Fiona Veitch Smith


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.

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 and you can follow Fiona on Twitter @FionaVeitchSmit or on Facebook here.

Watch the Dr Noir interview Fiona about her new novel, The Art Fiasco.
And you can watch the delightful trailer for The Jazz Files below!


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