Ann Perkins Detective Agency

Welcome to the exciting world of the Manchester Ann Perkins Detective Agency. No crime too small or too large for our fictitious private investigators.

When the author Richard Underwood first created my character of Ann Perkins, there was never any intention to create a detective agency. Quite the opposite in fact. My character was created on the other side of the law and I first appear as a bank robber intent on securing a million pounds.

You may have some sympathy for me. After all, who among us would not want to become a millionaire, and how many among us really have an opportunity of realising their dreams.

As I said at the time, “All I wanted was to get my hands on a million pound, and the only two ways I could think of was to win the lottery or rob a bank. The bank seemed better odds, so I devised a plan involving guns and disguises. Things didn’t go smoothly. Nothing ever does.”

Anyway, that’s ancient history now. Suffice to say, if you want to know how the bank robbery turned out, whether I got my hands on a million pounds, and how I came to end up as a private detective running my own agency, then you need to purchase a copy of the author’s book, Fake Witness, the first novel in my Ann Perkins Detective Agency series which was published in the UK at the start of November 2021.

The second book in the series, Accused, was published in paperback in July 2022 and is available from all good online and bricks and mortar bookshops.

As for me, Ann Perkins, I’ll be dropping by this website from time to time to let you know about my current cases, so if you want to get the lowdown about all the criminal activities in Manchester this is the place to be.

My Ann Perkins Detective Agency is where it’s all happening. I’ve always got a plan, but nothing is ever going to go smoothly. Nothing ever does.