cover image Rescued: An Andy Carpenter Mystery

Rescued: An Andy Carpenter Mystery

David Rosenfelt. Minotaur, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-13306-9

In Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt’s cleverly plotted 17th mystery featuring Paterson, N.J., defense lawyer and dog rescuer Andy Carpenter (after 2017’s Collared), Andy gets a call about 61 dogs found in a tractor trailer parked at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway. Andy later learns that the trailer’s driver, Kenny Zimmer, has been shot and that the shooter is his wife Laurie’s ex-boyfriend, former cop and sometime PI Dave Kramer. Kramer admits to the fatal shooting, but claims he acted in self-defense after Zimmer attacked him with a knife. Andy reluctantly agrees to defend Kramer, but it won’t be easy, especially when a knife isn’t found at the crime scene. It looks like a setup or maybe a hit gone wrong, and Andy’s digging soon puts him in the crosshairs of some very bad people. Andy is an affable, funny narrator, and his Nick and Nora–like banter with Laurie, a highly capable ex-cop, leavens the dark deeds they uncover. Series fans and newcomers alike will have fun. [em]Author tour. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (July) [/em]