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Anne Perry

Anne Perry, born Juliet Hulme in England on October 12, 1938, is a British historical novelist.

She was the daughter of Dr. Henry Hulme, a physicist. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, she was sent by her family to the Caribbean and to South Africa in search of healthier climates; she rejoined her family when Dr. Hulme took a position as rector of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. While in New Zealand, Juliet Hulme and her friend Pauline Rieper committed and were convicted of murder on account of her involvement in the Parker-Hulme Murder after a sensational trial. A somewhat fictionalized version of the story of the murder was later made into the Peter Jackson film, Heavenly Creatures.

After serving several years in prison in New Zealand, Juliet was released. She returned to England, where she became a flight attendant. She eventually settled in the United States, where she converted to Mormonism. She later settled in Scotland

Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical mystery novels and fantasy. Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who first appeared in The Cater Street Hangman, and William Monk, who first appeared in her 1990 novel The Face of a Stranger. As of 2003 she has published 47 novels, and several collections of short stories.

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