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Silent Bite

(Andy Carpenter #22)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  568 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter can finally take a breath; he’s back on dry land after a family Caribbean cruise forced on him by his wife, Laurie, to get into the Christmas spirit.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Minotaur Books
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    Silent Bite (Andy Carpenter #22)

    Release date: Oct 13, 2020
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    This is a Crime Mystery, and this is book 22 in the Andy Carpenter series. I normally do not love books that follows a lawyer, but this book is done right. It kept you wanting to read, and it has enough drama going on to keep you wanting to read. I love the Andy character, and the other characters where good as well. This is a gripping character-driven book. I have not read all the other 21 book in this series, but I have read and review some of the other books in this series.
    When I get my mitts on the annual “Carpenter Christmas” book, I immediately check the date. As of today, there are about 100 shopping days until Dec. 24th. That’s the day I actually buy gifts (which pretty much explains some of my choices).

    These are the only holiday themed books I regularly read, partly because I empathize with Andy. Like him, I tire of Xmas carols early, though thankfully no one in my house starts playing them in July (looking at you, Laurie…). But this book marks a couple of
    Sep 26, 2020 rated it liked it

    3.5 stars

    In this 22nd book in the 'Andy Carpenter' series, the attorney represents an ex-convict accused of murder. The book can be read as a standalone.


    Ever since he inherited a large fortune, New Jersey defense lawyer Andy Carpenter takes very few cases.

    Instead, Andy devotes his time to hanging out with his wife, son, and dogs; schmoozing with his friends; helping run a canine rescue operation called 'The Tara Foundation'; watching sports; and so on.

    Still, when Andy's ex-con friend Will
    Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I wish to express a big thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the advance copy of Silent Bite. I am always delighted to read a new book in the Andy Carpenter series. It is hard to believe that this is book number 22 as the author always manages to keep his plots fresh and different.

    It is hard to resist the beautiful dogs pictured on every book cover. The dogs may only play a minor role in the plots, but their presence earns them their place on the eye-catching covers. Although humorous
    Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: audio
    Whenever I need a break from serious, dark mysteries, I can count on Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series. Not only do I enjoy the humor, the self deprecating wit of Andy, but the characters are all like old friends.
    This was one of the few times I knew exactly who the murderer was, but it didn’t dampen my enjoyment.
    Grover Gardner continues to do a great job of channeling Andy, to the point I hear him in my head even when I read one of the books.
    Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Andy Carpenter, semi-retired lawyer and rescue dog foundation co-founder, has a problem. His partner at the foundation wants him to take a case of a friend accused of murder. Tony is accused of killing the guy whose lies put him in prison the first time, but since Tony has a dog, Andy takes his case. Is someone trying to frame Tony, possibly an elusive local gang boss? Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter books are always a great reading escape for me. I can count on humor, well-defined characters, and a ...more
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    Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This will not be a fun Christmas for Andy Carpenter, attorney-at-law; murder cases do not follow a holiday calendar, but it will be fun for readers; Carpenter and crew are back in book twenty-two. Readers know the characters; it is almost like visiting with relatives who live out of town; they have matured, but their personalities have remained the same. Andy is still Andy; Laurie still gives him perspective; they both dote on an older Ricky, and everyone is preoccupied with dogs.

    The book opens
    Barbara Schultz
    I am an Andy Carpenter fan.
    This is #22 in the series and #16 for me.
    I believe this just might be my favorite… I am like Laurie; I go a bit nutty with Christmas!
    Much to my delight there is usually an Andy Christmas novel. If anyone else is like me, you may want to read: Deck the Hounds, Twelve Dogs of Christmas, and/or Dachshund Through the Snow.

    I just love this series. Andy has me laughing out-loud. I do enjoy his wit.
    This is my second Andy Kindle e-book. Typically I get the audio as narra
    3.5 ⭐
    Andy #22 isn't really a Christmas nor a dog story. Silent Bite follows the same format- Andy, a semi retired lawyer ends up defending an ex-convict with help from amusing cast of characters.
    Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is the 22nd book in the Andy Carpenter mystery series by David Rosenfelt. Andy is a defense attorney, and semi-retired. He's not looking for any new cases, but Willie asks Andy to defend his friend and former cellmate accused of murder. Willie is Andy's friend and business partner - they started the Tara Foundation, a dog rescue organization. Andy isn't thrilled about the case, but he decides to take it on.

    This is a series I enjoy, and I'm always excited to read the latest addition to it. I
    Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
    Wow. Andy Carpenter #22. That's hard to believe. It doesn't seem that long ago that I started reading these (I think back in the single digits). But all-in-all, it's been a fun ride. How's this one stack up?

    When Andy and his family return from a holiday cruise (a novella describing that in more detail than we got here would quickly become a fan favorite, no doubt), he's got a bunch of messages from Willie Miller. A
    Angie Boyter
    Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    The always-entertaining Andy Carpenter strikes again!
    The last thing wanna-be-retired lawyer Andy Carpenter wants is a new client, but when his good friend Willie Miller asks him to defend Tony Birch, a former cellmate of Willie’s who has been charged with murder, Andy knows that friendship trumps his desire not to work. And when he finds out that Tony’s rescue dog Zoey is sitting at Willie’s missing Tony, he knows he has to do his best to reunite them.
    What can you say about the 22nd installment
    Lisa Ks Book Reviews
    Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
    A Christmas cozy with a bite, SILENT BITE was the first book I've read by author David Rosenfelt. Once I got to know the characters, the story came to life. I'll checkout more books by Mr. Rosenfelt.
    Erm. Not quite up to 3 stars.

    Maybe I'm over this series. As I told my spouse, "at least there wasn't a world-threatening disaster which Andy stopped."

    Mike Stafford
    Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Merry Christmas. Happy holidays. Seasons Greetings. Andy Carpenter. These are terms readers have come to identify with the Christmas season. Thankfully, for us, David Rosenfelt is the Santa Claus of writers and gifts us with another new book for the holidays. Rosenfelt doesn't disappoint with the latest entry in his delightful series. His main character still excels in badinage (which never fails to produce literal laugh out loud moments). There are thrills and plenty of nefarious activities to ...more
    Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is #22 in the Andy Carpenter crime/legal procedural series that always manages to get us laughing out loud.

    Andy Carpenter, the main character, is a “semi-retired” criminal defense attorney in Paterson, New Jersey who hates to work, but keeps taking on new litigation anyway, albeit reluctantly. In this book, he explains that even besides not liking to work, it is fear that is behind Andy’s reluctance to take on clients: “. . . the risk that scares the shit out of me is having an innocent cli
    Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Andy Carpenter is a semi-retired lawyer who would prefer to be entirely retired so he could spend more time with the dog rescue he started with his friend, Willie, but somehow, something always drags him back into his law practice. This time, it’s as a favour to Willie whose friend and one-time cellmate, Tony Birch, has been charged with murder. Andy isn’t sure how he feels about it. Tony has a troublesome past as a member of violent gang and the man he was accused of murder had once testified a ...more
    Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Another touch down for Rosenfelt! Home-run hysterical!
    the amusing character Hike has been replaced by another amusing one. Eddie is an ex-football player turned lawyer who speaks in sports analogies. (hence my reference)
    Another interesting case that Andy has reluctantly taken on b/c of Willie & a dog.
    Lots of laugh-out loud humor. The usual great supporting characters. And X-Mas as a backdrop theme which was also funny b/c Laurie considers it more than a 2 day holiday.
    And if you're not aware, Ro
    Denice Langley
    Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I have a confession to make. I love David Rosenfelt"s books. Whether Andy Carpenter's series of a lawyer who would really rather not have clients to his stand alone books of mystery and thrillers, Rosenfelt has the ability to pull the readers in at page 1 and keep the story moving and the characters entertaining until the reveal where the bad guys are found out and get their just desserts.

    SILENT BITE is book #22 in the Andy Carpenter series. While it's a perfectly great stand alone story, all of
    Heidi Burkhart
    Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I am a big Rosenfelt fan, and am especially fond of this series. I found though in this volume that I was getting the characters who were the gang members mixed up continually. Apparently Rosenfelt was getting the characters names mixed up too. In the Goodreads review the man that Andy defends is referred to as Glenn Anson. In the Kindle version, at least, the same guy is called Tony Birch! Somehow there is very little information about Birch and I felt that I hardly knew a thing about him, exce ...more
    Carol Custer
    Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I always look forward to reading a book by David Rosenfelt. I know it will be a good mixture of mystery, courtroom drama, and humor - with dogs!! What could be better?

    Andy Carpenter is a great character. He doesn't take himself too seriously and yet his brilliance at his job always shines through. In this story, it seemed the odds were against him and he was reluctant to take on Tony Birch as a client; but Tony is a friend of Willie and Willie is Andy's friend - not to mention their ties to the
    Linda Frances
    Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
    It's hard to believe that I've now read 22 Andy Carpenter books, especially since I don't usually like lawyer books. I find courtroom settings incredibly boring, but I put up with them because I like Andy and his team so much.

    This is the first one in the series that I have rated fewer than 4 stars. Most of them have gotten 5. I miss Hike. I really liked his character. More importantly, I find Eddie extremely annoying with his incessant sports cliches. I fear that they're so irritating that they
    Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
    Bah humbug! A Christmas story with Andy Carpenter and the crew and it only gets 3 stars? Well, because it was an Andy Carpenter Christmas story with Tara it got three stars when if judged on the merits it would rate less than two. The story was too shallow and predictable, once again the dogs weren’t prime actors in the plot, and by the time the author gives all the same character backstory, which he does in every one of his 20+ book in this series, there were only 20 pages of new material—but i ...more
    Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it
    I’m going to give this generous 3 stars even though I’m a bit disappointed. The book is over in first 100 pages because we can guess the culprit and the reason. The other pages are just fillers. I also hate it when there are unnecessary deaths whether the people are good or bad. I enjoyed the earlier books in the series but last 2 books are flop for me.
    Amy Gold
    Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Having read a number of Andy Carpenter Mysteries by David Rosenfelt, I was ecstatic when I won a Good Reads contest for a free hardcover copy of Silent Bite. As always, the wit that character Andy Carpenter depicts kept me chuckling throughout. I relate with Lori, his wife and ex-cop, and her love of Christmas and I adore all of the canine characters, as well. The plot twist is cleverly developed and the bad-guy-can-turn-it-around theme is wonderfully refreshing and hopeful. Excellent holiday re ...more
    Nick Stika
    Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Another fun romp through the world of Andy Carpenter. Whenever a new Rosenfelt book comes out, I always know I'm in for a good time!
    Sharone Powell
    Oct 27, 2020 rated it liked it
    Another fun instalment in the series. I guessed who the killer was 25% into the book. It's either David Rosenfelt is getting predictable or I'm getting really good at this.
    Teena in Toronto
    Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Andy is a criminal defense lawyer who doesn't want any clients. Because of the money his father left him and some lucrative cases, he is able to not work and spend his time with his friend, Willie, running the Tara Foundation, a dog rescue that he and Willie formed. He is married to Laurie, they have a young son, Ricky, and he is enjoying his life. He love love loves their dog, Tara, and thinks she's the best dog in the world. They also has another less lively dog named Sebastian, who he also lo ...more
    Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is another satisfying win and read in the Andy Carpenter Series. My rating 4.25.

    As an independently wealthy criminal attorney, Andy Carpenter still considers himself a semiretired lawyer and he isn’t seeking new clients. Andy doesn’t rouse himself much unless it has to do with dogs. And Christmas is no exception as he leaves all the decorations and shopping to his wife, Laurie. Shortly before the holiday, Andy’s friend, Willie, a former client and his partner in their dog rescue foundation,
    Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

    Silent Bite is the 22nd (!!) Andy Carpenter legal mystery by David Rosenfelt. Due out 13th Oct 2020 from Macmillan on their Minotaur imprint, it's 304 pages and will be available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

    This series is such a fun and reliable read. It
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