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Anne Perry (1938–2023)

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About the Author

Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker. When Perry's family abandoned her, she had only Parker to turn to, and näytä lisää when the Parkers planned to move from New Zealand, Parker asked that Perry be allowed to join them. When Parker's mother disagreed, Perry and Parker bludgeoned her to death. Perry eventually served five and a half years in an adult prison for the crime. Once she was freed, she changed her name and moved to America, where she eventually became a writer. Her first Victorian novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Although the truth of her past came out when the case of Mrs. Parker's murder was made into a movie (Heavenly Creatures), Perry is still a popular author and continues to write. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series, the William Monk series, and the Daniel Pitt series. Her story, Heroes, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her title's Blind Justice and The Angel Court Affair made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Cater Street Hangman (1979) 1,765 kappaletta
The Face of a Stranger (1990) 1,499 kappaletta
Callander Square (1981) 1,097 kappaletta
A Breach of Promise (1997) 953 kappaletta
A Dangerous Mourning (1991) 942 kappaletta
The Twisted Root (1999) 938 kappaletta
Defend and Betray (1992) 914 kappaletta
Paragon Walk (1981) 911 kappaletta
A Sudden, Fearful Death (1993) 910 kappaletta
The Sins of the Wolf (1994) 906 kappaletta
Half Moon Street (2000) 857 kappaletta
No Graves As Yet (2003) 837 kappaletta
Pentecost Alley (1996) 822 kappaletta
Resurrection Row (1981) 808 kappaletta
Cain His Brother (1995) 803 kappaletta
Bluegate Fields (1985) 792 kappaletta
A Funeral in Blue (2001) 792 kappaletta
Bedford Square (1999) 777 kappaletta
The Whitechapel Conspiracy (2000) 775 kappaletta
Weighed in the Balance (1996) 774 kappaletta
Traitors Gate (1995) 767 kappaletta
Silence in Hanover Close (1988) 762 kappaletta
Rutland Place (1983) 757 kappaletta
Brunswick Gardens (1998) 757 kappaletta
The Silent Cry (1997) 757 kappaletta
Ashworth Hall (1997) 749 kappaletta
Buckingham Palace Gardens (2008) 734 kappaletta
Seven Dials (2003) 732 kappaletta
Dark Assassin (2006) 722 kappaletta
Death of a Stranger (2002) 722 kappaletta
Bethlehem Road (1990) 718 kappaletta
Cardington Crescent (1987) 718 kappaletta
Highgate Rise (1991) 714 kappaletta
Farriers' Lane (1993) 711 kappaletta
Slaves of Obsession (2000) 700 kappaletta
Long Spoon Lane (2005) 692 kappaletta
Southampton Row (2002) 688 kappaletta
Death in the Devil's Acre (1985) 685 kappaletta
The Shifting Tide (2004) 668 kappaletta
The Hyde Park Headsman (1994) 657 kappaletta
Belgrave Square (1992) 656 kappaletta
Execution Dock (2009) 595 kappaletta
Shoulder the Sky (2004) 477 kappaletta
Angels in the Gloom (2005) 476 kappaletta
Acceptable Loss (2011) 446 kappaletta
Treason at Lisson Grove (2010) 433 kappaletta
A Sunless Sea (2012) 404 kappaletta
A Christmas Journey (2003) 401 kappaletta
Dorchester Terrace (2011) 391 kappaletta
At Some Disputed Barricade (2006) 385 kappaletta
The Sheen on the Silk (2010) 383 kappaletta
Midnight at Marble Arch (2012) 379 kappaletta
Death on Blackheath (2014) 351 kappaletta
We Shall Not Sleep (2007) 349 kappaletta
Blind Justice (2013) 347 kappaletta
A Christmas Guest (2018) 347 kappaletta
Twenty-One Days (2017) 319 kappaletta
A Christmas Secret (2006) 318 kappaletta
Blood on the Water (2014) 308 kappaletta
Corridors of the Night (2015) — Tekijä — 306 kappaletta
A Christmas Beginning (2007) 304 kappaletta
A Christmas Visitor (2004) 290 kappaletta
Tathea (1999) 276 kappaletta
Treachery at Lancaster Gate (2016) 271 kappaletta
The Angel Court Affair (2015) 266 kappaletta
A Christmas Grace (2008) 257 kappaletta
Revenge in a Cold River (2016) 254 kappaletta
An Echo of Murder (2017) 252 kappaletta
Murder on the Serpentine (2017) 241 kappaletta
Triple Jeopardy (2019) 226 kappaletta
A Christmas Promise (2009) 220 kappaletta
Dark Tide Rising (2018) 220 kappaletta
Death in Focus (2019) 205 kappaletta
A Christmas Hope (2013) 203 kappaletta
A Christmas Escape (2015) 200 kappaletta
A Christmas Odyssey (2010) 200 kappaletta
A New York Christmas (2014) 199 kappaletta
A Christmas Homecoming (2011) 192 kappaletta
A Christmas Garland (2012) 178 kappaletta
One Fatal Flaw (2019) 158 kappaletta
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
A Christmas Return (2017) 133 kappaletta
A Question of Betrayal (2020) 121 kappaletta
Death with a Double Edge (2020) 117 kappaletta
A Christmas Message (2016) 105 kappaletta
A Christmas Revelation (2018) 105 kappaletta
Three Debts Paid (2021) 101 kappaletta
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
The One Thing More (2000) 92 kappaletta
A Christmas Gathering (2019) 91 kappaletta
Malice Domestic 6 (1997) — Toimittaja — 90 kappaletta
A Dish Taken Cold (2000) 89 kappaletta
Death by Dickens (2004) — Editor & Contributor — 85 kappaletta
A Darker Reality (2021) 80 kappaletta
A Christmas Resolution (2020) 79 kappaletta
Come Armageddon (2001) 76 kappaletta
A Christmas Legacy (2021) 70 kappaletta
The Fourth Enemy (2023) 70 kappaletta
Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries (2008) 69 kappaletta
A Christmas Deliverance (2023) 66 kappaletta
The Scroll (2012) 61 kappaletta
A Truth to Lie For (2022) 59 kappaletta
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Toimittaja — 56 kappaletta
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Toimittaja — 53 kappaletta
Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil (2011) 45 kappaletta
Thou Shall Not Kill (2005) — Toimittaja — 39 kappaletta
Death by Horoscope (2001) 34 kappaletta
At War's End (1841) 33 kappaletta
The Traitor Among Us (2023) 33 kappaletta
A Christmas Vanishing (2023) 30 kappaletta
Rose of No Man's Land (2011) 18 kappaletta
Tudor Rose (2011) 17 kappaletta
Heroes (2007) 14 kappaletta
Rose Between Two Thorns (2012) 13 kappaletta
Price of Desire: Three Novellas from Transgressions (2005) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Anne Perry's Merry Mysteries (2015) 8 kappaletta
Southampton Row | Seven Dials (2008) 4 kappaletta
Letters from the Highlands (2004) 4 kappaletta
Nice Girls (1989) 3 kappaletta
Five Christmas Mysteries (2012) 3 kappaletta
Blood Red Rose (2012) 3 kappaletta
Sneaker Wave 2 kappaletta
The Silent Cry [abridged audio] (1997) 2 kappaletta
Highgate Rise | Farriers' Lane (2001) 2 kappaletta
Thomas & Charlotte Pitt (2014) 2 kappaletta
Digby's First Case (1988) 2 kappaletta
A Tale of One City 2 kappaletta
Lost Causes 1 kappale
The Judgement 1 kappale
Hostages {story} 1 kappale
Christmas Mysteries 2 (2013) 1 kappale
Crime Ladies (1995) 1 kappale

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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
Death Dines In (2004) — Avustaja — 87 kappaletta
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The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Killer Books (1998) — Esipuhe — 59 kappaletta
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Avustaja, eräät painokset55 kappaletta
The Mysterious North (2002) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The First Lady Murders (1999) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
Transgressions, Volume 4 (2006) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries [short stories + 2 films] (2005) — Johdanto — 34 kappaletta
Malice Domestic 10 (2001) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Sunken Sailor (2004) — Johdanto — 30 kappaletta
Murder, They Wrote II (1998) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Impossible Monsters (2013) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Crime After Crime (1998) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
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Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Conversations with Mormon Authors (2006) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Mysteriöse Skorpione (2000) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Transgressions 3: Four Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (1887) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Du sang sous le sapin (2001) 2 kappaletta

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Anne Perry Group Read--Part 1, 2013 Category Challenge (joulukuu 2013)


Toujours aussi bavarde pour ne pas dire grand chose d'intéressant, l'histoire pourrait être diminuée d'un bon tiers et serait beaucoup plus digeste...
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pangee | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 30, 2023 |
A murder mystery set in the Victorian period in London and, I discovered, part of a series about police inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte. Resurrected bodies start turning up, the first propped on the box of a hansom cab, and confusion follows with mis-identification adding to the Inspector's problems.

A strong thread in the story is the appalling conditions in the homes of the urban poor and the workhouses where they are forced to go if they reach bottom - with women prepared to turn part-time prostitute to avoid taking their children to such places. The Victorian setting is well evoked, not only the squalor and destitution but also the struggle of the respectable working classes such as the Inspector's family; the cold and wet and the difficulty of heating a home, and the balancing of household budgets so that bacon for breakfast means having to take the omnibus or walk rather than take a cab. Charlotte is from a prosperous family and has married beneath her, this apparently being the subject of an earlier book in the series, so she has to teach herself household skills. Unlike most married couples of the period, she and Thomas enjoy a fairly equal partnership, with Thomas having to bite his lip when his so-called betters express misogynistic views. For this is an era when deference to the upper classes holds sway and even the police must avoid upsetting them or risk losing their jobs.

Throughout the story Pitt has to deal with the upper classes with all the difficulties this entails, although he enjoys a more relaxed relationship with 'Aunt Vespasia', an elderly intelligent woman who is related to Charlotte through the marriage of her sister Emily. The story deals with the scandals that some of the privileged are involved in and the lengths to which they will go to prevent disclosure.

Where it fell down for me is in the denouement. Given the prejudices and the difficulties Pitt has already had in pursuing the case, with his superiors anxious not to give offence to the rich and powerful, I found it incredible that he is able to arrest the guilty party. The only witness to the case is a lower class woman - two strikes against her credibility with a jury, who in those days would be exclusively male and drawn from at least the lower middle class and upwards at that. And to compound matters, she runs a brothel, so they just wouldn't believe her. Given the wealth and connections of the accused and the number of favours he could call in, I couldn't believe that any corroboration provided by his bank would carry weight; couldn't he arrange for a friend to say he had been meaning to sell a property to the accused, but then changed his mind, hence the money going in and out of the bank? There was no other material evidence: perhaps it's a matter of public record that he owns a certain building, but that doesn't put him in the frame, given that the only witness to the date and time (the body having not been discovered for a few weeks) is the brothel madam. With all that, it would surely have been much more credible to have it as one of those cases where the police know who did it, but can't bring it to court?

That lack of believability seriously undercut my enjoyment by the end, given that I also didn't find it very credible when we find out who was responsible for the 'resurrections'. Why did the person concerned go to so much trouble; wouldn't it have been simpler just to hide the murder victim, given that they hid another body for weeks before bringing it to public attention?

All in all, good evocation of setting and the main protagonist and his wife are likeable characters, but the lack of a strong convincing plot means this can only rate 3 stars, and does not encourage me to try the series again.
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kitsune_reader | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 23, 2023 |
Good plot, interesting people - like her tales more as time goes on. No graphics, profanity or gore but still a little creepy (in a good way) . Well narrated and highly recommended.
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C.L.Barnett | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |
Nicely plotted. Pleasant read. Well narrated. A favorite. Think I read this episode in series … most I listened to.
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C.L.Barnett | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |



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