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A Few Right Thinking Men : The Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series : Book 1 - Sulari Gentill

A Few Right Thinking Men

The Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series : Book 1

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Published: 1st June 2011
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The 1st book in the award-winning Rowland Sinclair mystery series.

Gripping, beautifully-written and deeply-researched this historical crime fiction series is set in the early 1930's and based on extraordinary yet real events. Introducing Rowland Sinclair.


Rowland Sinclair is an artist and a gentleman. In Australia's 1930s, the Sinclair name is respectable and influential, yet the youngest son Rowland - an artist - has a talent for scandal.

Even with the unemployed lining the streets, Rowland's sheltered world is one of exorbitant 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.

Rowland Sinclair is indifferent to the politics. until a brutal murder exposes an extraordinary & treasonous conspiracy.

About The Author

Sulari set out to study astrophysics, ended up graduating in law, and later abandoned her legal career to write books instead of contracts. When the mood takes her, she paints, although she maintains that she does so only well enough to know that she should write.

She grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW, which she shares with her young family and several animals... the farm, not the truffles.

Sulari is shortlisted for Best First Book in our region for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2011. She was also recently offered a Varuna Fellowship. She was commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ 2008 Jim Hamilton Award, long-listed for the Hachette/QLD writers Centre Australian Manuscript Development Program for fiction writers, and shortlisted for the 2008 New Holland Publishers and NSW Writers Centre Genre Fiction Award.

She has been writing for a few years, but thinking about it most of her life. She’s pretty sure now that writing is what’s she’s supposed to do.

A Few Right Thinking Men is her debut novel. Her second book in the Rowland Sinclair Series, A Decline in Prophets, will be out in July 2011.

Sulari, under the name S.D. Gentill, will release her 1st book in the exciting new Hero adventure series for Young Adults, Chasing Odysseus, in March 2011. Four young heroes in a quest against myth, magic...and betrayal.

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4.0

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4.0

Historical and entertaining

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This book has started me reading the whole Rowland Sinclair series. It is formulaic, but entertaining and historical accurate. Good read for your daily commute.

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3.0

Slow to get into but improved

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  • Well Written

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  • Sometimes Too Flowery

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This book took some getting into, with at times an overly wordy style. At times, it seemed that the author was trying to provide a political lesson, rather than a page-turning work of fiction. That said, the book improved as it progressed, and became a good read, so it is worth persevering. I will be reading the sequel.

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5.0

Great read

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Fascinating History
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
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    Comments about A Few Right Thinking Men:

    This book deals with a period of Australian history, late 19920s, that I suspect few are really familiar with. I found it really interesting from the point of view that it shows how close NSW, at least, came to a rebellion against the government.

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    4.0

    Worth the reas

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters

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    • A little slow

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      Comments about A Few Right Thinking Men:

      This book was recommended by the owner of the book store I used to go to. She was familiar with my tastes (Kerry Greenwood, Peter Corris as well as Donna Leon etc) and thought I might enjoy it. I found the writing a little Evelyn Waugh but not quite as farcical. I enjoyed it enough to buy the second (I think it is the second) in the series A Decline in Prophets). I recommended the book to a friend and she enjoyed it as well

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      4.0

      Engaging Australian murder mystery

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        Comments about A Few Right Thinking Men:

        The first in a series of murder mysteries set in 1930s, featuring the artist and dilettante Rowland Sinclair, whose fortune allows him to support his friends – a Communist poet, an alluring sculptress and a painter. With newspaper snippets of the times heading each chapter, the mood of the times is well-expressed. I must admit I was hoping it would be funnier and faster-paced, with less about politics and more about parties, but it was an engaging read.

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        Sulari Gentill

        Sulari Gentill set out to study astrophysics, ended up graduating in law, and later abandoned her legal career to write books instead of contracts. She grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW, which she shares with her husband Michael, their young family and several animals—the farm, not the truffles.

        Gentill was announced the winner of the 2012 Davitt Award for Best Crime Fiction, and was shortlisted for a 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the South East Asia and Pacific region. Under the name Sulari Gentill, S.D.

        Gentill also writes the Rowland Sinclair series; a series of historical crime fiction novels including A Few Right Thinking Men, A Decline in Prophets, Miles off Course, Paving the New Road and her latest, Gentlemen Formerly Dressed.

        Visit Sulari Gentill's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9780987068514
        ISBN-10: 0987068512
        Series: Rowland Sinclair Ser.
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 1st June 2011
        Publisher: Pantera Press
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.500
        Weight (kg): 0.32
        Edition Number: 2