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.
Tim Campbell was a nominee for a VoiceArts Award 2018 for his narration of the Inspector Hobbes and the Bones audiobook. Listen now.
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
Praise for Tim Campbell
Winner of Independent Audiobook Awards 2019 (Fantasy)
Customer ReviewsSee All
they just keep getting better!
Poor Andy Caplet has not lost his touch as he is still a bungling, unlucky and major sad sack. He’s been married for two years and suddenly finds himself promoted. That is the end of his good luck since his wife has left him, he has been accosted by a beautiful woman, had his photo taken in a compromising position, been shot in the butt, almost been run over and a tree fell on his apartment. Facing blackmail and nowhere to live he finds himself back at Hobbes and Mrs. Goodfellow’s home. And then the fun begins!
The Sly people lurk in the background until murder brings them out in the open. Hilarity ensues as Andy and Hobbes along with Dregs and Billy solve the crime. Andy really is an accident waiting to happen, but he is fiercely loyal and somehow finds the strength – ok, sorta – to hold his own and be saved!
I love this series of audiobooks; they just keep getting better! Martin does an excellent job of weaving a fun, hearty tale mixed with a heavy dose of comedy and mystery into one highly entertaining series. Never a boring minute with Hobbes or Andy around!
The narrator, Tim Campbell, does an entertaining job of narrating the book. Campbell is Andy Caplet and Hobbes and Mrs. Goodfellow. Each character has their own voice and personality which Campbell captures and portrays unerringly.
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.
Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher.
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