BACK OF SUNSET is a 1959 Australian novel from the award-winning Jon Cleary, author of the Inspector Scobie Malone series.
Dr Stephen McCabe, a Sydney doctor, takes a working holiday with the Royal Flying Doctor service in Western Australia. When the doctor who runs the practice is injured, McCabe must step up in his absence as he deals with a variety of crises.
‘An absorbing adventure story in a unique setting’ KIRKUS REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR JON CLEARY:
'When the ruminants and the lucre-chasers are growing lichen on library shelves Jon Cleary will continue to be read'
LOS ANGELES TIMES
'Enough plot twists and conspiracy-making ingredients to satisfy the most demanding aficionado of the genre'
‘The business of a novelist is to tell a story. Jon Cleary has that talent in abundance’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘The Malone stories come alive through their setting … Cleary’s writing is seamless and his plots imaginative and mature’ MIAMI HERALD
‘Cleary is a national literary institution… If Australia has a crime writer who deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as Ed McBain, Ruth Rendell, and P.D James, then it is Cleary’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
About the author
Jon Cleary, who died in July 2010, was the author of over fifty novels, including The High Commissioner, which was the first in a popular detective fiction series featuring Sydney Police Inspector Scobie Malone. In 1996 he was awarded the Inaugural Ned Kelly Award for his lifetime contribution to crime fiction in Australia. His last novel, FOUR-CORNERED CIRLCE, was published in 2007.