- Wilkie Martin
In the event, Hobbes turns out to nowhere near as fearsome as Andy expected, however he is rather odd. Different in a way that Caplet can't quite put his finger on. Andy also meets Hobbes' housekeeper, Mrs Goodfellow - referred to by Hobbes as 'the lass', even though she appears to be rather ancient. She turns out to be a fantastic cook and superb housekeeper. She also has a surprising interest in dentistry, or at least in teeth, of which she has a large collection, most of which have been supplied by the pub landlord Featherlight after his pub closes for the evening.
Having met Hobbes and sundry other in his circle, Caplet begins to believe that not all is at it seems - or should be - in the town and that Hobbes whils giving the appearance of being human may actually be ..........well, unhuman.
I found this book by chance on Kindle and decided to give it a try. I am so very glad that I did. I wasn't totally sure where the story was going but I was very content to go along for the ride. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought - yes, bought - the rest in the series. Now that is not something I do very often, after all, as a book reviewer I'm accustomed to not having to part with money, but I leapt at the chance here.
How to describe the books? Well, if you like Terry Pratchett, Tom Sharpe or Tom Holt then this is the book for you. If you like absurdity, good writing, mouth-watering descriptions of food and humour then you will love this book. I did.