Deck the Hounds
This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters.
Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn’t usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It’s just Andy’s luck that thi...more
In this 18th book in the "Andy Carpenter" series, the defense attorney takes on the case of a homeless man accused of murder. The book can be read as a standalone.
On the day before Thanksgiving Andy Carpenter is feeling especially appreciative. He's a rich defense attorney with a great wife and son, and tomorrow he'll be "gorging on great food and football." So when Andy sees a homeless man bundled in blankets, with a cute golden retriever mix beside him, the lawyer gives the man ...more
Lapsed attorney Andy has wisely given up asking his family why it’s necessary to celebrate from November to February. Besides, they wouldn’t hear him over the continuous loop of Xmas carols. The best he can hope for is t ...more
Regular readers just love Andy carpenter for all the things he is and does. New readers can jump right because Rosenfelt seaml ...more
Semi-retired attorney Andy Carpenter can never pass up a dog, especially when it's the companion of a homeless man. The dog, Zoey, bites a man in defense of an attack on his owner, and the dog is quarantined. Laurie, Andy's former-cop wife, decides they should help by taking Zoey into their kennels and his owner, Don Carrigan into the apartment over their garage. When Andy accidentally mentions Don's name in an interview, they ...more
Andy Carpenter, like many of us, comes across a homeless man with a dog as his only companion. This homeless man is Don Carrigan and Andy soon discovers is highly educated as well as a veteran.
Don is attacked one night and Zoey, his dog, bites the assailant causing him to flee the scene.
Andy's wife, Laurie, has a soft heart for this man's situation and allows him to move into the living quarters above their garage.
Andy, quite by ...more
This looks like a cosy, relaxing mystery. Instead we get a complicated legal thriller, with many twists and turns and sardonic humor. The Andy Carpenter series always features at leas ...more
Andy Carpenter sees a homeless man with a dog on the street, gives the man some money and a gift card for dog food (naturally, the dog gets more than the man, because it's Andy Carpenter) and has a brief conversation with him. Not long after that, that same man is on the news -- he'd been attacked by a stranger and his dog defended him. Which resulted in the dog being put in the pound. Laurie's filled with pre-Christmas spirit and insists ...more
It's Christmas time and Andy spreads good cheer by giving money and gift card to a homeless vet and his dog. Unfortunately, the man ends up getting assaulted and the dog attacks his assailant, but the cops take the dog away once they find out he bit the perp.
Andy and Laurie find the guy and offer him a place to stay o ...more
I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher St. Martins Press
In the tradition of "The Twelve Dogs of Christmas" David Rosenfelt has penned another wonderful Christmas mystery starring Andy Carpenter. I loved this book, the dialogue was witty and vintage Andy Carpenter. It opens up with Andy helping a homeless man with a dog. The dog is featured in a news story because she helps fend off an attack on the homeless man. Andy, Laurie and Ricky bring ...more
Very sweet read
DECK THE HOUNDS is the 18th installment in David Rosenfelt’s series, which offers readers a character who shares quite a bit in common with its author. Rosenfelt spent many years as the president of marketing for TriStar Pictures. He and his wife then moved to Maine, where they created the Tara Foundation to help find homes for sick or injured dogs. In these books, Andy al ...more
When Andy Carpenter helps a homeless man and his dog by giving them twenty dollars and a Petsmart gift card, you KNOW this good deed will not go unpunished, and soon Andy finds himself defending the man, Don Carrigan, on a murder charge and rescuing the dog Zoey from the animal shelter so that she can comfortably give birth to six puppies. Andy is a reluctant lawyer, and he never seems to get easy cases, but convincing a jury to find his client innocent when there is a hat wi ...more
Andy is a lawyer in Paterson, New Jersey, who hates to work and has enough inherited wealth to avoid it, but somehow cases keep falling into his lap. His wife Laurie is an ex-cop who helps Andy with his cases. He also emplo ...more
It's the Christmas season and Andy and Laurie befriend a homeless man with PTSD named Don and Zoey, his dog, and offer to let him live in the apartment above their garage. W ...more
As the self-styled curmudgeon Andy Carpenter complains at the thought of extending the holiday cheer, this novel is filled with Rosenfelt’s signature self-deprecating humor and witty repartee. The story begins as usual. ...more
I like how the author brings such an interesting mix of characters to this book. There are some bad guys, some that are relatively optimistic, and some that are a bit grumpy. The main character, Andy Carpenter is clever and hardworking. He really doesn’t want his current case, since he doesn’t need th ...more
This was my first book by this author and this is book 18 in the Andy Carpenter series. It can be read as a stand alone with no problem. I think Andy is one of those characters you will either love or hate. I loved him! His sarcasm and self deprecation was hilarious! His wife, Laurie, compliments his persona while holding her own. There are other staff and friends that also bring a lot to this story. I am interested to see how the characters have evolved though and ...more
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 ...more