Recently I finished the latest Mike Martin book, A Tangled Web, which was the 6th in the Sgt Windflower mystery series. Mike is a Canadian author, born in Newfoundland and now living in Ottawa. Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Cree from northern Alberta, is an RCMP officer stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.
Before starting A Tangled Web I re-read the first 5 books to reacquaint me with the story, characters and location. It feels like getting reacquainted with good friends. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and would highly recommend it to you.
At the end of the last book Winston married Sheila and this book continues on with their life in Grand Bank. The story starts out with a little girl going missing. She was a curious little girl and ended up exploring inside a transport truck, which closed up and started its journey without realizing it had precious cargo inside. The RCMP are called in to investigate the disappearance. Things quickly turn worse … a murder, missing funds, a corrupt local official, the shooting of an officer and a bit more and Windflower sets out to unravel the tangled web. He also starts to evaluate his life as an RCMP officer as it gets closer to the birth of his first child.
An indication of the future for Winston and Sheila is presented when the local B&B is up for sale. Both Winston and Sheila love to cook and enjoy food and I love reading about the meals, especially the traditional Newfoundland ones.
Good friends, good food, and a good family help to have a good ending. I’m already looking forward to the next book, when the baby arrives and we find out if the new business venture is a success.
I love reading books set in Canada by Canadians and this is one series I highly recommend to you. You can read about the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Mike’s site or visit his Facebook page for the latest happenings. You can also read my reviews of the Sgt. Windflower series. I’m glad to have the series on my own bookshelf, knowing I can pick them up to read anytime I want to connect to Windflower, his friends, his family and Newfoundland.
Mike did a guest post for me awhile ago and you can read it here. Here is a more recent interview with Mike by another Canadian author, Alexandra Amor. I’ve yet to read her books but have just downloaded a free copy of the first one.