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The Jazz Files Fiona Veitch Smith

ISBN:
9781782641759
Published:
26th August 2015
Format:
Paperback / softback
Dimensions:
320 pages: 198mm x 130mm
Series:
Poppy Denby Investigates
Lion Fiction
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It is 1920. Twenty-two year old Poppy Denby moves from Northumberland to live with her paraplegic aunt in London. Aunt Dot, a suffragette, was injured in battles with the police in 1910. Her contacts prove invaluable. Poppy lands a position as an editorial assistant at the Daily Globe. Poppy has always wanted to be a journalist and laps up the atmosphere of the news room. Then one of the paper's hacks dies suddenly and dramatically. His story was going to be the morning lead, but he hasn't finished writing it. Poppy finds his notes and completes the story, which is a sensation. The editor, realising her valuable suffragette contacts, invites her to dig deeper. Poppy starts sifting through the dead man's files and unearths a major mystery which takes her to France - and into danger. By the end of the story Poppy is a fixture on the paper, and is being courted by a photographer. Further mysteries lie ahead.
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/.

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