28 Jul 2016 Jazz Files Shortlisted for Crime Writers Association award

Jazz Files: Poppy Denby Investigates

The Jazz Files, by Fiona Veitch Smith has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger awards, alongside some fantastic names including Philip Kerr.

See the nominations here at www.thecwa.co.uk

The Crime Writers Association Endeavour Historical Dagger is an award for the best historical crime novel, first published in the UK in English during the judging period, set in any period up to 35 years prior to the year in which the award will be made.

The Jazz Files is the first book in a new series Poppy Denby Investigates, featuring a female journalist in 1920s London. The story like its heroine, is buoyant and stylish but with a core of steel. Poppy Denby arrives in London from the north of England determined to make it as a journalist and gets her chance when she has to finish a murdered reporter's investigation into the death of a suffragette. The Roaring Twenties are beautifully evoked.

Fiona Vietch Smith comments "You could have knocked me down with a feather when I heard I had been shortlisted for such a prestigious award, particularly when you look at who else is in the running for it. Poppy and I are absolutely delighted and shall be toasting one another with pink champagne. Thank you to the amazing team at Lion Fiction without whom The Jazz Files would still just be an idea in my over-cluttered mind."

Poppy Denby Investigates a brand new crime in The Kill Fee, out September

The Kill Fee: Poppy Denby InvestigatesPoppy Denby, Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, covers an exhibition of Russian Art. There is an armed robbery, a guard is shot, and the largest Fabergé Egg in the collection is stolen. The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains within. Poppy and the other staff of the Globe are delighted to be once again in the middle of a sensational story. But, soon the investigation takes a dark turn when another body is found and an employee of the newspaper becomes a suspect… The race is on to find the egg before the killer strikes again.

Find out more about Poppy Denby at www.poppydenby.com