The Golden Age Of Sleuthing
The Cairo Brief by Fiona Veitch Smith is a marvelous good old fashioned historical super sleuthing at its best. It is the fourth book in the Poppy Denby Investigates series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The book opens in 1914 Egypt but is mainly set in 1921 London. The atmosphere of the age has been perfectly captured by Fiona Veitch Smith. The heat of Cairo is stifling, in contrast with the winter weather of London. The reader is in for a real cosmopolitan treat.