Crime Café blog post
Tessa Lunney December 17th 2022
Autumn Leaves, 1922

Below is the opening of Autumn Leaves, 1922, the second Kiki Button mystery. If you like it, there is one copy of the first Kiki Button Mystery, April in Paris, 1921, to give away.

To enter the giveaway, simply go to Tessa Lunney’s website and answer this question:

Who is the 1920s personality you most admire and why? 

The first person to tell Tessa the answer, via email or any of her social media channels, will receive a copy of April in Paris, 1921

Feast your eyes on her excerpt below. It’s like reading a print book online! 🙂

You can also click here and read the original file.



Tessa Lunney writes novels, short fiction, poetry and reviews. She holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Western Sydney, that looked at silences in Australian war fiction. In 2016 she won the Josephine Ulrick Prize for Fiction for her story Chess and Dragonflies. She has been published in Best Australian Poems 2014, Griffith Review, Southerly, Mascara Literary Review, Australian Book Review, among others. She lives on Bijigal and Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. You can find more of her work at

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