Stewart, Amy Girl Waits with Gun

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Girl Waits with Gun

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“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."—Elizabeth Gilbert "How could you not fall in love with a book about one of the first female deputy sheriffs and her sisters--especially when it’s written by the enthralling Amy Stewart? Full of long-held secrets, kicked-up dust, simmering danger, and oh yes, that gun—this gritty romp illuminates one of history’s strongest women with a hold-your-breath panache."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You "Stewart crafts a solid, absorbing novel based on real-life events—though they're unusual enough to seem invented. Stewart deftly tangles and then unwinds a complicated plot with nice period detail...More adventures involving gutsy Constance, quietly determined Sheriff Heath, and a lively cast of supporting characters would be most welcome."—Kirkus, starred

"A sheer delight to read and based on actual events, this debut historical mystery packs the unexpected, the unconventional, and a serendipitous humor into every chapter. Details from the historical record are accurately portrayed by villains and good guys alike, and readers will cross their fingers for the further adventures of Constance and Sheriff Heath. For fans of the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood, and the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Laurie R. King."—Booklist, starred “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."—Elizabeth Gilbert "How could you not fall in love with a book about one of the first female deputy sheriffs and her sisters--especially when it’s written by the enthralling Amy Stewart? Full of long-held secrets, kicked-up dust, simmering danger, and oh yes, that gun—this gritty romp illuminates one of history’s strongest women with a hold-your-breath panache."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of YouGirl Waits With Gun makes excellent use of history to put a fresh spin on classic cop-and-crook types. Amy Stewart's true-life protagonist is a ‘rough and tumble’ version of the early 20th century's New Woman.  She is witty, sharply-drawn, and suffers no fools!”—Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist “Yowza! Amy Stewart’s debut boasts pomaded gangsters, pistol-packin’ dames, kidnappings, shots in the dark, and everything from Girls Gone Wrong to carrier pigeons finding their way home. You might want to stay up all night reading, you might want to lie down on your fainting couch with a cool cloth on your forehead. Either way, you’ll have the time of your life.” —Robert Goolrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Reliable Wife "Girl Waits with Gun is fresh, funny and utterly compelling-- and Constance Kopp and her sisters are not just great investigators, but completely original women. It was a blast from start to finish and I can’t wait to see what Deputy Kopp gets up to next."— Lisa Lutz, author of The Spellman Files, How to Start a Fire, and others “Amy Stewart’s debut novel Girl Waits With Gun is an irresistible and thoroughly enjoyable book, a suspenseful historical mystery spiced with marvelous characters, wit, and humor. Is it too soon to beg for a sequel?” —Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule “Engaging, lively, and substantive, Girl Waits with Gun is a perfect mystery, and the Kopp sisters are my new best friends. Amy Stewart writes about crime as well as she writes about plants and poisons. I loved this book, and will be first in line for the next installment.”—Sara Gran, author of Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway "Stewart crafts a solid, absorbing novel based on real-life events—though they're unusual enough to seem invented. Stewart deftly tangles and then unwinds a complicated plot with nice period detail...More adventures involving gutsy Constance, quietly determined Sheriff Heath, and a lively cast of supporting characters would be most welcome."Kirkus, starred

Praise for Girl Waits With Gun: "Amy Stewart is an even better writer of fiction than she is of nonfiction, and her nonfiction writing is right up there with the best. This novel is a smart, romping, hilarious and touching adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. The fact that it's based on a true story just makes it all the more enjoyable, as you follow the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, resourcefulness, and — of course — the mafia. I loved every page of this rollicking historical tale." — Elizabeth Gilbert Selected Praise for Amy Stewart The Drunken Botanist: New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick Amazon.com's Top 10 Books of Spring 2013 and Top 100 Books of 2013 Washington Post Notable Nonfiction of 2013 Kansas City Star 100 Best Books of 2013 Winner of the 2014 International Association of Culinary Professionals Judges' Choice Award Winner of the 2014 Northern California Book Award “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —New York Times “Amy Stewart's The Drunken Botanist might charm even a committed teetotaler with a flora phobia...Intoxicating but in a fresh, happy, healthy way.” —USA Today, Four Star Review Wicked Bugs:   New York Times bestseller National IndieBound Bestseller   "Enlightening...A cheerful sequel to her 2009 bestseller. Ms. Stewart, who grows poison plants in her garden in Eureka, Calif., likes the dark side." —New York Times   Wicked Plants: New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick An Amazon.com 100 Best Books of 2009 and #1 Best Home & Garden Book of 2009 A Washington Post Best Gardening Book of 2009 An NPR Best Gardening Book of 2009 Winner of the 2010 American Horticultural Society Book Award   "Bram Stoker meets Agatha Christie in this sophisticated little brew of botanical bogeymen." —NPR   "A fascinating, albeit morbid, nonfiction account of the dangers of poisonous plants... Stewart's compelling style along with the attention-grabbing subject matter will keep gardeners riveted." —Washington Post   Flower Confidential:   New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick   "Engaging and scrupulously reported...Flower Confidential is investigative reporting of a gentle sort.” —New York Times "Revelatory...Informative at every level...and commendably fair-minded. Stewart shows in stunning detail that every aspect of producing flowers for the cut-flower market has been abstracted into its elements." —Boston Globe The Earth Moved:   Discovery Channel Book Club Selection Widespread science classroom text   From the Ground Up:   Barnes & Noble 'Discover Great New Authors' Pick

Praise for Girl Waits With Gun: "Amy Stewart is an even better writer of fiction than she is of nonfiction, and her nonfiction writing is right up there with the best. This novel is a smart, romping, hilarious and touching adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. The fact that it's based on a true story just makes it all the more enjoyable, as you follow the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, resourcefulness, and — of course — the mafia. I loved every page of this rollicking historical tale." — Elizabeth Gilbert Selected Praise for Amy Stewart The Drunken Botanist: New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick Amazon.com's Top 10 Books of Spring 2013 and Top 100 Books of 2013 Washington Post Notable Nonfiction of 2013 Kansas City Star 100 Best Books of 2013 Winner of the 2014 International Association of Culinary Professionals Judges' Choice Award Winner of the 2014 Northern California Book Award “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —New York Times “Amy Stewart's The Drunken Botanist might charm even a committed teetotaler with a flora phobia...Intoxicating but in a fresh, happy, healthy way.” —USA Today, Four Star Review Wicked Bugs:   New York Times bestseller National IndieBound Bestseller   "Enlightening...A cheerful sequel to her 2009 bestseller. Ms. Stewart, who grows poison plants in her garden in Eureka, Calif., likes the dark side." —New York Times   Wicked Plants: New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick An Amazon.com 100 Best Books of 2009 and #1 Best Home & Garden Book of 2009 A Washington Post Best Gardening Book of 2009 An NPR Best Gardening Book of 2009 Winner of the 2010 American Horticultural Society Book Award   "Bram Stoker meets Agatha Christie in this sophisticated little brew of botanical bogeymen." —National Public Radio   "A fascinating, albeit morbid, nonfiction account of the dangers of poisonous plants... Stewart's compelling style along with the attention-grabbing subject matter will keep gardeners riveted." —Washington Post   Flower Confidential:   New York Times bestseller Indie Next Pick   "Engaging and scrupulously reported...Flower Confidential is investigative reporting of a gentle sort.” —New York Times "Revelatory...Informative at every level...and commendably fair-minded. Stewart shows in stunning detail that every aspect of producing flowers for the cut-flower market has been abstracted into its elements." —Boston Globe The Earth Moved:   Discovery Channel Book Club Selection Widespread science classroom text   From the Ground Up:   Barnes & Noble 'Discover Great New Authors' Pick

“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."—Elizabeth Gilbert "How could you not fall in love with a book about one of the first female deputy sheriffs and her sisters--especially when it’s written by the enthralling Amy Stewart? Full of long-held secrets, kicked-up dust, simmering danger, and oh yes, that gun—this gritty romp illuminates one of history’s strongest women with a hold-your-breath panache."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of YouGirl Waits With Gun makes excellent use of history to put a fresh spin on classic cop-and-crook types. Amy Stewart's true-life protagonist is a ‘rough and tumble’ version of the early 20th century's New Woman.  She is witty, sharply-drawn, and suffers no fools!”—Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist "Stewart crafts a solid, absorbing novel based on real-life events—though they're unusual enough to seem invented. Stewart deftly tangles and then unwinds a complicated plot with nice period detail...More adventures involving gutsy Constance, quietly determined Sheriff Heath, and a lively cast of supporting characters would be most welcome."—Kirkus, starred

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.    “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.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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