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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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Goodreads

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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.

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Reviews are Great for Fire, Fog and Water, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery

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Reviews are Great for Fire, Fog and Water, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery

Midwest Book Reviews says

“Most murder mysteries create a cat-and-mouse interplay between perp and investigator, but the fact that Sgt. Windflower is also probing his own motives, reactions, and life adds an extra dimension of interest to the story that makes for rich and absorbing reading indeed. Readers seeking a fine story steeped in psychological inspection will relish both the character of Mountie Windflower and his ability to navigate the murky waters of self, community, and home.”

Fire, Fog and Water on Amazon Average rating: 4.5

“The author writes in an easy manner that makes the story feel as if you are part of the cast and at home or taking a walk along with Winston and Lady, his dog. A thoroughly enjoyable and quick read that makes you want for more. Love Mike Martin books. Looking forward to more! Highly recommend!”

Fire, Fog and Water on NetGalley Average rating: 4.5

“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.”

Fire, Fog and Water on Goodreads Average rating: 4.9

“This Sgt. Windflower book may be his best. I enjoyed the story and the setting in small town Newfoundland. This is a great series – highly recommended.”

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

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=fir

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

Fire, Fog and Water is available from most Chapters/Indigo/Coles stores. If your store doesn’t have it, ask them to order some.

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

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Goodreads

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

 

 

Sgt. Windflower goes to Winnipeg

 

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Sgt. Windflower is going to Winnipeg!! Join Mike Martin at Whodunit Bookstore on November 7 from 7-9 pm for book signings, author interview and a special Q and A with local authors. Free admission and snacks.

Upcoming Events

Mystery Weekend Ottawa Nov 16-17

Indigo Barrhaven

Join Ottawa area mystery and crime writers all weekend long at Indigo Barrhaven. I will be there on Sunday Nov 17 from 4-6 pm.

Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show Nov 14-17

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Sgt. Windflower books will be on hand at the Ottawa Press and Publishing booth. The Signatures Show is the National Capital’s premier holiday shopping event. I will be signing books on several occasions. Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook for more details

More events to come. Details to be announced

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

Buy In Store Now!!

Ottawa

Chapters Rideau, South Keys, Gloucester, Kanata

Indigo Barrhaven, Pinecrest, Innes, Orleans

Coles Billing Bridge, Carlingwood, Bayshore

More locations coming across Ontario and Atlantic Canada soon. Stay tuned and follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook

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

Twitter

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Goodreads

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

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.

Amazon

Chapters/Indigo

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

Buy a print version right now at these fine independent bookstores

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

Winnipeg

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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People love Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries

 

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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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