David Rosenfelt - Author

About the Author

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of seventeen crime novels. He and his wife now live in Maine with the twenty-five dogs they have rescued.

Featured books by David Rosenfelt

The Puppy Express On the Road with 25 Rescue Dogs... What Could Go Wrong?

The Puppy Express On the Road with 25 Rescue Dogs... What Could Go Wrong?

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

All aboard! When David Rosenfelt and his family embarked on a roadtrip across the USA to their new home in Maine, he thought he had prepared for every eventuality. They had mapped out the route, brought three just-in-case SatNavs and had enough snacks to feed an army. There was just one tiny complication - they were travelling with twenty-five rescue dogs: a sure-fire recipe for chaos. But having devoted their lives to rehoming thousands of unwanted and unloved dogs, there was no way they could leave them behind. With nine volunteers, three motorhomes and several contingency plans, David and his very large, very hairy family set off on a journey that will test his patience and his sense of humour to the limits.

Other books by David Rosenfelt

Rescued An Andy Carpenter Mystery

Rescued An Andy Carpenter Mystery

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2018

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organisation, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes - it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even with dozens of cases behind him, this one may prove to be his most difficult.

Fade to Black A Doug Brock Thriller

Fade to Black A Doug Brock Thriller

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2018

Lessons from Tara Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog

Lessons from Tara Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2016

When David Rosenfelt first met his wife, Debbie, he also met her golden retriever, Tara... and he fell head over heels for both of them. Many years later, inspired by Tara, David and Debbie have dedicated their lives to rescuing thousands of unloved and unwanted dogs - sometimes living with up to 40 dogs at any one time. So here is the book dedicated to the inspirational canine who started it all, and taught David everything he knows. (Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that's about it.) Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It's not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons From Tara is infused with David's wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.

Who Let the Dog Out?

Who Let the Dog Out?

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2015

A lawyer by day-and then only when he's forced to take on new cases-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 Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there's clearly been a break-in. It turns out that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing?Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of his involvement, but Andy's curiosity-and his desire to keep the dog from further harm-won't let him stop there. The cops have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder, but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in imminent danger.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.

Andy Carpenter Series, Books 9-11

Andy Carpenter Series, Books 9-11

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Beloved author David Rosenfelt consistently charms readers with his clever, humorous mystery series featuring reluctant attorney Andy Carpenter and his faithful gold retriever, Tara. Here together for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are three of Rosenfelt's popular Andy Carpenter novels:ONE DOG NIGHTFive years ago, Matt Starks' drug addiction cost him everything, and he brought the golden retriever puppy he'd rescued, Tara, to a shelter, where defense lawyer Andy Carpenter adopted her. Now Matt has turned his life around-until charges of murder are brought against him. Is there anything Andy can do to save the man who saved Tara?LEADER OF THE PACKAndy has always known that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder years ago, was innocent. While there isn't much Andy can do for Joey while he serves his sentence, he can take his dog to visit Joey's senile uncle, who might hold the key to Joey's freedom after all this time.UNLEASHEDAndy's accountant, Sam Willis, is stunned to receive a phone call from his high school friend Barry Price, pleading for Sam's financial help and Andy's legal expertise. But before Sam can make it to Barry's home, Barry's already taken off on a private airplane. Then they learn that Barry's plane has crashed, and Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.

Without Warning

Without Warning

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2014

The Puppy Express On the Road with 25 Rescue Dogs... What Could Go Wrong?

The Puppy Express On the Road with 25 Rescue Dogs... What Could Go Wrong?

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

All aboard! When David Rosenfelt and his family embarked on a roadtrip across the USA to their new home in Maine, he thought he had prepared for every eventuality. They had mapped out the route, brought three just-in-case SatNavs and had enough snacks to feed an army. There was just one tiny complication - they were travelling with twenty-five rescue dogs: a sure-fire recipe for chaos. But having devoted their lives to rehoming thousands of unwanted and unloved dogs, there was no way they could leave them behind. With nine volunteers, three motorhomes and several contingency plans, David and his very large, very hairy family set off on a journey that will test his patience and his sense of humour to the limits.

Dog Tags Number 8 in series

Dog Tags Number 8 in series

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

A German Shepherd police dog becomes implicated in a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted, 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

Dog Tags

Dog Tags

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2010

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.

New Tricks Number 7 in series

New Tricks Number 7 in series

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2010

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.

New Tricks

New Tricks

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 06/08/2009

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.

Play Dead Number 6 in series

Play Dead Number 6 in series

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Andy Carpenter rescues a golden retriever from being put down and finds that the dog was supposed to have died five years before during an incident that resulted in his master being convicted of murdering his fiancee at sea. Encouraged by the prisoner's sister, Andy endeavours to reopen the case by using the dog as a witness in court. He finds himself the object of violent interest by persons unknown who very much do not want a new trial, resulting in car chases, attempted assassination and dog-napping. Andy displays his usual court-room theatrics, but he has to bring in the Mafia before he gets to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder.

Play Dead

Play Dead

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

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.

Sudden Death

Sudden Death

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2009

- David Rosenfelt's previous novel. "e;Bury the Lead, was published in Mysterious Press hardcover in 6/04, and was a "e;Today show Book Club Pick chosen by Janet Evanovich.- "e;First Degree (Mysterious Press, 5/03) won raves from national publications, including "e;Entertainment Weekly, and starred reviews from both "e;Kirkus Reviews and "e;Publishers Weekly.- The author's debut novel. "e;Open and Shut (Mysterious Press, 2002), was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was praised in the "e;New York Times.- David Rosenfelt's previous three books were Featured Alternates of The Mystery Guild,"e; with foreign rights sold in Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Japan.

Dead Center

Dead Center

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2008

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.

Open and Shut

Open and Shut

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2008

"e;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."e; 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.

Bury the Lead

Bury the Lead

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2007

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.

First Degree

First Degree

Author: David Rosenfelt Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2007

No one can separate defense attorney Andy Carpenter from his golden retriever, Tara, and she returns his affection, standing loyally beside him through every investigation, no matter how dangerous or puzzling-and he is about to be confronted with one of his most difficult cases yet. When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy expects is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wisecracking millionaire attorney suffering from "e;lawyer's block,"e; the case looks like a no-brainer, until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life. Soon Laurie's case is looking bleak and Andy is becoming increasingly desperate. All he had wanted was a case to sink his teeth into. Now he gets one that's a kick in the head . . . and the heart.

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