Search Results: "David Rosenfelt"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS by David Rosenfelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though the falling action never rises to the level of the setup, Rosenfelt's canine-loving hero is always good company—especially when he deals with someone who's gone to the dogs even more completely than him."
Rosenfelt, who continues to write some of the best hooks in the genre, saddles attorney Andy Carpenter (Outfoxed, 2015, etc.) with a client who's got only six months to brighten her Paterson neighborhood—if a guilty verdict doesn't remove her from her home first. Read full book review >

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NEW TRICKS by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2009

"The motive depends on a great central concept, and Andy and his crew of regulars are as engaging as ever, but the case itself is an unholy mess of coincidences and multiple malefactors."
Paterson attorney Andy Carpenter's well-attested love for dogs (Play Dead, 2007, etc.) moves him to the edge of a weird case of murder, then to its center. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN DEATH by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2005

"All Rosenfelt's usual pleasures: a twisty plot, crackling courtroom scenes and a thousand wisecracks, some pretty doggoned funny."
A high-profile Giants running back accused of killing a wide receiver for the Jets. Read full book review >

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AIRTIGHT by David Rosenfelt
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"This latest stand-alone from the chronicler of attorney Andy Carpenter (Leader of the Pack, 2012, etc.) is two-thirds perfectly controlled suspense, one-third scrambled windup."
If a New Jersey state cop can't prove within a week that the murder suspect he shot dead was innocent, his brother will pay the price. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A KILLER by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Warmhearted, satisfyingly inventive and almost too clever for its own good. Why isn't Rosenfelt a household name like Michael Connelly and Jeffery Deaver?"
A lawyer who's never tried a criminal case suddenly finds himself with the world's unlikeliest pro bono client: a woman convicted of murder who demands the right to end her life so that she can donate her heart to her dying daughter. Read full book review >

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DOG TAGS by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"Despite the clever title, dog lovers are well-advised to tune out after the first half of wisecracking Andy's lumpy, overscaled foray into international intrigue."
"Is the client at least a human this time?" asks North Jersey attorney Andy Carpenter's partner. No such luck. Read full book review >

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WHO LET THE DOG OUT? by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2015

"As in Andy's other recent adventures (Unleashed, 2013, etc.), the mystery is neatly turned, the detection authentic, the legal back and forth expertly judged, the wisecracks amusing, and the dog-love stuff nicely modulated. Only the international intrigue fails to catch fire—and a good thing, as Andy would say."
After taking a dollar to represent a client for an hour, Paterson attorney Andy Carpenter ends up signing on for the tour: multiple murder, a fortune in suspect diamonds, and international terrorism. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT WARNING by David Rosenfelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A romance camouflaged as a thriller but a short, smooth read most will enjoy."
A methodical serial killer is on the loose in a small Maine town, and it's up to the police chief to resolve the case before more people die in Rosenfelt's latest police thriller. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2013

"The assassination targets escape their fate, and the dog Sam's car struck, newly christened Crash, is nursed back to health. So this overscaled yet minor addition to Andy's string of successes ends with three cheers for the red, white and blue."
Not content with taking on the New Jersey mob (Leader of the Pack, 2012), Andy Carpenter, Paterson's laziest attorney, goes up against a mob of international terrorists. Read full book review >

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LEADER OF THE PACK by David Rosenfelt
Released: July 17, 2012

"The mob intrigue, as is customary with Rosenfelt (On Borrowed Time, 2011, etc.), is unconvincing, and, despite the title, there's not much for dog fanciers this time around. But Andy is as effervescent as ever, and the courtroom byplay is consistently entertaining."
Dog-loving Andy Carpenter, Paterson, New Jersey's gift to the criminal bar, gets another chance at a murder case he lost six years earlier. Read full book review >

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COLLARED by David Rosenfelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Rosenfelt's matchless gift for feather-light exposition that hurtles along without ever feeling rushed or foggy allows him to keep the complications coming until nearly the end. It's only the denouement that feels as if a lesser ghostwriter, perhaps an obliging pooch, had taken over."
Ebulliently inventive Rosenfelt finds yet another way to involve unwilling Paterson attorney Andy Carpenter (The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, 2016, etc.) in a case in which one of the leading roles is played by a canine. Read full book review >