The seventh Rowland Sinclair Mystery starts, not uncommonly, with a suspicious death reported from the ill-fated Maroubra Speedway, where Rowland is gearing up to race. It seems there may be a few more treacherous turns in this race than anticipated…
Give the Devil His Due offers an engaging mix of history, humour and humanity – this time driven by black magic, kidnappings, movie-stars and, of course, murder! Sulari Gentill's award-winning and critically acclaimed Rowland Sinclair Mysteries is a delightful historical crime series set around the adventures of gentleman-artist-cum-amateur-detective Rowland Sinclair and his motley crew of friends. Against a fascinating backdrop of Australia and Europe in the 1930s, Sulari brings history to life with an intelligent mystery pursued by an assortment of skillfully drawn fictional characters, blended with a rogues' gallery of real historical figures – from notorious ladies man Errol Flynn to Arthur -Mr Eternity' Stace.
Influenced by three macabre short stories written by a teenage Rosaleen Norton, the future Witch of Kings Cross, Gentill cleverly sets up distractions and deceptions in Rowland's path. He is struggling, having seen too much in Nazi Germany and while his companions all understand their place in the world, life seems to be throwing him off track. In this latest Rowland Sinclair instalment, death looms large as Sinclair and his bohemian friends are put to the test as fast cars, bookies, a mysterious cult and even the A-list of Sydney society all race Rowly to the finish line!
Sulari 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. In this latest Rowland Sinclair instalment, death looms large as Sinclair and his bohemian friends are put to the test as fast cars, bookies, a mysterious cult and even the A-list of Sydney society all race Rowly to the finish line!
Give the Devil His Due
Author: Sulari Gentill