Anne Perry (1938- )

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Anne Perry was born  on October 12, 1938 as Juliet Hulme in England. Perry was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was sent by her family to the Caribbean and South Africa in search of healthier climates. She rejoined her family when her father took a position as rector of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Together with her friend Pauline Parker, Hulme murdered Parker's mother in June 1954. Mrs. Honora Parker stopped Pauline from going to South Africa with Hulme, so the two girls decided to scare the woman into letting Pauline go. However, when the girls were done with her, Mrs. Parker had died of the 45 head injuries the two had inflicted on her. Parker and Hulme stood trial in Christchurch in 1954, and were found guilty. As they were too young to be considered for the death penalty under New Zealand law at the time, they were convicted and sentenced to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure. In practice, this sentence meant they were to be detained at the discretion of the Minister of Justice. They were released separately some five years later. These events formed the basis for the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures where Kate Winslet portrayed her as a teenager. After being released from prison, Hulme returned to England and became a flight attendant. She eventually settled in the United States, where she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She later settled in Scotland.

 

Bibliography
 

WILLIAM MONK SERIES

The Face of a Stranger

A Dangerous Mourning

Defend and Betray

A Sudden Fearful Death

The Sins of the Wolf

Cain His Brother

Weighed in the Balance

The Silent Cry

A Breach of Promise

The Twisted Root

Slaves of Obsession

Funeral in Blue

Death of a Stranger

The Shifting Tide

 

THOMAS AND CHARLOTTE PITT SERIES

The Cater Street Hangman

Callander Square

Paragon Walk

Resurrection Row

Rutland Place

Bluegate Fields

Death in the Devil's Acre

Cardington Crescent

Silence in Hanover Close

Bethlehem Road

Highgate Rise

Belgrave Square

Farriers' Lane

The Hyde Park Headsman

Traitors Gate

Pentecost Alley

Ashworth Hall

Brunswick Gardens

Bedford Square

Half Moon Street

The Whitechapel Conspiracy

Southampton Row

Seven Dials

Long Spoon Lane

 

OTHER BOOKS

Tathea

A Dish Taken Cold

No Graves As Yet: A Novel of World War I

Come Armageddon --- sequel to Tathea

A Christmas Journey

Shoulder the Sky

A Christmas Visitor