Degrees of Connection

Ned Kelly Year: 

This is the 20th and last of the Scobie Malone series, in which the famous homicide detective has been promoted to superintendent and investigates the murder of the personal assistant to Natalie Shipwood, the CEO of a Sydney development company.

Best-known as the elder statesman of Australian crime writing for his Scobie Malone mysteries, Jon Cleary was the author of 29 novels, including the bestselling classic The Sundowners, which has sold over three million copies worldwide. He died in July 2010, aged 92.

Jon Cleary