In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companions are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic - Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant indeed.
And then Harry Simpson vanishes.
Croquet and pre-dinner cocktails are abandoned for the High Country where Rowland hunts for Simpson with a determination that is as mysterious as the disappearance itself. Stockmen, gangsters and a belligerent writer all gather to the fray, as the investigation becomes embroiled with a much darker consipiracy.
Murder, Treason, Trespass, Kidnapping, Betrayal... Again, Rowland Sinclair finds himself in the middle of it all.
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 was shortlisted for Best First Book in our region for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2011. She was also offered a Varuna Fellowship, 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.
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Comments about Miles Off Course:
HER CHARACTERS IN HER BOOKS ARE JUST GREAT. THEIR BELIEFS AND WAY OF LIFE ARE JUST FANTASTIC AND COMPLETELY AGAINST THE NORM AT THAT TIME.
With 6 novels in only 3 years, including a 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize nomination, Sulari Gentill is not your average author. Writing fiction in two concurrent series - adult historical crime fiction (the Rowland Sinclair series) and a Young Adults fantasy adventure series (the Hero trilogy) - 2012 will see her launch three more novels to satisfy her ever-growing bands of readers.
Booktopia's Sarah McDuling on Miles off Course:
There are few things more gratifying than discovering an author whose books seem so perfectly suited to your tastes as a reader that it feels as though they may have been written especially for you.
After devouring Sulari Gentill's Miles Off Course in a whirlwind reading session - a reading session interrupted only by a quick break to jump online and purchase A Few Right Thinking Men and A Decline in Prophets (being the previous two installments in the Rowland Sinclair series), I knew that Sulari Gentill had made it onto my list of top ten crime writers.
Set in Australia in 1933, Miles Off Course is a lively and consistently action-packed Historical Crime novel. It could also be classified as a rollicking Outback Adventure or thrilling Spy Drama, or even a witty "fish-out-of-water" comedy, plucking a set of fashionable dilettantes from a bohemian art scene and dropping them in the rugged, rural countryside of the Snowy Mountains.
Series: Rowland Sinclair Ser.
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st February 2012
Publisher: Pantera Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.400 x 15.300 x 2.600
Weight (kg): 0.43