Heartrending....Eatwell’s book is a vivid portrait of late 1940s Los Angeles, where gangsters, pimps and corrupt cops mixed in the same circles — and exploited vulnerable women….Her book reads like a thriller, but it never loses sight of the real woman whose life was so savagely extinguished.
— Joan Smith, The Sunday Times (UK)

Piu Eatwell


Piu Eatwell is a writer based in Paris, France.  She writes books and articles on an eclectic mix of subjects including true crime, adult and children's books, Paris, and French lifestyle.  She likes to think she is not a writer in any particular genre, but rather writes books which need to be written.  Her books have been shortlisted for awards including the Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards, translated into half a dozen languages, and optioned for film and television.

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, was book of the week in The NY Times and The Times (UK). F is for France continues similar themes on a more light-hearted note, 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 in top litigation firms in the UK and France, and as a television producer for the BBC and other TV companies.

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 was published in 2017, the 70th anniversary year of the Dahlia murder. It was selected as a book of the week in The Sunday Times (UK) and The NY Times, and also book of the year in The Times (UK).  Black Dahlia, Red Rose has been optioned both for a TV documentary and a drama, and also longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-fiction.

When not delving in history archives or writing books, Piu lives in Paris and renovates dilapidated apartments. She is married with three children.  For regular news and updates, follow her on Twitter or Facebook. 

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