Review: Dachshund Through The Snow by David Rosenfelt

Posted 17 October, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Dachshund Through The Snow by David Rosenfelt
Title: Dachshund Through The Snow
Author: David Rosenfelt
Published by Minotaur Books
Series: Andy Carpenter Mystery #20
Date Published: 1 October, 2019
Pages: 352
Genres: Mystery
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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This Christmas, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, can't say no to helping young Danny and his dachshund, Murphy.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, have started a new Christmas tradition. Their local pet store has a Christmas tree, where instead of ornaments there are wishes from those in need. One poignant wish leads Andy to a child named Danny, whose selfless plea strikes a chord. Danny asked Santa for a coat for his mother, a sweater for his dachshund, Murphy, and for the safe return of his missing father.

It turns out Danny’s father doesn't want to be found, he’s on the run after just being arrested for a murder that took place fourteen years ago – a murder that Danny’s mother swears he didn’t commit.

With his trademark humor and larger-than-life characters – including a police officer and his K-9 partner, Simon – Rosenfelt never fails to deliver as Andy and his eccentric crew dash to reunite a family in time for Christmas.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
This is my first David Rosenfelt novel and it definitely won’t be my last! I am absolutely in love with this book. I mean what’s not to love about a good mystery to solve and a fun loving Dachshund to help ya? From start to finish, Rosenfelt fills this novel with fantastic writing style that keeps the reader hooked and turning the pages long into the night.
Rosenfelt’s characters are awesome! I absolutely loved Murphy the Dachshund(of course, I could be a little biased…..I have three miniature dachshunds myself!). His doggy mischief is so fun to see in this novel that’s filled with twists, turns and a few laughs along the way. I really enjoyed Andy’s character too. He’s determined to solve the mystery of young Danny’s missing father so he can save Danny’s Christmas.  Danny’s character was the perfect companion to Murphy the Doxie. Those two really made the book stand out!
This is definitely a 5 star novel that I will be sharing with all my mystery loving friends. Andy Carpenter is a character that will stay with you long after, and make you ready to read the other books in the series. I am absolutely looking forward to going back and reading the other books, and making friends with all the fun loving furbabies in them! Grab this one up now!

About David Rosenfelt

I am a novelist with 27 dogs.

I have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.

My childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports, studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time. By comparison, “Ozzie and Harriet’s” clan seemed bizarre.

I graduated NYU, then decided to go into the movie business. I was stunningly brilliant at a job interview with my uncle, who was President of United Artists, and was immediately hired. It set me off on a climb up the executive ladder, culminating in my becoming President of Marketing for Tri-Star Pictures. The movie landscape is filled with the movies I buried; for every “Rambo”, “The Natural” and “Rocky”, there are countless disasters.

I did manage to find the time to marry and have two children, both of whom are doing very well, and fortunately neither have inherited my eccentricities.

A number of years ago, I left the movie marketing business, to the sustained applause of hundreds of disgruntled producers and directors. I decided to try my hand at writing. I wrote and sold a bunch of feature films, none of which ever came close to being actually filmed, and then a bunch of TV movies, some of which actually made it to the small screen. It’s safe to say that their impact on the American cultural scene has been minimal.

About fourteen years ago, my wife and I started the Tara Foundation, named in honor of the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known. We rescued almost 4,000 dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them loving homes. Our own home quickly became a sanctuary for those dogs that we rescued that were too old or sickly to be wanted by others. They surround me as I write this. It’s total lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe group.

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