Jon Cleary





Jon Cleary

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born
in Erskineville, Sydney, Australia
November 22, 1917

died
July 20, 2010

gender
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Australian popular novelist, a natural storyteller, whose career as a writer extended over 60 years. Jon Cleary's books have sold some 8 million copies. Often the stories are set in exotic locations all over the world or in some interesting historical scene of the 20th century, such as the Nazi Berlin of 1936. Cleary also wrote perhaps the longest running homicide detective series of Australia. Its sympathetic protagonist, Inspector Scobie Malone, was introduced in The High Commissioner (1966). Degrees of Connection, published in 2003, was Scobie's 20th appearance. Although Cleary's books can be read as efficiently plotted entertainment, he occasionally touched psychological, social, and moral dilemmas inside the frame of high adventure.

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Average rating: 3.51 · 682 ratings · 98 reviews · 55 distinct works · Similar authors
High Road To China
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Sundowners
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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The High Commissioner (Scob...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1966 — 4 editions
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Autumn Maze (Scobie Malone,...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Five Ring Circus (Scobie Ma...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Murder Song (Scobie Malone,...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Babylon South (Scobie Malon...
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Dark Summer (Scobie Malone,...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Bleak Spring (Scobie Malone...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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Winter Chill (Scobie Malone...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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The High Commissioner Helga's Web Ransom Dragons At The Party Now And Then, Amen Babylon South Murder Song
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