Thursday 13th April, 7pm
Bestselling crime authors Alis Hawkins and Chris Lloyd discuss their writing careers and latest books.
Unfortunately Andrew Taylor can no longer attend this event.Description Alis Hawkins
The mystery soon attracts the attention of Rhiannon 'Non' Vaughan, a young Welsh polymath and one of the young women newly admitted to university lectures. But when neither the college principal nor the powerful ladies behind Oxford's new female halls will allow her to become involved, Non's fierce intelligence and determination to prove herself drive her on. Both misfits at the university, Non and Basil form an unlikely partnership, and it soon falls to them to investigate the mysterious circumstances of Parker's death.
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, from 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...
'A terrific slice of historical noir... Sparkles with Lloyd's mordant wit and gallows humour, illuminating the depravity of an evil regime.' VASEEM KHAN****Praise for Chris Lloyd's Occupation series, featuring Detective Eddie Giral: 'Ranks alongside Alan Furst and Philip Kerr ... Powerful stuff.' SUNDAY TIMES' A thoughtful, haunting thriller' MICK HERRON' Such a powerful and morally nuanced crime novel.
Both a gripping murder mystery and a vivid recreation of Paris under German Occupation' ANDREW TAYLOR' It's up there with luminaries such as Philip Kerr, Sebastian Faulks and Manda Scott - in fact, it's probably better than all of those.' DAVID YOUNG' A haunting and eye-opening portrayal of life under occupation' ADELE PARKS' Lloyd does a masterly job of conjuring a hungry, defeated Paris. Eddie is a convincing protagonist; a flawed man trying his best to be a good one.' THE TIMES