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  • Amy Stewart

    Trailblazing Constance's hard-won job as deputy sheriff is on the line in Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit, the fourth installment of Amy Stewart's Kopp Sisters series. 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...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline-whether they're ready or not-as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I. It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something remarkable: they've banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their farm in New Jersey to join up. When an accident befalls the matron, Constance reluctantly agrees to oversee the camp-much to the alarm of the Kopps' tent-mate, the real-life Beulah Binford, who is seeking refuge...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Stewart renders a vivid portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten, and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?Inspired by Darwin, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure. Witty, offbeat, charming, and ever curious, she unearths the complex web of life beneath our feet and investigates the role earthworms play in cutting-edge science-from toxic cleanups to the study of...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    In 1914, collisions between motor cars and horse-drawn carriages are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. But when an out-of-control driver smashes into a buggy driven by Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, their lives change forever. Constance, the oldest, demands payment for the damages, but quickly realizes that she is dealing with a madman - Henry Kaufman, a silk manufacturer with a drinking problem and a dangerous group of associates. Soon the Kopp home is under siege. The sisters face threats of arson, kidnapping and white slavery. Bricks come flying through their windows, and shots are fired at their house late at night. Even the sheriff can't solve the...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    Life after the war takes an unexpected turn for the Kopp sisters, but soon enough, they are putting their unique detective skills to use in new and daring ways. Winter 1919: Norma is summoned home from France, Constance is called back from Washington, and Fleurette puts her own plans on hold as the sisters rally around their recently widowed sister-in-law and her children. How are the four women going to support themselves? A chance encounter offers Fleurette an exciting, lucrative solution: clandestine legal work for a former colleague of Constance’s. On the sly, she becomes a “professional co-respondent,” posing as the “other woman” in divorce cases so that photographs can...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    'Amy Stewart vuelve a la carga con otra inolvidable aventura protagonizada por las aguerridas hermanas Kopp. En 1915, nadie esperaba que una mujer persiguiera a los fugitivos de la ley por las calles de Nueva York, pero Constance Kopp no hizo nunca lo que los demás esperaban de ella. Tras salir en todos los periódicos cuando, junto a sus dos hermanas, plantó cara al dueño de una fábrica y a sus matones, el honorable sheriff Heath decidió nombrarla su ayudante, convirtiéndola así en una de las primeras oficiales de policía del país. Pero cuando las tretas de un timador empiezan a cuestionar su capacidad para estar a la altura del puesto, poniendo así en peligro su sueño de una...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    '«Constance Kopp, la enérgica heroína de Una chica con pistola, está hecha de la misma pasta que los grandes personajes de las novelas policiacas. Una mujer formidable, tan capaz de empuñar sin miramientos el revólver para atrapar a un criminal, como de soltar un exaltado alegato en favor de la condición de las mujeres». Washington Post Cuando Amy Stewart se topó con un artículo de 1914 que contaba cómo el coche del propietario de una fábrica había embestido la calesa en la que viajaban las hermanas Constance, Norma y Fleurette Kopp, y la manera en que la disputa por los daños causados había derivado en una escalada de amenazas y disparos, que terminaría con Constance...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    'Tras Una chica con pistola y Mujer policía busca problemas, LA NUEVA AVENTURA DE LAS HERMANAS KOPP. «Amy Stewart da una patada a la novela policiaca clásica y acerca al lector la vida de la primera mujer ayudante del sheriff: una novela como excusa para subrayar el discurso reivindicativo femenino y un ejemplo encuadernado de lo que aún queda por hacer». EDURNE PUJOL, El Español Tras conseguir por fin la placa que la acredita como ayudante del sheriff, Constance Kopp está lista para enfrentarse a cualquier cosa. En la cárcel de Hackensack, le horroriza ver que muchas mujeres son acusadas de dudosos cargos de conducta incorregible o de moral depravada, como Edna Heustis, que se...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient of American independence when outrage over a mandate to buy British rather than French...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mould. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world by a family secret. When a ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war as he unleashes his gang. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out that Constance has a knack for outwitting the criminal element, which might just lead her onto a new path in...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    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...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters. After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey--tracking down victims, trailing leads,...read more

  • Amy Stewart

    Split apart by the war effort, the indomitable Kopp sisters take on saboteurs and spies and stand up to the Army brass as they face the possibility that their life back home will never be the same. The U.S. has finally entered World War I. Constance, the oldest of the Kopp sisters, is doing intelligence work on the home front for the Bureau of Investigation while youngest sister and aspiring actress, Fleurette, travels across the country entertaining troops with song and dance. Meanwhile, at an undisclosed location in France, Norma oversees her thwarted pigeon project for the Army Signal Corps. When her roommate, a nurse at the American field hospital, is accused of stealing essential...read more