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Bleak Spring by Jon Cleary
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I have become a fan of Jon Cleary who writes with a rather cynical eye toward Australian society. They are not high literature, just good solid stories with interesting characters. No point is recapping the plot as I'd have to write spoiler all over it anyway. I'm gradually working my way through the entire Scobie Malone series.. ( )
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When local solicitor Will Rockne is found in his car by his wife—shot through the head—it seems a baffling and motiveless murder. However, Scobie Malone, newly assigned to the case, has his suspicions. Despite his daughter Claire's shy romance with young Jason Rockne, Scobie and his wife Lisa's encounters with Will and Olive Rockne at school functions have always been a little disconcerting...Will had been determined to convince them that he was more than just a suburban lawyer.
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Australia's celebrated Inspector Scobie Malone finds his job hitting close to home when he must figure out who killed Will Rockne, the father of his daughter's boyfriend and a man with a dark past. 15,500 first printing.

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An evening at a school fundraiser ends abruptly for solicitor Will Rockne, found in his car, shot through the head. A baffling and motiveless murder? Knowing Rockne's claims to be more than just a small-time lawyer, Scobie Malone has his suspicions.

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