At a Glance
Reading the Anne Perry books in order is quite the feat, for the mere reason that the author has written so far over 60 books, many of which are part of 4 major series, while several others are standalone novels.
Here are all the Anne Perry books in order of publication for each of the series, with the chronological order listed in brackets.
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series In Order
Thomas Pitt is a police inspector in Victorian London and Charlotte is his wife
- The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #1), 1979
- Callander Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #2), 1980
- Paragon Walk (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #3), 1981
- Resurrection Row (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #4), 1981
- Rutland Place (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #5), 1983
- Bluegate Fields (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #6), 1984
- Death in the Devil’s Acre (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #7), 1985
- Cardington Crescent (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #8), 1987
- Silence in Hanover Close (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #9), 1988
- Bethlehem Road (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #10), 1990
- Highgate Rise (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #11), 1991
- Belgrave Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #12), 1992
- Farriers’ Lane (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #13), 1993
- The Hyde Park Headsman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #14), 1994
- Traitors Gate (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #15), 1995
- Pentecost Alley (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #16), 1996
- Ashworth Hall (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #17), 1997
- Brunswick Gardens (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #18), 1998
- Bedford Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #19), 1998
- Half Moon Street (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #20), 1998
- The Whitechapel Conspiracy (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #21), 2001
- Southampton Row Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #22, 2002
- Seven Dials (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #23), 2003
- Long Spoon Lane (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #24) 2005
- Buckingham Palace Gardens (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #25), 2008
- Betrayal at Lisson Grove (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #26), 2010
- Dorchester Terrace (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #27), 2011
- Midnight at Marble Arch (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #28), 2012
- Death on Blackheath (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #29), 2014
- The Angel Court Affair (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #30), 2015
- Treachery at Lancaster Gate (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #31), 2015
- Murder on the Serpentine (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #32), 2016
Daniel Pitt Series in Order
Thomas and Charlotte Pitt’s son
William Monk Series In Order
William Monk is a police inspector working with the Thames River Police. Over the years he raises in ranks to become a private inquiry agent and then superintendent
- The Face of a Stranger (William Monk #1), 1990
- A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk #2), 1991
- Defend and Betray (William Monk #3), 1992
- A Sudden Fearful Death (William Monk #4), 1993
- The Sins of the Wolf (William Monk #5), 1994
- Cain His Brother (William Monk #6), 1995
- Weighed in the Balance (William Monk #7) 1996
- The Silent Cry (William Monk #8), 1997
- Whited Sepulchres (William Monk #9), 1997
- The Twisted Root (William Monk #10), 1999
- Slaves And Obsession (William Monk #11), 2000
- A Funeral in Blue (William Monk #12), 2001
- Death of a Stranger (William Monk #13), 2002
- The Shifting Tide (William Monk #14), 2004
- Dark Assassin (William Monk #15), 2015
- Execution Dock (William Monk #16), 2009
- Acceptable Loss (William Monk #17), 2011
- A Sunless Sea (William Monk #18), 2012
- Blind Justice (William Monk #19), 2013
- Blood on the Water (William Monk #20), 2014
- Corridors of the Night (William Monk #21), 2015
- Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk #22), 2016
- An Echo of Murder (William Monk #23), 2017
- Dark Tide Rising (William Monk #24), 2018
Christmas Stories Series In Order
Each book in the series is a novella with various characters taken from other series from the author
- A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories #1), 2003
- A Christmas Visitor (Christmas Stories #2), 2004
- A Christmas Guest (Christmas Stories #3), 2005
- A Christmas Secret (Christmas Stories #4), 2006
- A Christmas Beginning (Christmas Stories #5), 2007
- A Christmas Grace (Christmas Stories #6), 2008
- A Christmas Promise (Christmas Stories #7), 2009
- A Christmas Odyssey (Christmas Stories #8), 2010
- A Christmas Homecoming (Christmas Stories #9), 2011
- A Christmas Garland (Christmas Stories #10), 2012
- A Christmas Hope (Christmas Stories #11), 2013
- A New York Christmas (Christmas Stories #12), 2014
- A Christmas Escape (Christmas Stories #13), 2015
- A Christmas Message (Christmas Stories #14), 2016
- A Christmas Return (Christmas Stories #15), 2017
- A Christmas Revelation (Christmas Stories #16), 2018
- A Christmas Gathering (Christmas Stories #17), 2019
World War I Series In Order
Set of mysteries that take place during WWI
- No Graves As Yet (World War I #1), 2003
- Shoulder the Sky (World War I #2), 2004
- Angels in the Gloom (World War I #3), 2005
- At Some Disputed Barricade (World War I #4), 2006
- We Shall Not Sleep (World War I #5), 2007
Timepiece Series In Order
Young adult time travel mystery novella series
- Tudor Rose (Timepiece #1), 2011)
- Rose of No Man’s Land (Timepiece #2), 2011
- Blood Red Rose (Timepiece #3), 2012
- Rose Between Two Thorns (Timepiece #4), 2012
Other Anne Perry Books
- Fashionable Funeral, 1992
- Malice Domestic 6, 1997 (anothology)
- A Dish Taken Cold, 1999
- The One Thing More, 2000
- Death by Horoscope, 2001 (anthology)
- Much Ado About Murder, 2002 (anthology)
About Anne Perry
Anne Perry (website) is is a British historical mystery author is best known for her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and her William Monk series.
Her latest novel is called Tripple Jeopardy and it is part of the Daniel Pitt mystery series. Daniel Pitt is the son of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, who have their own long-standing series as well.
The author was born in 1938 in Blackheath, London as Juliet Marion Hulme. In 1954, as a teenager, she was convicted for allegedly helping murder her friend’s mother, and after serving her 5-year sentence, she legally changed her name to Anne Perry, using her stepfather’s surname.
Her father, Dr. Henry Hulme, was a physicist. As a child Juliet was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and since a cure for that disease was not much available at the time (vaccines had only been introduced as general treatment in the early 1950s, and the antibiotic streptomycin was first included in 1944), the family decided to send their daughter to a warmer climate in South Africa where she would stay with relatives.
When her father was appointed Rector of Canterbury University College, Juliet joined her parents in New Zealand. She was 13 years old.
The turning point in her life happened when she was 15 years old. Juliet had a best friend called Pauline Parker and the two girls were inseparable. When her parents were on the verge of splitting, Juliet would be forced to move away and leave her best friend behind. Pauline also wanted to move to South Africa with her friend Juliette, but her mother wouldn’t let her.
Soon the girls devised a plot to kill Pauline Parker’s mom so the two girls could remain together no matter what. During one of their walks in the park, Juliette dropped intentionally an ornamental stone, so her friend’s mom would pick it up. While doing so, Pauline would hit her mother over the head with a brick stone, thinking that this would do the trick. Eventually, her mother died after over 20 hits.
The two girls were soon found guilty and as they were both minors, the death penalty was off the table. Eventually, both were released after 5 years spent at Mt Eden women’s prison in Auckland. The two friends apparently had no longer any contact with each other since then.
Once Juliette was out of the prison, she changed her name to Anne Perry, hoping that the past would never catch up with her. Eventually, however, it did, and the truth about her was revealed soon after the movie Heavenly Creatures was released in 1994.
As Anne Perry once mentioned in an interview:
I had to give up my past – the hardest thing imaginable – and begin life in my new identity as Anne Perry, knowing even a tiny slip could unravel everything,” she says. She became a Mormon and moved to a small, secluded community in Scotland.
Over the last 40 years, Anne Perry has written over 40 books, which made her popular all over the world as a famous writer in the historical mystery genre.
Most of her books deal with issues of morality, sin, repentance, and forgiveness. Her books all draw from her experiences as a teen and how could they not. She went through something that most people would never go through in their entire lives.
Regardless of her past – or maybe because of it – Anne Perry is a wonderful and successful writer and her books bring joy and long hours of entertainment to thousands – if not millions of readers all over the world.