A September 2018 IndieNext Pick!
The Fourth Book in the Kopp Sisters Series
From the New York Times Bestselling Author
An unforgettable, not-to-be-messed-with heroine.— Marie Claire
Constance can pack heat, deliver a zinger and catch a criminal without missing a beat.— The Washington Post
You will be cheering Constance Kopp on through every page.— Bustle
Constance Kopp’s hard-won job as a trailblazing deputy sheriff is on the line. As usual, she refuses to back down.
After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart.
While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape.
In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future—and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.
With wit and verve, book-club favorite 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) under fire in Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit.
Cast of Characters
Book Clubs: Call me!
- Nationwide book tour in fall 2018
- A September 2018 IndieNext pick
- An Amazon Best Book of 2018
- A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
- Audio book from Recorded Books
- French, UK, and Australian editions
- In development with Amazon Studios for an hourlong drama television series
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Reviews & Bookseller Love for Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit
"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."
"It seems Constance Kopp’s career as the first woman deputy sheriff in Bergen County, New Jersey, might end on any page of Stewart’s fourth entry in this historical mystery series, which features, as always, Kopp’s deeds of daring and tenacity in the face of social prejudice...Balancing these weighty topics are a dry-witted tone and amusing vignette...A must for Constance’s growing fan base."
"Deputy Constance Kopp, of Bergen County, N.J., comes under scrutiny during the brutal 1916 election season in bestseller Stewart’s fraught fourth Kopp Sisters novel ... 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."
“I have enjoyed Amy Stewart’s Miss Kopp adventures since the beginning, and this fourth novel is just as good as the first. With a feminist edge and true historical details, Amy Stewart has brought Constance Kopp to life in such a well-developed and interesting manner; not only are the characters exemplary, but the story is grabbing and exciting as well. I hope this is not the end of Constance and her sisters, because WWI is on the brink and I think they would be the perfect small-town heroines for the fight.”
"A refreshing look at a fascinating historical period and the life of an early policewoman, Kopp, whose true-life adventures inspired this series."
"Any novel that features the Kopp Sisters is going to be a riotous, unforgettable adventure. "— Bustle
"Aside from its plot, fine character development and nicely timed humor, the novel excels in revisiting a vanished time, place and sensibility."
"The talented author has made a well-researched, rollicking story out of the three of them and Sheriff Heath, so that the reader can experience a flavor of life for women in the early 1900s in New Jersey just before the war."
"This is a fast-paced, enormously fun novel, written in the most compelling of voices. Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit is a pleasure not to be missed."
"The fourth, funniest and best of the Miss Kopp books... it's great fun — fans of the Maisie Dobbs series will love it — and a timely reminder that women have been fighting the equity battle for generations."
"A terrific historical mystery series"— Weekend Sport
"Highly engaging without sanitising the attitudes of the times."
"Feisty Constance Kopp, a deputy sheriff in 1916 Hackensack, N.J., has her justice-focused hands full with chasing thieves, helping a maltreated woman, and battling corrupt politicians who are revving up their toxic rhetoric during an election year."
"The book explores victimization, powerlessness, and grief, but also explores strength and resilience and hope. Above all, it’s incredibly exciting, funny, and entertaining."
"This series is a terrific historical venture, founded in fact and highly engaging without ever attempting to sanitise the attitudes of the times. Stewart utilises plenty of wit and verve, truculent and vividly imagined characters and intrigue to offer her own interpretation of the real Constance Kopp and her feisty sisters."