Introducing Poppy Denby, a young journalist in London during the Roaring Twenties, investigating crime in the highest social circles.
Fiona Veitch Smith is the author of the Poppy Denby Investigates novels, Golden Age-style murder mysteries set in the 1920s, about a reporter sleuth who works for a London tabloid. The first book in the series, The Jazz Files, was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, while subsequent books have been shortlisted for the Foreword Review Mystery Novel of the Year and the People's Book Prize. She is formerly a journalist, having worked on the arts and crime beats of a Cape Town newspaper, and lectured in journalism in the UK for over a decade. She is currently the Deputy Editor of the CWA's Red Herrings Magazine.
"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 *