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Publication Order of Auguste Lupa Mystery Books

Son of Holmes (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rasputin's Revenge (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dismas Hardy Books

Publication Order of Abe Glitsky Books

Publication Order of Wyatt Hunt Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sunburn (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Suspect (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Hunt: Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona (With: T. Jefferson Parker) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Portal / Closure (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dismas Hardy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Natural Suspect(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Merry Band of Murderers(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Thrills: Volume 4(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
FaceOff(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Lescroart Biography:

The life of a writer is filled with many highs and lows. As you grow up, you take lessons with you that shape not only the kind of person you become, but the kind of writer you will be someday. The road to being a successful writer is a tough one to walk, and sometimes those who venture down that road end up wanting to give up. But, those who stick to it usually end up being the best of the best, and that is especially true for New York Times best-selling author, John Lescroart. This is his life, his career, and his journey into becoming the best legal and crime novelist that he is known as today. This is John Lescroart’s story.

The Early Life And Times For John

He was born as John Lescroart in Houston, Texas in January of 1948. He was raised in San Mateo, California, where he would graduate from Junipero Serra high school in 1966. Interested in earning some type of writing degree, he received his BA in English in 1970 after he graduated from Berkeley UC.

The Jack Of All Trades; Before His Writing Career

Lescroart was a self-described jack of all trades. He did not become a writer until 1994. Before settling down to become of the most notable authors of our time, he did a lot of little odds and ends jobs. Some of these jobs included being a word processor for a bunch of different law firms, an editor for several newspapers, and even an advertising director. He had other low-paying jobs, too, such as working as a bartender, a house painter, a moving man, and even a computer programmer and fundraising executive. Whatever job was available, he would take it on so he couple support himself and his family.

Becoming A Writer

Lescroart started his writing career in the early 1980s. Though he was still picking up odd jobs to do to support himself and his family, he found time to write his first novel, Sunburn, in 1981. It wasn’t until 1994 that he decided to become a fulltime writer. During the 80s, he had some success with his work, winning an award for his first novel in 1982. By 1994, Lescroart had written a total of seven novels. Now, after a 33 year career, Lescroart has released more than twenty books. He is currently at work on a new novel.

Awards That Lescroart Has Won

Lescroart has won a handful of awards since his first book was released in 1981. Beating out Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, he won the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson award for best unpublished book by a California author. He has also won awards such as American Author’s Associations Book of the Year award in 2007, the American Author medal in 2007, and more. He has also been nominated for a handful of awards, and was chosen for the Entertainment Weekly “must list” for his book, Damage, in 2011.

Recurring Characters In Lescroart’s Books

John Lescroart has a few recurring characters in nearly all of the books he has written. The one that is best known and well liked would be Dismas Hardy, which is the main protagonist in over fourteen of his books. He also has another well-known recurring character, named Abe Glitzsky that appears in many of his books. His last recurring character is a main protagonist in two books, and goes by the name of Gina Roake. His best known character, Dismas Hardy, is a fan favorite and will appear in a couple future books Lescroart is working on.

The Best Books He Has Written

There are a number of those books that are fan favorites. These books are also the reason that Lescroart is such a well-known writer, and a favorite among crime novel readers all over the world. The fan favorite novels of John Lescroart include Sunburn, Damage, Dead Irish, The 13th Juror, The Ophelia Cut, Nothing But The Truth, and The Suspect. These are favorites that have been picked by his fans and landed on sites such as Good Reads and others. They are also his highest rated books currently.

The Personal Life Of John Lescroart

John leads a pretty private life. He loves to keep his private and work life separate. He has been married two times, and is now in a marriage with a woman ten years his junior. He does not have any children, currently. He enjoys food and wine, and when he has a day off, he likes to go on a little fishing trip, or enjoy a day at the local golf course. He also likes to keep healthy, and makes sure to hit the gym for an hour and a half several days a week.

Lescroart’s Music Career

Lescroart had a small music career going in his twenties. His first big interest had been music before he became acquainted with the thought of becoming a fulltime writer. He performed in little clubs around San Francisco through his twenties. He was a singer and he also wrote songs for the band, too. He played in a band, named Johnny Capo and his Real Good Band. He performed under the name Johnny Capo. Besides singing and writing songs, Lescroart also played the guitar. He now has a record company out that is called Crow Art Records.

John Lescroart’s Heritage

John Lescroart has an interesting background. He is mainly Irish. In fact, he says he is three quarters of Irish descent. However, his last name is French. It is pronounced less-kwah. His French background comes from his father’s side, and his father’s last name is Lescroart. John says that the first question he usually gets is how he pronounces his rather confusing and hard to pronounce last name, and what his heritage and background is. He usually has to stop people from asking the question since he has received it so many times from the start of his writing career.

John Lescroart is one of the few writers who has lived a full life. He continues to write thriller crime novels that leaves fans on the edge of their seat and wanting more. You can learn more about John by visiting his website. Pick up his latest book, The Ophelia Cut, today!

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12 Responses to “John Lescroart”

  1. Muldoon: 1 month ago

    John Noce turned me on to your books a few years back. He mentioned that you were once a star in the Belmont Bush League.

    Love Dismas, Abe, and all. Keep those books coming.

  2. Name (required): 4 months ago

    thanks for the good bio

  3. Denise Castro: 1 year ago

    Do you recommend your books be read in order of publication? I’ve just discovered you in my community library; now I’m wondering how I begin this journey.

  4. Phyllis Brown: 1 year ago

    I first read “Rasputin’s Revenge”, looking for something different to bring to my book club. I have now read all of your books. I like the characters and plots. They entertain me. I appreciate your good grammar, the continuing growth of the characters and their relationships and that I haven’t figured out the ending after twenty pages. Thank you.

  5. Terry Rand Titus: 1 year ago

    Stumbled upon The Hunter in a sidewalk library.prescise writing. Good grammar..will continue the search for more of your books.

  6. Jim Edgar: 1 year ago

    I love the droll comedy in, especially the Dismas Hardy/ Abe Glitzy books. The interchanges between those two are priceless! The stories give, I think, a real look at the politics of SF. All his books are extremely well written.

  7. Precella Varela: 2 years ago

    I am hooked. Excellent author. Keeps you interested and books never fail. Just purchased them all. Have a lot of reading to do.

  8. JERRY RUNNELS: 2 years ago

    I recently decided to read one of John’s novels just looking for a new novelist to add to my list of favorites. I read Dead Irish and liked it so much i bought 7 of his older novels which i am not in the process of reading. After reading 3 of them, now on the 4th, I have enjoyed his books so much that i now plan to read most, if not all, of them going forward. He is now on top of my list of novelists with Daniel Silva, Nelson DeMille and John Sandford. Thanks to your site i also now know how his last name is procounced!

  9. jenni wilson: 2 years ago

    one of my favorite authors

  10. william michael CLUNE: 2 years ago

    Mr. L: I just finished your “Second Chair”, great stuff, lots of hooks. I loved Abe being former SJSU football. Me, full Irish 85yo, SF native Mission D. I tried to write a book I titled “Church Street”, a fict SF police sta in St. Paul’s parish SF. I gave it up as fiction writing gives me a bad headache. Your book is what I wanted to write! I will hunt down your other books. Sincere best regards, bill

  11. Sheila Van Riper: 3 years ago

    Re: “Poison” – Glitsky: “Here, try this tea!! I promise it’s not poison!!” LMAO!!

  12. Michell Ford: 3 years ago

    I’m currently reading Guilt and enjoying very much. I’m always glad to find something that holds my interest and takes me 2or 3 days to read. Having read several of Mr. Lescroart’s novels prior to this I’m having a good time getting the backstory on Abe Glitsky. Keep up the good work.


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