In case you missed it…
I was lucky to be interviewed by the House of Mystery Radio show on NBC last month. You can listen to the interview here. I talk about all things 1920s Paris, spy fiction, and strange writing habits. I hope you enjoy it!
I feel privileged to share with you four more interviews for Autumn Leaves, 1922.
You can listen to me at House of Mystery podcast.
You can listen to me at Living Arts Canberra.
You can read all about my book, with excerpts, at Jean BookNerd.
You can read all about my writing process at Women Writers, Women’s Books.
There are more on their way too! Thank you so much to Alan, Barbie, Jean, and Barbara for having me.
Autumn Leaves, 1922 has also received a great review from Booklist:
“A mesmerizing, highly original tale that’s part spy thriller, part ode to a postwar Paris, part love story, and part mystery, Lunney’s latest features unique and captivating characters, rapid action, and a cliff-hanger ending.”
These are the last few days of the pre-order – the book is out on Tuesday August 3rd! Put your order in today to get a copy as soon as possible.
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Autumn Leaves, 1922 has just received a great advance review from Clare Foster at Foreward Reviews.
“Autumn Leaves, 1922 is a sumptuous spy romp with an irresistible heroine… Swoon through Autumn Leaves, 1922, whose mysteries are enriched with toothsome details of a bygone Paris in the glittering years before Hitler came to power.”
Whether you’re having summer in the northern hemisphere or winter in the southern hemisphere, whether you’re in lockdown or battling fires or finally on holiday, if you’re keen for your next dose of 1920s Paris, you pre-order the next Kiki Button mystery at the following places. Due out on August 3rd.
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The new Kiki Button myster y is due out August 3rd 2021. Available for pre-order now.
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After a year away from Paris, Kiki Button is delighted to be back in City of Lights. But danger threatens her return as she is pulled into another spy mission—one that brings her ever closer to the rising fascist threat in Europe.
October 1922. Kiki Button has had a rough year at home in Australia after her mother’s sudden death. As the leaves turn gold on the Parisian boulevards, Kiki returns to Europe, more desperately in need of Paris and all its liveliness than ever. As soon as she arrives back in Montparnasse, Kiki takes up her life again, drinking with artists at the Café Rotonde, gossiping with her friends, and finding lovers among the enormous expatriate community. Even her summertime lover from the year before, handsome Russian exile Prince Theo Romanov, is waiting for her.
But it’s not all champagne and moonlit trysts. Theo is worried that his brother-in-law is being led astray by political fanatics. Kiki’s boy from home, Tom, is still hiding under a false name. Her friends are in trouble—Maisie has been blackmailed and looks for revenge, Bertie is still lovesick and lonely, and Harry has important information about her mother. And to top it off, she is found by Dr. Fox, her former spymaster, who insists that she work for him once more.
Amidst the gaiety of 1920s Paris, Kiki stalks the haunted, the hunted, and people still heartsore from the war. She parties with princes and Communist comrades, she wears ballgowns with Chanel and the Marchesa Casati, she talks politics with Hemingway and poetry with Sylvia Beach, and sips tea with Gertrude Stein. She confronts the men who would bring Europe into another war. And as she uses her gossip columnist connections for her mission, she also meets people who knew her mother, and can help to answer her burning question: why did her mother leave England all those years ago?
If you missed out on my talk at Sutherland Library in November 2018, you have a chance to revisit it this year. Through February to May, I will be giving versions of that talk at places (mostly libraries) in and around Sydney. Some details of these are below.
Thursday February 21st, 6-7pm: Alliance Francaise Sydney
Friday March 8th: International Women’s Day event at Lithgow Library
Thursday March 14th, 4:30-5:45pm: Picton Library
Monday March 25th, 10am: Kincumber Library
Saturday May 4th, 1:30pm: Bankstown Library
All of these will be shown on my Facebook Author Page, so make sure you sign up to keep up to date with all the events news.
I’m also available to speak at book clubs, so if you’re reading April in Paris, 1921 at your next bookclub, please feel free to get in touch.