Tara Moss to release her twelfth book, Dead Man Switch.

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Best-selling author Tara Moss will release her twelfth book, Dead Man Switch, on 21 October 2019. The new novel is her return to crime fiction after seven years of non-fiction and documentary projects. Dead Man Switch will introduce new crime heroine, Billie Walker. Read more about the book below.


Published by HarperCollins Books Australia, it will be available from 21 October 2019. Pre-order now at Booktopia: http://ow.ly/u6DD50uiRq5 or at Applebooks store: http://ow.ly/IYIm50uiRq6.

The novel will also be published by Dutton, Penguin Random House Books in the US and HarperCollins Canada in Canada and will launch next year as The War Widow.


As part of the book’s launch, Tara will be on tour across Australia. You can see her at the following events:


Stanton Library in Conversation

Monday 21 October, 1pm

Stanton Library, North Sydney


Book launch presented by Dymocks Sydney

Monday 21 October, 6pm

The Vanguard, Newtown


Talking Ideas – Crime Culture with Tara Moss

Monday 28 October, 7pm

State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane


An Evening with Tara Moss

Wednesday 30 October, 7:30pm

Ginger Fox Cafe, Beaumaris


About the book:

PI Billie Walker is smart and sexy, with a dash of Mae West humour, she’s a hard-boiled detective with a twist. 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.