Monday, November 28, 2016

Showcase - #Giveaway The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

Welcome to another post showcasing St. Martin's Press holiday titles, today is a showcase plus a #giveaway of The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt. Giveaway details below.

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 that the local dog rescue center can’t handle, raises them until they’re old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Pups’s 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, and he feels confident in a positive outcome. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. Pups had loudly and publicly threatened Hennessey after he filed his complaint, and Pups was also the one to find his body. All the evidence seems to point to Pups as the killer, and suddenly Andy has a murder case on his hands. He doesn’t believe Pups could be guilty, but 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.
With his trademark wit, larger-than-life characters, and clever plotting, David Rosenfelt delivers another gripping mystery.

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Read an excerpt courtesy St. Martin's Press:

“You looking for work?”

The guy in the pickup asked the question, but he had to have already known the answer. He was at the convenience store on the edge of town where the young men hung out when they needed money and were willing to spend the day working for it.

Day laborers didn’t earn much, but they didn’t need much: a roof over their head, something to eat, and, more often, something to drink—that’s it. And at this time of year, the roof wasn’t even that necessary. So they would arrive early in the day and wait, and locals who needed to hire them would drive up and pick them out, as if from a lineup.

Chip didn’t get picked much, because he was thin and pale and didn’t possess the obvious physical strength of some of the others. That’s why on this particular morning, on a hot July day almost two years ago, he was one of the last few left.

People called him Chip—when they bothered to call him anything—because he had noticeable chips in his two front teeth. He never used his real name, because there was no need to. He wasn’t voting or getting a credit card, a passport, or anything. He was as anonymous and untracked as one can be in the modern, data-driven world.

But no one can be completely anonymous, and no one exists that can’t be tracked.

There were two of them in the front cabin of the truck, which meant that Chip had to climb onto the back. That was OK; it was over ninety degrees out, and the wind felt good in his face. He didn’t know what they were hiring him ... More
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Meet David:
DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of several stand-alones and a dozen Andy Carpenter novels, including Who Let the Dog Out?. After years living in California, he and his wife moved to Maine with twenty-five golden retrievers that they’ve rescued. Rosenfelt’s hilarious account of this cross-country move, Dogtripping, is available from St. Martin’s Press.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing this and Happy Monday!

  2. My favorite is The Christmas carol. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  3. Oh I'd say this would be a winner as a Christmas read. Puppies would just add that bit of cuteness to the story.

    1. no kidding the cover is really great with the puppies!

  4. That cover is adorable and I love a good mystery! Thanks for sharing Debbie. Hope this week is a good one for you!

  5. Sorry, I didn't read the question - I love A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim gets me every time!

  6. Growing up, The Polar Express was my favorite Christmas Story!

  7. I don't read a huge number of Christmas books. The ones I normally read are part of a series I'm already reading. I do like the sound of this story though. I mean, how can you not love a story about someone who rescues puppies. I also like the sound of the mystery involved with it. Thanks so much for the contest and introducing me to this book.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads