This is book number 22 in the An Andy Carpenter Novel series.
Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt.
Lawyer Andy Carpenter can finally take a breath; he’s back on dry land after a family Caribbean cruise forced on him by his wife, Laurie, to get into the Christmas spirit. Of course the family’s first stop is to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that has always been Andy’s true passion.
But when Andy arrives, his partner, Willie Miller, needs his help. Willie’s old cellmate, Tony Birch, has been arrested for murder. Andy doesn’t necessarily believe in Tony, but Willie does. And Andy believes in Willie, which is why Andy decides to take the case.
Once again David Rosenfelt puts readers in the Christmas spirit in a tale that is equal parts mystery and holiday cheer.
“[E]ntertaining . . . . Loads of dog lore and Andy’s gripes about things that get under his skin add to the fun. This long-running series remains as fresh as ever.” — Publishers Weekly
“A full-value (of course) mystery plus courtroom drama—with an especially terrific ending that even regular readers mightn’t see coming.” — Sullivan County Democrat
“Silent Bite is a fun novel with good characters and an interesting plot. Those who like Christmas and/or dogs with their mystery books will particularly enjoy this one.” — Simcoe.com
“Rosenfelt’s mysteries are always delightful reading.” — Jersey’s Best
"Silent Bite is highly recommended and is proof that each new installment in the Andy Carpenter Mystery series is a winner." — Portland Book Review
Praise for David Rosenfelt and The Andy Carpenter Mysteries
“Dog lovers won’t want to miss this one.” – Publishers Weekly on Dachshund Through the Snow
“This book was a romping good time, perfect for taking a break through the stressful holidays.” — Dogster Magazine on Dachshund Through the Snow
“All the elements dedicated readers will be expecting, wrapped up in a festive Yuletide setting. . . sweet moments of puppy love will have readers smiling.” — Library Journal (starred review) on Deck the Hounds
“As is always the case with Rosenfelt's Carpenter novels, nearly every page will elicit a smile, if not out-loud laughter.” —NJ.com on Deck the Hounds
“In each and every book, Rosenfelt manages to make the reading both humorous (laugh-out-loud funny) and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful.” —HuffPost on The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
“Heartwarming… Carpenter’s endearing first-person narrative moves the story along with just the right mixture of humor and suspense.” — Associated Press on The Twelve Dogs of Christmas