The men who cannot laugh at themselves frighten me even more than those who laugh at everything.
– Anne Perry
born in Blackheath, London, England, The United Kingdom, October 28, 1938
Anne Perry (born Juliet Hulme) is a British historical novelist.
Juliet took the name “Anne Perry”, the latter being her stepfather’s surname. Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who appeared in her first novel, and amnesiac private investigator William Monk, who first appeared in her 1990 novel The Face of a Stranger.
Recently she was included as an entry in Ben Peek’s Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, a novel exploring the nature of truth in literature.