Dismas Hardy

19 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 103 ratings

Dead Irish Summary

In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He's left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it's not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss - but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

But when the news of Eddie Cochran's death reaches him, Hardy is propelled back into all the things he was trying to escape - and forced to untangle a web of old secrets and raw passions, for the sake of Eddie's pregnant widow, Frannie, and for the others whose lives may still be at risk.

©2007 John Lescroart (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Irish

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He's left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it's not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss - but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring & difficult to follow

    • By M Gauntlett on 06-06-15

    Regular price: £25.09

  • Book 2

    • The Vig

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay.

    Regular price: £27.09

  • Book 3

    • Hard Evidence: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law - as a lawyer for the defense.

    Regular price: £26.39

  • Book 4

    • The 13th Juror

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose.

    Regular price: £26.39

  • Book 5

    • The Mercy Rule

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 5
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.

    Regular price: £26.49

  • Book 6

    • Nothing but the Truth

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: She's in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury - and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who's accused of killing his wife.

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 7

    • The Hearing

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder - a rising star in San Francisco's legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home - unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect - a homeless heroin addict found lingering over his daughter's body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand.

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  • Book 8

    • The Oath

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.

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  • Book 9

    • The First Law

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    At last recovered from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at work. But instead of returning to his old job as chief of homicide detail, he's assigned a desk job in the payroll department, where he has no business investigating murders -until his father's closest friend is shot dead in a downtown pawn shop.

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  • Book 10

    • The Second Chair

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dismas Hardy is finally on top: as a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he's a rainmaker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy's up-and-coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high-profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the 17-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

    Regular price: £27.79

  • Book 11

    • The Motive

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims - a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fiancée - the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor ending.

    • By Jeremy on 24-09-16

    Regular price: £26.89

  • Book 12

    • Betrayal

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-time - the appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler, who has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict.

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  • Book 13

    • A Plague of Secrets

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The first victim is Dylan Vogler, a charming ex-convict who manages the Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. When his body is found, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the beautiful socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the absentee owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Enough Thrills in This Thriller

    • By c on 06-06-15

    Regular price: £26.49

  • Book 14-16

    • John Lescroart - Dismas Hardy Series

    • The Ophelia Cut, The Keeper, The Fall
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 39 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Moses McGuire's beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn't willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 14

    • The Ophelia Cut

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 14
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Consultant on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 15

    • The Keeper

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 15
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect.

    Regular price: £25.09

  • Book 16

    • The Fall

    • A Novel: Dismas Hardy, Book 16
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?

    Regular price: £24.29

  • Book 17

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  • Book 18

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