Degrees of Connection

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Degrees of Connection
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Series Scobie Malone
Genre Novel
Publisher HarperCollins, Sydney
Publication date
Media type Print Paperback
Pages 276 pp
ISBN 0-7322-7632-2
OCLC 223765101
Preceded by The Easy Sin

Degrees of Connection is a 2004 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the 20th and last entry in the Scobie Malone series. Cleary decided to stop writing crime novels because he felt he was getting stale.[1]


Scobie Malone as been promoted from inspector to superintendent, while Russ Clements is now head of Homicide. He investigates the murder of the personal assistant to Natalie Shipwood, the CEO of development company Orlando. Malone's son, Tom, seems to have impregnated a girlfriend who is subsequently murdered and his daughter Maureen is an ABC journalist covering the Securities Commission investigation into Orlando.



  • Dedication: "For Joy (1922-2003)".


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