William Monk is a fictional character created by British novelist Anne Perry. He is the protagonist in a series of detective novels set in the mid-19th century. Monk is clever, sarcastic and very emotional. Once he gets into a case, he becomes determined and then obsessed.


Anne Perry is an English author of historical detective fiction and mystery novels. When she was a teenager living in New Zealand, Anne Perry assisted in a brutal murder of her friend’s mother, which became the basis for the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures. As an adult, Perry joined the Mormon church and moved to Scotland. […]