A Tangled Web

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2018


A Tangled Web

A Tangled Web is the latest book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set on the East Coast of Canada. The previous book in the Series A Long Ways from Home was shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award as the "Best Light Mystery of the year".

"Life is good for Sgt. Wind­flower in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. But something’s missing from the Mountie’s life. Actually, a lot of things go missing, including a little girl and supplies from the new factory. It’s Windflower’s job to unravel the tangled web of murder, deceit and an accidental kidnapping that threatens to engulf this sleepy little town and destroy those closest to him. But there’s always good food, good friends and the love of a great woman to make everything better in the end."

A Tangled Web

A Tangled Web is the latest book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set on the East Coast of Canada. The previous book in the Series A Long Ways from Home was shortlisted for...

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4 stars

Sergeant Winston Windflower is stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. He is a First Nations member of the Cree tribe. Mrs. Molly Quinlan pulls up in front of the RCMP detachment sobbing that her almost six-year old daughter Sarah is missing.

The reader finds out what happened to Sarah. The little girl goes on an accidental and frightening journey. Meanwhile, Sergeant Windflower and his colleagues and neighbors comb the Grand Bank area for any sign of little Sarah.

A man is found murdered in the woods outside of a restaurant named Goobie’s. The Grand Bank police detachment is also investigating that. As the search goes on for Sarah without result, the team investigating her disappearance is downhearted and fear the worst has happened to her.

There is also something funny going on at the local plant. Supplies are missing from the new facility. The deputy mayor Francis Tibbo seems to be in the middle of the mess.

Winston has a bad dream about one of his colleagues named Eddie Tizzard. He tries to phone him without luck. Later that day, his friend and fellow officer is shot. Winston and Eddie drive to Stephenville to visit him and await news. While there, Winston meets the man who shot Eddie and listens to his tale about the missing supplies.

Winston is thinking about transitioning. For two years he will continue his job in the RCMP, but also will be buying a B & B. Getting someone to run it for the two year period and then he will take over. It’s a big decision, but Sheila his wife is very supportive.

This is a very well written and plotted novel. It’s almost a cozy, but with a bit of an edge. The suspense started immediately and continued throughout the book. I liked the way Sergeant Windflower’s team got along with one another and his relationship with his pregnant wife Sheila the mayor. Sufficient information was given about the main characters to flesh them out, but not so much that it intruded on the story line. I enjoyed the presence of a First Nations police officer and thought he was very well represented. I appreciated the little aphorisms that were dropped in throughout the book. The small town in Newfoundland seems like such a nice place, I Googled it just to have a look. It looks delightful. This is my first Mike Martin novel and I immediately went to Amazon to look at his other Windflower books.

I want to thank NetGalley and BookLocker for forwarding to me a copy of this delightful book to read and enjoy.

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What a great book getting back to the good old days decisions between work and family.

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A fascinating story with many lines running through it seeming to interconnecting several incidents. I enjoyed the community of the RCMP. Also, the community of Grand Banks. I want to read other stories about Sgt. Windflower and friends. If you like Louise Penny, you will enjoy this.

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The Sgt. Windflower Mystery series is a series of cozy mysteries set in the small Newfoundland town of Grand Bank

Mrs. Molly Quinlan's six-year old daughter Sarah is missing. and while the search for her starts a murdered man is found.

This is a very well written and plotted novel and this was an intriguing read. which I enjoyed

I am looking forward to the next saga

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I liked this book a lot. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy for me to review.

Author Mike Martin has assembled a cast of interesting characters, put them in a remote Newfoundland village, and presented them with a fair measure criminal and meteorological activity to deal with. There's a child abduction, a cold-blooded murder, domestic violence and a theft ring, The action is non-stop, right up to the satisfying conclusion, when all the loose ends are tied up.

RCMP Sergeant Winston Windflower is at the centre of things; he's a solid policeman, competent and efficient, able to get along with almost everybody, including his superiors. He's a Cree who has transplanted himself to the East Coast and keeps himself in touch with his ethnic roots and beliefs.

This is the fifth in a series with Sergeant Wind flower, although his book can stand alone. As to style, I'd characterize it as a readable police cozy mystery. In the end the bad guys get their just desserts, which is just fine.


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