Tag Archives: Sulari Gentill

Review: Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Sulari Gentill has produced another winning novel with Gentlemen Formerly Dressed, the latest instalment in the Rowland Sinclair series of historical crime fiction series set in the 1930s. With its witty, erudite plot and engaging cast of characters, Gentlemen Formerly Dressed … Continue reading

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Favourite reads of 2012

It’s that listing time of year, a time when I like to collect my thoughts, and those of others, too, in list form. Bookstores and websites are full of ‘best of’ lists by genre and I thought I’d get in … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged by Australian crime writer David Whish-Wilson to take part in the Next Big Thing meme that’s making the rounds among writers — a great way to find out what some of my favourite writers are up to and … Continue reading

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Review: Paving the New Road

After ending my crime-free reading month with Anna Funder’s All That I Am, Sulari Gentill‘s latest Rowland Sinclair novel, Paving the New Road, set in the same era, was the perfect segue back into crime fiction. The year is 1933 … Continue reading

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Review: Miles Off Course

When I tweeted recently that I was on the train to Melbourne from Ballan reading an advance copy of Sulari Gentill‘s new novel Miles Off Course, an Aussie crime fiction blogger promptly tweeted back ‘I am jealous enough to meet your … Continue reading

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Shop assistant signing

The perfect companion piece to last week’s Author Signing post, another hilarious cartoon by Andrew Weldon, this one from The Big Issue No 391, 11-24 Oct 2011. Shop Assistant Signing may indeed be the perfect solution to the problem outlined … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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Book review: A Decline in Prophets

A Decline in Prophets is Sulari Gentill‘s sequel to her celebrated debut novel A Few Right Thinking Men, shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Sulari does such a great job of immersing the reader in the ambiance of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on becoming an Australian writer

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Peter Temple give the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award Oration. I knew Peter to be a great speaker. I was also interested in his subject, “Reading the country: Thoughts on becoming an … Continue reading

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Chasing Odysseus: a new review

I am delighted to introduce 12-year-old Paul Johnson as a guest reviewer on this blog. Paul’s first review is of Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill. I sent the book to Paul, whom I knew to be a fan of ancient … Continue reading

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