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“Cosy” murder mystery among the unhumans – not for me

Inspector Hobbes and the Bones: Cozy Mystery Comedy Crime Fantasy (unhuman) (Volume 4) - Wilkie Martin


The fourth novel in this series, this mystery thriller takes place in a Cotswold town with the annoying narrator, a clumsy fool called Andy Caplet (the type of humour which permeates this book), aiding Inspector Hobbes, a “unhuman”.

The story involves all sorts of supernatural goings-on with two murders to solve. The style is humorous and light but I did not enjoy it much. There are many attempts at humour, some of which work, and it helps to have a good knowledge of British popular culture.

Quite entertaining but I'm starting to think that “cosy” murder stories are not really my thing.