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Publication Order of Rowland Sinclair Books

A Few Right Thinking Men / A House Divided (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Decline in Prophets (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miles Off Course (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paving the New Road (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder Unmentioned (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give the Devil His Due (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Son (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Language (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Tears in China / Shanghai Secrets (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Testament of Character (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Son is a prequel.

The Australian author Sulari Gentill has been writing for quite some time now, as she has made a name for herself writing both historical and crime fiction, as well as writing for a Young Adult audience too, as she creates stories and characters that resonate with her many readers worldwide, clearly holding a gift for the written word as she immerses the reader in her deep and intricate narratives. Combining these with her uniquely crafted characters as well, she manages to let them speak for themselves almost, as they come alive off the page, speaking directly straight to the reader. Also known under the pen-name of S.D. Gentill, she has written a lot creating a strong and illustrious legacy for herself, as her brand is now well recognized on a global level. One particular gift of hers is her ability in crafting a good solid mystery that keeps the reader guessing throughout, right until the very last reveal keeping them hooked until the end. Her characters are also juxtaposed well alongside this as they manage to reflect the action going on throughout the narrative too, giving a clear idea of what’s happening for the audience. Many of her protagonists are great examples of this, as they have successfully run over long-running series and franchises, creating a strong connection with the reader unlike any other. With a profound insight into how people really interact with one another and what motivates people, Gentill is able to create extremely human stories that resonate at a core and very human level. One such series is that of her ongoing Rowland Sinclair novels that have been running for quite some time now, as they’ve managed to capture of what really makes the mystery novel work. Taking the amateur sleuth of the title Rowland Sinclair, it sees this particular man of wealth undertaking a series of different investigations, as he attempts to get to the bottom of each and every case laid before him. Set in the 1930s it utilizes its historical setting well, as Gentill has clearly done her research in regards to the setting of the novel, along with the historical accuracy too. Located in Australia, New South Wales, in Sydney, it also gains a good handle on its location too, as Gentill really brings the period to life, especially in regards to the environment of the gentleman and artist painter Rowland Sinclair. Resourceful as he is mannered, he’s never afraid to get his hands dirty, so to speak, if it means solving a case and bringing about justice for those afflicted. This is part of what makes his appeal to enduring, as the series has manage amass a worldwide following of fans, each awaiting each new release with eagerness and anticipation. Translating worldwide too, it would seem that the themes and ideas are universal, as they are accepted globally by readers of all ages and demographics, something which will grow as the series itself continues to expand for some time to come yet.

With eight books in the series so far and counting, the series has come a long way since its first release back in 2010 with the title ‘A Few Right Thinking Men’. Over time the series has grown with a number of offshoots, such as the prequel to the first titled ‘The Prodigal Son’, all of which build upon the rich and varied history of the series. The character of Rowland Sinclair himself has, perhaps, become one of the most enduring from Sulari Gentill as an author, with more expected to follow in the near future, as it appears not to be stopping any time soon.

A Few Right Thinking Men

Initially released in 2010 this was to be the first in the series of ‘Rowland Sinclair’ novels. Setting the series up it was originally brought out through the ‘Pantera Press’ publishing house. Establishing the setting and the characters, it also manages to introduce Sinclair for the first time too.

Both an artist as well as a gentleman, the man-about-town Rowland Sinclair has a name that commands a certain amount of respect around 1930s Australia. This isn’t to say that he doesn’t have a certain capacity for scandal though, as he seems to have a special talent for it amidst his world of fine tailors, high culture and exorbitant wealth. The Great Depression is coming soon, though, and with it the potential for a revolution, something which could directly affect Sinclair and who he is as a person. Will he remain the same? What does the capacity for revolution bring? Who are a few right thinking men?

A Decline in Prophets

Published in 2011 this was first brought out on the 1st of July. Released through the ‘Pantera Press’ label it continued on from the first, this being the second in the series of ‘Rowland Sinclair’ novels. Capturing much of what made the original work, it manages to take it in a whole new direction in the process as well.

Taking place in 1932, this novel sees a world now gripped with chaos, crisis and, ultimately, doubt, all whilst the R.M.S. Aquitania embodies everything that is refined and gracious. On-board this particular luxury liner is one Rowland Sinclair, as he returns home among fine company including a bishop, a suffragette and a former now retired World Prophet. That’s when the tension that has been bubbling for some time finally boils over and guests start to die within the fine and extravagant ballroom leaving things a little awkward. Who is committing the murders? Can Sinclair find those responsible before it’s too late? Is there going to be a decline in prophets?

The Rowland Sinclair Series

A great example of its genre, this is a definite must for any fans of contemporary mystery novels as, not only is it expertly crafted, but the characters are also extremely well defined too. As a character Rowland Sinclair has come a long way himself, with his backstory and every element of his personality having developed extensively ever since the first release in the franchise. Making its mark on the mystery industry, this will ensure its place as one of the best examples of the mystery genre for quite some time to come.

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