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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.

©2015- Mike Martin (P)2021 Mike Martin

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  • Lelia T
  • 2021-08-20

A Sgt. Windflower Novel

As is so often the case in a small coastal community, the local fish factory is the primary employer in Grand Banks, Newfoundland, and its closing is a major upset for the village. Such an economic downturn has repercussions and the small contingent of Mounties, led by Sgt. Winston Windflower, have much to keep them busy.

Not least in the reactions to the closing are the public protests with Windflower’s longtime girlfriend up front and center. When Sheila is arrested, Windflower finds himself in an awkward position and the choice he makes to stand on the side of law and order doesn’t exactly further their relationship.

Meanwhile, the usual life of a Mountie goes on and a body soon crops up, a body that shows evidence of murder, leading to the ever-present drug world, and that keeps Windflower’s attention but so do the myriad activities of life in a small town. At times, I thought the latter took too much precedence and, while I’m interested in the personal side of the community, I would have liked a little more consideration of the criminal and police aspects. Still, this remains one of my favorite traditional mystery series, largely because of its gentle nature.

As always, Francis G. Kearney does a fine job with the narration, particularly with the accents and inflections I expect to hear in a small Canadian town. All in all, I’m very happy whenever a new audio edition of Mr. Martin’s Sgt. Windflower books becomes available and I’m hoping the next one won’t be too far behind.

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  • Rayc
  • 2021-07-25

A good read

A Twist of Fortune.
Sgt Winston Windflower rides again. Another book in a series that sets a high standard in easy to read cosy mysteries. No bad language or gratuitous violence. A happy ending is almost guaranteed.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review.

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  • Cheryl
  • 2021-07-18

food, food, food!

I received a free code for this book.
This is the first book I've read of Mike Martin and Sgt Windflower. Enjoyed the story and the joys of living with so much snow. A light and entertaining story. Excellent narration.