Anne Perry

in Blackheath, London, England, The United Kingdom
October 28, 1938




Anne Perry (born Juliet Hulme) is an English author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series. In 1954, at the age of fifteen, she was convicted of participating in the murder of her friend's mother. She changed her name to "Anne Perry" after serving a five-year sentence.

Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who appeared in her first novel, and amnesiac private investigator William Monk, who first appeared in her 1990 novel The Face of

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The Face of a Stranger (Wil...

4.02 avg rating — 15,842 ratings — published 1990 — 42 editions
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The Cater Street Hangman (C...

3.90 avg rating — 16,953 ratings — published 1979 — 53 editions
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Callander Square (Charlotte...

3.87 avg rating — 9,955 ratings — published 1980 — 48 editions
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A Dangerous Mourning (Willi...

4.01 avg rating — 6,685 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Paragon Walk (Charlotte & T...

3.83 avg rating — 6,935 ratings — published 1981 — 41 editions
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Resurrection Row  (Charlott...

3.91 avg rating — 6,020 ratings — published 1981 — 35 editions
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The Sins of the Wolf (Willi...

4.09 avg rating — 5,552 ratings — published 1994 — 35 editions
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Defend and Betray (William ...

4.01 avg rating — 5,433 ratings — published 1992 — 35 editions
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A Sudden, Fearful Death (Wi...

3.96 avg rating — 5,283 ratings — published 1994 — 38 editions
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A Breach of Promise (Willia...

4.08 avg rating — 4,569 ratings — published 1997 — 31 editions
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Twenty-One Days Triple Jeopardy One Fatal Flaw Death with a Double Edge
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Death in Focus A Question of Betrayal A Darker Reality
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“The men who cannot laugh at themselves frighten me even more than those who laugh at everything.”
Anne Perry, The Whitechapel Conspiracy

“We all try to forget what hurts us, it is sometimes the only way we can continue.”
Anne Perry

“Please don’t think so lightly of liking someone. It’s terribly important. It is a kind of loving, you know, and one that frequently lasts a lot longer than romance. You can fall out of love, as well in. Most of us do, especially if you don’t actually like the person as well. It doesn’t always grow into love by any means, but sometimes it does.”
Anne Perry, Pentecost Alley


For our Spell-It-Out: F.I.R.S.T. Q.U.A.R.T.E.R.L.Y. Challenge, help us choose for the letter "A". - Round I.

theme: awesome cover
  11 votes, 20.0%

character: assassin
  10 votes, 18.2%

genre: Adult
  9 votes, 16.4%

theme: angels
  6 votes, 10.9%

author: Lara Adrian
  6 votes, 10.9%

theme: Aquarians...anything related to water, fishing, sailing
  5 votes, 9.1%

character: animal in the storyline
  4 votes, 7.3%

author: Anne Perry
  3 votes, 5.5%

author: Aline Hunter
  1 vote, 1.8%


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