Sulari Gentill, Writing, & The Woman in the Library

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Australian author Sulari Gentill may have a hit on her hands with The Woman in the Library, if reviews are any indication. In a recent virtual event, she talked with Barbara Peters, her editor and the owner of The Poisoned Pen about writing and her book. You might want to listen to the beginning of that conversation before you decide which copy of The Woman in the Library you want to order from the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3Q6L3u9 Peters discusses the two formats at the beginning of the conversation.

Here’s the summary of The Woman in the Library.

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.


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.


Enjoy the thoughtful conversation about writing.