I always eagerly await the next book in the Sgt Windflower series by Mike Martin. I’m never disappointed when I finally get my copy of it.
The latest book in the series is Fire, Fog and Water. There are now eight books about Sergeant Winston Windflower and his crew of RCMP officers at the Grand Bank Detachment in Newfoundland. I have followed the whole series and feel like the characters in the books are friends.
Newfoundland is a province in Canada we would love to visit for its rugged coasts, colourful houses, rich history and friendly people.
Sgt Windflower starts off this book by not having a good day, in fact a series of not good days, which is most unusual for him. From arguing with loved ones, to being grumpy with staff and then discovering a body on his morning walk. And then of course there is the Newfoundland weather!!
Sergeant Winston Windflower was not happy. That was unusual. Anybody who knew Windflower would say he was almost always happy.
Today though, anyone who saw him could tell he was certainly not happy.
There are the drug problems, mental health issues, and the treatment of female offices by the higher ups in the RCMP. These are today’s relevant problems and they have been expertly woven into the story .
More murders are uncovered along with a fire and they are all intertwined. Corporal Tizzard is going through his own crisis and there is a surprising decision at the end.
"Evanchuk is nothing ..." started Raymond, and the next thing Windflower knew, the acting inspector was on the floor and Tizzard was on top of him
Windflower always finds peace with his daughter Amelia Louise and once the crimes are solved he loves his time with her and his wife, Sheila, at home.
I prefer to read the books in order of publication, though each book can be read as a stand alone one. But, after you have read one you will want to go back and read the series from the beginning. You won’t be disappointed.
Sgt. Windflower Books:
- The Body on the T
- The Walker on the Cape
- Beneath the Surface
- A Twist of Fortune
- A Long Ways from Home
- A Tangled Web
- Darkest Before Dawn
- Fire Fog and Water
- A Perfect Storm
- Safe Harbour
- Buried Secrets
This is a series I love and recommend to everyone to read.