The Death Beat
Date: July 2019
Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes
Poppy Denby is furious with Rollo, who has gambled away his position at the Daily Globe and is being banished to New York. That is, until she discovers he plans to take her with him to work at the New York Times! Poppy can't wait, but her hopes are crushed when she is allocated The Death Beat - writing obituaries. But Poppy has a nose for a story, and when a body is found in a luxury penthouse apartment she starts to investigate. She unravels a trail of illegal immigrants, forced labour, sex scandals, and an unexpected ghost from her past. Poppy is determined to help, but can she find the evidence to bring the perpetrators to justice without putting her own life in danger...
'Manhattan, beware! Formidable reporter Poppy Danby enjoys a luxury voyage across the Atlantic. Her indefatigable and entertaining search for truth reveals the seediness and glamour of 1920s New York.' FRANCES BRODY, author of the Kate Shackleton mysteries