Peter's Pence (novel)

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Peter's Pence
First US edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date

Peter's Pence is a 1974 novel[1] from Australian author Jon Cleary about an IRA plot to steal treasure from the Vatican with the help of an Irish-American journalist. They wind up kidnapping the Pope instead.[2][3]

The book won Best Novel at the 1975 Edgar Awards.[4]


  1. ^ National Library of Australia - Peter's Pence by Jon Cleary
  2. ^ Review The Glasgow Herald Feb 16, 1974
  3. ^ "BLOWING AN ART THEFT". The Canberra Times. 24 May 1974. p. 8. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Complete list of Edgar Award Winners

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