Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful. The ultimate read for lovers the world over!
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Mike Martin was born in Newfoundland on the East Coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a long-time freelance writer and his articles and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online across Canada as well as in the United States and New Zealand. He is the author of Change the Things You Can: Dealing with Difficult People and has written a number of short stories that have published in various publications including Canadian Stories and Downhome magazine.
The Walker on the Cape was his first full fiction book and the premiere of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series. Other books in the series include The Body on the T, Beneath the Surface, A Twist of Fortune and A Long Ways from Home.
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.
Another welcome addition to the ranks of light mystery literature A Tangled Web is the latest release in The Sgt. Windflower series and author Mike Martin is very much on form. Original mystery fiction is hard to come by but this is one series that never disappoints and in the main, this is down to the sense of authenticity Martin brings to both his setting and characters. From Windflower's aboriginal roots to his love of good food and his strong moral compass we have seen him grow, but with Sheila expecting their first child his new case proves his most poignant yet with the inadvertent abduction of young Sarah Quinlan. Central to Martin’s narrative is Grand Bank. His stories aren’t just set there; Grand Bank is an integral part and forms the context to all Martins books as the intriguing and disparate pieces of his mysteries bind together. We come to know Windflower in the saltbox house he shares with Sheila and through his reflections, we come to appreciate the intellect and powers of reasoning with which Martin imbues him.
With a nice balance between levity and suspense, A Tangled Web is sure to be met with approval by Martin's fans and is highly recommended.