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Dark Summer

(1992)
(The ninth book in the Scobie Malone series)
A novel by

 
In the heat of an Australian summer, Inspector Scobie Malone of the New South Wales police finds the body of a promising informer, Scungy Grime, floating facedown in his family's backyard swimming pool. Scobie is investigating Sydney's major drug-dealing operation, and Grime's murder is a clear warning. Malone's family is put under police protection - a nightmare for Scobie, who had always been able to separate his professional obligations from his home life. But Scobie is determined not to be frightened off the job and leads the search for the murderer. Scungy Grime turns out to be only the first victim of an innovative killer who injects his victims with curare. The trail leads in many directions: to Grime's former boss, retired big-time criminal Jack Aldwych; to Aldwych's son, Junior, who is using his father's ill-gotten fortune to build a legitimate business empire; to Junior's unlikely girl friend, Janis, a tough-nut social worker 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.

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Hardback Editions

April 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Summer (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-7089-8758-3 / 978-0-7089-8758-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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April 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Summer
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-688-11414-8 / 978-0-688-11414-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Summer
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-223940-X / 978-0-00-223940-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

October 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Summer
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-7862-0037-5 / 978-0-7862-0037-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Summer
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-647202-8 / 978-0-00-647202-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Summer: Scobie Malone, Book 9
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: Dark Summer (Scobie Malone Novels)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-62460-116-2 / 978-1-62460-116-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 1994 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Dark Summer: Unabridged
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-85496-910-2 / 978-1-85496-910-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Summer
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Summer (A Scobie Malone Novel Book 9)
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: AudioGO
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