Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Jazz Files by Fiona Veitch Smith (Book Review!)

The Jazz Files

Book One of Poppy Denby Investigates

By Fiona Veitch Smith

(received in exchange for an honest review)

The Jazz Files

Genre- Historical Fiction / Christian / Mystery

Published by- Lion Fiction

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of pages- 319

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-175-9

It’s 1920 and Poppy Denby is moving to London to help her elderly aunt.  Aunt Dot, as a former suffragette, encourages Poppy to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist.

Poppy gets a job at The Daily Globe.  Immediately she is thrown into the suffragette movement and a mysterious death. 

Poppy makes new friends in London.  She meets flappers, goes to jazz clubs, and meets someone special. 

Will her job help her solve the mysterious death, or will it put her in danger?

About the Author-

Fiona Veitch Smith currently teaches at Newcastle University and Northumbria University.  She was formerly a journalist in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

My thoughts-

I don't know a lot about London in the 1920s or the suffragettes, so I thought this book was intriguing.  When I was in school I never studied a lot about the suffragettes either in the United States or abroad.  Since I live in the U.S., I didn't learn about London either.

Poppy is a spunky young woman, who is inquisitive and endearing.  Her enthusiasm for her new job and desire to make things right made me want to continue reading this book.  I had a hard time putting it down.

There were extras that I appreciate.  I like the 1920s map of London, the list of characters, a historical note, and the list of books and links to more information about this time period.

There was a hint of romance with Daniel, a photographer from The Daily Globe, so I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

I recommend The Jazz Files to you.  I hope you enjoy it.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Jazz Files, by Fiona Veitch Smith, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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