Did you know?
- She had TB as a child? She was sent away to live in a warmer climate till she was 13.
- She helped a friend when she was 15 beat the friend's mother to death and served 5 years in prison.
- Peter Jackson's film Heavenly Creatures is based on that story.
- When she got out of prison she changed her name to Anne Perry.
- Anne became a flight attendant and published her first book, The Cater Street Hangman, in 1979.
- Since she has written more than 50 novels.
- She is most known for her historical detective series (Thomas Pitt and Monk) but has also branched out to YA and Fantasy.
- In case you are wondering the TV series Monk has nothing to do with her books.
- She won an Edgar award for Heroes (Most Wanted) in 2000
- For more info about Anne Perry check out: News from Anne Perry
I gathered info for this from Wikipedia, Anne Perry's website (listed above), and The Guardian - older article,