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Happy New Year from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

Happy New Year from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

May 2023 be your best yet!!

Books available in 5 languages. A new Audiobook. And a new Windflower book in May, 2023

Sgt. Windflower all over the world

The Walker on the Cape is now available in French, Spanish and now Portuguese and coming soon in Italian.

French

Le promeneur sur le cap

Spanish

El caminante del cabo

Portuguese

O Assassinato do Caminhante Solitário

Italian

Il camminatore di Cape

Coming Soon

New Audiobook: A Tangled Web

Book 6 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and narrated again by the great Frank Kearney.

“Sgt. Windflower is back on the case in Grand Bank. This time, there’s a missing girl, trouble at the factory, and signs of danger everywhere. But, there’s always good food, good friends, and good company to make life worthwhile. All the usual characters and a few new suspects are back to help Windflower unravel the web of deceit and deception that threatens the small community.”

You can find all of the Sgt. Windflower audiobooks on Audible:

New Windflower book in May “All That Glitters”

Book 13 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series: Coming in May 2023

“Sergeant Winston Windflower is moving on to a new chapter of his life, no longer an RCMP officer but now a Community Safety Officer in his home of Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

But when a body is found in the bed and breakfast he co-owns, diamonds are found in the body’s digestive system, and then Windflower’s friend Dr. Sanjay, who was given the diamonds for safekeeping, is kidnapped, it’s clear that crime has returned once more to Grand Bank.

Windflower finds himself back in the thick of it, helping his newly promoted friend, RCMP Corporal Eddie Tizzard, track down a ruthless diamond smuggler who will stop at nothing — kidnapping, even murder — to pull off his dirty business.

This is another finely spun Windflower mystery that contrasts suspense and tension with the joys of friendship, family, and gratitude.”

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Annual Holiday Event: Update #1 Still Time to Make a Donation. Get a Free Book

Thanks you everybody for your support and donations to the Minwaashin Lodge. We are now over $1,000 in contributions and there’s still time to support a worthy community cause.

It’s simple to participate. Make a donation to the Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa and we’ll send you a limited edition copy of The Christmas Beaver.

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.

Here’s how you can participate.

Make a Donation and Get a Free Book

If you make a donation, I will send you a copy of The Christmas Beaver. Not in stores and only available by order from Ottawa Press and Publishing. And only until Christmas.

The Christmas Beaver is a children’s book. But for children of all ages who believe in the magic of Christmas. 

If you want to make a donation please visit http://www.minlodge.com

Canadian donors can receive a tax receipt for their contribution.

Just send me an email at mike54martin@yahoo.ca and I’ll put The Christmas Beaver in the mail to you in time for Christmas.

Thank you for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Event and Minwaashin Lodge

Buy a Book

Of course, you can support Sgt. Windflower Mysteries by buying a book. This year the latest releases are Dangerous Waters and the new Christmas in Newfoundland  Book 2. They are available in local bookstores in Ottawa like Perfect Books and Books on Beechwood and worldwide through Amazon.

Thank you again for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Event and Minwaashin Lodge

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Annual Holiday Event: Make a Donation. Get The Christmas Beaver Free

It’s time for the 10th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Event. For the last nine years I have been donating most of the profits from December book sales of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries to a worthy community cause. 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 nine years we have been able to donate over $6,000.00 to community groups who really need our support. We will be doing things a little different this year. You don’t have to buy any books to participate. In fact, we’ll give you a free book if you donate to our chosen cause which again this year is 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.

Here’s how you can participate.

Make a Donation and Get a Free Book

If you make a donation, I will send you a copy of The Christmas Beaver. Not in stores and only available by order from Ottawa Press and Publishing. And only until Christmas.

The Christmas Beaver is a children’s book. But for children of all ages who believe in the magic of Christmas. 

I am making an upfront donation of $500.00 to Minwaashin Lodge. I know that this money will go to support First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children to have a good meal and presents from Santa under the tree on Christmas morning. If you want to make a donation please visit http://www.minlodge.com

Canadian donors can receive a tax receipt for their contribution.

Just send me an email at mike54martin@yahoo.ca and I’ll put The Christmas Beaver in the mail to you in time for Christmas.

Thank you for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Event and Minwaashin Lodge

Buy a Book

Of course, you can support Sgt. Windflower Mysteries by buying a book. This year the latest releases are Dangerous Waters and the new Christmas in Newfoundland  Book 2. They are available in local bookstores in Ottawa like Perfect Books and Books on Beechwood and worldwide through Amazon.

Thank you again for supporting the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Event and Minwaashin Lodge

Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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@mike54martin

Christmas in Newfoundland Contest and Sale

Just in time for the holidays we’ve got a contest that you won’t want to miss being part of. Ottawa Press and Publishing presents the Christmas in Newfoundland Contest and Sale

https://www.ottawapressandpublishing.com/

CHRISTMAS IN NEWFOUNDLAND CONTEST AND SALE!

GET ANY 2 BOOKS BY MIKE MARTIN (2 BOOKS FOR $30) DISCOUNT AUTOMATICALLY APPLIES AT CHECK-OUT

AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED IN OUR CHRISTMAS IN NEWFOUNDLAND CONTEST! 

CHRISTMAS IN NEWFOUNDLAND PRIZES:

FIRST PRIZE: 

Dinner for 2 at the Newfoundland Pub (value $100). 

Located at 940 Montreal Road, the Newfoundland Pub is an authentic down-home pub with great pub food, live entertainment, karaoke, darts, pool, and a patio. 

FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK!

SECOND PRIZE: 

The complete set of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series (12 books) all signed by Mike Martin! plus Christmas in Newfoundland 1 and 2 and Mike Martin’s LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION: THE CHRISTMAS BEAVER (CHILDREN’S BOOK)

The Sgt. Windflower Series Includes: The Walker on the Cape, Beneath the Surface, The Body on the T, A Twist of Fortune, A Long Way From Home, A Tangled Web, Darkest Before the Dawn, Fire Fog and Water, A Perfect Storm, Safe Harbour, Buried Secrets, Dangerous Waters). 

THIRD PRIZE: 

CHRISTMAS IN NEWFOUNDLAND (books 1 and 2) signed by Mike Martin.

GET ANY 2 MIKE MARTIN BOOKS FOR $30 AND YOU COULD WIN ONE OF OUR PRIZES!

https://www.ottawapressandpublishing.com/

Celebrate Christmas Early: Giveaway

Celebrate Christmas Early with Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. What better way to help launch Christmas in Newfoundland Book 2, than with a giveaway.

That’s why we’re giving away 5 free copies of Christmas in Newfoundland Book 1. Signed, sealed and delivered down your chimney, or to your mailbox if you prefer. To enter, like this blog post or the Facebook post.

Copies available from Amazon all over the world and soon in fine bookstores everywhere

Canada

United States

Signed copies of Christmas in Newfoundland Book 2 are now available at:

Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto

Books on Beechwood, Ottawa

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Christmas is coming early: New Sgt. Windflower Holiday Mystery is here

The new Sgt. Windflower Holiday Mystery is here

Christmas in Newfoundland — Memories and Mysteries Book 2: A Sgt. Windflower Holiday Mystery is now available on Amazon and will soon be available at bookstores everywhere. Book Launch announcement very soon. Stay tuned.

From the author of the Award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mysteries including Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries Book 1, comes another welcome addition to the Sgt. Windflower family of books.

Come sit by the fire of the woodstove in the kitchen and listen to stories of Christmas long ago in Grand Bank and Ramea and tales of great adventure and Christmas magic in St. John’s in the 1960s and onward. Have Christmas dinner with Sgt. Windflower and Sheila and their two little girls. Then wait and see if any special visitors show up to entertain them.

Sing along with the choir or have a drink with old friends to celebrate Tibb’s Eve. Follow along as Eddie Tizzard has a special mission in the middle of a snowstorm and Herb Stoodley becomes an unlikely Christmas hero.

Christmas in Newfoundland is always a time for good food, good friends, and good cheer. And there’s always another chair at the table.

What readers are saying about Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries:

For someone whose family hails from Newfoundland and have lived on The Rock for generations upon generations, this novel was so beautifully nostalgic that I found myself smiling throughout the entire time I was reading it. The work is wonderful, warm, and charming as we walk with the author down memory lane to simpler times in one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada. This is just one big warm hug that will bring back fond memories to every reader, regardless of where they hail from.”

“Christmas in Newfoundland can be read quickly or slowly but I highly recommend reading it and getting lost in the Christmas spirit. Mike Martin will have you reminiscing about some of your old family traditions and may even give you ideas of new things to try in your Christmas.”

Signed copies will be available soon at:

Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto

Books on Beechwood, Ottawa

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Christmas in July??? Well, August

Christmas may be still a ways off, but we’re happy to announce that Christmas in Newfoundland 2: Memories and Mysteries will be coming in October, 2022. This new collection will feature all new stories from growing up in St. John’s all the ay around the island of Newfoundland.

Christmas in Newfoundland 2: Memories and Mysteries continues the stories of the magic of Christmas past and present. There are memories of a wide-eyed child in St. John’s in the 1960’s with sledding and skating and road hockey every day of a very long winter. There are also acts of kindness by almost complete strangers and a chance to share some of the joys of music in this magical season.

There are plenty of stories of mystery and intrigue and suspense from Windflower and the gang and we get to see Christmas through the eyes of his two little girls, Amelia Louise and Stella. As well as some special memories from Eddie Tizzard and his family. Even one from Herb Stoodley, Windflower’s best friend, who finds himself an unlikely Christmas hero on one snowy Christmas.

Come back to Christmas in St. John’s, Grand Bank and a special trip to Ramea, a long, long time ago. When some people hung their Christmas tree from the ceilings in their kitchen and mummers were a regular tradition. You might even learn a little about a special Newfoundland Christmas event, Tibb’s Eve, which always was an occasion for another celebration of Christmas. If you haven’t got the spirt of Christmas yet, this book will help get you started.

Stay tuned for more information, contests, giveaways and more.

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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:

https://fb.me/e/4Rsa933Zh

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

https://www.ottawapressandpublishing.com/

Amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09Z7FXZ69 CAN

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Z7FXZ69 US

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09Z7FXZ69 UK

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09Z7FXZ69 AUS

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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New Sgt. Windflower Mystery is on the Way.

Dangerous Waters will be released on May 26 and we’re having a Virtual Book Launch as part of the Maple Leaf Mystery Conference.

Here’s the link to the event

https://fb.me/e/4Rsa933Zh

Here’s a teaser:

Even as Windflower tries to move away from life as a Mountie, the lure of an investigation is too strong to resist. This time a series of missing men, one of whom turns up dead, gets his attention. Then some interesting foreign visitors show up in a snowstorm and another adventure begins to unfold.

There’s a trip to the special island of Saint Pierre just off the coast of Newfoundland and more than enough food to meet any appetite. Eddie Tizzard and the gang are back to help out where required and Sheila and Windflower’s little girls provide him with the support and love he needs to navigate some very dangerous waters.

Come back to Grand Bank and come close to the fire while we tell you another great story in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series.

In other Sgt. Windflower Mystery news…

A Long Ways from Home is the fifth audiobook released in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series. It is available from Amazon all over the world

Dangerous Waters will soon be available from Amazon all over the world or directly from Ottawa Press and Publishing. Signed copies will be available after May 26 at:

Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Toronto

Books on Beechwood, Ottawa

Perfect Books, Ottawa

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New Audiobook from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries: A Long Ways from Home

Narrated once again by the great Frank Kearney, A Long Ways from Home, Book #5 in the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in a small maritime community. Follow along as he feels the sometimes bitter taste of an east coast winter and the unique culinary delights of this part of the world.

Below is a retail sample. Come back and visit Grand Bank with Sgt. Windflower and all the gang. A welcome break from the troubles of the world:

A Long Ways from Home audiobook is available from Audible in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom

Canada

United States

Four other books in the series are also available in audiobook format. The Walker on the Cape, The Body on the T, Beneath the Surface and A Twist of Fortune are also available wherever audiobooks are sold.

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