Open and Shut
  • # of Books:
  • First Book:
    May 2002
  • Latest Book:
    July 2024
  • Genres:
    Legal Thriller
  • Characters:
    Andy Carpenter, defense attorney
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The Andy Carpenter Series in Order (29 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 5
2 5
3 5
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 5
8 5
9 5

10 5
11 5
12 5
13 5
14 5
15 5
16 5
17 5
18 5
19 5
20 5
21 5
22 5
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24 5
25 5
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27 5
28 5
29 0

Book Descriptions for series: Andy Carpenter

  • Book - 1

    "I hate DNA more than I hate opera. I hate it more than I hate meaningless touchdowns by the underdog that cover the spread when I'm betting the favorite .... I hate DNA because it's boring, because I will never understand it, and because it almost a...

  • Book - 2

    When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expects is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wisecracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block," the case lo...

  • Book - 3

    "I watch sixteen football games over nine hours. It's an extraordinary accomplishment... With the remote secure in the palm of my hand, or more often resting on my chest, I am all powerful. I haven't missed an important play since the Carter administ...

  • Book - 4

    "The fact is, I could strip naked, jump on the defense table, and sing, and it wouldn't be the lead story on the news tonight. The lead will be that Kenny Schilling, football star, is facing the death penalty." With an inherited windfall of $22 mi...

  • Book - 5

    In Dead Center, we find our beloved Andy carpenter reentering the dating scene -- God Bless him. Surprisingly he's a hot commodity, but that's not necessarily a good thing. His friends are offering up their two cents on his dating life, but of ...

  • Book - 6

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a k...

  • Book - 7

    Attorney Andy Carpenter is about to represent an adorable Bernese mountain dog puppy, whose owner was brutally murdered, in a custody fight. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he's determined to keep Waggy from falling into the wrong hands....

  • Book - 8

    A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner--an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief--is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor c...

  • Book - 9

    For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of twenty-six people. What he needs...

  • Book - 10

    Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn’t mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey...

  • Book - 11

    ndy Carpenter’s accountant, Sam Willis, is stunned to receive a phone call out of the blue from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn’t spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs ...

  • Book - 12

    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 e...

  • Book - 13

    A lawyer by day, Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So, it's frightening when there's been a break-in at the foundation building. It turns out that a recently rescu...

  • Book - 14

    Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the ...

  • Book - 15

    Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he’s happy―eager, even―to take the case that’s just come his way. Andy’s long-time friend Martha “Pups” Boyer takes in stray puppies t...

  • Book - 16

    Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn’t that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelte...

  • Book - 17

    In Rescued, David Rosenfelt again delights his readers with the charm and wit they’ve come to expect. Even the most fervent fans of the sardonic Andy Carpenter and his team will be enthralled by this latest case, where the stakes have never been hi...

  • Book - 18

    This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters. Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn’t usually stop to h...

  • Book - 19

    The next novel in David Rosenfelt’s witty, heartfelt mystery series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara. When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of hi...

  • Book - 20

    This Christmas, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, can't say no to helping young Danny and his dachshund, Murphy. Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, have started a new Christmas tradition. Their local pet store has ...

  • Book - 21

    In David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter mystery, Muzzled, Andy and his beloved golden retriever, Tara, are back on the case as a favor to a friend. Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who would rather not practice law. He'd rather spend his time workin...

  • Book - 22

    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 br...

  • Book - 23

    Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it’s rout...

  • Book - 24

    In this Christmas mystery, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are on the beat after a body turns up in the snow and a journalist is the prime suspect. Christmas has come early to the town of Paterson, New Jersey, in the form of ...

  • Book - 25

    In Holy Chow, the next mystery from bestselling author David Rosenfelt, the beloved characters -- both human and canine -- of this fan favorite series are back on the case with the author’s trademark wit and humor. Retired lawyer Andy Carpenter�...

  • Book - 26

    Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his humorous investigating team return in Santa's Little Yelpers, the next Yuletide mystery in David Rosenfelt’s bestselling series.'Tis the season in Paterson, New Jersey: Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, T...

  • Book - 27

    Lights, camera, action in bestselling author David Rosenfelt’s Flop Dead Gorgeous, as Andy Carpenter goes bicoastal to prove an old friend’s innocence.Retired lawyer Andy Carpenter remembers every dog that’s come through the Tara Fo...

  • Book - 28

    In National Bestseller David Rosenfelt’s ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas, all through the Carpenter house, five dogs are stirring, and not even Andy can get out of working this latest case at his door.Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter is at...


Dead Center
2006 IndieFab Award -- Audio Fiction
2015 Shamus Award -- P.I. Novel
2014 Audies -- Mystery

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 29 books in the Andy Carpenter series.

The next book in the Andy Carpenter series, Dog Day Afternoon (Book 29), will be published in July 2024.

The first book in the Andy Carpenter series, Open and Shut, was published in May 2002.

The Andy Carpenter series primarily falls into the Legal Thriller genre.