Books by Simon Tolkien

ORDERS FROM BERLIN by Simon Tolkien
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"In his third Inspector Trave thriller, Tolkien's plot surpasses his prose, which often lacks subtlety or style. But satisfying twists and authentic WWII elements should keep readers engaged."
In the early years of World War II, a plot as ingenious as it is outrageous unfolds in London and Berlin. Read full book review >
THE KING OF DIAMONDS by Simon Tolkien
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 2011

"A thick web of family tensions and psychological dysfunction with a whodunit chaser, Tolkien's third novel (The Inheritance, 2010, etc.) is elegantly written, with Masterpiece Theatre pacing and embellishments. "
A prisoner escapes on the very night that his ex-girlfriend is murdered. Could it possibly be a coincidence? Read full book review >
THE INHERITANCE by Simon Tolkien
THRILLERS
Released: April 13, 2010

"Competently done, but largely forgettable."
Tolkien's second novel (The Final Witness, 2002), set in 1959 England, mixes an old-school murder mystery with courtroom melodrama. Read full book review >
FINAL WITNESS by Simon Tolkien
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Tolkien knows his way around a courtroom, that's for sure, but that doesn't stop him from resorting to Perry Mason–like cliché if the mood strikes him."
Standard-issue murder-mystery dramatics unfold in a world far, far away from Middle Earth. Read full book review >