Historical crime fiction at its best: gripping, beautifully-written and deeply-researched. The first in the 'Rowland Sinclair' series starts in Australia's 1930's Great Depression and is based on extraordinary yet real events, many of which seem incredible today. This story about art, money, crime and treason will appeal to both the popular market as well as literary lovers.!
Rowland Sinclair is an artist and a gentleman. In Australia's 1930s, the Sinclair name is respectable and influential, yet Rowland has a talent for scandal.
Even with thousands of unemployed lining the streets, Rowland's sheltered world is one of wealth, culture and impeccable tailoring. He relies on the Sinclair fortune to indulge his artistic passions and friends... a poet, a painter and a brazen sculptress.
Mounting tensions fuelled by the Great Depression take Australia to the brink of revolution.
'The real enemy is Labor's Jack Lang and the Communist hordes into whose hands he plays... What say I introduce you to some chaps?'
'Right thinking men. Loyalists who love this country... Rowland, I think you could be moving with the wrong crowd.'
Rowland Sinclair is indifferent to politics... until a brutal murder exposes an extraordinary and treasonous conspiracy.
About the Author
Sulari studied astrophysics and then law, and later tossed in her law career to write book instead of contacts. Multi-talented, she also paints, although she will tell you she only paints well enough to know that she should write. Also, Sulari grows French truffles on her farm near the Snowy Mountains, NSW. Sulari was recently offered a Varuna Fellowship. She was commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers' 2008 Jim Hamilton Award and was long-listed for the Hachette/WLD writers Centre Australian Manuscript Development Program for fiction writers.
With witty dialogue, lively characters and a shred of political awareness of the times, Gentill takes us back to Australia of the 1930s when the unemployed lined the streets and the Great Depression started to bite. With Jack Lang in power and reds under the beds, the gentlemanly world of Rowland Sinclair is disturbed by both murder and treasonous conspiracy.
Series: Rowland Sinclair Ser.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Pantera Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.600
Weight (kg): 0.486