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Published by Minotaur, 10 October 2017.
Andy Carpenter is more interested in sports than the
law, but that hardly stops him from winning murder cases. This one starts
when a zoning board cites a friend of his, Martha “Pups” Boyer, for having too
many pets on her premises, the law permitting merely three. The
complainant is a neighbor who is subsequently murdered, and “Pups” is accused
of shooting him.
It is up to Andy and his rag tag
team to uncover what essentially is a plot against “Pups” to solve the
case. All the evidence seems to indicate her guilt: she was seen as she
was leaving the scene of the murder; the murder weapon was found in her
basement; and it was the same gun used to kill her husband and another a year
or so earlier. The trial against “Pups” includes a charge for the murder
of her husband.
Each of the novels in the series
combines mystery, courtroom drama and humor throughout, and Twelve Dogs
repeats the formula. The final twist in this novel, however, not only is
the usually unexpected fillip, but is based on Andy’s passion for sports.
Reviewer: Ted Feit
is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of several stand-alones
and a dozen Andy Carpenter novels, including Who Let the Dog Out? After
years living in California, he and his wife moved to Maine with twenty-five
golden retrievers that they've rescued. Rosenfelt's hilarious account of this
cross-country move, Dogtripping, is available from St. Martin's Press.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.