The Death Beat

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ISBN: 9781782642473 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782642473

Publication date: October 20, 2017

Format: Paperback

Extent: 336 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Series: Poppy Denby Investigates

Imprint: Lion Fiction

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Poppy looked up, her face pale, her hands shaking. What is it, Poppy? Oh my, Rollo, oh my. I think we’ve just struck gold.

Poppy Denby is furious with Rollo, who has gambled away his position at the Daily Globe and is being banished to New York. That is, until she discovers he plans to take her with him to work at the New York Times!

Poppy can’t wait to report on the Manhattan arts scene, but her hopes are crushed when she is allocated The Death Beat – writing obituaries. But Poppy has a nose for a story, and when a body is found in a luxury penthouse apartment she starts to investigate.

She unravels a sordid trail of illegal immigrants, forced labour, sex scandals, and an unexpected ghost from her past.

Poppy is determined to help the victims, but can she find the evidence to bring the perpetrators to justice without putting her own life in danger…

Meet the author: 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 subse quent books have been shortlisted for the Foreword Review Mystery Novelof 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.


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