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Found Novelist #3 - David Rosenfelt

· Found Novelists,Fine Book Collecting,David Rosenfelt,First Editions,Andy Carpenter

In November 2013, the same month that I discovered Laura Joh Rowland – found novelist #2, I
went into the Salvation Army Thrift Outlet, in Halifax, for the first time. They did have used
books, of course, and I plucked from the shelves a book called Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt.

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The first thing that struck me was the likeness of the German Shepard on the cover to our
Belgian Shepard, Freyja. First edition in fine condition – check!

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Here are several of the quotations, re previous titles, on the back of the dust jacket that sold me
on buying the book and will give you a good idea of what Rosenfelt’s series is all about.

“This is a well-plotted legal thriller packed with fistfights, shootings, explosions, murder, and
gritty courtroom drama. New Tricks is a treat for dog lovers, but it’s also a great way for
mystery lovers to spend time with a terrific storyteller.” – USA Today

“If there aren’t any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as
Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt’s engaging series hero, then there should be.” –
Publishers Weekly

“A taut thriller full of whiplash plot twists and wisecracking dialogue.” – Entertainment Weekly

This book was the eighth book in the series. When I finished reading the book, I made the
following pencil notation in the front endpaper “Read 2014. First of his books - liked it so much
started getting his books in order. Good fun.”

I bought a fine copy of the first book in the series Open and Shut for $50. His books are readily
accessible and not too pricy. They are also available in paperback.

I have read ten of the twenty books in this series and they are all great. He now alternates a
book in this series with stand alone mysteries. Of the latter, I have read four of the nine written
to date. Quite similar in style to the Andy Carpenter series.

Much fuller descriptions and information can be found on the author’s website