Anne Perry is a writer of historical detective novels. A native of England, She is best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk stories as well as her annual Christmas stories.
Order of Anne Perry Non-Fiction Books
|1||Letters from the Highlands||2004|
Order of Anne Perry Standalone Novels
|2||A Dish Taken Cold||1999|
|3||The One Thing More||2000|
|5||The Sheen on the Silk||2010|
|6||The Scroll (Short Story)||2014|
Order of Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Series
|1||The Cater Street Hangman||1979|
|7||Death in The Devil's Acre||1985|
|9||Silence in Hanover Close||1988|
|14||The Hyde Park Headsman||1994|
|20||Half Moon Street||1998|
|21||The Whitechapel Conspiracy||2000|
|24||Long Spoon Lane||2005|
|25||Buckingham Palace Gardens||2008|
|26||Betrayal at Lisson Grove||2010|
|28||Midnight at Marble Arch||2012|
|29||Death on Blackheath||2014|
|30||The Angel Court Affair||2015|
|31||Treachery at Lancaster Gate||2016|
|32||Murder on the Serpentine||2017|
Order of Christmas Stories Series
|1||A Christmas Journey||2003|
|2||A Christmas Visitor||2004|
|3||A Christmas Guest||2004|
|4||A Christmas Secret||2006|
|5||A Christmas Beginning||2007|
|6||A Christmas Grace||2008|
|7||A Christmas Promise||2009|
|8||A Christmas Odyssey||2010|
|9||A Christmas Homecoming||2011|
|10||A Christmas Garland||2012|
|11||A Christmas Hope||2013|
|12||A New York Christmas||2014|
|13||A Christmas Escape||2015|
|14||A Christmas Message||2016|
Order of Tathea Series
Order of Timepiece Series
|2||Rose of No Man's Land||2011|
|3||Blood Red Rose||2012|
|4||Rose Between Two Thorns||2012|
Order of William Monk Series
|1||The Face of a Stranger||1990|
|2||A Dangerous Mourning||1991|
|3||Defend and Betray||1992|
|4||A Sudden, Fearful Death||1993|
|5||Sins of the Wolf||1994|
|6||Cain His Brother||1995|
|7||Weighed in the Balance||1996|
|8||A Breach of Promise||1997|
|9||The Silent Cry||1997|
|10||The Twisted Root||1998|
|11||Slaves of Obsession||2000|
|12||Funeral in Blue||2001|
|13||Death of a Stranger||2002|
|14||The Shifting Tide||2004|
|18||A Sunless Sea||2012|
|20||Blood on the Water||2014|
|21||Corridors of the Night||2015|
|22||Revenge in a Cold River||2016|
Order of World War I Series
|1||No Graves As Yet||2003|
|2||Shoulder the Sky||2004|
|3||Angels in the Gloom||2005|
|4||At Some Disputed Barricade||2006|
|5||We Shall Not Sleep||2007|
|2||A Century of British Mystery and Suspense||2000|
|3||Death by Horoscope||2001|
|4||Naked Came the Phoenix||2001|
|5||Much Ado About Murder||2002|
|6||I'd Kill For That||2004|
|7||Death By Dickens||2004|
|8||Thou Shalt Not Kill||2005|
|10||Transgressions vol. 4||2006|
Born as Juliet Hulme, Perry struggled with her life at the start as she was diagnosed with tuberculosis as a child and had missed a few years of schooling. She was also sent to jail for a few years after she was found to have assisted a friend in a murder case.
After she was released from prison, she eventually joined the LDS church while in the United States. She had been studying history and genre fiction and became very interested. She started writing novels under the Anne Perry name as she used her stepfather’s surname for her name publishing name.
Since then, Perry has been a popular writer who has inspired people as someone who got through a difficult childhood and into a stronger and happier life. She has three different series of books in particular.
Her Thomas Pitt series is about the titular detective who works alongside a local female society to solve crimes and mysteries in the 1850s Victorian era. The William Monk series takes place in the later part of the nineteenth century and has Monk traveling with nurse Hester Latterly to solve various crimes.
She also has a series of Christmas stories that she has been working on every year since 2003. These stories often entail various minor characters from the Pitt and Monk series and highlight important messages of redemption and hope during this special time of the year. The stories often entail unique mysteries that take place around this period of time.
Anne Perry Awards
Many of Anne Perry’s books have been finalists for the Agatha Award, a prominent award given to the world’s best mystery novelists. Among the books she has written that have been finalists include the 1992 Monk book Defend and Betray and the 2008 Pitt book Buckingham Palace Gardens. The 2000 Pitt novel Half Moon Street was also a finalist for a Macavity Award, another prominent honor given to top mystery writers. He works continue to be respected and admired by people all around the world, especially those in the United Kingdom.
Anne Perry Books Into Movies
Although none of Anne Perry’s books have been made into movies, a documentary about her past was released in 2009. The film Anne Perry: Interiors entails Perry discussion her involvement in a murder when she was young and how it had impacted her life. This marks an important point in her life as she discusses the many problems she had when growing up and what she had to do as a means of getting through her difficult history to become a novelist. It is unclear as to whether any of Perry’s works will be made into movies or television programs themselves.
Best Anne Perry Books
The Face of a Stranger: The first William Monk story was published in 1990. Monk has lost his memory following a carriage accident. He soon goes out to investigate the death of a Crimean war hero. However, as he begins to discover more things about himself, this leads him to the concern that he could have committed the act himself. However, he soon meets nurse Hester Latterly, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale, to help him with his investigation.
Half Moon Street: The 2000 novel in the Thomas Pitt series is about an investigation into a man whose mutilated body was found along the shore of the Thames. The investigation leads Pitt into the modern art society of London as he is brought into the new world of photography. He also meets an appealing woman whose new play about the modern woman is creating quite a shock in the London theatre scene.
A Christmas Visitor: This beloved 2004 Christmas story features Henry Rathbone, a character from the William Monk series of stories. As Henry arrives to a home to spend the Christmas holiday with acquaintances, he discovers that the house master has died. However, someone is claiming to be the real owner of his estate and is willing to slander the old master’s name. This leads into an investigation to try and find what happened and who the estate is truly supposed to belong to.