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New Sgt. Windflower Book is Here

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Fire, Fog and Water, the latest book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series is here. Now available for pre-order on Chapters/Indigo and available all over the world on Amazon.  Plus, at select independent book stores right now. Book Launch in Ottawa on October 17.



Buy a print version right now at these fine independent bookstores


Books on Beechwood


Sleuth of Baker Street


Whodunit Bookstore


Book Launch Ottawa October 17

Come Celebrate the Launch of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

Fire, Fog and Water

6:00-8:00 pm Thursday October 17, 2019

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Ave

There will be Cake!!

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Reviews of Darkest Before the Dawn are Coming In: And People Love It!!

Online Book Review 4 out of 4 Stars

“Really, what’s not to love? Style, check. Grammar, check. Plot, check. Character development, double check. I rate Darkest Before the Dawn 4 out of 4 stars. If you enjoy good murder mysteries and thrillers, you should read this book”

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Now Available in Kindle and Kobo: A Tangled Web, the New Sgt. Windflower Mystery

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A Tangled Web in Canada is now available as an e-book in both Kindle and Kobo versions.

On addition to Canadian and print versions, A Tangled Web, the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available as an e-book. It will be sold by the usual online retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes. This book follows the highly successful last book in the series, A Long Ways from Home, which was shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award as one of the best light mysteries of the year. It is also available for order from and on Amazon sites all over the world and retailers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.


Here are some of the ebook links



Barnes and Noble

Apple Store

Kobo Store


And A Tangled Web is available from other retailers and booksellers including:

United States


United Kingdom

Amazon UK



A Tangled Web is already available for order from Indigo Chapters and from a few select bookstores like Books on Beechwood in Ottawa and Elaine’s Books in St. John’s, Newfoundland. And it will soon be available in book stores all across the country!!


Here is the link to order from Indigo Chapters


See you at Bouchercon in Toronto October 12-16, 2017

Bouchercon Panel October 12, 2017

Bouchercon is the world’s largest mystery conference. Thousands of people will be flooding into the Sheraton Centre in Toronto Oct 12-16, 2017 to attend this premiere event. I will be participating on a panel on Thursday, October 12. The name of the panel is Coastal Crimes and it is described as: “How does living on the water’s edge drive crime?” The panel runs from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Sheraton A room and I will be signing books afterwards in book/dealer room (Osgoode).

Book Release: A Long Ways from Home … Share the Good News

A Long Ways from Home, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available for sale across the country and around the world. It will be trickling into bookstores far and wide over the next few weeks but it is not available for order from your favourite retailer. Please share this post and the good news with your friends and family.

A Long Ways from Home continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in small Newfoundland communities. Here’s what a few early readers had to say about it:

“I am a huge fan of this series, and this entry does not disappoint. I love the dialogue, the sense of place, Windflower’s devotion to Sheila, his strong sense of right and wrong, his belief in community policing, his love of his Cree culture, his fondness for peanut butter pie, and his love of a good book.”

Denise Zendel Santa Fe, New Mexico


“I’ve already read the first few drafts of this book and it is the best so far. Mike Martin really did a great job on this one. Be sure you get your copies when they came out!”

Elliott Youden Montreal, Canada


“This book has some action, a little suspense, and warm and mature love story. It has something for everyone. Do read it!”

Janet Sun Vancouver, Canada


Where to Buy A Long Ways from Home

Books are being shipped to retailers right now, but we’re happy to announce that 3 of my favourite Canadian independent bookstore already have copies in stock.


Book on Beechwood

Beechwood Avenue



The Sleuth of Baker Street

Mill Road



Novel Idea

Princess Street


And here’s where you can buy A Long Ways from Home online right now:






Amazon Canada


Amazon UK




Friesen Press


Barnes and Noble


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Sgt. Windflower Mysteries: The Story So Far



For those of you who are just discovering the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series here is some more information about the first four books in the series. They can be read as stand-alone stories, but if you want all of the flavour and colour of Sgt. Windflower’s adventures you can pick up the rest of the series anytime. They are all available online through Amazon all over the world and through Chapters/Indigo in Canada.

Here is a snap shot and a cover shot of the first three books in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series.

The Walker on the Cape (Book 1 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)

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A man’s body is found in a small fishing community on the East Coast. First everyone thinks it’s a heart attack or stroke but then it’s discovered that he was poisoned. Who would do this and why? Finding that out falls to Winston Windflower and his side-kick Eddie Tizzard.  Along the way they discover there are many more secrets hidden in this small community and powerful people who want to keep it that way.

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The Body on the T (Book 2 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)


Sgt. Winston Windflower is enjoying an idyllic life in the small town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland when a mysterious and very dead body washes up on a nearby beach. Follow along with Windflower and his team as he tries to solve this mystery and uncovers a whole lot more lurking under the fog on the southeast coast off Atlantic Canada. Windflower is the ultimate outsider, an RCMP officer and a Cree from northern Alberta, yet he feels right at home with the rich culture, food and history of this part of the world. But his world is shaken by a series of events that threaten his new-found happiness. And it all starts with the discovery of The Body on the T.

The Body on the T




 Beneath the Surface (Book 3 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)


Sgt. Windflower is back!!! This time he faces down an international crime syndicate. Murder, mayhem and the Russian Mafia. Windflower is joined again by his trusted ally Eddie Tizzard, his rock-steady girl, Sheila, and a cast of supporters from the new Mayor to an old Crown Attorney. Together they fight the bad guys, at home and abroad. Windflower has to take on modern challenges like sexual harassment while re-discovering his roots and inner strength.


Beneath the Surface






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A Twist of Fortune (Book 4 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)


It’s stormy weather for Sgt. Winston Windflower. This time there’s a blizzard of snow and an avalanche of prescription drug abuse that are threatening the community. And storm clouds are hovering over his long-term relationship. Follow Sgt. Windflower as he experiences both the joy and the sometimes sadness of life in a small town. Plus there’s always another great meal to savour and enjoy. Good food, great friends and a few more dead bodies.


A Twist of Fortune


Chapters Indigo


United States



United Kingdom

Amazon UK



A Long Ways from Home


Coming soon…

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Review of A Twist of Fortune by Don Graves D.D. Mystery Reviews

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A Twist of Fortune

Review of A Twist of Fortune by Don Graves, D.D. Mystery Reviews

“A Twist of Fortune is compelling story telling, a change of pace from action without reason and a celebration of life that includes crime solving.”

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