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Sulari Gentill

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Woman in the Library (2022) 1,247 kappaletta
A Few Right Thinking Men (2010) 229 kappaletta
A Decline in Prophets (2011) 111 kappaletta
The Mystery Writer (2024) 106 kappaletta
After She Wrote Him (2017) 94 kappaletta
Miles Off Course (2012) 82 kappaletta
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (2013) 70 kappaletta
A Murder Unmentioned (2014) 70 kappaletta
Give the Devil His Due (2020) 62 kappaletta
Paving the New Road (2012) 60 kappaletta
A Dangerous Language (2017) 51 kappaletta
Crossing the Lines (2017) 47 kappaletta
All the Tears in China (2019) 46 kappaletta
Where There's a Will (2020) 39 kappaletta
Chasing Odysseus (2011) 32 kappaletta
A House Divided (2020) 23 kappaletta
The Prodigal Son (2016) 17 kappaletta
Trying War (2012) 12 kappaletta
The Blood of Wolves (2013) 8 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Perfect Crime (2022) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta

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Gentill, S. D. (for fantasy books)
20th century
Maa (karttaa varten)
Sri Lanka
fiction writer
Crime Writers of Color
Jeanne Ryckmans (Cameron's)
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[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.



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 | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 3, 2024 |
Theo has dropped out of college with the ambition to become a writer. She pitches up in Kansas at the home of her brother and writes a manuscript. She also becomes close to a fellow coffee shop writer called Dan. Dan is older and a best-selling author, he recommends Theo to a publisher but then is murdered. The local police force and Dan's fans all think Theo, her brother and his friend Mac are involved but maybe there is a conspiracy at work.
The plot for this book is crazy - conspiracy theories, doomsday preppers, disgraced authors etc - but the whole is a complete joy to read. I read it as an amusing novel, not a thriller, and I hope that is the way it is supposed to be!… (lisätietoja)
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pluckedhighbrow | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 27, 2024 |
Book Page: Readers are treated to two expertly crafted mysteries in Australian author Sulari Gentill’s The Woman in the Library.

Four strangers are sharing a table at the Boston Public Library when they hear a woman’s terrified scream. Winifred “Freddie” Kincaid, Cain McLeod, Marigold Anastas and Whit Metters form a quick friendship while they wait for security guards to figure out what happened. When a woman’s body is later found in the library, the new friends realize they didn’t just hear a scream: They may have overheard a murder. Freddie, Cain, Marigold and Whit set out to discover what happened that afternoon, but they soon realize that their meeting wasn’t random—because one of them is the murderer.

The Woman in the Library audiobook
Read our audiobook review! Voice actor Katherine Littrell brings a measured sense of menace.
But there’s yet another twist! The characters of Freddie, Cain, Marigold and Whit are just that: characters in a novel being written by an Australian woman named Hannah. She’s corresponding with an American writer named Leo, emailing him the chapters of her mystery novel as she completes them. Leo’s detailed responses follow each chapter, and readers soon realize he is more than an appreciative fan. Leo may be just as dangerous as one of the characters in Hannah’s story.

The author of more than a dozen mysteries, Gentill has created a smart, engaging novel that blurs genre lines. The mystery set within the library is a fresh take on the locked-room mystery, and Leo’s emails to Hannah create an increasingly ominous epistolary thriller, despite the distance between the characters. It’s an inventive and unique approach, elevated by Gentill’s masterful plotting, that will delight suspense fans looking for something bold and new.
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derailer | 108 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
Book Page: I tend to be skeptical of conspiracy theorists—wait, let me rephrase that: I think most conspiracy theorists are bat-guano-crazy, howl-at-the-moon wingnuts. So it was with some trepidation that I embarked on the reading of Sulari Gentill’s The Mystery Writer. One of the main characters is a dyed-in-the-wool conspiracy theorist caught up in an online matrix of resistance, revolution and heaven knows what else, who is led by a character named Primus, who for all we know may be a 42-year-old who still lives in his mom’s basement. Rent free. But let’s put that aside for a moment, and focus on the protagonist, Theodosia “Theo” Benton. Theo has made her way from Tasmania to her brother’s house in Kansas in hopes of becoming a writer. Against all odds, she befriends her literary idol in a local coffee shop, published author Dan Murdoch, whose presence in the corporeal world is, unbeknownst to him, racing toward a violent close. Oh, also, he may have been the aforementioned Primus. Or not. Conspiracy theories are notoriously flexible that way. But when Theo begins to look into the death of her friend/mentor, she will be forced to come to terms with the real-world consequences of internet rants. Gentill’s follow-up to The Woman in the Library is an original and entertaining read with likable characters (even some of the wingnuts), although it may put me off Kansas for a while.

The killing of a famous author turns a faithful protégé into a fanatic sleuth.

Australian college student Theodosia Benton has abruptly left her university in Sydney and moved to the United States with the intention of becoming a writer. When she shows up unannounced on the doorstep of her older brother, Gus, in Lawrence, Kansas, she interrupts a romantic moment he's having with a half-dressed woman named Pam, who beats a hasty retreat. Such rashness leads to the kind of sibling spats and banter that propel this story and make for a compellingly unpredictable protagonist. When she meets writer Dan Murdoch at a restaurant, Theo quickly manages to become his friend and avid writing student. Then Dan is murdered, and his agent, Veronica, hires Theo to find his killer, who also apparently snatched the manuscript of Dan’s latest novel. The tale presents two intertwined mysteries. First, who slew the renowned author? Second, who are all those people with quirky screen names who comment on the murder at the beginning of most chapters? This latter thread is introduced through Caleb, someone who vaguely touts the rise of something called The Shield and the revolutionary plans of its leader, Primus. Caleb’s quest to discover the identity of Primus proceeds in tandem with Theo’s. He comes to believe that Dan was Primus, but was he? Primus is just the tip of an identity iceberg that includes Space Monkey, Frodo 14, Patriot Warrior, and others. Fans will rejoice that the prolific Gentill, author of the Rowland Sinclair mysteries, maintains her record of packing stand-alone novels with devilish twists on genre conventions.

A fizzy whodunit with pace, panache, and surprises galore.
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derailer | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |



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