In a series of video interviews Tara Moss explains what it was like writing, researching and living her new book Siren.
Tara Moss: My latest novel is Siren, my fifth novel featuring Mak Vanderwall – a beautiful, street-wise daughter of a cop, graduate in forensic psychology, and now PI. In this novel she is hired by a widowed mother, to track down a missing nineteen-year-old who may have run off with a bizarre troupe of shady French cabaret artists sweeping through Australia.
Has the dark beauty of the burlesque, the magic, the mind-bending contortion, beguiled him? Or has he been seduced by the mysterious and amoral older woman who has a terrifying starring role in the troupe’s modern performances of the Grand Guignol ‘Theatre of Fear’, famous in Paris in the early 1900s?
I was set on fire by Hollywood stunt company West EFX and choked unconscious by Ultimate Fighter ‘Big’ John McCarthy for this latest novel. I also descended into the Catacombs of Paris, and immersed myself in the world of burlesque, vaudeville, contortion, and magic, and researched with magician Adam Mada, in addition to getting my private investigator credentials with the Australian Security Academy.
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Conversations with Tara Moss, Part 1: Researching
Conversations with Tara Moss Part 2: The Writing Process
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