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Bark of Night

Bark of Night

An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 19)

David Rosenfelt

Minotaur Books


Bark of Night is a treat, especially for those who love thrillers and dogs.” — Associated Press

The next novel in David Rosenfelt’s witty, heartfelt mystery series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara.

When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of his golden retriever, Tara, the last thing Andy expects is Truman. Tiny, healthy, French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. But now the owner is nowhere to be found.

Andy is furious. Who would want to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog with no explanation? He is willing to whisk Truman away to the Tara Foundation, the dog-rescue organization which is Andy’s true passion. They will find a home for Truman. But that’s not all the vet tells Andy. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t Truman’s owner at all . . . Truman's real owner has been murdered.

It’s now up to Andy – with help from his loyal sidekick Tara, Truman and the rest of the gang – to solve this case. In the latest in the popular Andy Carpenter mystery series, David Rosenfelt’s charmingly clever wit and love of dogs are back and better than ever.

Frank Silvio checked into the hotel under an assumed name, using fake identification.

It had been so long since he used his real name that he was in danger of forgetting it. The truth was that it had no real meaning for him anyway, since he...

Praise for Bark of Night

"One of the best hooks ever by an author who specializes in them . . . Even dog haters should lap it up." – Kirkus Reviews

“Rosenfelt does a great job of unfolding an intricate plot . . . Andy is a smart, witty, relatable lead with a lot of heart, and he and his cohorts are a pleasure to spend time with. This is a treat for mystery readers and dog lovers.” – Publishers Weekly

“Growing weary of the detective hero with a wrecked marriage, a botched career, and a drinking problem? Try Rosenfelt’s series hero, Andy Carpenter, who is probably as close to Lord Peter Wimsey as the modern American crime genre can get.” — Booklist

“I love the Andy Carpenter Mystery novels. They’re so easy to read . . . They have really fun characters. And they have dogs. All this makes these books so much fun to read each time . . . If you’ve never read one of these Andy Carpenter books jump right in. Each novel reads like a stand-alone book and you get enough back information to understand who is who and what’s going on.”— Red Carpet Crash

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David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of stand-alones and Andy Carpenter novels. He and his wife live in Maine with twenty-five of the four thousand dogs they have rescued.

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Meet the Author

July 17-20, 2019

Meet Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author David Rosenfelt as he discusses Bark of Night, the latest entry in his beloved Andy Carpenter series.



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