Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Spotlight: Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart comes LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE, the second book in her acclaimed Kopp Sisters series, based on the true life story and “kick-ass history” (Marie Claire) of one of the country’s first female deputy sheriffs and her not-to-be-messed-with family.

Check out my Girl Waits with Gun Q&A with Amy Stewart!

After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. 

Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey--tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette--that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage. 

Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment--also ripped from the headlines--in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way.

Praise for Lady Cop Makes Trouble:

"Constance Kopp's real-life adventures as "New Jersey's first lady deputy sheriff" again make savory grist for Stewart's fictional mill ...Smart, atmospheric fun, with enough loose ends left dangling to assure fans there will be more entries in this enjoyable series." — Kirkus Reviews (CONTAINS SPOILERS!)

"The multiple players in the story provide wry situational humor and a backdrop for Kopp’s unique, forceful character, while Sheriff Heath's surprisingly supportive regard lends a hopeful relational perspective. Stewart adeptly introduces details of early twentieth-century life in Hackensack, New Jersey, a burgeoning city on the outskirts of New York, and timely concerns such as jail reform and women’s rights, rounding out this immensely satisfying mystery." — Booklist

"A clever, suspenseful, and funny tale of a formidable woman facing crime, politics, social stigma, all while nailing evildoers... Fans of the first Kopp Sisters novel will find another treat in this follow-up." — Publishers Weekly

"Amy Stewart serves up another rip-roaring historical adventure in her second novel featuring Constance Kopp, pioneering female deputy sheriff. The fast-paced action, wry dialogue and Constance's reflections on her chosen career combine to make Lady Cop Makes Trouble a highly satisfying adventure." — Shelf Awareness

"Stewart crafts a heady brew of mystery and action in a fast-moving, craftily written novel that’s fueled by actual news headlines of the day." — BookPage

“Stewart’s follow-up to Girl Waits With Gun is equally fascinating...Complemented by the historical notes that Stewart provides, Lady Cop is both informative and loads of fun.” — Kathy Kirby at Powell's for IndieNext

"Constance and her sisters are every bit as enjoyable in this outing as their first. Stewart deftly combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early 20th-century New York City with the story of three women who want to live life on their own terms. The addition of supporting female characters who are also pushing societal boundaries is a welcome touch to the series." — Library Journal (starred review)

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  1. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for this captivating novel which I would enjoy.

  3. Loved Girl Waits with Gun - can't wait to read the further adventures of Constance and her sisters!


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