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 election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future–and her own…
I’ve been reading this series for a while now and I seriously recommend it to everyone. They’re not really mystery novels, but they narrate the life and adventures of the Kopp Sisters, especially Constance, who is one of the US first deputy sheriffs (based on a real-life character). And it’s definitely a great piece of historical fiction!
Like the other books in the series, Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit moves at a fast pace during its 300 pages and never gets boring thanks to the witty dialogue and its great characters. I loved the way Amy Stewart describes Constance relationship with the female inmates and I really enjoyed learning more about their background.
In Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, Constance is trying to help a woman who’s been committed to an asylum. But something doesn’t feel right and Deputy Kopp knows that the woman isn’t crazy at all… so why is the husband trying to get rid of her? This is not the first book that I’ve read about a similar topic (The Ballroom), and it never ceases to shock me how women were so easily sent to asylums only a hundred years ago. I still can’t believe this would happen.
Besides that plot, there was also a political storyline that showed how some men treated Constance just because she was a female deputy sheriff. But what does the ending mean? I honestly don’t know how they’re going to continue the series after that. It’s definitely a game changer…
One thing I know for sure is that I always read the books in this series super quickly, and they never take me more than a couple days to finish. In the end, The Kopp Sisters series is an enjoyable, feminist, and fun series that I hope to continue reading for many more years.
Thanks to the publishers for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review