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This series comprises twenty novels beginning in 1966 featuring the 'family man' detective Scobie Malone. The first novel length appearance of Scobie Malone was in the serialisation 'No Taste for Trouble' in 1954.

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y separately published work icon No Taste For Trouble Jon Cleary , Z1792547 1954 single work novel detective

'Scobie Lawson had never gone looking for trouble; if he had been given to taking care of pets, he would have been sur- rounded by doves, vultures, and other emblems of what now passes for peace. But even abroad he had been unable to pursue the even tenor of everyone else's way. He had been clunked on the head by New York cops for inciting a riot at the Polo Grounds by unwisely rooting for the Dodgers; had been thrown on his back by a Paris gendarme whose Gallic wit hadn't appreciated the humour in being bowled over by a bicycle and he had been roughly handled by three London bobbies, who had at the same time managed to retain their traditional politeness towards overseas visitors, even towards one who, inebriated and unclothed, had just been found bathing under the fountains in Trafalgar Square. Now, Scobie was on his way home to Cawndilla, where there was only one policeman and he was a friend of the family, if not of Scobie. If trouble had to come, and Scobie was resigned to it, then it was better that it came close to home, where it was easier to raise bail.'

Source: First Instalment, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 February 1954, p.12

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y separately published work icon The High Commissioner Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1966 Z807221 1966 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Helga's Web Jon Cleary , London Sydney : Collins , 1970 Z127437 1970 single work novel crime detective
3
y separately published work icon Ransom Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1973 Z807245 1973 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Dragons at the Party Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1987 Z360944 1987 single work novel crime detective

'From the award-winning Australian author Jon Cleary comes the fourth book featuring Sydney homicide detective, Scobie Malone.

It is bicentenary year and Australia is having the party of a lifetime. Detective Inspector Scobie Malone would far rather be out on Sydney Harbour with his family, watching the fun. Instead he is on duty, investigating the murder of an aide to President Timori.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Now and Then, Amen Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1988 Z119608 1988 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Babylon South Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1989 Z180375 1989 single work novel crime detective

'Two murders in the same family take place, 20 years apart, in a Sydney community. Scobie Malone remembers the long-unsolved murder when he is called upon to investigate the new one, but there are complications. This is the sixth book in the Scobie Malone series, by award-winning author Jon Cleary.

'In 1966 Sir Walter Springfellow, head of Australian intelligence, vanished mysteriously and without a trace.

'As a young constable, Scobie Malone investigated the disappearance. Years later, some bones are found up hills which are presumed to be Sir Walter’s, and Detective Inspector Malone finds himself back on the case.

'His first task is to break the news to Venetia Springfellow, Sir Walter’s glamorous widow, whose ruthless ambition has made the Springfellow Corporation a hugely successful company. Then comes news that there has been another death in the family, and one of the Springfellows is to be charged with murder.'(Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Murder Song Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1990 Z116652 1990 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Pride's Harvest Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1991 Z273109 1991 single work novel crime detective
9
y separately published work icon Dark Summer Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1992 Z127057 1992 single work novel crime detective 'When one of his most prolific informers turns up dead in his own swimming pool, Inspector Scobie Malone takes the case despite the obvious warning to stay away.' (Publication summary)
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y separately published work icon Bleak Spring Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1993 Z506412 1993 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Autumn Maze Jon Cleary , North Ryde : HarperCollins Australia , 1994 Z332925 1994 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Winter Chill Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1995 Z124574 1995 single work novel crime detective 'At Darling Harbour in Sydney, 9000 American lawyers have gathered for their annual convention. One of them is found shot dead, and the next day, the body of the security guard who found him is fished out of Darling Harbour. Scobie Malone heads a complicated crime investigation.' (Publication summary)
13
y separately published work icon A Different Turf Jon Cleary , Hammersmith : HarperCollins Australia , 1998 Z366173 1998 single work novel crime detective

'In the gay community of Sydney, where "gay bashings" are a daily occurrence, someone has taken the law into their own hands and is eliminating the culprits. Detective Scobie Malone realizes that he is up against an intelligent, highly dangerous killer - both elusive and deadly.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Endpeace Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1996 Z458806 1996 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Five Ring Circus Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1998 Z386008 1998 single work novel crime detective

'Award-winning writer Jon Cleary’s new novel featuring the popular detective Scobie Malone, in which he reveals a corrupt and ruthless conspiracy surrounding the Olympics.

'As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, Scobie Malone is confronted with solving a scam that does nothing for the city’s image. Lurking beneath a facade of respectability, illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in large quantities. But whose money is it, and where is it really from?
'The people responsible will eliminate anyone who is a potential security risk: students and businessmen are being publicly, and privately, executed – with the same sinister, systematic style. Meanwhile Scobie’s investigation is frustrated at every turn by a wall of silence as vast as the Great Wall of China, making progress impossible… until he finds the cracks which will lead him to the unexpected truth.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Dilemma Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 1999 Z550233 1999 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon Bear Pit Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 2000 Z12355 2000 single work novel crime
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y separately published work icon Yesterday's Shadow Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 2001 Z918373 2001 single work novel crime detective
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y separately published work icon The Easy Sin Jon Cleary , London : HarperCollins Australia , 2002 Z983205 2002 single work novel crime
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y separately published work icon Degrees of Connection Jon Cleary , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2003 Z1073877 2003 single work novel crime detective

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First known date: 1954
      1966-2003 .

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Serial Story Beginning on Saturday 1954 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Bulletin , 23 September 1954; (p. 4)
Serial Story Beginning on Saturday 1954 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Bulletin , 23 September 1954; (p. 4)
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