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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 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! ...
  • Michelle Richter
    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...
  • Robin
    Oct 26, 2018
    This first novel can almost be slotted into a new subgenre ? ?dog lit.? It joins excellent books by Margaret Mizushima and Robert Crais in featuring working dogs (this one ex-military) who have a damaged human partner. (There?s another one in the works from well known dog lover...
  • 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, ...
  • Martha
    Nov 15, 2018
    I give this novel 4 stars for its enthusiastic appreciation of dogs and their abilities and look forward to the continuation of this new series. Mercy Carr and her Vermont community are an interesting bunch and it looks like there?s lots of room for the characters to grow. Mercy, fo...
  • Tina Christopher
    Jul 04, 2018
    I really, really wanted to love this book. It seemed like the perfect story for the mood I am in and I adore K9 stories. The dogs were wonderful and it was a twisty and compelling mystery (I read it in one sitting on a lazy Sunday), but I found the characters a little too bland and t...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    Sep 09, 2018
    This first book, in what I hope will be a very long running series, took hold of me from page one and I read it in less than a weekend. (I did take time to sleep a bit) I was drawn into the story so firmly that I lost track of time. The flow of the words, the story - that rare storytel...
  • Diane
    Jul 19, 2018
    A Borrowing of Bones by author Paula Munier is a wonderful new mystery series with ex-MP Mercy Carr and her Belgian Malinois, Elvis. Mercy is healing from past traumas, physical and emotional as she works with the sheriff department in a remote area of Vermont. The healing of body and ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Owl._.
    May 20, 2018
    I think this has the potential to be a really good series. However, when comparing it to similar books/series of the same genre and theme, most notably the Alex Kava Creed series, I can honestly say it doesn't measure up. There was something missing. It didn't pull me in or keep me exc...
  • Cozy Cat Reviews
    Sep 25, 2018
    This is the first in a wonderful new series by the author and I hope the beginning of a long successful series to come with many more releases.. it is always enjoyable to find a new mystery author and rare to find one that is so gifted in writing mysteries is especially thrilling. This...
  • 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...
  • Stanley McShane
    Sep 08, 2018
    Retired MP and Afghanistan vet Mercy Carr brought home the Belgian Malinois, Elvis, and they are living a quiet life after she is granted the ex-bomb-sniffing dog. Mercy is exercising the high energy canine early when the dog suddenly darts into the dense underbrush and alerts to a bab...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer Ritter
    Sep 13, 2018
    A Borrowing of Bones is the first book in a new series by author Paula Munier. Mercy Carr, US Army MP, has retired to be near her caring grandmother after an ambush and fire fight in Afghanistan that left Mercy wounded and her fiancÚ, Sgt. Martinez, dead. She now lives in a cabin on a...
  • 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...
  • Kelly
    Oct 22, 2018
    This is a first book in a new storyline from Paula Munier. This book follows Mercy and Elvis, both being retired war veterans. Elvis is a Belgian Malinois, and Mercy is his new handler. Elvis? handler, Martinez, was killed overseas in Afghanistan and was also Mercy?s fiancÚ. Now, ...
  • 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. ...