I like to read almost every kind of novel, including mysteries and thrillers. “Hounded” by David Rosenfelt is an “Andy Carpenter” mystery, one of thirteen written by Rosenfelt. I was not familiar with Rosenfelt’s novels previously and so was interested in the book. I wondered what the connection was between the obvious reference to a dog and the picture on the cover of the book. As I discovered, the connection was a minor one.
Andy Carpenter and his girlfriend Laurie Collins are drawn into a murder mystery that involves their police detective friend, Pete Stanton. After one of Pete’s informants is killed, Andy and Laurie take charge of the dead man’s son and pooch. I was a little confused by the number of murders that kept occurring because of an investigation that Pete Stanton was involved in. The names and connections at times were mind-boggling. As in most mysteries, the one “who done it” is never the one suspected. That’s what kept me reading. Every time I thought I’d figured it out, that person turned up dead. Obviously someone had to be the “brains”.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was easy to read and kept my interest throughout. I received a print copy of this book from NightOwlReviews.com in return for my honest review.