Now and Then, Amen : Scobie Malone

  • by Jon Cleary
  • Narrated by Shaun Grindell
  • Series: Scobie Malone
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A nun is found murdered on the steps of the Quality Couch, Sydney’s most expensive house of ill repute. She is Sister Mary Magdalene, an idealistic young woman who previously had worked at a mission in Nicaragua. Detective Inspector Scobie Malone, that most human of cops, picks up the trail when he discovers that her real name was Teresa Hourigan - the illegitimate granddaughter of Fingal Hourigan, one of Australia’s most powerful businessmen, who is currently entertaining some rich contras at his palatial home. The case leads Malone deep into Hourigan’s murky past and threatens to expose the secret the old man has kept since 1929: The reason he hurriedly left Chicago in fear for his life. It also threatens to destroy his ambitions for his son, Archbishop Kerry Hourigan: To become the first-ever Australian pope. But Kerry’s fanatical anti-communism has already led him to acts that will fatally endanger his standing in the Vatican.

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What the Critics Say

“Cleary’s urbane wit blunts the sting in this story…one of the hero’s most intricate and exciting.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Solid entertainment.” (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable book with great narration

Grindell did a fantastic job and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I look forward to reading more in the series
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.