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All That Glitters

The Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series Book 13

Sergeant Winston Windflower is moving on to a new chapter of his life,

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters: The Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series Book 13

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Cozy Mysteries!

Sergeant Winston Windflower is moving on to a new chapter of his life, no longer an RCMP officer but now a Community Safety Officer in the small community of Grand Bank, Newfoundland. But when a body is found in the bed and breakfast he co-owns, diamonds are found in the body’s digestive system, and then Windflower’s friend Dr. Sanjay, who was given the diamonds for safe keeping, is kidnapped, it’s clear that crime has returned once more to Grand Bank.

Windflower finds himself back in the thick of it, helping his newly promoted friend, RCMP Corporal Eddie Tizzard, track down a ruthless diamond smuggler who will stop at nothing — kidnapping, even murder — to pull off his dirty business.
This is another finely spun Windflower mystery that contrasts suspense and tension with the joys of friendship, family, and gratitude. Come back to Grand Bank for another great adventure in Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.

Praise for the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series!
Winner of the Bony Blithe Award
for Best Light Mystery of the Year

“Windflower is a cook, a storyteller, a family man with contacts that stop you in your tracks with that special Windflower phrase or relationship. The setting is a story by itself. Together the author, Mike Martin, spins a tale centred in Grand Bank Newfoundland with colour, winter storms, crime, and Mounties that live on their stomachs.”
— Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews

“Be prepared to be charmed by Windflower, a food-loving sergeant who could possibly be Canada’s most polite Mountie.”
— Halifax Chronicle-Herald

“Dangerous Waters is an engaging thriller with a superb cast”
— Kirkus Reviews

What readers say about the book🧐

Tis coming on daylight. The sun soon will hang above Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and sizzle the fog off the saltwater.Tis almost showdown time in Mike Martin’s 13th installment of his Sgt. Windflower series, All That Glitters [Ottawa Press and Publishing].But b’ys, there’s no panic, no sense of urgency. Neither Wince Windflower, nor his sidekick, Eddie Tizzard is standing in the street — or down on the wharf, for that matter — ready to slap leather, outdraw and plug some squinty-eyed villain.Where are they?Having a mug up.“Tizzard went up and grabbed their food, and for a few moments they ignored the suspense and danger that was awaiting them and they were just two friends enjoying a late snack or early breakfast together.”See, no panic.Once upon a time, several books ago, Winston Windflower was Canada’s most domesticated Mountie, living in Grand Bank with his honey Shelia, his two children — young daughters Stella and Amelia Louise — and his dog and … well, maybe not “his” cat.Now, Canada’s most domesticated Mountie is Corporal Eddie Tizzard — wed to Carrie Evanchuk, his ducky from another province, and father of Hughie, his toddler offspring.Why the switcheroo?Well, Wince is no longer a member of the RCMP. He’s now the Community Safety Officer for Grand Bank and environs and is Sarge only because local folks refuse to drop the title.So, how come Wince and Eddie are together at dawn on the cusp of a showdown?Diamonds, that’s how come. And, days before the showdown signaling sunrise, what seems like a mysterious death by diamonds back in Grand Banks.All the expected regular local characters appear in this Windflower adventure. There’s even a cameo appearance of an erstwhile villain whose decomposing phantom shows up in one of Wince’s dreams. (Don’t forget Windflower is a dreamweaver like his Uncle Frank and Auntie Marie before him.)Also, there’s a dream harp seal, a cocky wit, who makes wisecracks regarding his “wet suit”.Oh, and Auntie Marie materializes as a dream moose.B’ys, as regular Windflower readers you’re familiar with the antics of the wraiths and critters that populate Wince the Dreamweaver’s noggin.Sadly, in early pages there’s a tragic example of an event that happens all too often on Newfoundland’s highways. Despite Tizzard’s cautioning, an RCMP officer fails to mind the moose.Just think, you and I have been reading Sgt. Windflower stories for a decade or more. Tempus, as tis said, friggin’ fugits. However, I — we? — haven’t tired of the continuing Windflower saga.(Mike old man, I look forward to Sgt. Windflower’s next outing. I’m sure you don’t intend to retire Wince after a baker’s dozen.)I’m about to break an oath. I know I’ve promised I wouldn’t mention it again but …… but how in the name of sweet Billy-jesus, can anyone stow away as much grub — from doughnuts to scrunchions — as the cast of characters always willing to dab their arses down for a lunch in these books?Hey, here’s tempus fugitting like a jet plane again. The sun’s rising over Petty Harbour. Wince and Eddie have slurped their last sup of morning coffee …… Showdown time!Epilogue: No surprise, the villains are vanquished. Winston Windflower, one time a stalwart Mountie from Pink Lake, Alberta, conquers his feline fears and finally bonds — up to point — with Molly, the imperious pet pussycat from Grand Bank, Newfoundland.…and squeezes his honey and plays with his kids.…and walks his dog.…and sits down for a nosh.Thank you for reading.

Harold N. Walters

(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Mike Martin

Mike Martin was born in St. John’s, NL 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 award-winning and best-selling author of the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in beautiful Grand Bank. There are now 13 books in this light mystery series with the publication of All That Glitters.

A Tangled Web was shortlisted in 2017 for the best light mystery of the year, and Darkest Before the Dawn won the 2019 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award.

Some Sgt. Windflower Mysteries are now available as audiobooks and the latest A Tangled Web was released as an audiobook in 2023. All audiobooks are available from Audible in Canada and around the world.

Mike is Past Chair of the Board of Crime Writers of Canada, a national organization promoting Canadian crime and mystery writers and a member of the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild and Capital Crime Writers.

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