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y separately published work icon No Taste For Trouble single work   novel   detective  
Is part of Scobie Malone Jon Cleary , 1954 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1954... 1954 No Taste For Trouble
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'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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First known date: 1954
Serialised by: The Morning Bulletin 1878 newspaper (34 issues)
Serialised daily, excluding Sundays, from 25 September - 5 November, 1954.
      Link: U16819Web resource First instalment 25 September, 1954. Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service.
First known date: 1954
Serialised by: The Sydney Morning Herald 1842 newspaper (7430 issues)
Serialised daily from 13 February to 26 February 1954.

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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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  • 1950
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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