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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)

Novel - The Walker on the Cape

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



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United Kingdom

Amazon UK




A Long Ways from Home


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A Long Ways from Home is Now Available for Pre-Order



The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available for pre-order from Friesen Press. It’s not out online or in the bookstores yet, but you can order your copy of A Long Ways from Home right here:


This is very exciting. Hope you enjoy the book. If you do, please consider posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you don’t please let me know. Thank you for your continuing support of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.

A weekend visit to picturesque Newfoundland by a large crew of outlaw bikers leaves behind another mess for Sgt. Windflower to clean up. This time he’s facing violence, murder, mystery and intrigue. This adventure has Windflower questioning everything he thought he knew. There are troubles on the home front, cutbacks in the policing budget, old friends leaving and new ones not quite here yet. Windflower is seeking to find answers in territory that is both dangerous and unfamiliar.

This instalment in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series has our hero dashing all over the beautiful little island of Newfoundland. Along the way he never wavers in his pursuit of justice. But he stills tries to find a way to enjoy the natural beauty that lays all around him, and to bring out the best from everybody he meets.

A Long Ways from Home is about more than just homicides or the dirty dealings of outlaw bikers. It is also about helping people and communities face up to and overcome new and very difficult challenges. Windflower relies on his friends and allies, including some four-legged ones, to help him and them find the answers. He also discovers that we are never really alone, even when we are a long ways from home.


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Coming Soon: A Long Ways from Home

A long Ways from Home cover
The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is on its way. A Long Ways from Home is at the printers and will be released in the next few weeks. Here’s a little taste to whet your appetite.
A Long Ways from Home opens with the discovery of two bodies. Found in a park in Bishop Falls with their hands tied behind their back. Sgt. Windflower is seconded to lead the investigation and heads out to Central Newfoundland. There he finds a snake pit of outlaw bikers who have taken over the town.
Join Windflower as he uncovers the truth and rediscovers part of him that he thought were lost forever. The whole Windflower gang is back. Sheila, of course, along with Tizzard and Quigley and Herb Stoodley. Lady is back too, and she plays an important part in the story. So too do a whole new gang of good guys, and some very, very bad ones as well.
 Plus, it wouldn’t be Windflower without some great meals. Like an arctic char curry and maybe even a piece or two of peanut butter chocolate cheesecake. If you would like a piece, you’ll have to read A Long Ways from Home.
Stay tuned and thank you for your on-going support of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. Follow me and Windflower on Facebook and Twitter and feel free to share with your family and friends.
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