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Anne Perry (1938–2023)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre


Værker af Anne Perry

The Cater Street Hangman (1979) 1,766 eksemplarer
The Face of a Stranger (1990) 1,499 eksemplarer
Callander Square (1981) 1,097 eksemplarer
A Breach of Promise (1997) 953 eksemplarer
A Dangerous Mourning (1991) 942 eksemplarer
The Twisted Root (1999) 938 eksemplarer
Defend and Betray (1992) 914 eksemplarer
Paragon Walk (1981) 911 eksemplarer
A Sudden, Fearful Death (1993) 909 eksemplarer
The Sins of the Wolf (1994) 906 eksemplarer
Half Moon Street (2000) 857 eksemplarer
No Graves As Yet (2003) 837 eksemplarer
Pentecost Alley (1996) 822 eksemplarer
Resurrection Row (1981) 808 eksemplarer
Cain His Brother (1995) 803 eksemplarer
Bluegate Fields (1985) 792 eksemplarer
A Funeral in Blue (2001) 792 eksemplarer
Bedford Square (1999) 777 eksemplarer
The Whitechapel Conspiracy (2000) 776 eksemplarer
Weighed in the Balance (1996) 774 eksemplarer
Traitors Gate (1995) 767 eksemplarer
Silence in Hanover Close (1988) 762 eksemplarer
Rutland Place (1983) 757 eksemplarer
Brunswick Gardens (1998) 757 eksemplarer
The Silent Cry (1997) 757 eksemplarer
Ashworth Hall (1997) 749 eksemplarer
Buckingham Palace Gardens (2008) 734 eksemplarer
Seven Dials (2003) 732 eksemplarer
Dark Assassin (2006) 722 eksemplarer
Death of a Stranger (2002) 722 eksemplarer
Bethlehem Road (1990) 718 eksemplarer
Cardington Crescent (1987) 718 eksemplarer
Highgate Rise (1991) 714 eksemplarer
Farriers' Lane (1993) 711 eksemplarer
Slaves of Obsession (2000) 700 eksemplarer
Long Spoon Lane (2005) 692 eksemplarer
Southampton Row (2002) 688 eksemplarer
Death in the Devil's Acre (1985) 685 eksemplarer
The Shifting Tide (2004) 668 eksemplarer
The Hyde Park Headsman (1994) 657 eksemplarer
Belgrave Square (1992) 656 eksemplarer
Execution Dock (2009) 595 eksemplarer
Shoulder the Sky (2004) 477 eksemplarer
Angels in the Gloom (2005) 476 eksemplarer
Acceptable Loss (2011) 446 eksemplarer
Treason at Lisson Grove (2010) 433 eksemplarer
A Sunless Sea (2012) 404 eksemplarer
A Christmas Journey (2003) 401 eksemplarer
Dorchester Terrace (2011) 391 eksemplarer
At Some Disputed Barricade (2006) 385 eksemplarer
The Sheen on the Silk (2010) 383 eksemplarer
Midnight at Marble Arch (2012) 379 eksemplarer
Death on Blackheath (2014) 351 eksemplarer
We Shall Not Sleep (2007) 349 eksemplarer
Blind Justice (2013) 347 eksemplarer
A Christmas Guest (2018) 346 eksemplarer
Twenty-One Days (2017) 319 eksemplarer
A Christmas Secret (2006) 318 eksemplarer
Blood on the Water (2014) 308 eksemplarer
Corridors of the Night (2015) — Forfatter — 306 eksemplarer
A Christmas Beginning (2007) 304 eksemplarer
A Christmas Visitor (2004) 290 eksemplarer
Tathea (1999) 276 eksemplarer
Treachery at Lancaster Gate (2016) 271 eksemplarer
The Angel Court Affair (2015) 266 eksemplarer
A Christmas Grace (2008) 257 eksemplarer
Revenge in a Cold River (2016) 254 eksemplarer
An Echo of Murder (2017) 252 eksemplarer
Murder on the Serpentine (2017) 241 eksemplarer
Triple Jeopardy (2019) 226 eksemplarer
A Christmas Promise (2009) 220 eksemplarer
Dark Tide Rising (2018) 220 eksemplarer
Death in Focus (2019) 205 eksemplarer
A Christmas Hope (2013) 202 eksemplarer
A Christmas Escape (2015) 200 eksemplarer
A Christmas Odyssey (2010) 200 eksemplarer
A New York Christmas (2014) 199 eksemplarer
A Christmas Homecoming (2011) 192 eksemplarer
A Christmas Garland (2012) 178 eksemplarer
One Fatal Flaw (2019) 158 eksemplarer
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
A Christmas Return (2017) 133 eksemplarer
A Question of Betrayal (2020) 121 eksemplarer
Death with a Double Edge (2020) 116 eksemplarer
A Christmas Message (2016) 105 eksemplarer
A Christmas Revelation (2018) 105 eksemplarer
Three Debts Paid (2021) 100 eksemplarer
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
The One Thing More (2000) 92 eksemplarer
A Christmas Gathering (2019) 91 eksemplarer
Malice Domestic 6 (1997) — Redaktør — 90 eksemplarer
A Dish Taken Cold (2000) 89 eksemplarer
Death by Dickens (2004) — Editor & Contributor — 85 eksemplarer
A Darker Reality (2021) 80 eksemplarer
A Christmas Resolution (2020) 79 eksemplarer
Come Armageddon (2001) 76 eksemplarer
A Christmas Legacy (2021) 70 eksemplarer
The Fourth Enemy (2023) 70 eksemplarer
Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries (2008) 69 eksemplarer
A Christmas Deliverance (2023) 63 eksemplarer
The Scroll (2012) 61 eksemplarer
A Truth to Lie For (2022) 59 eksemplarer
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Redaktør — 56 eksemplarer
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Redaktør — 53 eksemplarer
Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil (2011) 45 eksemplarer
Thou Shall Not Kill (2005) — Redaktør — 39 eksemplarer
Death by Horoscope (2001) 34 eksemplarer
At War's End (1841) 33 eksemplarer
The Traitor Among Us (2023) 33 eksemplarer
A Christmas Vanishing (2023) 29 eksemplarer
Rose of No Man's Land (2011) 18 eksemplarer
Tudor Rose (2011) 17 eksemplarer
Heroes (2007) 14 eksemplarer
Rose Between Two Thorns (2012) 13 eksemplarer
Price of Desire: Three Novellas from Transgressions (2005) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Anne Perry's Merry Mysteries (2015) 8 eksemplarer
Southampton Row | Seven Dials (2008) 4 eksemplarer
Letters from the Highlands (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Nice Girls (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Five Christmas Mysteries (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Blood Red Rose (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Sneaker Wave 2 eksemplarer
The Silent Cry [abridged audio] (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Highgate Rise | Farriers' Lane (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Thomas & Charlotte Pitt (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Digby's First Case (1988) 2 eksemplarer
A Tale of One City 2 eksemplarer
A Christmas Story 1 eksemplar
Lost Causes 1 eksemplar
The Judgement 1 eksemplar
Hostages {story} 1 eksemplar
Hostage to Fortune 1 eksemplar
Christmas Mysteries 2 (2013) 1 eksemplar
Crime Ladies (1995) 1 eksemplar

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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Bidragyder — 761 eksemplarer
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (2004) — Bidragyder — 517 eksemplarer
The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries: 22 Stories (1984) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver352 eksemplarer
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Bidragyder — 350 eksemplarer
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Bidragyder — 303 eksemplarer
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Bidragyder — 283 eksemplarer
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Bidragyder — 265 eksemplarer
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
Dangerous Women (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Crime Through Time: Original Tales of Historical Mystery (1997) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2016) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Women of Mystery (1992) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2002) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Past Poisons (2005) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
Death Dines In (2004) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
Murder for Love (1996) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Introduktion — 82 eksemplarer
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Killer Books (1998) — Forord — 59 eksemplarer
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver55 eksemplarer
The Mysterious North (2002) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
The First Lady Murders (1999) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Transgressions, Volume 4 (2006) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries [short stories + 2 films] (2005) — Introduktion — 34 eksemplarer
Malice Domestic 10 (2001) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Totally Charmed: Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of Three (2005) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
The Sunken Sailor (2004) — Introduktion — 30 eksemplarer
Murder, They Wrote II (1998) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Impossible Monsters (2013) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Crime After Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet (1999) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Conversations with Mormon Authors (2006) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Mysteriöse Skorpione (2000) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Transgressions 3: Four Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (1887) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Du sang sous le sapin (2001) 2 eksemplarer

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Anne Perry Group Read--Part 1 i 2013 Category Challenge (december 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...
pangee | 19 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | 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.
C.L.Barnett | 16 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |
Nicely plotted. Pleasant read. Well narrated. A favorite. Think I read this episode in series … most I listened to.
C.L.Barnett | 17 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |



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