The Dogtrot Murder - a Carter A. Johnson novel

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Kate Menke is sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband. She soon finds that even behind the protective walls of prison her life is in danger. Then she learns a tall handsome stranger has reopened the investigation in an effort to prove her innocence. All hell breaks loose as Carter digs through the mountain of lies and deceit that have framed Kate for murder. More

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Words: 73,760
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781466037724
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, my name is Bob Schobernd. I publish my writing as Robert Schobernd.
I primarily write in the crime category. My crime stories started with a trilogy character study detailing an assassin’s rise and fall. The trilogy title is Irrevocable Change and the individual books are: Reverse Metamorphosis, The Assassin Evolves, and The Devil's Homecoming. These stories are about coarse criminals and focus on the life experiences of an assassin and how his actions affect his family and friends.
The first series I’ve written is the Carter A. Johnson novels. They depict a vigilante who invokes double jeopardy on criminals he determines to be guilty. The first story is The Blonde Heiress, a novella length introduction to the series. The second novel is The Dogtrot Murder. That story follows the prison internment of a wife convicted of killing her husband and Carter’s efforts to free her. A third story in the series is Cape Abigail, and its setting is the coast of Maine. Here Carter is joined by Kate Menke the prisoner in The Dogtrot Murder.
As a change of genre, I published a short (15,000 words), very dark thriller/horror story, titled 59 Hours. I’ll give you a hint; some people bloom, wilt and die in fifty nine hours.
In the near future I plan to continue with additional crime stories and also pursue other stories in the thriller/horror genre.

Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories,

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Review by: Nora Lee on Jan. 12, 2015 :
I cried, I laughed, I got angry and I cheered, what more can you want from a book? There are two main characters, Carter and Kate and both are written in first person; and it worked. Carter is the continuing series lead. I don't know what the author intends to do with Kate, but I liked her and hope to see more of her. Kate is convicted of killing her husband. She arrives at a woman's prison and the first portion deals with her emotions and adjustment. While she is there Carter is introduced parallel to her and we experience his happy life with a new girlfriend in contrast to Kate's harsh surroundings. While she's being attacked he's making love. Carter is told to take a cursory look at Kate's case, rubber stamp the conviction and move on. He however, smells a rat and thinks she may have been framed. The book is then about how he rescues her, but there is action galore while he investigates the real killer. Several plot twist surprised me. A very good fast paced read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Dec. 05, 2014 :
Wow! Carter is one sexy dude and I like the introduction of Kate. She turned out to be a lot tougher than she started. The prison sequences were great and seemed genuine. Hope to see both of these main characters in future books. I'm waiting for the next one.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Nov. 13, 2014 :
I read the Blonde Heiress first and liked it (a bit short) and I loved this story. I was engrossed by the account of Kate in prison. Her feelings and experiences seemed real. Then the author skipped back and forth between her and the main character Carter. The action really started as Carter tried to prove Kate's innocence. The characters are described so clearly I felt I knew them. Carter is one kick ass vigilante.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: I. Readalot on Oct. 07, 2014 :
I'm impressed. The Dogtrot Murder has two main characters and both are super. They are well defined and I cared about both of them. The book is well written and editing is good. The sub characters were also intriguing, especially Kinky Stillbrink. I felt like I could see and smell him. All of the characters are well developed so there is a firm understanding of who and what they are. The plot is exciting and Carter is always on the verge of being attacked. However, if you don't care for vigilantes with a license to kill this is not a book for you.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Luke Short on Aug. 02, 2014 :
Another Five Star read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lillith Dunn on Aug. 01, 2014 :
A very well written story and even better than the introductory book, 'The Blonde Heiress. The scenes where Kate was in jail are very believable . Then Carter started digging into the case and the action really took off. I hope there are more stories in this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Anca S on Aug. 22, 2012 :
I've read both in this series and loved them both! Great characters with exciting plots!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kristi (Books N Beans) on March 24, 2012 :
"The Dogtrot Murder" by R.E. Schobernd is the second book in the Carter A. Johnson series. Carter works for this secret and exclusive group that seeks to provide vigilante justice for those who have been wronged by the legal system. In the first book Carter investigated a murder that produced an innocent verdict in court, but in this book Carter is asked to investigate a guilty verdict that is believed to be wrong.

Kate Menke is convicted of murdering her husband, but a friend and member of the group isn't sure that Kate did it. Carter is asked to investigate Kate's case to see if there's any possibility that her conviction should be overturned. Carter soon finds enough reasons to believe that Kate is as innocent as she claims, but vigilante style justice won't get Kate out of jail.

Carter's style of investigating is one of the best parts of the books. His bad ass, take no prisoners attitude is the greatest. He does the sort of nasty work on the bad guys that most of us only wish we could do. He breaks bones, drugs, tortures, and kills his way to the truth.

But Carter isn't the only kick ass character this time. Kate has toughened up in preparation for jail, and because she's decided she'll never let anyone take advantage of her again. Her naivety and trust have landed her in jail, and her experiences in court and in jail have changed her. She's tougher, more determined, and unwavering in her resolve now. She is a perfect kick ass compliment to Carter.

There is a hint (in the book and from the author) that Kate may make a future reappearance in the series. Personally I would welcome her, but I'm just one. Get The Dogtrot Murder for yourself, see what you think of Kate, and let R.E. Schobernd know if you'd like to hear from Kate again in another book.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a review*
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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