Author of the Week, Anne Perry, January 30

Author of the Week, January 30

Anne Perry

(Historical Detective Fiction)


“A good library can provide the furniture of our minds and the threads from which we weave our dreams.”

“You start at the end, and then go back and write and go that way. Not everyone does, but I do. Some people just sit down at the page and start off. I start from what happened, including the why.”

“I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks.”

“Actually to kill someone, you have to care desperately over something, whether it is hate, fear, greed or because they stand in the way between you and something you hunger for. – Resurrection Row.

Anne Perry  (born 1938 in London) is an English author of historical detective fiction. She best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series. She has written over 100 books, novels and several collections of short stories. Her story “Heroes,” which first appeared the 1999 anthology Murder and Obsession, edited by Otto Penzler, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for Heroes. Perry  was convicted of the murder of her friend’s mother in New Zealand in 1954.  Perry has won the Agatha Award for Best Novel and Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Her novels include The Face of a Stranger and Defend and Betray.

Perry had no formal schooling past the age of 13. Her first book wasn’t published until she was 41. Perry began writing when she was in her twenties; however, her first book wasn’t picked up for publication until many years later


Interview with Anne Perry, “A Trip to Victorian Crime.”



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3 responses to “Author of the Week, Anne Perry, January 30

  1. Such a talented author! I can’t even imagine writing 100 books.

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