Certain trouble lies ahead for Andy Caplet. Is the apparently charming young woman who attempts to seduce him merely setting him up for blackmail, or is something even more sinister afoot? Inspector Hobbes certainly believes so, and, though he’s not the sort to worry, he is getting worried.
Escapism and crazy, quirky adventures in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series. If you are looking for a new fantasy series or a light, funny read, then this unhuman bundle or collection will show why Wilkie has a cult following for his cozy mystery crime fantasies.
I – Inspector Hobbes and the Blood
Inspector Hobbes, a monstrous police detective, investigates grave, ghoulish, goings-on. A mad pseudo vampire with the dagger of Vlad Tepes is behind robbery, and murder. It is a funny tale with a troll, human sacrifice, blood and great cooking.
‘I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he’s hungry.’
II – Inspector Hobbes and the Curse
Andy becomes infatuated with a dangerously beautiful woman during Hobbes’s investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants, which are apparently connected to a rash of big cat sightings; and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods.
‘Love may be on the horizon but, beware; something wicked this way comes.’
III – Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers
Unwelcome Attention after foiling an armed robbery forces the Inspector away on holiday to the dangerous Blacker Mountains, where his accident-prone friend. Andy stumbles across something shocking, before falling for an attractive widow.
‘I always knew you’d get ahead one day.’
Why should a man at a Surrey police station go ballistic because someone tries to visit Lilly, his elderly grandmother?
Detective Inspector Jake Talbot is intrigued, and this little puzzle might serve to distract him from sorrows of a Christmas past. Soon he is entangled with Frankie, an odd young man who claims to have met Lilly in her youth. Talbot dismisses the notion of time travel, but then discovers the Ministry of Defence has been monitoring Frankie since his friend disappeared ten years previously. Forced to work with the MOD, Talbot unearths family secrets and betrayals. The families act ruthlessly to prevent him from discovering the facts, colluding to ruin him.
If Frankie is innocent, Talbot won’t let him be victimised. An uneasy understanding grows between them as they follow the evidence, for only the truth will allow Frankie to visit Lilly.