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Inspector Trave

Simon Tolkien’s mystery novels about Inspector Trave of the Oxford Police are gripping and nuanced thrillers, laced with historical detail, treachery, and his signature writing style—a uniquely suspenseful blend that the Los Angeles Times called “half Christie and half Grisham.”

The novel The King of Diamonds is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.

  • Orders from Berlin
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    • Orders from Berlin

    • Inspector Trave (Volume 3)
      Simon Tolkien
      St. Martin's Press

    • "Tolkien's writing has a timeless quality [and] the haunting undertones of other great masters." –USA Today

      Orders from Berlin is a compelling thriller laced with Simon Tolkien's...

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  • The King of Diamonds
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    • The King of Diamonds

    • Inspector Trave (Volume 2)
      Simon Tolkien
      St. Martin's Press

    • "Tolkien's writing has a timeless quality [and] the haunting undertones of other great masters of mystery." –USA Today

      "Compulsively readable... Crafted with cunning and imbued with...

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  • The Inheritance
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    • The Inheritance

    • Inspector Trave (Volume 1)
      Simon Tolkien
      St. Martin's Press

    • Everyone has a motive, and no one is telling the truth in this complex mystery of deception and betrayal

      When an eminent art historian is found dead in his study, all the evidence points...

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Simon Tolkien

Simon Tolkien was a successful criminal law barrister in London, specializing in criminal justice, before moving to California with his wife and two children.  His first novel, Final Witness, was published in 2002 to widespread acclaim and his second, The Inheritance, received equally positive reviews when it came out in 2009. He is the grandson of J.R.R.Tolkien.