Dead Man Switch

Dead Man Switch Review

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.

She's a woman in a man's world ...

Sydney, 1946. Billie Walker is living life on her own terms. World War II has left her bereaved, her photojournalist husband missing and presumed dead. Determined not to rely on any man for her future, she re-opens her late father's detective agency.

Billie's bread and butter is tailing cheating spouses - 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 unfaithful kind - these are the murdering kind. Smugglers. Players. Gangsters. Billie and her loyal assistant must pit their wits against Sydney's ruthless underworld and find the young man before it's too late.

Title:Dead Man Switch
Edition Language:English

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    Dead Man Switch Reviews

  • Carolyn

    1946, post-war Sydney and Billie Walker has come home to take over her father's PI business after her death. Prior to that she worked with her photojournalist husband in warn torn Europe but he disapp...

  • Phrynne

    Dead Man Switch is written in Tara Moss's typical style (why use just one adjective when you can use two or even three) and with a main character who seems to be really Makkede Vanderwall set in a dif...

  • Michael

    Move over Frankie Drake, there is a new female PI on the scene and she is determined to make a name for herself in Sydney after the second world war. Smart, sexy and with a wicked sense of humour to b...

  • Mandy White

    Being a massive fan of Tara Moss' previous series - Mak Vanderwall and Pandora English - I jumped at the chance to read the first book in a new crime series. Dead Man Switch did not disappoint. In fac...

  • Marianne

    “’He looks a lot more like a body rolled in a rug than I was hoping.’ Ella observed quietly as she and Alma inspected their handiwork. ‘Let's hope we don't run into any neighbours or the next ...

  • Tien

    Firstly, loved the cover!Secondly, it kinda reminded me of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series... albeit set a couple of decades later (in comparison between first books) and in different countr...

  • Joss

    A Billie Walker #1 Mystery.This book was a romp through post war Sydney's steamier parts. Billie Walker, recently returned from Europe, where she worked as a journalist, takes over her late father's D...

  • Gloria Arthur

    Dead Man SwitchMurder, mystery and suspense with a stylish detectiveIt’s Sydney Australia, 1946 and Billie Walker is a Private Inquiry Agent in a predominantly male business, she carries a Colt 1908...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss introduces Billie Walker, an ex war correspondent now working as a private investigator in post-war Sydney, Australia.Still grieving the absence of her photojournalist hus...

  • Heidi

    Every now and then, I really love a good PI story, and the combination of plucky female protagonist and historical setting in post-war Sydney made this one an irresistible temptation for me! As we got...