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Lady Cop Makes Trouble

(Kopp Sisters #2)

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  5,794 ratings  ·  961 reviews
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, ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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George Through, yes; at, no--you'd have to place a hold on it. But as of tonight, there are "27 of 67 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries" in hard…moreThrough, yes; at, no--you'd have to place a hold on it. But as of tonight, there are "27 of 67 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries" in hard copy, regular-sized print.

Which the questioner could have found as easily as I through https://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home?..., after marking "Show Results from All Libraries".(less)
Carol While I very much enjoyed the first two Constance Kopp books I don't think they are as good as Jacqueline Windspear's Maisie Dobbs. What makes Maisy…moreWhile I very much enjoyed the first two Constance Kopp books I don't think they are as good as Jacqueline Windspear's Maisie Dobbs. What makes Maisy Dobbs better is that each one has a theme and we learn so much about the time period. We see the transition of British life in the early 20th century from wealthy families with servants to a more egalitarian society. And Maisie very definitely does have a life outside of work. The descriptions in the Stewart books do depict the time period but not in the depth of Windspear.(less)

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Elyse Walters
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"Lots to love...lots of fun! Immediately I was back home with with
Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp on their farm outside New Jersey.

Constance and Norma, were satisfied - living out in the country. They were past the age of needing to be with lots of other friends. Fleurette, being much younger...( 18 years of age), was restless. She had dreams of going to New York to perform on stage, but Constance and Norma convince her to stay home for safety reasons. So, they enrolled her in a music and
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Linda
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Lady Cop Makes Trouble through Goodreads Giveaways. My thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and to Amy Stewart.

Just sayin': Don't mess with a determined woman breakin' through a suspendered man's world in 1915.....or any time for that matter.

Constance Kopp has the bruises to prove that she is more than capable to be appointed as one of the nation's first female deputies in New Jersey. But the same laws that fight to keep criminals in jail also fight to keep women out of the f
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Margitte
Constance Kopp is back in full force: headstrong, determined, dedicated.

It turned out that society and the laws of 1915 did not quite provide for women to become deputy sheriffs. What started out exciting, turned out to hang in the balance, when Sheriff Heath told her that she cannot be officially appointed, but that she can work as a matron at the jailhouse until it can happen within the next month.

Constance was disappointed, but determined to succeed. Well, it did not quite play out as she pl
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Renata
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pure fun is what I call this entertaining series of lighter-fare historical fiction mysteries set in the early 1900's. Amy Stewart breathes true life into her characters be they male or female and Constance Kopp (not a cleverly created name, but the actual name of this true-to-life woman with the courage of ten men and the determination to live a life on her terms) defied expectations for women of her time to create her share of sensational headlines in New York and New Jersey.
Amy Stewart, who
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Connie
This entertaining historical mystery is a sequel to Girl Waits with Gun. Sheriff Heath appoints Constance Kopp as a deputy sheriff, but the law is a bit ambiguous about women qualifying for that position in 1915. Constance is a tall, sturdy woman who loves the challenge of her new career. When the imprisoned con man Baron von Matthesius escapes, the jobs of both Sheriff Heath and Constance are threatened. Constance can be tough when she's on von Matthesius' trail, but she also has a softer side ...more
Esil
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars. Lady Cop Makes Trouble is a sequel to Girl Waits With Gun. I read both books back to back. This time, I read Lady Cop knowing that these books are based on a true story. Constance Kopp -- real name -- became a police officer in rural New Jersey in 1917, when it first became legal for women to become police officers. The book focuses on a couple of cases Kopp was involved in and the dynamics of trying to be taken seriously as a female police officer in the early 20th century. As with t ...more
Carol
Jun 15, 2016 added it
Shelves: fiction, series
Blending brains with a bit of brawn and fiction with a bit of fact, Amy Stewart’s The Kopp Sisters Series #2 is #1 in my book.

The Hook After reading Girl Waits With Gun I would beg, borrow and steal to read Lady Cop Makes Trouble. Thank heavens Edelweiss and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt kept me an honest woman by allowing me access to read the e-galley due to be published September 6, 2016

The Line Due to the publisher’s request I must forgo any great lines from the e-galley/ Fear not there are wor
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Marilyn C.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
3.5 Stars

This is a fun and entertaining book that takes you on another adventure with Constance Kopp, New Jersey’s first female deputy. This book is the second in the series following “Girl Waits with Gun", and has a return appearance of Constance’s sisters, Norma and Fleurette, as well as Sheriff Heath. I felt this book was not as strong as the first in the series, and at times even seemed to drag a bit. I still found myself rooting for Constance as she tries to establish herself as a deputy in
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Pamela
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Amy Stewart, I'm a Kopp Sister fan!! Keep writing them, and I'll keep reading them - along with a million and one other savvy readers.

Such an enjoyable, superbly and cleanly written historical-mystery series. This second installment - Lady Cop Makes Trouble - was every bit as enjoyable as the first: Girl Waits with Gun. And then some.... However, there is one distinct difference between the two novels. Instead of the Kopp Sisters collectively being the primary focus, as per th
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Marianne
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady Cop Makes Trouble is the second book in the Kopp Sisters series by NYT best-selling American author, Amy Stewart. While she has been a very active Deputy for Sheriff Robert Heath at Hackensack for two months, Constance Kopp learns that her job is not as secure as she had hoped. Two months later, Constance is filling the role of jail matron for the female prisoners while she waits for her badge: as an elected official, Heath has found obtaining approval for employing the first female deputy ...more
Bonnie
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“‘Lady Cop Makes Trouble.’ That’s our headline.”
“Am I making trouble for the sheriff or the criminals?” I asked.
“Both, at the moment. You’ll be famous either way.”


The year is 1915 and Constance Kopp couldn’t be more pleased with her new role as the first female deputy in Bergen County, New Jersey. Her happiness comes to a crashing halt when Sheriff Heath advises her that the law allowing women to be police officers doesn’t necessarily apply to wome
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Stephanie Anze
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
After besting Henry Kaufman and his band of thugs, Constance Kopp is named the first female deputy. Her appointment, however, is not praised by everyone and sheriff Heath is under constant criticism and thus can not confirm her new role. Matters further complicate when a convict escapes under Constances watch and both her and sheriff Heaths jobs are in jeopardy. It is up to Miss Kopp to clear up the sheriffs name as well as her own.

Fairly recently I read Girl Waits with Gun and loved it. The seq
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Cindy Burnett
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Having not read the first in this series, I was unsure what it would be like to jump into this book without the backstory. I am happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed Lady Cop Makes Trouble and didn’t feel the story was hard to follow at all. Constance Kopp, who is based on a real woman of the same name, has proven herself in the previous installment and become a deputy sheriff, albeit without a badge yet. As Lady Cop Makes Trouble opens in the year 1915, Constance finds out that her position may be ...more
Susan Johnson
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I am so glad to have stumbled upon this book. It's just a great book based on a real life person, Constance Kopp, who was New Jersey's first female deputy sheriff in 1915. Kopp worked for the very progressive Sheriff Heath as they both struggled to make the situation work. Unfortunately Kopp was guarding a prisoner in a stressful situation who escaped. She was demoted to jail matron and Heath was put in a bad position.

For reasons I don't quite understand, the sheriff is held personally
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Deanna
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The second book of this series does not disappoint. It’s a bit more serious in tone, making it a richer read. Not a mystery really, but a cat and mouse police procedural —sort of— set in the early twentieth century in New Jersey and New York. The plot was good enough and a story well told. The character development was even more interesting, and I like it that way.
Rachel
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Girl Waits with Gun was one of my favorite books I read last year - I thought it was a fun and delightful story with vibrant characters that I found unexpectedly moving. Lady Cop Makes Trouble is a formidable attempt at continuing Constance Kopp's story, but for me, it just lacked the magic of Girl Waits with Gun.

My main problem is that I think this actually would have been much better suited to a short story than a novel. The overarching plot - prisoner escapes, Constance tracks him down - is s
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Rosa Dracos99
Segundo libro protagonizado por Constance Kopp, que existió realmente y fue la primera mujer nombrada ayudante de sheriff. Mientras que la primera novela describe lo que realmente le sucedió a Constance y como llegó a ser ayudante de sheriff; este segundo libro (según explica la propia autora) atribuye a Constance algunos hechos publicados en los periódicos de la época y protagonizados por mujeres policía, entre ellas la misma Constance.
Como en el anterior, seguimos conociendo todos los obstácul
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Barbara (The Bibliophage)
This second book in the series was good fun, although I preferred the first book. I love Constance for her tenacity and grit. But there were a few times I had more empathy for her boss, Sheriff Heath. Amy Stewart blends fact, fiction, and social commentary once again. It’s well worth a read or listen!

Full review at TheBibliophage.
Tiffy
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! I adore the main characters. This sequel was just as good as the first book and I can't wait to read the 3rd installment when it comes out later this year.
K.D. Winchester
Another successful adventure of the Kopp sisters. I love the audiobook and can't get enough of these women.
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the second installment of the Kopp Sisters series, Constance is frustrated that her job as a deputy may not be considered legitimate by the government.  She ends up overseeing the women held in lock-up until Sheriff Heath can get the situation squared away and get her the badge he knows she deserves. Determined to prove herself, she offers to stand guard at the hospital room of a prisoner during an emergency.
Unfortunately, the prisoner escapes in the chaos and Constance will stop at nothing t
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♥ Sandi ❣
In this second book about Constance Kopp, following Girl Waits With Gun, we again are greeted with not only Constance, but her sisters, Norma and Fleurette, and the rugged Sheriff Robert Heath - Constance's boss. Constance has been unofficially named as the first female deputy sheriff of Hackensack, Bergen County New Jersey.
Constance inadvertently lets a criminal, Dr Herman Von Matthesius, escape from his hospital room during a power outage. Knowing that Sheriff Heath can be jailed for losing a
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Julie
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved reading more about Constance and her sisters! Charming and funny, this one kept me reading to find out if and when Constance would become a deputy. Highly recommend!
Ian
Constance Kopp returns in the second instalment of the Kopp Sisters series. In this episode she finds herself hunting down a con artist who has preyed on the weak and infirm all the while she is doing battle with the patriarchal society that is 1915 New Jersey.

The sheriff promised her a badge but after months of waiting she is still working as female prison guard. Then she makes a mistake that not only threatens her job but could also land the Sheriff behind bars.


It's hard to know what to say
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Tara Chevrestt
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Last year I threw a man against a wall when he made me angry. I'd been trying not to do that anymore."

This is a terrific, fun historical mystery novel. I regret that I missed out on reading the first one. I'd had a digital ARC on a Kindle that was unfortunately stolen.

We have a really spunky heroine here, not without her flaws, as she does let a criminal get away. She's one of the New Jersey's first lady deputies--only there's a hold up with her actual badge. She's a jail matron when she's not
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Karin
3.5 stars rounded up

Constance Kopp has been demoted to prison matron, since it's not quite clear if she can remain a deputy legally yet. The plot begins to thicken when she is called over to the hospital to translate for an ill prisoner who refuses to speak anything but German. However, it turns out he is a con man somehow faking or causing his symptoms, and he escapes from the hospital, leaving the Sheriff in a pickle since he could go to jail for losing a prisoner. This would also mean the end
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Malcolm
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Constance Kopp is back! Introduced in "Girl Waits with Gun", Constance is now a full fledged Deputy Sheriff.

But when a mysterious con man manages to escape while on Constance's watch, her tenure as a deputy is put in jeopardy. Defying the wishes of her mentor and boss, Sheriff Heath, and with no sound idea of how she will do it, she ventures to NY City to track down the escaped criminal.

Along the way, we are reintroduced to Constance's sisters, opinionated Norma and stage struck Fleurette.

Whil
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Linda
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Linda by: GoodReads Giveaway
Shelves: fiction, 2016, chcpl, hardback
I sure like this books and hope that there is another in Amy Stewart's and my future. This is the second story of the Kopp sisters. The middle one, Constance, became the first female deputy sheriff in the U.S. (in NJ) in 1915. The people and events are true, but conversations and some details have been shuffled to make a good story.
Ms. Stewart does her research and has a list of notes at the end of the book to explain where she got her information.
These are slightly humorous quick reads that sti
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Laura
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I really enjoyed this book, but it's not quite as good as the first book in my opinion. I think the major thing for me was that there wasn't as much of Norma and Fleurette in this one, and one of my favorite things about the first book was the three sisters together because their dynamic and relationship is so great. So I was really aware of their absence which kind of bummed me out. I also felt it dragged a teeny bit in the middle and it was kind of like, "Okay, and when is Constance going to g ...more
Becki
3.75/5 - Just because I didn't like this one as much as the first book, probably because we spent less time with Norma and Fleurette, and I didn't find the mystery/case as engaging. Still a great series and I love the author's note/research!
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Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, The Drunken Botanist, and Wicked Plants.

She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon.

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Kopp Sisters (5 books)
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