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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

EXCERPT And GIVEAWAY: A Twist of Fortune by Mike Martin

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for "A Twist of Fortune" by Mike Martin. Mike was born in Newfoundland on the East Coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a longtime 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. "The Body on the T" was the second book, "Beneath the Surface" is the third installment and A Twist of Fortune is the newest book in the series.

He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, the Crime Writers of Canada and the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild.

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Excerpt #7:

Back in Grand Bank, Windflower was still worried about Sheila. But he had more to deal with right now. When he came out of the café, the tiny flakes were growing larger and more plentiful by the minute. In the short distance from the Mug-Up to the Grand Bank detachment, his Jeep collected a full coating of the white stuff. He pulled into the parking lot just before his younger Corporal slid and swerved his own vehicle into the parking space next to him.

“Hey, Sarge,” said Tizzard as both men brushed off their hats and coats in the small detachment vestibule. “It looks like we’re in for a big one. Forecast has been revised to twenty-five centimetres.” The duo waved good morning to Betsy Molloy, the administrative assistant who was fully engaged with someone at the other end of her telephone headset.

“You could be right,” said Windflower. “Mayor Sinnott is making the same prediction. I guess we should call everybody in for the night shift. Who’s on days?”

“Evanchuk and Fortier are on now and MacDonald is due for the overnighter,” said Tizzard. “I’ll get Fortier to go home now so he can come back this evening and relieve Evanchuk.”

“Can you also find out what’s happening in Marystown?” asked Windflower.

“Sure thing, boss,” said Tizzard as he left his Sergeant at the entrance to his office.


A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and it continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in a small maritime community. Follow along as he feels the sometimes bitter taste of an east coast winter and the unique culinary delights of this part of the world.
Publisher: Booklocker
Series: Sgt. Windflower Mysteries #4
Format: paperback, ebook 
Release Date: April 1, 2015
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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Mike Martin is one of my favorite mystery authors. Looking forward to reading A Twist of Fortune.

  2. This sounds really good. Thank you for the chance.

  3. I haven't read anything by Mike Martin, but this series sounds very good. I'm going to go find his books. Thanks, Bea!


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