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David Rosenfelt Books In Order

Publication Order of Andy Carpenter Books

Open and Shut (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Degree (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bury the Lead (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sudden Death (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Center (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Play Dead (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Tricks (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Tags (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Dog Night (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leader of the Pack (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unleashed (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hounded (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Let the Dog Out? (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outfoxed (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Don't Tell a Soul (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down to the Wire (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Borrowed Time (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of a Killer (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Airtight (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackout (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puppy Express (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lessons from Tara (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


David Rosenfelt is a well known author of the mystery and thriller genres, who hails from The United States of America. David is particularly famous for writing novels based on the life of the fictional character named Andy Carpenter, who has been described by him as a dog loves and an attorney by profession. David has compiled a total of thirteen novels in the Andy Carpenter series and has also written a few other standalone novels as well. Apart from writing novels, David has also written stories for TV movies. At the beginning of his career, David had decided to work in the movie business after his graduation. He worked his way to the corporate culture with the help of his uncle who interviewed him being the President of the United Artists. Later on, David became the marketing president of the company Tri-Star Pictures. After a few years in the film industry, he left it in order to try something more interesting in his life. Eventually, he began to write screenplays for television and movies. However, David received his name and fame by writing novels. His novels frequently feature dogs, showing his love for the dogs. David and his wife have also founded an NGO named ‘Tara Foundation’ for the safety of the dogs. The organization has saved the lives of up to 4,000 dogs till now. David himself supports more than 2 dozen dogs.

During one point of his corporate career, David had worked with lawyers and this helped him to sketch the characteristics of the main protagonist of his novel series, Andy Carpenter. David’s style of writing novels resembles the screenplays of the movies and television shows as they typically contain around 300 pages with some 40 odd scenes and 15 basic beats. David says that he had no plans of becoming an author and had never predicted that he would begin to love dogs so much. In his childhood days, he was just normal like any other child. He was born as the second child among the 3 brothers and was loved by his parents very much. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, United States in a middle-class home and used to love playing different kind of sports other than his regular studies. David had spent his childhood days in a happy environment. After finishing his school, David joined the New York University and graduated with a degree in business administration with the hope of working in the corporate world. Eventually he got hired on the basis of a brilliant interview and worked his way up to become the President of Marketing of the Tri-Star Pictures. In the meanwhile, David married and got blessed with a couple of children. After that, David left the movie marketing business and decided to try his hand at writing. In the beginning, he tried to write a few feature films which did not receive any takers. Then he began writing a few TV movies, which brought him a little success, but was not considerable enough to what was he was hoping for. As a result, David finally decided to change his course to novel writing. With the success of the initial novels that he wrote, David gained confidence and since then, he has never stopped. Every year, he writes and published at least one novel that keeps the faith of his fans in him intact. David and his wife founded the Tara Foundation in the memory of their Golden Retriever. With the help this organization, David constantly strives to rescue the dogs and helps them to find loving homes. He himself gave shelter for a couple of dozen of stray dogs that needed medical attention and a caring environment. His closeness to these pet animals is what inspires him to write his novels. David has made it a habit to write most of his novels with the dogs as the secondary characters, who help the protagonists in many ways.

The novel series written by David Rosenfelt, Andy Carpenter Series, feature 13 novels published between the years 2002 and 2015. The series is based on the life of the central character named Andy Carpenter, who is described as an animal lover, who is famous for saving humans and dogs from Death Row. He has a golden retriever named Tara, who helps him to solve the cases and with the courtroom battles as an attorney. The first novel of the series was titled ‘Open and Shut’, which was published in the year 2002 by the Grand Central Publishing. The novel opens with the introduction of Andy Carpenter as an attorney who has the habit of dealing with the forensics and the boys’ network with his witty nature and excellent game plans. However, he likes to be in the company of his pet dog named Tara. Andy thinks that Tara is smarter than many of the lawyers of the courtroom. However, just as everything seems to be going right, Andy’s father dies in front of him at the Yankee Stadium. His father was an ex-D. A. of New Jersey. Andy begins to discover shocking facts about his father’s life. He learns that his father had left $22 million for him. He feared that his attempts of solving the murder case might affect the City Hall. He seems to be required to dig some political secrets in order to bring honor to his father and serve justice. The novel was so successful that it was nominated for the Shamus Award in the year 2003 in the Best First PI Novel category. The novel was also nominated for the Edgar Award in the category of Best First Novel in the same year.

The second novel of the series was titled ‘First Degree’ and was published in the year 2004 by the Grand Central Publishing. The novel continues with the life of attorney Andy Carpenter, who strives hard to solve the cases that come to him and serve justice in the best manner possible. In this novel, Andy comes across the love of his life, Private Investigator Laurie Collins, who gets framed for murdering a cop. Andy is required to save her from getting convicted of the crime that she had not committed. This novel also became quite successful and encouraged David to continue with his hobby of writing thriller novels. David Rosenfelt did a great job in the other novels of the series, as expected by him, which further increased his popularity as an established author.

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