John Lescroart (born January 14, 1948) is an American author best known for two series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky.
Lescroart was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Junípero Serra High School, San Mateo, California (Class of 1966). He then went on to earn a B.A. in English with Honors at UC Berkeley in 1970. In addition to his novels, Lescroart has written several screenplays.
[It is strongly hinted in these books that Lupa (the son of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler) later becomes Nero Wolfe, although Wolfe is never mentioned by name.]
Son of Holmes (Donald I. Fine, 1986) ISBN 0917657640
Rasputin's Revenge (Donald I. Fine, 1987) ISBN 1556110111
Lescroart's most popular works are a series of legal and crime dramas taking place in and around San Francisco, beginning with the thriller Dead Irish. They center around the adventures of ex-cop and lawyer, Dismas Hardy, and his best friend, officer Abe Glitsky, among many other friends and associates. His newest works introduce Wyatt Hunt, working as a private investigator. Although they are often performing together in the story, the books can be distinguished by which character is the main protagonist.
Dismas Hardy (featured protagonist)
Dead Irish (Donald I. Fine, 1989) ISBN 1556111592
The Vig (Donald I. Fine, 1990) ISBN 1556112211
Hard Evidence (Donald I. Fine, 1993) ISBN 1556113447
The 13th Juror (Donald I. Fine, 1994) ISBN 1556114028
The Mercy Rule (Delacorte, 1998) ISBN 0385316585
Nothing But the Truth (Delacorte, 1999) ISBN 0385333536
The First Law (Dutton, 2003) ISBN 0525947051
The Second Chair (Dutton, 2004) ISBN 0525947752
The Motive (Dutton, 2004) ISBN 0525948449
Betrayal (Dutton, 2007) ISBN 9780525950394
A Plague of Secrets (Dutton, 2009) ISBN 9780525950929
Abe Glitsky (featured protagonist)
A Certain Justice (Donald I. Fine, 1995) ISBN 1556114451