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A borrowing of bones. #1 / Paula Munier.

Munier, Paula, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781250153036
  • ISBN: 1250153034
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: "The first in a gripping new mystery series by literary agent Paula Munier, about a retired MP and 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 soldier 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 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 Vermont safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution. A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists and real details about search-and-rescue dog training that Paula has learned through the training of her own dog. With its canine sidekicks and procedural plot, this series is well-positioned to become "Julia Spencer-Fleming with dogs" and will be a must-have for mystery fans" -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    This mystery set in the Vermont woods over a Fourth of July weekend has timetable urgency, sensitive characterization, and a fascinating look into the training and care of search-and-rescue dogs. Retired army corporal Mercy Carr and Elvis, who served as an Explosive Detection Dog with Mercy and her deceased boyfriend, have a routine of walking the woods as a coping mechanism for grief and PTSD. On one such walk, Elvis leads Mercy to a baby just off the path; part of the mystery that ensues stems from the fact that the baby seems well cared for, but no mother emerges. A U.S. game warden and his own search-and-rescue dog start the search for the mother and widen it to a murder investigation when the dog unearths human bones near where the baby was found. Carr, with Elvis, joins the investigation. In this first in a new series, Munier is guilty of some overexplaining, but she has written an innovative, intriguing mystery with plenty of wit and crackling tension. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Women veterrans > Fiction.
Rescue dogs > Fiction.
Abandoned children > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Explosives > Fiction.
Wilderness areas > Vermont > Fiction.
Abandoned children.
Murder > Investigation.
Rescue dogs.
Wilderness areas.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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