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Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries at Independent Bookstores Ottawa and Toronto

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We are pleased to announce that the first places you can buy a physical copy of Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries are at two great independent book stores. Books on Beechwood in Ottawa and the fabulous Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto. More stores coming soon.

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario

bobBooks on Beechwood is an independent, locally owned, bookstore that reflects the interests of the surrounding neighbourhoods. The selections on literary fiction, biography, and history are particularly strong. They also have a good selection of mysteries, of children’s books and of cookbooks. The collection of several thousand books in the store is backed by the ability to order from a suppliers list of millions of volumes. They are very involved in the community and host special events such as book signings. They also have their own two book clubs which you are welcome to join.

http://www.booksonbeechwood.ca

 

Sleuth of Baker Street

907 Millwood Road

Toronto, Ontario

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Sleuth of Baker Street is a bookstore that specializes in mysteries, crime novels, detective fiction, Sherlockiana, spy and thriller novels…lots and lots of mysteries…British, American, Canadian…new, used, out of print. If they haven’t got it, they’ll find it. A newsletter worth paying for, and if you want something other than a mystery, they do lots of special orders.

http://www.sleuthofbakerstreet.ca/

 

You can also buy Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries online:

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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Christmas in Newfoundland on sale Everywhere

 

Christmas coverChristmas in Newfoundland is on sale now in paperback and Kindle version. Here are links for Canada, the United States and Australia. Celebrate Christmas early with Sgt. Windflower 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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Christmas Comes Early to Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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We are pleased to announce the up-coming release of Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries, a collection of short stories and mysteries from the award-winning author of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.

Now available in Kindle on Amazon,com and soon available across Canada in paperback on Indigo/Chapters

“Christmas in Newfoundland is a special time. In the depths of long winter nights memories are made and stories are told. Of Christmas by candlelight and horse and buggy rides to church. Of shopping on Water Street in St. John’s before malls and the Internet. In simpler times an orange and a few Christmas chocolates along with one special toy made every child’s eyes widen in delight.

In later years Sgt. Windflower came to work and then to stay in the quiet town of Grand Bank by the Atlantic Ocean where the salt air froze in the wind and the Mounties were welcomed to warm themselves by every fire. As everyone else slept through the night they kept the community safe and unraveled the mysteries that could only come from a special Christmas in Newfoundland.

Come and warm yourself by the fire and hear their stories. Some memories and some mysteries. Enjoy some holiday time with Sgt. Windflower and all the familiar characters that you’ve come to know and love. Good food, good friends and always another chair at the table.”

New Book Coming Soon

Fire, Fog and Water is in the final proofing process and should be in stores in October. Book 8 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series sees Sergeant Winston Windflower and his trusty crew at the Grand Bank detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 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, Bony Blythe Award winner 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, including mental health, addictions and workplace harassment. 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.

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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:

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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Second Sgt.Windflower Mysteries Audiobook is Now Available!!

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The Body on the T Audiobook is now available

The Body on the T is the second book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series and once again it is being narrated by Frank Kearney. Frank and I met through an audition he submitted to Audible when we were producing The Walker on the Cape audiobook. He nailed the accent first time. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising since while he now lives in North Carolina he was born and raised in Newfoundland.

Here is a link to the audiobook on Audible.com and a sample

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Body-on-the-T-Audiobook/B07TN3C3SM?qid=1562018705&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=CBDNH47TBY504QZVK0PE&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

 

And Audible.ca

https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Body-on-the-T-Audiobook/B07TN2FQD3?qid=1562018933&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=65c74350-6dfb-47fa-85fd-1459a4762abd&pf_rd_r=SNCKYV60E18YX9A4M088&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

 

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

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&

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.”

Darkest Before the Dawn wins the Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

We are still pretty pumped about Darkest Before the Dawn winning the Bony Blithe Award as the best light mystery as the best light mystery of the year. Here is a link to a previous blog post on this and a new picture of the Bony Blithe plaque that was presented along with a cheque for $1,000. The money is long gone, but this will live on forever.

https://elizabethspanncraig.com/uncategorized/it-takes-a-community-to-win-an-award/

Memories and Mysteries: A Windflower Christmas

Memories and Mysteries: A Windflower Christmas is a collection of short stories that will be released in September of this year. These stories started as a way to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends. Now I offer them to you and yours. Look for it this fall

New Windflower book this fall

Yes, there will be another Sgt. Windflower mystery. Coming this October, Fire, Fog and Water (title may change) continues the adventures of 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

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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An Award, An Audiobook and New Books from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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An Award, An Audiobook and New Books from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.  The big news is that on May 24 Darkest Before the Dawn won the Bony Blithe Award for the best light mystery of the year. There’s also a new audiobook and new Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on the way!!

Darkest Before the Dawn wins the Bony Blithe Award

We are still pretty pumped about Darkest Before the Dawn winning the Bony Blithe Award as the best light mystery as the best light mystery of the year. As I said before, I was more than a little surprised to win. Mostly because of the competition. Alan Bradley who writes the fabulous Flavia DeLuce series with a precocious and adorable 12-year-old female sleuth and fun-loving troublemaker. Vicki Delany who is uber-famous as the author of 34 books and is currently writing three mystery series. Elizabeth Duncan who is a two-time winner of this award and who writes the coziest of mysteries set in Wales. Plus, a brand-new crackerjack author in Auralee Wallace who is destined to win many awards before too long.

Here is a link to my previous blog post on this and a new picture of the Bony Blithe plaque that was presented along with a cheque for $1,000. The money is long gone, but this will live on forever.

https://elizabethspanncraig.com/uncategorized/it-takes-a-community-to-win-an-award/

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The Body on the T Audiobook

We are now in production for the audiobook version of The Body on the T. This is the second book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series and once again it is being narrated by Frank Kearney. Frank and I met through an audition he submitted to Audible when we were producing The Walker on the Cape audiobook. He nailed the accent first time. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising since while he now lives in North Carolina he was born and raised in Newfoundland.

The Body on the T audiobook will be released in early July.

Memories and Mysteries, A Windflower Christmas

Memories and Mysteries, A Windflower Christmas is a collection of short stories that will be released in September of this year. It starts with stories that were told to me about Christmas in a long-ago Grand Bank, where gifts were few and love was plenty. Days when the snow and a home-made sled was the entertainment and nights were filled with kerosene lamps and laughter. And the 12 days of Christmas were a time for family, friends and roving bands of mummers.

There are also stories from the streets of St. John’s in the 1960’s when Water Street was the only place to shop and stores like Ayres and Bowrings and the Arcade held a young child in rapture with the toys in the windows and the Christmas music blaring everywhere. When a live turkey and a boy with a giant bell called shoppers to the Mount Cashel Raffle and nights were spent on a hot, sticky bus to see the wondrous lights all over town.

The mysteries came much later but just like me, all of the characters in the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries loved Christmas and the enduring traditions of caring and sharing that they found in Grand Bank. Windflower, Sheila and Eddie Tizzard all had new adventures across Christmas time each year and they found their way into trouble and back out again. Always in time to enjoy the most magical time of the year.

These stories started as a way to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends. Now I will be offering them to you and yours. Look for it this fall and especially for Christmas.

New Windflower book this fall

Yes, there will be another Sgt. Windflower mystery. Coming this October, Fire, Fog and Water (title may change) continues the adventures of 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

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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