Monday 9 December 2013

The Walker on the Cape

Finished December 7
The Walker on the Cape by Mike Martin

This is the first in a new series featuring Sergeant Winston Windflower of the RCMP, stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Windflower is a native Cree who grew up on a remote reserve in northern Alberta. He has had several postings with increasing responsibility and has a good relationship with his staff, but not so good with the Inspector he reports to. Windflower is also in the early stages of a relationship with a local Newfoundland woman.
The case here is one that seems straightforward on the surface, but concerns emerge gradually. A local man, Elias Martin went out for his daily walk and never returned, his body found out on the path later. Seemingly a simple case of an older man, a widower, dead of a heart attack. But the autopsy causes concern, and Windflower begins an investigation. With his Inspector wanting him to close down the case quickly, Windflower is forced to move quickly to gather the evidence and track down those responsible. With interesting characters, and a story that leads beyond the small village of Grand Bank, this is an interesting introduction to a new mystery series.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good. I went to look at it on Goodreads and found your review was first in the list underneath. I'll be searching this book out and have also sent you a friend request as we like some of the same kinds of books.