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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.
7 books on the list
Best Books First
No Man's Land
Simon Tolkien - 2016-06-30
A young man's journey from poverty in the slums of Islington to the riches of an Edwardian country house and the horrors of the trenches, set against a society entering the modern world. Adam Raine's story explores class tensions, love, and the impact of war.
The Second Time Around / Between Sisters / The Guardian / Final Witness
Simon Tolkien, Nicholas Sparks, Mary Higgins Clark, Kristin Hannah - 2003-01-01
Four compelling stories of love and loss come together in this collection from four bestselling authors. Featuring abridged versions of Mary Higgins Clark's Second Time Around, Kristin Hannah's Between Sisters, Nicholas Sparks' The Guardian, and Simon Tolkien's Final Witness, this collection offers engaging tales of second chances, family bonds, and the power of sacrifice. Readers will be drawn in by the unique perspectives of each author, and will be left wanting more from these beloved storytellers.
The King of Diamonds
Simon Tolkien - 2011-03-15
A thrilling mystery filled with dark secrets of the past, The King of Diamonds follows Inspector Trave as he embarks on a manhunt for a prison escapee accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend's lover. But as Trave's suspicions turn towards a rich diamond dealer, he finds himself caught up in personal and professional rivalries that threaten to destroy everything dear to him. With historical detail and a suspenseful writing style, this expertly crafted novel keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
Orders from Berlin
A Thriller (Inspector Trave Book 3)
Simon Tolkien - 2012-12-11
Set during the height of WWII, this thrilling novel explores the tension and intrigue between intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel. When Albert Morrison, a former chief of MI6, is pushed to his death outside his London apartment, it's up to Detective Trave to unravel the mystery. With unexpected twists and turns, readers will be on the edge of their seats until the very end.
A Novel (Inspector Trave Book 1)
Simon Tolkien - 2010-04-13
A gripping courtroom drama and historical thriller about a young man accused of murdering his father, with evidence seemingly stacked against him. As the stories of the other people present in the house that night slowly emerge, it becomes clear that there is more to the case than meets the eye. With psychological suspense and family drama, this novel delves into themes of loyalty, betrayal, and revenge, testing the strength of blood ties.
Simon Tolkien - 2004-08-03 (first published in 2002)
A teenage boy accuses his father's beautiful assistant of orchestrating his mother's murder. His father is set to testify for her defense. Who is telling the truth? Find out in this gripping suspense novel by Simon Tolkien, the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Suspense Magazine December 2012
CK Webb, Richard Belzer, Donald Allen Kirch, Simon Tolkien - 2012-12-04
Discover Suspense Magazine's December 2012 issue featuring the "Best of" with the Crimson Scribe award. Get exclusive interviews with Richard Belzer, Simon Tolkien and more, preview Donna Fletcher Crow's "A Darkly Hidden Truth," and learn about Hollywood Hexes and the Bunnyman. Plus, so much more awaits you in this gripping issue.
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