Mystery novel author book-signing event

Saturday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m.

George Mercer

Author George Mercer will be in Courtenay at The Laughing Oyster Bookshop on Saturday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. to sign copies of his debut novel Dyed In The Green.

Mercer, who hails from Newfoundland but currently resides in North Saanich, has just released his first mystery-suspense novel as part of a six-book series of the same name. Dyed In The Green is the first fiction series of its kind about Canada’s national park wardens and the challenges they face protecting this country’s iconic special places.

While the first novel is set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the series will follow the main characters across Canada with each novel set in a different national park including Wood Buffalo in the Northwest Territories, Jasper in Alberta and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve in B.C. Mercer plans for the series to come full circle with the last book set in Newfoundland and Cape Breton.

Mercer, who worked for more than three decades as a national park warden and park ecologist, released Dyed In The Green just before Christmas. Self-published and distributed, the book is available in independent bookstores across Canada.

The second book in the series, Wood Buffalo, is slated for release later this year.

For more information, contact Laughing Oyster at 250-334-2511.

Or visit laughingoysterbooks.com.

 

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