NewsWire: New Tolkien has ring of truth - USA Today

 Rumors of nepotism and influence should be thrown out with the trash. Simon Tolkien, grandson of the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien, has written a novel, and it stands on its own as a worthy addition to anyone's mystery collection.

Tolkien, 44, has not planned his life around cashing in on the family name. He's a lawyer in London, and at the beginning of the millennium, he decided to try his hand at writing. He wisely chose to write about what he knows best.

Final Witness is a courtroom drama that centers on the murder of Lady Anne Robinson, wife of Britain's Minister of Defense Sir Peter Robinson. The prime suspect is ''the other woman'' in Sir Peter's life.

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