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Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1)
Open and Shut - Andy Carpenter, Bk 1
Author: David Rosenfelt
Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation, whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life. But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies, leaving him distraught -- and 22 million dollars richer. — Andy doesn't know how his father accumulated this fortune or why his father...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446612531
ISBN-10: 0446612537
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 303
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 105 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 6
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reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 406 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Wow! This one was just right for me. It's mildly humorous and witty, yet very compelling. I don't like the standard intense thrillers that become bestsellers. I want a more easygoing, normal tone to my stories. This one sounds like a story told by a good friend with self-deprecating humor and a relaxed voice. The story, however, builds and builds and is very, very good. It also helps that the main guy here is a lawyer without a billion-dollar practice--he's just a guy who muddles along. My wife is an attorney, and this is a lot closer to real life than the nonsense we see on TV and in legal bestsellers. Yet, even though real life is a lot more boring, the book is far from boring. It's hard to explain, but I loved this story and my wife is loving it right now as she reads it. I'm excited to read the next one in the series.
reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 318 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is the first books in this series and it's great. Funny, laugh out loud sometimes, yet enough legal parts to it to satisfy even a Grissom fan. Love it.
reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 611 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was my first book by this author and I am a fan now. I loved the main character-he has a sharp, clever wit. It's a fairly quick read and fast paced from beginning to end. It's a "Grisham" style legal thriller with laughs. Very enjoyable mystery filled with twists. I will definitely be reading more of this author and his Andy Carpenter character.
reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 2280 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I hadn't heard of this author before and this is the second one of his books and I really like his character of Andy Carpenter, he writes with a humor and wit that reminds of the Perry Mason series and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 318 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
For a first mystery, this is a fun and interesting read. The protagonist is a young lawyer, Andy Carpenter. He takes the case of a man in prison as a favor to his father, who was a D.A. His Dad dies and he continues on with the case. He a likable guy, with a quiky outlook and a fondness for his dog.
I recommend it.
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reviewed Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) on + 80 more book reviews
Started a little slow for me and I wasn't sure I liked the main characters flippancy. By the end I couldn't put it down, liked the main character very much, and enjoyed the humor thoroughly. Well done, David Rosenfelt!
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This was my first book to read by Rosenfelt,definintely won't be my last.The characters are very likeable and enjoyable

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