Fiona Veitch Smith


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 here!

Watch the delightful trailer for The Jazz Files below!


Read wonderful reviews and the first chapter of The Cairo Brief for free below!

The Cairo Brief featured in the Love Reading’s Best Books of all Time here.

Interested in learning more about Fiona? Check out her wonderful website here.