Defending a friend who has been reported by a cranky neighbor for fostering homeless puppies during the holiday season, Andy Carpenter encounters more trouble than anticipated when the neighbor is found murdered.
“Laugh-out-loud funny and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful…dog lovers across the country drool at the thought of a new mystery about the curmudgeonly lovable lawyer and his quirky entourage.”—Huffington Post
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 and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires her work. With Christmas just around the corner, one of her 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. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmas time? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. All the evidence seems to point to Pups as the killer, and suddenly Andy has a murder case on his hands. 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.
St. Martin’s Press