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Sulari Gentill

Author of 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 show more 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) show less


Works by Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library (2022) 1,055 copies
A Few Right Thinking Men (2010) 220 copies
A Decline in Prophets (2011) 102 copies
Miles Off Course (2012) 78 copies
After She Wrote Him (2017) 75 copies
A Murder Unmentioned (2014) 69 copies
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (2013) 68 copies
Paving the New Road (2012) 57 copies
Give the Devil His Due (2020) 57 copies
A Dangerous Language (2017) 49 copies
All the Tears in China (2019) 44 copies
Crossing the Lines (2017) 44 copies
Where There's a Will (2020) 37 copies
Chasing Odysseus (2011) 32 copies
A House Divided (2020) 20 copies
The Prodigal Son (2016) 17 copies
The Mystery Writer: A Novel (2024) 13 copies
Trying War (2012) 12 copies
The Blood of Wolves (2013) 8 copies
After She Wrote Him (2023) 2 copies
Omicidio in biblioteca (2023) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Perfect Crime (2022) — Contributor — 36 copies


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Common Knowledge

Other names
Gentill, S. D. (for fantasy books)
20th century
Country (for map)
Sri Lanka
fiction writer
Crime Writers of Color
Jeanne Ryckmans (Cameron's)
Short biography
[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.



Theodosia Benson leaves her law studies in Australia and shows up unexpectedly on her brother's doorstep in Kansas, determined to finally devote her. time to writing. She soon develops a routine of writing at a nearby cafe, where she is taken under the wing of a well-regarded and established author, Dan. After Dan is found dead, Theo is the most likely suspect, while in the background conspiracy theorists have their own ideas of who Dan was and why he died. The main characters Theo, her brother Gus, his friend Mac, and a publishing agent Veronica are interesting characters worth exploring, and would be welcome in further books about Theo.… (more)
sleahey | 2 other reviews | Dec 3, 2023 |
So many twists and turns and kept me guessing to the end. Very clever.
secondhandrose | Oct 31, 2023 |
conspiracy, thriller, mystery, mystery-writer, suspense, justice, siblings, false-information, falsely-accused, family-dynamics, riveting, extremists, murder****

Theo dropped out of college and moved away and to live with her older brother and met up with an established writer who mentored her. When her mentor is murdered, the police take a serious interest in her brother and she begins her search for justice.
I came for this author and stayed through the unusual action. I still like the Rowland Sinclair series best, but this writer could do a dictionary and make it a good read!
I requested and received an EARC from Poisoned Pen Press via NetGalley. Thank you!
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jetangen4571 | 2 other reviews | Oct 12, 2023 |
5 stars!
Not a hugely emphatic 5 stars, as I feel like I need a reread to completely get enthralled, but the way this was written, the characters and the story itself were great!
The relationship between the main characters I felt like was the best part, but I think I missed something with the writer of the letters that would have been more useful later on? I loved Freddie and Cain, and I want to read another story about them.
Definitely not the last I’ll be picking up from this author!… (more)
Danielle.Desrochers | 95 other reviews | Oct 10, 2023 |



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