Dear fans and readers,

I’m pleased to announce I will be reading from The Keeper and signing copies of my books at the Village House of Books in Los Gatos on Wednesday, November 12, from 7 to 8 PM.

The Village House of Books
21 West Main Street
Los Gatos, CA

Village House of Books

Erica Goss, the Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, says “Village House of Books is a delightful Mom-and-Pop store, with friendly owners, bestsellers, and a wonderful children’s room.”


Join me if you’re in the neighborhood!


Last week, I spent a couple of days fishing on the Fall River, which is simply the most beautiful piece of water that I’ve ever fished, and one I was woefully ignorant of.  On day one, in constant rain, I hooked up over twenty times and, under the direction of my host John Sullivan, managed not only to land five or six of them, but learned some really valuable techniques, so that the next gorgeous sunny day, when I hooked into the 20-inch beauty pictured here, I managed after a ten- or fifteen-minute struggle, to get it into the boat to have its picture taken.  On 6X tippet, this felt like quite an accomplishment.

John Lescroart with Fish


So John Lescroart, how do you get in the frame of mind to write?

I go to work out in the morning when I get up, I spend about two hours working out, then I come into my office and turn on the computer, and hopefully something just shows up. That’s the process. I just get at the desk as soon as I can. From the desk, it all falls from there. The hardest thing I do every day is get into my document. I do a lot of other things first, I sort my socks, make sure my pens are arranged right, then finally I get in the document and that’s when I hopefully get into a trance-like state and start writing.


Pleased to be interviewed for the Coverlist Book Blog!


Dear Readers!

I’m happy to report that the latest anthology to which I contributed, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, has just received a starred, boxed review in Publishers Weekly, their highest accolade! Even more happily, my story was singled out for special mention:

“an elderly Holmes plays a heroic role in WWII in John Lescroart’s stirring Dunkirk.”


If you still haven’t placed your pre-order, there’s still time! The anthology will be released on November 11, 2014.

In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!

Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot—again!

Pre-order in print:

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John Lescroart Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014

Thanks to my sister for this recommendation. Enjoy! Lescroart Ice-Bucket Challenge

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In The Company of Sherlock Holmes: Available for Pre-Order!

August 21, 2014

Friends! I am excited to be a part of this upcoming collection of original Sherlock stories, edited by the award-winning Sherlock authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with contributions by authors from a variety of genres. If you have enjoyed the timeless Sherlock mysteries, take a look at these new and unique stories! […]

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