Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

(unhuman I) Cotswold Comedy Crime Fantasy

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 0957635168

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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'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 Blood

Comedy Crime Fantasy (unhuman 1)

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957635197

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Inspector Hobbes and the Blood, a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy, set in the English Cotswolds, recounts the adventures of a monstrous police detective, during 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.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957635104

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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As a crime wave breaks in the quiet Cotswold streets, Andy Caplet, a failed reporter, is reluctantly immersed in Inspector Hobbes's investigation. Allergic to danger and exercise, Andy is thrown into grave confusion as he discovers not everyone is human. Not only must he come to terms with Hobbes's extreme oddness, and the tooth-collection of Hobbes's housekeeper, the indomitable Mrs Goodfellow, but he must work out if a suicide, a murder, and several robberies are connected? And what is the connection? Hobbes goes missing. The cops decide he's big and bad enough to look after himself, but Andy, striving against deep-rooted incompetence and clumsiness, sets out to find him. With a big bad dog to assist, armed only with a leg of lamb, and despite losing his trousers, he discovers the key to the mystery is in the blood. But whose blood? Where is Hobbes? And can he catch vampirism off false teeth? This is the first in Wilkie Martin's unhuman series of fast-paced, comic fantasy crime adventures, with lashings of great food. 'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry' 'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.' Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

Cozy Mystery Comedy Crime Fantasy

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 191030204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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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

Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers

(unhuman III) Cozy Cotswold Comedy Crime Fantasy

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 0957635184

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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‘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 Curse

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957635128

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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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.'

Rise of the Hearts

Author: Antoine Bonner

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543923577

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Nathaniel’s always been a loser—his only friend is his sister, and girls don’t want anything to do with him. But when he’s given a miraculous gift that allows him to attract the girl of his dreams, he realizes that a gift can also be a curse.

Relative Disasters

A Little Book of Silly Verse

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 1910302104

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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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.

Whispers Under Ground

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well. From the Paperback edition.

Chasing Embers

Author: James Bennett

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316390712

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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"A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity, Chasing Embers will have you rooting for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it." -- Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Hounded There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he'd have you believe. What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he was once known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn't just a fantasy, as we've been led to believe. And he certainly can't let you know the secret of what's hiding just beneath his skin... But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. A centuries-old rivalry has just resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered. Behind every myth, there's a spark of truth...

The Vinyl Detective Mysteries - Written in Dead Wax

A Vinyl Detective Mystery 1

Author: Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783297689

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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He is a record collector — a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the “Vinyl Detective” and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording — on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he’s just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero’s full attention. So begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all…

Lichgates (print)

Book One of the Grimoire Saga

Author: S.M. Boyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939997067

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 319

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"The writing is flawless. The kingdoms and surrounding landscapes breathtaking. The Grimoire is a piece of imaginative genius that bedazzles from the moment Kara falls into the land of Ourea. -Nikki Jefford, author of the Spellbound Trilogy --------------------------- The final page will leave you breathless. When Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest, she discovers (and trips through) a portal to a hidden world full of terrifying things: Ourea. She just wants to go home, but the natives have other plans for her. She clashes with immortal shapeshifters, is carried off by a dragon, nearly dies on several occasions, and somehow becomes the master of an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire. Every time she thinks she's safe, her new "friends" show their true colors. Kara needs an ally, or she might not survive Ourea's monsters. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn't know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing. For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this stranded girl, there's something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire. Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

The Unhappy Medium

Author: T. J. Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530573073

Category:

Page: 394

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Dr Newton Barlow has everything a theoretical physicist could ask for - a glittering career both in the lab and on television, a beautiful wife, and best of all, the opportunity to promote his rock-solid certainty that supernatural and religious beliefs are nothing but complete and utter hokum. But Barlow is about to take a tumble. Mired in accusations of fraud, incompetence and malpractice, Newton is cast out from the scientific establishment and ejected from the family home. With his life in tatters, he descends into a wine-sodden wilderness. Then, after three lost years, Barlow is suddenly approached by his old mentor and fellow sceptic Dr Sixsmith with an extraordinary proposition, an offer that Newton simply cannot refuse. There's just one small problem: Dr Sixsmith is dead. Thrown headlong into a new reality that simply shouldn't exist, Dr Newton Barlow is about to come up against the best and the worst of human nature: tooled-up vicars, paper-pushing ancient Greeks, sinister property developers, a saucy rubber nun and possibly the most mean-spirited man ever to have walked the earth (twice). From the dusty plains of Spain to the leafy vicarages of Hampshire, Dr Barlow will have to contradict everything he ever believed in if he wants to save this world - and the next.

Me Against My Brother

At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda

Author: Scott Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135955522

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.

At War with Metaphor

Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror

Author: Erin Steuter,Deborah Wills

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739130315

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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When photographs documenting the torture and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib came to the attention of a horrified public, national and international voices were raised in shock, asking how this happened. At War with Metaphor offers an answer, arguing that the abuses of Abu Ghraib were part of a systemic continuum of dehumanization. This continuum has its roots in our public discussions of the war on terror and the metaphors through which they are repeatedly framed. Arguing earnestly and incisively that these metaphors, if left unexamined, bind us into a cycle of violence that will only be intensified by a responsive violence of metaphor, Steuter and Wills examine compelling examples of the images of animal, insect, and disease that inform, shape, and limit our understanding of the war on terror. Tying these images to historical and contemporary uses of propaganda through a readable, accessible analysis of media filters, At War with Metaphor vividly explores how news media, including political cartoons and talk radio, are enmeshed in these damaging, dehumanizing metaphors. Analyzing media through the lenses of race and Orientalism, it invites us to hold our media and ourselves accountable for the choices we make in talking war and making enemies.

Warlock Holmes - My Grave Ritual

Author: G.S. Denning

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783299762

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9354

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"If you ever wondered how much better Sherlock would be if people could hurl hellfire at each other, well this one is for you." Starburst Magazine on A Study in Brimstone As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn't let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around... in some form or other.

Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

Warlock Holmes 2

Author: G.S. Denning

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783299746

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The game’s afoot once more as Holmes and Watson face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a disappointing butler demon, a succubus, a wicked lord, an overly-Canadian lord, a tricycle-fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell hound, one assumes.

The Lazarus Gate

Lazarus Gate 1

Author: Mark Latham

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 178329681X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire. This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.