Unhuman

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 420 ratings

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood Publisher's Summary

Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy cozy mystery fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room.

Contending with a wave of murder, suicide, and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs. Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities. Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when a stressed Hobbes's concealed nature reveals itself in an orgy of bone-crunching. Yet, coming through unscathed, Andy develops respect and admiration for his host, even when he uses weird, occasionally brutal, methods to begin unravelling the mystery, which would appear to link The Order of the Dragon and Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula, to the crime wave.

When Hobbes goes missing, Andy, with the dubious assistance of Dregs, Hobbes's big, bad dog, and armed with a leg of lamb, searches for him. Will he triumph over crazed blood lust and human sacrifice?

Can Andy with Hobbes's friends, a binge-drinking dwarf and a troll who looks uncannily human, save the day? And can Andy catch vampirism from false teeth?

These and other questions may be answered in Inspector Hobbes and the Blood.

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  • Book 1

    • Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

    • Unhuman, Book 1
    • By: Wilkie Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy cozy mystery fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wilkie Martin writes a clever crime mystery

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Inspector Hobbes and the Curse

    • Unhuman, Book 2
    • By: Wilkie Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A paranormal comedy that's entertaining & exciting

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers

    • Unhuman, Book 3
    • By: Wilkie Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious and Quirky!!!

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

    • Unhuman, Book 4
    • By: Wilkie Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hobbs is the best!

    • By Sadcelticlady on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95