🎶 The Jazz Files⁠ by Fiona Veitch Smith⁠

⁠✍️ Poppy Denby is an aspiring journalist. It’s 1920 when she decides to move to London to live with Aunt Dot, a former actress and suffragette. Thanks to her help, Poppy finally lands a job as an editorial assistant at the Daily Globe. Then, one of the other writers dies suddenly, and Poppy begins to wonder if it is a natural death or murder.⁠ ⁠

❤️ I liked:⁠

🌟 The Twenties. Reading the book, you can just feel the magic atmosphere of that age. Charlie Chaplin is promoting The Kid, Jazz is becoming more and more popular, and the parties are just incredible. Everything seems great, except for the memories of the war and the role of women, still not quite what it should have been.

⁠ 🔍 The reference to Agatha Christie. Being a big fan of the Queen of Crime, I appreciated Poppy reading Agatha Christie’s first published novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles on the train to London.⁠

👩 The suffragettes. I know this is historical fiction, so it’s probably not the most accurate description of what happened during that time. Nonetheless, I found Aunt Dot’s and Elizabeth’s stories incredibly interesting. ⁠

🔖 Poppy. She is a great character. I loved the fact that she’s always wanted to be a journalist. When she is sent to the field thanks to her connection to the Suffragette Movement, she is not scared at all. Although a little naïve at times, Poppy is full of energy, curious, loyal and very easy to relate to. ⁠

❓ Who did what to whom and why. Different storylines connect to each other in quite a predictable, but still very entertaining, grand finale.⁠ ⁠

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 A good read that kept my interest throughout. I am definitely going to read the second book in the series. (I am literally buying it right now 😋).⁠

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