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People love Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

 

Christmas coverPeople love Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

The reviews are pouring in for Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries from all over the world. England, France and from all parts of the United States and Canada. You can check them out for yourself on Amazon, Goodreads or NetGalley:

Amazon Average Rating 4.8 out of 5

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK

NetGalley Average Rating 4.4 out of 5

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/173518

Goodreads Average Rating 4.4 out of 5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47886570-christmas-in-newfoundland-memories-and-mysteries

Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries is available everywhere online (See links below). And now in stores all over Canada including:

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

St. John’s Newfoundland

The Downhome Shoppe and Gallery

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Chapters/indigo Coles

Atlantic Canada

Chapters/indigo Coles

 

Here are some online links for Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

Amazon United States

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2H1YOVTK20JJW&keywords=christmas+in+newfoundland&qid=1566516404&s=gateway&sprefix=christmas+in+Newf%2Caps%2C285&sr=8-1

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516533&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Chapters/Indigo Canada

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/christmas-in-newfoundland-memories-and/9781988437255-item.html?ikwid=Christmas+in+Newfoundland%2c+memories+and+mysteries%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516595&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Amazon Australia

https://www.amazon.com.au/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516650&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Early Reviews for Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

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The early reviews are in and they are great.  Here is a sampling:

Lovely, Lovely Read

Oh my – this really is the icing on the cake (or snowy Christmases in Newfoundland) for the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.   If you’ve not read any, then start at the beginning, they’re really good reads. I adored reading this collection of stories depicting St Johns and Grand Bank over Christmas periods past and present. Mike Martin paints pictures and creates atmosphere so clearly with his writing and elicits some rather emotional responses to the love and kindnesses shown at this particular time of year through his wonderful characters and memories.  Goodness – when Winston saves Christmas – well, have tissues nearby.

Hazel M. Reviewer

United Kingdom

 

Highly Recommended

For those for whom this is the first exposure to the series, the Sgt. Winston Windflower mystery series shares tales about a Mountie who finds himself with a new family and a new life in tiny Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Many of the characters from the first volume remain and most assuredly the setting of the dramas remains a place we learn to know well, but Mike Martin has that uncanny ability to open a new story with enough mix of entertainment and magnetizing hints of the mystery to come to capture the attention and imagination. Like this section from A Grand Bank Christmas: “This is a long slow stroll through winter and Christmas past in the small Town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, home of adventure and the famous Grand Bank schooner, and for a ten-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl, a world of magic and wonder.”

Grady Harp Amazon Top Contributor

Los Angeles, California

 

Other reviewers said:

“A wonderful new way to look at Christmas”

“Some really good ‘comfort food’ stories”

“A collection to be cherished and shared with children and grandchildren”

“If you like the other Sgt. Windflower stories you will love this book”

You can read all the early reviews here:

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EJ8PFSNH7PFM&keywords=christmas+in+newfoundland&qid=1567515807&s=gateway&sprefix=christmas+in+newf%2Caps%2C229&sr=8-1

 

Here are some online links for Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

Amazon

United States

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2H1YOVTK20JJW&keywords=christmas+in+newfoundland&qid=1566516404&s=gateway&sprefix=christmas+in+Newf%2Caps%2C285&sr=8-1

 

Amazon

Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516533&s=gateway&sr=8-2

 

Chapters/Indigo

Canada

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/christmas-in-newfoundland-memories-and/9781988437255-item.html?ikwid=Christmas+in+Newfoundland%2c+memories+and+mysteries%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

Amazon

UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516595&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

Amazon

Australia

https://www.amazon.com.au/Christmas-Newfoundland-Memories-Mysteries-Windflower-ebook/dp/B07WSRLXMK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Christmas+in+Newfoundland&qid=1566516650&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

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First Review of the Body on the T Audiobook

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The Body on the T,  the second book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series is now available in an audiobook version. Narrated by Frank Kearney it is a great listening experience that you won’t want to miss. It joins The Walker on the Cape as audiobook versions of this popular light mystery series set in Newfoundland, on the eastern tip of Canada.

The first review is in

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A Cozy Mystery Series – At its Best

I was so pleased to find the second installment in this Sgt. Winston Windflower series.
While this 2nd book can be read (or listened to in my case) without the first, I do recommend getting to read them both.

The joy of this series is as much about the characters in it and how they interact with each other, both in their dialog and in the events that occur, than in the actual plot.

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Body-on-the-T-Audiobook/B07TN3C3SM?ipRedirectOverride=true&overrideBaseCountry=true&pf_rd_p=34883c04-32e5-4474-a65d-0ba68f4635d3&pf_rd_r=DT5A9X2XFGSDFR8J2SKB

Here are some links where you can listen to a sample and buy your own audiobook version of The Body on the T. Soon available on iTunes, Hoopla and for ordering by libraries on Overdrive. And everywhere audiobooks are sold.

Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Sgt-Windflower-Mysteries-Book/dp/B07TN1L4NR/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+body+on+the+t&qid=1563448092&s=books&sr=1-1

United States

https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sgt-Windflower-Mysteries-Book/dp/B07TN2FSYH/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563448131&sr=8-1

United Kingdom

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Body-Sgt-Windflower-Mysteries-Book/dp/B07TKZ3YG1/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563448189&sr=8-3

ListenUp

https://listenupaudiobooks.com/audiobooks/product/the-body-on-the-t/

The Walker on the Cape is also available in Audiobook version

The Audiobook version of The Walker on the Cape is also available on Audible and through other audiobook retailers.

Here’s a link to The Walker on the Cape audiobook on Audible and a sample

Canada

https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Walker-on-the-Cape-Audiobook/B07PNRVCKV?qid=1552936232&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=65c74350-6dfb-47fa-85fd-1459a4762abd&pf_rd_r=6XRSJF47FWC783HG2CH3&

United States

https://www.amazon.com/Walker-Cape-Sgt-Windflower-Mystery/dp/B07PPVHHVQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

United Kingdom

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walker-Cape-Sgt-Windflower-Mystery/dp/B07PNRVG9C/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1553252285&sr=8-1&keywords=THE+WALKER+ON+THE+CAPE

People love the audiobook versions of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

“This is a delightful audiobook version which I enjoyed so much that I decided to download the ebook too. The combination of Frank Kearney’s excellent narration with Mike Martin’s great dialog really won me over within the first 5 minutes.”

“I love the story because of its simplicity but at the same time the mystery enough to make you continue hearing the book.”

“The Walker on the Cape by Mike Martin is a thoroughly engaging and entertaining narration that combines mystery, good old-fashioned police work by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and wholesome romance set in the beautiful province of Newfoundland.”

New Windflower book this fall

Fire, Fog and Water  is coming in October. It continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower and the Grand Bank gang. There are changes and challenges, especially for Corporal Eddie Tizzard, but there are also some great meals and good friends to help make life more enjoyable. While you are waiting here’s where you can still get Darkest Before the Dawn. the winner of the Bony Blithe Award as the best light mystery of the year.

Darkest Before the Dawn is available in many bookstores across Canada including Chapters/Indigo and many independent stores.

Amazon:

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Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/darkest-before-the-dawn/9781988437132-item.html?ikwid=DARKEST+BEFORE+THE+dAWN&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

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Upcoming Events in Ottawa and Toronto

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Happy New Year from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. We’re kicking off the new year with events in Toronto and Ottawa, including book signings at Chapters Gloucester and Coles Carlingwood.

Toronto Feb 1, 2019

Ontario Library Association Super Conference Toronto Feb 1, 2019

I will be joining a group of members of Crime Writers of Canada to make a presentation at the 2019 OLA Super Conference. The event will take place at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre on Friday February 1, 2019 from 1-2 p.m.

Ottawa Feb 2, 2019

Chapters Gloucester Book Signing Feb 2, 2019

Come and get your personally signed copy of Darkest Before the Dawn at Chapters Gloucester in Ottawa from 2-4 p.m. Saturday Feb 2, 2019

 

Ottawa Feb 16, 2019

Coles Carlingwood Book Signing Feb 16, 2019

Come and get your personally signed copy of Darkest Before the Dawn at Coles Carlingwood in Ottawa from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Feb 16, 2019

 

Watch for Kingston and Belleville events coming soon!!

 

Another Five Star Review of Darkest Before the Dawn “Like going home”

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“It’s like going home each time I read about Sgt. Winston Windflower, his family, and his fellow officers in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. I enjoy these stories that contain a little mystery and at the same time a cozy feel to the life and times of this good man, Sgt. Winston Windflower.”

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RDPR9XHA5IMZ/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07HRTTMLY

 

Here’s where you can get Darkest Before the Dawn

Darkest Before the Dawn is available in many bookstores across Canada including Chapters/Indigo and many independent stores.

 

Amazon:

USAUKCAAUSIN

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/darkest-before-the-dawn/9781988437132-item.html?ikwid=DARKEST+BEFORE+THE+dAWN&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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Darkest Before the Dawn is Ready for Take-Off

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Darkest Before the Dawn, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is ready for take-off. It will be formally released on all platforms on October 1, 2018. Look for it online through Amazon worldwide and through Indigo. Chapters and Coles stores across Canada.

And we have our first review….

First Review of Darkest Before the Dawn from Supergirl1 on the Online Book Club site

“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”

https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=85417#p1015787

 

We’re Having a Party: Book Launch on October 4, 2018

Come Celebrate the Launch of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

Darkest Before the Dawn

6:30-8:00 pm Thursday October 4, 2018

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Ave

There will be Cake!!

 

More Events in October and November. Details to Follow. Stay Tuned

 

October

Toronto October 20, 2018 2-4 pm

Sleuth of Baker Street

Book Signing with Ann Shortell and Lynn McPherson

 

Ottawa October 27, 2018

Chapters South Keys 1:30-4 pm

Book Signing with Linda Wiken

 

November

Ottawa November 15 Ottawa Public Library Alta Vista Branch 6:30-8 pm

Sleuth Hounds Mystery Club

 

Ottawa November 25 Indigo Barrhaven 1-4 pm

Book Signing with CWC Authors

 

You can order Darkest Before the Dawn from

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/darkest-before-the-dawn/9781988437132-item.html?ikwid=DARKEST+BEFORE+THE+dAWN&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0&s_campaign=aff-001-2617611-Skimlinks-Ongoing_Site_Indigo+Redirect_Text-10437934-3662453&cjevent=730c4693ad2411e8832700910a24060d

 

Ottawa Press and Publishing

https://www.ottawapressandpublishing.com/

 

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Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718388-darkest-before-the-dawn

 

The Early Reviews: A Tangled Web is another great Sgt. Windflower adventure

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The Early Reviews are in. A Tangled Web is another great Sgt. Windflower
adventure.
A Tangled Web is starting to get some reviews from people in Canada and around the
world. So far, the news is good. Very good. Canada, France and the United States are
on the map.
Cecile Sune, Book Blogger and Reviewer
Ottawa, Ontario
“Winston Windflower is true to form, level-headed and efficient, and Newfoundland is a
beautiful background to the story. A very enjoyable read indeed.”
Cheryl Pasquier Madhouse Family Reviews
St Pol sur Mer France
“Settling down with a Sgt. Windflower mystery is like pulling on your favourite cozy
pyjamas and fluffy slippers.”
Joyce Fox Book Reviewer
United States
“I enjoyed the presence of a First Nations police officer and thought he was very well
represented. I appreciated the little aphorisms that were dropped in throughout the
book. The small town in Newfoundland seems like such a nice place. This is my first
Mike Martin novel and I immediately went to Amazon to look at his other Windflower
books.”
Where to Buy A Tangled Web
A Tangled Web in Canada is now available at many fine retail locations across
Canada. It will soon be available in many more Chapters/Coles/Indigo stores. We’ll try
to keep you updated. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite retail locations
and below is the list of online retailers where you can order A Tangled Web at any time.
Online
United States
Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1634926501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507079811&sr=8
1&keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin
United Kingdom
Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field
keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin
Canada
Chapters/Indigo
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web
%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1
Amazon Canada
https://www.amazon.ca/Tangled-WebMikeMartin/dp/1634926501
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Another Five-Star Review and Book Signing Feb 11 in Ottawa

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Ottawa Book Signing Event: Feb 11, 2017

Come Meet Mike Martin and get your own signed copy of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home

1-4 pm Saturday February 11, 2017

Chapters South Keys

2100 Bank Street

Ottawa

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5 Star Review on Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1884934149

“I love this series and how the author shares his knowledge of the area, cultures, food and look forward to more from this creative author.”

Below are the online links where you can buy A Long Ways from Home. Don’t forget to follow Sgt. Windflower on Facebook and keep liking and sharing the good news. Thank You!!

 

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www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/search/?keywords=A%20long%20ways%20from%20home%2C%20mike%20martin

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+long+ways+from+home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

 

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-long-ways-from-home/id1146912733?mt=11

 

Friesen

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183/Mike-Martin-A-Long-Ways-from-Home

 

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-ways-from-home-mike-martin/1124466682?ean=9781460292006