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Dachshund Through the Snow

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This was a sweet, humorous book, filled with fun. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Will look at the other titles by this author - as this was a fun escape.
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A mystery with dogs (one a golden retriever) in Paterson, NJ? I had to read it. I love dogs, I have golden retrievers, my grandfather worked in Paterson 90 years ago, I've been to many of the places the author mentions, like Little Falls. This is the first book by Rosenfelt I've read and unfortunately, I won't read another. The first person snark and attitude of the main character just became so repetitive and annoying, and remember, I'm from Jersey. I grew up there. I know Jersey. If this is how he presents us to the outside world, no wonder people make fun of us. I found, after dozens of chapters, a sudden and very short switch in point of view to be very disconcerting. And the blatant 'I'm reading David Rosenfelt, he's a great author' line--didn't come across to me as funny, but self-promoting and today's post's favorite word, annoying. But I'd love to find a fruit stand that has sweet cantaloupes so heavy they set the front seat belt sensor off--that's some melon! Recommended only to his fans and folks who feel they have to read any book about New Jersey
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Andy Carpenter and his wife Laurie have started a new Christmas tradition of answering a wish from a child in need. The child they selected from the wish tree is Danny. Danny’s wish was a coat for his mom, a sweater for his dachshund, and for his father to return home. Turns out Danny’s father doesn’t want to be found as he is on the run from the police. Danny’s father is a suspect in a murder that took place fourteen years earlier.  Andy with the help of a local police officer and his K-9 Officer is able to locate Danny’s father but now they have to prove his innocence to keep him at home with his family. 

This is my first book even though it is actually book 20 in the series. I had no problem enjoying the book as a stand-alone mystery. The characters are interesting and relatable. There is a large amount of action to keep the plot moving at a nice pace. Also, there is a nice dose of humor to keep the storyline fun and light-hearted. There are enough twists and turns and red herrings along the journey to keep me guessing. 

I voluntarily agreed to read a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced by anyone.
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Fun and enjoyable story.  This is the first book that I have read by this author and I will be looking  for more!
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Andy Carpenter is trying very hard to be a retired lawyer.  His wife appeals to his softer side and gets him to defend a young man accused of a murder that happened several years ago.  The evidence against is pretty incriminating.  Can Andy prove him innocent?

What I liked most about this story is Andy's sarcastic sense of humor.  I also thought the story was well thought out and intelligent.  Sometimes this far into a series, the stories can seem shallow and thrown together.  That was not the case here.  The plot moves along nicely. There's a nice little twist at the end.  Well played Mr. Rosenfelt.  Well played.

My thanks to St. Martin's Press - Minotaur Books and Netgalley for this ARC.
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Another great David Rosenfelt book! In this one, Andy Carpenter, well-to-do lawyer and dog lover defends two clients. The first is a police K-9, who the police are not allowing to retire, though his handler is retiring.  They plan to transfer Simon, the K-9, to drug enforcement and a new handler. His handler thinks this move will put Simon at a disadvantage.  He already had arthritis, and all the standing the new job will require will only exacerbate the condition. Naturally, Andy goes to bat for Simon, the K-9, suing the police department for discrimination against a species. The question is whether Andy will win, or whether Simon will be stuck in the drug enforcement division. The other case involves a cold-case murder. In this case, Andy defends a once youth now older man in a case where he is accused of killing a young woman years ago. Andy, as usual, spends his time tracking down leads and interviewing people involved to ferret out the clues from the red herrings, all to prove that the man is innocent.  This case, however, involves much more than life in Patterson, NJ, as the story’s tentacles spread out far beyond. 

This is another great addition to the series by the author.  In this one, unlike some of the others, dogs figure more prominently, as it should be. (I read the books for the dogs and miss them when they are barely mentioned.) Andy and his lovely wife are as competent and professional as usual.  The rest of Andy’s crew also figure prominently.  In this case, Simon, the K-9 and his handler, also figure prominently, and will, I suspect,  become a fixture in future books. I enjoyed reading the book.  The setting is the Christmas holidays, but there is not much about the holidays in the book beyond the setting, so don’t pick it up expecting a Christmas story. Followers of other books in the series will enjoy this one.  If you haven’t read any others, this can be read as a stand-alone and will probably capture your interest to seek out others in the series.  I received this from NetGalley to read and review.
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“Dachshund Through the Snow” by David Rosenfelt is the latest Andy Carpenter adventure, and an adventure it is. New readers will be immediately pulled into the story through the compelling opening. Regular readers will find the whole familiar gang Andy Carpenter, wife Laurie, son Ricky, and of course dogs Tara and Sebastian, all anticipating the upcoming holiday/football season. 
Rosenfelt’s characters are affable, relaxed, likeable, and yet focused and diligent when necessary. The first person narrative by Carpenter is a little self-deprecating, a little sarcastic, very humorous, and always focused on his dogs, other peoples’ dogs, and, actually, just the wellbeing of dogs in general. 
This is an absorbing detective story  with a  challenging client, and complicated adversaries, however, when the chips are down,  Carpenter rises to the occasion with excellent intuition, focused  investigative skills, and brilliant (in his opinion) legal tactics to save the day for all. 
The entire Andy Carpenter series is just entertaining to read, and “Dachshund Through the Snow” is no exception. Rosenfelt includes plenty of Carpenter’s trademark humor and dedication to justice with a dash of violence but without buckets of blood and gore.   There is also a fun product placement for Rosenfelt’s other books; “He also has two books on the night table, including a thriller by David Rosenfelt, who I hear is terrific.” I received a review copy of “Dachshund Through the Snow” from David Rosenfelt and St Martin’s Press. It is compelling, suspenseful, and makes me wish that Tara and Sebastian could just save everyone.
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Dachshund Through The Snow is the 20th installment in this series.  I enjoyed this one as much as the first.  The writing is very well done.  It holds my interest, the characters are well developed.  I hope David Rosenfelt writes 20 more on this series.
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What's better than man's best friend....a David Rosenfelt book about a dog!  Or three....
Andy Carpenter is one of the best protagonists.  He retired, but not really;. he's rich, but gives back to the community; he solves the case, but with help with his ace team of family and friends (former co-workers, smart aleck friends).  And the dogs!!  
Andy's style is straightforward, common sense, and he makes fun of himself.  Most of all, it's a feel good book in the relationships and how he goes to bat for his clients who have all the odds against themselves.  I scramble to add each book to my collection and the cover art and punny titles are too notch!

And no, I'm not going to spoil the story for you...but curl up with some tea or whatever favorite beverage and your lapdog and dig in to this latest caper!
When's the next one?
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Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt is the 20th book in the Andy Carpenter series, and another great addition.  I found this book to be really charming.  The characters and plot are well developed and kept my interest from beginning to the end.  I highly recommend this book and the series.  

I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.  Thank you.
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Well written and an altogether enjoyable read. This work caught my attention at the beginning and held it throughout the novel. Loved it! Thanks to netgalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my humble opinions. I would definately but more works from this author.
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David Rosenfelt  involves Andy Carpenter, lawyer and investigator,  with multiple murders surrounding the killing of young lady fourteen years ago.  Dachshund through the Snow is the dog of young Danny who wants a sweater for his dachshund and the return of his missing father.  The father turns up and is arrested for the old case, but Andy decides to defend him. At this point bodies start dropping.  Humour in this Christmas cozy accompanies all the corpses. Will Danny and his dad be reunited in time for Christmas?
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David Rosenfelt is one of my very favorite authors so my review may be just a little slanted....but not really.  When an author has spent the time and effort to develop a world of characters that fit so well together and then sets them into the middle of some very unusual law and order situations, the end results are sure to be entertaining.  Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who only defends cases that would not interest other lawyers.  He is surrounding by a support team that keeps Andy on his toes.  This time he defends a german shepard who is trying to retire early from the police department!  Along the way, Andy picks up another client with an equally interesting case.  If you have not read any of this series, start now.  If you like Stephanie Plum or Kinsey Millhone, you'll love Andy Carpenter.
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I enjoyed this little mystery and read it in one sitting. David Rosenfelt does such a good job with his mysteries. I LOVE the cover!! Dachshunds are my favorite. Cute book and I have ordered it for the library.
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4.5 stars. This was terrific! There are some great new characters in this one that help the team (and this book teases Rosenfelt's new series, The K Team, launching in March 2020). The mystery was top notch - no organized crime in this case (something I saw in many of the previous books) so that felt fresh. The same awesome dry humor and legal wrangling on top of the mystery/investigative work. This was a delight to read and affirms why I love this series. The Christmas books in this series (this one, The Twelve Dogs of Christmas and Deck the Hounds) are some of the best, and a great place for new readers to drop into the series.
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Dachshund Through the Snow is the 20th (!!) Andy Carpenter mystery by David Rosenfelt. Released 1st Oct 2019 by Macmillan on their Minotaur imprint, it's 352 pages and available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats.

I am so fond of this series. It's uplifting, fun, engaging, and full of animals and characters who are well written and believable. I really like it that Andy is trying to do his (sometimes imperfect) best in a world that can be cold and unfeeling. This book left me with a warm fuzzy feeling and was a perfect cold weather read with the holiday theme and justice prevailing and all that.

There is enough backstory written into the plot that it works well as a standalone volume for new readers. The series as a whole is consistently well written and entertaining, so I recommend picking up the others as you find them. The language is clean (that is to say 'PG' with the occasional damn, shit, or similar used in context). The murders are relatively bloodless , and mostly off-scene. There is no extreme sexual content. There are also lots of appealing animals (mostly dogs with the occasional cat for good measure). There's even a K9 police dog hero in this one.

Well written, enjoyable, clean, with a satisfying denouement. Five stars.
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This is book #20 in the Andy Carpenter series. That might make it sound like you have to read 19 other books before  this one to fully understand the characters, but that isn’t the case at all. You can start with this copy  because it works well as a standalone. I’ve read a few of the books in this series, and enjoyed them, but I have not read all 20.

This is a well-written cozy mystery with a good plot, and for the most part, the kind of characters that most of us would like to meet.  Andy, a very rich lawyer is the main character. He has been trying to retire for quite awhile, but he has trouble turning down people who really need his help. He has surrounded himself with a knowledgeable group of people who use their skills to help him get to the bottom of criminal cases and find the real bad guys. One of my favorite characters is his wife, who was formerly with the police department.  She is good-hearted, take-charge, female and looks out for her husband. She also prods him into doing good deeds for others. 

I enjoyed this book and recommend it.
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What a great holiday mystery! This is the first Andy Carpenter mystery I've read but I'll be catching up on the series!  In this book, Andy (a lawyer) and his wife, Laurie (a former police Lieutenant and now an investigator for Andy) have a decade old crime to solve.  Their success could bring a family back together or shatter it forever.  With many twists and turns - one concerning a retiring police officer and his older canine partner - the book keeps you on your reading "toes"!

I enjoyed the witty dialogue and the relationship between Andy and Laurie.  Also, the supporting characters were as well written as the main character's and all added a layer of mystery, humor and humanity to the book.  The book is the perfect holiday read.  While it's not a cozy mystery, it has a "cozy" feel.  I'd put this on my holiday TBR!

I received an ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review of this book.
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Who doesn't love a book with a dog on the cover?  

First off this is book 20 in the Andy Carpenter series and I had never read any of the previous books before and I really had no issues jumping into this one.

This is a fantastic mystery story that kept me guessing.

I do highly recommend this book
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I can't believe that this is the 20th installment to the Andy Carpenter series! This is definitely a great addition to the series - as always Andy's humorous narration combines nicely with a twisting plot that holds some genuine surprises. Plus, this time there are two new dogs - Andy represents one dog in court, and then later represents the owner of the titular dachshund in a murder conviction. 

Like the other entrants to the series, this one is fast-paced and a lot of fun to read. And despite the seasonal title, it isn't really all that Christmassy (so don't worry if you can't wait until December to pick this one up!). The ending also hints at a future direction to the series and a further expansion of some series regulars. It makes me more excited than ever for the series to continue! Plus, this one's plot holds more surprises than usual and it's definitely one of the better installments! I also really appreciate the fun in Rosenfelt plugging his own books within this book. These books always make me laugh and Roosevelt is a guaranteed good time of a read! As always, I am left eagerly awaiting the next book!
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