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Sulari Gentill

Autor/a de The Woman in the Library

22+ obres 2,229 Membres 212 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library (2022) 1,160 exemplars
A Few Right Thinking Men (2010) 226 exemplars
A Decline in Prophets (2011) 108 exemplars
After She Wrote Him (2017) 85 exemplars
Miles Off Course (2012) 80 exemplars
A Murder Unmentioned (2014) 71 exemplars
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (2013) 69 exemplars
Give the Devil His Due (2020) 62 exemplars
Paving the New Road (2012) 58 exemplars
A Dangerous Language (2017) 50 exemplars
All the Tears in China (2019) 46 exemplars
Crossing the Lines (2017) 46 exemplars
Where There's a Will (2020) 40 exemplars
Chasing Odysseus (2011) 32 exemplars
The Mystery Writer: A Novel (2024) 31 exemplars
A House Divided (2020) 22 exemplars
The Prodigal Son (2016) 17 exemplars
Trying War (2012) 12 exemplars
The Blood of Wolves (2013) 8 exemplars
After She Wrote Him (2023) 3 exemplars
Omicidio in biblioteca (2023) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

The Perfect Crime (2022) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars


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Altres noms
Gentill, S. D. (for fantasy books)
Data de naixement
20th century
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Sri Lanka
fiction writer
Crime Writers of Color
Jeanne Ryckmans (Cameron's)
Biografia breu
[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.



A very unique and fun mystery! I’m a big fan of the whole “locked room mystery in reverse” setup, and that coupled with the letters mixed in made such an intriguing dual plot. The final third sort of dragged a bit, and I couldn’t help but wish for a dash more creativity at the ending, but the whole thing had me making guesses and frantically trying to unravel the puzzle and that made for a fun time!
deborahee | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
A very imaginative plot with a lot of misdirection and a complex conclusion is highlighted by some wonderful characters and fast-paced writing. Gentill has created a story within a story through a set f fictitius emails about the story that her secondary main character is writing. Hannah Tigone is writing a mystery novel abut Winifred "Freddie" Kincaid, Cain McLeod, Marigold Anastas, and Whit Metters who form a bond after they hear a scream in the library and subsequently discover that a woman named Caroline Palfrey has been murdered. Though apparently strangers they form a friendship that is challenged by the investigation into the library murder and subsequent violent events. As Hannah writes each chapter, in Australia, it is being read and commented on by Leo Johnson, her correspondent in America. They are separated not only by distance but by the Covid virus. But all is not as it seems, either with the four from the library or with Hannah and Leo. Masterfully plotted out and skillfully written, it misdirects and misleads up to the final reveal.… (més)
Al-G | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |
Australian native Theodosia Benton quits law school to write a novel and moves in with her attorney brother, Gus, who has emigrated to Lawrence, Kansas. While working on her project at a local coffee shop, she meets Dan, a famous but reclusive author who becomes more than just a mentor for her. When she discovers his dead body, a nightmare begins in which both Theo and Gus are alternatively accused of killing him and also in which their lives are in danger from unknown forces. Throw in online conspiracy theorists, doomsday preppers, and an ultra exclusive publishing house and the plot thickens.

Books about writers and the writing process are always interesting. Add a thriller to the mix and there are all kinds of possibilities. Although the plot line is a bit wild and after starting out slow the timeline rapidly skips ahead, you are in for an enjoyable, multi layered read.

I did cringe at some of the naive choices Theo made, but, after all, she was raised by “feral” (hippie) parents in
Tasmania, so what does she know of the cruel world? And especially of a world that seems to be more and more overtaken by conspiracy theories and misinformation and the control they can excerpt over people?

BTW - Lawrence, Kansas really is the home of Stull Cemetery which has a role in this plot and is purported to be one of the 7 “gateways to Hell.”

Thanks to #netgalley and @poisonedpenpress for the ARC.
… (més)
vkmarco | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 30, 2024 |
A strange story within a story. Hard to tell what is real and fiction. An interesting way to write a novel.Kirkus: Feedback can be deadly.Sycophantic fan and aspiring writer Leo charms his way into a friendship with successful author Hannah Tigone through a series of flattering letters. In return, she shares a strange incident that happened in the Boston Public Library, where she?s working on her new novel, an episode that begins with a scream and ends with this provocative sentence: ?And so we go to the Map Room to found a friendship, and I have my first coffee with a killer.? This, it turns out, is actually the beginning of Hannah?s new novel, sent in morsels to Leo, who faithfully offers thoughts and encouragement after every chapter. Gentill mines similar metafictional territory as in After She Wrote Him (2020), teasing readers with the challenge of deducing which of two narrative threads presents the author and which his or her story. As the mystery unfolds, the book expands into psychological thriller territory, with Leo becoming increasingly unhinged and describing the world as a rage-filled dystopia. Winifred ?Freddie? Kincaid, Hannah's mystery-writer protagonist, is as curious and resourceful as Miss Marple, and Hannah?s buoyant whodunit provides a bracing contrast to Leo?s dark world. Based on their appearances and their behavior in the library, Hannah gives her suspects names like Heroic Chin, Handsome Man, and Freud Girl. Lines blur. Freddie is so caught up in the twists and turns of the puzzle that she feels unable to write. Does Hannah have the same problem? Can Leo help her, does he genuinely want to, and where does he fit into the larger picture?A sharply drawn fictional hall of mirrors sure to tantalize and occasionally frustrate.… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |



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