• The Kill Fee

    The Kill Fee
    Product Information

    ISBN: 9781782642183

    Edition: November 27, 2016

    Pages: 320

    Publication date: November 27, 2016

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: Poppy Denby Investigates

    The Kill Fee

    Book #2

    Poppy Denby, arts and entertainment editor at the Daily Globe, covers an exhibition of Russian art, hosted by White Russian refugees, including members of the surviving exiled Romanov royal family. There is an armed robbery, a guard is shot, and the largest Fabergé egg in the collection is stolen. While the egg itself is valuable, the secrets it contains within are priceless--secrets that could threaten major political powers.


    Suspects are aplenty, including the former keeper of the Fabergé egg, a Russian princess named Selena Romanova Yusopova. The interim Bolshevik Russian ambassador, Vasili Safin, inserts himself into the investigation, as he believes the egg--and the other treasures--should all be restored to the Russian people.


    Poppy, her editor, Rollo, press photographer Daniel, and the other staff of the Globe are delighted to be once again in the middle of a sensational story. But soon the investigation takes a dark turn when another body is found and an employee of the newspaper becomes a suspect. The race is on to find both the key and the egg--can they be found before the killer strikes again?


    Fiona Veitch Smith offers up another rollicking mystery set in 1920s London, when women's emancipation, the Jazz Age, the consequences of the First World War, and the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution were rearranging the cultural landscape.

    Author:
    Fiona Veitch Smith has short-listed for the Crime Writers Association's Endeavour Historical Dagger Award for The Jazz Files. She has worked as a journalist in South Africa and the United Kingdom and is now an associate lecturer in journalism at Newcastle University. She also teaches creative writing at Northhumbria University.

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