The Art Fiasco - Poppy Denby Investigates (Paperback)Fiona Veitch Smith (author)
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"Poppy Denby's back doing what she does best, and this time in Newcastle! Cleverly plotted as always, with an exceptional eye for detail and a fabulous amateur sleuth, Veitch Smith carries us back once more to the Golden Age for this delicious murder mystery." Jacky Collins (Dr Noir)
It's 1924 and Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father's sixtieth birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she's inherited.
One of Aunt Dot's guests is the world-renowned artist, Agnes Robson, who is staging an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery. Reluctantly, Poppy is roped in to help when the artist's press liaison man falls ill.
She soon discovers that the local press has dug up some dirt on Agnes relating to the tragic death of a young art teacher in Ashington Colliery, twenty-seven years earlier. As she tries to suppress the story, Poppy begins to suspect that the teacher might have been murdered and that the killer may still be on the loose...
Publisher: Lion Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
Edition: New edition
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“I was hooked into this book from page 1”
This is my first book that I have read by Fiona Veitch Smith and tea enjoyed it. The Art Fiasco is currently the fifth book in the Poppy Denby Investigates series.
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This is no. 5 in the Poppy Denby series and I came to this without having read the previous novels. It easily holds its own.
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