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Hounded: An Andy Carpenter Mystery (Andy Carpenter #12)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  1,187 ratings  ·  221 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
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
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
Marsha Hubbell
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Jeannine Stewart
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
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.
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.
Ellen Knoop
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.
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
I love the Andy Carpenter series. This one was just as sharp and quick-witted (if not more so) than his previous entries in this series. Loved it.
Nan Williams
Jan 10, 2015 Nan Williams rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
The latest book in the Andy Carpenter series was a very enjoyable read! Grabbed me from page one and held on to the end.

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
#12 in the Andy Carpenter series. I've followed this series from the beginning and consider the best news to be Edna's announcement that she is going to resign for the competitive crossword contest arena; I find her to be one of the most annoying repetitive characters in the mystery/suspense field. Elsewise, we have an exciting saga of Andy defending cop friend Pete Stanton on a murder charge. It's a good read although it has an ending with a few loose threads.

Andy Carpenter series - Andy Carpen
Barb Klein
I like to read almost every kind of novel, including mysteries and thrillers. “Hounded” by David Rosenfelt is an “Andy Carpenter” mystery, one of thirteen written by Rosenfelt. I was not familiar with Rosenfelt’s novels previously and so was interested in the book. I wondered what the connection was between the obvious reference to a dog and the picture on the cover of the book. As I discovered, the connection was a minor one.

Andy Carpenter and his girlfriend Laurie Collins are drawn into a murd
Reggie Billingsworth
About a third of the way through Hounded, I was wondering "Should I go back and take notes?" There were so many layers upon layers of evil doings the hero Andy Carpenter, has to explore to construct any kind of defense for his cop-friend Pete Stanton. It's clearly a frame-up case that just keeps on giving.

At one point I was a little bogged down but despite the complexity, this story's pacing picked up quickly as the bodies pile up and Carpenter's court case thins out. Things start to look pretty
Jessica Higgins
Andy Carpenter isn’t your typical lawyer. He is rich and would be just fine if he didn’t have to step foot in a courtroom again. But when his longtime friend and cop, Pete Stanton, calls asking him for help, he doesn’t think much about it. When he shows up at a crime scene and is then asked to take care of a boy and his dog, both which belong to the dead guy inside the house, he isn’t sure about helping anymore. This is asking a lot, but soon even more is asked. Pete is being accused of the murd ...more
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from James:

Have you noticed that the longer a show goes on the more involved the character's storylines become? It's a slow creep. In the first season, you get pretty much a monster-of-the-week format. Then the two stars start to have a personal relationship. By season 3 or 4, you have monsters and an interpersonal-problem-of-the-week. Really, it's a successful formula. Think of the show Bones or the X-Files. Crime dramas almost inevitably become soap operas. More often than not, I find it annoy
Vicki Elia
Audiobook Review
Almost a 4

In the most recent almost-a-legal-thriller, Rosenfelt keeps up the crazy antics and banter that drive readers back to his zany dialogue for some comic relief. Andy Carpenter is pulled away from his life with the hounds, his innate laziness and money to represent a frienemy, police Captain Pete Stanton, who is accused of murder. Pete is first on the scene of the murder of one of his CI's, then arrested for the crime. There are pounds of compelling evidence, but Carpenter
Gloria Feit
Andy Carpenter may be the frequently wise-cracking irreverent protagonist, but he faces some serious personal situations in this, the latest novel in the series. These are set in motion when his good friend, Lt. Pete Stanton, calls Andy and his girlfriend (and lead investigator), Laurie Collins, to join him quickly. Pete discovered the body of Danny Balfour, an ex-convict he had arrested and then befriended, and Danny’s eight-year-old-son has to be taken care of, introducing Andy and Laurie to t ...more
Paul Pessolano
“Hounded” by David Rosenfelt, published by Minotaur Books.

Category – Mystery Publication Date – July 22, 2014

This is the twelfth book in the Andy Carpenter series. If you are unfamiliar with these books, they are very light mysteries that focus on a lawyer (Andy Carpenter) who is independently wealthy. He is also averse to working, especially in his chosen profession as a lawyer. He is a dog lover who runs a facility for stray dogs.

Although he abhors work in the legal profession he is often call
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,
Jeanne Bracken
Where to start. I have always enjoyed Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series, and this is no exception. Another series that has the same resonance is Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie series; Quinn tells part of his stories from the dog's point of view in his canine voice. Andy Carpenter is a wealthy man, which makes him a less than enthusiastic lawyer, but when his old friend asks him to defend against a frame-up, seemingly airtight murder, Carpenter agrees. Rosenfelt writes a good plot, crisp dialog, ...more
I like Andy Carpenter, a lawyer who doesn't have to work, but will if a good friend convinces him it's necessary and/or if a dog is involved. When one of his good friends, policeman Pete Stanton, is accused of murder, Carpenter and his team go into action. The murdered man had a son and a basset hound and Andy and his girlfriend end up taking care of both. Andy is sure that Stanton is being set up, but why? As usual, Rosenfelt takes several strands of information and begins weaving them into a s ...more
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I am a novelist with 27 dogs.

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