Fontana Press

Ransom

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Scobie Malone, Cleary's Australian policeman hero, has finally married his upper class girlfriend Lisa. While on honeymoon in New York, she is kidnapped, because she unfortunately happens to be present when the wife of the city's mayor is abducted; she is an innocent victim, taken only to preserve the anonymity of the kidnappers.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006140882
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Fontana Press
Year of Publication: 
1975

Now and Then, Amen

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A nun is found murdered on the steps of the Quality Couch, Sydney's most expensive house of ill repute. She was Sister Mary Magdalene, an idealistic young woman who previously had worked at a mission in Nicaragua. Detective Inspector Scobie Malone, that most human of cops, picks up the trail when he discovers that her real name was Teresa Hourigan -- the illegitimate granddaughter of Fingal Hourigan, one of Australia's most powerful businessmen.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0688083900
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Fontana Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Helga's Web

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Helga's Web sees Scobie Malone investigating the discovery of a body in the basement of the Sydney Opera House. She turns out be a high class call girl with a sideline in blackmail, and so her clients, including a Cabinet minster and the film producer brother of one of the richest men in Sydney, are obvious suspects. However, their position means that they need to be handled with care, and this makes the job of the police much more difficult.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0006178782
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Fontana Press
Year of Publication: 
1989

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

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