Inspector Trave and Detective Clayton

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The Inheritance Publisher's 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. Everyone has a motive, and no one is telling the truth.

Unwilling to sit by and watch the biased judge condemn Stephen to death, an ageing police inspector decides to travel from England to France to find out what really happened in that small French village in 1945—and what artifact could be so valuable it would be worth killing for.

©2010 Simon Tolkien (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Inheritance

    • By: Simon Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Simon Tolkien
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Cerebral mystery

    • By Snoodely on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Inheritance

    • By: Simon Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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    When an eminent art historian is found dead in his study, all the evidence points to his estranged son, Stephen. With his fingerprints on the murder weapon, Stephen's guilt seems undeniable. As the police begin to question five other people who were in the house at the time, it is revealed that Stephen's father was involved at the end of World War II in a deadly hunt for a priceless relic in northern France, and the case begins to unravel.

    Regular price: $15.45

  • Book 2

    • The King of Diamonds

    • By: Simon Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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    David Swain is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, he escapes from prison. Hours later, Katya is found murdered in her uncle's home, Blackwater Hall.Having first brought Swain to justice two years earlier, Inspector Trave of the Oxford police heads the manhunt. Once Swain is recaptured and put on trial for his life, a guilty verdict seems guaranteed.

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  • Book 3

    • Orders from Berlin

    • By: Simon Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Damian Kell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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    It’s 1940, and Bill Trave is a Detective Constable in his early 30s working in West London. France has fallen and the capital is being bombed both day and night - it seems against all odds that Britain can survive the onslaught. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country’s morale, with the German enemy convinced that his removal would win them the War. Albert Morrison, a rich widower forced into early retirement by failing eyesight, is stabbed to death in his Chelsea flat.

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