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Beneath the Surface

(Sgt. Windfower Mystery #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Sgt. Windflower is back and as usual he’s loving life on the east coast. He may be a long way from his home in Northern Alberta but he has been adopted by the locals as almost one of their own. He has a good life, good work with the RCMP, and a good woman that he has grown closer too in his years on the southeast coast of Newfoundland. But trouble is brewing just beneath t ...more
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Published April 15th 2014 by
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This one has ALL the bad actors in opposition to Sgt Windflower and the RCMP! There's the Russian mob trafficking girls and kind of smuggling Chinese nationals as well as murdering whomever displeases them. Then there's the dirty cops and politicians including Windflower's superior who is so not with the program on women in law enforcement! Windflower's home life is something of a roller coaster as well what with his beloved finally coming home from rehab after a horrible auto accident last year ...more
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beneath the Surface is the third installment from Mike Martin’s Sgt Windflower Mystery series. I have enjoyed the first two books in this series and this one does not disappoint. I was entertained from start to finish. I wanted to keep reading until the end to find out what would happen next.
I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of Beneath the Surface. Like the other books in the series, Francis G. Kearney once again does a superb performance. He has the best voice on reading the
'Beneath the Surface' is the third book in the Sergeant Windflower series. The previous two books are 'The Walker on the Cape' and 'The Body on the T'

We're back in Grand Bank, southeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

RCMP Sergeant Winston Windflower, his girlfriend, Sheila Hilliard, Corporal Eddie Tizzard, Herb Stoodley - former Crown Attorney with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Detective-Sergeant Carl Langmead from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Doctor Sanjay and the rest of t
Rosie Amber
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Surface is the third book in the Sgt Windflower mystery series. The book is set in Newfoundland, Canada, and taught me so much about the area and the people. I found it fascinating and it had me grabbing my atlas to pinpoint St. Johns, Grand Bank and Marystown. Sgt Winston Windflower is a Canadian Mountie and the book opens with the body of Amy Parsons, a local rowing champion.

Windflower is returning to Grand Bank and Sheila his girlfriend, is coming home after a serious car accident
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this audio book, at my request, and am voluntary leaving this unbiased review.

This is book 3 in the series but the first book in this series I've read/listened to, but as a Newfoundlander I had to pick it up when I saw it.

I liked this book, despite its shortcomings. Unfortunately it had many shortcomings. For starters, this is not a mystery. It's barely a police procedural story. It takes the death of a girl, which our main character is not trying to solve, and buries
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Beneath the Surface is a mesmerizing mystery brimming with murder and corruption. Readers will be compelled to continue reading just to see what happens next.

The body of a collage student is discovered and officials suspect murder. The young woman is from Grand Bank and Sgt. Windflower becomes intrigued by her death. There is very little information to go on, but the large sum of cash the woman is carrying and a hefty bank account arise suspicion. Since Windflower calls Grand Bank home and his g
Janice Spina
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beneath the Surface is Book 3 of the Sgt Windflower Mystery Series. Mike Martin delivers once again in this mystery involving the Cree Indian, Sgt Winston Mayflower, who must solve a mystery when the body of a champion rower washes ashore. This entertaining mystery,centered in three communities, St John's, Marystown and Grand Bank, involves Russian gangsters, drug trafficking and sexual escorts. Sgt Windflower finds himself deep into the seedy world of corruption when he pushes too far and must ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the third book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery, but the first I have read or listened to. I did enjoy it and had no problem following this story. Having said that, I still want to go back and read or listen to the first two in the series. The main thing that attracted me to this series is that Sgt. Windflower is a member of the RCMP, so being Canadian, I wanted to read this series.

In this book, Windflower has returned to his home of Grand Bank on the southeast coast of Newfoundland. When
Ryan Pascall
*I was provided a copy of this book free of charge for the purpose of providing an unbiased review*

I like crime stories, always have, from the Midsomer Murders and Joanthan Creek of the 90s back to the Canadian adventures of Benton Fraser in the 80s Due South series I've always enjoyed the cop shows. I've not experienced a lot of Crime dramas in books and what I have read usually revolves around the more shocking ones like those of Thomas Harris and Jeffrey Deaver and so I came into this tale, t
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
If you are a fan of Stuarts Woods and especially his Stone Barrington series, then you will love the Sgt Windflower Mystery series by Mike Martin. Windflower is a strong, well-centered character that knows what he wants and does everything he can to get it....just like Stone Barrington would do. Pretty much the only difference between Barrington and Windflower is that Barrington always has a lot of love interests and Windflower has one love, Sheila.

Windflower works for the RCMP, Royal Canadian
Lelia Taylor
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Newfoundland Mounties have returned and I’m so glad they have! Mike Martin’s series featuring Sgt. Winston Windflower, who is part First Nation, specifically Cree, as you can tell by his last name, has become one of my favorites over the past few years and I’m always happy to welcome Windflower back along with his girlfriend, Sheila Hillier, close friend Herb Stoodly, and colleagues Corporal Eddie Tizzard and Betsy Molloy.

Sidenote: Are Canadians as enamored with the Mounties as so many Ameri
Nicole Henderson
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man can Sargent Windflower pack away some food. I may be an Aussie reviewing this book but I am now intrigued by some of the dishes, just glad there was some healthy food in there.
Now onto the good stuff haha isn’t that the food. Sgt. Windflower is finally back in Grand Bank and his girlfriend Sheila is finally home from special care health facility. The story seems to be following several different cases but then a lead breaks and it is revealed that all is linked and it’s now just getting the
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, you might not want to read/listen to this book while’s torture listening to the description of the food!! Secondly, now I really want to visit sounds so beautiful...well maybe except for all that rain and fog! These are some of the reasons that Sgt. Winston Windflower loves his job...those and the fact that the community is close-knit and caring. Windflower is swept up into an investigation into a murder, then a possible human trafficking ring, as well as a pos ...more
Marisia Robus
Jun 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, slow
If they left out all the food and eating, the book would have been 1/4 of the length. All the making and eating and referring to food made it very boring, as the food played no role other than to fill up the book. The plot was very predictable.
I didn't enjoy it at all
I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sgt. Windflower is a well rounded and easily likeable character.

Will watch for more from this series.

Thank you for choosing me to receive a free copy via Goodreads giveaways.
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tried to give this series another go, but just couldn't get into it. Pretty much everything I liked and didn't like with the earlier book The Body on the T ( elicited a similar reaction in this book.

- Charming characters, in this case Sgt Windflower's uncle.
- The main character being Cree.

- Too much detail.

I like that the author references Donna Leon's Guid0 Brunetti series and particularly the mouthwatering meals in tho
Denise Zendel
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book three of the Sgt. Winston Windflower series finds Windflower, a Cree Indian from Alberta, Canada, still living in Newfoundland and working for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His relationship with Sheila, his girlfriend, continues to grow, and he is assisted in his duties by his faithful sidekick, Corporal Eddie Tizzard. Many colorful supporting characters from the previous two books are back as well.

The plot in this book centers on secrets and lies and corruption. It starts out with the
Cecile Sune
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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Sgt. Winston Windflower, head of the Grand Bank RCMP Detachment in Newfoundland, has just returned from an assignment in Marystown when he hears about the murder of Amy Parsons, a local girl who was going to university in St. John’s. At the same time, he is given a human trafficking case that seems to suggest that Newfoundland is not as quiet as people may think. Add to this the surprise visit of his uncle from Alberta, and the return of Windflower’s girlfriend from rehab after a serious car acc ...more
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Life in Grand Bank is just as sleepy and peaceful as ever and Winston spends his time looking forward to his next meal and sharing details of the vast wealth of Newfoundland local fayre (which is great for the #readcookeat challenge - I was spoilt for choice !). Despite the fog and rain which is never far away, Grand Bank sounds like a charming place to live and the relatively slow pace of the novel reflects the tranquility of life there.

However, as the title suggests, beneath the surface there
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is like two books overlapping. The mystery is interesting and somewhat complicated. The interchanges between Sargent Windflower and his fellow law enforcement are well written and contribute to the story. The other book, however, is Sgt Windflower's personal life and would be fine as background for the first if it was drastically edited. The dialogue is stilted; there is an overabundance of speech tags and large info dumps, and daily events are repeated in details that add nothing to t ...more
Florence Lyon
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this third book of the Sgt. Windflower series. Good themes of family, friends and work ethics challenges mixed in with the mystery solving. There were also more references to tasty dishes of food, preparing food, eating of different foods from the east coast locales.
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good character development where they all seem like someone you might know. Easy read that I fully enjoyed.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book for the social issues . Some parts are a bit long. Not enough mystery for me.

I didn't read this book. I re-read Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove and Goodreads doesn't have a re-read button yet. ...more
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