Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
ISBN: 9780957635180
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Fiction

‘as inventive as they are entertaining’ (Cotswold Life) 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. On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunderings and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage. Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy’s relationship to Hobbes? This, the third in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies will reveal all. 'I always knew you'd get ahead one day' This new 'unhuman' comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards. Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the third novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually. From Reviewers: ‘Hobbes and Andy follow the Hobbes-Watson dynamic’, ‘had me giggling’ (http://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers/) ‘Once again I was transported into another world’, ‘This author has become one of my favorites’ (http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/) ‘dastardly villans’, ‘serves well as a stand alone novel’ (http://carolyninjoy.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/inspector-hobbes-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
ISBN: 9780957635166
Release Date: 2013-07-31
Genre: Fiction

'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.' (Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life) Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime 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? 'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry' This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards. Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually. From Reviews: ‘It was fun and entertaining’ ( books reviews forevermore) Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
ISBN: 9781910302040
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Fiction

I was grateful for having been born human' 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. This is the fourth in Wilkie Martin's unhuman series of cosy comedy crime fantasies. Praise for Wilkie Martin 'odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed' Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life 'I enjoy how silly everything is.' Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie

Relative Disasters

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
ISBN: 9781910302101
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Poetry

A short collection of silly verse detailing the plethora of perils that come with being related to Wilkie. Containing six silly nonsense poems and two short poems giving the events leading up to the unfortunate, untimely and unlikely deaths of family members.

First Ever Unhuman Bundle

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
ISBN: 9781910302002
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Fiction

'Madcap Tales', 'cult following for his whacky books', 'as inventive as they are entertaining' (Cotswold Life). Escapism and crazy, quirky adventures in Wilkie Martin's unhuman series. If you are looking for a new fantasy series or a light, funny holiday read, then this unhuman bundle will show why Wilkie has a cult following for his cozy crime fantasies. Set in the English Cotswolds, the series includes: Inspector Hobbes and the Blood - unhuman I (in which Inspector Hobbes and his hapless side-kick, Andy Caplet, together with the eccentric Mrs Goodfellow, and the deviant dog, Dregs, come together to foil a wannabee vampire); Inspector Hobbes and the Curse – unhuman II (in which Andy unexpectedly finds love with a dangerously beautiful woman, while Hobbes investigates big cat and werewolf sightings); Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers – unhuman III (in which Andy finds new love and a skeleton, while Hobbes pursues gold robbers after they hit a vampire-run bank).

Inspector Hobbes and the Curse

Author: Wilkie Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0957635125
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Fiction

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? 'Love may be on the horizon but, beware, something wicked this way comes.'

Rotherweird

Author: Andrew Caldecott
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
ISBN: 1784297631
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Fiction

'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties' - Hilary Mantel Twelve children, gifted far beyond their years, banished by their queen and given sanctuary at Rotherweird. Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil's spawn. But everyone knows there is something to be revered - and feared. Four and a half centuries on, the town of Rotherweird is still bound by the Elizabethan laws that keep it isolated from the rest of England, any study of its past forbidden. Then an Outsider arrives: a man of unparallelled wealth and power, enough to buy the town of Rotherweird - deep-buried secrets and all . . . 'Enthralling' - M.R. CAREY

Beagling

Author: C. B. Shepherd
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473355941
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Hanging Tree

Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698151970
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Fiction

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about. He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

Broken Homes

Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698143715
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Fiction

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River—in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?

The Vengeance Squad Goes to Germany

Author: Sidney W. Frost
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990318141
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Fiction

Sometimes a man must break a promise to keep one ... Chris McCowan vowed to love, honor, serve, and protect Angela, but she's gone missing. Long silences aren't unusual for the MI6 agent, but something feels different this time. He remembers his promise to never look for her if she disappears, but that doesn't stop the worry. When the cyber security guru stumbles across a clue, he's forced to choose which promise to keep. Desperate to find his wife, Chris activates the Vengeance Squad and heads to Germany. Adrift in a strange country with only Tex, Liz, and a translator with a questionable past, Chris races against time to save the woman he loves.

You Are Dead Sign Here Please

Author: Andrew Stanek
Publisher:
ISBN: 1519330014
Release Date: 2015-11-11
Genre:

You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please) is a madcap comedy of truly ludicrous proportions. After Nathan Haynes dies, he discovers that the afterlife is run by straight-laced bureaucrats, but when he refuses to sign his 21B he is punted back to life in his insane home city of Dead Donkey. He can't rest easy, though - the bureaucrats are out to get him and they will put his papers in order, no matter the cost. Will our hero die (again)? Will the bureaucrats trick him into filling the proper forms in? Will Nathan ever get to do his laundry? Find out in You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please)!

Astronomy from space

Author: John Keith Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
ISBN: 0471962589
Release Date: 1997-10-09
Genre: Nature

This book combines general principles and technical details of the major scientific discoveries made by each mission, and the types of astronomy carries out by each satellite (x-ray, gamma-ray, ultraviolet, infrared and millimeter and radio).

Pharmacologia

Author: John Ayrton Paris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108069847
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

The 1820 third edition of John Ayrton Paris's famous textbook of pharmacy, with explanations of function, formulae, and doses.

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

Author: Chris Dolley
Publisher: Book View Cafe
ISBN: 9781611385540
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Genre: Humor

Wodehouse steampunk version of The Hound of the Baskervilles! "Jeeves and Wooster meet Holmes and Watson with a touch of steampunk in the hilarious first full-length Reeves and Worcester tale ... This laugh-out-loud parody works on several levels ... With razor-sharp wit and fast pacing that plays fair with the reader, this is an excellent genre mash-up that fires on all cylinders." - Publishers Weekly An escaped cannibal, a family curse ... and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family? As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is so rare it's positively endangered - can even hope to solve the case. But... there is the small matter that most of the guests aren't who they say they are, the main suspect has cloven feet, and a strange mist hangs over great Grimdark Mire. Luckily the young master has Reeves, his automaton valet, and Emmeline, his suffragette fiancée, on hand to assist. This novel is the fifth Reeves & Worcester Steampunk mystery. The first two mysteries were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! The first four were published in the trade paperback What Ho, Automata. REVIEWS: "A sheer delight to read and Mr. Dolley channeled Wodehouse beautifully." - Mary R. Fairchild "Dolley melds steampunk with Wodehousian manor house mystery, with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde thrown in, making a delightful whole that had me laughing out loud." - Sherwood Smith "Totally awesome." - Elizabeth Sorenson "Chris Dolley has perfectly recreated the characters and storytelling style of P. G. Wodehouse. "The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall" is very highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review "I haven't read a series of books in my entire life that made me laugh out loud at least four times and uncountable chuckles. Every one was absolutely hilarious and certainly the best parodies of Holmes and Watson that I have come across." - Peter S Jasion "Chris Dolley has created a pastiche that evokes as many laughs as the original Bertie and Jeeves, if not more." - Kadlady "Very clever writing and I laughed out loud." - Sally Evans "This book is a delight. It perfectly catches the spirit and the humour of the original PG Wodehouse works while adding a whole new dimension." - Hopback "Chris Dolley does an excellent job of imitating Wodehouse's writing style and pays a bit of homage to Oscar Wilde. Reading Reggie's attempts to emulate famous detectives and solve this Baskerville mystery is hilarious. Laughs abounded. I highly recommend this book." - Howard Poston