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Play dead

by Rosenfelt, David.

Format: Large Print 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F ROSENFEL 2007 CRAFTON 10/07
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
 
Call Number  LP F ROSENFEL 2007 CRAFTON 10/07
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print LP ROSENFELT David
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP ROSENFELT David
 
 
Summary
Edgar] Award finalist and Today show Book Club pick author David Rosenfelt spins a tale of crime and courtroom theatrics where the only witness to a high-profile murder is a golden retriever.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the sixth Andy Carpenter mystery, Rosenfelt turns his love of golden retrievers into a cracking good yarn. Andy, the New Jersey attorney whose inheritance of $22 million has diluted his work ethic (I am work-ethically challenged, he tells us), tends to take a case only when it interests him. When he learns that a beautiful retriever is scheduled to be put down after biting its owner, he decides to represent the dog in court. He is successful, but soon his delight at saving the animal's life turns to amazement--or at least bemusement--when he discovers that the dog may be a key witness in a five-year-old murder. There are many ways this novel should have failed (the whole premise is iffy, for starters), but Rosenfelt skillfully avoids every trap into which he might have fallen. There is no way you can read this novel without becoming completely caught up in the story. As always, Andy's offbeat, outspoken personality shines on every page, and the balance of humor and mystery is dead-on. There is nothing else to say about this fine novel, except this: read it as soon as you can. --David Pitt Copyright 2007 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's riveting sixth legal thriller (after 2006's Dead Center) brings independently wealthy Paterson, N.J., lawyer Andy Carpenter to the defense of a very special domestic violence victim, Yogi, a golden retriever alleged to have bitten its owner. Andy uses the court system to spring Yogi from an animal shelter's death row and adopt him, adding the dog to a small family that includes longtime pet golden Tara. But when the gang goes for a walk that leads to a joyful reunion between Yogi and a woman named Karen Evans, Andy learns Yogi is actually Reggie, presumed dead five years earlier after the conviction of Karen's brother, U.S. Customs Inspector Richard Evans, for the murder of his fianc?e, Stacy Harriman. Suspecting Richard's innocence, Andy tackles the case like a dog on a chew toy, undeterred by an intricate web of deception involving a possible government coverup. No shaggy dog story, this puppy's alive with reliable Rosenfelt wit and heart. (May)(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print core series.
Features Andy Carpenter, an animal lover and attorney in New Jersey who has a golden retriever
#1 - Open and shut
#2 - First degree
#3 - Bury the lead
#4 - Sudden death
#5 - Dead center
#6 - Play dead
#7 - New tricks
#8 - Dog tags
#9 - One dog night
#10 - Leader of the pack
#11 - Unleashed
#12 - Hounded
#13 - Who let the dog out?
#14 - Outfoxed
#15 - The Twelve dogs of Christmas
#16 - Collared
#17 - Rescued
#18 - Deck the hounds
#19 - Bark of night
#20 - Dachshund through the snow
Subjects Carpenter, Andy -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Attorney and client -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Large type books.
New Jersey -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Legal stories.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2007
Language English
Description 461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780786298211 (lg. print : alk. paper)
0786298219 (lg. print : alk. paper)
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