Chris Lloyd: Paris Requiem *LAUNCH EVENT*

We’re delighted to be hosting the launch of Paris Requiem by Penarth-based author Chris Lloyd.

Based on eye-opening historical research, Paris Requiem is at once a riveting crime novel and a haunting portrait of life under Occupation. This is Chris’s second novel set in Paris and featuring Detective Eddie Giral. The first, The Unwanted Dead, won the Historical Writer’s Association Gold Crown Award for best historical novel of the year, and was shortlisted from the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger Award.

Chris will be interviewed by fellow Welsh author, Alis Hawkins. Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Paris, September 1940. After three months under Nazi Occupation, not much can shock Detective Eddie Giral. That is, until he finds a murder victim who was supposed to be in prison. Eddie knows, because he put him there. The dead man is not the first or the last criminal being let loose onto the streets. But who is pulling the strings, and why?

This question will take Eddie from jazz clubs to opera halls, fro old flames to new friends, from the lights of Paris to the darkest countryside- pursued by a most troubling truth: sometimes to do the right thing you have to join the wrong side…

Tickets: £18, including a signed hardback copy of Paris Requiem/ £8 event only / £5 Student Ticket



Feb 23 2023


7:30 pm




Turner House Gallery, Penarth
Turner House Gallery, Penarth


Griffin Books