Open and Shut

Open and Shut Review

"There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it's a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work."

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons - and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

Title:Open and Shut
Edition Language:English

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  • Jaline

    This is the first in a legal thriller series that I’m sure I will continue to enjoy if this first book is any indication. This story is funny – the writing is witty and smart. In fact, Andy Carpen...

  • Kevin

    More Sue Grafton than John Grisham, this courtroom drama with a private eye feel has a high level of "smart-assery" that at times made me laugh out loud and definitely kept me turning pages. I have hi...

  • Amanda

    I am not usually someone who likes reading about lawyers and courtroom dramas. My years watching Law and Order was strictly for the investigation and the hunky cops in uniform. I decided to read Open ...

  • Jim

    This was better than I thought it would be at first. It's got a broad streak of humor which was a bit irritating, then grew on me, perhaps because the reader did it so well. The main character is a la...

  • Jill

    This is book one of the Andy Carpenter lawyer series that read like part crime novels and part standup comedy routines. Evaluation: This is not only a really good crime novel, but a very, very funny b...

  • Lynn

    Full review: http://books-n-music.blogspot.com/201.... Must read Rosenfelt's others now. This was excellent! I really like Andy, love Tara and Laurie. Much pity for many of the other characters for al...

  • Maddy

    RATING: 4.5We’ve all heard of an “open and shut” case. That’s when the evidence is so incontrovertible that the accused is convicted without a moment’s hesitation on the part of the judicial...

  • LJ

    OPEN AND SHUT (Legal Thriller) – GDavid Rosenfelt – 1st bookMysterious Press/Warner Books, 2002 – HardcoverHis father, a retired district attorney, asks without an explanation New Jersey Attorne...

  • Ann

    I like a sarcastic intelligent type of humor, and defense attorney Andy Carpenter fits that to a tee. The story and courtroom details are fast moving and suspenseful. I will read more of this series. ...

  • Elizabeth

    This book is entertaining. I'll give it that much. But there were several things about this novel that just didn't work (at least for me). I seem to be in the minority, but I didn't like the protagoni...