Jon Cleary
1917-2010
 

Jon Stephen Cleary was born in Sydney, Australia. He was educated at the Marist Brothers school in Randwick, New South Wales. At the age of fourteen, he left school and spent eight years out of work or doing odd jobs. In 1940, he joined the Australian Army and served in the Middle East and New Guinea. During this time he started to write seriously. After the war, he worked in London and New York as a journalist. Many of his books were made into films. He is the creator of 'Scobie Malone', an inspector in Sydney.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Scobie Malone’ Novels
 1) The High Commissioner  1966
 2) Helga's Web  1970
 3) Ransom  1973
 4) Dragons at the Party  1987
 5) Now and Then, Amen  1988
 6) Babylon South  1989
 7) Murder Song  1990
 8) Pride´s Harvest  1991
 9) Dark Summer  1992
10) Bleak Spring  1993
11) Autumn Maze  1994
12) Winter Chill  1995
13) A Different Turf  1996
14) Endpeace  1998
15) Five-Ring Circus  1999
16) Bear Pit  2000
17) Dilemma  2000
18) Yesterday's Shadow  2001
19) The Easy Sin  2002
20) Degrees of Connection  2003
Other Novels
 1) These Small Glories  1946
 2) You Can't See Round Corners  1948
 3) The Long Shadow  1949
 4) Just Let Me Be (Also published as: You, the Jury)  1950
 5) The Sundowners  1951
 6) The Climate of Courage (US Title: Naked in the Night)  1954
 7) Justin Bayard (Also published as: Dust in the Sun)  1955
 8) North from Thursday  1960
 9) Forests of the Night  1963
10) A Flight of Chariots  1964
11) The Fall of an Eagle  1965
12) The Pulse of Danger  1966
13) The Long Pursuit  1967
14) Season of Doubt  1968
15) Mask of the Andes (US Title: The Liberators)  1971
16) Man's Estate (US Title: The Ninth Marquess)  1972
17) Peter's Pence (Edgar Award)  1974
18) The Safe House  1975
19) A Sound of Lightning  1976
20) High Road to China  1977
21) Vortex  1977
22) The Beaufort Sisters  1979
23) The Faraway Drums  1981
24) The Golden Sabre  1981
25) Spearfield's Daughter  1982
26) The Phoenix Tree  1984
27) The City of Fading Light  1985
28) Miss Amber Regrets  2004
29) Morning's Gone  2006
30) Four-Cornered Circle  2007

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