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10 thoughts on “Open and Shut

  1. Jaline Jaline says:

    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 Carpenter a defense lawyer is a bit of a cut up and on occasion it gets him into trouble – particularly with judgesAndy’s father a previous prosecutor tells his son to check into a case that put Willie a young black man into prison for the past seven years and who is now on death row Shortly afterward Andy’s father dies and Andy inherits 22M that no one in the family knew aboutThe further Andy looks into Willie’s case after winning an appeal for a new trial the suspicious events from 40 years before become – and those events may even involve his father Andy decides to defend Willie from the perspective that he was set up and the further he looks into the case the his suspicions become reinforcedThe trial is coming up fast and Andy receives threats and is being harassed His estranged wife is trying to reconcile but Andy and his beautiful investigator are also attracted to each other Meantime there is Tara – another love interest but of the 4 legged variety She is a lovely golden retriever who helps Andy to calm down and to rejuvenate when the case and all the puzzle pieces become frustratingly vague and unrelatedThis novel is fast paced funny frightening and has many twists and turns I didn’t see coming Even the ones I did see coming were deliberate bread crumbs that increased the tension and suspenseI am definitely looking forward to reads in this series and recommend it to anyone who enjoys smart legal thrillers with a great supporting cast including a golden retriever


  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    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 high hopes for this series


  3. Karl Karl says:

    This hardcover edition is the first Mysterious Press edition


  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    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 and Shut purely because of the fact that there is a dog character and the author is obviously an animal loverI mean27 dogs Holy cow I was uickly hooked by the first few pages Andy Carpenter is a sarcastic lawyer who often crosses the lines to make a point in the courtroom and he will do anything to save his clients He bends the rules a lot But beneath all that he is still a pretty nice guy who sometimes takes his payment in melons You really have to love him He's like My Cousin Vinny only a much better lawyer I was intrigued by the plot and I couldn't put the book down There is a lot of mystery a lot of humor and some pretty intense courtroom scenes that never get dry or boring It was a perfect blend of everything I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series


  5. Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction says:

    I reuested this book on Overdrive because I read the author's two memoirs about his dogs and I love supporting dog people and was hoping his fictional series would be fun Someone told me his dog is in all the books and that fact made me reuest it However I am simply not a fan of the legal drama And this is one of those and I was snoozing through some of the courtroom bits His dog Tara plays a wee tiny role and didn't have much character She puts her head on his lap he pats her head takes her for a walk That was IT I was soo incredibly disappointed with the lack of doggy thoughts or action Does that change in later books At any rate I'll give this one a 3 It was decent but not my kind of thing There's some humor a little of it a bit old timey and corny and some of the humor is based on old tropes that might insult some people Andy the main character is a huge boob when it comes to his dealings with the ladies too Ugh I hope he's figured out some things in the later books or he might just lose his nutsThat's my review Yell at me but don't be a dick if the later books get better and maybe I'll try again


  6. Jim Jim says:

    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 lawyer not the heroic type but he does stick through thick thin The problem was a twisty one wound up well While there's certainly room to continue the series there wasn't any cliff hangerI'd like to give this 4 stars because it's the beginning of a good series I usually bump the first book up but there was one part of the plot that really bugged me view spoiler I just couldn't buy into the picture How he kept thinking it was important how he found it why it tied in to his current case It would have helped a lot if his father had left it out in a better location hide spoiler


  7. Julie (JuJu) Julie (JuJu) says:

    A 35 ⭐️ legal mystery Me and my husband listened to the audio of this on a road trip and I thought the narrator did a great job Because of the great narration and Andy’s sarcastic humor—which I also loved—I’ve rounded up


  8. Marty Fried Marty Fried says:

    I'm so happy to have discovered this series thanks Barbara Good humor mixed with an entertaining story is one of my guilty pleasures In this book the humor starts out strong and the story kind of sneaks up from behind starting out slow and seemingly benign but eventually exploding into a complex case with lots of action and twistsAndy Carpenter is a wise guy but not uite as bad as others like Spenser And he has a great partnergirlfriend that is just as capable in both humor and detective work They make a great team and I look forward to from both The client in this book was also pretty interesting and I wouldn't mind seeing from him in future stories All in all a very pleasant read


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    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 protagonist Andy Carpenter For starters almost immediately you find out that he is married but sleeping with a co worker He attempts reconciliation with his wife but you can tell it is a very half hearted attempt His constant attempts at humor throughout the first person narrative are at times funny but eventually just become annoying His lawywering techniues are often uestionable and in the real world would probably lead to disbarment In his favor he does have a golden retriever who is probably my favorite character in the book although sadly she doesn't get a lot of screen time There were several legal inaccuracies that were difficult for me to overlook At one point during the case Carpenter is uestioning a witness and she begins to relate a story someone told her This is arguably the most important moment in the case but the prosecutor does not even bother making the hearsay objection There were also several instances where the relevance objection should have been made and sustained But the judge basically lets Carpenter get away with just about everything under the sun Some of the plot points were just too far fetched and contingent on coincidence to be believable There was one instance in particular involving Carpenter's wife that just didn't add up but I won't risk a spoiler by going into it Content analysis Profanity profanity in this novel was present but not pervasive; none of the characters were particularly foul mouthed Mostly only milder profanities are interjected into the first half of the book but it does seem like the author's misuse of Jesus Christ and his combination of God's name with damn increases throughout the last half of the book There were no sex scenes and no gore although some of the descriptions of the crime were detailed necessary for the court case All in all this wasn't a bad novel I just didn't particularly enjoy it either


  10. Petra Petra says:

    Note I've read a few of this series out of order Decided to start from the beginning to find out some back storyI enjoy the character of Andy Carpenter I find him humorous warm friendly and vulnerable Having read 3 later books in this series it was nice to come to the beginning and get a few answers to uestions I've picked up A really fun feel good book with a dog Tara is a wonderful side kick


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Open and Shut [Epub] ❧ Open and Shut By David Rosenfelt – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenl Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies leaving him distraught and million dollars richer.

10 thoughts on “Open and Shut

  1. Jaline Jaline says:

    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 Carpenter a defense lawyer is a bit of a cut up and on occasion it gets him into trouble – particularly with judgesAndy’s father a previous prosecutor tells his son to check into a case that put Willie a young black man into prison for the past seven years and who is now on death row Shortly afterward Andy’s father dies and Andy inherits 22M that no one in the family knew aboutThe further Andy looks into Willie’s case after winning an appeal for a new trial the suspicious events from 40 years before become – and those events may even involve his father Andy decides to defend Willie from the perspective that he was set up and the further he looks into the case the his suspicions become reinforcedThe trial is coming up fast and Andy receives threats and is being harassed His estranged wife is trying to reconcile but Andy and his beautiful investigator are also attracted to each other Meantime there is Tara – another love interest but of the 4 legged variety She is a lovely golden retriever who helps Andy to calm down and to rejuvenate when the case and all the puzzle pieces become frustratingly vague and unrelatedThis novel is fast paced funny frightening and has many twists and turns I didn’t see coming Even the ones I did see coming were deliberate bread crumbs that increased the tension and suspenseI am definitely looking forward to reads in this series and recommend it to anyone who enjoys smart legal thrillers with a great supporting cast including a golden retriever

  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    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 high hopes for this series

  3. Karl Karl says:

    This hardcover edition is the first Mysterious Press edition

  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    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 and Shut purely because of the fact that there is a dog character and the author is obviously an animal loverI mean27 dogs Holy cow I was uickly hooked by the first few pages Andy Carpenter is a sarcastic lawyer who often crosses the lines to make a point in the courtroom and he will do anything to save his clients He bends the rules a lot But beneath all that he is still a pretty nice guy who sometimes takes his payment in melons You really have to love him He's like My Cousin Vinny only a much better lawyer I was intrigued by the plot and I couldn't put the book down There is a lot of mystery a lot of humor and some pretty intense courtroom scenes that never get dry or boring It was a perfect blend of everything I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series

  5. Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction says:

    I reuested this book on Overdrive because I read the author's two memoirs about his dogs and I love supporting dog people and was hoping his fictional series would be fun Someone told me his dog is in all the books and that fact made me reuest it However I am simply not a fan of the legal drama And this is one of those and I was snoozing through some of the courtroom bits His dog Tara plays a wee tiny role and didn't have much character She puts her head on his lap he pats her head takes her for a walk That was IT I was soo incredibly disappointed with the lack of doggy thoughts or action Does that change in later books At any rate I'll give this one a 3 It was decent but not my kind of thing There's some humor a little of it a bit old timey and corny and some of the humor is based on old tropes that might insult some people Andy the main character is a huge boob when it comes to his dealings with the ladies too Ugh I hope he's figured out some things in the later books or he might just lose his nutsThat's my review Yell at me but don't be a dick if the later books get better and maybe I'll try again

  6. Jim Jim says:

    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 lawyer not the heroic type but he does stick through thick thin The problem was a twisty one wound up well While there's certainly room to continue the series there wasn't any cliff hangerI'd like to give this 4 stars because it's the beginning of a good series I usually bump the first book up but there was one part of the plot that really bugged me view spoiler I just couldn't buy into the picture How he kept thinking it was important how he found it why it tied in to his current case It would have helped a lot if his father had left it out in a better location hide spoiler

  7. Julie (JuJu) Julie (JuJu) says:

    A 35 ⭐️ legal mystery Me and my husband listened to the audio of this on a road trip and I thought the narrator did a great job Because of the great narration and Andy’s sarcastic humor—which I also loved—I’ve rounded up

  8. Marty Fried Marty Fried says:

    I'm so happy to have discovered this series thanks Barbara Good humor mixed with an entertaining story is one of my guilty pleasures In this book the humor starts out strong and the story kind of sneaks up from behind starting out slow and seemingly benign but eventually exploding into a complex case with lots of action and twistsAndy Carpenter is a wise guy but not uite as bad as others like Spenser And he has a great partnergirlfriend that is just as capable in both humor and detective work They make a great team and I look forward to from both The client in this book was also pretty interesting and I wouldn't mind seeing from him in future stories All in all a very pleasant read

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    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 protagonist Andy Carpenter For starters almost immediately you find out that he is married but sleeping with a co worker He attempts reconciliation with his wife but you can tell it is a very half hearted attempt His constant attempts at humor throughout the first person narrative are at times funny but eventually just become annoying His lawywering techniues are often uestionable and in the real world would probably lead to disbarment In his favor he does have a golden retriever who is probably my favorite character in the book although sadly she doesn't get a lot of screen time There were several legal inaccuracies that were difficult for me to overlook At one point during the case Carpenter is uestioning a witness and she begins to relate a story someone told her This is arguably the most important moment in the case but the prosecutor does not even bother making the hearsay objection There were also several instances where the relevance objection should have been made and sustained But the judge basically lets Carpenter get away with just about everything under the sun Some of the plot points were just too far fetched and contingent on coincidence to be believable There was one instance in particular involving Carpenter's wife that just didn't add up but I won't risk a spoiler by going into it Content analysis Profanity profanity in this novel was present but not pervasive; none of the characters were particularly foul mouthed Mostly only milder profanities are interjected into the first half of the book but it does seem like the author's misuse of Jesus Christ and his combination of God's name with damn increases throughout the last half of the book There were no sex scenes and no gore although some of the descriptions of the crime were detailed necessary for the court case All in all this wasn't a bad novel I just didn't particularly enjoy it either

  10. Petra Petra says:

    Note I've read a few of this series out of order Decided to start from the beginning to find out some back storyI enjoy the character of Andy Carpenter I find him humorous warm friendly and vulnerable Having read 3 later books in this series it was nice to come to the beginning and get a few answers to uestions I've picked up A really fun feel good book with a dog Tara is a wonderful side kick

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