Constance Kopp, America’s first female deputy sheriff, is back in another unforgettable romp by Historical Writers' Association-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart.
While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate breaks free and tries to escape.
In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But 1916 is a high-stakes US election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future — and her own. Constance’s controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.
With wit and verve, book club favourite Amy Stewart brilliantly conjures the life and times of the real Constance Kopp to give us this ‘unforgettable, not-to-be messed-with heroine’ (Marie Claire).
‘Stewart's intrepid deputy sheriff is back, this time enmeshed in a 1916 local election with uncomfortable contemporary resonance … Constance may just have turned 40, but this tough-minded, generous-hearted believer in second chances and equal rights for women looks set for many more adventures. A welcome addition to this sui generis series, always fresh thanks to its vividly imagined characters firmly grounded in historical fact.’ STARRED REVIEW
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‘Stewart skillfully builds nail-biting suspense … The blend of practicality, forthrightness, and compassion in her first-person narration is sure to satisfy series fans and win new admirers.’
‘Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit is everything I look for in solid historical fiction … Constance Kopp makes a fierce and lively heroine who stands out as a “strong female character” in all the best ways.’
Dee Carey, Half-deserted Streets