Crime Fiction

Five-Ring Circus

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

As Sydney prepares for its role as host of the next Olympic Games, Scobie Malone is confronted with solving a scam that does nothing for the city's image. 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?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006511422
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1999

Endpeace

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

For Inspector Scobie Malone, a dinner party at the Sydney estate of Sir Harry and Lady Phillipa Huxwood, the fabulously wealthy heads of a publishing empire, proves to be an evening charged with tension between the Huxwoods and their squabbling children and grandchildren. The Huxwoods' own personal slice of the Sydney skyline - the Chronicle - is up for sale, and the family peace - if it ever existed - is about to be shattered by murder. During the night, Sir Harry is shot dead in his own bed, and his blood could be on the hands of anyone with a stake in the Huxwood dynasty.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006498663
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Easy Sin

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

From Australia's 'national literary institution' (Sydney Morning Herald), the latest mystery featuring homicide detective and family man Scobie Malone The time has come for Scobie Malone to leave the Homicide and Serial Offenders Unit of the Sydney police, and his last investigation could be the most bizarre case ever to cross his desk. Called in when a housemaid is found dead in a dotcom millionaire's penthouse, Scobie suspects he's dealing with a kidnap that's gone wrong. In fact, it couldn't have gone more wrong.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0007136757
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

Dragon's at the Party

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

As the rest of Australia celebrates its Bicentenary year, Detective Inspector Scobie Malone, hero of three other Cleary books, remains on duty in Sydney, investigating the murder of an aide to President Timori, in exile with his glamorous wife following a coup in the Spice Islands.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006174817
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Fontana Press
Year of Publication: 
1988

Dilemma

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

With all evidence in the killing of Norma Glaze pointing to her vanished husband, Scobie Malone's latest case appears to be a cinch, but all is not as it seems when a friend of Scobie's is implicated in the murder.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
000651345X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000

Degrees of Connection

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Once again Scobie Malone and Ron Clements delve into the dark side of Sydney and bring us a story as fresh as this morning's headlines. From Sylvania Waters to Rooty Hill to harbourside penthouses, they negotiate a lethal world of corporate crime, dodgy deals and some very unorthodox business practices.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0732276314
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2004

Dark Summer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the heat of an Australian summer, Inspector Scobie Malone of the New South Wales police finds the body of a promising informer, Scungy Grime, floating facedown in his family's backyard swimming pool. Scobie is investigating Sydney's major drug-dealing operation, and Grime's murder is a clear warning. Malone's family is put under police protection - a nightmare for Scobie, who had always been able to separate his professional obligations from his home life. But Scobie is determined not to be frightened off the job and leads the search for the murderer.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006472028
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1993

Bleak Spring

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When local solicitor Will Rockne is found in his car by his wife - shot through the head - it seems a baffling and motiveless murder. However, Scobie Malone, newly assigned to the case, has his suspicions. Despite his daughter Claire's shy romance with young Jason Rockne, Scobie and his wife Lisa's encounters with Will and Olive Rockne at school functions have always been a little disconcerting...Will had been determined to convince them that he was more than just a suburban lawyer.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006476244
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1994

Babylon South

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Two decades after High Court judge Sir Walter Springfellow disappeared, hikers uncover a skeleton wearing his signet ring. When Scobie reopens the inquiry, he finds that Venetia Springfellow has parlayed the fortune her husband left her into an empire her venomous sister-in-law Emma wants to control. Then Emma is killed and Scobie is saddled with two highly sensitive cases that his jumpy superior prefers to leave unsolved.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006177646
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Fontana Press
Year of Publication: 
1990

The Bear Pit

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

As the Sydney 2000 Games draw ever closer, the city's great and good assemble to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Tower. But the gala turns grisly when the State Premier is shot by a sniper.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Olympics
ISBN: 
0006514499
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000