The feisty, fiery Kopp sisters are back in another unforgettable romp by HWA-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart. When deputy sheriff Constance Kopp notices how many young women are being jailed over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity, she smells a rat. But what can she do to fight the forces of sexism? And how will her principles fare when her own sister, Fleurette, starts misbehaving? Against the backdrop of the First World War, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited page-turner that will delight fans of historical fiction and light-hearted detective fiction alike.
'Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions has strong storytelling, believable characters, often uncomfortable truths and the compelling continuing story of one of the great early characters of the women's independence movement.' * Crime Review * '[The] compelling continuing story of one of the great early characters of the women's independence movement.' -- John Cleal * Crime Review * '[A] quirky crime-busting outing ... An original, often funny, historical fiction series.' * Weekend Sport * 'As with its predecessors, the appealing central character hooks us in to a lively, absorbing story that happens to be (mostly) true.' * Sunday Herald * Stewart's third novel in her clever and original Kopp Sisters series continues the thorn adventures of Constance Kopp. * Publishers Weekly * The cases here are based on the experiences of real women, a technique that Stewart has employed in previous volumes. Collectively, the story lines intersect to create an intriguing window into women's rights and the social mores that women challenged on the eve of World War I. VERDICT A lovely addition for series fans and aficionados of historical fiction. * Library Journal * Constance's ability to hold her own in male-dominated investigations and courtrooms, as well as her determination to present the facts, makes her a welcome 'vision of an entirely different kind of woman', hopefully with more tales to come. Lively and admirable female characters emboldened by their circumstances, impeccably realized and given new life by Stewart. * Kirkus * Perfect for book groups. * Booklist *