A world where gentlemen
are not always
what they are dressed up to be.

After narrowly escaping Nazi terror, Rowland Sinclair and his companions
land in London, believing they are safe.
But they are wrong.
A bizzare murder plunges the hapless Australians into a queer world of
British aristocracy, Fascist Blackshirts, illicit love, scandal and spies.
Penned by Award-Winning author Sulari Gentill.

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Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Rowland Sinclair Mysteries. Enjoy the Award-Winning Series. Bowlers, Bohemians and Bloodshed. The 1930s were to die for!

Rowland Sinclair is an artist, the black sheep son of a wealthy family. His houseguests are Milton the communist poet, Clyde the working class painter, plus Edna, the brazen sculptress... and Rowly's perennial love interest.

Accidental detectives, this foursome keep stumbling across murder and mayhem... from the illicit clubs of Sydney Society to the glamour of New York City and under the dark clouds looming over 1930s Europe.

Written by award-winning author Sulari Gentill.

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Sulari Gentill

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW.
Sulari is the award-winning author of The Rowland Sinclair Mystery series, historical crime fiction novels (five in total) set in the 30s.

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"a great read, a fast-paced 'whodunnit'... I love a juicy crime novel and this is just about as good as it gets... a captivating glimpse into a rather glamorous era... I highly recommend this as a great summer escape."

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Sami Lukis (Radio and TV presenter. Mix 106.5 Host)

"A really great novel... The dialogue bubbles along at a perfect pace and carried me through the riveting plot."

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The Australian Womens Weekly

"...amazingly prolific author...in a style that has been compared with Evelyn Waugh...she has been likened to master-plotter Agatha Christie..."

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The Australian

"An exciting read that will entral existing fans and new readers alike."

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The Melbourne Review

"... the plots are clever and believable... Like time spent with good friends... even if you're not a fan of historical crime... even if you're not a fan of crime... even if you’re a non-reader... this is a series
that could change your mind."

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"put this on your list: read this book... it's a good present for about everyone you know, including yourself."

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"a romping story, fantastic dialogue, a tantalizing dose of unresolved sexual tension and a mildly absurd humour to this book...
Read it. You'll feel better."

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Fair Dinkum Crime

"In a society so completely caught up in manners, no one much wants to investigate such an improper way of getting killed, but Sinclair and his band of merry artists wish to see justice done. Genuine emotion, brutal politics and an incident of fascists being beaten up by mannequin limbs.
It's just about all you could want in a book."

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"...mix of wit, humour and history... clever dialogue and characters... and a real undercurrent of danger and violence...add to that an ongoing thwarted love story...a real delight for fans of clever, beautifully written historical thrillers... highly recommended."

Bundaberg Library

"high standards of humour, great characters and romping tales...
It was a joy."

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"... another winning novel... witty, erudite plot and engaging cast of characters... a pleasure to read."

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Award-winning novelist, Angela Savage

"Sulari continues to deliver... if you haven't picked one up yet, do!"

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Book Details

Book name:
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Series name:
The Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series

Book number in series: #5

Date release: November 2013

Category: Historical Crime


C Format

Published: November 2013

Pages: 368

RRP: $29.99

ISBN: 978-1-921997-30-3

Category: Historical Crime

E Book

Published: November 2013

Pages: 368

RRP: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-921997-31-0

Category: Historical Crime

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