“Gentill writes charming Australian historical crime. There’s an Evelyn-Waugh-meets-Agatha-Christie feel about this series.”
— The Age
About Give the Devil His Due
When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Maroubra Speedway, popularly known as the Killer Track, he agrees without caution or reserve. But then people start to die…
The body of a journalist covering the race is found in a House of Horrors, an English blueblood with Blackshirt affiliations is killed on the race track… and it seems that someone has Rowland in their sights.
A strange young reporter preoccupied with black magic, a mysterious vagabond, an up-and-coming actor by the name of Flynn, and ruthless bookmakers all add mayhem to the mix.
With danger presenting at every turn, and the brakes long since disengaged, Rowland Sinclair hurtles towards disaster with an artist, a poet and brazen sculptress along for the ride.
About the Author
Award-winning author Sulari Gentill set out to study astrophysics, graduated in law, and then abandoned her legal career to write books instead of contracts. Born in Sri Lanka, Sulari learned to speak English in Zambia, grew up in Brisbane and now lives in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW where, with her historian husband, she grows French black truffles, cares for a variety of animals and raises two wild colonial boys.
Sulari is currently the Eminent-Writer-in-Residence at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra She is a prolific and dynamic award-winning author who writes the darker themes of the 1930s with charming humour. Her latest novel, Give the Devil his Due, is an eagerly awaited sequel in the series. The first book in the series, A Few Right Thinking Men, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, A Decline in Prophets was awarded the Davitt Award for Best Crime Fiction 2012, and Paving the New Road was shortlisted for the Davitt Award the following year.
Gentill’s previous Rowland Sinclair adventure, A Murder Unmentioned, took home the Highly Commended prize for Best Adult Crime Fiction at the 2015 Davitt Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for Best Book, and the 2015 Ned Kelly award.