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Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt
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Who Let the Dog Out?

by David Rosenfelt

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The plot line was solid and the characters were well developed, but Andy has a really smart ass mouth that would be amusing in far smaller doses. And the story is bloody violent. ( )
  cfk | May 12, 2017 |
Author David Rosenfelt has achieved the perfect balance of light-hearted mystery and suspense thriller in this entertaining series. In this tale, an ordinary dog has been stolen from the rescue organization, but just minutes later, the thief was found dead with the dog nearby. Andy Carpenter is again caught up in a mystery that will take him from his cozy surroundings and throw him into a world of deception, smuggling, and oh yes, more murders. Again in the courtroom with a client who claims to have been setup, Andy needs to uncover the murderer or murderers to free his client, because no jury will find him innocent. This tale has the charm and humor of a cozy but still maintains page-turning suspense. ( )
  Maydacat | Mar 26, 2017 |
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  RowingRabbit | Oct 25, 2015 |
Andy Carpenter is now married to Laurie and they have adopted Ricky (from the previous book.) An odd theft of a dog from their shelter leads Andy and his crew to a vicious murder and a puzzle. Why would anyone want to steal a particular dog from a shelter when all they had to do was walk in and adopt it? The case gets complicated, of course, and soon involves a dead chemist and blood diamonds, all tied together by Zoe, the shepherd mix.

The book is a delightful mix of humor and mystery not to mention dog-love. Since I like all three and Grover Gardner is a wonderful reader, this book (and the series) are a delight.

An example of the humor is Andy’s self deprecation as he’s trying to assemble a toy parking garage for his son. He begins by listing the many types of evil people in the world, i.e., terrorists, murders, etc. but the worst are toy manufacturers who consistently lie when they produce toys requiring “minimal” assembly and with no written instructions, except in Chinese or French, and have incomprehensible pictures. It’s a very funny scene with him sure the garage is missing at least four crucial parts and when completed looks like a Syrian warehouse that has just suffered a rocket attack.

For those of you who like hints in your mysteries I will drop one: chemical vapor deposition. That holds the key to the solution. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 1, 2015 |
A special thank you to St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

WHO LET THE DOG OUT by David Rosenfelt (Andy Carpenter #13), is a mix of legal thriller, murder mystery, a dog lovers world, humor, and baseball; for a fun-filled suspense engaging read.

Attorney Andy Carpenter is an unabashed animal lover, and he has a reputation for saving both dogs and humans from Death Row. With the help of his beloved golden retriever Tara, Andy solves cases and wins courtroom battles in this acclaimed series of legal thrillers.

The Tara Foundation, is a dog rescue organization, in New Jersey and attorney Andy Carpenter operates with his friend Willie (a former client). They are all about saving dogs, similar to Andy saving humans from death row in his legal practice.

As the book opens a break-in occurs at the Tara Foundation. A recue dog, Cheyenne, a German shepherd mix has been stolen. The dog fortunately has a GPS chip, leading them to take off and investigate the dog whereabouts. What they find is shocking….the dog is standing to a dead man—brutally murdered. What gives?

Andy, with his investigative attorney mind, seems to think there is more to the story, even though the cops arrested someone for the murder (Tommy Infante). However, have the cops arrested the correct man, or could he be innocent? Andy decides to take on Tommy as a client, and uncovers a bigger mystery which leads them to danger.

While they are trying to track down Cheyenne’s former owner—leading them to a fugitive suspected of murdering his business partner, an international diamond smuggling, and domestic terrorism, plus more. Who was the real owner of the dog and how is this connected to the murder?

With an array of suspects, Andy is full of wit and humor with wise cracks, lovable dogs, and some good crime thrilling suspense mystery. With some personal fun with Andy --his wife Laurie, baseball, and their adopted eight-year old son, Ricky.

This was my first book by Rosenfelt and was attracted to the series, as a lover of legal thrillers and golden retrievers (Wow, do I miss my special and unique golden –Golden Duke for fifteen wonderful years—great memories). This one is for you! Goldens are special dogs and lovers of Donna Ball’s Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries (Golden-Cisco) will find the series intriguing. Rosenfelt’s passion shines through each page. A strong delivery and some great legal and investigative work.

Look forward to reading the next in the series, and catching up with the previous Andy Carpenter books. ( )
  JudithDCollins | Jul 21, 2015 |
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