Andy Carpenter is the protaganist of a series of legal thriller novels written by American author David Rosenfelt. Carpenter is a lawyer with a love for dogs. Andy and his dog Tara solve cases as a team, saving the lives of both humans and dogs.

The Andy Carpenter series began in 2002 with Open and Shut. Since that time, there has been an addition to the series nearly every year. Below is a list of David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Andy Carpenter Books

Open and Shut(2002)Description / Buy at
First Degree(2003)Description / Buy at
Bury the Lead(2004)Description / Buy at
Sudden Death(2005)Description / Buy at
Dead Center(2006)Description / Buy at
Play Dead(2007)Description / Buy at
New Tricks(2009)Description / Buy at
Dog Tags(2010)Description / Buy at
One Dog Night(2011)Description / Buy at
Leader of the Pack(2012)Description / Buy at
Unleashed(2013)Description / Buy at
Hounded(2014)Description / Buy at
Who Let the Dog Out?(2015)Description / Buy at
Outfoxed(2016)Description / Buy at
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas(2016)Description / Buy at
Collared(2017)Description / Buy at
Rescued(2018)Description / Buy at
Deck the Hounds(2018)Description / Buy at
Bark of Night(2019)Description / Buy at
Dachshund Through the Snow(2019)Description / Buy at
Muzzled(2020)Description / Buy at
Silent Bite(2020)Description / Buy at
Dog Eat Dog(2021)Description / Buy at
Best in Snow(2021)Description / Buy at
Holy Chow(2022)Description / Buy at
Santa's Little Yelpers(2022)Description / Buy at
Flop Dead Gorgeous(2023)Description / Buy at
'Twas the Bite Before Christmas(2023)Description / Buy at
Dog Day Afternoon(2024)Description / Buy at
The More the Terrier(2024)Description / Buy at

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3 Responses to “Order of Andy Carpenter Books”

  1. Sandy White: 4 months ago

    I love that you have a listing of other authors we might like for when we have read all the books by one author. Thanks!!


    • Graeme: 4 months ago

      You’re welcome 🙂


  2. Margie GoffLL: 2 years ago

    Always looking forward to the next Andy Carpenter book. Fun, fun, fun.


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