Anne Perry: Crime Writer With Her Own Dark Tale

From a New York Times obit by Anita Gates headlined “Anne Perry, Crime Writer With Her Own Dark Tale, Dies at 84”:

Anne Perry, the prolific London-born author of historical and socially conscious crime fiction who in her teens served five years in prison for murder, a sordid past that came to wide attention with the release of a 1994 movie, died in Los Angeles.

Ms. Perry was a successful author long before that noisy skeleton in her closet was revealed.