Review: Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fascinating look at the murder which inspired the Peter Jackson film “Heavenly Creatures.” When two misfit teenage girls develop an obsessive friendship, their desire to remain together leads to the murder of one of their mothers.

The girls’ background and trial are discussed in depth, as well as information on what happened to them after their release from prison. One of the girls changed her name and became the mystery novelist Anne Perry, although Ms. Perry never revealed this information until the eve of the “Heavenly Creatures” film’s release. Recommended for fans of true crime and of the film based on the story.

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