Son of Holmes (August Lupa and Jules Giraud Series #1)by John Lescroart
About the Author:
John Lescroart offers an engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I-where the rumor is that Auguste Lupa is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent...
About the Author:
John Lescroart is author of the bestselling legal thrillers featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky.
"Today’s best legal thriller series.”—Lee Child
“Grisham and Turow remain the two best-known writers in the genre. There is, however, a third novelist at work today who deserves to be considered alongside Turow and Grisham. His name is John Lescroart.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Lescroart's books are high entertainment, with accurate legal and police procedures leading the action.”—Sacramento Bee
“A gifted writer….I read him with great pleasure.”—Richard North Patterson
“Blistering courtroom sequences.…the undisputed king of the legal thriller.”—Providence Sunday Journal
“Unfolds like a classic Law & Order.”—Entertainment Weekly
Meet the Author
John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous legal thrillers and mysteries, most of them set in contemporary San Francisco. Among his novels are The Fall, The Keeper, The Ophelia Cut, The Hunt Club, The Second Chair, The First Law, Nothing But the Truth, and Dead Irish, as well as two novels featuring Auguste Lupa, the reputed son of Sherlock Holmes.
- El Macero, California
- Date of Birth:
- January 14, 1948
- Place of Birth:
- Houston, Texas
- B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970
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I've read every one of John Lescroart's books and thoroughly enjoyed each one! Unfortunately this book is a sad effort at best. I bought it because of the author's name. Unfortunately at only 175 pages I believe the author (or publisher?) split this book and the 2nd Son of Holmes book into two that should've been left as one. I believe I've been taken advantage of as a fan of this author. I've had to force myself to read this book (unfinished and I've quit) and that wasn't the case for any of his earlier books. Save your money. I wish I had save the $12.99 plus tax this cost. Unfortunately, can't return it to B&N. Buyer beware.
It is hard to write a review of this book because I have read and liked almost all of John Lescroart's books. This one is not like the rest of his Dismas Hardy books and for Sherlock Holms fans, I've read quite a few of those as well, it's not like them either. It's not action packed but develops slowly. It isn't even a great mystery because any half way decient mystery fan could figure it out before the end. Why the 4 stars then? Because the book is an engrossing read and well worth the trip. For me the story became secondary to the journey the author describes. It's a good book to take on your next long trip.