Search Results: "David Rosenfelt"


BOOK REVIEW

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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DOWN TO THE WIRE by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2010

"An effective page-turner despite by-the-numbers plotting and an unusually obtuse hero whose all-too-accurate mantra is 'it's all about me.'"
Where's Paterson attorney Andy Carpenter (New Tricks, 2009, etc.) when you need him? In his absence, North Jersey's hit by an epidemic of violence courtesy of a home-grown terrorist with a fixation on an inoffensive reporter. 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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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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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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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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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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ONE DOG NIGHT by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"The verdict: canny legal maneuvering in the courtroom and out; tiresomely repetitive foreshadowing of dire events to come; and unconvincingly inflated threats against the nation, as if the characters' welfare didn't supply enough rooting interest."
Andy Carpenter, the laziest member of the New Jersey bar, is backed into trying a six-year-old case of arson and murder on behalf of a client who admits that he's guilty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2013

"A warmhearted winner."
A mystery novelist's account of how he became a dog rescuer and moved cross-country with his "very unusual, very large, very hairy family" of eccentric canines. Read full book review >

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OPEN AND SHUT by David Rosenfelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2002

"The new-love subplot with his female investigator, perhaps meant to lend manic Andy some gravitas, is just a distraction from the brisk dialogue, careful plotting, and solid spadework in Rosenfelt's series opener."
Defense attorney Andy Carpenter just might be the biggest wiseacre to hit the genre since Archie Goodwin. 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 >

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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 >