Anne Perry Books In Order

Last Updated on November 25, 2021 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.

New Anne Perry Books

Death With a Double Edge

Death With a Double Edge, (Daniel Pitt #4), 2021

A Christmas Legacy

A Christmas Legacy, (Christmas Stories #19), 2021











Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series In Order

Thomas Pitt is a police inspector in Victorian London and Charlotte is his wife

  1. The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #1), 1979
  2. Callander Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #2), 1980
  3. Paragon Walk (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #3), 1981
  4. Resurrection Row (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #4), 1981
  5. Rutland Place (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #5), 1983
  6. Bluegate Fields (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #6), 1984
  7. Death in the Devil’s Acre (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #7), 1985
  8. Cardington Crescent (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #8), 1987
  9. Silence in Hanover Close (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #9), 1988
  10. Bethlehem Road (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #10), 1990
  11. Highgate Rise (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #11), 1991
  12. Belgrave Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #12), 1992
  13. Farriers’ Lane (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #13), 1993
  14. The Hyde Park Headsman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #14), 1994
  15. Traitors Gate (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #15), 1995
  16. Pentecost Alley (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #16), 1996
  17. Ashworth Hall (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #17), 1997
  18. Brunswick Gardens (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #18), 1998
  19. Bedford Square (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #19), 1998
  20. Half Moon Street (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #20), 1998
  21. The Whitechapel Conspiracy (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #21), 2001
  22. Southampton Row Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #22, 2002
  23. Seven Dials (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #23), 2003
  24. Long Spoon Lane (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #24) 2005
  25. Buckingham Palace Gardens (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #25), 2008
  26. Betrayal at Lisson Grove (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #26), 2010
  27. Dorchester Terrace (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #27), 2011
  28. Midnight at Marble Arch (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #28), 2012
  29. Death on Blackheath (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #29), 2014
  30. The Angel Court Affair (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #30), 2015
  31. Treachery at Lancaster Gate (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #31), 2015
  32.  Murder on the Serpentine (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #32), 2016

Daniel Pitt Series in Order

Thomas and Charlotte Pitt’s son

  1. Twenty-One Days (Daniel Pitt #1), 2017
  2. Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt #2), 2018
  3. One Fatal Flaw (Daniel Pitt #3), 2020
  4. Death With a Double Edge (Daniel Pitt #4), 2021

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

  1. The Face of a Stranger (William Monk #1), 1990
  2. A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk #2), 1991
  3. Defend and Betray (William Monk #3), 1992
  4. A Sudden Fearful Death (William Monk #4), 1993
  5. The Sins of the Wolf (William Monk #5), 1994
  6. Cain His Brother (William Monk #6), 1995
  7. Weighed in the Balance (William Monk #7) 1996
  8. The Silent Cry (William Monk #8), 1997
  9. Whited Sepulchres (William Monk #9), 1997
  10. The Twisted Root (William Monk #10), 1999
  11. Slaves And Obsession (William Monk #11), 2000
  12. A Funeral in Blue (William Monk #12), 2001
  13. Death of a Stranger (William Monk #13), 2002
  14. The Shifting Tide (William Monk #14), 2004
  15. Dark Assassin (William Monk #15), 2015
  16. Execution Dock (William Monk #16), 2009
  17. Acceptable Loss (William Monk #17), 2011
  18. A Sunless Sea (William Monk #18), 2012
  19. Blind Justice (William Monk #19), 2013
  20. Blood on the Water (William Monk #20), 2014
  21. Corridors of the Night (William Monk #21), 2015
  22. Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk #22), 2016
  23. An Echo of Murder (William Monk #23), 2017
  24. 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

  1. A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories #1), 2003
  2. A Christmas Visitor (Christmas Stories #2), 2004
  3. A Christmas Guest (Christmas Stories #3), 2005
  4. A Christmas Secret (Christmas Stories #4), 2006
  5. A Christmas Beginning (Christmas Stories #5), 2007
  6. A Christmas Grace (Christmas Stories #6), 2008
  7. A Christmas Promise (Christmas Stories #7), 2009
  8. A Christmas Odyssey (Christmas Stories #8), 2010
  9. A Christmas Homecoming (Christmas Stories #9), 2011
  10. A Christmas Garland (Christmas Stories #10), 2012
  11. A Christmas Hope (Christmas Stories #11), 2013
  12. A New York Christmas (Christmas Stories #12), 2014
  13. A Christmas Escape (Christmas Stories #13), 2015
  14. A Christmas Message (Christmas Stories #14), 2016
  15.  A Christmas Return (Christmas Stories #15), 2017
  16. A Christmas Revelation (Christmas Stories #16), 2018
  17. A Christmas Gathering (Christmas Stories #17), 2019
  18. A Christmas Resolution (Christmas Stories #18), 2020
  19. A Christmas Legacy (Christmas Stories #19), 2021

World War I Series In Order

Set of mysteries that take place during WWI

  1. No Graves As Yet (World War I #1), 2003
  2. Shoulder the Sky (World War I #2), 2004
  3. Angels in the Gloom (World War I #3), 2005
  4. At Some Disputed Barricade (World War I #4), 2006
  5. We Shall Not Sleep (World War I #5), 2007

Elena Standish Series

  1. Death in Focus (Elena Standish #1)
  2. A Question of Betrayal (Elena Standish #2)

Timepiece Series In Order

Young adult time travel mystery novella series

  1. Tudor Rose (Timepiece #1), 2011)
  2. Rose of No Man’s Land (Timepiece #2), 2011
  3. Blood Red Rose (Timepiece #3), 2012
  4. 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

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.

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  1. Joanne miller says:

    Please, please continue the Monk series!!!

  2. Ruth Street says:

    I have just finished the Monk series for the third time and am now starting again on the Pitt series. Our town in southern Ontario Canada has open libraries for curbside pickup during Covid so I am well fixed for reading. Is there ever enough time??

  3. Ellen says:

    I wish Anne Perry will write more Monk books.

  4. Gaynor says:

    I am 83 years old and have read all the Pitt and Monk series plus the Daniel Pitt ones. . Wasn’t so keen on the WW1 stories. I knew of Anne Perry’s past before I read her books. Thoroughly enjoyed them all. Wished the Pitt and Monk series could have gone on and on but characters age as we do!

  5. Beth says:

    I was given Funeral in Blue and loved the book but i really like to read books in order so i have finished the Monk series and would like to see it continued. I am reading the Pitt series right now. Some i have to get on open library but the local libraries hsve some of them.

  6. Helen Pettitt says:

    I was recently introduced to Anne Perry’s writing by a friend who had just read “Death in Focus” and wanted to me to read it too. I am thoroughly enjoying it and certainly will look for other books written by Anne.

  7. Diana smith says:

    Had all these books on my bookcase and they have got me through the Covid lockdown. Have now re-read all 56 and enjoyed them all.

  8. Trish Higgins says:

    I too have read nearly everything Anne Perry has written. I find her writing is often awkward and her style can become a distraction. I sometimes find myself talking to the author with comments about redundancy, over explanation or contradictions. Elena Standish seems to flow more easily.
    Still, her characters are well drawn and likeable. Plots are generally intrigueing history is clearly well researched. The positive far outweighs the negative.

    • Sherri Schmidtq says:

      I become an Anne Perry fan in 2019. I have read all that I can find and have ordered others to fill in my own library. Early this year I introduced my husband to William Monk. Sometimes I think HE thinks Monk is real…argue with him at times!
      I wish she would write more of the monk series. I’d like to follow Scuff and oc course the main characters as they do what they do best and age with wisdom and good humor.

    • Shy Rees says:

      Trish Higgins, I so appreciated your comments. I have read all of the Pitt, Monk, Daniel Pitt, Elena Standish, Christmas novellas, and WWI series books. I was not aware of the Timepiece series as our library does not have any of those. Also have not read any of the “Other Books” listed above because they are not in our library. However, I have read Sheen on the Silk, which is not listed above, and our library has two anthologies (Odd Partners and Private Investigations) to which she has contributed, which I plan to read. I’ve also read a book and seen the movie about her teenage history. Of them all, I am really enjoying the Elena Standish series and also liked the WWI series. (A few years later Rhys Bowen came out with a single book, In Farleigh Field [2017], which was strikingly similar to Perry’s WWI series except it takes place in WWII.) The Christmas novellas (follow Pitt characters in case anyone wants to know) are great for a quick read.

      I agree with you that her style is distracting. She has a tendency to talk so obliquely about some subjects that you are really unsure what the characters are saying, and she gives the characters the ability to draw insights from the tiniest clue which the average person would never notice, much less be able to interpret as her characters do.

      Given all that, I will continue to read her books as long as there are any to read–which may not be much longer given her age.

  9. sandy says:

    hi, i have read many of anne perry’s books over the years, and i agree with you, glenda, that now that the corona virus has us stuck in our homes, it is a perfect time to go back, and read the books again. i have a hard time saying which series that i like best. because they are all wonderful in their own way. the world war I books dealt with the senseless death of war, thomas and charlotte show us a non-traditional victorian family, and the always delightful vespaigia, and william pitt is fun to watch as he deals with all the hardships that his handicaps of health, and lack of high social status bring him! the christmas books are happy extra treats and reading about daniel learning to be an investigator is fun, as he grows in skill. ilove all the details and how perryalways has point to make about hypocracy or social morality or need for reform. it is escapism, but with a twist, because we still have many of the same problems. sandy

  10. Glenda Rider says:

    I am now 83 years old and have been reading Anne Perry books for about 40 years. My bookshelf is stocked with them. At this time in 2020 having been housebound with the Coronavirus pandemic, with all libraries and stores closed and my book supplies having been cut off, I have now started at the beginning to read all my Anne Perry books. Let’s see how far I get.

  11. Greg Johnson says:

    I have enjoyed Anne Perry’s books for over 25 years and the detail is sometimes too much in my opinion and slows down the story but it always draws you deeper into the culture and time period and story. My favorite William Monk books are The Silent Cry, Twisted Root and Dark Assassin. My favorite Thomas Pitt books are Resurrection Row, The Hyde Park Headsman and Buckingham Palace Gardens. I have missed her most recent books and will have to catch up as I know they will definitely be worth the time.

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