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Fire, Fog and Water: Mike Martin (Sgt. Windflower Mysteries Book 8)

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Fire, Fog and Water is the latest book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in small communities on east coast of Canada.

Sgt.Windflower has more than a few mysteries on his hands. He suspects that three recent cases might be connected, but how? In Fire, Fog and Water, Bony Blithe Award winner Mike Martin is true to form, retaining the light crime genre for which he is
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Ottawa Press and Publishing
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James Fisher
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, fiction
Book 8 of the Windflower Mysteries sees a return to plenty of police work for Windflower and his small RCMP detachment in Grand Bank Newfoundland. There's a body that Windflower himself discovers, a hit and run, opioids, and arson all going on at the same time that stretches the resources to their limit. Add to this a belligerent Acting Superintendent and Windflower has his plate full (no pun intended; he always finds time to eat!). There's less of Sheila and the baby than in Darkest Before the ...more
Margaret Yelton
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC of Fire, Fog and Water from NetGalley and the publisher and this is my honest opinion.

I have read several of Mike Martin's books and for me this one was the best by far, having said that I enjoyed all the others ones that I read also. This book was action packed, and full of all types of issues that we now see in our everyday lives. I love his interaction Windflower has with his dog, and the love he shows for his family and friends. I would definitely recommend this book to othe
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

The Sgt. Windflower series by Mike Martin is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The setting and lead character are refreshingly different from anything that I’ve read, which engages my interest and pulls me right into the story. There’s a lot of relational and character depth outside of the mystery storyline, which adds richness to the narrative. This eighth book in the series can stand alone, but I recommend reading the entire series for
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 and 1 / 2 stars

Sergeant Windflower of the Grand Bank Detachment returns in this, the latest in the series.

He finds a body in the snow. It is identified as a local man named Paul Sparkes. He was a man who was known to be a small time criminal. Windflower also has a possible hit and run on his hands and a particularly cranky boss. Time passes and things come to a nasty head with his boss. An altercation takes place at the Grand Bank station. A fire breaks out at an abandoned house. It is arson.
Janice Spina
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this new book by Mike Martin. Having read all of his books to date I was happy to read this latest one. My review is of my own volition and a honest view of the book.

Winston Windflower is a hero in this book but he has been one in my eyes throughout this series. If only there was a real person like him, a kind and generous man, a wonderful affectionate father and supportive husband. He is the consummate family man but a hard-working Mountie too.

Mike Martin has created a
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Fire, Fog and Water is the latest book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

I have read several of the books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them all. It has been a pleasure to watch Sgt. Winston Windflower develop in both his personal and professional life, to be enveloped in the beautiful Canadian location and to learn more about his beliefs, local history and the spirit world.

Author Mike Martin has a gift for combining the authenticity of crime – drugs,
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Picturesque is how I would describe the latest installment of the Sgt. Windflower mystery novels by Mark Martin. The 8th book I the installment keeps us right in line with the other mysteries, on the eastern coast of Canada. Sgt. Windflower is having a bad day when he discovers a body rolled in a carpet – what a cliché, but he has yet to figure out that this is only the beginning of a mystery that will lead him on a merry chase of clue after clue until he can apprehend the culprit all the while ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun mystery adventure

Fire, fog, and water is a fun and fast paced mystery adventure with our favorite investigator Sargent Windflower. As the story begins, Windflower is investigating three cases that seem to be connected in some way but the method has thus far eluded him. As expected, the good Sargent finds himself involved in a case with a body and a path that twists through the journey in search of the truth. I have always liked mystery’s and this is one of my favorite series. Every time I
Hannelore Cheney
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Ottawa Press and Publishing for the eARC.
This was the first book I read in the Sergeant Winston Windflower series and thoroughly enjoyed.
Sgt. Windflower is having a bad day after having a fight with his wife Sheila, finding a body on his run with his beloved dog and getting an earful from his boss. This is the start of a complicated case that also involves the hit and run of a young woman, culminating in the realization that it's all to do with the making and distribution
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Garth Mailman
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As with no many Newfoundlanders this author left home to make a living but writes about home, specifically, the Burin Peninsula. He lives in Ottawa.

This is a Winston Windflower mystery. An RCMP officer who is a native Canadian. As this outing begins it is he who literally stumbles across the body while walking his collie, Lady.

We hear a lot about his infant daughter and pet collie and cat; along with family life. The locals talk Newfie dialect and eat fried cod with scuncheons. Native dream in
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's the second book I read in this series and I'm fascinated by the setting.
It's a good story, well written and engrossing. The cast of characters is fleshed out and the plot well crafted.
I hope to read other books in this series.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Denice Langley
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The setting for this book is very well defined and developed. It's as recognizable as your own community. The characters are woven into the community, I know several people just like these. Mike Martin is well skilled at drawing us into the story. It was very hard for me to set it down. I was not shocked at the ending but I very much enjoyed the journey to get there.
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fire, Fog, and Water by Mike Martin is an insightful look at the life of Sgt. Winston Windflower.
A Murder, a Fire and a grumpy Mountie
Sgt. Winston Windflower
Windflower is married with a baby daughter, a dog, and a cat. Throughout the story, Windflower is worried about his temper and his soul. He seems to have stopped doing the things that he
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I had read from this series. It will definitely NOT be the last.
I was impressed with the writing and the depth shown with the characters. The book and story are very well rounded between the crime aspect and the family and friendship parts.
Sgt. Windflower is not your typical police officer.
In the US we might call hum native but I guess indigenous is a good term. He has some seemingly mystical beliefs and practices such a dream walking that I felt added much to the story.
John L Shasteen
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Living in the now can give perspective

I choose this rating because the pace,character development, and good writing was there. I would recommend this writers work for a great time of reflection.
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Mike Martin is a freelance writer and workplace wellness consultant. He has written and published thousands of articles about workplace issues for magazines and publications in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. He has worked in human resources for over thirty years and has experience both as a senior manager and a union representative. For the past fifteen years he has worked with dozens ...more

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