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Winner Independent Audiobook Awards Fantasy #loveaudio

Party-Planner-1200x1200-layout1973-1efn63bCongratulations to Tim Campbell for winning the Independent Audiobook Awards (IAA) Fantasy for his fantastic narration of #fantasy #cozymystery Inspector Hobbes and the Bones by Wilkie Martin. We are absolutely thrilled he has won – we knew he was awesome.

The Independent Audiobook Awards, the #IAA2019, are awarded at the HearNow Festival in Kansas, USA (, a three day event celebrating all things audio.

Listen to a sample of Tim reading from the winning entry

For a recording of the awards ceremony hosted by Jeff Strand see

The next HearNow Festival is 11-14 June 2020.

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones is the 4th book in the Unhuman series by Wilkie Martin. The audiobook is available from all major audiobook retailers, from many streaming and subscription sites and from libraries, and also available in ebook, paperback and hardback.


Review: Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers by Wilkie Martin

Another great review from Koeur’s Book Reviews for Wilkie’ Martin’s unhuman series. This is for Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers which is published tomorrow. Thank you Anders.

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Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
Publishing Date: September 2014
ISBN: 9780957635180
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5

Publisher Description: 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, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.

Review: Pretty lame cover art.

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.

We finally get an idea as to what Inspector Hobbes truly is while riding along in search of stolen…

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Review: Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin

Very pleased with review of our book Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin. ‘All told I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand.’ by Koeur’s Book Reviews

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Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
Publishing Date: October 2013
ISBN: 9780957635135
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4.2/5

Publisher Description: This is the second in Wilkie Martin’s humorous mystery series unhuman. Set in the Cotswolds, this installment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs. Goodfellow and Dregs is narrated by the ever disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It can be read as a stand-alone novel and is suitable for a wide readership from teenage upwards. It will appeal to anyone with a quirky sense of humour. 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…

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