Darkest Before the Dawn by Mike Martin is the seventh book in the Sgt. Windflower series set in Newfoundland, Canada.
The series is about Winston Windflower, an RCMP officer, who is stationed in Grand Banks, Newfoundland. It is not just a mystery book centered in the police office but a book that shares the quiet side of Winston. You will love reading about his family, his pets, his friends, his co-workers, and the people he encounters in his life away from his job.
The unsolved break ins in Grand Bank, ghostly apparitions, and unexplained deaths are part of the everyday life in the RCMP office. Family and co-wrorkers unite to help support the mental health issues of the young and old in the area. Winston and Sheila take one of these troubled boys under their wing and help him with his issues.
With Sheila (wife) and Amelia (daughter) they are in the process of setting up their own B&B. Will the ghost of the B&B cause problems? You will want to read the book to see how Winston solves this. He also loves to use his culinary skills to prepare meals for friends and family.
I love reading books set in Canada by Canadians and this is one series I highly recommend to you. It is one of my favourite series of books and I’m lucky enough to own all seven is them so I can re-visit with Winston and his family at any time. You can read about the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Mike’s site or visit his Facebook page for the latest happenings. Mike did a guest post for me awhile ago and you can read it here. Be sure to read my other reviews of these books.
I always recommend reading a series in the publication order so that you get familiar with the characters and the setting, but of course you can start with any of the books in this series. Newfoundland is one place in Canada we have not visited but it is high on my list of future trips.