A Long Ways from Home

A Long Ways from Home

by Mike Martin


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ISBN-13: 9781460292006
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Series: Sgt. Windflower Mysteries
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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 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 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. Other books in the series include The Body on the T, Beneath the Surface and A Twist of Fortune. A Long Ways from Home is the newest book in the series. You can follow the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/...

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A Long Ways from Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cecile-Sune-Book-Obsessed More than 1 year ago
On Thursday 13 October 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Martin at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa for the launch of the fifth installment in the Sgt. Windflower series, A Long Ways from Home. He graciously offered to sign my books and urged me to eat the food that was spread out on a table nearby. It was really nice meeting him in person after reviewing several of his books! His latest novel finds Sergeant Winston Windflower leading an investigation into a double murder in the city of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. The victims were members of rival motorcycle gangs particularly active in this area of the island. Facing budget cuts from the government and having to deal with the media, Windflower is under a lot of pressure to solve this case rapidly. Meanwhile, his fiancee Sheila is running for re-election as Mayor of Grand Bank and preparing their impeding wedding. The book’s title refers to the fact that Sgt. Windflower comes from Northern Alberta and that he sometimes feels like an outsider in Newfoundland. Nevertheless, his Cree heritage, his deep-set beliefs and communion with nature help him stay poised in (almost) every difficult situation. This installment includes a lot more action than the other books in the series, and it was really hard to put it down. However, do we really need to know when Windflower takes a shower or what he eats for breakfast? There are at times too many unimportant details that slow down the story. In spite of this, the novel is engrossing and entertaining, and the ending is completely satisfying. I can’t wait to read more about Sgt. Windflower and his adventures in Newfoundland! A Long Ways from Home was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.