A Decline in Prophets (The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries Book 2)
Format: Print Length
Publisher: Pantera Press (June 3, 2015)
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A Rowland Sinclair Mystery
Winner of Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Fiction 2012
Murder and Intrigue When High Society Meets the High Seas – A Gripping Historical Mystery
“...An elusive killer, a charming sleuth and a historical setting, A Decline in Prophets is glossy, original and appealingly Australia." – Women’s Weekly
“…an Evelyn Waugh-meets-Agatha Christie feel…” - The Age
“…a rich political and cultural era to explore and Gentill has a lot of fun with a hero who is always getting paint on his immaculate tailoring.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
The Second Book of the Acclaimed Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Historical Crime Series
The luxury liner, RMS Aquitania, embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped crisis and doubt. But elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension. Civility remains… but how long will the peace hold when people start to die?
After months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions begin their journey home on the ship. The heroes dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania’s chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits. Gentill’s razor-sharp voice draws these wonderfully diverse characters, and as the pressure rises, so too does a foreboding sense of intrigue.
As the bodies pile up, and Rowland unwittingly finds himself at the centre of it all again, can he unravel the mystery and stop these heinous crimes before he and his friends become victims themselves?
Gentill captures the readers interest and imagination from the first page in this superbly narrated and observed novel. A highly amusing adventure amidst the horrors of death and the bizarre nature of 1930s society.
Do you love historical crime mysteries? Have you fallen in love with the world of Rowland Sinclair? Why not check out the rest of the series!
The delightfully adventurous Rowland Sinclair Mystery series, in order:
A Few Right Thinking Men, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book 1
A Decline in Prophets, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book 2
Miles Off Course, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book 3
Paving the New Road, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book 5
A Murder Unmentioned, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: Book 6