Deck the Hounds

Deck the Hounds

This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt?s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters. Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn?t usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It?s just Andy?s luck that thi This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tar...

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Title:Deck the Hounds
Author:David Rosenfelt
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250198488
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Deck the Hounds Reviews

  • LJ
    Dec 08, 2018
    First Sentence: I've come up with a solution to the homeless problem. Semi-retired attorney Andy Carpenter can never pass up a dog, especially when it's the companion of a homeless man. The dog, Zoey, bites a man in defense of an attack on his owner, and the dog is quarantined. Laur...
  • Jill
    Dec 10, 2018
    This adorable book, perfect for the Christmas season, is book #18 of this stand-up comedy/mystery/dog-related legal procedural crime series. We have not read all of them, but it?s not a problem to follow the plots no matter which book you pick up. They are uniformly enjoyable. And...
  • Jacqui
    Sep 09, 2018
    I am a big fan of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series. I read all of the early ones and would read every one he publishes except, well, I?ll be honest: The ebooks got expensive and my local library didn't carry them. I cheered when NetGalley offered his latest, Deck the Hounds (M...
  • Viccy
    Jan 07, 2019
    Andy Carpenter is the world's most reluctant lawyer. He has enough money to never work again, but he does like to help those who cannot help themselves. He gives some money and a PetSmart card to a homeless person. When this man is attacked in the middle of the night and he and his dog...
  • Barbara
    Oct 27, 2018
    3.5 stars In this 18th book in the "Andy Carpenter" series, the defense attorney takes on the case of a homeless man accused of murder. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** On the day before Thanksgiving Andy Carpenter is feeling especially appreciative. He's a rich ...
  • Glenda
    Jan 08, 2019
    Another nice read for a holiday road trip. This was my first Andy Carpenter, but I settled right into this 18th book in the series. I expected more details about the canine characters, but at least I know that they were walked and fed. The action scenes, especially toward the end, help...
  • Hobart
    Sep 19, 2018
    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Andy Carpenter sees a homeless man with a dog on the street, gives the man some money and a gift card for dog food (naturally, the dog gets more than the man, because it's Andy Carpenter) and has a brief conversation with him...
  • Carol
    Nov 28, 2018
    Entertaining, sometimes laugh out loud funny, but still well plotted crime/court room novel. I enjoyed it and recommend it. Ending is complete; no cliffhangers here. ...
  • Mayda
    Nov 03, 2018
    Author David Rosenfelt?s Andy Carpenter series is in a class by itself. The books have some aspects of a cozy, in that the reader is treated to seeing the personal lives of Andy and his family. They certainly are something of a thriller, with fast-paced action. And they are liberally...
  • Maxine
    Oct 17, 2018
    On the way home from his office, Andy Carpenter, semi-retired lawyer and full-time dog lover, runs across a homeless vet and his dog, Zoey. He shares a few words with the man as he gives a donation and is impressed by him. A couple of days later, he reads that the homeless vet, Dan Car...
  • Brenda
    Oct 21, 2018
    I can always count on David Rosenfelt to provide me with an Andy Carpenter book that?s interesting and humorous with a serious legal story and at least one dog. This is just what I needed right now. The characters became old friends long ago. The legal case involves a homeless vet an...
  • Carolyn
    Sep 01, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin?s Press for an advanced copy of this book. I had previously read a couple books in the Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt and was delighted to receive this one. Who could resist the delightful cover art showing a pil...
  • Fredrick Danysh
    Dec 19, 2018
    Lawyer Andy Carpenter aids a homeless man and his dog. When the man is attacked and his dog bites the attacker Carpenter comes to the rescue to save the dog and later represent the homeless veteran is accused of murder. A serial sniper is also killing people for the apparent reason of ...
  • Ellen
    Nov 14, 2018
    Deck the Hounds by David Rosenfelt. Narrated bu Grover Gardner. Andy Carpenter, like many of us, comes across a homeless man with a dog as his only companion. This homeless man is Don Carrigan and Andy soon discovers is highly educated as well as a veteran. Don is attacked one ni...
  • Bibliomama
    Feb 13, 2019
    I?ve only read a few of the previous Andy Carpenter mysteries, a long time ago. But this was on my husband?s desk, and it had dogs and Christmas on the cover so I borrowed it. I enjoyed many of the characters, and it read quite easily, with a casual informal style. The plot was ...
  • Jaline
    Feb 09, 2019
    In Andy Carpenter?s household, his wife Laurie and adopted son Ricky hold fast to the idea that Christmas begins with Thanksgiving and doesn?t end until the end of January. For me, it just ended today when I finished this novel. Andy comes across a homeless man with a Golden Ret...
  • Susan
    Nov 18, 2018
    Not so much humor as in previous Carpenter novels, probably because the book had much more plot. IMO, a good trade-off. ...
  • Denise
    Dec 15, 2018
    I'll be honest... I wasn't expecting much. I saw the cute puppies and thought, "This will probably be pretty cheesy, but at least I'll get to see these cute puppies." I loved this! Exactly the kind of holiday read I was looking for. A mystery that I couldn't figure out by page 10, s...
  • June
    Feb 18, 2019
    Andy Carpenter's antics does it again. Takes me out of a rut and makes me smile and laugh aloud. I'm always delighted to start the newest series of this tongue-in-cheek ?wannabe? retired lawyer who always finds a case he must represent, usually involving a dog. This book is no e...
  • Ralph
    Dec 26, 2018
    3.5 out of 5 - Another enjoyable Andy Carpenter mystery. Whenever I need a respite from gritty crime novels, Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series is just the ticket. After encountering a homeless man and his dog on the street, Andy Carpenter, attorney and dog lover, soon finds himself ...
  • Alan Livingston
    Jan 13, 2019
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. What I received is an ARC (Advance Reader Copy), supposedly in return for a review. Since the publication date shows October 2018 on the cover, and I didn?t pick it up until November, the notes I made inside will help no one. More on the ARC a...
  • Sandy
    Sep 06, 2018
    Seeing the cover of David Rosenfelt?s Christmas book is my annual warning the big day is within squinting distance (yikes!). Okay, okay?I can hear your howls of ?too soon!?. Simmer down, you?ve got lots of time. Unless your last name is Carpenter & you live in Patterson, ...
  • Jeannine
    Sep 18, 2018
    I always enjoy this series and this one is as good as the rest. The mystery elements are always sufficient, though the superhuman abilities of Marcus and Sam's super-hacking allow considerable shortcuts (though I still figured it out before Andy, so ha!). But the mystery is just the fr...
  • Freda Witt
    Oct 22, 2018
    I always enjoy Andy's dry wit. Not much about Christmas, but still enjoyed it. ...
  • RO G'ma
    Sep 20, 2018
    Deck the Hounds is the eighteenth book David Rosenfelt?s Andy Carpenter Mystery series and is a great book that can be read as a standalone. This is a cozy, with a humorous hero, who has a happy home life with his human and canine family. There is some adult language in this book, bu...
  • Dad
    Feb 16, 2019
    I am totally biased in favor of the Andy Carpenter audio books featuring his dog Tara and undoubtedly a guest appearance by a stranger or two. As the name implies this was David Rosenfelt?s 2018 Christmas book and it was wonderful. While the basic plot is predictable and follows Rose...
  • Nessa
    Nov 18, 2018
    This was the first Andy Carpenter mystery I have had the pleasure of reading and I am hooked! I received a copy of this from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my thoughts. It's Christmas time and Andy spreads good cheer by giving money and gift card to a homeless vet and his...
  • Jomarie O’Mahony
    Jan 06, 2019
    a great read for the holidays!! David Rosenfelt again delivers a great legal thriller with a lot of laughs mixed in! ...
  • Myarn
    Aug 31, 2018
    Deck the Hounds by David Rosenfelt - 5 Stars I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher St. Martins Press In the tradition of "The Twelve Dogs of Christmas" David Rosenfelt has penned another wonderful Christmas mystery starring Andy Carpenter. I loved this book, the dial...
  • 3 no 7
    Oct 11, 2018
    ?Deck the Hounds? by David Rosenfelt is not a sappy holiday story with Andy Carpenter listening to carolers and chasing fake Santas; neither are the dogs dressed up in Santa outfits, but it is a cute cover. The book just happens to start out in November. It is Thanksgiving in Patte...