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4.0 out of 5 stars Simon Tolkien Books
Have read a few of his books and they have always kept me enrapt. Look forward to reading more. Will be recommending
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good tale badly told
Well I can understand the publishers rubbing their greedy hands with glee. An Oxford murder mystery with the Tolkein name will sell, even if it is as poorly researched and edited as this book is. I am not someone who thinks every period detail should be correct,but there were far too many errors in this. If the 1960' are not your peroid either do some research or set your...
Published on 10 Jun 2012 by sally


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4.0 out of 5 stars Simon Tolkien Books, 25 July 2013
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Have read a few of his books and they have always kept me enrapt. Look forward to reading more. Will be recommending
him to others.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A good tale badly told, 10 Jun 2012
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Well I can understand the publishers rubbing their greedy hands with glee. An Oxford murder mystery with the Tolkein name will sell, even if it is as poorly researched and edited as this book is. I am not someone who thinks every period detail should be correct,but there were far too many errors in this. If the 1960' are not your peroid either do some research or set your novel in another time. Some of the errors were that Oxford did not have a multi-storey car park untill about 1974, there were no 'convience stores', in England in 1960 and telephones did not plug into the wall. A bus driver in 1960 would probabily not be able to afford a car and a phone. There were no 'sell-by dates', so a person could not be past his. Readers who buy this book deserve better.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping crime thriller, 28 Aug 2012
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. As a criminal defence lawyer, I was impressed with the realism of the court and prison experiences. It was easy to read and ideal for a holiday indulgence.

A lot of care had been taken to create credible characters and to evoke a colourful flavour of Oxford. The plot was intriguing and cleverly developed. Intelligently written, and clearly informed by Simon Tolien's knowledge both of Oxford and the English Criminal Legal System. I'd recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Aug 2014
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