Stay Home and #ReadAtlantic: Mercy, Mercy

Starting April 23, NS public library users get instant access all week long to the eBook version of Mercy, Mercy by Marlene Stanton. No wait list!

Stay Home and Read Mercy, Mercy

Public libraries across Nova Scotia are providing unlimited access to 5 Atlantic Canadian eBooks from their Read Local collections. All you need is your free library card.

If you use the Libby app, you’ll see a link to download the eBook at the top of the page. You can also visit if you are a Halifax Public Libraries user, and if you use another Nova Scotia Public Library.

Mercy, Mercy by Marlene Stanton (The Acorn Press)
Halifax | Nova Scotia

Coming April 23: Smart, sarcastic TV reporter Mercy Pepper struggles with feelings of guilt after her cameraman dies while on assignment with her. A news tape that he had hidden in his personal effects contains a secretly recorded conversation, and Mercy picks up the scent of corruption. She soon finds herself mired in the muck of provincial politics—the power brokers and the opportunists and those willing to go to extreme measures for a piece of the pie.

With a keen observer’s eye and sharp, sparkling wit, Stanton, a former news reporter, delivers a compelling page turner set on Prince Edward Island. Mercy, Mercy is full of plot twists, engaging characters, police and political shenanigans, laugh-out-loud moments, and even a touch of romance.

About the author: Marlene Stanton was born in London, England and came to Canada at the age of three. In Ottawa, where she grew up, she decided to study journalism at Carleton University. It meant leaving the Ottawa Ballet Company,
where she had been a soloist. In Vancouver, she was associate editor and features writer for a performing and visual arts magazine called Performance. And in Charlottetown, she spent more than twenty years with CBC as a television news reporter, documentary writer/producer and assignment editor. She now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mercy, Mercy is her first book.

Read more about how Marlene Stanton wrote Mercy, Mercy on page 5 of the Fall 2019 CBC Pensioners Association Maritime newsletter.

Listen to Marlene Stanton talk to CBC Mainstream PEI about the book

What readers are saying:

  •  This was a good read, as the characters and plot were well developed and kept me engaged
  • I enjoyed reading this mystery. I liked Mercy and the way she investigated the mystery. The Charlottetown setting and local politics was very well done. It is obvious that the author is familiar… 
  • Some interesting characters, some decent twists, and a good overall plot. 
  • Share your thoughts while you’re reading! Tweet using the hashtag #stayhomereadatlantic





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Chantelle Rideout is the Manager of Programming and Member Services for the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.

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