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The K Team

(The K Team #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  88 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 youve been a fan of David Rosenfelt then youre 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 worryAndy makes an appearance in this series too...hes 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! Only

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
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 been
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 Jerseys newest private investigators. Now all they need is a client. Be careful what you wish for

If youre a fan of the Andy Carpenter series youll already be acquainted with his nemesis, Judge Henry the Hatchet Henderson. Seems the judge has a wee problem.someone is
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 ...more
Maria Zuppardi
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 dont 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 shes not tough, only because a suspect might not ...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
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.

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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
Debbie Smith
If youre familiar with the Andy Carpenter series then you know its 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 youre not familiar, thats just fine too. This new series doesnt require that you know the characters from the Andy Carpenter books.

The K Team consists of Andys wife Laurie, who is a former police officer. Cory and his German Shepherd, Simon Garfunkel, both retired police
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 but
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
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
Tina Wright
This was a quick read from a talented writer. That said, this book and series aren't for me, for a couple of reasons. First, the premise is a bit misleading: We are led to believe this is about a team of three human investigators and a dog (indeed, look at the cover), so I was expecting something more like Jeffrey Burton's The Finders, which I LOVED, where the dogs are fleshed-out characters and play a role in solving the crime. Simon, the German shepherd in this novel, had no real role here; he ...more
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
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
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up this book Id no idea what to expect. I havent read the Andy Carpenter mysteries that this is spun off from. That being said I really enjoyed this story. It took me a bit to warm up to Corey Douglas mostly because of his inner monologue about his girlfriend. But I pushed through and really enjoyed solving the mystery with the K Team. This was a convoluted case filled with red herrings galore and tricky bad guys. I really had to work hard to figure it out. By the end I was ...more
Nick Stika
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first in a new spinoff series from the Andy Carpenter books. Lots of the same characters in the same universe and even some appearances from Andy himself. There were times I forgot I wasn't reading an Andy Carpenter book, so if you really like that series, you'll like this, too.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this new series by Rosenfelt. It contains all the humor of his Andy Carpenter series just with new characters. I have loved everything that he has written and I highly recommend his books
Genine Franklin-Clark
I didn't like this as much as I do his Andy Carpenter series.
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
Angie Boyter
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
New series, same enjoyable style
When newly retired police detective Corey Douglas and his former K-9 German Shepherd partner Simon Garfunkel form a private investigation agency with retired cop Laurie Carpenter and taciturn muscle Marcus Clark, none of them would have dreamed that their first client would be the respected Paterson, New Jersey, judge Henry Henderson. Known as Hatchet Henderson because it is said that he chops the testicles off lawyers, Judge Henderson must be in BIG trouble if he
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
★ ★ ★ 1/2
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
After 20+ books (and counting!) in a series, what's an author to do? Well, if you have the dog food bills that David Rosenfelt must have (seriously, check out the photos on his website or Facebook page of the dogs he and his wife shelter), you create a spin-off. I found myself comparing the books a lot in the paragraphs that followI won't make a habit out of it as the series progresses, but I kept comparing them as I read, so
Doug Yonce
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rosenfelt has another winner in this spinoff from his Andy Carpenter series. Excellent characters, dialogue, and plot as the newly-formed PI firm comes to the rescue of a judge. I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Mystery & Thriller
David Rosenfelt's latest novel marks the beginning of an exciting new series. After 20 Andy Carpenter books, we are reacquainted with newly designated hero Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, the amusingly named Simon Garfunkel, who were introduced in DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW. Carpenter fans, fear not. Corey is just as funny, smart and charmingly naughty as our dog-loving defense attorney protagonist.

In THE K TEAM, Rosenfelt again demonstrates his prodigious talent for creating a main character
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book as an ARC from Goodreads.

If you are a fan of the Andy Carpenter series, you will be a fan of this book. To be honest, except for the introduction of ex- cop, Corey Douglas, his potential love interest Dani, and his dog Simon Garfunkel (that is seriously a name for a police dog?) it reads exactly like an Andy Carpenter novel. Same phrasing, humor, cadence and characters. Andy does take a smaller role in this novel, but he's there.

The cops, current or retired, are all really
Marsha Hubbell
As a long-time fan of the Andy Carpenter series by bestselling author David Rosenfelt (in fact, have the complete series), I was so excited to hear that Andys wife Laurie was joining with an ex-cop and his K-9 partner to form their own investigative team. I could hardly wait. And now, I feel almost traitorous saying there were missings for me in this first endeavor.

We first met Cory Douglas and his partner Simon in Dachshund Through the Snow. We learned that Andy Carpenter and Cory have a
Teena in Toronto
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corey Douglas is a recently retired police officer as is Simon Garfunkel, a his former K-9 partner. They team up with Laurie and Marcus to form an investigation firm called The K-Team. Laurie is married to Andy, a retired criminal defense lawyer, and she and Marcus do investigative work for Andy. Laurie is also a former police officer and Marcus has "persuasive" reasoning skills and provides protection when it's most needed. Sam is Andy's accountant who is also a computer hack and Corey, as a ...more
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