The Dogtrot Murder - a Carter A. Johnson novel

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Gerhart Menke has been brutally murdered and his wife is accused of the crime. The evidence is overwhelming even before a friend declares he has long shared a sexual affair with her. Kate Menke is convicted and sent to a maximum security prison for life; luckily for her Carter A. Johnson believes she's innocent. Join Carter as he unravels a clever plot to frame an innocent woman.
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Published: Feb. 21, 2012
Words: 72,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466037724
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, I publish my writing as Robert Schobernd.
My wife and I have three children, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. When I'm not writing we share the work that an extensively landscaped yard requires. Our home is in the Midwest, northeast of St. Louis Mo.
Currently I have seven ebooks published at Smashwords. Six are in the crime category and one is a love story.
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. The language is rough and the actions are explicit. The story involves murder, torture, rape, and incest. Please don’t read the books if you are repulsed by these actions.
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 is, The Blonde Heiress, a novella length introduction to the series. The second novel is The Dogtrot Murder. The story follows the prison internment of a wife convicted of killing her husband and Carter’s efforts to free her.
In another change of genre I wrote a short, very dark thriller, titled 59 Hours. I’ll give you a hint; some people bloom, wilt and die in fifty nine hours.
Even the love story has a crime as the catalyst for love to be tested and eventually triumph. The title is Choices: Karolyn's Story. It will be published by the middle of March, 2014. This novel was originally published as a short story The Agreement but has been expanded to let the characters grow.
My next work in progress is the third Carter A. Johnson novel. The title is Cape Abigail and its setting is Maine.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories.

Bob

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Reviews

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Dec. 11, 2012 : star star star star star
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 within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Nov. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
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 thought I could smell Kinky. Carter is one kick ass vigilante.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Anca S on Aug. 22, 2012 : star star star star
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 : star star star star
"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)

Review by: I. Readalot on March 03, 2012 : star star star star star
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 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 within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nora Lee on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
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 within a week of purchase)

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