Sherlockian Author Profile - John Lawrence

John A. Lawrence is the author of congressional histories and Sherlock Holmes mystery pastiches based on historical events. His books include "The Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship" (2018) and “Arc of Power: Inside Nancy Pelosi's Speakership 2005-2010” (2022) as well as "The Undiscovered Archives of Sherlock Holmes" (2022) and numerous short stories in the MX New Sherlock Holmes series. His full-length novel, "The Affair at Mayerling Lodge: An Undiscovered Case of Sherlock Holmes," was published in 2023. "Further Undiscovered Archives of Sherlock Holmes" is his 2nd collection of Holmes stories in autumn 2023.

He served for 38 years as a senior staff person in the United States House of Representatives and currently is a Visiting Professor at the University of California's Washington Center. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College.