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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.




Buy a print version right now at these fine independent bookstores


Books on Beechwood


Sleuth of Baker Street


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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Cover Reveal: Fire, Fog and Water


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The new Sgt. Windflower book is on its way. Here’s the first look at the cover of Book 8 in this award-winning series.

Sergeant Winston Windflower and his trusty crew at the Grand Bank detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have more than a few mysteries on their hands. Windflower suspects that the three cases—a homicide, a near-homicide and a fire on Coronation Street—are somehow connected, but how is proving difficult to determine, especially now that he must battle his unusually cranky mood, the never-ending winter that has gripped the coastal region of Newfoundland and his new, power-hungry boss.

In Fire, Fog and Water, award-winning author Mike Martin is true to form, retaining the light crime genre for which he is known while delving into the most perplexing social issues of our time. Windflower must not only solve the drug-and-death crimes that threaten the otherwise tranquil lives of Grand Bank’s residents, he must resolve his own internal conflicts before they consume him as surely as the blaze that engulfed the house on Coronation Street.

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you on October 7, 2019


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!!

Follow Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook


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”



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



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



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




Ottawa Press and Publishing



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New Sgt. Windflower Mystery is Ready for Pre-Order from Chapters/Indigo

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Darkest Before the Dawn is Now Available for Pre-Order from Chapters Indigo


Darkest Before the Dawn is the latest adventure of Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Mountie who finds himself surrounded by a new family and a new life in tiny Grand Bank, Newfoundland. There are signs of trouble that may disturb his pleasant life, including a series of unsolved break-ins and the lack of supports for young people in the most trying time of their lives. But there are always good friends, good food and the sense that if we all pull together, we can find a way to get through even the darkest days.

Ghosts, mysterious deaths, and a new character enliven the pages as Windflower and Tizzard and the other police officers awaken the secrets that have been lying dormant in this sleepy little town. The deeper they dig the more they find as the criminals they seek dive deeper behind the curtains of anonymity and technology. But more than anything, this is a story of love and loss, of growing up and learning how to grow old gracefully. It is also about family and community and looking after each other. Of not giving up hope just before the dawn.


Book Launch in Ottawa Oct 4, 2018

Come join us at the best little bookstore in Ottawa, Books on Beechwood (Beechwood and McKay) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday October 4, 2018 for the launch of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery, Darkest Before the Dawn.

There will be cake!!!

New Sgt. Windflower Book is at the Publishers!!

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We are very happy to announce that there will soon be another adventure in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series. Darkest Before the Dawn will be released by Ottawa Press and Publishing on Oct 1. It has also been selected by Chapters/Indigo as a Local Author readers choice and will be profiled in Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada at select stores. Pretty exciting!!

About Darkest Before the Dawn

There’s a new member of the family and many of the old characters are back. Come in and sit down at the Mug-Up café for a bowl of moose soup and a chat with the locals. Maybe they’ll be talking about the “crime wave’ in Grand Bank or when the fog will blow back out into the Atlantic. Or maybe they’ll more interested in what kind of fancy cupcakes might be on offer today. They’re sum good b’y!!

Oh. And wait til you meet Molly….

Advance review copies in pdf version will be available soon. If you want one, please e-mail me @ mike54martin@yahoo.ca or send a message in the contact form.

Book Launch will be Ottawa in early October, likely at Books on Beechwood, my favourite independent bookstore in Ottawa.

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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
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
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.
United States
United Kingdom
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
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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




Barnes and Noble


Apple Store


Kobo Store



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

United States




United Kingdom

Amazon UK




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



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).