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The Body on the T

Sgt. Windflower Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Francis G. Kearney
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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The Body on the T is the second book in the Windflower mystery series and it follows up on the highly acclaimed premiere, The Walker on the Cape. The story begins when a body washes up on a beach near Grand Bank, Newfoundland. There is no identification on the body and few clues to identify who the person was or where they came from. The case becomes the responsibility of Sgt. Winston Windflower of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and his trusted side-kick, Corporal Eddie Tizzard. 

But this is just the beginning. 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. This time Windflower’s adventures take him to the scenic town of Burin where Captain Cook once patrolled the waters looking for French mercenaries. And to historic St. John’s where he faces down an armed suspect on a parking garage rooftop in the midst of a busy downtown evening.
 

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 favorite 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.

©2013 Mike Martin (P)2019 Mike Martin

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I had a nice time hearing the book!

The Body on the T: Sgt. Windflower Mysteries, Book 2
Written by Mike Martin and Narrated by Francis G. Kearny, it is an audiobook that is written in short stories about different cases the police were Sgt. Windflower woks need to solve, but in the other hand the story of the life of the characters continue from Book 1 which in a way is great because the plot has already gone inside of you and as you start listening to this book you remember all the main characters and their lives and at the same time you are presented with a new case, that is the element that brings the mystery to the series. In this book, there are two murders to solve, but one is in charge of Corporal Tizzard because Sgt. Windflower is working for now in another location, trying to fin done of his officers that just got out of the law and is being pursued. Shila was in a car accident and she is in the hospital, the relationship between Shila and Sgt. Windflower changes and adds to the suspense. Something that attracts me a lot is the meals that they do, I think they eat all the time with a wide description of the packed items it was funny to hear that they will eat again, I do not remember this in the first book, or maybe I am just a Little more hungry these times lol! If you want to pass a good time, listen to this audiobook!

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Excellent Sequel

The Body on the T by Mike Martin and narrated by Francis Kearney is a slow burn of a murder mystery that takes you throughout some of the most beautiful regions of Canada. Like the predecessor to this novel, we continue to follow Sergeant Winston Windflower as he tries to solve murders that take place in his neck of the woods. In this story, a body has turned up at the scene of a terrible crash on the highway. Windflower is on the case, but he soon finds that there is much more going on here than what he originally thought. He soon finds that there is a drug ring operating out on the waters off shore that has much more power and influence than it should. An armed chase followed by a showdown on a busy downtown rooftop are some of the other highlights that go along with this great story.
I grew up taking lots of vacations to northern Wisconsin. While this sis till far away from the setting in these stories, there are many parts of it that are very similar and make me feel like I can really connect to the story. The narrative moves at a steady pace, although it is a bit slower than most. The narrator does a good job of bringing the story to life, though I would have liked to of heard more emotion in the characters' voices. Overall, great story and a good presentation.

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Second in the series, just as good as the first

Following up The Walker on the Cape, The Body on the T is the second in Mike Martin's Sgt. Windflower Mystery series. This time the titular body is unidentified, leaving Windflower and Tizzard that much more behind in that case from the get-go. A blast from the series' past comes in the form of another body, identity known this time, linked to Harvey Brenton. Add in Sheila's near-fatal car accident and one of his own Constables' involvement in the distribution of drugs and you've got the bones for another adventure in Newfoundland with Sgt. Winston Windflower.

The tone of this installment is the same overall as the last, cozy, but there is a lot more going on here and murder is just the tip of the iceberg. Windflower's relationship with Sheila has strengthened over time so he is understandably rocked when her car is hit head-on, leaving her in a coma. He has had to suspend one of his own, Claude LaPierre, and struggles with that decision in the face of the knowledge that LaPierre is involved in the drug trade. That very narcotic activity has led to a temporary transfer for Windflower to Marystown to aid the task force hoping to bring down the illegal enterprise. On a positive note, Marystown is where Sheila convalesces so at least he can visit her regularly. There is no shortage of the homey feeling that comes from the setting, Newfoundland, nor the quirkiness of the characters. As a sophomore release, The Body on the T does its job keeping readers interested in the heart of the series, leading to devoted fans who will wait with bated breath for each new book.

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A great sequel

I just posted a review for The Walker on the Cape after wrapping up The Body on the T and I must say the author has done a fabulous job crafting the perfect sequel to a great first book. The Body on the T re-introduces us to Sgt. Wildflower and takes us on yet another adventure filled with action, thrills, mystery and murder. I quite enjoyed this one more than the prequel, to be honest. This might be because now that I'd already read one story about the protagonist and some of the other main characters, it felt a bit more like home coming to a second book and meeting them again. I like the way author Mike Martin crafts his stories; he has a knack for building characters and plotlines that are believable and likeable, and to be honest, something that is very much possible in real life. Finished this book the day after wrapping up The Walker on the Cape and I am absolutely immersed in and obsessed with these books right now. Can't wait for the next instalment!

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A more enjoyable listen than the previous instalment

“The Body on the T” is the second book in the Windflower mystery series. In this book, an unidentified body washes up on a beach near Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Sergeant Winston Windflower of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and his trusted side-kick, Corporal Eddie Tizzard take the lead in the investigation.

As compared to the first book in the series, I thought this has a much tighter plot and I enjoyed this more than I did the last.

There is better character development in this story and I enjoyed getting to know the main character and his close companions better in this book.

Even though I still wouldn’t call this an exciting mystery book, I think it’s still rather engaging.

Somehow, the narration went down better with me this time around and I enjoyed listening to it much more than the last.

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great mystery and wonderful book

What a great story. told by a wonderful narrator. His voice was so soothing, and a joy to listen to. and how he voiced each character was amazing. The story it's self was really good. RCMP officer windflower's story is a good one. He is trying to solve several cases. if you like a good mystery with a touch of law and order you will love this story. plus there is even a little love story thrown in to and just as things start to go well for him a tragedy sticks and you get to see another side to him. I am so ready for the next book, and cannot wait to listen to it.

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A cozy mystery series - at its best

I was so pleased to find the second instalment in this Sgt. Winston Windflower series.
While this 2nd book can be read (or listened to in my case) without the first, I do recommend getting to read them both.
The joy of this series is as much about the characters in it and how they interact with each other, both in their dialog and in the events that occur, than in the actual plot.

The story line in this second one takes longer to develop than the first, but this can be considered as much a merit as anything else. As mentioned, the enjoyment of the book is in slowly getting involved in the life of Sgt. Winston Windflower and the situations that arise in his life. Consequently, the story takes a while to evolve, especially since a good section of it is taken up by an unfortunate event that happens to his beloved Sheila. I want to try and avoid any spoilers so I won’t reveal more on this.

For lovers of the cozy mystery this is a great read, mixing both the typical crime scene and the investigation that follows (all written in a nice gentle and mellow pace) with good characterization. The Canadian backdrop to the story is also alluring, getting you to know a little more about some local history and Sgt. Winston Windflower’s earlier past.

Characters like Corporal Eddie Tizzard also evolve further as well as introducing new ones like Claude LaPierre. Yet pivotal in the story is Sheila and Windflower’s loving relationship. It's at the heart of the story and one of the strongest pillars of this series.

Praise should all one given to the narrator who does a great job mixing different tones and intonations for each character's dialog. For lovers of cozy mysteries this is a strong recommend. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.