As for the main story, it's through Kiki's work as a gossip columnist that
she is introduced to Picasso, who requests she find a stolen painting.
However, that's not the only assignment in her life! During the war, Kiki
worked as a spy and her old spymaster contacts her to find a double
agent in Paris. Through attending parties, Kiki is able to gather
information that will lead to finding information about both the double
agent as well as the missing painting.
APRIL IN PARIS, 1921 is the first
book in the Kiki Button
series. It's an exciting and mysterious story that I loved from the very
first moment I started the book. Yes, the book made me think of theÂ Phryne FisherÂ series by Kerry
Greenwood since Kiki is a wealthy Aussie that likes sex a lot. However,
that's that, theÂ Kiki ButtonÂ series is definitely something completely different and much
darker. Kiki's past as a nurse and spy makes her a very interesting
character and I just loved getting to know more about her. Now I'm
looking forward to the next book in the series and I really hope that
there will be many more in the future!
Kiki Buttonâ€”war veteran, party girl, detective, and
spyâ€”finds that she can't outrun her past exploits, even in
the glittering world of Jazz Age
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 herâ€”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.