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. ...more
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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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
The book opens ...more
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 ...more
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.
This is a series I enjoy, and I'm always excited to read the latest addition to it. I ...more
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?
WHAT'S SILENT BITE ABOUT?
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
SILENT BITE is book #22 in the Andy Carpenter series. While it's a perfectly great stand alone story, all of ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...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