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David Rosenfelt

Author of Open and Shut

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Works by David Rosenfelt

Open and Shut (2002) 831 copies
Bury the Lead (2001) 570 copies
Play Dead (2007) 537 copies
First Degree (2003) 525 copies
Dead Center (2006) 440 copies
New Tricks (2009) 440 copies
Sudden Death (2005) 395 copies
Dog Tags (2010) 368 copies
One Dog Night (2011) 301 copies
Don't Tell a Soul (2008) 272 copies
Hounded (2014) 258 copies
Unleashed (2013) 252 copies
Leader of the Pack (2012) 235 copies
Who Let the Dog Out? (2015) 216 copies
Outfoxed (2016) 197 copies
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2016) 195 copies
Collared (2017) 188 copies
On Borrowed Time (2011) 184 copies
Heart of a Killer (2012) 184 copies
Down to the Wire (2010) 176 copies
Rescued (2018) 173 copies
Deck the Hounds (2018) 170 copies
Blackout (2016) 163 copies
Without Warning (2014) 156 copies
Dachshund Through the Snow (2019) 154 copies
Airtight (2013) 149 copies
The K Team (2020) 148 copies
Bark of Night (2019) 146 copies
Muzzled (2020) 125 copies
Silent Bite (2020) 113 copies
Dog Eat Dog (2021) 109 copies
Best in Snow (2021) 99 copies
Holy Chow (2022) 92 copies
Fade to Black (2018) 88 copies
Black and Blue (2019) 83 copies
Animal Instinct (2021) 82 copies
Citizen K-9 (2022) 74 copies
Good Dog, Bad Cop (2023) 73 copies
Flop Dead Gorgeous (2023) 55 copies

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Common Knowledge

20th century
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
New York University, New York, USA
film writer
dog rescue
Tara Foundation
Awards and honors
Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Robin Rue
Short biography
David Rosenfelt is an author who has written nineteen novels and three TV movies. His main character in most of his mystery books is Andy Carpenter, attorney and dog lover.

Rosenfelt graduated from New York University and then decided to work in the movie business. After being interviewed by his uncle, who was the President of United Artists, he was hired and worked his way up the corporate culture. Rosenfelt eventually became the marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures. He married and had two children during this period.

Rosenfelt left the corporate industry and wrote screenplays for movies and television. He turned to writing novels and has become quite successful in that genre. In 1995, he and his wife started the "Tara Foundation" which has saved almost 4,000 dogs. He is a dog lover and supports more than two dozen dogs.

Rosenfelt, a dog lover and who worked with many lawyers in his occupation, created a character, Andy Carpenter, an attorney who faces corporate cultures and who is a dog lover.

Rosenfelt books run in the low to mid 300 pages with 15 basic beats and about 40 scenes fairly consistent with movie and television formats.



The ninth Andy Carpenter mystery has Andy defending the man who rescued and owned Andy's beloved golden retriever Tara before Andy. Noah Galloway was a chemical engineer turned drug addict when he surrendered Tara to the shelter where Andy found her. Now, six years later has rebuilt his life but he's been keeping a terrible secret. He believes that he was responsible for the deaths of twenty-six people in one of the worst arson fires in Paterson's history.

Despite Noah's desire to plead guilty to save his wife and small child from the horrors of a trial, Andy isn't so sure. He has lots of questions concerning the man who went to the FBI six years after the event and said that Noah had confessed the crime - complete with all the details -- to him and now his conscience has convinced him to go to the FBI. Even more questions arise when that oh-so-helpful witness is murdered in Las Vegas and can't be cross-examined by Andy.

And Andy has questions about a man who follows Laurie and him and who is then killed by a sniper before Marcus can question him. Phone records hacked by Sam the accountant raise the question of some large conspiracy where framing Noah is just one small cog. But can Andy discover what is going on before his client is convicted for murders he did not commit?

It takes Andy's whole team including a group of computer hacking Jewish octogenarians before all the pieces come together for a satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed this story with its complex plot and great characters. Andy is my favorite fictional lawyer.
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kmartin802 | 19 other reviews | Nov 19, 2023 |
Andy Carpenter and family and "cast members" continue to amuse, amaze, and solve mysterious deaths....always great!!! I'm reading them in order which is definitely a great idea for those of you who picked up one of these books in the middle of all of them.
nyiper | 17 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |
The Andy Carpenter series is a continual escape system for the reader. Having charters continue in his books is just plain rewarding, even as he has to remind possible new readers who everyone is. Yes, you don't get to avoid horrible situations with all kinds of blood and death in his books but Andy manages to work his way through it for the reader. How can you NOT like a David Rosenfelt book?? He has a wonderful talent for story telling.
nyiper | 10 other reviews | Nov 8, 2023 |
This eighth book in the Andy Carpenter series has Andy defending a German Shepherd named Milo. Milo was taken away from his owner Billy when Billy was accused of murdering a man named Erskine. Now, for some reason no one will explain, Milo is in a kennel and there is a twenty-four hour guard outside his cage.

Andy and his new fellow lawyer Hike manage to get Milo out of the kennel but no one will explain why he was under guard there. Since Billy is a friend of Andy's friend Pete which convinces Andy to take Billy's case. Billy was a former cop turned soldier who lost his leg in an explosion that killed 20 in Iraq and who has turned to theft to make his living upon his return to the US.

Erskine was in charge of the security for the bombing that injured Billy which looks to give him a good motive for killing him. And there is all sorts of evidence not least of which is that he was found standing over Erskine's body and his prints were on the murder weapon.

As Andy investigates, he comes to believe that Erskine's death was only a small part of a much bigger plot. Other points of view in the story confirm this since we hear from the killer who is taking care of loose ends and the man who is in command of this secretive operation. Andy is even more sure that there is more to discover when he learns that both the FBI and the Army want to interview one of his witnesses.

This was an engaging mystery. I like Andy's sarcastic personality and his unabashed love for dogs. I also like his relationship with Laurie who is still recovering from events in a previous book. Fans of the series will enjoy this episode.
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kmartin802 | 20 other reviews | Oct 23, 2023 |



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