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An Andy Carpenter Novel

In Shamus Award-winning author David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter novels, a reluctant attorney and his faithful golden retriever face a dog eat dog world, solving mysteries and putting murderers behind bars.

Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who would rather not practice law. He’d rather spend his time working with the Tara Foundation, his dog rescue organization that is his true passion, and being with his family and his two dogs, Tara and Sebastian. However, Andy can never quite seem to retire with cases popping up left and right.

With his trademark humor and larger-than-life characters – including his former-police officer wife, Laurie, her investigative partner Marcus, and various canine companions – David Rosenfelt never fails to deliver as Andy and his eccentric crew solve cases in which dogs are always at the center.

Rosenfelt combines suspense and laughter in equal measure in this beloved mystery series from “one of the most unforgettable voices in the genre.” (Associated Press)

Reading the Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt is dangerous. The books should come with warnings: ‘Read with Caution, Extremely Addicting.’” — HuffPost

“Fans of legal thrillers and golden retrievers, take heart.” — Seattle Times

“It’s a pleasure to spend time with bighearted Andy, a capable, self-aware, and witty lead, and his quirky teammates.” — Publishers Weekly

  • Dog Eat Dog
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    • Dog Eat Dog

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 23)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need

      Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking...

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  • Silent Bite
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    • Silent Bite

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 22)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling...

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  • Muzzled
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    • Muzzled

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 21)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter mystery, Muzzled, Andy and his beloved golden retriever, Tara, are back on the case as a favor to a friend.

      Andy Carpenter...

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  • Dachshund Through the Snow
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    • Dachshund Through the Snow

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 20)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • This Christmas, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, can't say no to helping young Danny and his dachshund, Murphy.

      Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife,...

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  • Bark of Night
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    • Bark of Night

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 19)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      The next novel in David Rosenfelt’s witty,...

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  • Deck the Hounds
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    • Deck the Hounds

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 18)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • "The perfect holiday gift for animal lovers.” – Publisher’s Weekly

      This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful...

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  • Rescued
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    • Rescued

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 17)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter...

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  • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
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    • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 16)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Press

    • This Christmas mystery, featuring reluctant criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters.

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  • Collared
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    • Collared

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 15)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Collared is the next novel in David Rosenfelt's witty, heartfelt mystery series sees attorney Andy Carpenter suddenly fostering a child and defending a close friend suspected of...

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  • Outfoxed
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    • Outfoxed

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 14)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Press

    • In OUTFOXED by David Rosenfelt, New Jersey defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately,...

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  • Who Let the Dog Out?
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    • Who Let the Dog Out?

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 13)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • A lawyer by day, Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So, it's frightening when there's been a break-in at the...

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  • Hounded
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    • Hounded

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 12)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his...

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  • Unleashed
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    • Unleashed

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 11)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Andy Carpenter's accountant, Sam Willis, is stunned to receive a phone call out of the blue from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn't spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too...

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  • Leader of the Pack
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    • Leader of the Pack

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 10)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • “Rosenfelt walks a line between pulse-pounding suspense and laugh-out-loud humor…One of the best in the business.”—Associated Press



      “Entertaining…a...

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  • One Dog Night
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    • One Dog Night

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel (Volume 9)
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Lawyer Andy Carpenter will have to pull out all of his tricks to get to the bottom of this cold case turned white hot in One Dog Night, the latest in David Rosenfelt's popular mystery...

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  • The Andy Carpenter Series, Books 9-11
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    • The Andy Carpenter Series, Books 9-11

    • An Andy Carpenter Novel
      David Rosenfelt
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Beloved author David Rosenfelt consistently charms readers with his clever, humorous mystery series featuring reluctant attorney Andy Carpenter and his faithful gold retriever, Tara.

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David Rosenfelt

DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of more than twenty Andy Carpenter novels, including One Dog Night, Collared, and Deck the Hounds; its spinoff series, The K-Team; the Doug Brock thriller series, which starts with Fade to Black; and stand-alone thrillers including Heart of a Killer and On Borrowed Time.

Rosenfelt and his wife live in Maine with an ever-changing pack of rescue dogs. Their epic cross-country move with 25 of these dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation, is chronicled in Dogtripping.

Photo: Brandy Allen