The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton

I’ve watched the movie and had heard of the author Anne Perry, but have never really made the connections. With her infamous criminal history here in New Zealand I’d imagine this biography will make for interesting reading……….

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the film Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s murder committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The film launched Jackson’s international career. It also forever changed the life of Anne Perry, an award-winning crime writer, who at the time of the film’s release was publicly outed as Juliet Hulme, one of the murderers.

Anne’s own books deal with miscarriages of justice, family secrets exposed, punishment, redemption and forgiveness, themes made all the more poignant in light of her past. Anne has sold 25 million books worldwide, yet she will now forever be known as a murderer who became a writer of murder stories.

Drayton was given unparalleled access to Anne, her friends, relatives, colleagues and archives to complete the book. The result is a compelling read which provides an understanding of the girl Anne was, the adult she became, her compulsion to write and her view of the world.

This book is due to arrive in the Library soon, click here to reserve it


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