Reviews are coming in for Safe Harbour, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery on Amazon, Goodreads and NetGalley. Check them out on your favourite source. They are all good!!
Reviews from Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. Cozy Mystery Book Reviews and coming soon on The Midwest Book Review.
Here’s some teasers…
“Go on – take a break from gore and violence, read a mystery with some personal depth to it.”
“Well-written and well-researched. I certainly look forward to future Sgt. Windflower.”
Martin does a great job of teasing the reader and hinting to where the story will be heading in the next installment of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, and I cannot wait !!!”
“I love this character and feel like I am going home to be with family each time I read one of Martin’s books.”
“Safe Harbour may be the 10th addition to the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, but the pleasure of this and each of the other books is that they all stand alone, contributing to an expanding series without requiring prior familiarity with Sgt. Windflower’s investigations or life.”
“Safe Harbour may be the 10th addition to the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, but the pleasure of this and each of the other books is that they all stand alone, contributing to an expanding series without requiring prior familiarity with Sgt. Windflower’s investigations or life. The personal vignettes in the story focus as much on family developments and community interactions as the whodunit in a string of disappearances, making Safe Harbour a thought-provoking, fast-paced read.
Windflower’s adjustments to new challenges in his new life are realistically portrayed, his character is astute and clever, and the cat-and-mouse games he plays with the criminal are absorbing. Mike Martin takes the idea of safety and danger and turns the concepts on end to examine how a transplanted detective uncovers new meaning in his job, family, and interactions within the community.
Mystery readers looking for a whodunit that extends well beyond perp and his pursuers will find Sgt. Windflower a believable character that simultaneously goes after a normal home life and a safer community. The mystery woven around this home life is very nicely done, containing just the right amount of tension and development to make for an inviting leisure read.”
Excerpt from The Midwest Book Review
“I love reading these books and getting lost in the story. It doesn’t matter what is going on in the story, the reader will be thoroughly entertained and turning the pages as fast as their eyes can absorb the words and their fingers can turn the pages. Readers cannot help but love Windflower and his family and his rituals and the way he is there to help everyone. Readers will also love the family dynamic and the way Windflower and Sheila work together and how they complement each other and their relationship.
Martin does a great job of teasing the reader and hinting to where the story will be heading in the next installment of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series and I cannot wait !!!
Cozy Mystery Reviews
“I also like with way that the various forces interact and work together to bring perpetrators to justice. There’s also a little history thrown into the mix, all of which combine to raise these books above the ‘cozy mystery’ genre. I fully intend to read the other books in this series, as they are seriously good. They might not be full of high-intensity action, but they are well-written and well-researched. I certainly look forward to future Sgt. Windflower.”
“The thing about this series is that, although each book’s investigative focus for Winston can be really difficult and in some cases, harrowing, we are totally focussed on his day-to-day life; his strength and reasoning gained from communing with the spiritual world; his daily loving interactions with his family and the wisdom of his ancestors.
Go on – take a break from gore and violence, read a mystery with some personal depth to it.”
“The book has a nice balance between detailing the investigation and Windflower’s attempts to balance work with his busy personal life. The insights that Windflower gets from his dreams help point him in the right direction at key points in the investigation,
This was another enjoyable read in the Sgt. Windflower mystery series.”
You can order Safe Harbour from Amazon all over the world or directly from Ottawa Press and Publishing. Signed copies will soon available at:
Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto
Books on Beechwood, Ottawa
Perfect Books, Ottawa
Where to Buy Safe Harbour online
Barnes and Noble
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