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Dangerous Waters, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is available for order online …. Early

The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery, Dangerous Waters is now available for order from Ottawa Press and Publishing and Amazon all over the world. See below for links. Print books are also on their way and will be in bookstores for the official launch on May 26.

That’s when we’ll be having a joint book launch with our friend, Mary Jane Maffini as part of the Maple Leaf Mystery Conference. Here’s a link to that event and you have to be registered for the Conference to attend:

We have our First Review of Dangerous Waters to share as well. A Five Star review on Goodreads.

“Another enjoyable read by Mike Martin with one of my favorite characters, Sgt. Winston Windflower. He is a kind, caring, exceptional person who puts others before himself and works tirelessly to solve another case for the RCMP.

The author has created a series that is warm and comforting with memorable characters who support Windflower. I feel as if I know Windflower well and am at home each time I read a new book in the series.

The place the stories are based in Grand Bank, Newfoundland is a harsh, cold and snowy area but at the same time depicted as a family-oriented place to live and bring up one’s children. It’s a place where the people are supportive and always lend a hand for those in need.

I enjoy not only the story line of each book but also the recipes that the author shares of the local fish and seafood. It all sounds wonderful to live in a place where you can get your meal fresh from the ocean.

I look forward to more books in this series and highly recommend this book and others by Mike Martin”

Here are your links to purchase Dangerous Waters online

Ottawa Press and Publishing


Signed copies of Dangerous Waters will be available after May 26 at:

Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto

Books on Beechwood, Ottawa

Perfect Books, Ottawa

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Release Day for Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery has landed. It may take a few more days for physical books to be in stores but you can order it on Amazon or directly from Ottawa Press and Publishing

Here are the Amazon links;


United States

United Kingdom

Early Praise for Buried Secrets

“It feels like coming home to read about Winston, his wife and children, the cozy dinners, delicious recipes of fish and meats, friendships, and the beautiful community of Grand Bank. Mike Martin has created a likable character in Winston. He is a kind, caring and dedicated member of the RCMP. The men under his command respect and look up to him for counsel. An enjoyable read that I hope will continue with the next chapter of Sgt.Winston Windflower”

“I have enjoyed each book in this series and Book 11 was no exception. The plot was topical (Covid, governmental shenanigans, girls trying to get out of the sex trade, office politics, religious interference in one of the murder investigations) and well-handled. There’s a good balance of investigation and home life. I appreciate that real world topics are sensitively addressed. The stories hold my interest, but don’t give me agita.

I am always sad when I finish a Windflower book, because it’s like leaving an old friend. I’m more anxious with this book 11 because I really want to know which path Windflower chooses and what happens in his life. I hope there are more in this series”

Buried Secrets will soon be available in these fine independent bookstores

Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto

Books on Beechwood, Ottawa

Perfect Books, Ottawa

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Safe Harbour, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is Here!!

Safe Harbour , the latest Sgt. Windflower adventure is now available for order and will soon be in bookstores everywhere. There’s a beautiful cover based on a fabulous photograph by famous St. John’s artist, Larry Mahoney. It’s set in St. John’s, the capital city, and features some of the glorious scenes and settings in that wonderful part of the world.

What people are saying about Safe Harbour

“I love learning more with the spiritual traditions of the Indian tribe, and how in his dreams things are revealed to Windflower. I would recommend this book and series to others.”

Margaret Y Reviewer

“The reader gets to know more about the personal life of Sgt. Windflower and his growing family. We also learn more about the beliefs and practices of the indigenous people of Canada. Police officers are humans with families and feelings. This is a pleasant change from many mysteries.”

Jo Ann W. Educator

“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.”

Joanne H. Reviewer

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

Ottawa Press and Publishing

Safe Harbour is now available for reviewers on NetGalley:

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New Sgt. Windflower Mystery is Here. How to get a signed copy of A Perfect Storm





These are interesting times for authors, book sellers and readers. The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery A Perfect Storm is winding its way from the publisher to bookstores across the country. It will be available soon at the usual places and always online through Chapters/Indigo in Canada and Amazon around the world.

Here are some Amazon links




You can also order A Perfect Storm from Ottawa Press and Publishing at

What we can’t have this time around are any book signings or author events or even a real book launch. And that means less opportunity to meet you and sign your books. To remedy that I am offering the following options to allow readers to get a signed copy of A Perfect Storm.

Soon you will be able to buy a pre-signed book at:

Books on Beechwood in Ottawa

Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto

Sign and Send

Or you can message me or email me at and we can do a sign and send. I will send you a signed copy and you can e-transfer me the cost of the book plus shipping or pay through PayPal. The cost will be $25.00 and that includes postage and handling.

Thank you for supporting Sgt. Windflower Mysteries


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”

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

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.

Amazon Kindle:

Barnes and Noble Nook:



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






Barnes and Noble:


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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