Thursday, May 14, 2015

Book Excerpt Tour: A Twist of Fortune by Mike Martin, and a Giveaway!

A Twist of Fortune

Title: A Twist of Fortune by Mike Marting
Series: Book 4 of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series
Publisher: Booklocker
Pages: 278
Genre: Mystery
Format: Paperback

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. 

Excerpt #9

At first Windflower was just stunned and didn’t speak, so Ford continued, “I saw her today in the holding area waiting to be processed. She was clearly uncomfortable seeing me so I just nodded and went on.”

“Is she okay?” asked Windflower, finally recovering his lost voice.

“She seemed fine,” said Ford. “In fact she looked like she was mothering the others that were brought in with her. But you know this is not a good thing for the Force, and not a good thing for you, Winston, to have her brought in like this. It sends all the wrong signals to the community when one of our officers is involved.”

“I’m not involved,” Windflower started, but then he realized that in fact he was involved, at least by association. “Sheila is her own person, Bill. I don’t control her activities, and I wouldn’t even try to. I did talk to her about getting involved in this protest but she simply said it was something she had to do for her community. I didn’t think it would come this far.”

“Well it has,” said Ford. “Now we all have to deal with the consequences. Let’s just hope this is the end of this situation. What’s the status on the equipment removal?”

“I believe this morning was the last truckload,” said Windflower.

“Good,” said Ford. “Maybe now we can get back to normal over there.”

“Yes, sir,” said Windflower as he hung up the phone. He hoped so too.

About the author

Mike Martin 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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  1. This is a captivating and unique mystery which interests me greatly since the locale is extraordinary for me as I have travelled there and love mysteries set in the Maritimes since I am Canadian. What a great feature and giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Question: How did you come up with your Sgt. Windflower character?

  3. How does writing a full fiction book compare to the process of writing short stories?


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