The bestselling author of Girl Waits With Gun returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp sisters.
In 1915, lady cops were not expected to chase down fugitives on the streets of New York City. But Constance Kopp never did what anyone expected.
After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs, Constance Kopp has earned her place as the nation’s first female deputy sheriff. She’s proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when a con man escapes from jail on her watch, she must find him before he disappears completely, and she ends up right back where she started — unemployed.
‘A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I’ve seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness.’
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‘Lady Cop Makes Trouble is a keeper. The satisfaction of watching Constance out-work and out-detective her male colleagues is enormous, and knowing that she really existed only makes it better. Let’s hear it for ladies throughout history making trouble.’
Constance Grady, Vox
‘Both a gem of rediscovered female history and a pleasingly page-turning crime novel.’
Annie Rutherford, The Skinny
‘Stewart combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early 20th-century New York with the story of three women determined to live on their own terms … This is one of the best mystery novels of the year with entertaining characters based on meticulous research, understated humour, and an accurate snapshot of the times.’
‘Stewart’s meticulous research provides the reader with a wealth of period detail.’
The Irish Times