The Mystery Writer

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Poisoned Pen Press
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law, and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Gentill's Rowland Sinclair mysteries have won and/or been shortlisted for the Davitt Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and her stand-alone metafiction thriller, After She Wrote Him won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in 2018. Her tenth Sinclair novel, A Testament of Character, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Best Crime Novel in 2021.
"A mischievous twist on mystery novels and the people who write them." -- Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone and Trust Me When I Lie
"Some mysteries need a crime writer to solve. Clever, twisty, and surprisingly unexpected." -- Michael Robotham, two-time winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award
"Stunningly original and thoroughly captivating, Sulari Gentill's The Mystery Writer perfectly captures the pulse of our time. Do not miss it!" -- Andrew Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
"Gentill nimbly balances the plausible with the outlandish in this sly thriller set in the publishing world...Every time readers think they've got the plot pegged, Gentill swerves in a shocking new direction. Certain late-stage reveals, which might ruin the fun in less capable hands, only serve to enhance the novel's biting wit. This is a winner." -- Publishers Weekly
"Gentill's worthwhile novel is full of compelling characters, including doomsday preppers, online conspiracy theorists, and overzealous publishing agents. Recommended for readers who enjoy mysteries from Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, or Louise Penny." -- Library Journal
"Gentill's latest, after The Woman in the Library (2022), slowly unravels as a traditional mystery, but then evolves into a self-aware, Grisham-esque thriller. Readers will root for Theo, then for Gus, to find the answers they need to find closure. With likable side characters (including a dog named Horse) and a truly unexpected third act, The Mystery Writer is sure to please literary crime fans." -- Booklist

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"Fans will rejoice that Gentill maintains her record of packing stand-alone novels with devilish twists on genre conventions...A fizzy whodunit with pace, panache, and surprises galore." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Impossible to put down...A good mystery has multiple twists and turns, leading the reader through a maze of clues and red herrings and foreshadowing until the truth is uncovered. To say that Sulari Gentill follows this path would be an understatement of huge proportions. Just when the reader thinks they know who the real murderer is, Gentill throws in a sharp turn and we start all over again. And don't be surprised if January 6, 2021, doesn't make a brief appearance! Gentill fans will find this read beyond entertaining and will anxiously await her next story." -- New York Journal of Books