‘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

This marks the arrival of a bold new female voice for American crime-fiction fans.
– Publishers Weekly, USA


Tara has written 13 best-selling books of fiction and non-fiction. Select your favourite.

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Tara delivers a powerful message in support of human rights and women’s rights.

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Tara has used her public profile to help de-stigmatize disability.

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the ghosts of paris


The Ghosts of Paris


A gripping story of secrets and intrigue set in postwar London and Paris. A search for a missing husband forces investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker to face the ghosts of her own painful past, and sets her on a collision course with an underground network of Nazis.

A cracking thriller, with a marvellous, strong, flamboyant heroine. Loved it.

– Joanne Harris, award-winning author of Chocolat


A terrific read.

– Lynda La Plante, award-winning author of Prime Suspect


Rich period detail and a fierce, feminist heroine distinguish this stylish twist on the classic 1940s detective novel.

– Publishers Weekly