The Inheritance

Simon Tolkien (Author)
Available

Product Details

Price
$22.99  $21.15
Publisher
Minotaur Books
Publish Date
March 15, 2011
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312672539

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Simon Tolkien was a successful 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.

Reviews

"Simon Tolkien's grandfather is J. R. R., but his new novel owes more to Agatha Christie--and Dan Brown." --New York Times

"A fine novel. A thinking person's Da Vinci Code." --Chicago Tribune

"A first-rate writer...Written with great surety and absolutely compelling." --Booklist (starred review)

"A deft combination of Agatha Christie manor-house whodunit, Erle Stanley Gardner courtroom drama and Dan Brown thriller, The Inheritance is nonetheless unique to its creator. And Tolkien, with this compelling read, proves himself worthy--and then some--of his literary pedigree." --Richmond Times Dispatch

"Display[s] a narrative skill that the author of The Lord of the Rings would surely have recognized and admired." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"This second novel (after The Final Witness) by J.R.R. Tolkien's grandson is a legal thriller, World War II historical novel, and Da Vinci Code treasure hunt all rolled into one... an absorbing 1950s-era mystery." --Library Journal