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A Borrowing of Bones

(2018)
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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 fiance 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A compelling mix of hard edges and easy charm - I loved this book." - Lee Child

"Wow! I couldn't put it down. (Warning: Don't start this one at bedtime.) Paula is an artist. Her prose is breathtaking, the story compelling, the pace exhilarating. Truly, I loved it. A Borrowing of Bones is an exultant exploration of decency, honor, and patriotism. Beautifully crafted, thoroughly enjoyable." - Jane K Cleland

"A Borrowing of Bones is a nuanced nail-biter with a compelling quartet of crime fighters: two extraordinary rescue and rescued dogs and their human handlers." - Hallie Ephron

"A one-sit-read!." - Lisa Gardner

"Who let the dogs out? Paula Munier did, in a terrific new mystery thriller about two admirably resilient human characters and their smart, sturdy, resourceful canine sidekicks, who track a collection of murderous suspects across the glorious Green Mountains of Vermont. Come for the action and the mystery, stay for all the other pleasures of a novel that will keep you turning pages right up to the satisfying final passages." - William Martin

"Paula Munier has that special gift for bringing fictional dogs to life, and she's just as adept with humans. I read this book in one sitting, and so will you. A Borrowing of Bones is a terrific mystery." - Spencer Quinn

"This is why we read crime fiction! The immensely talented Paula Munier had me at page one with indelibly drawn characters in a heartbreaking, compelling and incredibly intelligent story. Plus, the greatest dogs on the planet. Fans of William Kent Krueger and C.J. Box will devour this terrific book." - Hank Phillippi Ryan


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery (Mercy and Elvis Mysteries)
Author(s): Paula Munier
ISBN: 1-250-15303-4 / 978-1-250-15303-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery
Author(s): Paula Munier
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery
Author(s): Paula Munier
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery
Author(s): Paula Munier
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery (Mercy and Elvis Mysteries)
Author(s): Paula Munier
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU