Clifford Peacock has been a soldier, colonial service officer and was a university lecturer prior to retirement. He and his wife live in Northumberland. His previous novel, The Cruel Trade, was also published by Robert Hale.
Crowning Deception by Clifford Peacock
Romanian King Carol flees to Paris at the beginning of WWII, leaving behind his long-time mistress, Magda, who is to follow him. But on the even of the German invasion, Magda and her secret lover, Grigor, have other plans, and steal priceless gems from the palace.
Royalty, espionage, love, deceit and betrayal are tightly woven into a galloping plot across hazardous German-occupied Europe.
Crowning Deception is based on the thrilling true story of the theft of the crown jewels of Romania which have never been recovered.
Praise for the Author
‘Rich in detail and description, The Cruel Trade draws on the author’s personal knowledge of East Africa to create a convincing and illuminating picture of a little-known episode in the continent’s long history of conquest and slavery.’ – Historical Novels Review