Anne Perry Message Board
Michael Hightower posts on 2/13/2008 1:50:33 AM
I am half-way through my second Anne Perry book, a William Monk story, "Face of a Stranger". I am a life-long reader of mystery novels, and I have to say that at age 71 I have encountered few authors who show such understanding of human emotions and motivations as Anne Perry does. I refer specifically to the novel I am presently reading, "The Face of a Stranger", pp. 180-182, describing a scene in the student classroom of Shelburne Hall. Of course, I see phrasing in Anne's writing that I think would not have been used in early Victorian conversation, and I question the description of a dagurreotype in Lady Fabia's room as "early", since all of these would have been early in 1857. These are negligible objections. Overall Anne's writing is elegant, thought-provoking, graceful, and highly entertaining. I don't know how many more William Monk stories she holds in store for us, but I hope they are many. After recently reading the first, I immediately ordered the next six.
Anne is obviously a gentle soul with an ability to love another person in spite of that person's shortcomings and faults. Every man should be so fortunate as to call as his own such a woman.
A.M. Gray Ohio (U.S.) posts on 10/25/2007 9:51:00 PM
Hey all - have you heard about the latest Pitt book? Buckingham Palace Gardens is the title and will be available in March 2008!
A.M. Gray U.S. (Ohio) posts on 8/29/2007 5:49:00 PM
Hi, all... just a note that there will be another holiday offering from AP - "A Christmas Beginning" coming out in October 2008. It will feature a mystery investigated by Superintendent Runcorn from the Monk series.
Wendy (Gwen) posts on 7/30/2007 10:21:26 AM
Been so long didn't know what name I used! (Blame this on my parents, they named me one name but called me by another - unless I was in trouble!) I've checked AP's site and see that a new Pitt will be out next year. Will there be a new Monk to follow? I couldn't find anything on the site to indicate that. I'm taking the plunge and starting her WWI series this summer. I don't know why I've been so tepid about the series but thought, as I really enjoy her writing, will read them anyway! Hope all is well with everyone!
Derrick (Surrey) posts on 7/30/2007 8:31:05 AM
Hurray its back for the first time since February. Just finished the last of the WW1 five, I won't reveal how it ends it case you have not all read it yet. Greatings A. M. Gray in Ohio and all the other regular correspondants like Amanda.
Gwen posts on 7/29/2007 5:52:16 PM
Hello. I haven't heard from the board in so long that I thought it had disbanded. Good to see that it is still going. How is everyone? We have been having amazing weather here (+30 c for over a week now - we don't normally get this hot!) I see that Britain has been flooding lately.... Hope you're all doing fine and not being too affected. And the States seems to be having lots of "weather" lately too. (Ahhh, when you don't know what to talk about, talk about the weather!)
A.M. Gray - U. S. (Ohio) posts on 7/28/2007 6:01:01 PM
Have we forsaken the AP message board or did something happen in my long absence?
Derrick, if you see this, please write to me via a. m. gray 58 at yahoodotcom (with no spaces). I would like to re-connect with the Society. Thanks.
Derrick Graham posts on 1/5/2007 7:25:35 AM
PMS call up another of our regular entrants and ask. The Message board knocks it out now
pms posts on 1/1/2007 11:18:54 AM
How do I join the Society? What is the address?
Pittmonk Society posts on 12/6/2006 3:37:09 PM
Wendy, if you want to contact another member of Annes reading circle do so through the society.
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