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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
Collared (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deck the Hounds (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bark of Night (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dachshund Through the Snow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muzzled (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Bite (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Eat Dog (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best in Snow (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Chow (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa's Little Yelpers (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flop Dead Gorgeous (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Twas the Bite Before Christmas (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doug Brock Books

Blackout (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fade to Black (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black and Blue (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The K Team Books

The K Team (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Instinct (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citizen K-9 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Dog, Bad Cop (2023)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 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Without Warning (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Novels

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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16 Responses to “David Rosenfelt”

  1. Kenneth J. Sylvia: 5 months ago

    I am a collector of “good” reading material and discovered David Rosenfelt by accident. It happen to be one of the best things that has happened to me. I am 82 and in decent shape and I love to read. I will ask David to keep writing so I can keep reading. Thank you for what is now available and what will be in the future. Give Tara a pat on the head for me.

    • Karen Hendricks: 3 months ago

      Love the Andy Carpenter series and can’t wait for the next book. I enjoy the K-Team, but what happened to Doug Brock series? I look forward to the return of this series. The book had it all except a dog.
      Since I love dogs and love dogs sports especially nose work my favorite books include dogs, that said reading mysteries without dogs is good. The stand alone books have been entertaining as well. Keep up the great writing.

  2. Vince Corry: 6 months ago

    Andy Carpenter, Doug Brock, The K-Team all absolutely terrific series. I am working on the standalone covers which are equally riveting. I am reluctant to read these books in public because all too ofter I read a laugh out loud line and can’t control the laughter which is when I get the strange looks

  3. Mary Lynne Mouser: 7 months ago

    I have read all your books at least once. The plots are mesmerizing and keep one hanging until the final page. I have purchased every one so far and looking forward to the next one. I thoroughly enjoy the humor and the descriptions of every character featured. You have a wonderful way of capturing the interest at every page. Please don’t ever consider giving up your gift of writing.

  4. Debra Wheeler: 11 months ago

    I really love all of David Rosenfelts’ ” Andy Carpenter’s ” Novels. I read all of those books from my library. Then I decided that I wanted them, so I did buy most of them from Library sales. But they are hard to find in my area. I highly recommend this series of books to anyone who loves murder mysteries I love how he includes the dogs in his novels. And a little humor. I can’t wait for his Next Book to come out.

  5. Debra Wheeler: 11 months ago

    I really love all of David Rosenfelts’ ” Andy Carpenter’s ” Novels. I read all of those books from my library. Then I decided that I wanted them, so I did buy most of them from Library sales. But they are hard to find in my area. I highly recommend this series of books to anyone who loves murder mysteries I love how he includes the dogs in his novels. And a little humor. I can’t wait for his New Christmas Book to come out.

  6. Mike McNally: 11 months ago

    Connie I are looking forward to the 2 2022 new Andy Carpenter books, by our favorite author. I’m also, at age 84, blessed with loss of memory, to the extent that I can, enjoyably, reread the earlier Carpenter titles.
    Thank you David, many times over !

  7. Pamela Ann Craig: 1 year ago

    I read dog tripping twice and I loved it. I am determined to read all David,s books and I will see if I can. I just love his books and I love that he and Deb rescue dogs as I do also. I was raised in NJ also and I love that he bases his books in and around the state. It makes me homesick as I now live in Oregon.

  8. Irene Nowitzke: 1 year ago

    David, I started reading your Andy Carpenter series years ago when I came across them n sale at a local bookstore. The picture of the dog on the cover caught my attention, so I gave them a try. I’ve never regretted it. Dogs will get me every time. However, I have a bone to pick with you now. I’m reading Citizen K-9. Marcus has always been one of my favorite characters, and now you changed him. Shame on you. You’ve taken all the fun out of him now. And it’s not something you can undo in future books. I’m afraid this will be reflected in the rating I give you on my Kindle. This is the first time it won’t be 5 stars. Sorry.

  9. Al Herrington (Sierra 11): 1 year ago

    David,retired law enforcement supervisor, narcotics vice unit, and lastly criminal investigation supervisor. Always read books by John Sanford and Micheal Connelly, criminal law, Supreme Court cases and mostly criminal justice material. Came across your books, animal instincts, silent bite, and blackout. I plan on catching up and reading your other books from 2002 thru 2022. Should keep me plenty busy for a few years. Fantastic writing style, had me laughing out loud numerous times. Keep it up!

  10. nyob: 1 year ago

    My absolutely favorite author. Majority is written in 1st person, which is what I prefer, Carpenter series are very funny and plot is always interesting. And as a bonus, the audiobooks are read perfectly by Grover Gardner.

  11. Ginger Uticone: 2 years ago

    I absolutely love your Andy Carpenter Series. Please don’t stop this series ever. The narrator is the best ever. Thanks for putting laughter into my day.

  12. Susan Nash: 2 years ago

    Hi David-Thank you for giving me many hours of laugh out loud fun as I read your Andy Carpenter series. I wish you would turn these books into a half hour sitcom. They would certainly be better than 90% of the shows they are putting out there as entertainment. Please keep writing!!!

    • Debra Wheeler: 9 months ago

      I definitely agree, actually these Books would make Great Movies. That is if they don’t change the story like some book movies do. There is so much junk out there on T.V right now. This would be a huge improvement.

  13. Susan Wood: 2 years ago

    Love the books, Andy! Just kidding! Love the books David and all kudos to the narrator, Grover Gardener. He certainly does an amazing job.
    I’ve listened to all the books up to ‘Outfoxed’ and it’s a nice way to spend my time whilst doing a puzzle as I live alone. Thanks again for your talent.

  14. Sandra Wilson: 2 years ago

    So glad you decided to write novels. I love your books – Andy Carpenter and the stand alone ones. They are all mysterious, interesting with a big dose of humor thrown in. Keep on writing – please!!


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