Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication

Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

First #booktrailer for #CozyMystery Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

Book Trailer

This morning was spent reading a few extracts of Inspector Hobbes and the Bones. This will be published tomorrow. I recorded 5 extracts, the first one is now available to give a small taster of the book and as a book trailer.

Paperback Giveaway

There is a Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback of this book. It will close on 16 January 2017 and the draw will be done automatically by Goodreads. Enter here (US and UK only)


The book is available in hardback, paperback, ebook and ibook. It is the 4th in the unhuman series, but can be read standalone. It is available from all major retailers online, or to order from shops.


The other recordings will be published once editing has been completed.

Friday, 9 December 2016

GoodReads GiveAway #CozyMystery Inspector Hobbes and the Bones by Wilkie Martin

There is a Goodreads giveaway starting today 9 December 2016 for my #cozymystery Inspector Hobbes and the Bones (US&UK). Draw is on 16 January 2017.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones by Wilkie Martin

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones

by Wilkie Martin

Giveaway ends January 16, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

‘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 standalone cozy comedy crime fantasies.

Suitable for teenage and upwards. Set in the English Cotswolds and featuring the unhuman British detective Inspector Hobbes as told by the chaotic reporter Andy Caplet. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series.

Sample chapters are also available here

The book is published on 16 December 2016 in paperback, hardback and ebook / ibook.

Good luck