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The Mystery Writer

Sulari Gentill



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Ultimo Press
06 March 2024
‘A writer’s writer, who never disappoints.’ —Australian Women's Weekly

‘It's the perfect cosy crime read!’ —Woman's Day

She needs to write the ending ... before she meets hers.

Theo has one dream—to become a bestselling author. Determined to make her mark in the literary world, she heads to the US on a whim to stay with her brother Gus and focus on her writing. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she befriends a famous author, Dan Murdoch, at a local bar—and then he turns up dead. Suddenly, Theo finds herself as the prime suspect.

As Theo grapples with the shocking turn of events, she realises that Dan may not have been the person he seemed to be, and there is something sinister going on in the world of publishing. Desperate to clear her name and uncover the truth, Theo sets out on a quest to find out who killed Dan and why.

As she digs deeper, Theo uncovers a web of deceit, conspiracy, and hidden motives, with clues leading her to a shadowy organisation with far-reaching power. With her own life in danger, Theo must unravel the mystery before she becomes the next victim.


‘A mischievous twist on mystery novels and the people who write them.’ —Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

‘Some mysteries need a crime writer to solve. Clever, twisty, and surprisingly unexpected.’ —Michael Robotham, author of Lying Beside You and The Secrets She Keeps

‘It's wild, it's wacky and just a bit mad but definitely worth the cost of a ticket to hop on Gentill's bus.’ —The Sydney Morning Herald

‘The Mystery Writer is a cleverly concocted and original novel that gently plays with the conventions of the crime genre, while providing a good dose of mystery and suspense. I think that it is Sulari's best novel to date.’ —Canberra Weekly
Imprint:   Ultimo Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781761152238
ISBN 10:   1761152238
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sulari Gentill is the author of the multi-award-winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, a series of (currently) ten historical crime novels set in 1930s Australia. Her widely praised standalone novel, After She Wrote Him, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel and was short-listed for the Davitt Award. Most recently, she published the award-winning and USA Today bestselling The Woman in the Library. Sulari lives in a small country town in the Australian Snowy Mountains where she grows French Black Truffles and writes. She remains in love with the art of storytelling.

Reviews for The Mystery Writer

‘Gentill packs a real punch’ * Australian Women's Weekly * ‘Good fun!’ * Canberra Weekly *

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