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One Dog Night (Andy Carpenter #9)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  2,172 Ratings  ·  260 Reviews
For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of twenty-six people.

What he needs now is defense lawyer Andy Carpenter, who most definitely is not in the market for a new client. So Noah plays his hole card:
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Published July 5th 2011 by Minotaur Books
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Glenda Alexander
When I received One Dog Night I laid it on the island in my kitchen turned to get a glass of ice from the refrigerator turned back and the book was gone, so I go on the hunt to find out who picked it up in that short period of a time. I look everywhere and the book is not to be found. Seldom do I go in my husband’s home office, he's an attorney and often brings work home and hates to have his train of thought broken. I decide after another run through the house, still nothing to peek in the offi ...more
Freda Malone
Nov 01, 2014 Freda Malone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andy Carpenter seems to be on a streak as he tries to find the truth to a brutal fire which claimed the lives of 26 people in an apartment complex, 6 years ago. The suspect, a former drug addict who found Tara (formerly Hannah) as a young pup, by the side of the road, with a broken leg. Being an addict, he was no longer able to care for Tara and placed her in a shelter, to be adopted later by Andy. Now he is incarcerated for a crime that happened 6 years ago and it is up to Andy to save him.

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Jul 05, 2011 Dorie rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
I just love this series. Rosenfelt is able to inject humor into his stories without making the plot or the characters silly, which few mystery authors seem capable of. In this book Defense Attorney Andy Carpenter once again reluctantly decides to take on a case. Noah Galloway, a recovered drug addict, is accused of setting fire to the apartment building where his supplier lived when they cut him off. The chains placed around the doors ensured that 26 people who lived in the building died a horri ...more
Aug 10, 2011 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery, dog or legal procedure lovers.
Recommended to Richard by: I read a review.
This is the first David Rosenfelt book have read although it his 12th; 3 are stand alones and nine feature the reluctant hero of this complicated mystery. I plan to read more.

The story features Andy Carpenter, a defense attorney who tries not to deal with clients and his Golden Retriever, Tara. I real life, the author and his wife live with twenty-seven Golden Retrievers. These are the un-adoptable left overs from The Tara Foundation, a rescue organization run by Mr. Rosenfelt and his wife. He g
In most ways, this was as good as the rest of the books, but gets one less star because I can't figure out why the bad guys (view spoiler) ...more
Attorney Andy Carpenter gets his toughest case yet when he agrees to defend Noah Galloway on charges he murdered 26 people six years ago, a crime Noah has confessed to committing.

I love the Andy Carpenter books. Andy’s honest view of himself is refreshing – no posing as a tough guy and no superhero stunts – and his tongue in cheek descriptions are dead on. He’s also more realistic than many fictional lawyers, who have the Perry Mason-eque ability to leap the tallest piles of irrefutable evidence
Jul 19, 2011 Phillis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Rosenfelt knows how to write. Once you start a book of his you can't put it down until you finish it. This is his 9th Andy Carpenter book and also has 3 stand-alones. He has the right amount of humor, seriousness, and the ability to pull you into a story. His cast of characters basically people we already know, with the exception of Marcus Clark. If anyone knows someone like Marcus I hope you are really good friends. You don't want to be on Marcus' bad side.
Andy Carpenter is a lawyer. But
Oct 19, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to be back with Andy Carpenter and his girlfriend Laurie in Patterson, NJ. In this book Noah Galloway is sitting in prison. His wife comes to see Andy and tells him that she would like him to represent Noah. Noah feels that since he is guilty, he should just plead guilty and take his punishment. By his hand, 26 people have died due to a fire that he set when he couldn't get the drugs he wanted. At least that is the assumed story. Due to the drugs, Noah was frequently blacked out a ...more
I enjoyed this book very much. I have not read many mysteries, so I have no idea how this compares to others in the genre, but from my limited experience, I think it would hold its own. The style is unlike what I've seen before: most chapters are told in the first-person by the lawyer who is solving the case, but the rest of the chapters--almost half--are in third person, showing the reader different events that certain characters may or may not know. In this way, the different pieces of the mys ...more
Lawyer Andy Carpenter has two great loves in his life – one is his girlfriend and the other is his dog, Tara. And most of the time, Tara comes in first. In this story, Andy sets out to defend and possibly save Tara’s former owner. Noah has been charged with arson and murder, and he confesses that he is guilty. But Noah was so strung out on drugs, he doesn’t remember setting the blaze, though with the evidence the police have, he believes must have killed all those people. Now clean and sober, No ...more
"One Dog Night" by David Rosenfelt.

This is my 4th in the Andy Carpenter series.

There are reasons why I enjoy and continue to follow this series.

* Andy's love and relationship with Tara and his concern for the welfare of dogs.
* Laurie, Andy's significant other, has the same love for Tara and dogs as Andy.
* Andy's sarcastic sense of humor throughout adds depth to his character.
*lastly the author's endings are never as simple as tying up loose ends.

This story focuses on Noah Galloway, Andy's long
Jun 07, 2011 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from First Reads. I normally find Whodunit books to be quite redundant, but the voice of this book made it worth reading. There were several times that I was laughing out loud. This is certainly a book I would recommend to everyone; they are good clean books with little swearing and no intense sex scenes. However, they are still flirtatious and exciting. The characters are phenomenal, and it is just so entertaining to read. I will certainly look forward to reading other Andy ...more
May 22, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andy Carpenter is a happy curmudgeon. Wealthy enough not to work, he only takes a legal case when he feels compelled to do so. In this case, the defendant is responsible for Andy finding the love of his life - his dog, Tara. Noah, a former drug user, is accused of setting a devastating fatal fire 6 years ago. Noah remembers nothing of the incident, given his drug-induced state, but Andy quickly begins to suspect that Noah is innocent and sets out, with the help of his friends, to prove he's been ...more
Jill Manske
Hadn't read a Rosenfelt book in a long time. When I saw the golden retriever on the cover of "One Dog Night", I couldn't resist. The author brings back defense attorney Andy Carpenter to represent a man who has confessed to an arson fire that killed 26 people, though he has no memory of the event, which happened 6 years previously. Carpenter and his love interest/investigator unravel a complex web of blackmail, political ambition and other nefarious acts as they seek to exonerate their client. I ...more
Susan Grubbs
May 12, 2016 Susan Grubbs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Rosenfelt never disappoints

I've read everything David Rosenfelt has written. I'm now on my second time through the Andy Carpenter series. If this is the first (in the series) that you will read, I guarantee you'll want to go back to the beginning of the series and read the rest.
Mar 09, 2015 Betty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
A will written book as all of David Rosenfelt are. Andy Carpenter takes a case when learns the defendant save Tara's life as apuppy. Noah is accused of starting a fire that cause the death of 26 innocent people. All the evidence points to it and Noah believes he is guilty. Before long Andy begins to feel Norah might have been framed. I was unable to set this book down I had to finished it.
Jun 28, 2012 Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Very nice to find a new mystery author, especially one with humor, an appreciation for the elderly, and a special love for dogs. I have to contest his understanding of the geography of Galveston. It's impossible to pass the exit to the port and continue to drive 10 miles north. And Galveston is NOT south Texas!
Jul 11, 2014 Peggy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy this author's self-depracating humor,conversational style of writing, and dog-loving, client-averse lawyer protagonist so much that I can almost overlook the now formulaic storylines and farfetched plot points. He can still make me laugh out loud, so worth the read.
Andy Plonka
Just on the brink of being too cutesy about the dogs, a reasonable mystery if you are in the mood for not taxing your brain. I like Rosenfelt's nonfiction books better.
Minty McBunny
Apr 23, 2015 Minty McBunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, april-2015
A fun and entertaining entry into a really solid, zingy & witty series. My only issue with this one was that the resolution seemed a bit rushed and far fetched, but it was a good ride to get there.
Nov 23, 2011 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like the Andy Carpenter series this one won't disappoint. He is back with sense of humor and (mild) mystery. A great and entertaining read.
John Lavey
Aug 14, 2014 John Lavey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Author is funny and a true murder mystery thriller.
Ada Iaboni
This one starts out with a very feasible concept with a person that got himself out of a drug habit to become a good and respected member of society. But, it goes off into a very big deep end that complicates it to the extreme and hard to fallow almost to the end.
It does finally comes together at the end, however you don't really care so much anymore.
Margie Davison
Feb 20, 2017 Margie Davison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book. I have read quite a few of his books lately and usually have them figured out.....not this time.
Renata Sutton
Nov 11, 2016 Renata Sutton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
What a great series!! If they were movies I wonder who could play Marcus? Can you think of anyone that would be scary enough for such a roll?
Convoluted at times, but interesting.
the more I listen to this series, the more I love it. This is definitely one of the best mystery series I've come across. They're well researched, well written, and hilarious. To be honest, I'm just becoming extremely anxious since I'm going through the series so fast I'm going to run out of books soon. My only complaint is that every now and then they're not completely clean, but for the most part they are.
Mar 14, 2017 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably would be 3.5 stars if I could rate by 1/2 stars. Solidly good book.
Teena in Toronto
Noah has been hiding a horrible secret and is relieved on the day he is arrested ... six years ago when he was a drug addict, he burned down a house, killing 26 people. He is sad what it will do to his wife and son but he is prepared to go to prison as a consequence of his crime.

Andy is a wealthy lawyer who would rather work in the dog rescue that he and Willie have established. He has no desire to take on the case of an admittedly guilty man ... until he finds out that Tara, his dog he had resc
Reggie Billingsworth
Despite his self admitted huckster past, Rosenfelt is a sound wordsmith, plot tactician and succinct creator of memorable character types. As a dog lover, I am a sucker for any canine on a book cover and so I fell into the world of Andy Carpenter somewhere in his return regularly. While the doggie aspects are minimal in this title, (and apart from the vaguely hip allusion the One Dog Night title engenders, I have little idea how it relates to the story line) the outing entertaini ...more
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I am a novelist with 27 dogs.

I have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.

My childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports, studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time. By
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