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Babylon South

(1989)
(The sixth book in the Scobie Malone series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
In a mystery chock-a-block with Aussie color, Cleary ( The Sundowners ; High Road to China ) brings back Detective-Inspector Scobie Malone of the New South Wales Police for a rousing round of murder, power squabbles and broad jokes. 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. The friction between Scobie and his boss is intended to show both as sensitive, conscious-striken souls, but it's overplayed and tiresome. Scobie's partner Clements, a deliciously crass cop who hates yuppies and ''silver-tails,'' easily steals the show, and Chilla Dural, a recently paroled murderer who longs to return to his comfortable cell, provides the book's funniest, juiciest moments.

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Hardback Editions

May 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Babylon South (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-86220-359-7 / 978-0-86220-359-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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January 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Babylon South
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-688-08976-3 / 978-0-688-08976-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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August 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Babylon South
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-223534-X / 978-0-00-223534-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Babylon South (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-7451-3233-2 / 978-0-7451-3233-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Babylon South
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-617764-6 / 978-0-00-617764-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: Babylon South (Scobie Malone Novels)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-62460-107-3 / 978-1-62460-107-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1994 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Babylon South: Unabridged
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-85496-912-9 / 978-1-85496-912-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Babylon South
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Babylon South (A Scobie Malone Novel Book 6)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: AudioGO
Availability: Amazon   



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