New York Times-bestselling author
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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 seventeen holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Return, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire.
Set in 1910, Twenty-One Days (Spring 2018) is the first book in a new series that follows the cases of 25 year-old Daniel Pitt, a junior barrister in London who is eager to prove himself independent of Thomas Pitt’s (his renowned detective father) influence.
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.
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.Categories: Bestselling Author Speakers
Praise for Anne Perry
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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