Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

by Stewart, Amy,

Format: Book on CD 2017
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As a female deputy sheriff in 1916, Constance Kopp's livelihood defies convention, so she's particularly alarmed by Hackensack's sharp increase in morality charges against young women who've flouted their parents' authority. In timid Edna Heustis' case, Constance's investigation reveals that her young inmate actually left home to contribute to the WWI effort, and the judge dismisses Edna's charges. Sixteen-year-old Minnie Davis' case, however, proves more challenging. She and her boyfriend used a forged marriage certificate to cohabitate, and Minnie's family demands that she serve a reformatory sentence. As Constance tries to help Minnie, her own daughter, Fleurette (raised for 18 years as Constance's sister), runs away with a traveling vaudeville act. Fully aware of the irony, Constance straddles both sides of the morality laws as she struggles to keep her no-nonsense sister, Norma, from using the law to bring Fleurette back. Constance is a blunt, idealistic narrator whose descriptions of the period's injustices against women, especially in the dehumanizing state reformatory system, are a gripping contrast to Hackensack's polite society. Perfect for book groups.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Stewart's third novel in her clever and original Kopp Sisters series (after Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble) continues the thorny adventures of Constance Kopp, New Jersey's first female deputy sheriff. The earlier books featured Constance establishing herself as an effective law enforcement officer in a male-dominated profession, determined she can do whatever a male deputy can do. Here, however, there is little crime-fighting and less suspense, as Stewart focuses instead on the very real social, economic, and legal restrictions on women in 1916, and on the prickly relationships between Constance and her two sisters, Norma and Fleurette. Constance and Norma are middle-aged spinsters; Fleurette is 18 and dreams of a stage career as a singer and dancer. When Fleurette runs off to join the vaudeville troupe May Ward and Her Eight Dresden Dolls, Norma fears Fleurette might be held against her will in bad conditions. Meanwhile, Constance must supervise the female prisoners in the county jail, protect young girls from overzealous prosecution for the moral crime of waywardness, and apologize for a colossal and hilarious show business misunderstanding. Though the least action-packed of the three novels, this latest volume is by far the funniest. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Stewart, Amy. Kopp sisters novel.
#1 - Girl waits with gun
#2 - Lady Cop makes trouble
#3 - Miss Kopp's midnight confessions
#4 - Miss Kopp just won't quit
#5 - Kopp Sisters on the march
#6 - Dear Miss Kopp
Subjects Policewomen -- New Jersey -- Hackensack -- Fiction.
Sheriffs -- New Jersay -- Hackensack -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918 -- Fiction.
Hackensack (N.J.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Moore, Christina, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Christina Moore.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781490667096
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