22 February 2023

Not just any Woman in the Library - top author Sulari Gentill is bringing mystery and mayhem to Temora

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Renowned international crime author Sulari Gentill will be at the Temora Library for the annual One Book, One Temora event in March. Photo: Supplied.

Bestselling international crime author Sulari Gentill is heading to Temora for a night of mystery and mayhem.

Sulari will be at the Temora Library for the One Book, One Temora event in March.

Temora branch librarian Wendy Manning is excited to have Sulari visiting.

“This is the first year we’ve been able to lock in an author visit,” Wendy said.

“One Book, One Temora is our major yearly program, so we’re looking forward to enjoying a fun, social night with our members.”

Wendy said people could expect “amazing finger food, drinks and an engaging book discussion. On top of that, they will meet award-winning author Sulari Gentill.”

One Book, One Temora will give people a chance to meet Sulari and learn about her work. The night will also include a Q&A-style discussion by Melissa from Wagga’s Collins Booksellers.

Melissa said she was delighted to host the event.

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“I’ve interviewed Sulari before, and in the seven years I’ve been at the bookshop, we’ve developed quite a friendship,” Melissa said.

“I’m so excited to highlight her writing skills and creativity and show Temora what a wonderful person she is.”

Set in Boston, in the US, The Woman in the Library is Sulari’s latest murder mystery. It is a twisty literary adventure examining friendship’s complex nature and showing that words can be the most dangerous weapons of all.

Since the book’s launch in Wagga last year, Sulari has toured the US, London and Paris and become a USA Today bestseller.

She has also been shortlisted in the Mystery Writers of America awards for 2023, and The Woman in the Library has been listed in the top-five most circulated mystery and crime fiction books by the New York Society Library for 2022.

The Batlow-based author decided to try writing a novel to keep herself occupied.

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With 15 published novels over 15 years under her belt, Sulari still loves the process of putting together a book.

“I still love writing and write whenever I can,” she said.

She said she wrote best in the mornings but found the world conspired to keep her busy at that time.

“I sometimes find myself writing at two in the morning, so it’s never scheduled,” she said.

“I’m fairly easy. I write in my pyjamas in bed with the television on and my dogs at my feet.”

One Book, One Temora with Sulari Gentill is at Temora Shire Library on Thursday, 9 March, from 6:30 pm.

For more information or tickets, visit the events page of the Riverina Regional Library or phone Temora Library on 6977 1781.

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