Many American fans of Anne Perry are unaware that in addition to being a bestselling novelist, she is a convicted murderer. When Anne Perry was fifteen she and a friend who was sixteen killed Perry’s friend’s mother. This happened in New Zealand 1954.
Before, I read this book, I had read both some Anne Perry novels and I had heard that she had killed someone as a teenager. It was not until I read this book that I found out how infamous her crime was particularly in the Southern part of the English speaking hemisphere.