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Poppy Denby, Arts and
Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, covers an exhibition of Russian
Art, hosted by White Russian refugees, including members of the
surviving exiled Romanov Royal family. There is an armed robbery, a
guard is shot, and the largest Faberge Egg in the collection is stolen.
The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains
within - secrets that could threaten major political powers. Suspects
are aplenty, including the former keeper of the Faberge Egg, a Russian
Princess called Selena Romanova Yusopova. The interim Bolshevik Russian
ambassador, Vasili Safin inserts himself into the investigation, as he
believes the egg - and the other treasures - should all be restored to
the Russian people. Poppy, her editor Rollo, press photographer Daniel,
and the other staff of the Globe are delighted to be once again in the
middle of a sensational story. But, soon the investigation takes a dark
turn when another body is found and an employee of the newspaper becomes
a suspect...The race is on to find both the key and the egg - can they
be found before the killer strikes again?
The Kill Fee is Fiona Veitch Smith's second book in her fantastic series, Poppy Denby Investigates. I had the honor of reading her first book and I am so glad I got to read this one. As a fan of Christian Historical Fiction, this series and author are one of my favorite. Fiona Veitch Smith writes with authority about our world in the 1920's, the history of the Romanov Family, Russia's history, journalism, theater, Suffragettes, and art of the world. I truly enjoy these book especially the historical element throughout the book. I love learning new things about our history and this book and author does that. I enjoy Fiona Veitch Smith's style of writing, she definitely draws the reader in and makes them feel part of the story. She has the ability to transition from the past and present seamlessly which is not easy. I love the characters in this book. They are real people with real issues and messy lives. I find I again drawn to Poppy Denby. Her plucky attitude and her nose for truth brings so much to the stories. She has a cast of characters as friends and they definitely help her grow and they learn much from her especially her strong faith. I found myself laughing in many parts and holding my breath in others. I felt like I was right there with Poppy on her investigations which I find is a sign of a great book. I am hooked on this series and cannot wait to read more from Fiona Veitch Smith. If you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction with some mystery and action you will love this book and series. I give this book 5 STARS.