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A Murder Unmentioned

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Published: February 2019
Published: February 2019
SKU: SBCNFG6979
SKU: 9781464206979
SKU: 9781464206986

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Overview

Shortlisted for the Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel for 2015
Shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2015

The gun used in Rowland Sinclair's father's death some thirteen years earlier has turned up in a drained dam at the family's country homestead in Yass. And when Rowland offends right-wing New Guard leader Eric Campbell, Campbell uses his influence to set the police to renew their inquiries into Henry Sinclair's death.

Henry's friends had all been led to believe that the wealthy landowner had died in a much more respectable way. Rowland and his elder brother, Wil, had avoided any discussion of the event ever since—in fact the whole family had ducked the issue for over a decade, keeping secret that Sinclair senior was murdered. The possible involvement of the teenage Rowly and his older brother's intervention has been under the radar as well.

But now the finger of blame is pointing squarely at the Sinclair black sheep, a man careless of what society and the authorities think of him. So he and the trio of artist friends who live in his Sydney suburban mansion, and generally have his back, avail themselves of a racing green Gypsy Moth (Rowland is a pioneer in air travel) and a yellow Mercedes sports car (another frightening mode of transport) to arrive in New South Wales' Southern Tablelands, bent on clearing Rowly's name.

With cameo appearances from historical figures—Bob Menzies in the Sinclair kitchen, Edna Walling in the garden, and Kate Leigh grinning lasciviously at Rowly in a jailhouse crowd—and a real sense of fun contrasting with the quite genuine tension, this is historical crime for those in the know and those who can barely remember what happened last weekend, a story of family secrets and fraternal loyalty. Despite the humor, the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries take a deadly serious look at the 1930s, reflecting our own tumultuous times.

Product Details

  • Hardcover & Paperback
  • Size: 5.50 in x 8.50 in
  • Pages: Hardcover - 376, Paperback Large Print - 568
"A charmingly complex hero whose adventures continue to highlight many worldly problems between the great wars." — Kirkus Reviews
"Each chapter begins with a brief excerpt from an Australian publication, such as the Camperdown Chronicle, that offers insights into the popular culture of the times. Fans of historical mysteries will find a lot to savor." — Publishers Weekly
"Each chapter begins with a brief excerpt from an Australian publication, such as the Camperdown Chronicle, that offers insights into the popular culture of the times. Fans of historical mysteries will find a lot to savor." — Publishers Weekly
"Gentill's sixth installment in the "Rowland Sinclair" series (after Gentlemen Formerly Dressed) is best categorized as a cozy or historical mystery, with a touch of detective fiction. Recommended for readers who enjoy similar authors such as Kerry Greenwood and Agatha Christie." — Library Journal
"This sixth entry in the Rowland Sinclair series, which blends historical figures seamlessly with fictional ones, clarifies and advances the family dynamics of its appealing protagonist, which should delight fans and win new readers." — Michele Leber, Booklist
"Fans of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher will love this sixth entry in the Rowland Sinclair series by Sulari Gentill...and the solution to the mystery will keep readers guessing till the end.
" — Shelf Awareness for Readers
"Sulari Gentill likes to tease, blithely slotting real people and events into a crime series set in the 1930s relating the fictional adventures of artist and gentleman of leisure, Rowland Sinclair...the sixth book in the series and by far the most interesting...As always, every chapter opens with a relevant snippet from a periodical of the time. Once again, telling the fictional from the real is part of the fun....Clever Gentill. Investigating the past has never been more fun." — The Sydney Morning Herald
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