Thursday, July 28, 2022

Paula Munier

Paula Munier is a literary agent and the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mercy Carr mysteries. A Borrowing of Bones, the first in the series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and named the Dogwise Book of the Year. The sequel Blind Search, inspired by the real-life rescue of a little boy with autism who got lost in the woods, was followed by The Hiding Place in 2021.

Munier's new Mercy Carr mystery is The Wedding Plot.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

I read a lot of books on nature, and this one by the author the Washington Post calls “America’s funniest science writer” is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Roach takes us on a trip around the world, to the places where wildlife and humankind overlap—and not in a good way. You meet marauding elephants in India, “nuisance” bears in Aspen, ruinous gulls in Vatican City—and no matter what the offense, you find yourself rooting for the wildlife. At least I did.

The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths aka Domenica De Rosa is one of my favorite authors. This latest volume in her Ruth Galloway series does not disappoint. One of the few novels set during the pandemic, The Locked Room captures what lockdown was like for many of us—only worse, thanks to murder and mayhem. I read it in one sitting, as I do most all of Griffiths’ work. And I’ll read it at least one more time, this time as a writer rather than reader, because our best writing teachers are our betters.

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett

This is my new favorite book, and Annie Hartnett is my new favorite novelist. This wonderful story defies description, suffice it to say that it’s like Our Town meets Alice Hoffman, with a bit of John Irving thrown in for good measure.
Visit Paula Munier's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Paula Munier & Bear.

Q&A with Paula Munier.

My Book, The Movie: The Wedding Plot.

The Page 69 Test: The Wedding Plot.

--Marshal Zeringue