Best in Snow By David Rosenfelt: Review/Giveaway

Nov 27, 2021 | 2021 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Everyone knows Andy Carpenter loves dogs, especially Tara, his Golden Retriever. And everyone knows, he walks them in the park for a bedtime break. This time he has company. His secretary, Edna, who never does any work, is getting married and has brought her fiancé around to meet Andy and Laurie. When it’s time to walk the dogs, the fiancé goes along, leaving Edna and Laurie at the house for girl talk.

It’s been snowing, two feet at least, and Tara, who likes to walk in it, rather than on the sidewalk, spots something interesting to investigate. Much to Andy’s regret, she uncovers a human hand, presumably attached to a body. And when that body is identified, all hell breaks loose.

Vince, the local newspaper editor and good friend of Andy’s, is afraid Bobby, a reporter he fired, will be blamed. The story Bobby wrote was about the dead guy before he got dead and was proved to be all wrong. Accusations and talk of lawsuits followed, and there was an agreement to drop it all if Bobby became unemployed. It was no secret, Bobby held a grudge.

When questioned, Bobby can’t remember a thing, not a good alibi. Vince asks Andy, who is a lawyer who tries not to take any cases, ever, to defend Bobby. The fact that Bobby has a golden retriever pup and Vince has to care for her while Bobby’s in jail, entertains Andy enough he agrees.

Things go from bad to worse when a second murder happens and despite being in jail, Bobby is blamed for that one, too. Add in a few bombings, a couple more bodies, attempted murders, and Paterson, New Jersey, is having a bad run of luck in the disaster area.

This is book twenty-four in the popular series. Andy has a dry humor, some say obnoxious attitude, but once committed, he defends his clients with everything he’s got. Laurie, Marcus, Sam, Cory, and Simon Garfunkel (the retired K9, not the singer), round out the team. The books are the kind you want to read quickly to find out how Andy will save the day but also want to read slowly, to savor the story.

Look for book twenty-five, Holy Chow, next July. Rosenfelt has also written two spinoff books, the K Team mysteries, featuring Corey and Simon Garfunkel with Laurie, nine thrillers, and two non-fiction books about, of course, dogs.

Start hinting now with all these books on your holiday wish list. Like potato chips, one is not enough.

To enter to win a copy of Best in Snow, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “snow,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 4, 2021. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. You can read our privacy statement here if you like. BE AWARE THAT IT WILL TAKE MUCH LONGER THAN USUAL FOR WINNERS TO GET THEIR BOOKS DUE TO THE CURRENT CRISIS.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She’s editor for Peace, Love, and Crime: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of the ’60s, with twenty-two cozy stories. She also edited A Murder of Crows, twenty-one stories featuring animals and crime (no animals were harmed). She also writes for magazines, newsletters, and the occasional guest blog. Both anthologies are available at the usual outlets, print or ebook.

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  1. I’ve read several in this series. Count me in!

  2. Love this series. Can’t wait to read
    the newest. thanks

  3. Best in Snow sounds like a fun romp of a read!

  4. Love books featuring animals. Would really like to read.

  5. That puppy’s just too cute! I’d love to have a copy of Best in Snow. Thanks! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  6. I love cozies with animals in them! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Such an adorable cover.
    Just Precious.
    You must love a pup the front of a Book.
    CONGRATULATIONS sound like a fabulous story.

  8. Your book Sounds and look so good!!
    Thank you for your giveaway!

  9. We have a winner!


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