Compulsively readable, impeccably researched and heart-rending at times, BLACK DAHLIA RED ROSE deserves a place at the top of any true crime aficionado’s bookshelf. With forensic precision and an admirable eye for detail, Piu Eatwell not only uncovers plausible new insights into the notorious and brutal murder of Elizabeth Short, she unpicks the mores of the time, delves into the motivations of the main players and blasts through the smoky noir clichés surrounding 1940s Los Angeles.
— Sarah Lotz, author of Day Four and The Three

Piu Eatwell

Piu Marie Eatwell

Piu Eatwell is a writer based in Paris, France.  She writes historical true crime and books about French lifestyle.

Piu is the author of The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse, a historical true-life tale of intrigue set in Edwardian England which was shortlisted for the 2015 Goodreads Readers' Choice Award.  Her book exploring myths about the French, They Eat Horses, Don't They? The Truth About The French, won the Next Generation Indie Award. F is for France continues similar themes in the form of a fun trivia book about France.

Piu graduated from Oxford University ‘summa cum laude’, with a starred First Class degree. She subsequently worked as a lawyer and television producer for the BBC and other TV companies, including researching the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary Charles Manson: the Man who Killed the Sixties (in which she makes a guest appearance as a hippie in a wig), and the ITV Southbank Show series, Cyberspace.

Piu’s latest book, Black Dahlia, Red Rose, presents a startling new solution to a notorious murder that took place in Los Angeles in 1947.  Black Dahlia, Red Rose is published in 2017, the 70th anniversary year of the Dahlia murder.

When not delving in history archives or writing about her adopted country, Piu lives in Paris and renovates dilapidated apartments. She is married with three children.