Peter's Pence (novel)

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Peter's Pence
First US edition
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Collins (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]


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