Open and Shut
"There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it's a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably... show more
"There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it's a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work." Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Andy Carpenter Series (#1)
A clever courtroom drama that pulses with a constant, often witty, self-deprecating humour. In my head, 'Open And Shut' will always carry the subtitle 'The Case Of The Missing Golden Retriever'. I bought the book thinking that it was the first in a series about Andy Carpenter, Defence Attorney a...
I requested this book on Overdrive because I read the author's two memoirs about his dogs and I love supporting dog people and was hoping his fictional series would be fun. Someone told me his dog is in all the books and that fact made me request it. However, I am simply not a fan of the legal drama...
I honestly can't believe I've talked to little about Andy Carpenter and David Rosenfelt here -- it works out, when you look at timelines and whatnot, I've been reading him a long time before I started blogging. Still, it's hard to believe since it's one of my favorite series, and has been going for ...
The first time I started this book, I thought it was unengaging, and I gave up after the first few pages. The thing that killed it was his talk about Laurie's body. The second time I started it, I was able to finish the whole thing. Andy Carpenter is a bit irritating and sometimes lacks a backbone. ...
This is the first book by David Rosenfelt and I started the series at the end (what else is new?) so I am playing catch-up. I like these legal stories because of the main character Andy Carpenter. He is a very rich ... very sarcastic ... and very clever lawyer who is always called upon to defend the...