Set in the 1920s, ‘The Kill Fee’ is the second Poppy Denby story and is a well written and fascinating story of smart young things in London, the Russian Revolution, stolen Faberge eggs and trying to figure out who to trust. We get to find out what happened after the Romanovs were overthrown and the subsequent tussle for power between the White and Red Russians. Poppy, a newspaper reporter, is investigating what happened to a hugely expensive Faberge egg that went missing from an exhibition at Alexandra Palace. How did it get to London in the first place is one mystery. I enjoyed the 1920s setting as one can just imagine the beautiful clothes and decor as well as the social mores of the time. Poppy is an interesting character and I hope to read more of her adventures in the future.
I was given this ARC free by Netgalley and Lion Hudson in return for an honest review.