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April In Paris, 1921

(2018)
(The first book in the Kiki Button Mystery series)
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Kiki Button - war veteran, party girl, detective, and spy - finds that she can't outrun her past exploits, even in the glittering world of Jazz Age Paris.

Paris in 1921 is the city of freedom, where hatless and footloose Kiki Button can drink champagne and dance until dawn. She works as a gossip columnist, partying with the rich and famous, the bohemian and strange, using every moment to create a new woman from the ashes of her war-worn self.

While on the modelling dais, Picasso gives her a job: to find his wife's portrait, which has gone mysteriously missing. That same night, her spymaster from the war contacts her - she has to find a double agent or face jail. Through parties, whisky, and seductive informants, Kiki uses her knowledge of Paris from the Great War to connect the clues.

Set over the course of one springtime week, April in Paris, 1921 is a mystery that combines artistic gossip with interwar political history through witty banter, steamy scenes, and fast action.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"An irresistible debut! Adventurous and whip-smart, Kiki Button is Jazz Age Paris's most dazzling ex-pat." - David Krugler

"Tessa Lunney brilliantly evokes the Années folles of the Roaring Twenties as her heroine?an Australian debutant-turned-nurse-turned-spy?Kiki Button traipses through Paris’s sensual bohemian culture hunting for a World War I mole and stolen Pablo Picasso painting." - Julie McElwain


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Used availability for Tessa Lunney's April In Paris, 1921

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: April in Paris, 1921: A Kiki Button Mystery (Kiki Button Mysteries)
Author(s): Tessa Lunney
ISBN: 1-68177-775-4 / 978-1-68177-775-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: April in Paris, 1921: A Kiki Button Mystery
Author(s): Tessa Lunney
ISBN: 1-64313-262-8 / 978-1-64313-262-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: April in Paris, 1921: A Kiki Button Mystery (Kiki Button Mysteries)
Author(s): Tessa Lunney
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: April In Paris, 1921 (Kiki Button Book 1)
Author(s): Tessa Lunney
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon AU