Bark of Night

Bark of Night

by David Rosenfelt

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Bark of Night is a treat, especially for those who love thrillers and dogs.” — Associated Press

The next novel in David Rosenfelt’s witty, heartfelt mystery series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara.

When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of his golden retriever, Tara, the last thing Andy expects is Truman. Tiny, healthy, French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. But now the owner is nowhere to be found.

Andy is furious. Who would want to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog with no explanation? He is willing to whisk Truman away to the Tara Foundation, the dog-rescue organization which is Andy’s true passion. They will find a home for Truman. But that’s not all the vet tells Andy. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t Truman’s owner at all . . . Truman's real owner has been murdered.

It’s now up to Andy – with help from his loyal sidekick Tara, Truman and the rest of the gang – to solve this case. In the latest in the popular Andy Carpenter mystery series, David Rosenfelt’s charmingly clever wit and love of dogs are back and better than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250133113
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Andy Carpenter Series , #19
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 3,182
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of stand-alones and Andy Carpenter novels. He and his wife live in Maine with twenty-five of the four thousand dogs they have rescued.

DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of more than a dozen Andy Carpenter novels, including One Dog Night, Collared, and Deck the Hounds; the Doug Brock thriller series, which starts with Fade to Black; and stand-alone thrillers including Heart of a Killer and On Borrowed Time.

Rosenfelt and his wife live in Maine with an ever-changing pack of rescue dogs. Their epic cross-country move with the 25 of these dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation, is chronicled in Dogtripping.

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Bark of Night 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Another great and thrilling storyline !!!!!
Anonymous 20 days ago
love this series
ShihTzuMama 26 days ago
When lawyer and dog lover Andy Carpenter takes his beloved golden retriever Tara to the vet for a check up, he gets more than he bargained for. The vet tells Andy that Tara is the picture of health however he also has a perfectly healthy French Bulldog that has been left by the owner to be euthanized. Problem is that the dog has an implanted chip indicating that the dog’s name is Truman and that he really belongs to a recently murdered documentary film maker. The cops have already decided that a young man named Joey Gamble is good for the murder since he was supposedly the last person to see the victim alive. The only problem is that the man who ordered Truman to be euthanized is now a murder victim too….as is his wife. Of course, Andy and his crew decide to save Truman and represent the accused young man and in the process uncover a plethora of similar murders covering several states that all seem to be tied to one person. For readers seeking a “dog acting like a human story” this is not one of those. In this case, the dog acts only as the catalyst in involving Andy and his team, as well as the Feds in what is a healthy helping of thriller/murder mystery with a side order of witty one-liners .
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was an entertaining book. The characters were fun, the mystery challenging. This was my first book by this author, but I will be buying more.
Anonymous 3 months ago
In Bark of Night, Andy is consulted by his vet about a healthy dog he has been asked to euthanize. The dog’s real owner has been murdered, and Andy is once again defending the suspect. Andy never wants a client, but he just can’t say no when someone really needs his help, especially with the influence of his wife, Laurie. The smart-aleck, sarcastic style, the zany crew of characters, and the true warmth of the friends and the dogs always make the Andy Carpenter books a pleasure to read. Added to all of that is a great mystery to be solved! Enjoy this with your best furry friend by your side.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Andy Carpenter is a wealthy lawyer who would be glad just to walk his dogs watch sports, and hang out with his family instead of taking a case. Occasionally, a case comes up where he feels someone is innocent and is being set up to look guilty, and he will step in for the defense. Did Joey Gamble really murder a documentary film maker? Andy sets out to discover the truth, and it goes a whole lot farther than a murder in Paterson, NJ. This series, with its trademark humor, compelling plots, entertaining characters, and always a dog or two, is one of my favorites. You can also read this novel as a stand-alone.
Kat-E 3 months ago
I am an Andy Carpenter groupie. I am sure if Andy was a real person he would be loving this! I have never read a book from this amazing series that did not engage me from page one till the very end. If you like a complex plot that you can easily follow due to the authors great writing skills and plenty of dry wit, you are doing yourself a giant disservice if you do not enter the world of this reluctant but brilliant lawyer. Andy is married to the love of his life Laurie who is one badass ex police captain. She loves Andy and is his protector though Andy will deny this. Together with Andy's unique staff they are racing to prove a young man is innocent in the murder of a film maker. The odds seem insurmountable but Andy and his team risk their own safety to connect the dots on a series of what appears to be unrelated deaths. The action is amazing, the bad guys are incredibly scary and the dogs are just too freaking adorable. Yeah it is a wild mix of people and canines thrown at you but trust me every page is worth it. Even though this book is far along in the series I believe you can read this and not be lost. Just be forewarned, an Andy Carpenter novel is like eating your favorite snack food, you will not be able to stop with just one and I heartily recommend the entire series. Happy reading!
MikeStaff 3 months ago
Wow. Sometimes there simply are no words to adequately describe how enjoyable a book (or series) is for a reader. I continuously marvel at the 'Andy Carpenter' series by David Rosenfelt. He has become a rather prolific writer and the series just keeps getting better for it. BARK OF NIGHT is my favorite installment in this winning series. It's the type of great mystery we've come to expect but on a larger scale. The trademark whimsy is prominently featured and the great supporting cast of characters are all present. It's a win-win for the reader. The book is a delight. An all-star treasure from a creative mind. No other mystery in 2019 should be required reading in history classes across the land. The young scholars can learn about urban blight thanks to the mind of David Rosenfelt. And, once they stop laughing, they can discover the other marvelous books in the series. They'll be happy they did.
diane92345 3 months ago
Bark of Night had me with the cute French Bulldog on the cover. But I stayed for the hatred of veggies and pronounced love of dogs evident in this conflicted defense lawyer protagonist’s cozy mystery. Truman, a healthy French Bulldog, is brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized. The vet asks one his patient’s fur daddy, defense attorney Andy, if he is legally obligated to kill Truman after the dog’s chip reveals that the man who dropped him off is not his owner. In fact, the owner is recently murdered. Andy says no and takes Truman in to his rescue association to be placed in a forever home. Laurie, Andy’s wife, encourages semi-retired Andy to look into the death of Truman’s owner, James Haley, including defending the possibly innocent boy in jail for the crime. Andy finds layer upon layer of murder. Bark of Night is the fastest paced cozy mystery I’ve ever read—and I’ve read a lot of them. There are four murders and one attempted dog “murder” before the 25% mark. The perspective is unique too. We hear first person from Andy about what he is discovering. However, we also get an omniscient third person narrative about the murders. Despite that viewpoint, there aren’t any explicit or graphic scenes of violence within the book. I enjoyed the unusual narrative structure. It’s rare in cozies to know more than the main character does. I also liked the easy wordplay and dynamics between Andy and Laurie. Andy’s snarky asides about his hatred of vegetables and karaoke add some needed humor into the plot. The mystery is complicated and a challenge to solve. I would have appreciated more involvement by Andy’s two dogs and Truman in the book. Overall, Bark of Night is an excellent cozy mystery choice. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars! Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
wvteddy 3 months ago
The lastest installment of the Andy Carpenter series does not disappont. It has multiple murders, courtroom drama (and humor), and as usual dogs play a central role in the book. This time it is a French Bulldog whose owner has been murdered and a young boy has been accused of the crime. Andy doesn't really want to take the case but between the dog and the boy's grandmother(who scares Andy a little) he can't say no. The book is filled with Andy's sarcastic quips and Rosenfelt's quiet humor which often left me chuckling out loud. The mystery was involved and interesting. I especially love Mr Rosenfelt's books because he is, like Andy in his books, a dog rescuer. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
If you never read an Andy Carpenter book, I feel sorry for you. David Rosenfelt is an excellent writer with many books to his credit...I've read them all...but his Andy Carpenter books are some of the best books a mystery lover can find. Always entertaining, the cast of characters is as familiar as your next door neighbors. The story line is full of clues and you'll still be amazed when Andy solves the crime...but then his family and friends are amazed when he solves the crime too. If you enjoy Kinsey Millhone or Stephanie Plum, you'll love Andy Carpenter.
KiahJT 3 months ago
Another utterly fantastic Andy Carpenter book! This series just keeps getting better and better. I have been going back and reading the books in order and thoroughly enjoying each one. Every time I read a David Rosenfelt book I think this one is my favorite until I read the next one. One of the best things about this series is the ability to read each book without having read the others along the way. The writing is superior, the characters are real and the dogs are the best part of each book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good witty mystery. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
LDenton 3 months ago
David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series is a delight to read, every time. Bark of Night is a fast-paced, quick read that is smart, witty, and heart-warming and leaves the reader feeling satisfied. The characters are like returning friends that I can't wait to hear from again, and the ending is absolutely perfect. While the books in this series can be read as stand-alones, I love the series so much, I hope you will read them all. Thank you to NetGalley, David Rosenfelt, and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Tangen 3 months ago
law-enforcement, lawyers, family, friendship, murder, snark-fest ***** Andy Carpenter is the snarkiest un lawyer you'll ever meet. His greatest fans are dogs, his wife, and his son. Wife is a private investigator and former homicide lieutenant with lots of connections, Andy is a defense lawyer who (sort of) picks his cases, hates going to court, and always wins for the good guys (his clients). The publisher's blurb is pretty good and sets up the early part of the story, but it's hard to say more without doing the spoiler thing. Whether you've read any of the earlier books or not, you can't miss with this one. But I have to warn you, I read a fairly recent one and promptly headed off to get the rest! I requested and received a free ebook copy from St Martin's Press/Minotaur Books via NetGalley. Thank you! And then I bought the audio!
paytonpuppy 3 months ago
From the engaging title to the end of the book, this is pure magic! I have been a long-standing fan of Mr. Rosenfelt’s writing and if you have not read the “Andy Carpenter” series (and other books by this author) then it is your loss. Andy inherited a large sum of money and is a lawyer who really doesn’t want to take cases. He wants to spend time with his wife Laurie (a former cop), their young son Ricky and his golden retriever Tara, but crime always seems to get in the way. This non-case starts with a dog named Truman who has been turned in to Andy’s veterinarian to be euthanized although there is nothing wrong with the dog. To Andy, who is a complete dog lover, this is an outrage and he is now on the case. It turns out that it was not the owner who brought the dog to the vet as the owner had been murdered. The case widens from that point and the reader is taken along for the ride as Andy, with his extraordinary wit and brilliance (and protection by Marcus), proceeds to find clue after clue that ends in an amazingly complicated and thrilling ending. I always start a book by this author at the beginning of the day as I know I will have finish it before bedtime! I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book which contains legal drama and high stakes criminal investigation is the 19th in the Andy Carpenter series. This is only the 4th I have read, but I intend to read more. Narrated by Andy, I always enjoy his witty, sardonic sense of humour and his sarcastic thoughts and conversations. Andy Carpenter is a defence lawyer. He prefers to spend time with his dog rescue foundation and with family and his 2 pet dogs Being independently wealthy, he only accepts legal cases if there is somehow a dog involved. The author. David Rosenfelt, the author of the series, also runs a dog rescue service, has over two dozen pet dogs, and has rescued 4,000 animals. It is hard to resist the adorable dogs pictured on the covers, but be aware these are not relaxing, cozy mysteries, but are intricately plotted crime thrillers. They involve difficult and dangerous investigations by Andy, his wife, and friends and conclude with courtroom drama. The stories I have read feature mob violence, drug trafficking, criminal conspiracies, smuggling, gang-related murders and terrorism, within complicated plots. This book begins with Andy taking his beloved pet, Tara, to the vet. He learns that a healthy French bulldog has been brought to the veterinary clinic to be euthanized by a man who presented himself as its owner. Andy rescues Truman, the French bulldog and is furious with the uncaring owner. It turns out that the man gave a false name, and the chip shows that the true owner was actually a documentary filmmaker who has been murdered. Andy finds himself defending a young man who has been charged with the film maker’s murder. This young man’s fingerprints are all over the house, and the murder weapon has been found in his backyard, and he was observed leaving the house on the night of the killing. Everything is pointing to the guilt of Andy’s client. As Andy and his friends attempt to discover the identity of the man, now dead, who brought Truman to the vet, bodies start piling up, and they find scores of homeless me have died mysterious deaths elsewhere. They speculate that the motive for the film maker’s death was his discovery of a complex and far-reaching international conspiracy. Andy’s task is to tie together a complex thread of killings in order to defend his innocent client. Will he succeed and will the jury believe such a complicated story? Many thanks to NetGalley and St.Martin’s Press for this enjoyable ARC.
RowingRabbit 3 months ago
If you’ve read any of this series then you’re familiar with Andy Carpenter, the wisecracking MC. He’s been trying to quit practicing law pretty much since he took the bar exam & it’s not going well. It’s just that those pesky clients keep showing up at his door. Luckily for us, it looks like his retirement plans have been foiled again. When he takes beloved dog Tara for a visit to the vet, somehow he ends up leaving with a new client. He’s a little French guy named Truman & he’s a good boy, yes he is. He’s also an orphan after his human was recently murdered. Through bizarre circumstances, Truman ended up being brought in for euthanasia & if there’s one thing Andy hates more than working it’s someone throwing away a perfectly good pupper. He begins looking into the owner’s death & before he knows it, he’s representing a 20 year old local man charged with murder. Now he just has to break the news to his team. All the usual cast is back & respond in typical fashion. Sam is elated, Edna is horrified & Hike believes they’re doomed. As for Marcus…well, who knows what he thinks. Probably something scary. Truman’s owner was a guy named James Haley. He made his living shooting documentaries on various subjects. No one is sure just why he was in Paterson, New Jersy but odds are good he filmed something he shouldn’t have & it’s made a bunch of of seriously bad guys very nervous. In alternate chapters we spend time with these paragons of society & gradually learn what they’re up to. Needless to say, it’s not good. In fact it’s a plan that has repercussions for communities right across the country & before long, bodies are popping up all over. Andy & his crew will need the help of law enforcement on all levels if they’re to survive long enough to clear their client. This series has become an annual delight for me. If you haven’t picked up any of these books, stop reading immediately & get thee to a bookstore. There’s a reason the series has made it to #19. This outing has everything required for a fast paced, entertaining read….great cast of characters, twisty suspense, plenty of dogs & a guy named Fat Tony. Can’t ask for more than that.