The Ghosts of Paris

A Novel

by Tara Moss

On Sale: 06/07/2022

The Ghosts of Paris

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The Ghosts of Paris

A Novel

by Tara Moss

On Sale: 06/07/2022


About the Book

A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in postwar London and Paris, in which a search for a missing husband puts investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker on a collision course with an underground network of Nazi criminals

It’s 1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant, Sam, to track down her missing husband, the trail leads back to London and Paris, where Billie’s own painful memories also lurk. Jack Rake, Billie’s wartime lover and, briefly, husband, is just one of the millions of people who went missing in Europe during the war. What was his fate after they left Paris together?

As Billie’s search for her client’s husband takes her to the swanky bars of Paris’s Ritz hotel and the dank basements of the infamous morgue, she’ll need to keep her gun at the ready. Something even more terrible than a few painful memories might be following her around the City of Light . . .

Critical Praise

"A smart, sassy and subversive protagonist combined with secrets kept and secrets revealed to propel the plot will have you flipping pages through to the satisfying end." — Toronto Star

"A brilliant writer." — Lynda La Plante

“Ingenious, spirited, feminist. . . . Billie Walker is the most enjoyable heroine I've come across in a long time." — Cecilia Ekbäck, award-winning author of The Historians

“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 postwar 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

“Just what I needed today—a blast of the escapist past.” — Ian Rankin, on The War Widow

“A first-rate noir detective mystery.” — The Christian Science Monitor, on The War Widow

“A cracking thriller, with a marvellous, strong, flamboyant heroine. Loved it.” — Joanne Harris, award-winning author of Chocolat, on The War Widow

“Retro noir with a gutsy heroine and atmospheric setting. . . . Vivid, page-turning historical crime.” — The Sydney Morning Herald, on The War Widow


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443461245
  • ISBN 10: 1443461245
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 06/07/2022
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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