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Anne Perry

New York Times-bestselling author

  • About Anne Perry

    Anne Perry is an internationally bestselling author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series and William Monk novels. With numerous titles to her credit, Perry is popular with literary series, writing programs, and libraries, speaking about the power and universality of storytelling.

    With over 10 million copies sold word-wide, Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Murder on the Serpentine and Treachery at Lancaster Gate, and the William Monk novels, including Revenge in a Cold River and An Echo of Murder. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as over a dozen holiday novels.

    Anne has been the guest of honor at Killer Nashville and BoucherCON, and was the recipient of the Edgar Award in 2000 for her short story Heroes.

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    Putting Your Heart on the Page

    Anne Perry has written 75 books, exploring the lives of people from various eras and backgrounds. Whether her stories are set in Paris or London, the drama is riveting and the characters timeless. In this lecture, Anne Perry discusses the value, power and universality of storytelling as an art, and how to tell enduring tales.

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  • Praise for Anne Perry

    Praise for A Darker Reality

    A good historical mystery is like a balancing act [and Anne Perry] gets the balance just right. It would be easy to believe that Elena Standish really did exist, and that the books are actual biographical stories. Perry proves once again why she is among the top writers of historical mysteries.


    A Darker Reality is full of Anne Perry’s trademark moral quandaries and historical detail that instantly brings credibility to the story but also makes it feel like an actual slice of world history.


    Praise for A Question of Betrayal

    [An] excellent sequel . . . Perry expertly blends character development with plot surprises. This prolific author shows no sign of losing steam.

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)­­­­­

    Praise for Death In Focus

    Readers will root for the forceful, independent Elena, who will appeal to Maisie Dobbs fans. Perry knows how to ratchet up the international intrigue. . . . [A] promising series launch.

    Publishers Weekly

    Praise for A Christmas Revelation

    Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.

    The Wall Street Journal

    Praise for Twenty-One Days

    Readers will quickly fall in love with [Daniel] Pitt, following along as he investigates a gruesome murder and chuckling as he throws those involved off kilter. Perry is a master at bringing setting to life, and readers will be taken in by the time and place as they get to know Daniel Pitt and those close to him in this engaging novel.

    RT Book Reviews

    The maven of well-crafted Victorian mysteries and author of both the William Monk series and the
    Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries introduces the Pitts’ son, Daniel, junior barrister, in this first of what proves to be an intriguing, entertaining, and character-centric new series. . . . In a story that’s nicely tied to the characters in the Pitt series, Perry introduces Daniel and his cohort, the brilliant Miriam fforde Croft, and raises the knotty question of whether some clients are truly undefendable.


    Anne Perry seems just as comfortable in 1910 as she ever did back in Victoria’s day.

    Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for A Christmas Return

    his compact little gem, [Anne] Perry’s fifteenth Christmas novella, demonstrates her proficiency in writing Victorian-set mysteries. . . . The atmosphere of close-knit village life in the 1890s feels pitch-perfect, from the homeliness of residents’ holiday decor to the gossip that spreads like a dreadful stain. The characterization is superb, and the work’s short length is perfect for the material. The spirit of the Christmas season is cleverly evoked through the underlying theme that it’s never too late for reconciliations and second chances.

    Historical Novels Review (Editors’ Choice)

    Praise for A Christmas Message

    Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.

    The Wall Street Journal

    Praise for Revenge in a Cold River

    The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel. . . . Like the great Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend, the Monk series has a deep, almost primal bond with London’s river, which disgorges all sorts of objects, including human bodies, with each tide. . . . [An] uncommonly atmospheric mystery.

    The New York Times Book Review

    Praise for Corridors of the Night

    Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.

    Providence Journal

    Praise for Blood on the Water

    Riveting . . . one of [Anne] Perry’s most engrossing books.

    The Washington Times

    Praise for Death on Blackheath

    What distinguishes [Anne] Perry’s work is her clean, penetrating style and her contemporary take on antique, prewar society.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Praise for Midnight at Marble Arch

    Sweeping and scandalous . . . [Anne] Perry has perfected a delicate touch.

    The New York Times Book Review

    Praise for A Sunless Sea

    Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.

    The New York Times Book Review
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