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  • The Jazz Files

  • Poppy Denby Investigates, Book 1
  • By: Fiona Veitch Smith
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

1920. Poppy Denby, an aspiring journalist, arrives in London to look after her ailing aunt. She encourages Poppy to apply for a job at The Daily Globe, but on her first day, a senior reporter is killed and Poppy is tasked with finishing his story. It involves the mysterious death of a suffragette seven years earlier - an event some powerful people would prefer forgotten....

Through her friend Delilah, Poppy is introduced to the giddy world of London in the Roaring Twenties. Will she make it as a journalist in this fast-paced new city? And will she be able to unearth the truth before more people die?

©2015 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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thrilling and suspenseful

I loved this book. I'm not familiar with the '20s but loved to read about that time period. such a brilliant story, I love the main character, Poppy. Can't wait to listen to the next one! The narrator is perfect, absolutely spot on. Highly recommend this book!

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  • MT
  • 19-01-21

Excellent

Such a good book. Well written, great setting, exciting times, interesting history. What I love most is that all the main characters have a stake in the truth being revealed. It keeps the reader emotionally invested on every page.

The narrator also does an excellent job. it's easy to follow a conversation, the accents works, and no one sounds ridiculous.

Highly recommend!

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  • Beatrice
  • 18-08-19

3 and a half

The Jazz Files is a pretty good book. It starts off slowly but the plot picks up pace after few chapters. I will get the next book.

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  • bethany
  • 28-04-21

Fabulous 1920s mystery!

Great heroine, terrific plot that was suspenseful and kept you guessing. Action packed and full of the music and clothes and fun of the 1920s. If you like Phrynie Fisher, Amelia Peabody, and Daisy Dalrymple or The Royal Spyness series you’ll love this. Can’t wait to read more in the series!

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