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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

Paperback Published: 1st June 2011
ISBN: 9780987068514
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

Historical and entertaining


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.



Slow to get into but improved


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.

Kempsey, AU


Great read


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.



Worth the reas


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

Central Coast, NSW


Engaging Australian murder mystery


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.



A Few Right Thinking Men

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ISBN: 9780987068514
ISBN-10: 0987068512
Series: Rowland Sinclair Mystery
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2011
Publisher: Pantera Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

Sulari Gentill

About the Author

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 Gentlemen Formerly Dressed.

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