The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien
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The Inheritance Summary
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 happens to be the night his father is shot to death. When his fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, Stephen's guilt seems undeniable. But there were five other people in the manor house at the time, and as their stories slowly emerge along with the revelation that the deceased man was involved in a deadly hunt for a priceless relic in Northern France at the end of World War II the race is on to save Stephen from a death sentence.
The Inheritance Reviews
"While Tolkien, the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, could've done a better job of hiding the clues pointing to the real culprit, fans of English courtroom dramas will be satisfied." - Publishers Weekly
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The Inheritance Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Simon Tolkien Author Biography
Simon Tolkien is the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. He studied modern history at Oxford and is a barrister in London, where he lives with his wife and their two children. Final Witness (2002) was his first novel.
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