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Simon Tolkien was born in England in 1959 and grew up in a small village outside Oxford. His grandfather was J.R.R. Tolkien, professor of philology and the author of The Lord of the Rings. Simon was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside School, and then went on to Oxford University, where he studied Modern History at Trinity College. Since 1994, he has been a successful barrister in London, specializing in criminal justice, where, according to British custom, he regularly appears on behalf of both the prosecution and the defense. His wife, Tracy, is an American who owns a vintage clothing store in Kings Road, Chelsea. They have two children and live in London.
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No Man's Land
Simon Tolkien - 2016-06-30
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From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coalmine to the exposed terrors of the trenches, Adam Raine’s journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world.Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in the s...
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The Second Time Around / Between Sisters / The Guardian / Final Witness
Simon Tolkien, Nicholas Sparks, Mary Higgins Clark, Kristin Hannah - 2003-01-01
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Contains abridged versions of: Second Time Around, by Mary Higgins Clark; Between Sisters, by Kristin Hannah; The Guardian, by Nicholas Sparks; and Final Witness, by Simon Tolkien....
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The King of Diamonds
Simon Tolkien - 2011-03-15
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A sophisticated mystery layered with dark secrets from the past, and slow-burning suspense. It’s 1960, and David Swain is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, David escapes from prison, and that same night Katya is found murdered in her uncle’s home, Blackwater Hall.Inspec...
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Orders from Berlin
A Thriller (Inspector Trave Book 3)
Simon Tolkien - 2012-12-11
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A compelling thriller laced with Simon Tolkien's signature writing style. It’s September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country’s morale. Britain’s fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anythi...
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The Inheritance
A Novel (Inspector Trave Book 1)
Simon Tolkien - 2010-04-07
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A complex mystery of deception and betrayal that follows the court case of a young man set to hang for the murder of his father.When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all evidence points to his son, Stephen. About to be disinherited from the family fortune, Stephen returns to home after a long estrangement—and it happen...
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Final Witness
A Novel
Simon Tolkien - 2002-12-24
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One summer night, two men break into an isolated manor house and kill Lady Anne Robinson. Her teenage son, Thomas, convinces the police that Greta Grahame, his father's beautiful personal assistant, sent the killers, but Thomas is known for his overactive imagination, and he has reasons to lie. Thomas's father, Sir Peter Robinson, the British minis...
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Suspense Magazine December 2012
CK Webb, Richard Belzer, Donald Allen Kirch, Simon Tolkien - 2012-12-04
Our December 2012 issue showcases the long-awaited "Best of," with Suspense Magazine's Crimson Scribe award. Inside, you can read exclusive interviews with Richard Belzer, Simon Tolkien and more, view a preview of Donna Fletcher Crow's "A Darkly Hidden Truth," get a glimpse into more Hollywood Hexes and learn about the Bunnyman. And of course, much...