Helga's Web

Helga's Web was a 1970 novel by Australian author Jon Cleary, the second to feature his detective hero Scobie Malone.[1]

Helga's Web
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
SeriesScobie Malone series
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date
Preceded byThe High Commissioner 
Followed byRansom 

Cleary did not originally intend to use the character again but wanted to write about the construction of the new Sydney Opera House and thought the detective could be a good way to access that.[2]


The novel was adapted into a film as Scobie Malone (1975).


  1. "Three novels well worth reading". The Canberra Times. 22 August 1970. p. 12. Retrieved 18 October 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  2. Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive
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