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Dead Center

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Publisher's Summary

If there aren't any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's engaging series hero, then there should be.

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

There's damning evidence against Jeremy, accused of killing two young women, one of whom he was romantically involved with. Andy is forced to pry into the closed society of Center City, home of the victims and a peculiar religious sect called the Centurions.

Dead Center is our Editors' Pick for Mysteries and Thrillers. Find out what else made Audible's Best of 2006 list.

©2006 David Rosenfelt; (P)2006 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2007

"Written with flair and humor, this is perfect light reading." (Publishers Weekly)
"Those who like the added complexity of character-driven mysteries will find much to enjoy in this award-winning series." (Booklist)
"Grover Gardner's narrative style is clear but low-key, a style that fits Andy Carpenter, Rosenfelt's series hero....His reading perfectly evokes the suspense and drama of a criminal investigation." (AudioFile)

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Did it again!"

    Another enjoyable Rosenfelt Novel!

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    Michael garden grove, CA, United States 02-25-09
    Michael garden grove, CA, United States 02-25-09
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    "Excellent listen"

    All Andy Carpenter series books are great and worth the listen. I have listened to all books in the series and love them all. The mix of wit, humor and drama are excellent. Just carefull when listening while working out you may laugh while lifting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela W. Wooddell Wilmington, NC 09-14-08
    Pamela W. Wooddell Wilmington, NC 09-14-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Fun you can count on!"

    I really enjoy all of Rosenfelt's books and this one is no exception.

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    Carla Huntsville, AL, USA 08-23-08
    Carla Huntsville, AL, USA 08-23-08
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    "Good listening"

    Really enjoy this author. The main character is very likeable, and the plots believable. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story.

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    Kristin B Lappala Glenwood, IA United States 08-13-08
    Kristin B Lappala Glenwood, IA United States 08-13-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun"

    I really liked this book. The characters were fun without being unbelievable and was an easy, relaxing listen. I will look into buying more of his books.

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    Judy San Francisco, CA, United States 02-13-08
    Judy San Francisco, CA, United States 02-13-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Andy Carpenter story"

    Wow - I just love Andy Carpenter. He is such a great character and his sense of humor is fabulous - has me laughing out loud! If you haven't tried David Rosenfelt yet, by all means do! Well worth the download.

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    R. Musser 09-11-07
    R. Musser 09-11-07 Member Since 2013
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    "amusing"

    the narrator is perfect for this book - very funny at times. good story line, too. i definitely recommend if you like a little humor with your mystery.

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    Lewis Weston, CT, USA 05-24-07
    Lewis Weston, CT, USA 05-24-07
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    "Totally enjoyable"

    If you want to really sit back and have some audio fun you need to listen to this book.It kept my interest from the opening word to its conclusion.I laughed out loud!

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    Jon Lamrouex Rockford, IL United States 04-18-07
    Jon Lamrouex Rockford, IL United States 04-18-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Great Listen"

    This was my first listen from this author and this reader. The book and plot were engaging. The reader made this listen very enjoyable.

    The mix of drama and humor was this book's draw. I recommend this to anyone that truely enjoys well read comedy/drama based lawyer/police fiction.

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    Hav9 04-01-07
    Hav9 04-01-07
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    "Andy rules"

    Great character. Narration is really good. Throughly entertaining.

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