April in Paris by Tessa Lunney July 12, 2018 – Posted in: Books, Review

April in Paris, 1921 by Tessa Lunney

Local Reviewer: Thanks Julie

Katherine King Button has left her home in Australia, after being there with her wealthy parents for 2 years since returning from being a nurse in WWI.  They have decreed that she must find the “right person” to marry – something Katherine is determined they will not make her do.  She returns to London where she is known as simply Kiki Button, gets a job as a gossip columnist in Paris where she parties with the rich and famous and gathers stories for her paper.  However, her old spy-master from the war, Fox, contacts her and forces her to take a job finding a double agent – or face jail.  Kiki’s life – all taking place in just one week in Paris – is filled with partying, whiskey and cocktail drinking, smoking endless cigarettes and mixing with the rich and famous and scoundrels, clothing which often needs cleaning and BEWARE!! – lots and lots of sex!!  Kiki is a veritable sex-bomb or sex-kitten.

This book is a fun-filled, far-fetched story with plenty of interesting and varied characters and it moves along at a rollicking pace.  I must say I was quite worn out at the end of that week!

I was really hoping it would be a lot more like my favourite lady detective, Phyrne Fisher.  Having read all of Kerry Greenwood’s books, I couldn’t help but compare Kiki to Phyrne.  Unfortunately, Kiki came out a poor second.

This is a fun read but not for the faint hearted.April in Paris, 1921 by Tessa Lunney, available online or In store at Books of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast