John Lescroart: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

John Lescroart

New York Times Best-Selling Author of Crime and Thriller Novels

John Lescroart is the author of 25 novels, 16 of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. Libraries Unlimited has included Lescroart in its publication “The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors.” With sales of over ten million copies, his books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies. (His short story “The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra” was selected for the 1998 edition of Houghton Mifflin’s THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES, edited by Sue Grafton.)

Lescroart’s first novel, Sunburn, won the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Award for best unpublished novel by a California author; Dead Irish, and The 13th Juror were nominees for the Shamus and Anthony Best Mystery Novel, respectively; The 13th Juror is included in the International Thriller Writers publication “100 Must-Read Thrillers Of All Time.” Hard Evidence appears in “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List.” Guilt was a Readers Digest Select Edition choice. The Mercury Rule, Nothing but the Truth, and The Suspect have been major market Book Club selections. The Suspect was also the 2007 One Book Sacramento choice of the Sacramento Library Foundation, and was chosen by the American Author’s Association as its 2007 Book of the Year. The Ophelia Cut was the Sacramento Capital Public Book Club selection. Lescroart is to date the only two-time Spotlight Guest at the International Thriller Writers convention, the "Thrillerfest." Several of Lescroart’s books have been Main Selections of one or more of the Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, and Book of the Month Club.

Lescroart has endowed the perennial $5,000 Maurice Prize for excellence in long-form fiction at the University of California at Davis.

Finally, Lescroart loves to cook. His original recipes have appeared in Gourmet Magazine and in the cookbook “A Taste of Murder.” (He also wrote the forward to Francine Brevetti’s paean to the famous San Francisco eatery Fior d’Italia entitled The Fabulous Fior: 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen.)

He and his wife, Lisa Sawyer, live in Northern California.

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