Review: The Jazz Files by:Fiona Veitch Smith
About the Book:
Introducing Poppy Denby, a young journalist in London during the Roaring Twenties, investigating crime in the highest social circles!
In 1920, twenty-two year old Poppy Denby moves from Northumberland to live with her paraplegic aunt in London. Aunt Dot, a suffragette who was injured in battles with the police in 1910, is a feisty and well-connected lady.
Poppy has always dreamed of being a journalist, and quickly lands a position as an editorial assistant at the Daily Globe. Then one of the paper’s writers, Bert Isaacs, dies suddenly–and messily. Poppy and her attractive co-worker, photographer Daniel Rokeby begin to wonder if it wasn’t a natural death, but murder.
After she writes a sensational exposé, The Globe’s editor 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 deadly danger.
Okay, first of all loved this book! It is set in the 1920’s, what is not to love?! And to top it all off it is set in London. Loved it! With it being the first of the series, I was eager to get started. Poppy lives with her handicapped Aunt Dot. Aunt Dot has cheered Poppy on to go for the best job around and of course it’s her dream job. so she is able to get on with the Daily Globe as an assistant. The job has led Poppy to much more than she has bargained for I’m afraid. especially when she starts to unearth a possible murder that everyone suspected was natural causes.
The author has created a great start to her series of Poppy Denby Investigates and I’m sure if she keeps writing like this, her series is going to be a hit. I loved the setting the best and the way that Poppy investigates is a treasure. Can’t wait for the nest one!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
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