Following Your Nose
The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith is a fabulous historical novel where amateur sleuthing is the order of the day. It is the second book in the Poppy Denby Investigates but can be read as a stand-alone. It does immediately follow on from book one with the action being set in 1920.
This book surrounds the Russian revolution of 1917 and the killing of Czar Nicholas and his family. There are spies and double agents, thieves and murderers, whose worlds collide with that of Poppy Denby.
Once again Poppy Denby shows herself to be a fearless modern young woman with a nose for solving crimes. She is at times reckless but only because her heart is in the right place. When the going really is tough, she turns to God in prayer.
I am really loving this series. As a historian with a passion for Russia under Czar Nicholas, The Kill Fee is right up my street.
I am now moving onto book three in the series as I cannot get enough of Poppy Denby.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.