Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Twist of Fortune by Mike Martin | Book Excerpt Tour with Giveaway

The Blurb

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. 

A Twist of Fortune by Mike Martin
Series: A Sgt Windflower Mystery, #4
Genre: Mystery, Crime Fiction
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc.
Publication Date: April 1, 2015
eBook File Size: 447 KB
ISBN-10: 1634903803
ISBN-13: 978-1634903806
Paperback: 278 pages
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The Excerpt

Excerpt #2:

The reasons for both the dearth of goodwill and Sheila’s arrest were likely the same. For the past few weeks the small community of Grand Bank had been aboil, first with rumours that the fish plant had been sold to new owners from Nova Scotia, and now that they would be dismantling the refrigeration equipment and shipping it to other plants they owned around the Maritimes. People knew what this meant: their fish plant was gone, and that part of their life in Grand Bank was over. It was never coming back.

 This had led to escalating emotions and reactions from the locals who started with a community meeting that developed into a committee to try and save the fish plant. It continued with daily protests and then a call for what community activists were calling ‘direct action’ to block the fish plant gates to prevent New Wave Fisheries from moving the equipment to Lunenburg. That call had been answered swiftly, loudly, and in great numbers by local citizens who were gathering each morning at the entrance to stop any trucks with the equipment on board from leaving the fish plant.

The Author

About Mike Martin

Mike Martin was born in Newfoundland on the East Coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. 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 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. The Body on the T was the second book, Beneath the Surface is the third installment and A Twist of Fortune is the newest book in the series.

He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, the Crime Writers of Canada and the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild. 

More books by Mike Martin

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The Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of Mike Martin’s 
The Walker on the Cape: Book 1 of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries series!

Follow the tour here and leave comments on each blog stop for 5 extra entries!

Terms & Conditions:
By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
This giveaway begins May 4 and ends May 26 at midnight.
Winner will be contacted via email.
Winner have 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


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