Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

by Stewart, Amy,

Format: Large Print 2017
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print Fiction LP STEWART Amy
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Summary
New York Times Bestselling AuthorIndie Next PickA Kopp Sisters NovelSMLDeputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. So she uses her authority to investigate and defend them when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who forces Constance to reckon with her ideas of how a woman should behave.
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 ; bk. 3.
#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 Women detectives -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Large type books.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918 -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781432842499
1432842498
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