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Collared

Collared

An Andy Carpenter Novel

An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 15)

David Rosenfelt; read by Grover Gardner

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David Rosenfelt's Collared is read by Andy Carpenter series narrator Grover Gardner.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn’t that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog’s embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the “DNA dog.”

Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven’t been seen since. A tip came in that ID’d a former boyfriend of Hickman’s, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel’s arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman’s dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found.

Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife’s desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy’s desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.

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This would not let her come to terms with what she had done. Though that had long ago ceased to be a goal. This act today could never erase her actions; nothing could. But this was the right thing to do, and she had been planning it for a long time,...

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Praise for Collared

"Grover Gardner returns to narrate Rosenfelt's latest Andy Carpenter mystery for dog lovers." AudioFile, Editors' Pick

"With neighborly ease and a sly wit, one of audio's true originals, Grover Gardner, again gives voice to David Rosenfelt's bestselling amateur sleuth and dog lover, Andy Carpenter...There are lots of wisecracks and self-deprecating asides, and Gardner's wonderful combination of the rhythms of Sam Spade and the irreverent tones of Mark Twain make this diverting whodunit a listening treasure." -AudioFile, Earphones Award


"Narrator Grover Gardner is once again perfect as the cocky, headstrong lawyer. With a fitting regional accent, he captures Carpenter’s intellect, hilarious and biting sarcasm, and ability to remain cool under pressure." -AudioFileon Earphones Award Winner Who Let the Dog Out?

“David Rosenfelt deftly works in wry humor, a love of dogs and New Jersey gangsters in Hounded, his highly entertaining 12th legal thriller…[Rosenfelt] continues to explore Andy's personality, allowing him to change and grow in each novel.”—Associated Press

“Terrific… How does Rosenfelt manage to construct such clever and complex plots, tie them all together, make you love Andy more with every novel, and bombard you with non-stop humor, all at the same time? Only Rosenfelt can pull off that kind of quadruple-play. His is an absolutely unique mystery/comedy talent.”—Examiner.com on Unleashed

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About the author

David Rosenfelt; read by Grover Gardner

DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of several stand-alones and more than a dozen Andy Carpenter novels, including Outfoxed. He and his wife live in Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers that they've rescued.

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