book Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Wilkie Martin and his book Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Memorable and engaging characters take Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin to the Top 2 position on Amazon in the US.

PRLog (Press Release)Apr. 23, 2014CIRENCESTER, U.K.Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Cirencester author Wilkie Martin is the first in his unhuman series of humorous mysteries. It has reached the number 2 position in Amazon.com’s Comedy bestseller category for Kindle books. It has also featured as the Top 14 book for British Detectives and Top 27 for Cozy Mysteries.

Wilkie said ‘my publisher, The Witcherley Book Company, ran a small promotion on the books and I’m delighted with the results, especially in the USA. The main character in the books was inspired by Alan Titchmarch’s portrayal of a Neanderthal during a documentary. The books narrator, Andy Caplet, fills the same role as Dr Watson in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Homes stories since the eponymous Hobbes is so different it provides the reader with a way into his character, although Andy has far more character flaws than Dr Watson.’

It is set in the Cotswolds and is a story of murder, mayhem and missing violins, introducing a cast of memorable and engaging characters, who also feature in the following book, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse.

Cotswold Life’s Katie Jarvis reviewed the book as ‘odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed’ and other reviews love the characters and humour, demanding more in the series.  The third book Inspector Hobbes and the Root of All Evil is planned for publication later this year.  They are suitable for anyone with a quirky sense of humor, from teenagers upwards. The first two books in the unhuman series are available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback. Wilkie’s profile on Amazon has links to the books http://www.amazon.com/Wilkie-Martin/e/B00CJ01NTG. The paperbacks are also available from other online retailers, or to order from bookshops.


Huge Saving on 1st Amazon Kindle book in humorous mystery series by Wilkie Martin 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 R1  http://www.prlog.org/12312888-huge-saving-on-1st-amazon-kindle-book-in-humorous-mystery-series-by-wilkie-martin-22-april-2014.html
22 April 2014 R2  http://reports.pr-inside.com/huge-saving-on-1st-amazon-kindle-r4027379.htm

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin

2014-04-22 12:49:37 – The first book in Wilkie Martin’s humorous mystery series, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, is on offer at 99c/99p Amazon (US and UK) on 22 April 2014

Wilkie Martin’s humorous debut novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0957635109 ), is set in the Cotswolds and described as ‘Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed’ by Cotswold Life magazine. It is the first outing of his endearing and memorable characters and hits ‘the road running with more double entendres than a Carry On film’ (Amazon.com Top 100 reviewer). This comedy crime fantasy series starts by introducing Inspector Hobbes’s investigations into a murder and a series of thefts as described by the clumsy narrator Andy Caplet, whose own incompetence and occasionally well-meaning mishaps are reminiscent of the adventures of Inspector Clouseau. On 22 April 2014, it is on offer at only 99c on Amazon.com or at 99p on Amazon.co.uk.

It diverting light read from Wilkie Martin (http://www.wilkiemartin.com (http://www.wilkiemartin.com)) that will change your perceptions of the Cotswolds forever and is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although part of a series, this and the following book, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse, can be read as stand-alone novels.

Using free software from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913 ) it can be read on other devices. It is also available in paperback from bookshops or online retailers.


New humorous mystery series introduced at London Book Fair 2014

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Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin

The Witcherley Book Company introduce the new humorous mystery series at the London Book Fair 2014 8-10 April.

PRLog (Press Release)Apr. 6, 2014CIRENCESTER, U.K.New independent book publisher The Witcherley Book Company is attending the International London Book Fair for the first time. ‘We’ll be on the Independent Publishers Guild’s stand J200, and are looking forward to the opportunity this gives to meet with top industry professionals. We’re delighted to already have appointments with some of them.’

The Witcherley Book Company will be presenting the new humorous mystery series unhuman by Cotswold author Wilkie Martin. ‘We’re very excited about this new series which has some great reviews’. As well as reviews online, this includes one from Cotswold Life magazine:

‘Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed’ .

The first two books in the series (Inspector Hobbes and the Blood and Inspector Hobbes and the Curse) are available in paperback and in Kindle from Amazon, other online retailers and from bookshops. The books will also be available in other ebook formats later this year.

‘We are having a special promotion during the Book Fair on the Kindle ebook version of Inspector Hobbes and the Curse .’ It will be available for $1.99/£1.99 from 7-12 April on Amazon.com ( http://www.amazon.com/Inspector-Hobbes-Curse-fast-paced-f… ) and Amazon.co.uk ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inspector-Hobbes-Curse-fast-paced-fantasy-ebook/dp/B00G9MXDZ2 ).


Big Savings on 2nd Amazon Kindle book in humorous mystery series by Wilkie Martin 7-13 April 2014

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Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin

Wilkie Martin’s humorous mystery novel Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is on offer at over 50% off on Amazon Kindle on 7-13 April 2014

PRLog (Press Release)Apr. 4, 2014CIRENCESTER, U.K.Bringing back Inspector Hobbes and Andy Caplet, Inspector Hobbes and the Curse (http://www.amazon.com/Inspector-Hobbes-Curse-fast-paced-fantasy-ebook/dp/B00G9MXDZ2 (http://www.amazon.com/Inspector-Hobbes-Curse-fast-paced-fantasy-ebook/dp/B00G9MXDZ2)) ‘is the second book about these great characters. Just love them’ (Amazon.com reviewer). It relates Andy’s further misadventures as he falls in love with the dangerously beautiful Violet King. Murder and mayhem follow, with encounters with werewolves, rampant rhinos and an elephant. ‘Witty and fast moving’ (Amazon.com Top 100 reviewer), ‘Strange and bizarre occurrences seem to be the norm in Sorenchester’ in this fast-paced humorous mystery story. It is a diverting light read from Wilkie Martin (http://www.wilkiemartin.com (http://www.wilkiemartin.com)) that will change your perceptions of the Cotswolds forever and is suitable for teenagers upwards. Although part of a series, it  can be read as a stand-alone novel and is now on offer at $1.99 (£1.99).

Using free software from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId…) it can be read on other devices. It is also available in paperback from bookshops or online retailers.


‘Sherlock Holmes Inspired Funny Book, “Inspector Hobbes And The Blood”, Free On Kindle 24-26 August’

22 August 2013  http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=179084

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin

On August 24/ 25/ 26, book-lovers can download the Sherlock Homes inspired comedy crime fantasy novel, “Inspector Hobbes and the Blood”, for FREE. This download is available for Kindle or on any PC, tablet or smartphone with a Kindle APP.

Cotswolds, UK –  Wilkie Martin’s debut Inspector Hobbes and the Blood (publisher The Witcherley Book Company) is FREE on Amazon Kindle on 24-26 August (starting/ending midnight PST). It is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy with lots of ludicrous and humorous situations, and lashings of good food. Set in an English Cotswolds town, it is a diverting light read and was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers in 2012. It is suitable for a wide audience from young adult to those of a more mature age, and should give many a good laugh.

“Inspector Hobbes can get rather wild, especially when he’s hungry, and I was unable to get into his mind,” says Wilkie, “as his thought processes are so different to those of normal people. Conan-Doyle used Dr. Watson as a narrator to solve the problem of explaining the unusual mind of Sherlock Holmes, so I decided to use one too. Mine, Andy Caplet, is a local reporter who gets assigned to Inspector Hobbes. He’s clumsy and struggles against his many flaws which lead to him becoming the main character; it is Andy who is often, unintentionally, the focus of the comedy”. Wilkie explains more behind the characters in his blog.

“Inspector Hobbes and the Blood” is the first in the ‘unhuman’ series featuring Inspector Hobbes, and Andy Caplet. It has 5 star reviews on Amazon and has been described as an “entertaining and amusing tale” by Amazon Top Reviewer, Brett H, who says it has “more double-entendres than a Carry On film” and an “action packed climax”.  The Free Kindle promotion is a way of introducing more readers to the weird and wonderful ‘unhuman’ world before the second book “Inspector Hobbes and the Curse” is published in October.

The FREE Kindle book can also be read on PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones using FREE software from Amazon. It is also available in paperback from Amazon and good bookshops; and a draw for one of 5 FREE paperback copies is being run by GoodReads.com (http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/61198) and can be entered using a Goodreads or Facebook logon until September 9.


“Being Human Is The Least We Normally Expect From A Policeman,” Says Debut Novelist Wilkie Martin

24 July 2013  http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=177753

Release of debut novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, inspired by Neanderthal programme and first in unhuman series from Impress Prize for New Writers shortlisted Wilkie Martin.

Cotswolds, UK – The central character in Wilkie Martin’s debut novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was inspired by seeing British TV presenter and gardener, Alan Titchmarsh, walking around London’s Oxford Street made-up to look like a Neanderthal. “I thought, what if there really were non-human people, not necessarily Neanderthals, but ‘unhumans’, walking around; they’d need a job, and why not the police? Being human is the least we normally expect from a policeman. Although it was some time ago, the image struck a chord and the idea stuck with me, and with other people who found the character of Inspector Hobbes appealing,” says Wilkie.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy with lots of ludicrous and humorous situations, and lashings of good food. Set in an English Cotswolds town, it is a diverting light read for all ages that was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers in 2012. It will be published by The Witcherley Book Company on 26 July 2013 in paperback (ISBN: 9780957635104, £7.99) and Kindle (ISBN: 9780957635111, £4.99) on Amazon, and in paperback from other online retailers, or bookshops.

It is the first in the ‘unhuman’ series featuring Inspector Hobbes, and is narrated by Andy Caplet, a failed journalist. “Andy was a way of getting into and explaining an unusual mind and allowing the reader to relate to Hobbes through a normal, if very fallible, human being,” says Wilkie, who explains more behind the characters in his blog (http://blog.wilkiemartin.com).

The original Alan Titchmarsh programme was broadcast on the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-lancashire/plain/A21606040) in 2004, and was covered by The Sun newspaper (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/94854/Dya-dig-my-new-image.


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