The Walker on the Cape by Mike Martin

First book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series

The walker on the cape

A man's body is found on the Cape in a small fishing community on the East Coast. At first everyone thinks it's a heart attack or stroke. But then it is discovered that he was poisoned. Who would do this and why? Finding that out falls to Sergeant Winston Windflower of the RCMP along with his trusted side-kick Eddie Tizzard. Along the way they discover that there are many more secrets hidden in this small community and powerful people who want to keep it that way.

Windflower also discovers two more things; a love of living in a small community that is completely different from his up-bringing in a remote Indian reserve and maybe the love of his life. He gets a taste of East Coast food and hospitality as well as a sense of how crime and corruption can linger beneath the surface or hide in the thick blanket of fog that sometimes creeps in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Language: English

Keywords: Windflower, Sgt. Windflower, mystery, Canadian mystery

Word Count: 60000

Sales info:

81 ratings Average 4 + Stars on Amazon

Continues to sell well as Book 1 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series

Sample text:

Even in an ordinary life the most extraordinary things can happen. Every morning for the past eleven years Elias Martin had his breakfast of hot porridge and thick molasses bread smothered in partridgeberry jam. Then, rain or shine, he began his solitary walk from his small blue house on Elizabeth Avenue in Grand Bank, Newfoundland down through the Cove, and until the winter snow made it impossible, up over the hills to the Cape.

This solitary pilgrimage allowed him to mourn his wife Eileen without anyone intruding on his grief. More importantly, it allowed him to talk to her without anyone thinking he was crazier than he was. This walk was one that they had shared for almost forty years until she took sick and he still missed her and still needed to feel her comforting presence. He thought that her long, painful, and ultimately fatal battle with cancer would be the worst part of his life. Now he knew that being without her was even worse.


It wasn’t until the next morning that the rest of the world discovered what her burnt pot of pea soup had already signaled. Elias Martin was found stone cold dead by a pair of hiking tourists, lying silently on the well-trod path that he and Eileen had travelled together for so many years.

“A heart attack” was what all the neighbours told themselves as they huddled over coffee at the local café and rumour mill. “A stroke” was whispered by the church ladies as they left the garden party planning meeting at the Anglican Church. But even as the now late Elias Martin's body lay on a cold slab at the local clinic, some of them suspected that something or someone else had been involved in the death of the solitary walker. The only one who knew for sure was Elias Martin and he sure wasn’t talking. Who would finally unravel the mystery of the Walker on the Cape?

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Sandra Ouellet
Already translated. Translated by Elena Franzoni
Already translated. Translated by Manoela Sarubbi
Author review:
Manoela Sarubbi did an excellent job in translating my book into Portuguese. I am very pleased with the final product and would not hesitate to recommend Manoela for other translations.
Mike Martin
Already translated. Translated by Talía García
Author review:
Talia Garcia did an excellent job in translating my book into Spanish. I am so pleased that I plan to use her services for the rest of my series.
Mike Martin
Author of the Award-Winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series

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