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John Lescroart - Author

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of twenty-four previous novels (sixteen New York Times bestsellers), including The 13th Juror, Damage, The Hunter, and The Ophelia Cut. His books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in seventy-five countries. He lives in Northern California.

Featured books by John Lescroart

The Keeper

The Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2014

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Other books by John Lescroart

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

John Lescroart, bestselling author of the Dismas Hardy series, whose recent titles include THE FALL, THE KEEPER and THE OPHELIA CUT, returns with a gripping one-off thriller about a deadly love affair that will enthrall fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Kate is happily married to Ron with two children and a beautiful home in San Francisco. But everything changes when Kate meets Peter. What begins as a passing fancy develops into a dangerous obsession and one intense, passionate encounter. Confident that life can go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Until a masked man fires a weapon into the crowd of a cafe that Kate is in with her best friend. This tragedy is just the first in a series of horrifying events that will show exactly how fatal the consequences of one mistake can be...

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2017

John Lescroart, bestselling author of the Dismas Hardy series, whose recent titles include THE FALL, THE KEEPER and THE OPHELIA CUT, returns with a gripping one-off thriller about a deadly love affair that will enthrall fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Kate is happily married to Ron with two children and a beautiful home in San Francisco. But everything changes when Kate meets Peter. What begins as a passing fancy develops into a dangerous obsession and one intense, passionate encounter. Confident that life can go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Until a masked man fires a weapon into the crowd of a cafe that Kate is in with her best friend. This tragedy is just the first in a series of horrifying events that will show exactly how fatal the consequences of one mistake can be...

Fatal

Fatal

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2017

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple.Kate loves her life. At forty-four, shes happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession and Kates fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Not long after their affair, a masked man barges into the caf Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be. An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral ambiguity, John Lescroarts latest thriller will excite and satisfy both his current and new fans.

The Fall (Dismas Hardy series, book 16) A complex and gripping legal thriller

The Fall (Dismas Hardy series, book 16) A complex and gripping legal thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

From John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of THE OPHELIA CUT and THE KEEPER, comes THE FALL - the riveting new legal thriller featuring Dismas Hardy and introducing his daughter Rebecca. Late one night, fostered teen Anlya Paulson plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed? Pushed to find a suspect, homicide inspectors focus on naive school teacher Greg Treadway, who volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. But by the time Greg's murder trial is underway, lawyer Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, have unearthed some alternative harrowing possibilities: a missing stepfather, a roommate who ran an escort service, and Anlya's own birth mother. How will they get these theories in front of the jury? And, if they can, what price will they have to pay?

Silent Hunt

Silent Hunt

Author: John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology Face Off, John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker team up for the first time ever, along with their characters - Wyatt Hunt, hero of three of Lescorart's Hunt Club thrillers; and Joe Trona from Parker's Edgar Award-winning Silent Joe. What begins as a relaxing fishing vacation among friends quickly descends into chaos when Hunt and Trona are drawn into a local gang war in the heart of a tiny Mexican village. When an innocent family is taken hostage, Hunt and Trona have no choice but to set aside their fishing poles and set a trap for some much bigger prey. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!

Fall

Fall

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardys law firm.Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Franciscos Stockton tunnel. But did she fallor was she pushed?Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a nave young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanyas death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apartand Hardys daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young mans defense.By the time Gregs murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime: a missing stepfather whod sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroarts most complex and thrilling cases yet.

Fall

Fall

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardys law firm.Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Franciscos Stockton tunnel. But did she fallor was she pushed?Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a nave young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanyas death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apartand Hardys daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young mans defense.By the time Gregs murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime: a missing stepfather whod sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroarts most complex and thrilling cases yet.

The Keeper (Dismas Hardy series, book 15) A riveting and complex courtroom thriller

The Keeper (Dismas Hardy series, book 15) A riveting and complex courtroom thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

THE KEEPER is the latest thriller in the bestselling Dismas Hardy series by master of legal suspense, John Lescroart. When prison guard Hal Chase's wife, Katie, goes missing on Thanksgiving Eve, he quickly becomes the prime suspect. Now it's up to lawyer Dismas Hardy to lead his defence. Chase and Katie's marriage had been fraught with problems. He certainly had motive to want her out of his life. But as Hardy and former homicide detective Abe Glitsky delve deeper into the case, many details seem off, including the death of an inmate in the jail where Chase worked. Amid a backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. And as the death count rises, he realises the next victim could be him...

Silent Hunt

Silent Hunt

Author: John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2014

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker team up for the first time ever, along with their charactersWyatt Hunt, hero of three of Lescorarts Hunt Club thrillers; and Joe Trona from Parkers Edgar Awardwinning Silent Joe.What begins as a relaxing fishing vacation among friends quickly descends into chaos when Hunt and Trona are drawn into a local gang war in the heart of a tiny Mexican village. When an innocent family is taken hostage, Hunt and Trona have no choice but to set aside their fishing poles and set a trap for some much bigger prey.For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven stories in FaceOff!

Keeper

Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hals wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardys wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself.Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases marriage was fraught with problems; Hals alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitskys mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Oroscorich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hals former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hals own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katies gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal worksonly one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katies body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well.Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

Keeper

Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hals wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardys wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself.Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases marriage was fraught with problems; Hals alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitskys mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Oroscorich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hals former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hals own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katies gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal worksonly one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katies body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well.Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy series, book 14) A page-turning crime thriller filled with darkness and suspense

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy series, book 14) A page-turning crime thriller filled with darkness and suspense

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Defence attorney Dismas Hardy takes on his most personal case yet When Moses McGuire's daughter is raped by her ex-boyfriend, Rick Jessup, he vows to get his revenge. So when Rick is found dead the next day, Moses is arrested for murder. Dismas Hardy has no hesitation in defending his old friend but as the evidence against him starts piling up Hardy can't help wondering, what if he's actually guilty? And to make matters even more complicated, the case threatens to bring to light an old secret that could destroy Hardy's career. With the trial going against him, Hardy must draw on all his legal ingenuity until he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price? The Ophelia Cut pits lifelong friends against one another, where truth does not always lead to justice and where long buried secrets still have the power to redeem or destroy.

Ophelia Cut

Ophelia Cut

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isnt willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues careers.As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurorsuntil, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the authors most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroarts extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

Ophelia Cut

Ophelia Cut

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isnt willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues careers.As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurorsuntil, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the authors most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroarts extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt, book 3) A dark and intense thriller

The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt, book 3) A dark and intense thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

It started with an anonymous text: How did your mother die? Private Investigator Wyatt Hunt has never been interested in finding his birth parents, but the discovery that his mother was murdered and the main suspect was his father leaves him with no choice but to take on a case he never knew existed. With the trail of the forty-year-old case long gone cold, Hunt's first priority is to find out who the mysterious texter is and that person's connection to him. But in confronting his past, could Hunt find himself up against a killer who's still very much alive and very dangerous? From the dark streets of San Francisco to the Jonestown massacre in the remote jungles of Guyana, thriller-master John Lescroart weaves a shocking tale about the skeletons inside family closets and the mortal danger outside the front door.

Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt, book 2) A riveting crime thriller with unexpected twists

Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt, book 2) A riveting crime thriller with unexpected twists

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

When Mickey Dade discovers the body of Dominic Como, he sees this as his chance to prove himself. He's been stuck behind a desk at Wyatt Hunt's private investigative service, The Hunt Club, but now seizes the opportunity to work on a real case. Como was one of San Francisco's most high-profile fundraisers and one suspect in the case is Como's business associate, Alicia Thorpe - young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey's friends. As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that Como was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this - and more about Como - than she's letting on. As the case reaches its nail-biting conclusion, Mickey Dade finds his world crumbling around him as he learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well.

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