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Sgt. Windflower Mysteries: Reading from A Perfect Storm and 5 free copies of Fire, Fog and Water

2020 PROMO

Welcome back to Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. Hope you are safe and healthy in this crazy summer. To help you pass the time here’s a sample from the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery, A Perfect Storm Book 9 in the series coming in October, 2020.

And to celebrate we’re offering 5 free copies of the latest Sgt. Windflower book, Fire, Fog and Water, Book 8 in the series. Like and share this post for a chance to win. Copies will be signed and mailed to anyone you’d like, anywhere in the world. Even if you’ve read it already you can pass along the gift of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. Winners announced in mid July.

Book 10???

Here’s the big news. Book 10 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series is well underway. Taking advantage of the time and space to bring a new story to life. Likely coming out in the Spring of 2021. So, two new WF books to look forward to.

Thank you for supporting Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. If you need a book you can go online to Chapters or Amazon. Or order one from a great indie bookstore like Books on Beechwood in Ottawa, Whodunit Bookstore in Winnipeg or Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto. They support us in good times. Now they need our support.

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Great Reviews of Beneath the Surface Audiobook

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Beneath the Surface is Great!!

I think it’s a great book and I love learning about another while being entertained with a law enforcement mystery from a country near my own. I absolutely loved it!
Francis G. Kearney is wonderful as narrator/audio performer.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3401002063?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1

 

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I have enjoyed the first two books in this series and this one does not disappoint. I was entertained from start to finish. I wanted to keep reading until the end to find out what would happen next. Like the other books in the series, Francis G. Kearney once again does a superb performance. He has the best voice on reading the story. I love hearing him. I am giving Beneath the Surface giving four and a half stars. I recommend this book for readers who love to read a fun filled mystery. I am hoping there will be more coming to this series in the future.

Beneath the Surface is available in audiobook format from Audible all over the world

https://www.audible.com/pd/Beneath-the-Surface-Audiobook/B088MG3JHW?qid=1592679548&sr=1-6&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_6&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=H8VMZK4XMRDHDK78K8SN

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Two other books in the series are also available in audiobook format. The Walker on the Cape and The Body on the T are both available wherever audiobooks are sold.

Book 9 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, A Perfect Storm, will be released in October, 2020

New Sgt. Windflower Mystery Audiobook: Beneath the Surface

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At long last, the Beneath the Surface Audiobook is being released by Audible today.

Narrated by the great Frank Kearney, Beneath the Surface takes listeners back to beautiful Grand Bank where Sgt. Windflower is enjoying life and the love of a beautiful woman. But trouble is lurking deep beneath the surface. Come back to Newfoundland and experience the magic of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.

Here is a short sample to whet your appetite:

Beneath the Surface audiobook is availabe from Audible in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom

Amazon.com

https://www.audible.com/pd/B088MG3JHW?qid=1589505335&sr=1-17&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_17&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=J9D6XJS31AR8S5FG2Z10

Amazon.ca

https://www.audible.ca/fr_CA/pd/B088MHDMG9?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_12&language=en_CA&pf_rd_p=65c74350-6dfb-47fa-85fd-1459a4762abd&qid=1589506472&pf_rd_r=J85S31JRJSSFFQGAFTPX&sr=1-12

Amazon.uk

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B088MFY68B?qid=1589506558&sr=1-16&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_16&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=REZPP7PB0F088XAWHVGF

Two other books in the series are also available in audiobook format. The Walker on the Cape and The Body on the T are both available wherever audiobooks are sold.

Book 9 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, A Perfect Storm, will be released in October, 2020

Greetings from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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Greetings from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. Things are quiet around here, but about to get more exciting. New Audiobook. WF Book 9: A Perfect Storm. And WF Book 10???

Beneath the Surface Audiobook

The audiobook version of Beneath the Surface, #3 in the WF series, is ready and sitting on some technical reviewer’s desk at the ACX production offices. Along with a million other audiobooks. Narrated again by the great Frank Kearney, this book takes us all back to idyllic Grand Bank where neither foul play or foul weather can keep Windflower and the gang down.
Coming soon, we promise…
In the meantime here is a sample to give a taste of the treat that’s on the way.

Book 9 A Perfect Storm

Book 9 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series will be finished copy editing this weekend. Yay!! Then off to proofreading and into the production cycle. Will be out in early October. Seems like a long time away but maybe by then we’ll have had a nice summer and the nasty C virus will be in remission. Here’s hoping. BTW the title may change between now and then, we’ll keep you posted. And as soon as we get a final draft we’ll post a sample chapter. Lots of things changing in Windflower world. But still the same food and good company.

Book 10???

Here’s the big news. Book 10 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series is well underway. Taking advantage of the time and space to bring a new story to life. Likely coming out in the Spring of 2021. So, two new WF books to look forward to.

Thank you for supporting Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. If you need a book you can go online to Chapters or Amazon. Or order one from a great indie bookstore like Books on Beechwood in Ottawa, Whodunit Bookstore in Winnipeg or Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto. They support us in good times. Now they need our support.

Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/inbox/?mailbox_id=401832063230933&selected_item_id=100000399124047

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Goodreads

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Happy New Year from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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Upcoming Events and Some Exciting News!!

First of all thank you all for 2019. What a year. Two audiobooks, two new books including Christmas in Newfoundland and winning the Bony Blithe Award for best light mystery of the year. Wow!!

2020 looks like another great year and I hope that all of you have peace, light, and magic in your lives this year.

Upcoming Events

Activities coming up this month include an author profile in my community newspaper, the Mainstreeter with a great article by Tanis Browning Shelp. Check it out at www.maintstreeter.ca

Plus, Fire, Fog and Water will be feature reviewed in the Saltwire Newspaper Network all over Atlantic Canada and in the Ottawa Review of Books. I will also be attending the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto on January 29 at 1 pm. Here’s the link to that event.

https://www.olasuperconference.ca/conf_workshop/meet-the-crime-writers-of-canada/

New Adventures

Perhaps the most exciting news from Sgt. Windflower land is that I’ve started Book 9 in the series. Still a ways off but excited to be back in Grand Bank to see what Windflower and Sheila have cooked up. Already looking for a broiled halibut recipe. Stay tuned!!

Fire, Fog and Water is available for order from Chapters/Indigo in Canada and all over the world from Amazon. (see below)

It is also available from these fine independent bookstores

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Perfect Books

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

Burlington

A Different Drummer Books

Winnipeg

Whodunit Bookstore

St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador

Downhome Shoppe and Gallery

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YWHZ675?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=TPEW9DC07PEDEBE6Y4JA

Amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DM1REAWZ4JAF&keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920760&sprefix=fire%2C+f%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1

Amazon.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920819&sr=8-1

Chapters/Indigo/Coles

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/fire-fog-and-water/9781988437286-item.html?ikwid=fire%2c+fog+and+water%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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Sgt. Windflower Mysteries in Order

2020 PROMO

Here are the Sgt. Windflower books in order

 

Here’s where you can get the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery: Fire, Fog and Water

Fire, Fog and Water is available in many bookstores across Canada including Chapters/Indigo and many independent stores.

Where to Buy Fire, Fog and Water

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YWHZ675?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=TPEW9DC07PEDEBE6Y4JA

“Apart from being a great murder mystery this is a story of Newfoundland communities and relationships. Having spent a little time in Newfoundland, and loved it, this story really appealed to me. There’s a multitude of layers happening, contributing to my enjoyment.”

Amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DM1REAWZ4JAF&keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920760&sprefix=fire%2C+f%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1

“I have read all of the Sgt. Windflower series by Mike Martin. He just keep getting better! I enjoyed this book.”

Amazon.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920819&sr=8-1

“The Newfoundland setting was sublime and the writer conjured a detailed picture of a small community. I felt comfortable with this novel from the start. I felt I knew the people – main characters being deftly drawn with few strokes.”

Chapters/Indigo/Coles

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/fire-fog-and-water/9781988437286-item.html?ikwid=fire%2c+fog+and+water%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

In Store

Ottawa/Atlantic Canada

Chapters/Indigo/Coles

And these fine independent bookstores

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

Winnipeg

Whodunit Bookstore

St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador

Downhome Shoppe and Gallery

Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/inbox/?mailbox_id=401832063230933&selected_item_id=100000399124047

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Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48197240-fire-fog-and-water

Toronto Star “One of the best new mysteries to thrill you over the holidays”

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The Toronto Star reviewed the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery, Fire, Fog and Water in their pre-Christmas edition. Here is a link to the review

Fire, Fog and Water is available for order from Chapters/Indigo in Canada and all over the world from Amazon. (see below)

It is also available from these fine independent bookstores

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Perfect Books

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

Burlington

A Different Drummer Books

Winnipeg

Whodunit Bookstore

St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador

Downhome Shoppe and Gallery

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Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YWHZ675?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=TPEW9DC07PEDEBE6Y4JA

Amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DM1REAWZ4JAF&keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920760&sprefix=fire%2C+f%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1

Amazon.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Fog-Water-Windflower-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07YWHZ675/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fire%2C+fog+and+water&qid=1571920819&sr=8-1

Chapters/Indigo/Coles

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/fire-fog-and-water/9781988437286-item.html?ikwid=fire%2c+fog+and+water%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48197240-fire-fog-and-water

Update #1 Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

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Make a Donation: Get a Free Book. Share this post: Win a Free Book

The 7th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale is well underway and thanks to your generosity we are now at $1300 for this year’s event. What a great start!! You can participate by making a donation or by sharing this post. If you make a direct donation to Minwaashin Lodge I will send a signed copy of Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries to you or anyone you chose. Absolutely free.

If you want to make a donation please visit: http://www.minlodge.com

If you share this post, enter the contest to win a free copy of Fire, Fog and Water. Simply share and you are automatically entered in the draw on December 6, 2019.

Our chosen organization is again Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa. Minwaashin Lodge is a healing centre in Ottawa that provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system.

The mission of Minwaashin Lodge is to provide wholistic programs and services for grandmothers, women, children and youth impacted by family violence and residential schooling. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values as part of the healing journey.

Here’s how you can participate.

Make a Donation and Get a Free Book

If you make a donation, I will send you or a person of your choice a signed copy of Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries, absolutely free of charge. Simply send me an email or FB message or comment below with the details of where you would like the book to go. And I will pop it in the mail. It’s that simple.

If you want to make a donation please visit: http://www.minlodge.com

Canadian donors can receive a tax receipt for their contribution.

Thank you for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale and Minwaashin Lodge

Share this post. Win a copy of Fire, Fog and Water.

Simply share and you are automatically entered in the draw on December 6, 2019.

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All Sgt. Windflower books including Fire, Fog and Water and Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries are available in print from fine Canadian booksellers across the country and online from Amazon and other e-book retailers.

 

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Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale: Make a Donation. Get a Free Book

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Make a Donation. Get a Free Book!!

It’s time for the 7th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale. For the last six years this event has been helping to support great organizations in my community. It’s a great way for me to give back a little to people and organizations who need so much, especially this time of year. In the last six years we have been able to donate over $3,500.00 to community groups who really need our support. We will be doing things a little different this year, so check out the information below as to how you can participate and help this great cause.

This year our chosen organization will again be the Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa. Minwaashin Lodge is a healing centre in Ottawa that provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system.

The mission of Minwaashin Lodge is to provide wholistic programs and services for grandmothers, women, children and youth impacted by family violence and residential schooling. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values as part of the healing journey.

This year I have been blessed to publish two books in the Sgt. Windflower family. Fire, Fog and Water is the 8th book in the series and Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries is a stand-alone short story collection. As a result of my good fortune I am doubling my contribution to Minwaashin Lodge to $1,000.00. And I hope that if you have had good fortune and blessings this year you can help as well.

Here’s how you can participate.

Make a Donation and Get a Free Book

If you make a donation, I will send you or a person of your choice a signed copy of Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries, absolutely free of charge. Simply send me an email or FB message or comment below with the details of where you would like the book to go. And I will pop it in the mail. It’s that simple.

Our donations are crucial. Every year Minwaashin Lodge has a community party with around 300 people (200 of them are children).  The party always includes a time when presents are given out to the children. Last year for the first time 50 of the moms were able to receive a gift and the hope this year is to include all moms in the gift giving. Will you help us get there?. If you want to make a donation please visit: http://www.minlodge.com

Canadian donors can receive a tax receipt for their contribution.

Thank you for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale and Minwaashin Lodge

All Sgt. Windflower books including Fire, Fog and Water and Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries are available in print from fine Canadian booksellers across the country and online from Amazon and other e-book retailers.

Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/inbox/?mailbox_id=401832063230933&selected_item_id=100000399124047

Twitter

@mike54martin

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48197240-fire-fog-and-water