British crime author who was also jailed as a teenager for murdering her friend’s mother with a brick, and whose life story was adapted for the Oscar-nominated film “Heavenly Creatures” has died.
Anne Perry, the writer of more than 120 books, died on Monday at 84 in Los Angeles, where she had been living.
Dailymail reports on Thursday that her agency, announcing her death along with the Donald Mass Literary Agency in New York and Ken Sherman & Associates in Los Angeles, disclosed that she died on April 10.
Ki Agency said: ‘Anne was a loyal and loving friend, and her writing was driven by her fierce commitment to raising awareness around social injustice. Many readers have been moved by her empathy for people backed into impossible situations, or overwhelmed by the difficulties of life.
‘Her characters inspired much love among her fans, and comforted many readers who were going through tough times themselves.’