Andy Carpenter Books

One of the best ways to tell an exceedingly great suspense story is through sarcasm. Despite the fact that David Rosenfelt may not be a trained lawyer, he still manages to weave a well-thought-out legal drama that will keep the reader entertained. Andy Carpenter is one of the best performing suspense stories by Rosenfelt. The main character in this series is Andy Carpenter, an individual who has constantly been wisecracking his way through life and also in many legal battles that he handles. The storyline and the courtroom details that the author gives are authentic, thereby making the book entertaining and highly believable. David Rosenfelt is a renowned author who already has nineteen books and three movies under his name After graduating from York University; Andy Carpenter decided to work in the film industry.

Order of Andy Carpenter Series

# Read Title Published
1 Open and Shut 2002
2 First Degree 2003
3 Bury the Lead 2004
4 Sudden Death 2005
5 Dead Center 2006
6 Play Dead 2007
7 New Tricks 2009
8 Dog Tags 2010
9 One Dog Night 2011
10 Leader of the Pack 2012
11 Unleashed 2013
12 Hounded 2014
13 Who Let the Dog Out? 2015
14 Outfoxed 2016
15 The Twelve Dogs of Christmas 2016
16 Collared 2017
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Andy Carpenter Awards

None of the books in this series have been nominated for any major literary awards.

Andy Carpenter Books into Movies

None of the books in the series have been adapted for a screenplay.

Best Andy Carpenter Books

Open and Shut: One of the best performing books in this series is Open and Shut. Open and Shut is a type of case where the evidence presented to the judiciary is so incontrovertible such that the accused is convicted without any hesitation. However, what happens when such as case has a crack? Is it possible that a person could be wrongly convicted even if the evidence against them is exceedingly overwhelming? This is exactly the kind of situation that Andy Carpenter was facing. Andy Carpenter’s father was a well-respected district attorney, who had just retired, asks Andy Carpenter to handle the appeal case of one Willie Miller, who had been in prison for more than seven years and had been awaiting execution for the ruthless killing of a young female reporter.

His father had been the prosecution attorney in the preceding case; thus it was exceedingly strange for him to ask Andy to become the defense attorney. However, a few days after making this request Andy’s father passes away. This in turn meant, Andy did not find out the main reason why his father asked him to preside over the case. After the dead of his father, Andy finds out that he has become an exceedingly rich man. He had inherited more than 22 million dollars that he had never thought existed. Furthermore, he also finds out that there was a 2 million dollar deposit, which his father had not touched before. Throughout the years, the 2 million deposit, eventually grew into the fortune that Andy is going to inherit. This mystery further deepens, when Andy finds a photograph, which was taken so many years ago. This was a photo of a group of men, and one of the men in the photograph was his father.

From the word go, Andy feels that the photograph has something to do with the 2 million deposit made to his father’s account and even possibly something to do the case that was given to him by his father. With that said, Andy is an exceedingly great character. He is not only irreverent, but he is also sarcastic, an excellent attorney and an extremely wise person. The strategies that Andy displays in the courtroom are exceptional. You will fall in love with Open and Shut.

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The “Warriors” Book series by Ty Peterson is also another excellent read. The first book in this series is the Warrior, which introduces the reader to one, Zebadiah Carter, who works as a private military contractor. Zebediah is on a mission in Congo, and while on the mission, he witnesses gruesome crimes. Thus, he decides to go and execute everyone who is responsible for these inhumane acts. This, in turn, leads to his manhunt in the city of New York. Zebediah’s search eventually leads him to a politically connected adversary and an exceedingly ruthless killer. It does not take long before the conflicts rise, turning into a fast-paced action series, which is the novel’s highlight.

Ty Patterson has an excellent grasp on the thriller genre, especially the action sequences, political tension and buried secrets. The main story is straightforward, thus developing further as the reader would come to expect. With that said, the story has been narrated from a third person perspective, however in the present tense.

  • SandyReads38

    The Andy Carpenter books are perfect for me as they are quick, easy reads. That is exactly what I’m looking for when reading on the beach and David Rosenfelt’s series is perfect. All the stories are leisurely strolls with a lot of character driven plot. The chapters are brief which makes it easy to pick up and set down on a whim. Not the greatest series or something that will make you re-think your whole life, just a nice, breezy and entertaining read.