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Hounded (Andy Carpenter #12)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  1,958 Ratings  ·  317 Reviews
Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives--at the house where Pete has just discovered the body o ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by Minotaur Books (first published June 30th 2014)
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The latest Andy Carpenter book is, in my opinion, a return to form for David Rosenfelt. Where the last few books have had some over-the-top insanity, using recent (real world) terror events and outlandish plot devices, this was somewhat more sedate, but in a good way. This time around, Andy's detective friend Pete Stanton is accused of murdering a friend and being a drug dealer, and it's up to Andy and the team to defend him. As usual, in the process, they (mostly Andy this time) figure out who ...more
The twelfth book in the Andy Carpenter series proves once again that to be friends with Andy means that his lawyerly skills will be called upon to defend you from murder. This time it’s series regular and police captain Pete Stanton that stands accused (personally, my fingers are crossed that the thirteenth book in the series will feature Edna as the accused - a murder at a crossword convention sounds like the perfect fodder for Rosenfelt’s blend of mystery and comedy). The murder of Danny Diaz ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Hobart rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
First things first: is this not the cutest cover image ever?

Secondly, I'm not a Today watcher, but my wife is when she's home sick from work. This mini-rant from Andy was exactly what I've been thinking.
I am a creature of habit, and by this time I am always in the den, watching the CBS Morning News. I used to watch the Today Show, until they came up with something called "The Orange Room." Basically, they go there to tell us what people are tweeting to the Today Show Orange Room. People who woul
Mary Gramlich
May 01, 2014 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing
Doing the right thing really is that easy

Andy Carpenter is a highly skilled lawyer that may lack the motivation but never the ability to get his client set free. When his friend, police Captain Pete Stanton falls into a set of circumstances that find him behind bars for a murder he did not commit, Andy jumps into action and does he best to connect pieces of the puzzle that do not fit. Calling on his team to lend a hand and having his love Laurie coordinate all the individuals becomes a matter o
Jan 01, 2015 Barbara rated it liked it

3 1/2 stars

I plucked this book from the library shelf when I saw a picture of an appealing beagle on the cover. I thought it might be one of those books with a "dog narrator" or where the dog is a major character. That's not the case but I enjoyed the book anyway.

In this book (number 12 in the series) New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter - who's wealthy enough to take very few cases - agrees to defend his friend Pete Stanton, a cop accused of murdering Danny Diaz. Diaz, a police informer,
Another typical Andy Carpenter book well read by Grover Gardner. Dogs didn't play a big part in it, the verdict was foreordained, & Rosenfelt is getting more repetitive, but it was still fun. This is another series that should be read in order since there is a lot of character history, but it stands well enough on its own.
May 06, 2014 Bob rated it really liked it
Another Enjoyable Addition to The Andy Carpenter Series!

In Hounded, the eleventh book in the Andy Carpenter series, Carpenter, a suburban defense attorney who most definitely is not in the market for a new client, feels obligated to take on the case of his good friend, police Captain Pete Stanton. Stanton is arrested and charged for the murder of an ex-convict, Danny Balfour, that he has befriended. In addition to Carpenter being asked to be Stanton's defense attorney, he and his girlfriend are
Marsha Hubbell
Jul 27, 2014 Marsha Hubbell rated it it was amazing
From the very first Andy Carpenter book. "Open and Shut," I have been hooked. Bestselling author David Rosenfelt created characters his readers have fallen in love with, consider friends, and can't wait to be invited into their lives again and again. "Hounded" is book 12 in the series, and without giving anything away, something long-time fans have been waiting for.

Andy Carpenter is a sarcastic, intelligent, funny lawyer. A little bit lazy, but so likable and genuine. The people in his life are
Nan Williams
Jan 05, 2015 Nan Williams rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 7th grade girls
There are obviously a lot of people who enjoy the Andy Carpenter series. I'm just not one of them. I don't want to rain on your parade, but will give my opinion simply to provide another view of these books.

The monologues and dialogues were very "cutesy" and extremely juvenile. In fact, I was wondering why this book was not in the YA section of the library. As someone very much involved with the justice system in my adult life, I do not appreciate his [seeming] lack of respect for judges and the
Feb 02, 2015 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio
A delightful mix of mystery and humor in a tale that is also intriguing and entertaining. Attorney Andy Carpenter finds himself to be a temporary guardian, along with his girlfriend Laurie, to a young boy and his basset hound. But the crux of the matter is that his friend, Pete Stanton has been accused of murder. In defending his friend, Andy puts himself in danger, following a trail of bodies that hopefully will lead to the real killer. When all is said and done, Andy discovers a truth about hi ...more
Oct 31, 2016 Sharyn rated it really liked it
2 more to go before I can read the newest. So glad I read this before I started the next as huge changes in Andy's life. I will quote the end sheet, "..Rosenfelt has done it again. Told with his characteristic humor and wit, Hounded is at once a heartfelt story about a family ans a page turning legal thriller!! I can say it no better. If you ever have a chance to meet Rosenfelt in person, so so. He is a great rescuer of dogs, just like Andy, and as funny. The asides in Andy's head are some of th ...more
Jun 01, 2017 Marilee rated it liked it
I really like this series, but the books are all starting to run together for me. How many of Andy's friends are going to need his legal expertise? Who's going to be on trial for murder next, Laurie? Tara, his beloved dog? I was happy with the ending, and I think it makes room for some new side stories in the future, but at the same time, Rosenfelt needs some new ideas, because I love Andy Carpenter's snarkiness and I'm still up for reading it.
Jun 01, 2017 Bryan rated it liked it
I still enjoy the sarcasm of Andy Carpenter. I like the mystery involved in these stories. Each book is a little more unrealistic. I will continue to read each book in the Andy Carpenter series because they are all enjoyable.
May 11, 2014 Jacqui rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller-mystery
I've never read David Rosenfelt before, but that's part of the deal as a Vine reviewer--you try new authors. Hounded (Minotaur Books 2014) had a big, cuddly hound on the cover so there was no way to pass it up. I'm a dog lover to the extreme. I often add dog pictures to my blog posts just because they're cute. Plus, the book blurb promised a sense of humor. My mind went wild imagining a funny hound solving mysteries or getting in the way of the crimestoppers so I grabbed it from the list.

The boo
May 19, 2015 Eric_W rated it really liked it
Shelves: legal-drama

Audiobook. Perfectly read by Grover Gardner. I read several of the early Andy Carpenter series several years ago, liked them, and then promptly forgot about them. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that there have been several new ones published and available on Audible. I bought a bunch.

Andy is asked by his friend in the police department, Capt. Pete Stanton, to foster a bassett hound and a little boy, Ricky Diaz, the son of an informant, who has been killed. Then Pete is charged with the i
Dec 26, 2016 Rose rated it liked it
This was my first Andy Carpenter mystery, and I enjoyed it very much. The author's sardonic wit kept me chuckling all the way through, and the plot was intellectually interesting, as well. There are a lot of characters to keep up with, though, some of whom are introduced early in the novel and then don't show up again for quite awhile, so readers need to pay attention to names and relationships among the characters and the institutions involved. I've always enjoyed legal procedurals, and this my ...more
Jul 28, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it!!!! Andy Carpenter is one of my favorite all time characters. I love Rosenfelt's wit and sarcasm that he lends to Andy's voice. A great mystery with an awesome ending. I did guess correctly on one of the "bad guys". I really do not want to wait a year for another book but this ending will lead to all new adventures and comical dialogue. My bucket list is to go to a book signing by Rosenfelt, but I would also love to see his many dogs!!! He and his wife are true heroes in thei ...more
Jeannine Stewart
Jul 15, 2014 Jeannine Stewart rated it it was amazing
As a volunteer for a South Jersey boxer rescue group, I must admit that even if I really hated this book, I would have to give David Rosenfelt at least 3 stars as he rescues dogs and his protagonist, Andy Carpenter, rescues dogs and I have a soft spot for anyone with a soft spot for dogs. Fortunately, I don't have to pad my vote. This is yet another great Andy Carpenter book.....full of wit and irreverent humor, wonderful,quirky characters and a fast moving plot. David Rosenfelt never fails to e ...more
May 02, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Charming, funny mystery

You wouldn't think that a murder tale would be funny but attorney Andy Carpenter's snarky humor shines through in this thirteenth book in the series (if I'm counting correctly).

Titled HOUNDED, the two dogs in this story don't get much page time, which I was disappointed about.

I did enjoy Carpenter's different sidekicks including girlfriend, Laurie. And this offering has a child living with Andy and Laurie - nice addition.

Lots of action, some romance but no graphic violence
Jul 29, 2014 Herzog rated it liked it
Shelves: series, mystery
I'm a Rosenfelt and Andy Carpenter fan, but while this edition stayed true to the formula, I thought the whole poison pill idea was pretty far-fetched. Andy's humor is growing a little tired and repetitive. In total, the book was not as tightly constructed as earlier ones have been. I've always thought the dog thing rather overdone and with some of the other personal developments in this book it also seemed overly sentimental.
Apr 19, 2015 Nadeen rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-read
David Rosenfelt never fails to deliver a funny sort-of mystery, sort-of legal and definitely tongue in cheek romp. This was no exception. Was it entirely believable or plausible? No but that is not why you read the Andy Carpenter series. You read it for fun and that is what I got. It made a very boing ride down I-95 a lot more interesting.
Jeff Benham
Jan 21, 2014 Jeff Benham rated it it was amazing
I once read 10 Andy Carpenter books in a row and had to stop because there were no more. Some authors might get more predictable the further into a series they get, but not David Rosenfelt. There is humor that you don't often find in mysteries and Andy Carpenter is nobody's superhero but Tara's. The story line is excellent and you will not come close to figuring out who the real bad guy is.
Jul 12, 2014 Carol rated it really liked it
Another great Andy Carpenter mystery - what fun!! This series is filled with well plotted mysteries, thriller action and suspense, and some snarky and self-depreciating humor thrown in for good measure. The ending was satisfying and the various issues put to bed. I'm a fan!
Linda Brumbach Brumbach
As usual I can't wait for the next Andy Carpenter novel. I could not put down this novel!

This author is one of a few that writes with such spellbinding suspense. I simply cannot put his books down. I will buy anything with his name on it. wonderful writer.
Aug 02, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
This is another great David Rosenfelt book. I just can't give away the story; but it is truly a good one complete with dogs. Recommend to all who enjoy a good mystery with humor included at no extra charge.
Emily March
Aug 27, 2014 Emily March rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed HOUNDED. Highly recommend.
Shirley Clevenger
I just love the Andy Carpenter series. As with all of the books in this series, it kept me engaged and provided some laughs along the way.
Oct 13, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites in this great series. Suspenseful plot mixed with some very sweet moments, and finally some real character development.
Dec 24, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
I love all the Andy Carpenter books and this one didn't disappoint. Great book with humor and heart. Thank you David Rosenfelt, need the next one soon!
Ellen Knoop
Jul 25, 2014 Ellen Knoop rated it it was amazing
I love the Andy Carpenter series and this one is now one of my favorites in the lot. I can't wait for the next one to come out! A " must read" for David Rosenfelt fans.
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I am a novelist with 27 dogs.

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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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