Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

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A Mysterious Review of The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt. An Andy Carpenter Mystery.

Review summary: What a delightful twist on a holiday tale. The mystery is nicely layered, and slowly comes to light as the story develops. As with the other books in this series, there is nothing to dislike about this one…unless the reader does not like family, dogs, humor or a well-crafted mystery. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas David Rosenfelt

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
David Rosenfelt
An Andy Carpenter Mystery
Minotaur Books (October 2016)

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Publisher synopsis: 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 that the local dog rescue center can’t handle, raises them until they’re old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Pups’s neighbors has just reported Pups to the city for having more than the legal number of pets in her home under the local zoning laws.

Andy happily takes Pups’s case, and he feels confident in a positive outcome. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. Pups had loudly and publicly threatened Hennessey after he filed his complaint, and Pups was also the one to find his body. All the evidence seems to point to Pups as the killer, and suddenly Andy has a murder case on his hands. He doesn’t believe Pups could be guilty, but as he starts digging deeper into the truth behind Hennessey’s murder, Andy may find himself facing a killer more dangerous than he ever imagined.

Today's Selection of New or Newly Released Indie MystereBooks

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a selection of newly published and recently released mystery, suspense and thriller titles — mostly from independent publishers — for Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Next to Die by T. J. Brearton

Next to Die by T. J. Brearton

A Suspense Thriller

Published: 02/16/18 by Bookouture

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: 99¢

Next to Die by T. J. Brearton

The Defector by Jack McSporran

The Defector by Jack McSporran

A Maggie Black Thriller (3rd in series)

Published: 02/16/18 by Inked Entertainment

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: $3.99

The Defector by Jack McSporran

Escape Cay by G. A. VanDruff

Escape Cay by G. A. VanDruff

A Murder Off-Screen Cozy Mystery (3rd in series)

Published: 02/16/18 by G. A. VanDruff

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: 99¢

Escape Cay by G. A. VanDruff

Deadly Relations by P. A. De Voe

Deadly Relations by P. A. De Voe

A Ming Dynasty Mystery

Published: 02/16/18 by Drum Tower Press

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: $2.99

Deadly Relations by P. A. De Voe

Rattlesnake Hill by Leslie Wheeler

Rattlesnake Hill by Leslie Wheeler

A Berkshire Hilltown Mystery

Published: 02/16/18 by Encircle Publications

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: $2.99

Rattlesnake Hill by Leslie Wheeler

Friends and Frauds by Diana Xarissa

Friends and Frauds by Diana Xarissa

An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Mystery (6th in series)

Published: 02/16/18 by Diana Xarissa

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: $2.99

Friends and Frauds by Diana Xarissa

Important Note: Price(s) verified as of 02/18/18 4:30 PM ET. Price(s) are subject to change at any time. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before purchasing it.

Today's Selection of Newly Discounted MystereBooks

Here is a selection of the recently discounted mystery, suspense and thriller titles found on Sunday, February 18, 2018 …

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

A Lincoln Rhyme Mystery

Publisher: Grand Central

Price: $3.49

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

Knocked Off by Adrienne Giordano

Knocked Off by Adrienne Giordano

A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Adrienne Giordano

Price: 99¢

Knocked Off by Adrienne Giordano

A Rip Roaring Good Time by Jeanne Glidewell

A Rip Roaring Good Time by Jeanne Glidewell

A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Jeanne Glidewell

Price: $1.99

A Rip Roaring Good Time by Jeanne Glidewell

Darkness at the Edge of Town by Jennifer Harlow

Darkness at the Edge of Town by Jennifer Harlow

An Iris Ballard Thriller (2nd in series)

Publisher: Alibi

Price: $1.99

Darkness at the Edge of Town by Jennifer Harlow

Double Play by Robert B. Parker

Double Play by Robert B. Parker

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Putnam

Price: $1.99

Double Play by Robert B. Parker

Dying for a Diamond by Cindy Sample

Dying for a Diamond by Cindy Sample

A Laurel McKay Mystery (6th in series)

Publisher: Cindy Sample

Price: 99¢

Dying for a Diamond by Cindy Sample

The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

A Josephine Tey Mystery (5th in series)

Publisher: Bourbon Street Books

Price: $1.99

The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

Important Note: Price(s) verified as of 02/18/18 7:05 AM. Price(s) are subject to change at any time. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before purchasing it.

Today's Selection of Free MystereBooks for Sunday, February 18, 2018

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of Free MystereBooks found on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM ET …

Deadly Justice by Kathy Ivan

Deadly Justice by Kathy Ivan

The New Orleans Connection Series

Publisher: Kathy Ivan

Price: FREE!

Deadly Justice by Kathy Ivan, Amazon Kindle format

Cursed City by William Massa

Cursed City by William Massa

A Shadow Detective Mystery

Publisher: Critical Mass Publishing

Price: FREE!

Cursed City by William Massa, Amazon Kindle format

Sunstrike by Philip McCutchan

Sunstrike by Philip McCutchan

A Commander Shaw Thriller

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: FREE!

Sunstrike by Philip McCutchan, Amazon Kindle format

The Missing Groom by Alice Simpson

The Missing Groom by Alice Simpson

A Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Alice Simpson

Price: FREE!

The Missing Groom by Alice Simpson, Amazon Kindle format

A Murder in Pearl Harbor by Arno B. Zimmer

A Murder in Pearl Harbor by Arno B. Zimmer

A Billy Meacham Mystery

Publisher: Arno B. Zimmer

Price: FREE!

A Murder in Pearl Harbor by Arno B. Zimmer, Amazon Kindle format

For a summary of all of today's titles, plus any that may have been added since this post was created, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

Important Note: Price(s) verified as of the date and time shown. Price(s) are subject to change at any time. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before purchasing it.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Today's Selection of New or Newly Released Indie MystereBooks

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a selection of newly published and recently released mystery, suspense and thriller titles — mostly from independent publishers — for Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott

Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott

A Novel of Suspense

Published: 02/15/18 by Black Dot Publishing

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: $4.99

Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott

Backwater Channel by Steven Becker

Backwater Channel by Steven Becker

A Kurt Hunter Mystery (2nd in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by The White Marlin Press

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: $2.99

Backwater Channel by Steven Becker

Bitter Truth by C. J. Carmichael

Bitter Truth by C. J. Carmichael

A Bitter Root Mystery (2nd in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Tule Publishing

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: $3.99

Bitter Truth by C. J. Carmichael

Fear in February by Camilla Chafer

Fear in February by Camilla Chafer

A Calendar Mystery (2nd in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Audacious

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: $3.99

Fear in February by Camilla Chafer

Coconut Frosted & Murder by Susan Gillard

Coconut Frosted & Murder by Susan Gillard

An Oceanside Cozy Mystery (21st in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Guardian Publishing

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: 99¢

Coconut Frosted & Murder by Susan Gillard

Seattle Reign by Jack Huber

Seattle Reign by Jack Huber

A Pat Ruger Mystery (5th in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Jack Huber

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: $5.99

Seattle Reign by Jack Huber

Reel Murder by Mary Kennedy

Reel Murder by Mary Kennedy

A Talk Radio Mystery (2nd in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Bleecker Street Books

Edition(s): eBook only

eBook Price: $4.99

Reel Murder by Mary Kennedy

Murder in Blue Gingham by Karen Sue Walker

Murder in Blue Gingham by Karen Sue Walker

A Bridal Shop Cozy Mystery (3rd in series)

Published: 02/15/18 by Karen Sue Walker

Edition(s): Print and eBook

eBook Price: 99¢

Murder in Blue Gingham by Karen Sue Walker

Important Note: Price(s) verified as of 02/17/18 4:30 PM ET. Price(s) are subject to change at any time. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before purchasing it.

 

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