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Anne Perry

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Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including DEATH ON BLACKHEATH and MIDNIGHT AT MARBLE ARCH, and the William Monk novels, including BLOOD ON THE WATER and BLIND JUSTICE. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as 12 holiday novels, most recently A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS and a historical novel, THE SHEEN ON THE SILK, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland.

Anne Perry

Books by Anne Perry

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island’s blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there’s no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island’s beauty. But when a body is found, Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

William Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried and sentenced to death --- and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed to Monk, who now must rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

The monomaniacal Rand brothers are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, nurse Hester Monk is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients when she stumbles upon three terrified young children and learns that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner; the brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it’s a waste of Special Branch’s time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia --- murdering two of her companions in the process --- Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

The local police have found evidence of what appears to be an ugly crime at the home of Dudley Kynaston, an important member of the Ministry of Defense. Thomas Pitt and the Special Branch are called in to investigate. But the case takes a deadlier turn when the mutilated corpse of a young woman is found near the Kynaston home a few weeks later, and Pitt begins to realize that Kynaston himself is not entirely what he seems.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt and head of Britain’s Special Branch, is crossing the Atlantic. She is traveling with an acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society New York wedding. When Harley, the groom’s charismatic brother, asks Jemima to help him search for Delphinia’s disgraced mother, Maria, and forestall the scandal that would surely follow if the prodigal parent turned up at the wedding, she agrees to assist him.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Holiday, Mystery

Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. That all changes in the blink of an eye when a young streetwalker is brought to an exclusive holiday party Claudine is attending and then is allegedly murdered by a charming poet she had befriended. Can she save him from the gallows before Christmas?

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

A charismatic minister has been accused of using the faith and gullibility of his congregation for his own financial gain. When the defense comes up with a witness whose testimony completely undermines the evidence, Judge Oliver Rathbone resorts to a desperate measure to force him to recant his statement. When the guilty verdict is announced, the minister and his family are found dead, Rathbone is arrested for blackmail, and William Monk and his wife must enter the fray to unravel the truth and set their friend free.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

The beloved husband-and-wife team of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt take on a traumatic murder case with chilling implications, exposing a nightmare world of fear and intimidation in which women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them and powerful men take what they want --- leaving others to pay the price.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Mystery

Monty Danforth finds the tin buried beneath a shipment of leather-bound classics. Inside is a millennia-old vellum manuscript written in an unfamiliar but unmistakably ancient language. Danforth tries to photocopy and photograph it, but he ends up with blank images, as though the ink were made of something impervious to modern technology. As the scroll’s mystery enchants him, this hapless bookseller falls into a cutthroat conspiracy that he may never escape.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Sent to India during the midst of the Indian Mutiny against the East India Company, Victor Narraway (Thomas Pitt's future boss) is charged with defending a British medical orderly accused of murdering a fellow guard. With the help of two small children, a Christmas garland, and some brilliant detective work, Narraway manages to find his Christmas miracle --- and learns a lesson about hope that he carries with him for the rest of his life.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

As commander of the River Police, William Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated body of a female moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little --- only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk’s investigation?

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Rumors reach Thomas Pitt,  now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line --- on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin. Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot?

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

A familiar face from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels --- Charlotte’s mother, Caroline --- travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, the Yorkshire fishing village where Dracula the vampire first touched English soil in the sensational novel named after him.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

This latest installment in Anne Perry’s Victorian crime series finds Commander William Monk returning to a dangerous case that he thought he had left behind. High-stakes murder, conspiracy and dark secrets abound, and no one involved will escape unharmed.

by Anne Perry - Fiction, Mystery

Charlotte and Thomas Pitt are called out of London, to Ireland and France respectively, each chasing the person or group behind a sinister plot aimed directly at taking down the British government and Queen Victoria herself.