Some writers are gifted humorists. Others are gifted mystery authors. David Rosenfelt just happens to be both. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas is not a humorous mystery. Rosenfelt's trademark, self deprecating wit enlivens an otherwise serious story. It is his wit, along with his complex and always fascinating legal mysteries that keeps readers coming back for more...that and the dogs.
Defense Lawyer Andy Carpenter prefers caring for dogs to fighting courtroom battles. That doesn't stop him from taking Pup's case. After the successful resolution of a civil dispute regarding the legality of Pups fostering puppies in her home, the neighbor who complained is found murdered. Pups is the obvious suspect. Andy Carpenter knows she is innocent, but proving it means finding the real killer.
Outfoxed is an incredible mystery that keeps readers on edge, as there not only is a double murder to be solved, there is an innocent man on trial for the crime who needs a strong defense - and a dog waiting for his partner to be exonerated.
Andy Carpenter much prefers working with the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he founded, than working as a defense attorney. His love of dogs and involvement in a county prison program where inmates train dogs leads to his involvement with Brian Atkins, a white collar criminal nearing the end of his sentence. Just weeks before his parole hearing he breaks out of prison with his dog Boomer. He is witnessed leaving his wife's home where her body and that of his partner are discovered brutally murdered. Brian is innocent, but blames himself as his wife had uncovered that someone in the business had dealings with Petrone, a well known...