September 2017 Indie Next List
“Constance Kopp is back, solving mysteries and making headlines! Deputy Kopp is a heroine of her day and continues to inspire today. Whether assisting young girls in finding their footing on a law-abiding path, using her voice to stand up for the voiceless, or fighting crime alongside her all-male counterparts, Constance Kopp is breaking with traditional female roles and navigating sometimes-stormy waters with grace, dignity, and a bit of humor. What does a feminist look like? This is what a feminist looks like!”
— Donna McFadden, Wellington Square Bookshop, Exton, PA
The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.
Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916.
Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave.
Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.
About the Author
AMY STEWART is the award-winning author of eight books, including the first two Kopp Sisters novels, Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble, and the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in California, where they own a bookstore.
Bookseller love for Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions!
"In these troubled times, this books serves as a reminder of how far women have come, and that a woman with a will to fight can make a difference, even if one person at a time." —Flannery Fitch, Bookshop Santa Cruz
"It's always a treat to spend time with the Kopp sisters, and this is my favorite adventure yet!" —John Kwiatkowski, Murder by the Book
"With sharp insight and sly humor, Stewart draws enticing connections between Constance's cases that force her reconsider her own choices—and those of her sisters—in a new light. Even though it's been one hundred years since she was on the case, Constance Kopp is more relevant than ever." —Tirzah Price, Great Lake Books
"The Kopp Sisters series continues. This is my favorite one so far!" —Sally Woods, Murder by the Book
"I love Constance and her sisters. They are riotously good fun together. But I admire Constance’s quiet power, no-nonsense style, sharp mind, and her strong desire to find justice for the women who are brought to her jail."—Vicki Nesting, St. Charles Parish Library