Dark Summer

Dark Summer is a 1992 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the ninth book featuring Sydney homicide detective Scobie Malone, and begins with the discovery of a corpse in Scobie's swimming pool. The dead man was an informer involved in Scobie's recent drug investigation. Scobie puts his family under police protection and tracks down the killer.[1][2][3]

Dark Summer
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
SeriesScobie Malone
PublisherHarperCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date
Preceded byPride's Harvest 
Followed byBleak Spring 

Like many of Cleary's novels it features sport, in this case one day cricket.

In 1997 Peter Yeldham adapted the novel for a proposed telemovie, but this was never made.[4]


  1. Dark Summer at Austcrime
  2. Katherine England, 'Two Reliables Show Their Class with Thrillers', The Advertiser Magazine 19 December 1992 (p.5)
  3. Jane Stephans, 'Guilt Edge review', Australian Book Review no.149 April 1993 (pp.54-55)
  4. Information on Dark Summer adaptation at National Film and Sound Archive

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