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Cleary, Jon 1917-2010

Works: 246 works in 1,537 publications in 5 languages and 29,655 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Instrumentalist, Conceptor, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9619.3.C54, 823
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The sundowners by Jon Cleary( Book )

57 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a year in the life of a nomadic Australian family
Now and then, amen by Jon Cleary( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of his illegitimate granddaughter, Fingal Hourigan's secrets are threatened with exposure as are his son's ambitions to the papacy
Bleak spring by Jon Cleary( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insp. Malone of the Sydney police department investigates the death of a lawyer gunned down in a beach club. Far from being hysterical his wife is taking things calmly, which is intriguing. So is the large sum of money in the lawyer's safe and the even larger one in his bank account
High road to China : a novel by Jon Cleary( Book )

31 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of an American tycoon, Eve, had just arrived in England when she finds her father had been kidnapped back in Shanghai. The ransom was demanded but the closing date was only 18 days away - and Eve finds that her only hope was to fly - (in 1920) - three British two-seaters
Murder song by Jon Cleary( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopath's killings converge with organized-crime efforts to wipe out a crooked financier before he talks in this taut, suspenseful addition to the series featuring Australia's detective-inspector Scobie Malone. Recent murders in and around Sydney display a common thread: two decades earlier, the victims, then police cadets, had been instrumental in the expulsion of another cadet, Frank Blizzard. The remaining members of the group are Malone, opera singer Sebastian Waldorf and Brian Boru O'Brien, a shady character under pressure from mobsters and crooked politicians for whom he has laundered money. O'Brien, who is having a secret affair with the prime minister's wife, narrowly misses an underworld hit man's bullet. While Malone and his colleagues launch a search for Blizzard, missing for years, the three potential victims develop a strange friendship and undergo changes in personality and life goals
Dilemma by Jon Cleary( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Babylon South by Jon Cleary( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Monday, March 28, 1966 Sir Walter Springfellow, head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, left his home in Sydney to return to Melbourne. He disappeared. No body was ever found, and the case remained unsolved for twenty-one years. As a young policeman Scobie Malone investigated the disappearance. Years later some bones are found, which are presumed to be Sir Walter's, and Detective Inspector Malone finds himself back on the case-and then comes the news that there has been another death in the family"--Front jacket flap
Dragons at the party by Jon Cleary( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is Bicentenary year and Australia is having the party of its lifetime. Detective Inspector Scobie Malone, hero of three previous Cleary books and the most human of cops, would much rather be out on Sydney Harbor with his family, watching the fun. Instead he is on duty, investigating the murder of an aide to President Timori, who has just arrived unwanted in Australia following a coup in the Spice Islands republic of Palucca. With Timori is his glamorous wife, Delvina, a lady as famous for her extravagance as for her lust for power. Clearly the bullet was meant for the President, and Malone has the task of tracking down the hit man before he takes a second shot. Malone identifies the would-be assassin as Miguel Seville, an international terrorist now turned contract man, a tired killer who wants to retire and needs the money from this job to achieve his aim."--Jacket
Dark summer by Jon Cleary( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who counsels drug addicts; and to the original target, Sydney's drug king, Danny Pelong, who is annoyed because an unknown newcomer is muscling in on his patch. The case before Malone is baffling. Worried as he is for his family's safety, distracted by his partner's troublesome love life, with the bite of economic recession casting gloom, this dark summer seems endless - until a vital clue appears, and the case begins to unravel
The faraway drums by Jon Cleary( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British intelligence officer learns of a plot to kill His Majesty George V at his coronation as Emperor of India. A young American covering the coronation for a Boston newspaper comes to the officer's aid
A very private war by Jon Cleary( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II in the South Pacific, two planters, an expatriate American and a gawky Australian youth, receive orders to report on the enemy's response to the American invasion of Guadalcanal
The Beaufort sisters by Jon Cleary( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of four sisters, the beautiful and wilful daughters of Lucas Beaufort, the richest man in Kansas City. The theme is about the dangers, as well as the pleasures of being rich. Building his story like a mosaic, time and events as last bringing all the pieces together, Jon Cleary tells the story of the loves and marriages of Nina, Margaret, Sally and Prue. What each one does eventually affects the lives of the others - and of their parents Lucas and Edith who, loving their daughters too possessively, create their own problems for them
Five ring circus : suspense down under by Jon Cleary( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At one of Sydney's finest Chinese restaurants a masked assassin guns down three men at a table nearby Scobie Malone. He learns that one of the men was involved in a project for the 2000 Olympics that has been stalled by union strife and an economic slump. The killings continue and even Scobie and his family are among the threatened. He's up against a wall of silence, and looking desperately for its cracks
Pride's harvest by Jon Cleary( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Scobie Malone and sidekick Sergeant Russ Clements have been sent from their Sydney headquarters to the Australian Outback to help solve the murder of Ken Sagawa, manager of South Cloud, a Japanese-owned cotton factory in the town of Collamundra. The local cops--Narvo and Baldick--are cooperative to a point, but Scobie is soon aware that the town's power center is autocratic Chester Hardstaff, whose equally autocratic daughter Amanda is married to hard-drinking Dr. Max Nothling. Hardstaff's own wife was murdered years before, in a case never solved. Scobie and Clements move gingerly but tenaciously in the face of heavy local prejudices against outsiders and against their own Aborigines
The high commissioner; a novel by Jon Cleary( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney detective-sergeant Scobie Malone is sent to London to arrest the High Commissioner for the murder of his first wife, but finds himself in Vietnam as the High Commissioner works to resolve the conflict prior to the involvement of the Americans
Spearfield's daughter by Jon Cleary( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleo Spearfield, daughter of famous Australian senator Sylvester Spearfield, travels to Vietnam as a war correspondent in order to prove her own aptitude and independence. But when her story of a massacre there is kept silent by her editors back home, she resigns and relocates to London. Amid her travels she meets three other men, all of whom vie with her father for her attention. Will Cleo succeed in a world governed and owned by men?
Winter chill by Jon Cleary( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Darling Harbour in Sydney, 9000 American lawyers have gathered for their annual convention. One of them is found shot dead, and the next day, the body of the security guard who found him is fished out of Darling Harbour. Scobie Malone heads a complicated crime investigation
Autumn maze by Jon Cleary( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Scobie Malone is caught in a maelstrom of politics, money, murder, and power after the death of the Sydney Police Minister's son
City of fading light by Jon Cleary( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time is the last two weeks of peace in the summer of 1939. The place is Berlin, the most brilliantly lit city in Europe. Cathleen O'Dea has come from Hollywood to Germany to star in a film. But that is not the real purpose of her visit. She is in Berlin to trace her missing mother. As Europe plunges towards war, we become enthrallingly involved in Cathleen's story--and the story of Admiral Canaris, as he agonizes over a secret he has uncovered; of an English aristocrat who was once one of Hitler's favorites, and now tries to battle against her disillusion; of General von Albern as he plans to assassinate Hitler; of the General's son Helmut and his war-threatened romance with an English actress, Melissa Hayes. All this we see through the eyes of Sean Carmody, the boy from the Australian bush who has lost his innocence amidst the politics and ambitions of Nazi Germany."--Publisher description
High road to China by Tom Selleck( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick O'Malley runs a so-called flying school in Istanbul--with 100-proof alcohol as fuel. Eve Tozer wants to prove her millionaire father is still alive and hires O'Malley's plane to take her to Afghanistan. Their flight path takes them through battles, dogfights, rescues, and hair-breadth escapes
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Alternative Names
Cleary, J.

Cleary John

Cleary Jon

Cleary, Jon Stephen.

Cleary, Jon Stephen 1917-2010

Jon Cleary Australian writer and novelist

Jon Cleary écrivain et scénariste australien

Jon Cleary romanschrijver uit Australië (1917-2010)

Джон Клири

جان کلییری

クリアリー, ジョン

ジョン・クリアリー (作家)

English (394)

Japanese (4)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Murder songDilemmaDark summerFive ring circus : suspense down underWinter chillAutumn mazeCity of fading light