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About Wilkie Martin
Wilkie Martin is a bestselling comedy and cozy mystery writer. He lives in the Cotswolds, UK with his partner in a town remarkably similar to the fictional Sorenchester of his unhuman series, although he has never come across a policeman there like Inspector Hobbes.
He loves cooking, especially curries which is why his characters tend to like things spicy and despite living as far away from the coast as is possible in the UK, he is a qualified scuba diving instructor.
Wilkie's latest book is a comedy crime fantasy story - Inspector Hobbes and the Common People.
There are now 5 books in his unhuman series of comedy cozy mystery fantasy novels, described by Cotswold Life magazine as 'odd, inventive and genuinely very funny indeed':
I - Inspector Hobbes and the Blood
II - Inspector Hobbes and the Curse
III - Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers
IV - Inspector Hobbes and the Bones
V - Inspector Hobbes and the Common People
They can be read standalone but are best read in order. They are available on kindle, paperback, large print paperback, hardback and audiobooks.
Find the first 3 unhuman books together in his ebook bundle - First Ever Unhuman Bundle.
Find the first 4 unhuman books in the Hobbes omnibus (paperback, hardback and audiobook).
He also has a fantasy thriller - Razor
an a little book of silly verse - Relative Disasters - that chronicles the various humorous but fatal mishaps that happen to family members.
Children's books are written as Wilkie J. Martin, and a cookbook as his character A.C. Caplet.
For an update on when the next book is available visit his website http://www.wilkiemartin.com and signup for his newsletter.
Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012.
Inspector Hobbes and the Blood audiobook was a nominee for Audiobook Reviewer (ABR) Listener Award 2018 in Fantasy, Mystery, Humor.
Inspector Hobbes and the Bones audiobook WINNER of Indpendent Audiobook Award Fantasy 2019.
Inspector Hobbes and the Bones audiobook nominee VoiceArts Award Fantasy 2019.
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Cotswolds carnage. A bewitching beauty. Will a sidekick’s heroism end with him washed away?
Andy Caplet feels lonely with his new wife on leave. So he jumps to Inspector Hobbes’ aid to rescue their Cotswolds town’s neighbors from a nasty flood. But his heroic elation barely lasts the afternoon when the waters recede, revealing old bones and new bodies.
Temporarily moving back in with Hobbes, Andy’s ready to rejoin the team. But when an enchanting woman targets the sidekick, he’s too bewildered to notice that it’s a sinister setup…
Can Hobbes track down a shadowy new evil before Andy is charmed into disaster?
Inspector Hobbes and the Bones is the fourth standalone novel in the Unhuman comedy crime fantasy series. If you like Sherlock-style plots, inventive magic, and pure unadulterated fun, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s witty mystery.
Buy Inspector Hobbes and the Bones to rip a skeleton out of the closet today!
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 cozy comedy crime fantasies.
Buy Inspector Hobbes and the Common People for a quirky crime with fantasy!
A reporter with nothing to lose. An inspector with something to hide. The Cotswolds’ newest odd couple is on the case…
Of all the journalists at his small-town paper, Andy Caplet is far and away the worst. At least he has a job. But when his latest expose on the strange and scandalous Inspector Hobbes backfires, Andy is left broke and homeless. The inspector’s offer of a spare room for a few days (or months) seems like the only option…
Andy agrees to accompany the inspector to investigate a sudden surge in crime and soon finds himself immersed in a world beyond humanity. It turns out that Inspector Hobbes eats raw bones, their housekeeper collects teeth, and their guests include trolls, dwarves, and ghouls. As Andy tries to piece together the inspector’s true identity, his new partner is hard at work solving unexplainable murders, suicides, and robberies. If they can’t learn to work together and solve the mystery in time, the chilling fate of their charming town will be sealed…
Inspector Hobbs and the Blood is the first book in a series of comedy crime fantasy novels. If you like intriguing characters, hilarious wit, and small-town whodunits with fantasy flair, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s fast-paced supernatural tale.
Buy Inspector Hobbs and the Blood to join the madcap mystery today!
A mourning husband can’t live with his guilt…
... he decides to die, not by his own hand, but in heroically helping the vulnerable.
Since the peaceful Cotswold countryside offers limited opportunities for heroism, despite the presence of some weird and dangerous inhabitants, he ventures further afield.
To his annoyance, new and unlikely friends mysteriously appear everywhere he goes, foiling his plans and sending him back to square one.
Will he succeed or will he come to terms with his grief first? Was his wife as blame free and perfect as he thought or will lurking suspicions of infidelity be proved right?
'It was ironic that having nothing left to lose except his life, his life had become interesting again.'
If you like fantasy thrillers, you'll love Razor by Wilkie Martin.
A washed-up journalist. An unusual detective. Their magical mystery tour is about to get supernatural…
900+ pages of comically crazy paranormal cozy mysteries.
Andy Caplet couldn’t follow a lead if it held him by the hand. So he’s not completely surprised when he’s fired from the paper, loses his flat in The Cotswolds, and has to bunk with an eccentric detective. With nothing better to do, Andy impulsively tags along on his new roommate’s decidedly abnormal investigations…
Inspector Hobbes deals with his stressful career by chomping on bones. He’s been using his mysterious powers to sniff out crime longer than Andy’s been alive, but even he can tell something extra unnatural is afoot. Having a partner may help him whether the wannabe vampires, wacky werewolves, and dastardly villains.
Can the crime-solving duo take down both human and unhuman criminals lurking in the shadows, or will they be consumed by metaphysical madness?
The First Ever Unhuman Bundle contains the first three books in the Inspector Hobbes series of cozy paranormal mysteries. If you like new twists on crime stories, eccentric but lovable characters, and off-the-wall humor, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s fantastical collection.
Buy the First Ever Unhuman Bundle to solve quirky paranormal crimes today!
Nature. Murder. Will an unhuman’s clumsy sidekick find courage, love, or a swift end?
Andy Caplet remains jobless and loveless. So when Inspector Hobbes suggests a camping trip to avoid an unwelcome spotlight on his powers, the sidekick rushes to assist. But Andy’s hope for relaxation ends abruptly when he trips over a dead body.
With the Inspector’s attention needed elsewhere, Andy bravely reports the remains and falls hard for the victim’s wealthy widow. When a heinous act threatens the new woman of his dreams, the lovestruck sidekick must become a hero in a hurry.
As the bodies pile up, can Andy’s newfound spine keep him and the Inspector from joining the heap of corpses?
Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers is the third standalone novel in the Unhuman comedy crime fantasy series. If you like supernatural underworlds, madcap capers, and dastardly villains, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s fast-paced farce.
Buy Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers to solve a paranormal crime today!
Dead sheep. Massive cats. A superhuman detective’s sidekick has no clue…
Andy Caplet’s life may be cursed. After all, his only job between cases involves cooking terrible food for the unhuman Inspector Hobbes. Desperate to be of more use, Andy joins the bone-munching sleuth to investigate the brutal murder of innocent sheep.
Hunting down the livestock lunatic, Andy meets and loses his heart to the rich, stunning Violet King. Aside from a bit of Andy’s vomit in her shoes, all goes well until a fancy date ends with someone’s throat getting torn out…
Will Andy’s obsession make him and the inspector the next course on the murder menu?
Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is the second standalone novel in the Unhuman comedy crime fantasy series. If you like quirky characters, crazy crimes, and supernatural sleuths, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s page-turning whodunit.
Buy Inspector Hobbes and the Curse to rip an unnatural crime to shreds today!
A short collection of darky humorous silly versedetailing the unfortunate demise of various relatives from a plethora of perils.
Containing six silly nonsense poems and two short poems.
If you'd like Edward Lear, you'll love the hilarious Relative Disasters by Wilkie Martin.
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