Introducing Poppy Denby, a young journalist in London during the Roaring Twenties, investigating crime in the highest social circles.
Formerly a professional journalist, Fiona Veitch Smith is now an author of books for adults and children. She has also written theatre plays and screenplays. Her adult mystery series, Poppy Denby Investigates, set in the 1920s, is published by Lion Fiction. The first book in the series, The Jazz Files, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Endeavour Historical Dagger award, 2016. Other titles in the series include: The Kill Fee, The Death Beat, and now The Cairo Brief. For more on the Poppy Denby Investigates series including background material on the 1920s, film reels, period fashion and fabulous jazz recordings check out the Poppy Denby website: http://www.poppydenby.com/. Interested in learning more about Fiona, take a look at her website: http://fiona.veitchsmith.com/.
"A delightful period romp, neatly sprinkled with the choicest
historical detail." -- D.J. Taylor * Author of Bright Young People
"What a delight to escape into the world of the irrepressible Poppy Denby in this cleverly-plotted debut." -- Ruth Downie * Author of the Medicus series *
"An intriguing mystery, fizzing with energy." -- C.F. Dunn * Author of Mortal Fire *