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New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7)
New Tricks - Andy Carpenter, Bk 7
Author: David Rosenfelt
Attorney Andy Carpenter is about to represent an adorable Bernese mountain dog puppy, whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he's determined to keep Waggy from falling into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446505888
ISBN-10: 0446505889
Publication Date: 8/5/2010
Pages: 370
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7) on + 2794 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you haven't read this series yet then start at the beginning so you will know how Andy got his millions, then from there it's how he got this cast of characters together and in Laurie's instance, lover. Centering around a dog of some kind Andy is a lawyer that ends up with the most bazaar cases even though he doesn't need the work usually a Judge assigns his cases. So get on the band wagon and read this series!
reviewed New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Andy Carpenter is a dog-loving multi-millionaire defense attorney in my hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. He has a sarcastic wit and crime-solving buddies that include his long-distance girlfriend, his partner attorney who dispenses free legal aid from a Laundromat, a computer hacker, a big, quiet, scary dude named Marcus, an FBI-agent, a reporter at the local paper, a local cop and a couple who run a local dog rescue organization. Throw in a crotchety judge named "Hatchet" who starts this story in motion by summoning Andy to chambers to assign him the responsibility of representing a puppy in a custody battle between the wife and son of the puppy's murdered owner.

Hatchet: "I assume you have a satisfactory place to keep you client?"
Andy: "My client?"
He nods. "The dog. You will retain possession of him until the issue is resolved."
"I'm representing a dog in a custody fight? Is that what you're asking me to do?"
"I wouldn't categorize it as 'asking,'" he says.
"I already have a dog, Your Honor."
"And now you have two."

The faced-paced story moves quickly from there through another couple of murders, an attempted murder that leaves Andy's girlfriend seriously injured, Andy's investigation and the concluding courtroom drama.

Anyone who loves who-done-its, courtroom scenes and strategies and dogs should enjoy this book (and the entire series). The named places in Paterson is a bonus for me as I try to remember and visualize them.
susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7) on + 820 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you like the Andy Carpenter character, this is his typical humor within a complicated mystery. I enjoy all the characters in this series and they are all well paced pretty quick reads.
reviewed New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good mystery that moves along quickly. Love the dog involvement and the Andy Carpenter character. Can read his books out of order and still develop a connection to the character. Keeps you guessing to the end. Intend to read more of them.
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jjares avatar reviewed New Tricks (Andy Carpenter, Bk 7) on + 2067 more book reviews
Some of my favorite secondary characters are showcased in NEW TRICKS and the book is more fun for their inclusion. Judge Hatchet loves to cut Andy down to size and Marcus keeps up his wild banter with Andy throughout the case. Unfortunately, Marcus gets a bit heavy-handed with a murder suspect and the next time we hear of the said suspect, he's been pulled out of a body of water. It's just another day in Paradise (Andy-style).

This case is actually about a young man who has been accused of killing his father and stepmother. His father was worth about 1/2 billion dollars; he was the founder of a progressive pharmaceutical company. The FBI is involved, but they aren't talking.

There's a second case and Andy is directly involved in this one too. Hatchet makes Andy take the dead man's show dog, pending a hearing on who should be given the dog permanently -- the son (currently accused of his father's murder) or a friend/competitor, who raises Andy's hackles.

The case starts out looking like there can be no one else guilty but the son. Slowly, Andy-and-company chip away at the darkness until a new suspect becomes clear. Now, if Andy can make the muddy water clear for the jury.


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