Fiona Veitch Smith

Fiona Veitch Smith writes historical crime fiction. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Award for The Jazz Files, the first in her popular 'Poppy Denby Investigates' 1920s crime series.


She is a former journalist, having worked on the arts and crime beats of a Cape Town newspaper, and lectured in journalism in the UK for ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism, a BA in History and an MA in Creative Writing.


She lives with her husband, daughter and dog in Newcastle upon Tyne. Alongside her writing, she works as a freelance editor and writing tutor, as well as being the assistant secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association.


The Art Fiasco, the fifth book in her 'Poppy Denby Investigates' series, will be published by Lion Hudson in October 2020. Audio and Large Print editions will be published by W F Howes.


Fiona Veitch Smith is represented by Sara Keane.



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