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The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith
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‘The Kill Fee’ by Fiona Veitch Smith is the second in her ‘Poppy Denby Investigates’ series set in 1920’s London. The young journalist’s star is on the rise. She has been promoted to be the Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe. You would think this would keep her out of mischief, but when a shot rings out at an Arts Exhibition at the Crystal Palace and a Faberge Egg belonging to the Russian royal family is stolen, Poppy finds herself once again in the middle of a sensational murder mystery. Will she find the egg before the killer strikes again?

Weaving fact and fiction together, Fiona Veitch Smith depicts the political fallout from World War 1, the Bolshevik revolution, and the assassination of the Russian royal family. Spies and secrets abound: lost keys, hidden tunnels, secret maps, double agents. The style of writing is as bright and breezy as Poppy, the book’s incorrigible heroine. The plot is fiendishly complicated and there’s a cast of eccentric and memorable characters who will keep you guessing right up to the end whose side they are on. This is commercial fiction with echoes of Agatha Christie. It might not be great literature . . . but it’s great fun!
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Reading Progress

February 3, 2017 – Started Reading
February 4, 2017 – Shelved
February 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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