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The K Team

(The K Team #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  2,019 ratings  ·  364 reviews
In David Rosenfelt's newest series - a spinoff of the much beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries - Andy's wife forms an investigative team with a former detective and his German shepard partner.

Andy Carpenter's wife, Laurie, was a cop, a good one. Now she helps out on Andy's cases while also raising Ricky, their son. But she's been chafing to jump back into investigating on her
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Minotaur Books
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Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’ve been a fan of David Rosenfelt then you’re surely aware of his extremely popular Andy Carpenter series. Mr. Rosenfelt has taken a few select characters and created a spin-off. But not to worry…Andy makes an appearance in this series too...he’s just not a principal player this time around.

Now our new lead voice is none other than Corey Douglas the retired policeman from “Dachshund Through The Snow.” By his side is his trusty (also retired) German Shepherd, oddly named Simon Garfunkel! O

3.5 stars

This book is a spin-off of Rosenfelt's humorous 'Andy Carpenter' mystery series, set in Paterson, New Jersey. Andy is a criminal defense lawyer whose wife, private detective Laurie Collins Carpenter, is the investigator for his firm.

Now Laurie is part of a new detective agency that calls itself 'The K Team.' The members of The K Team are Laurie;

Marcus Clark - the toughest, scariest guy on the planet;

Corey Douglas - a retired cop; and Simon Garfunkel - a German shepherd who worked with C
THE K TEAM by David Rosenfelt is the first book in a new mystery series. It is also my first book by this author. Several characters from his Andy Carpenter series are the main characters with Andy becoming a minor character in this novel. Former Detective Laurie Carpenter, former Detective Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner Simon Garfunkel, and Marcus Clark are working as private detectives. In their first case, Judge Henry Henderson hires them via Andy to find out who is attempting to blackmail ...more
Susanne  Strong
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars (rounded up).

When “The K Team” is hired for their first assignment, they have no idea how dangerous it will be.

Good thing several members of the PI team are former cops!

“The K Team” is comprised of the following Partners: Former Detective Laurie Carpenter, Former Detectives Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner Simon Garfunkel, and Marcus (a/k/a “the muscle”).

Judge Henry Henderson (a/k/a Judge Hackett) has been receiving blackmail notices and is running scared. Thus far, no ransom has b
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
I’m a huge fan of the Andy Carpenter series. There’s a great mix of snarky humor, well defined characters and interesting plots that I never figure out until the end. Unfortunately, The K Team lacks the humor and it made me realize what a key part of the equation it is in the AC books. Plus, Corey Douglas is no Andy Carpenter. He isn’t nearly as well defined and comes across as flat.
And to add to the problem, Fred Berman is not a great narrator. He wasn’t consistent in his inflections for some
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it

The K Team is officially open for business. When I heard about this series, I thought the premise was great. Laurie Carpenter, Marcus Clark, ex-cop Corey Douglas & his 4 legged partner Simon Garfunkel are Paterson, New Jersey’s newest private investigators. Now all they need is a client. Be careful what you wish for…

If you’re a fan of the Andy Carpenter series you’ll already be acquainted with his nemesis, Judge Henry “the Hatchet” Henderson. Seems the judge has a wee problem….someone is tr
Rosenfelt has launched a new series. This time Andy Carpenter’s wife, Laurie Collins, is the protagonist along with retired cop, Corey Douglas, and his canine partner, Simon Garfunkel. They opened a detective agency called The K Team. There first client is Judge Henry Henderson.

The book is well written. I have read one of the Andy Carpenter’s books so I had an idea what this book would be like. It has the humor of the other series but is different as it is a detective story rather than a legal s
Carolyn Walsh
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am a big fan of the Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt. Andy, a defence lawyer has a sarcastic sense of humour, takes on investigations and court cases when a dog is somehow involved and also runs a dog rescue foundation. I was pleased when I learned that Rosenfelt had a new series, the K-Team and preordered this book. I was disappointed.

We have met the members of the K-Team in previous books At its head is Corey Douglas, a retired policeman, and now head of the new private detective ag
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corey (and Simon,his canine partner from his days on the police force), Laurie, and Marcus, names you may recognize from Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series, have decided to go into business as private investigators: The K Team. Their first client is Judge Henderson, who some lawyers referred to as "Hatchet." The judge is being blackmailed, but there is much more going on than that. Evil financiers, hit men, and layers and layers of careful cover up point to a scheme that is making some wealthy pe ...more
A fun spin off with familiar characters. A must read if you are following Andy Carpenter series - major character development. I don't think it is as good/funny despite Andy constant appearance. ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, mystery
Thank you to Minotaur Books for the ARC! I really wanted to like this one! In fact, I did like the opening of the book! But then something went horribly wrong. I don’t know if it was just the POV, the fact that I was expecting more, the constant repeating of facts, or the kind of annoying thoughts from our narrator Corey and how the men handle the talking to suspects and Laurie (the only woman on the team) handles the other stuff...but not because she’s not tough, only because a suspect might no ...more
Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The K Team

I finished reading 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 by David Rosenfelt. This is the first book in this new series which is a spinoff of the Andy Carpenter mysteries. The K Team is made of four members: Laurie Collins, a retired police officer and also married to Andy Carpenter; Marcus Clark, a legendary investigator and now the enforcer in the team; Corey Douglas, a retired police officer with a short temper; and Simon Garfunkel, a retired German Shepherd police dog. A local judge is being blackmailed and hires the K
It really doesn't matter if you've read any of the Andy Carpenter books, this stands alone as a winner! Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon Garfunkel, have recently retired from the police force only to join up with a former colleague, the ex-cop wife of early retired lawyer Andy Carpenter. Together they and some other consultants take on a case for a highly respected judge who is being blackmailed by an unknown entity for unknown purposes. The body count almost reaches the snark count, and ...more
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Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is a new dog on the block and on the case; enter the “K Team.” Corey Douglas is an easy-going, recently retired Patterson New Jersey cop who is one of the world’s foremost film-trivia experts. His first person present tense narrative is casual and comfortable; he talks to readers and talks to himself. Readers get to know him well as he shares thoughts about criminals, lawyers, and life in general. His fellow “K-Team” members include Laurie Collins, Marcus Clark, and German Shepherd Simon G ...more
This read was a bit of a slogfest for me.
I wanted more dog bits.
Well this was a tough first case for the K team.
LOTS of murders, dead bodies in this tale.
Motive: greed for money.
Corey narrates and Andy is a secondary character.
A twisted tale indeed and try to keep up with the many names of characters that pop up .. it was challenging.
Lots of feints in this duel as well.
3.5 stars rounded up.
Not a quick read at all !
[Don’t let those short chapters of spare writing fool you.]
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery
If you’re familiar with the Andy Carpenter series then you know it’s apt to be quite a challenge for the fast-talking, somewhat smart-aleck, criminal defense lawyer, to step back and let the spotlight shine on the K Team.

If you’re not familiar, that’s just fine too. This new series doesn’t require that you know the characters from the Andy Carpenter books.

The K Team consists of Andy’s wife Laurie, who is a former police officer. Cory and his German Shepherd, Simon Garfunkel, both retired police
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from St. Martin's Press - Minotaur Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I am always a fan of dog stories and the impact they have on our lives. I am always on the lookout for more books on the K-9 unit and their impact for not only serving the community but for the bonds they form with their human companions just like Corey and Simon Garfunkle The K Team! Corey retires from the force and catc
Cathy Cole
In this first book in a new series from David Rosenfelt, we see everything through the eyes of retired cop Corey Douglas, and I found his jaded sense of humor to be only mildly amusing. He's also an award-winning commitment-phobe, and how he deals with his growing relationship with Dani did bring a smile to my face.

For me, the best part of The K Team was figuring out the mystery-- who was blackmailing the judge and why. That really kept my interest. Other than that-- being familiar with Rosenfe
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Andy Carpenter spin-off.
What can I say about The K Team? Well, it didn't wow me. I liked it okay but it wasn't anything special. If I continue with the series, I'll check the books out from my library. I admit, the dogs on the cover were a selling point for me when I requested the book. Sadly, the dogs, including Simon, are a small part of the story, secondary characters at best. Also, the blurb says the team is named in honor of Simon, the former K-9 dog, but that's not actually mentioned in the book.

What I liked:

Barb (Boxermommyreads)
So I've never read the Andy Carpenter series and even though I intend to eventually, there are currently 22 books so it might take a while. However, I thought this spin-off might be a decent place to dive in an wet my feet. The K Team features Andy but only in a supporting role. His wife Laurie, an ex law enforcement officer, has teamed up with two other individuals to form a private investigation agency called The K Team. This book is told from the POV of one of those individuals, Corey. Corey ...more
Jul 31, 2020 rated it liked it
I was very disappointed in this book. Found it boring and drawn out.
Melissa (honeybee.reads)
I loved the last book in the Andy Carpenter series but I felt like this spin off did not do it justice. I was really expecting more from David Rosenfelt. 

I didn't enjoy the whole plot as much as I wanted to, I felt his writing wasn't as fluid as in the previous books. I still love Laurie and Andy they are great characters, that you can't help but love. The title is the K Team so I was really expecting so much more dog which fell flat for me, there wasn't enough. The book as a whole fell flat bu
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The K Team by David Rosenfelt. This is a new series that features many characters from the Andy Carpenter series. The lead is Corey, who was part of Rosenfelt's last novel, and Simon, a German Shepard, who also had a starring role.
Rosenfelt is one of the funniest writers. His dialog is sometimes laugh out loud but he also writes a great mystery as well.
A prominent judge is being blackmailed and he hires a new company to find out who is disruptin
Darcia Helle
Showing me a mystery series featuring dogs, written by an author who rescues dogs, is like waving candy in front of a child. I need it.

The K Team is the first book in a new series by David Rosenfelt. This is a spinoff of his long-running Andy Carpenter mystery series. While some of these characters will be familiar to Andy Carpenter fans, this book reads perfectly as a series launch on its own.

Pacing is quick, with short chapters and multiple narrating characters.

The team is led by Corey and his
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
In the most recent Andy Carpenter book, Dachshund through the Snow, Andy helps Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon, retire together. Now, Corey, and Simon, along with Andy's wife, Laurie Carpenter and the dangerous and silent Marcus Clarke are teaming up to be private investigators. Their first case is to investigate the hate mail that Judge Henry Henderson is receiving. But when the judge commits suicide after the smear campaign against him goes public, the team is determined to get to the ...more
Jessica Allen
Good, but Too much like a regular Andy Carpenter book

This book was good in the sense that it was typical David Rosenfelt - funny, witty and a good whodunit. But the voice of the main character in this spinoff series (Corey, the former cop), was so very similar to the usual main character (Andy Carpenter), that most of the time I thought it WAS there was nothing different or unique about the new main character. I would have preferred that this just be another book in the Andy Carpenter
Genine Franklin-Clark
I didn't like this as much as I do his Andy Carpenter series. ...more
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-reads
This was kind of a slog to get through. I nearly abandoned it because the main character really grated on me, but I was sort of interested in the outcome. I might be done with the K Team.
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
This is the book to read if you go to work at the library and you forget the book you're reading at home. A German Shepherd is on the cover and I figured I could finish this in one day, which I did. That might be the only reason to read this. ...more
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