A Borrowing of Bones

A Borrowing of Bones

First in a gripping new mystery series about a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an investigation in the beautiful Vermont wilderness It may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldiers Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, it?s just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness?until the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives First in a gripping new mystery series about a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an inve...

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Title:A Borrowing of Bones
Author:Paula Munier
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250153034
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages pages

A Borrowing of Bones Reviews

  • Amy
    Oct 26, 2018
    A good kick-off to a new series! The human characters are engaging, but the dogs steal the show! ...
  • Edwin Hill
    Jan 15, 2019
    This excellent debut, and first in a series, follows former MP Mercy Carr as she deals with the grief of losing her fiance while caring for his bomb-sniffing dog Elvis. The story line in this well-plotted novel keeps the pages turning, but what will bring you back for the next in the s...
  • Michelle E.
    May 03, 2018
    I loved A Borrowing of the Bones. Mercy Carr was such an endearing character, and I think I might have had a crush on game warden Troy. But even more than these two, I loved their dogs. Elvis and Susie Bear were working dogs, and boy, did they prove their worth, from finding danger to ...
  • Lesa
    Sep 09, 2018
    Paula Munier's debut mystery, A Borrowing of Bones, has everything. It's fast-paced and intense, engrossing with an atmospheric setting in the Vermont woods. For those of us who read for character, though, it's outstanding. Mercy Carr, a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, and State G...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 06, 2018
    Mercy Carr and her Belgian Malinois, Elvis, are out on their usual hike in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness when Elvis sniffs out a very unusual finding. A baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear ...
  • Patti
    Jul 14, 2018
    I really enjoyed this debut with a former servicewoman and her dog, who both are suffering from PTSD. Elvis, the dog, was trained by Mercy's fiance, who died in Iraq, one year before the setting of this book. Speaking of setting, this book also introduces the reader to Vermont, which s...
  • Debbie
    Jun 12, 2018
    "A Borrowing of Bones" is a mystery/suspense novel. The characters were interesting, complex, and acted in realistic ways. The mystery was also complex since several things were happening at the same time: an old murder, explosives residue in several unexpected places, a missing baby, ...
  • Darcy
    Jul 27, 2019
    This one really grew on me the more that I read it. I felt for Mercy, who was struggling to find her place in life after loosing everything. Elvis seemed to anchor her, gave her something to focus, but It think Mercy's musings at the end about Elvis was the best thing about this book. ...
  • Sydney Young
    Sep 14, 2018
    Can?t wait for the next. Here?s some of what?s to love: Characters?Mercy and Elvis tug at your heart for boldly soldiering on after losing Martinez. I loved how they grew closer, not perfectly figuring it out but definitely making progress. Of course Troy and his dog are hea...
  • Mike
    Oct 02, 2018
    A plot-twisting mystery peopled by interesting characters in a vividly described setting. What else could a reader want? Well, dogs for one. It has dogs. Rich literary references? Straight to the top: Shakespeare. Cultural undertones? Art, as in sculptures and paintings. Romance? A sub...
  • Cathy Cole
    Sep 01, 2018
    I've quickly become hooked on mysteries featuring working dogs-- especially military or police dogs. I think it's because the bond between human and dog is so strong and because the dog's capabilities are extraordinary. When I learned of this first Mercy and Elvis mystery, I knew I had...
  • Brenda
    Aug 12, 2019
    Thank you, Kelly, for recommending this book to me. The main character, Mercy Carr, is a former MP who served in Afghanistan. Her fiancÚ was killed in Afghanistan, and now back in Vermont, she has his K9 partner, Elvis. I could not avoid making comparisons to Barbara Nickless?s s...
  • Paris        (kerbytejas)
    Aug 16, 2018
    Ok, so I?ve just finished my 2nd feel-good book in a row ? it must be the four-legged characters that have such wonderful roles in the stories. A Borrowing of Bones (Mercy Carr #1) by Paula Munier is an outdoorsy, mystery, that includes murders, art, a missing mother & child,...
  • Paul
    May 06, 2018
    A Borrowing of Bones is a solid thriller with some fresh characters. This is a good start to a series, especially for an animal lover who likes a quick thriller. Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin?s Press, Minotaur Books, and Paula Munier for the advanced copy for review. Full ...
  • Ian
    Sep 18, 2018
    There is a lot to love in this book. There are dogs, characters you love, a well written story...did I mention dogs? I love that the writer has written a mystery that for the most part has no guns (I sometimes think that writers who go to the gun show a lack of imagination). It...
  • Shelby
    Feb 09, 2019
    3 stars for the dogs, the rest of the book literally did nothing for me. I hate giving bad reviews I want to like every book I read but we all know that is never going to happen. With that being said I wont read the next in the series even thought Elvis was the book. ...
  • Veronica
    Sep 30, 2018
    3.5.stars This is what it felt like to engage with the world, to care what happened next, and to whom. This was dangerous. But this was living. This is a promising start to this new series. It's not great but it wasn't bad either. It's set in and around Northshire, Vermont and fe...
  • Jaksen
    Jan 18, 2019
    A fair read, but one I thought would be better than it was. First off, what's not to like about the two MC's? Both attractive young people with great back stories. Mercy Carr is a former MP, did a tour in Afghanistan, returned home with her fiance's Malinois shepherd, a wonderful, e...
  • Lucy Burdette
    Dec 27, 2018
    Very enjoyable first in a new series--the dogs really shine, and the humans are appealing too. ...
  • Maranda
    Jun 27, 2018
    Detectives with dogs on the hunt for answers is a favorite story line for me. Retired military MP Mercy and her dog Elvis search for answers when they discover a abandoned baby in the woods. But.. when the baby disappears from the hospital these two do not rest until she is found. With...
  • SheLove2Read
    Jul 21, 2019
    I really enjoyed this! Mercy Carr is a former MP (military police), medically discharged home to Vermont after surviving a terrorist attack in Afghanistan that not only killed her fiancee, it gave his service K9 the canine version of PTSD. She successfully fought for and won the rig...
  • Missie
    May 26, 2018
    Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read for a fair review. I often skimming long passages of details, literary references, and ramblings trying to stick with this book. I genuinely liked the characters (three humans, two dogs, and one cat) but the plot was muddy and very de...
  • Betty
    Sep 12, 2018
    The first book of the Mercy and Elton series and new author and I will read her again. The book was recommend by Margaret Mizushima in an article about seven search and rescue dogs books. I have a few others that just reached my TBR list. This book has an explosive sifting dog, Elton a...
  • Carol Bisig
    Sep 07, 2018
    I wish this book had never ended! This book is my perfect Mystery! The handsome Game Warden, the retired female M.P., with her bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis! Witty, fast-paced dialogue, in-depth character analysis, I wanted to live there, meet these people, help with the hunt for the killer...
  • Darlene
    Dec 14, 2018
    A very enjoyable book. All of the characters were very well written, but for me the two dogs were the highlight of the book. Mercy?s dog is Elvis, a retired explosive sniffing dog who did his work in Afghanistan. The second dog is Susie Bear, a search and rescue dog belonging to Troy...
  • K.A. Davis
    Sep 11, 2018
    A BORROWING OF BONES by Paula Munier, is a strong start to a new series! I love the premise of the plot about a medically discharged soldier and service dog. Mercy Carr, and her deceased fiancÚ?s injured canine, Elvis, are two veterans learning to overcome their wounds. Not only are...
  • Joanna Elm
    Oct 26, 2018
    What a treat this debut mystery novel from Paula Munier is. Until now, Paula has been better known as a literary agent, author of several non-fiction how-to?s on writing (including The Writer?s Guide to Beginnings and Plot Perfect) ? and as a writing instructor/mentor at workshop...
  • Bella's Books
    Dec 28, 2018
    The dog found the baby and the bones. The Mercy woman helped a bit. The Mercy woman likes the Troy man. ...
  • Jay -hooked on books
    May 24, 2018
    Mercy Carr, retired MP and Elvis, her bomb-sniffing dog are leading a relatively quaint life in Vermont. Nestled in the wilderness, they try to overcome their shared grief and trauma. The relative quiet of their life is disturbed when they find an abandoned baby on one of their hikes. ...
  • Marina56
    Jan 08, 2019
    This book has everything except the one thing it needs most. It has a beautiful young protagonist with a tragic past and a great dog. It has a love interest for the protagonist, who has a great dog of his own, and that dog is female, so even the dogs have a love interest. The protagoni...