Open and Shut

Open and Shut

Paperback - 2003
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Edgar-award nominated author David Rosenfelt's hilarious hero, Andy Carpenter, takes on a high-profile murder case, with his favorite golden retriever, Tara, by his side--now with a new cover look.
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 PassaicCounty. 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.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2003
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780446612531
Branch Call Number: MYS ROS
Characteristics: x, 303 pages ; 17 cm


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Feb 20, 2020

The plot is simple but satisfying, the defense attorney lead is a lovable smart ass, the court room scenes are well-written, and the humour is often LOL funny. First in the Andy Carpenter series, the book is a pleasant, lightweight diversion and quick read. I hope there is more about dogs in the future books!

Jul 19, 2019

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Dec 27, 2018

The book is very good, the characters interesting and just complicated enough to keep you guessing, and the ''action" is pretty consistent with just a few of Rosenfelt's personal opinion lectures thrown in.
This is probably intended as a "man's" book, but the female characters are so well designed and so probable that I found it very appealing--plus did I mention the adorable, spoiled dog?

May 19, 2018

Number 1 in series

Dec 13, 2017

This is the beginning of a new reading relationship for me. Thoroughly enjoyable; I will definitely be following up with the subsequent novels by this author. There is a golden retriever in this story -- how can anyone say no to that! Great plot development, likable characters, and enough twists that putting the book down was almost impossible. I definitely wanted to keep turning the page!

Apr 14, 2014

A super quick and riveting read. I think I found a lawyer I really love!

Jun 12, 2012

This novel is the beginning of a great series! Andy Carpenter is a talented lawyer who also loves dogs. In this first story, he inherits a fortune from his dead father and has to sort out the truth about his father's life and death while defending a black man on death row. Wonderful characters and a dog that'll capture your heart.

Nov 22, 2011

Fast-paced who-dun-it. I will definitely be reading more "adventures" of quick-on-the-quip lawyer/"detective", Andy Carpenter. Very fun read.

Aug 11, 2011

I really like the character in this book and the way the author writes. There are more in the series and someday I'll check some more of the books out!

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