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Four strangers, a quiet library. A perfect place for a murder. And then there is a scream.

So begins the latest literary thriller, The Woman in the Library, from crime writer Sulari Gentill. Sulari’s books, including the Rowland Sinclair mysteries, are a firm favourite with Vision Australia Library members and this latest stand-alone work, described as a “twisty treacherous adventure”, is proving just as popular.

Hear This recently caught up with the author to chat about her latest book and what inspires her to write about murder. 

 “Most crime writers are never just writing about the murder. Usually it’s about relationships. The Woman in the Library is primarily about the nature of friendships,” Sulari said.

“On a pragmatic basis, though, having a murder gives the characters something to do while you write about them. The characters are either trying to find the perpetrator of the murder or stop themselves from being murdered.”

“In a sense every book is a crime fiction book, it’s always a mystery.”

You can listen to the full conversation on Hear This on Omny or via the player below.

In Converstion with Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill will be In Conversation at Vision Australia Kooyong, Friday September 9.

Hosted by the Vision Australia Library, as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, this promises to be a lively and entertaining event.

The event is free but bookings are essential. Find out more and secure your place for the In Conversation event today

Hear This is our library radio program and podcast. Each week host, Frances Keyland chats about books in the collection, and all the news and events taking place in the library.

There’s a number of ways you can tune in. Contact the library via phone on 1300 654 656 or email [email protected] to have the program delivered to your device of choice.