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Why I’m Giving Books Away: The Sgt. Windflower Reading Equality Program

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I have now published six books in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and each time I have chosen to give away a number of copies, absolutely free. Not only that, but I actively seek out strangers or near strangers on social media to give them away to. Now, I am not giving away all copies of my books. I am neither rich nor daft and I am not particularly altruistic, but I do believe in helping people to read my book.

And quite honestly not everyone can afford to buy a book, especially new books. Tons of people are living on a tight budget, on social assistance or on a fixed income because of disability or not being able to work anymore. It’s hard to comprehend in this world of plenty, but twenty bucks is a lot of money if you haven’t got it and one of the ‘luxuries’ that many people give up is purchasing new books. They wait until they are available from the library or get them lent from friends or from the second-hand bookstore. I support libraries, but why do some people have to wait?

I realize that I can’t give anybody a raise in their monthly stipend to help them with their book budget, but I can help at least a few of them enjoy my new books, fresh out of the printer’s box. I believe in an idea called Reading Equality, a radically new concept that everyone should have access to quality, new release books. That’s why I am making 25 copies of A Tangled Web available to people on a low or fixed income. I am advertising this offer on Facebook and Twitter and as the time of writing there are still a few copies left.

If you want one or know of someone who could use one but can’t afford it, just message me with the mailing address and I will send a copy in the mail. And yes, I will even sign them. No questions asked. You can send me a message thru Sgt. Windflower Mysteries or Facebook. The links are at the bottom of this post.

Of course, if you have the money, I hope you will consider buying a copy for yourself. Maybe even one for somebody you know doesn’t have the cash. Pay it forward. It works for me.

Here’s where you can get A Tangled Web

Canada

A Tangled Web is available in many bookstores across the country and for order from Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1

 

United States

A Tangled Web is available for order from Booklocker.com and from Amazon.com in both print and e-book versions

Booklocker

http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/9456s.pdf

 

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

A Tangled Web is available for order from Amazon UK in both print and e-book versions

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

 

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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 Amazon.com 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

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0768R7VTR

Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-tangled-web-mike-martin/1127180050?ean=2940158709128

Apple Store

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1294056823

Kobo Store

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-tangled-web-54

 

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

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

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

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-tangled-web/9781772161175-item.html?ikwid=a+tangled+web%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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).

 

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Now Available All Over the World: A Tangled Web, new Sgt. Windflower Mystery

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Mike Martin and Booklocker are pleased to announce the American and International release of A Tangled Web, the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery. 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 now available for order from Amazon.com and on Amazon sites all over the world. Soon it will be available from a variety of other retailers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

 

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

 

A Tangled Web will also be available very soon in all e-book formats and we will post those links as they become available.

 

“Life is good for Sgt. Wind­flower in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. But something’s missing from the Mountie’s life. Actually, a lot of things go missing, including a little girl and supplies from the new factory. It’s Windflower’s job to unravel the tangled web of murder, deceit and an accidental kidnapping that threatens to engulf this sleepy little town and destroy those closest to him. But there’s always good food, good friends and the love of a great woman to make everything better in the end.”

 

Canada

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

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-tangled-web/9781772161175-item.html?ikwid=a+tangled+web%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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).

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/

www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com 

 

Re-Discover the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

For those of you who are just discovering the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series through A Twist of Fortune here is some more information about the first three 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)

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.

The Walker on the Cape

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Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A95U6JQ

Barnes and Noble Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-walker-on-the-cape-mike-martin/1113728332?ean=2940015727500

Chapters/Indigo:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-walker-on-the-cape/9781926945972-item.html?ikwid=the+walker+on+the+cape&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

 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

 The Body on the T FC

 

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/The-Body-Winston-Windflower-ebook/dp/B00F1K0WT8/ref=sr_pi_pm_npnf_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380297269&sr=8-1&keywords=the+body+on+the+t%2C+mike+martin

Chapters/Indigo

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/the-body-on-the-t/9990006734577-item.html?ikwid=THE+BODY+ON+THE+T%2c+MIKE+MARTIN&ikwsec=Home&gcs_requestid=0CJC955TM67kCFYo65wod4jUAAA

 

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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Chapters/Indigo:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/beneath-the-surface/9781927481882-item.html?ikwid=beneath+the+surface%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Surface-Mike-Martin/dp/163263113X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399082176&sr=8-1&keywords=beneath+the+surface%2C+mike+martin

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beneath-the-surface-mike-martin/1119417270?ean=9781632631138

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

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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 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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Review of A Twist of Fortune on Kindle Book Review: “A solid and absorbing read “

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“A solid and absorbing read “

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