Who Let the Dog Out?

Who Let the Dog Out?

Book - 2015
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"Lawyer Andy Carpenter is surprised when Willie Miller, Andy's partner at their dog rescue operation, the Tara Foundation, calls to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building. There has clearly been a break-in, and a dog has been stolen. All of the dogs that the Tara Foundation rescues are given collars with GPS tracking capabilities, so Andy and Willie know they'll be able to track down the missing dog. They follow the signal to a house in downtown Paterson, and sure enough, the dog is there...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes earlier. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing? Andy takes the dog safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of it, but his curiosity--and his desire to keep the dog from further harm--won't let him stop there. Andy finds himself looking into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, and what he starts to uncover makes him believe that the cops may have just arrested the wrong man for the crime. Once again David Rosenfelt has written a fast-paced and clever mystery with his characteristic blend of humor, larger-than-life characters, and propulsive plotting"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250055330
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 14, 2019

I've been trying to read the Andy Carpenter books in order and this was the next one for me to read. After being introduced to author David Rosenfelt through his book "Dogtripping" (which is still one of my most favorite books I've ever read" I started on the Andy Carpenter books. I have enjoyed them all. This one starts with a carefully planned theft of a mixed breed dog from Andy Carpenter and his partner's Rescue Shelter. Now who on earth would steal a dog not worth anything monetary wise AND was up for adoption anyway? Well, that starts Andy, his wife Lori and his pack of "detectives" off on a pretty wild murder mystery. As is often or even usually the case, there is a person wrongly accused of murder and Andy is reluctantly defending him. I love this entire series....though I agree with the commenter who said maybe not one of the best in the Andy Carpenter series but the ending made up for it. Maybe I should have given it 4 stars instead of 5....but I sill loved the book.

May 18, 2018

Another entertaining crime novel by David Rosenfelt - a continuation of the series featuring Andy Carpenter and his beloved golden retriever, Tara. I thoroughly enjoy the self-depracating humor of this character, and the author provides plenty of twists to keep a reader's attention, without excessive gruesome detail that so many crime novelists seem to depend on to move their stories along. Rosenfelt entertains with light humor and enough suspense to offer a challenge to the reader.

Dec 17, 2017

Entertaining, but too much baseball.

Dec 26, 2016

Love David Rosenfelt's books. They are easy to read and the mystery is on the lighter side.

akasq Nov 08, 2015

David Rosenfelt's great sense
of humor mixed with a good
bit of sarcasm makes for fun reading .This is not one of
the best in the Andy Carpenter
series but a great ending makes up for it.

Oct 26, 2015

Not as good as many of the others in this series but still an entertaining read.

MedinaReads Oct 15, 2015

Andy Carpenter is a reluctant lawyer with a passion for dogs and is partners in a dog-rescue organization with his friend Willie Miller. The book starts off with a break in at the rescue and a gruesome murder at another location. Intertwined in this story is diamond smuggling, a terror threat and trying to prove a man, Tommy Infante, innocent of murder. It is a plot that keeps the reader guessing. Andy's humor and sarcasm keep it entertaining as well.

I enjoyed the book because you did not have to read others in the Andy Carpenter series to enjoy this one.

Readers that enjoy humor, dogs, interesting characters and solving murder mysteries will enjoy this book. Recommended by A.M., Highland Library, MCDL

karcoldelharvic5 Aug 31, 2015

One of the best Andy Carpenter books (and I've read them all). I laughed til tears ran down my face at times.


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