Inspector Hobbes and the Common People

by Wilkie Martin

Unhuman V

WINNER Audiobook Reviewer Choice Awards 2021
Mystery, Narrator & Best Team


No stranger to fear since meeting the unhuman Inspector Hobbes, Andy Caplet fears getting fired from his reporting job (again). His main concern, though, is a shady property developer who has designs on Sorenchester Common, and more annoyingly on his wife.

Perhaps a trip to the mountains will help him relax, but this proves even more perilous with foul weather, inedible food, brigands, and a terrifying cruise. Fortunately, mountain leopards, Yetis and Flossy, the yak, take a shine to Andy.

Back in the Cotswolds, a child gets murdered and a new detective takes on the case. When Hobbes returns, he (with Andy’s dubious assistance) is relegated to hunting an enormous bird with killer feet. Meanwhile, Andy still worries about the common and the reclusive Common People (surely Not Yetis?), who will lose their homes if the housing development goes ahead

This standalone novel is the fifth in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of cosy comedy crime fantasies.

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‘I love all the books in the unhuman series’
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‘Comfort style writing, put a smile on my face.’
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‘Once again another great foray into the world of the unhuman realm with Inspector Hobbes at the lead.’
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‘A fun, funny, entertaining read.’
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‘This series is so much fun!’
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‘Excellent!!! Loads of Fun!’
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Listen to Wilkie Reading Extracts

Wilkie reads a selection of extracts:

1 – A strange face on the common
2 – A gold-edged invitation.
3 – Government visitors.
4 – Mountain sickness
5 – An altercation.

Titles by Wilkie Martin