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by Smith, Fiona Veitch

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TitleThe jazz files : Poppy Denby investigates
Author / Responsible partySmith, Fiona Veitch
GenreDetective and Mystery fiction, Historical fiction.
TopicsDetective and Mystery fiction, Historical fiction. Women journalists -- England -- London -- Fiction. Suffragists -- England -- London -- Fiction. Nineteen twenties -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult


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 hacks, Bert Isaacs, dies suddenly and messily. Poppy and photographer Daniel Rokeby (with whom Poppy has an immediate and mutual attraction) begin to wonder if Bert was pushed. 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 Globe's 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 abruptly into danger.

Additional Information

System control numberAM14486
Original Print PublisherOxford : Lion Fiction, an imprint of Lion Hudson, 2015.
Series statementBook 1 of the Poppy Denby Investigates series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of the Poppy Denby Investigates series
NarratorLucy Brennan.
Narrator NameLucy Brennan.
Participant or performer noteLucy Brennan.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator