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The Ghosts of Paris

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The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss
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Jun 07, 2022 | ISBN 9780593182680

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“Billie Walker—a feisty and flamboyant combination of Martha Gellhorn and Sherlock Holmes in ‘Fighting Red’ lipstick—and her adventures continue, leading her back to London and Paris in this crackling post-war noir adventure— where ghosts from Billie’s past are as vivid as the bad guys she’s chasing.” 
—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times-bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series and Mother Daughter Traitor Spy

“Ingenious, spirited, feminist… Billie Walker is the most enjoyable heroine I’ve come across in a long time.” 
—Cecila Eckbäck, award-winning author of The Historians and Wolf Winter

“Billie Walker [is] a tough-talking, glamorous feminist who’s as adept with a pistol as she is on the dance floor, haunted by a tragic past, and unafraid to take on the darkest of foes.”
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace
“Billie Walker is the type of heroine I’d love to befriend: resourceful, clever, adventurous, and a true fashionista.”
—Ellen Keith, nationally bestselling author of The Dutch Wife

“Postwar Sydney, London, and Paris come alive in Moss’s intense sequel to The War Widow …A richly detailed historical mystery that spotlights social issues like postwar persecution of LGBTQ communities in both Sydney and Paris. Readers of Sulari Gentill’s “Rowland Sinclair” mysteries, set in interwar Sydney, will appreciate Moss’s riveting series.”
Library Review (STARRED)

“The romance of Paris, the adrenaline rush of a deadly chase, a soul-shattering secret, and a resilient heroine make for a gripping read.”

“Saucy leading lady Billie Walker [is] a war reporter-turned-private investigator in post-WWII Australia who—much like Moss herself—refuses to be defined or held back by any man on her quest for justice.”
The Boston Herald

“The War Widow and The Ghosts of Paris are packed with fascinating characters, issues and events, vivid historical settings, and spearheaded by a brilliant protagonist.”
—Mystery Scene Magazine

“Moss does a good job portraying how Australian Aboriginals and women were treated at the time…Historical romance fans will find a lot to like.”
Publishers Weekly on The Ghosts of Paris

“Brilliantly atmospheric and completely immersive—this stylishly fierce adventure into post-war darkness will hold you captive on every page… A cinematic and important feminist noir—dark as midnight velvet and tough as steel. Do not miss this!”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie, on The War Widow
“Spirited…thoroughly researched and anchored by the spunky, sympathetic heroine at its heart…Readers will finish the book clamoring for Billie’s next case.”
Booklist on The War Widow
“Rich period detail and a fierce, feminist heroine distinguish this stylish twist on the classic 1940s detective novel.”
Publishers Weekly on The War Widow

“This is a story sure to command any reader’s interest. It is full of derring-do, luscious descriptions in the cities of England and France, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters…Now, on to Tara Moss’s earlier novel, The War Widow.”
New York Journal of Books

“Tara Moss has created a streetwise, seductive and staunchly feminist sleuth who even darns her own stockings.…[Billie Walker] is a former war correspondent, whose photojournalist husband is missing, presumed dead.…The war might be over, but the novel is deeply interested in its wreckage.”
The Sun-Herald (Sydney) on The War Widow
“Tara Moss’s sympathy for the oppressed and voiceless runs firmly through this tale of underworld crime, thuggery, cruelty, and greed. It is a pleasure to find women steering this story as heroines not sidekicks. One very much hopes that [The War Widow] 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.”
—Living Arts Canberra on The War Widow

 “…an absorbing page turner.”
The Montecito Journal

“Billie is smart and resourceful and truly ahead of her time…Tara Moss does her research and her descriptions of a post-war London and Paris ring true.”

Woman Around Town
on The Ghosts of Paris

“Post-war Sydney, London, and Paris come alive in this intense historical mystery… The sequel to The War Widow is a richly detailed mystery emphasizing political dangers in a world still struggling with the fall-out of the war and Nazi influence.” 
—Lesa’s Book Critiques on The Ghost of Paris

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