Search Results: "John T. Lescroart"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 MERCY RULE by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Lots going on, then, though even the most patient readers may finish the book annoyed with the score of characters left undeveloped, and the way their feelings about euthanasia have been toyed with in what turns out to be a leviathan red herring."
San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy (A Certain Justice, 1995, etc.) is back from Lescroart's disappointing Guilt (1997)—this time defending a potential case of euthanasia in a gripping but erratically plotted legal drama. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST LAW by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2003

"The sturdy but simple conflict between Establishment villains and a heroic band of merry men is stretched to the breaking point by male-bonding badinage and felonies obbligato."
It's lawyers vs. cops, rent-a-cops vs. cops, cops vs. cops in Lescroart's latest big bite of Bay City malfeasance (The Oath, Feb. 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FALL by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"'You're never going to believe what just happened,' as The Beck's roommate tells her at one point, could be a motto, for better or worse, for the whole wild tale. The final twist, however, is sadly predictable."
Dismas Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, the most junior associate at his law firm, gets her own first case, and it's a doozy. Read full book review >

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THE HEARING by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 2001

"The answer isn't much more of a surprise than the revelation of who killed Elaine Wager, but Lescroart still lays on the political intrigue as fearlessly as if he were writing exposé journalism rather than courtroom drama."
Another seminar in the sociology of criminal justice pits attorney Dismas Hardy (Nothing but the Truth, 2000, etc.) against his old friend, San Francisco Homicide chief Lt. Abe Glitsky, and pretty much everybody else in sight. Read full book review >

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THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart
Released: May 7, 2013

"Lots of great scenes shoehorned into a story that seems uncertain how to mix its social commentary and courtroom drama with the regulars' continuing soap opera."
Six years after an impromptu conspiracy locked San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy and several of his best buds into a coverup (A Plague of Secrets, 2009), the whole shooting match is threatened when one of the conspirators, Hardy's brother-in-law, Moses McGuire, is arrested for murder. 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 >