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Sulari Gentill

Autor(a) de The Woman in the Library

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About the Author

Sulari Gentill is an Australian author, born in Sri Lanka. She first studied Astrophysics at University but has a degree in law and worked for years dealing with corporate contracts. She is the author of A Murder Unmentioned, which made the Davitt Awards 2015 shortlist in the category of Adult mostrar mais Novel. This title also made the Ned Kelly 2015 shortlists in the category of Best Novel. Her 2017 novel, Crossing the Lines, won the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for The Best Crime Novel. Her other work includes the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, and the Hero Trilogy. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library (2022) 1,269 cópias
A Few Right Thinking Men (2010) 230 cópias
A Decline in Prophets (2011) 112 cópias
The Mystery Writer (2024) 111 cópias
After She Wrote Him (2017) 95 cópias
Miles Off Course (2012) 84 cópias
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (2013) 75 cópias
A Murder Unmentioned (2014) 72 cópias
Give the Devil His Due (2020) 65 cópias
Paving the New Road (2012) 63 cópias
A Dangerous Language (2017) 52 cópias
All the Tears in China (2019) 48 cópias
Crossing the Lines (2017) 47 cópias
Where There's a Will (2020) 40 cópias
Chasing Odysseus (2011) 32 cópias
A House Divided (2020) 23 cópias
The Prodigal Son (2016) 17 cópias
Trying War (2012) 12 cópias
The Blood of Wolves (2013) 8 cópias

Associated Works

The Perfect Crime (2022) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Gentill, S. D. (for fantasy books)
Data de nascimento
20th century
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Sri Lanka
fiction writer
Crime Writers of Color
Jeanne Ryckmans (Cameron's)
Pequena biografia
[excerpted from author's website]
I'm Australian. I was born in Sri Lanka, learned to speak English in Zambia and grew up in Brisbane. I went to University to study Astrophysics, graduated in Law and after years of corporate contracts, realized I just wanted to tell stories. Perhaps a legal career is a natural precursor to writing fiction.

I live and write on a small farm in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, where I grow French Black Truffles, breed miniature cattle and raise two wild colonial boys. Most of my time is now happily devoted to researching and writing. I like painting, dogs and ginger ice-cream. I could probably still draft you a contract...but you might find it has a plot...and perhaps a twist or two.



This is the second book in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries series. The story is set in the 1930s and follows the adventures of dashing artist and amateur sleuth Rowland Sinclair and his small group of artsy friends. The group is on a long haul cruise aboard a luxury ocean liner - traveling from Europe to Australia with a stop in New York. Rowland delves into a murder investigation along the way, and the puzzle follows the group all the way back to Australia. The story weaves through a tapestry of interesting historical and cultural references from the 1930s. I found it handy to have my smart phone handy to get more back story when my curiosity was piqued.

I haven't read the first in the series...the reviews indicate it may be a dull start with some great potential - and not sure I've got the energy for a dull start. That said, I didn't feel like I'd missed anything too significant for having not read the first book. Can't wait to read #3!
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DocHobbs | outras 11 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
An interesting idea, somewhat well managed but with a number of bizarre howlers I couldn't quite manage to get past.
JBD1 | outras 110 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
In this gripping tale that starts off with a bang, Ms. Klumpers delivers a marvelous who-done-it with a host of off-beat characters that kept me guessing. Pauli is a strong but vulnerable woman who doesn't know who to trust, and really doesn't know what to do. Someone is out to get her. She stops running in the small town of Brier, home of the Sweetbriar Clinic, which isn't anywhere near the beaten path. I didn't want to put the book down, but when I did I couldn't stop thinking about. This was an excellent page turner.… (mais)
penelopemarzec | outras 110 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
I read another book by Sulari Gentill that didn’t work for me, but that doesn’t mean I write the author off…and I’m glad I gave her another chance with The Mystery Writer. I love a good conspiracy novel and the mystery grew the more I read. Books about books add another level of interest.

Theodosia Benton left her career path as an attorney behind and came to the United States, showing up on her brother’s doorstep. She wants to be a writer, but she never anticipated the path she would travel to become successful…and neither did I. I knew there was a conspiracy, but those behind it and the way it unraveled, took me by surprise.

The characters came from colorful backgrounds and I fell in love with Mac’s wacko family. Sure, they were off the charts, but when it comes to family, they have their backs.

“…genetic predispostion to lunacy…”

Theo’s instincts are correct when it comes to Veronica and Day Delos and Associates. To save her brother from being charged with murder, she takes drastic action. The pacing creates a tension that had me racing through the pages

I want to tell you so much, but I don’t want to spoil the twists and turns hinted at in the synopsis. I will tell you…if you love a conspiracy, a mystery that has you scratching your head, and some danger to keep the thrills coming, you might want to give The Mystery Writer by Suleri Gentill a read.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Mystery Writer: A Novel by Sulari Gentill.
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sherry69 | outras 20 resenhas | May 3, 2024 |



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