Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company
Publishing Date: September 2014
Publisher Description: 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.
Review: Pretty lame cover art.
Once again I was transported into another world where the characters are interesting and build in tandem with the story line. This author has become one of my favorites as he uses his characters to showcase a dry wit in tense situations. No one character leaves the story unscathed by this rapier like wit.
We finally get an idea as to what Inspector Hobbes truly is while riding along in search of stolen gold and the mystery of the Blacker Mountains. Although the plot is easily figured out early in the novel, most of your interest is in Andy. Why Andy? Well you can’t help but pull for the bungler especially when a cute damsel is in play.
Have fun with this one and hope that the author writes another.