Inspector Hobbes and the Curse

by Wilkie Martin

Unhuman II

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 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’

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‘Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is very much the funny man’s Sherlock Holmes’, ‘light hearted tale full of mystery, quirks and puns’, ‘unusual supernatural whodunit mystery’, ‘just enjoy the humor and the tale’
Scarlet Aingeal, Scarlet’s Web

‘far out fantasy full of odd characters and action’
Jo Ann Hakola, the Book Faerie at Journey of a Bookseller

‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’
Nancy Famolari from– Nancy Famolari’s Author Spotlight
‘Oh, the puns! The puns!’, ‘the puns are part of the fun’, ‘It’s a Holmesian spoof’
Carol Siewert, from Book reviews forevermore

‘Supernatural Holmes’
Carol Siewert, carols.booklist

‘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, Koeur’s Book Reviews

‘He [Tim Campbell] has the perfect voice for both Andy and Hobbes.’ ‘If you enjoy comedy and paranormal creatures with a mixture of Sherlock Holmes, this is the series for you! I thoroughly enjoyed them.’
Paul, Audiobookreviewer

Listen to Wilkie Reading Extract

Wilkie reads some extracts from Inspector Hobbes and the Curse
1 – Andy falls for Violet
2 – Hobbes and the rhino
3 – Andy meets Henry Bishop
4 – Andy, Violet and Felix go on a picnic

Listen to Wilkie Talking About Hobbes

Wilkie 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.

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