Very excited today to be hosting a tour with Fiona Veitch Smith and her Amazing Historical Crime Novel The Jazz Files – See below for my review of this spectacular 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
There is also a website for Poppy Denby’s adventures (of which this is the first one) – http://www.poppydenby.com/ – and a book trailer on You Tube twhich is a mini film and great fun! (I loved it – Natsreadingcloud) This can be found at:https://youtu.be/cHbpPNzrA7E. The trailer is also on the Poppy Denby website.
I loved this book. it was a historical crime novel which I have not read very many of , it was fast paced throughout with so much detail on this time period I almost felt I had time traveled there . Furthermore I felt I learnt so much from this novel about this era I found myself talking to friends about it and recommending they read this book
I felt all characters were strong and well written and the book on the whole engaged me from start to finish.The plot was well thought out. I had no problems with any of it
I cannot wait for the next book in this series. It cannot come soon enough
Congratulations on spectacular book Fiona x
5 of 5 stars
You can purchase this book ‘The Jazz Files’ (paperback edition) here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jazz-Files-Poppy-Denby-Investigates/dp/1782641750/ref=sr_1_1/279-6749217-2299761?ie=UTF8&qid=1447855908&sr=8-1&keywords=jazz+files. It is also available as an ebook.