This is book number 24 in the An Andy Carpenter Novel series.
In this Christmas mystery, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are on the beat after a body turns up in the snow and a journalist is nowhere to be found.
Christmas has come early to the town of Paterson, New Jersey, in the form of a snowstorm that left over two feet of snow on the ground. Lawyer Andy Carpenter likes snow – to a point – but he misses the walks he takes his dogs on every day.
When the snow starts to melt, and a body is discovered, Andy ends up in the office of the local newspaper editor. The murder victim is that of crooked businessman Thomas Lansing, who had an infamous relationship with the newspaper. Last year a young reporter published an expose, and Lansing had him fired for libel. Now, the young reporter – and prime suspect – isn’t answering his phone . . . and everyone is worried.
Andy agrees to take the case, though it’s not looking good this holiday season. The snow is piling up – along with the evidence – in the next Christmas mystery in this bestselling series from David Rosenfelt, Best in Snow.
Praise for the Andy Carpenter Christmas Mysteries
“[E]ntertaining . . . . Loads of dog lore and Andy’s gripes about things that get under his skin add to the fun. This long-running series remains as fresh as ever.” — Publishers Weekly on Silent Bite
“The main course can't top the opening act because the dog is the consistently amusing hero's most appealing client ever.” — Kirkus Reviews on Dachshund Through the Snow
“The perfect holiday gift for animal lovers.” – Publishers Weekly on Deck the Hounds
"All the elements dedicated readers will be expecting, wrapped up in a festive Yuletide setting.” – Library Journal (starred review) on Deck the Hounds
“Heartwarming… Carpenter’s endearing first-person narrative moves the story along with just the right mixture of humor and suspense." —Associated Press on The Twelve Dogs of Christmas