John Lescroart is a New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including most recently BETRAYAL, which is the fourteenth book in the San Francisco based Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series, a stand-alone Wyatt Hunt novel entitled THE HUNT CLUB and a couple of Sherlock Holmes pastiches: SON OF HOLMES and its sequel, RASPUTIN’S REVENGE. His books have been translated into seventeen languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories have been included in many anthologies.
His first novel, SUNBURN, won the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Award for best novel by a California author, and DEAD IRISH and THE 13TH JUROR were nominees for the Shamus and Anthony Best Mystery Novel, respectively. GUILT was a Readers Digest Select Edition choice, and THE SUSPECT, chosen by the American Author’s Association of its 2007 Novel of the Year, was also the 2007 One Book Sacramento choice of the Sacramento Library Foundation. The last several books have been Main Selections of one or more of the Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, and Book of the Month Club.
Outside of the book world, John 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.)
In 2000, John founded CrowArt Records to facilitate releasing his music and that of his friends. Under the CrowArt label, “Date Night” is a CD of John’s original music performed as solos by master pianist Antonio Castillo de la Gala, and “As The Crow Flies” is a ten-song “geographic journey,” with John singing his own tunes, accompanied by some terrifically-accomplished musical acquaintances. “Whiskey and Roses” is a new country-music CD of original songs. Also on CrowArt, “Django Latino” features David Grisman Quintet alumnus and multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven interpreting the music of the great gypsy musician to the rhythms and instruments of various Latin American cultures; and Heath Walton’s “High Life” features original jazz compositions from this stellar New York based quintet.
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