Author: David Rosenfelt
Series: K Team Book #4
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 298
Date of Publication: March 14, 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
For the K Team, playing "good dog", "bad cop" is all fun and games... until there's a body on the scene, in the next K Team Novel by bestselling author David Rosenfelt.
The K Team enjoys investigating cold cases for the Paterson Police Department. Corey Douglas, his K-9 partner Simon Garfunkel, Laurie Collins, and Marcus Clark even get to choose which cases they’d like to pursue. When Corey sees the latest list of possibilities, there’s no question which one to look into next.
Corey’s former mentor, Jimmy Dietrich, had his whole identity wrapped up in being a cop. When Jimmy retired three years ago, his marriage quickly deteriorated and he tried–and failed―to get back on the force. Jimmy was left to try to adjust to life as a civilian.
Not long after, two bodies were pulled from the Passaic River. A local woman, Susan Avery, and Jimmy Dietrich. With no true evidence available, the deaths went unsolved and the case declared cold. This didn’t stop the an affair gone wrong... a murder-suicide committed by Jimmy.
Corey never believed it. With this case, the K Team has the opportunity to find the real murderer, and clear Jimmy’s name. Bestselling author David Rosenfelt returns in Good Dog, Bad Cop, where there’s little to go on, but that won’t stop Paterson, New Jersey’s favorite private investigators from sniffing out the truth.
Good Dog, Bad Cop is the enjoyable fourth book in the K Team series by David Rosenfelt. He also is writing the Andy Carpenter series, so this is a spinoff series and is just as enjoyable. In this series we have Corey, Laurie and Marcus working together as private investigators. Quite naturally, Andy appears in this books as well.
Just like the Andy Carpenter series, and the author himself, David Rosenfelt, are full with dogs, these former K-9 dogs in this second series are featured in each book. Although there is serious subject matter at times, these books give me a cozy mystery vibe. Maybe it is because I am a diehard series fanatic and enjoy any connected books as I truly enjoy continuity.
What is great about this book - or any Rosenfelt book - is that you can read any of them as standalones, but why would you want to? Always containing a fabulous mystery to be solved, as well as humor interjected throughout, I loved all four books in this series so far and can't wait to read the next one.
Many thanks to Minotaur Books and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.
My childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports, studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time. By comparison, “Ozzie and Harriet’s” clan seemed bizarre.
I graduated NYU, then decided to go into the movie business. I was stunningly brilliant at a job interview with my uncle, who was President of United Artists, and was immediately hired. It set me off on a climb up the executive ladder, culminating in my becoming President of Marketing for Tri-Star Pictures. The movie landscape is filled with the movies I buried; for every “Rambo”, “The Natural” and “Rocky”, there are countless disasters.
I did manage to find the time to marry and have two children, both of whom are doing very well, and fortunately neither have inherited my eccentricities.
A number of years ago, I left the movie marketing business, to the sustained applause of hundreds of disgruntled producers and directors. I decided to try my hand at writing. I wrote and sold a bunch of feature films, none of which ever came close to being actually filmed, and then a bunch of TV movies, some of which actually made it to the small screen. It’s safe to say that their impact on the American cultural scene has been minimal.
About fourteen years ago, my wife and I started the Tara Foundation, named in honor of the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known. We rescued almost 4,000 dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them loving homes. Our own home quickly became a sanctuary for those dogs that we rescued that were too old or sickly to be wanted by others. They surround me as I write this. It’s total lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe group.