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Hounded: An Andy Carpenter Mystery par [Rosenfelt, David]
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Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene—Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system." This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him…and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day.

David Rosenfelt has done it again. Told with his characteristic humor and wit, Hounded is at once a heartfelt story about family and a page-turning legal thriller.

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  • Editeur : Minotaur Books; Édition : Reprint (22 juillet 2014)
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Par Gail Cooke TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURS le 10 août 2014
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Ready for a light-hearted, feel-good, intriguing mystery? Sounds like not only a series of contradictions but also an impossibility, doesn’t it? Not in the hands of David Rosenfelt who created Andy Carpenter, a fast talking, dog loving, likable lawyer who is always ready with a smile provoking quip. Yes, with Hounded readers will find an unusual unbeatable combination - dogs and mystery.

The opener is a shocker - Andy receives a phone call from his good friend respected policeman Pete Stanton asking (really telling) him to come to an address and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. What they find is a surprise to both - a dead body, namely the late Danny Diaz. Upstairs in the house is Danny’s four-year-old son, Ricky, and his basset hound. Pete wants Andy and Laurie to take the boy plus dog so they won’t be relegated to the “system.”

As if that weren’t favor enough Pete soon needs to ask another one - he is arrested for the murder of Danny and needs Andy to defend him. Of course, Danny isn’t going to turn his good friend down, especially one as honest as Pete. However, the evidence against Pete mounts - a mega stack of heroin hidden in his home, the fact that Danny was reporting that Pete was dealing in drugs, and more. Not only was the evidence mounting against him but dead bodies were mounting, too, all of the deceased unrelated to Danny. If there was a connection how could Andy prove it and how would it help Pete?

Highly entertaining and heart warming Hounded is peopled with quite a cast of characters - gangsters, murderers, and Edna, a crossword puzzle fanatic. You’ll enjoy it from start to surprising finish.

- Gail Cooke
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HASH(0x9992e8e8) étoiles sur 5 This is Another Fun and Entertaining Suspense Mystery That Kept me Guessing and Left Me Satisfied and Smiling! Enjoy! 19 mai 2014
Par Tom McGee - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
David Rosenfelt is one of my favorite authors. I have yet to read one of his Andy Carpenter mystery thrillers without smiling and laughing at his self-denigrating sense of humor. "Hounded" is no exception.

As usual, Mr. Rosenfelt brings back his usual cast of characters--Multimillionaire dog loving and somewhat lazy, unorthodox and a winner as a defense lawyer, Andy; his girl friend/investigator , Laurie Collins; his golden retriever, Tara; his crossword enthusiast underworked secretary, Edna; his accountant/computer hacker genius, Sam Willis; his dull yet genius research lawyer, Hike Lynch; his former client, now partner and fellow dog lover with their Tara Foundation matching canine with worthy masters, Willie Miller; his feared muscled multitalented body guard, Marcus Clark; the Passaic County Coroner, New Jersey Doctor Janet Carlson; Laurie and Andy's friend, now second in charge FBI Agent at the Boston Bureau; and former detective, now Captain with the Paterson, New Jersey Police Department (PPD) Pete Stanton, along with PPD Lieutenants Stan Phillips and Patrick Bagwell.

The Aging New Jersey Crime Cartel Boss, Dominic Petrone made a cameo appearance and Willie's jail house mobster friend, Joseph Russo plays a key role.

At the onset, David grabs the reader with an unexpected series of events. Captain Pete Stanton's former collar and later friend, Danny Diaz is murdered in his own home while his 8-year old son Ricky is in another room packing for a trip that he and his father are urgently preparing for--a reunion with Danny's estranged wife, Ricky's stepmother, Juanita Diaz.

Without telling him the circumstances, Stanton calls Andy and urgently summons him and Laurie to the scene. In short order, Pete becomes the prime suspect and overwhelming evidence is mounting against him.

On another front, Daniel Mathis, concerned with the stress on animals and their grieving owners, creates a kinder gentler way to put suffering pets down. It is a pill that causes immediate painless death. Blaine Pharmaceutical stops production, evidently fearing the aftermath of accidental ingestion or use by those choosing to end their own life and expose the company to lawsuits.

CEO Mitchell Blackman convinces Mathis to keep a lid on the existence of this pill and the research to protect the company even when the remaining pills and research documentation turned up missing from Daniel Mathis' desk drawer.

In the mean time, a clandestine unknown hit man appears to be using the massive heart attack inducing pills to create perfect hits for rich and famous clients. During postmortem examination, the pill does not leave trace evidence to prove death was caused by anything other than natural causes.

As usual, David Rosenfelt uses his exceptional gift of storytelling and writing skills to keep readers guessing while taking them on a ride through a complex maze of sharp whimsical twists and turns and adding new and interesting characters to his suspense filled tales. Bodies mount and frustrations build while Andy Carpenter attempts to link murders and piece together a complex puzzle to defend a client he believes is framed for crimes he did not commit.

This novel contains events that alter elements for future Andy Carpenter series mysteries. I look forward to the next in this very entertaining, funny and suspense filled mystery series.

I highly recommend it with enthusiasm; however, a score card may be necessary to keep track of fully developed characters and nuances from earlier episodes.

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Par Billz - Publié sur
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Sometimes I read a book, and it's not bad, but something about it never quite grabs me and makes me want to gobble it up and read it instead of getting work done. (I had just finished another book that had that effect on me.) This book was like slipping on a comfortable pair of shoes. It felt good but I wasn't looking forward to the event of wearing them.

The main character in this book, Andy Carpenter, is a likable defense attorney. In other words, he's like no attorney I've ever met. Andy is filthy rich and doesn't have to chase ambulances or prowl the drunk tank for court-appointed attorney gigs. He does as little as possible until something noble comes along, and then he comes to the defense of a truly worthy case. His case this time involves an old friend (a cop) who has been charged with the murder of a guy whom the cop has befriended after getting out of jail.

Andy sounds like a slothful yuppie who perks up when a friend needs help, and once he starts rolling, he is able to solve crimes with the aid of a crew of friends and acquaintances that run the gamut from criminal to law enforcement. Not only that, but he can defend these clients in court. These other characters, as well as Andy's girlfriend Laurie, are described as better souls than Andy but all of his friends love Andy because....well for something. Maybe it's because he hires them when he has a case.

All in all I found the book an OK read, the case was a bit convoluted but touched on some interesting aspects of drugs in the modern age. I'm never too comfortable with cases of wrongly accused defendants, and in part that put me at odds with the book a bit. The best part was the characters surrounding Andy and his interaction with them, and because of that and the narration, I'd probably pick up another Andy Carpenter mystery in the future.
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HASH(0x9993b21c) étoiles sur 5 Another Good Andy Carpenter Tale But The Story Is Too Similiar To Previous Tales 16 mai 2014
Par Michael A. Newman - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Having just finished Rosenfelt's excellent Without Warning, I was eager to continue with my favorite fictional lawyer Andy Carpenter. While Andy, Laurie, and Edna are off at a crossword puzzle tournament, Pete Stanton is at the scene of a murder. Danny Diaz an ex-con is gunned down at his own front door. Diaz had texted Pete to come as soon as possible, but Pete gets there too late. It isn't too long before Pete is charged with Stanton's murder and he grudgingly must ask Andy to represent him.

As always Andy must assemble his team of Sam, Hike, Laurie and the indestructible Marcus to help him. There is very compelling evidence against Pete and all that Andy has is that some mysterious heart attack victims that Pete was investigating may factor in to someone trying to frame Pete.

Andy is still his wisecracking self, though it seems a little less than previous books. The story is pretty good but it seems like the same tale has been repeated by Rosenfelt throughout the series and with Pete now on trial, just about every character has been framed for murder in the previous books (Willie, Laurie, Andy, Sam). Also, how Andy goes about his investigation and the actual trial (while the prosecution presents its case, Andy has no specific defense planned) has happened too many times the same way in previous books. While readers new to the series will find this an excellent book, this book was just too similiar to previous stories that I give it between 3 and 4 stars.
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HASH(0x99933240) étoiles sur 5 Hooked on Page One! 27 avril 2014
Par Weekly Reader - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Even though I am admittedly a David Rosenfelt fan, this is one of his best books. And when writing about his wise-cracking, smart-ass lawyer, Andy Carpenter, as he does in "Hounded", Rosenfelt is at his best. This book is a 10! Good mystery, great suspense and no one is ever wittier than Rosenfelt. He's funny with an edge. His troop of characters are memorable. Nevertheless, this is a good mystery with an intricate plot. One you won't want to put down.
One of his best buddies, Detective Pete Stanton is suspected of murder and Andy is on the case. There are twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. What a terrific book, and one not to be missed.
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HASH(0x9993b228) étoiles sur 5 Funny, heart-warming with plenty of crime and death 11 juin 2014
Par MysteryPoodle - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
I don't like series mysteries where one of the 'good guys' series characters are in danger... I'd rather it was "strangers" in danger. So I thought I wouldn't like this book. I was wrong, mostly because Rosenfelt writes so well -- such tight prose, integrating humor neatly yet poignantly. Like every other book in the series, this one is good -- a good murder mystery, a good detective procedural, and a good Mystery With Dogs In It.

It's hard to say much about the plot without giving something away. Andy is called to a murder scene by his buddy, police detective Pete Stanton. Pete asks Andy to take in the dog and the young boy found at the scene, but it isn't long before Andy is trying to find the murderer, as well.

The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the plot perhaps a bit stretched (but when isn't it in series mysteries?), but it's the emotional clarity of Rosenfelt's writing that make these books. If you haven't read the series, start at the beginning -- you'll want to read them all, anyway!
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