Search Results: "John T. Lescroart"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIG by John T. Lescroart
Released: Jan. 8, 1990

The day Louis Baker gets out of jail, down-at-heels former S.F. prosecutor Rusty Ingraham warns bartender-sleuth Dismas Hardy that Baker's out to kill them both-and that night Hardy calls on Ingraham's houseboat to find him vanished, leaving behind a trail of blood and a dead woman. Read full book review >

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GUILT by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

Murder stalks a go-getting San Francisco lawyer who just wants to be left alone so he can have it all. Read full book review >

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HARD EVIDENCE by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"But Lescroart's laid-back, soft-shoe approach to legal intrigue is all his own. (First printing of 50,000)"
The shaggy lawyer/bartender of The Vig (1991) tries his hand at blockbuster courtroom drama—in an engaging crossover novel written with both eyes firmly on Scott Turow. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN JUSTICE by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1995

"A richly satisfying thriller, and a breakthrough book for Lescroart. (First printing of 125,000; $150,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild featured alternate selection; author tour)"
Lescroart swings for the fences with a West Coast take on The Bonfire of the Vanities. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH JUROR by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

Appearing as defense counsel for Jennifer Witt in the sentencing phase of her trial for killing her husband and son, San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy finds himself inching slowly, slowly from the back bench into the hot seat. Read full book review >

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T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

Ten years after his conviction, a legal technicality sets a murderous rapist free, with predictably disastrous results. Read full book review >

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TREASURE HUNT by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Worth reading only for Lescroart's customary sharp-edged portrait of the myriad temptations San Francisco offers citizens with money and power."
A month from throwing in the towel, Wyatt Hunt gets a chance to put his faltering private-investigation firm back on the map. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT CLUB by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Inside a story as big and loose-limbed as any of Dis and Abe's cases, Lescroart has hidden an uncommonly detailed story of his hero's origins and a much smaller case of double murder."
Lescroart takes a break from the long-running adventures of San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy and Lt. Abe Glitsky (The Second Chair, 2004, etc.) to audition a new detective hero. Read full book review >

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FATAL by John Lescroart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Lescroart manages the first movement of this cautionary tale by mixing his pitches with exquisite control. Once the homicide investigation kicks in, things become altogether more routine, though he still has a few nifty surprises in store for fans who'd expect nothing less."
After dishing out 20-plus cases to San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy and his friends and relations (The Fall, 2015, etc.), Lescroart pens a stand-alone whose Bay Area is just as tense and treacherous even if you're not part of the justice system. Read full book review >

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THE KEEPER by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Glitsky isn't the only one who's in for a bumpy ride, for beneath the cathartic outburst of homicides are more perps than you can waggle a Taser at. The investigation, heartfelt but untidy, ranks in the middle range among Hardy and Glitsky's caseload."
Just because San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy's friend Lt. Abe Glitsky's been forced out as chief of SFPD Homicide doesn't mean he can't go back to work—as an independent investigator for Hardy himself, with all the complications fans would expect. Read full book review >

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THE OATH by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"A depressingly thorough tour of managed-care malfeasance that's a whistleblower's pipe dream—though the skullduggery is so complete, so densely imagined, and so lacking in drama that Hardy and Glitsky (The Hearing, p. 132, etc.) come up short on both mystery and suspense."
Skeletons leap from a San Francisco HMO's closet after its CEO is struck by a hit-and-run driver and dies in his company's own hospital: Lescroart's latest look at the sociology of murder. Read full book review >