Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NEW TRICKS by David Rosenfelt (Grand Central)

There are some authors whose books go immediately to my to be read (TBR) pile. David Rosenfelt is one. Not only does he write great legal thrillers, his protagonist, Andy Carpenter, has a great golden retriever, Tara.

In this outing Andy, who inherited millions, is called by the court for a pro bono assignment: He's to determine who will inherit Waggy, a Bernese Mountain dog pup. When Andy goes to take possession of Waggy, he witnesses a horrific crime. Very soon, Andy has a human client who's facing murder charges. While working the case Andy is delighted to have the love of his life, Laurie Collins, visit from Wisconsin. After Laurie is shot and wounded while playing with Waggy and Tara, Andy realizes that his case might be much more complicated than he suspected.

As always, the legal aspects are clever, the plot is twisted, and the dogs steal the show!

FTC full disclosure - provided by the publisher


Mark de Castrique said...

I agree with everything Molly says, and David's series has "laugh-out-loud" humor throughout.

Msmstry said...

Thanks for pointing out the humor in these books! I'm always rooting for the dogs, so I don't elaborate about other important aspects!