Archives for Mike Martin

Christmas in Newfoundland

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Christmas in Newfoundland, Memories and Mysteries is the latest book by Mike Martin. Mike writes the series of light mystery gendre of books about Sgt. Windflower, who is an RCMP officer stationed in Newfoundland. I love books set in Canada and written by a Canadian. This delightful book is a series of 10 short stories that you will immensely enjoy. Each little story was the perfect length to read while I had a cup of tea. I’ve already reread them a couple of times. My favourites are the ones are of Christmas past, especially the little boy walking downtown with
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Darkest Before the Dawn

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~ 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
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A Tangled Web

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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
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A Long Ways From Home

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The fifth book in the Sgt. Windlfower mystery series by Mike Martin, was waiting for me when we got back from British Columbia at the end of September.   This well written series is set in Newfoundland, Canada and Windflower is a sergeant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He is a Cree from Alberta who is stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.  In this book, A Long Ways From Home, he is doing police work all over the province in solving the mystery of some deaths related to a biker gang, the Bacchus motorcycle group.  His fiancee, SheilaHillier, is running
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A Twist of Fortune

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A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in the Sgt Windflower mysteries set in small communities in Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada.  I have had the pleasure of reading the three previous book by Mike Martin and couldn’t wait to get this one. Sgt. Winston Windflower is a food loving member of the RCMP.  This book continues the romantic involvement of Sheila Hillier and Winston through some ups and down.  Sheila is arrested at the beginning of the book for helping to save the fish plant in Grand Banks.  If you have been following their romance you will love the ending
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Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Surface is the third book in the Sgt. Windlower mystery series set in Newfoundland and written by Mike Martin.  This book sees Sgt.Winston Windflower get transferred back to Grand Banks at the same time his girlfriend Sheila is released from rehab after a terrible vehicle accident (in the second book).  Windflower is a Cree from Alberta who is stationed in Grand Banks with the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Beginning:  Sgt. Winston Windflower froze when he saw the big bold letters on the front of the newspaper.. “Champion Rower Found Dead” and below that the bright, beautiful face
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Guest Post by Author Mike Martin

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On Fridays I usually post about a book that I have recently read, but this Friday things are slightly different and I’m happy to have a guest author.  Awhile ago I started reading the Sgt. Windflower series of books by Canadian author Mike Martin.  I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, The Walker on the Cape and The Body on the T, and you can read my reviews of them.  In a short while the third book in this series will be available … Beneath the Surface.  If you haven’t read this mystery series you have a
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The Walker on the Cape

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The Walker on the Cape, by a Canadian author, Mike Martin, is the first book in the series set in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.   The book is my favourite genre, a mystery, and introduces Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Cree from northern Alberta, who is  an RCMP officer. I had previously read the second in the series, The Body on the T and thoroughly enjoyed it so I was really looking forward to reading the first one, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was said that people set their clocks by Elias, but this one particular morning something went wrong.  Elias went out for his walk
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The Body on the T

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This week I’m reviewing a book by a Canadian author, Mike Martin.  The book is my favourite genre, a mystery, and set in Newfoundland, Canada. Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Cree from northern Alberta, is  an RCMP officer stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.  The Body on the T is the second book in the series, the first being The Walker on the Cape. I really enjoy a story that gets you hooked right at the beginning .. and this one does just that.  Visual descriptions of locations give you an feel for Newfoundland.   The author incorporates many facts about Canada  …
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