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The Kill Fee, Book Review

The Kill Fee
Fiona Vetch Smith

Poppy Denby’s star is on the rise, Now the Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Daily Globe, she covers an exhibition of Russian Art at the Crystal Palace. A shot rings out, leaving a guard injured and an empty pedestal in the place of the largest Faberge Egg in the collection. The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains within – secrets that could threaten major political powers. Suspects are aplenty and Poppy is delighted to be once again in the middle of a sensational story. But, soon the investigation takes a dark turn when someone connected with the exhibition is murdered and an employee of the newspaper becomes a suspect. The race is on to find the egg before the killer strikes again…

Fiona Vetch Smith has worked both as a journalist and university lecturer. Her debut novel in the Poppy Denby Investigates series, The Jazz Files, has been shortlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association’s Endeavor Historical Dagger Award.

My Thoughts: In the past I read another one of Fiona Vetch Smith’s books, The Jazz Files and was super interested in reading The Kill Fee. It’s just as great as the previous book. I love Poppy Denby, and the whole way I feel like I’m in the book with her. There’s so much going on and all of it is a ride, that Smith does a great job creating. I’d for sure recommend The Kill Fee either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. 

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