David Rosenfelt Books In Order

Andy Carpenter Books In Publication Order

  1. Open and Shut (2002)
  2. First Degree (2003)
  3. Bury the Lead (2004)
  4. Sudden Death (2005)
  5. Dead Center (2006)
  6. Play Dead (2007)
  7. New Tricks (2009)
  8. Dog Tags (2010)
  9. One Dog Night (2011)
  10. Leader of the Pack (2012)
  11. Unleashed (2013)
  12. Hounded (2014)
  13. Who Let the Dog Out? (2015)
  14. Outfoxed (2016)
  15. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2016)
  16. Collared (2017)
  17. Rescued (2018)
  18. Deck the Hounds (2018)
  19. Bark of Night (2019)
  20. Dachshund Through the Snow (2019)
  21. Muzzled (2020)
  22. Silent Bite (2020)
  23. Dog Eat Dog (2021)
  24. Best in Snow (2021)
  25. Holy Chow (2022)

Doug Brock Books In Publication Order

  1. Blackout (2015)
  2. Fade to Black (2018)
  3. Black and Blue (2019)

The K Team Books In Publication Order

  1. The K Team (2020)
  2. Animal Instinct (2021)
  3. Citizen K-9 (2022)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Don’t Tell a Soul (2008)
  2. Down to the Wire (2010)
  3. On Borrowed Time (2011)
  4. Heart of a Killer (2012)
  5. Airtight (2012)
  6. Without Warning (2014)

Non-Fiction Novels In Publication Order

  1. Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure (2013)
  2. The Puppy Express (2014)
  3. Lessons from Tara (2015)

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David Rosenfelt Books Overview

Open and Shut

‘There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it’s a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara…
The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work.’ Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys’ network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey’s legendary ex D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed…
and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons and an astonishing family secret that can close his case and his mouth for good.

First Degree

The mysterious legacy of defence attorney Andy Carpenter’s late father has made him a rich man 22 million dollars rich, to be exact. But as Andy relaxes in his office, imagining ways to spend his money, he has an unexpected visitor: a stranger who confesses to decapitating and burning a man coolly relaying on the confidentiality of attorney client privilege. When an innocent man is charged with the crime, Andy decides to take on the case. But the case becomes personal when, in a stunning development, Andy’s client is exonerated and his girlfriend, Laurie Collins, is accused of the crime. When the man who originally confessed to the murder turns up dead, Andy realises that this is much bigger than one crime. Who committed the murders? Who framed Laurie? In the case of his life, Andy must prove Laurie’s innocence in this thrilling mystery from the always inventive David Rosenfelt

Bury the Lead

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He’s Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt’s first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, now in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim…
of the most fatal kind. His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he’s facing a midlife crisis. When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer’s latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads…
and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow’s obituary.

Sudden Death

Following the success of Bury the Lead, a Today show Book Club Pick selected by Janet Evanovich, David Rosenfelt delivers an exciting new mystery featuring Defense Attorney Andy Carpenter. Kenny Schilling is the new star running back for the New York Giants. Troy Preston was a wide receiver for the Jets, until his recent murder. Could rivalry have turned Kenny Schilling into a cold blooded killer? The police say yes. And now the football hero needs a good lawyer quick. Still basking in the glow of his last successful case, Andy Carpenter is called to defend Kenny’s innocence. Then it’s revealed that Troy wasn’t the only murdered player Kenny was in contact with. Now, amid a collapsing personal life and death threats from a drug king who may or may not have a hand in things Andy must keep his eye on the ball during what could become the media trial of the century.

Dead Center

After Laurie Collins left him and headed west, New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter didn’t expect to ever see her again. So he’s shocked when his ex girlfriend appears on TV and then calls him pleading for his help. Two coeds in Wisconsin have been found brutally stabbed to death. As the town’s acting police chief, Laurie had to arrest a young college student with a carful of bloodstains who argued with one of the victims just before her death. Yet Laurie strongly believes that the suspect, Jeremy Davidson, is innocent. Trading the refineries and factories of Paterson for the frozen pastures of Findlay, Wisconsin, Andy soon finds himself in a small town handling a big time double homicide case. He looks into Jeremy’s romance with one of the victims and the possible involvement of a bizarre religious cult one that may sanction the most unholy, and vicious, of acts. While Andy tries to save Jeremy, make sense of his love life, and find a decent pizza for his beloved dog, Tara, the secrets of an ultra religious community begin to rain down on him like bricks from a cracked fortress. But as Edgar nominated Rosenfelt proves to us once again, the path to the truth is littered with lies and misdirection. And before it’s all over, the unexpected is the only thing Andy can count on.

Play Dead

Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter’s affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden’s death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy’s fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and save a dog’s life and his own in the process.

New Tricks

Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy’s affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want. It will take more than Andy’s usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved golden retriever, Tara. Andy soon discovers that anyone around him is in danger, including his long time girlfriend Laurie, and he will have to muster all of his wits to save those he holds most dear.

Dog Tags

A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner–an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief–is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter’s affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they’ve been charged with. Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this ex-police dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event from taking place.

Don’t Tell a Soul

Tim Wallace’s wife died in a boating accident several months ago. Tim was the only eye witness, and one New Jersey cop is sure he killed her. He didn t, but even if the police eventually clear his name, he ll never get over this terrible tragedy. On New Year s Eve, his two best friends and business partners finally convince him to go out for the first time since Maggie s death, and at their neighborhood pub just a few minutes before midnight, things in Tim Wallace s life go from bad to worse. Can you keep a secret? A really big one? a drunken stranger asks him. Before Tim can say anything or turn away, the man confesses to a months old murder, even offering as proof the location of the woman s body. Now it s your problem, he says and walks away. When the man turns out to have been telling the truth, Tim s life and work are put under the microscope again by the cops, and this time they re not giving up. But neither is Tim, even when things keep getting worse for him, and eventually he realizes he s the only person who can figure out what s really going on even if it kills him. David Rosenfelt, popular author of six Andy Carpenter mysteries, including the recent hit Play Dead, delivers his first standalone with Don t Tell a Soul, combining the suspense and great characters of his mystery series with an unputdownable, thrilling read.

Down to the Wire

A reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father. Edward Turley, a combination of Bob Woodward and Ernie Pyle, was one of the last great investigative reporters and a difficult man to impress. While stuck covering press conferences and town hall meetings, Chris, his father’s legend in mind, has always dreamed of his own Pulitzer, however unlikely it seems. Then one day while he s waiting to meet a source, a giant explosion takes out half of an office building next door. Shocked into action, Chris saves five people from the burning building. His firsthand account in the next day s paper makes him a hero and a celebrity. And that s not all. The source s next tip delivers a second headline grabber of a story for Chris, and suddenly his career is looking a lot more like his dad s. But then it seems this anonymous source has had a plan for Chris all along, and his luck for being in the right place at the right time is not a coincidence at all. What seemed like a reporter s dream quickly becomes an inescapable nightmare. Down to the Wire, David Rosenfelt s shocking new thriller about an ordinary man who gets exactly what he s always wanted at a price he can never pay, is an intense thrill ride that will have readers racing through the pages right up to the end.

On Borrowed Time

What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies…
and that finding out the truth could cost you your life? Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can t find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard’s life will even confirm Jen’s existence, and all traces of her have disappeared. Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?David Rosenfelt’s On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can t be certain of anything not even his own memories.

Heart of a Killer

Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm. It’s not that he isn t smart. He is. It s just that hard work, not to mention the whole legal thing, isn t exactly his passion. Underachiever? A little. Content? Right up until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down. Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims was abusive. The case is settled there shouldn t be anything for Jamie to do except Sheryl s fourteen year old daughter, Karen, is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant. Her blood type is rare, making their chances of finding a matching donor remote at best. Sheryl wants to be that donor for her daughter, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal. So with Sheryl on suicide watch, Jamie s only shot at helping her and saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl s innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her plan on her own. Heart of a Killer a gripping story of an ordinary man faced with an impossible situation is the most powerful and shocking thriller yet from David Rosenfelt, a true master of the genre.

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