What is your latest release and what genre is it? The Body on the T is a traditional mystery set on the east coast of Canada
Quick description: The Body on the T is the second book in the Windflower mystery series and it follows up on the premiere, The Walker on the Cape. The story begins when an unidentified body washes up on a beach near Grand Bank, Newfoundland. The case becomes the responsibility of Sgt. Winston Windflower of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and his trusted side-kick, Corporal Eddie Tizzard.
There is also a devastating accident on the highway and another suspicious death to deal with. Throw in a rogue police officer and an international drug ring operating in the waters off the coast and Windflower’s peaceful world is turned upside down. Along the way Windflower also continues to enjoy the food and home-style hospitality of this part of the world. Cod tongues, pan seared scallops and even figgy duff become part of his diet, and his long list of favourite foods. Windflower may be a long way from his Cree home in Northern Alberta but he has found a new place to love in the fog and mist of Newfoundland.
Mike Martin was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and now lives and works in Ottawa. 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 peen published in various publications, including Canadian Stories and Downhome Magazine.
The Walker on the Cape was his first full-length fiction book and the premiere of the Winston Windflower mystery series. The second book in the series, The Body on the T was released on May 1, 2013.
He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, the Crime Writers of Canada and the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild.
What are you working on now?
I have completed Book 3 of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series, Beneath the Surface, and it should be on the shelves spring 2014, so I will enjoy that book’s journey into the world. (Read the RR Update about this book here!) I am also thinking about Book 4 but I like those ideas to percolate, so I probably will not do any more major writing on that until later in the year. I think I may even write another book, not a Windflower, and maybe not even a mystery. But that too is still brewing on the back burner.
Mike’s reading recommendation:
Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda