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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 the Tara Foundation’s annual Christmas party. The dog rescue organization has always been his true calling, and this is one holiday tradition he can get behind because every dog that’s come through the rescue—and their families—are invited to celebrate.
This year’s party is no exception. But before the stockings can be hung by the chimney with care, homicide detectives ruin the evening. Derek Moore, one of the foundation’s best foster volunteers, is arrested for murder.
Andy discovers Derek—whose real name is Bobby—is in the witness protection program after giving evidence against his former gang. The police believe Bobby murdered a member. But Bobby swears to Andy he didn’t do this. He’s built a new life, a new business, has two new dogs after being a double foster-failure.
There isn’t much Andy likes about this case, but he likes Bobby. If he’s innocent, Andy wants to help. Before Andy can settle down for his long winter’s nap, he has a client’s name to clear, a murderer to catch, and two new dogs to look after: a golden and a Dalmatian. Andy’s golden retriever, Tara, will have to adjust to not being the only golden at the house while Andy gets to the bottom of this one…
Praise for 'Twas the Bite Before Christmas
“The courtroom scenes shine.” –Kirkus Reviews
Praise for David Rosenfelt and The Andy Carpenter Mysteries
“The climactic revelation, as in all of Andy’s best cases, is both head-shakingly incredible and deeply satisfying.” —Kirkus Reviews on Santa’s Little Yelpers
“Rosenfelt provides everything you need to enjoy this snowy mystery.” —Bookreporter.com on Best in Snow
"Silent Bite is highly recommended and is proof that each new instalment in the Andy Carpenter Mystery series is a winner." — Portland Book Review
“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.” — Library Journal (starred review) on Deck the Hounds
“Heartwarming.” — Associated Press on The Twelve Dogs of Christmas