Friday, 13 February 2015

A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

A Decline in Prophets is book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair series which has now become my gentle crime/comfort read of choice!

Set in Sydney during the 1930's, it's full of art deco, political & cultural references, 4 central loveable characters & in book 2 - a Cary Grant sighting! What's not to love?

This time we see Rowly and his friends enjoying life on the high seas.

Time in Europe has helped them to recover from their run-in with the New Guard in Sydney before they left town (see my review of book 1 here) but before too long they are caught up in a new mystery.

A crime wave hits the RMS Aquitania - murder, theft and mysterious 'accidents' - with Rowly right in the middle of it all!

Real life events and people are woven seamlessly into the story, with appearances by Annie Besant & Charles Leadbeater of the Theosophical Society, the aforesaid, Cary Grant during their New York stop-over and Norman Lindsay hosting one of his famous soirée's in the Blue Mountains.

Gentill has created a delightful, easy to read series complete with gorgeous covers. Do yourself and favour & give one a go - you'll be pleasantly surprised.

This post is part of my Australian Women Writers challenge.


  1. Delightful is definitely the right word for this series - I adore all the books - I don't adore the waiting in between :)

    1. Because I've only just discovered the series, I'm in the fortunate position of having 4 books waiting for ME to be ready...not the other way around :-)

  2. It really is a lovely series - I am a couple behind now, but what a treat awaits.

    1. It's nice to have something to look forward too - I may need the comfort of book 3 after reading the lovely but sad Testament of Youth over the past 3 weeks.


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