The Crime Writers’ Association

Flappers, fops and murder: writing crime fiction in the jazz age

Newcastle author Fiona Veitch Smith, whose debut historical crime novel, The Jazz Files, has been shortlisted for this year’s Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger Award, will be reading from The Jazz Files and her latest book in the Poppy Denby Investigates series, The Kill Fee on Monday 26 September, at Newcastle Central Library, 5.30pm.

Fiona will also be talking about the challenges of writing historically authentic and entertaining period crime fiction and the compromises authors sometimes face. The event is free and there will be tea and biscuits. This is aimed at the general public and writers and readers of historical crime fiction.

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