A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery

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The first in a gripping new series by Paula Munier, A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists, introducing a wonderful new voice for mystery readers and dog lovers.

Grief and guilt are the ghosts that haunt you when you survive what others do not….

After their last deployment, when she got shot, her fiancé Martinez got killed and his bomb-sniffing dog Elvis got depressed, soldier Mercy Carr and Elvis were both sent home, her late lover’s last words ringing in her ears: “Take care of my partner.”

Together the two former military police-one twenty-nine-year-old two-legged female with wounds deeper than skin and one handsome five-year-old four-legged Malinois with canine PTSD-march off their grief mile after mile in the beautiful remote Vermont wilderness.

Even on the Fourth of July weekend, when all of Northshire celebrates with fun and frolic and fireworks, it’s just another walk in the woods for Mercy and Elvis-until the dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones.

U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search and rescue Newfoundland Susie Bear respond to Mercy’s 911 call, and the four must work together to track down a missing mother, solve a cold-case murder, and keep the citizens of Northshire safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution.

It’s a call to action Mercy and Elvis cannot ignore, no matter what the cost.

PAULA MUNIER is the author of the bestselling Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, Writing with Quiet Hands, and Fixing Freddie: A True Story of a Boy, a Mom, and a Very, Very Bad Beagle. She was inspired to write A Borrowing of Bones by the hero working dogs she met through MissionK9Rescue, her own Newfoundland retriever mix rescue Bear, and a lifelong passion for crime fiction. She lives in New England with her family, Bear, and a torbie tabby named Ursula.

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  • 5
    A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Nov 2021

    I LOVED this book, as well as Blind Search (the first and second books in the Mercy Carr & Elvis series). I had to force myself to put the books down at bedtime. I was able to get the third book in the series from my local library, and enjoyed it as much as the first two. I am disappointed that it is only meant to be a four book series, but look forward to the release of the last book next summer. Thank you for your recommendation, Dogwise - I would never have known about these reads otherwise!

  • 4
    Fiction: Mystery: Good story line

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Jun 2020

    I hope she writes another with the same charaters.

  • 5
    A Borrowing of Bones

    Posted by Peri Norman on 28th May 2020

    I rarely read fiction, but got this book from my mother. It was outstanding. I really enjoyed it.