Before I get into my review, I’ll get into a brief history of how I started reading (and loving) David Rosenfelt’s novels. Based on a previous mystery novel that I had read, Goodreads suggested that I read one of David Rosenfelt’s novels. I had it on my-reads for a while and I ended up deleting it because I figured a story about a lawyer and his dog wasn’t too interesting (I was young and stupid haha!).
Then I ran a Turkey Trot race in 2015 and as part of the race kit pickup you got to select a few free books. David Rosenfelt’s Heart of a Killer was one of those free books. It’s a stand alone book and I loved it! Then I started reading the Andy Carpenter series (the series about a lawyer and his dog that I had turned my nose up previously) and it’s full of everything that I want from a book. I laugh so hard (and out loud) at Andy’s witty humour and each book comes with a killer court case that has me guessing until the very end.
In summary, I will never judge a cover with a dog on it again and if you like to laugh and to be amused, then check out this series (as well as Heart of a Killer). I have no shame admitting that the below Acknowledgements had me laughing out loud and interrupting my husband’s reading to share in the comedy.
In the 6th novel in the series: 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 accident 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.
If you like courtroom dramas, then you’ll like this one because it has two of them! First Andy has to defend a golden retriever from being put to death and then defend that dog’s owner who is currently serving time in prison. The book moved at a quick pace and of course the case wasn’t as it seemed.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. Another nice and easy read in the Andy Carpenter series. Can’t wait to read more!