Dead Man Switch

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Dead Man Switch

Dead Man Switch

Bestselling author Tara Moss returns to crime fiction with a stunning new series, and a stunning new heroine. Meet PI Billie Walker – smart and sexy, with a dash of Mae West humour, she’s a hard-boiled detective with a twist. In stores October 21, 2019.

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Bestselling author Tara Moss returns to crime fiction with a stunning new series, and a stunning new heroine. Meet PI Billie Walker – smart and sexy, with a dash of Mae West humour, she’s a hard-boiled detective with a twist.


Synopsis

World War II has left Billie Walker a widow, but she’s determined not to rely on any man for her future so she re-opens her late father’s detective agency. Billie’s bread and butter is tailing cheating husbands – it’s easy, pays the bills and she has a knack for it. But her latest case, the disappearance of a young man, is not proving straightforward … Soon Billie is up to her stylish collar in bad men, and not just the cheating kind – these are the murdering kind. Smugglers. Players. Gangsters. Billie and her loyal assistant must pit their wits against the underworld of Sydney and find the young man before it’s too late.

3 reviews for Dead Man Switch

  1. Joanne Harris, award-winning author of Chocolat

    It’s a cracking thriller, with a marvellous, strong, flamboyant heroine. Loved it.

  2. Angela Meyer, award-winning author of Joan Smokes and A Superior Spectre

    I so enjoyed getting to know Tara Moss’s wonderful new character, Billie Walker, in 1940s Sydney-set mystery Dead Man Switch. Immersive, well-paced, entertaining, thoughtful – so enjoyable!

  3. Living Arts Canberra

    Tara Moss’s sympathy for the oppressed and voiceless runs firmly through this tale of underworld crime, thuggery, cruelty and greed. [Moss’s] obviously deep interest and thorough research into the era and Sydney of the time is evidenced in the many details she drops in about architecture, fashion, day to day life and social conventions. It is a pleasure to find women steering this story as heroines not sidekicks. One very much hopes that Dead Man Switch is the first of many Billie Walker mysteries and that, in time, our plucky heroine, her lips daubed with Tussy’s Fighting Red, will find her way onto a screen near us.

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