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Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

(Kopp Sisters #3)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  3,474 ratings  ·  633 reviews
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
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Published September 5th 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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E-galley generously provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Edelweiss and Author, Amy Stewart for an honest review. To be published September 5, 2017.

The Kopp Sisters are back in this new historically based romp. There’s just enough spunk to rank this series above a cozy but vanilla enough for readers seeking a gentler read.

Constance Kopp, Deputy Sheriff, has her hands full this outing with her female prisoners accused of dubious crimes by a relentless prosecutor resulting in their l
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irons bars. Jingling jailhouse keys. A shiny badge and a hidden gun.

Constance was not a woman who was troubled by the idea of shoving a man.......

Have mercy! The Kopp Sisters are back in the third book of this rough and tumble series by Amy Stewart. Constance, a newly appointed sheriff's deputy in Hackensack, New Jersey, is like the snap and pop that you get out of a freshly chewed chunk of bubblegum. Quick and clever, she knows only too well the daily barricades placed i
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am so enjoying this series.Constance Koop is a marvellous woman, completely bucking the system at a time when American women were absolutely second class citizens and everything was against them being independent individuals.

In Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions Constance starts to stand up for the human rights of the girls in her care. She understands that it is possible to rehabilitate some of them and not send them all off to the reformatory, prison or the asylum.

I am very concer
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I love this series for the strong female characters, particular Constance the lady cop (technically in this book she is the deputy sheriff) who is big and strong and smart and doesn't fit nicely into a phone booth or a trolley bench. You can enjoy the story by itself, but I think it is most remarkable knowing how much of this is based on historical fact. Amy Stewart has done her research, from the characters to the scenarios to the legal situation. Young women are thrown in jail because their mo ...more
Connie G
Set around 1916 with World War I looming, this historical novel has a strong theme of righting the injustices done to young women. Constance Kopp, a deputy sheriff, was in charge of the women in the Hackensack, New Jersey jail. Young women were arrested for waywardness when they left home without their parents' permission to seek jobs in the city. The women could not afford defense attorneys and faced a possible sentence to years in a reformatory. Constance stepped up to the plate, investigating ...more
Cindy Burnett
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book! I just cannot say enough good things about it. The characters are simply outstanding – many of them based on real people – and so much fun to read about. Constance is my favorite, and Amy Stewart has graced her with so many fabulous and often cleverly hilarious lines. In Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, the author has created two plot lines that dovetail together perfectly. In her role as a female deputy sheriff in 1916, Constance is grappling with young independent women bei ...more
This was another entertaining episode in this series based on the real Constance Kopp, the first female deputy sheriff. In 1916 she has finally been given her deputy's badge after being in the job for over a year. In her role of deputy sheriff she is also matron of the jail in Hackensack and responsible for the care of the female prisoners. A number of her current cases involve girls caught up in the morality laws of the time and charged with waywardness or immorality simply by leaving home to f ...more
♥ Sandi ❣
3.5 stars

The Kopp Sisters series is going to end all too soon for me, I am sure. Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is the third book of the series and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Based on the real life of Constance Kopp, this fictional series is informative of the time, humorous in it's tone and both warm and spirited in it's story line.

Moving back in time to when the female was still owned and an object of the time, this series recalls the beginning of the female detective. Well ahead of her tim
I'm starting to wonder if Girl Waits with Gun was a one-off stroke of brilliance. I loved the first novel in this historical fiction series based on the life of one of the first female deputy sheriffs in the U.S., but its sequel, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, didn't quite live up to the high bar Stewart had set for herself. I had higher hopes for Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions at first, but I think I ultimately wanted to like this more than I did.

The premise of this novel is the most interesting to me of the
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions: Absolutely as fabulous as the first two books in the Kopp Sisters' series. SIMPLY MARVELOUS! I loved it! Cover to cover, everything in between.

Amy Stewart, I tip my hat to you! Not only are your historical crime procedurals a delight to read, they are respectably written with genteel decorum, evenly paced, sociologically interesting, era/historical enlightening, feminine empowering and celebratory. Plus, they are never gimmicky or sensationalized. And they're oh so compuls
Stephanie Anze
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Kopp is always a cop, no matter where she goes and what she does. Isn't that right, Sheriff?"

Constance Kopp has just been officially named the first female Sheriff's Deputy of Hackensack, New Jersey. Having been working alongside Sheriff Heath since her case against Henry Kaufman, this is quite a novelty. Among her main duties is to be matron of the female sector of the jail. Deputy Kopp is troubled to constantly receive girls and women on charges of waywardness and moral depravity.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awesome! I adored book 1, gobbled book 2, but book 3 is quite the standout. I love that the sisters are more developed and Stewart's eye for historical detail. If you've only ever read her nonfiction (if you haven't, you should), you know the author is a wonderful storyteller, fiction gives her an even wider stage. This novel is absolutely delightful.

*Disclosure: I work for HMH, but I do not review HMH titles unless I feel extremely strongly about them as a reader. They have to be so
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is the third book in the Kopp Sisters series by NYT best-selling American author, Amy Stewart. As Deputy Sheriff and Matron of Hackensack jail, Constance Kopp deals with several so-called morality cases where young girls, often runaways, are arrested for Waywardness or Illegal Cohabitation. Detective Courter and Paterson’s only female police officer, Mrs Belle Headison, are of the opinion that these girls need to be sent to the reformatory until they attain 21, w ...more
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
I'm on a roll with this series!  It's tough to put down because I love the combination of historical fiction/cozy mystery.  The characters are fun and familiar now and any time a woman is punished for something ridiculous, I have this extreme girl power moment where I'm like, "Hellllllll no.  Well, obviously Constance won't put up with this!"

The book opens with Constance settling in to her job now that she's officially a deputy.  She's in charge of the female inmates and is tired of
Susan Johnson
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am enjoying these Kopp Sisters books more and more. This is the third in the series and based on the real life of Constance Kopp, the first deputy female sheriff in New Jersey. This book is set in 1916 and women do not have the right to vote yet. It reminds us that we have not even been able to vote for a hundred years.

This story involves the local authorities locking up young women in reformatories if they decide they don't want to live at home any more (even after 18) and hand
This was another excellent installment in the Constance Kopp series! I really enjoyed that Stewart moved a little outside the Kopp family for the plots woven together in this book, though at the same time, I missed the charming back-and-forth between the sisters that was so much an integral part of the first book. Even though I realize that Edna Heustis's situation is meant to show Constance that it's time to let Fleurette fly the nest, I found it a little difficult to swallow that Constance wou ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a fun series based on true characters. It's quite a history lesson on how women used to get arrested for "morality" - leaving home to find work and mom wants her daughter back at home to help with housework -- or living together before marriage. The way women are treated is marginally better today! I love to read the exploits of Constance Kopp and the end is so great with Amy Stewart's historical notes. This is just the book/series to read when you need a break from heavy/dark ficti ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Without meaning to slight Girl Waits with Gun or Lady Cop makes Trouble, this is the best constructed novel in this series. There's a unity of theme, stories that complement each other, and a level of (honest) introspection from the characters that we haven't seen before. That said, I don't think I enjoyed it nearly as much as I did the others. So it's a little bit of a trade-off.

We are treated to three stories of young/>This
Constance Kopp is not like most women. It is 1916 and she is one of the first female deputy sheriffs in the country. And when she is dealing with her female charges at the Bergen County Jail, Constance questions the conventional thinking of the times.

The story focuses on two young women who left home for varying reasons, ended up working in factories, and were brought to the jail on vague “morality” charges that could keep them locked up for years. But Constance is not willing to give up on the
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Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the third and final book in the Kopp sisters adventure stories. Set in 1916, Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp comes to the rescue of young women who have been locked up in her jail on alleged morality charges. Constance is the only person who will stand up for their rights. But her modern beliefs are tested when her youngest sister Fleurette secretly runs off and joins a travelling dance company. Readers will really enjoy this light-hearted detective story.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My wife and I disagree about this one. My three stars are due to the likable cast of characters, but plotwise, I found this one lacking. It felt like it was designed to teach readers about how morality laws affected women, instead of to entertain us with the Kopp sisters' antics.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoy Amy Stewart's series featuring Constance Kopp, who was the first under Sheriff in Bergen County, New Jersey in the 1910s and I am not sure why this took me so long to finish. It was on my ereader which is NOT my favorite way to read; I am much better reading paper. I plowed through the last 80% of this story in a couple of days. In this episode, Constance is dealing with a couple of girls who have left their dreary farm lives and come to Bergen County to work in factories preparin ...more
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is the first of Amy Stewart's Kopp Sisters series that I've read. I didn't feel that I needed an orientation to the Kopp Sisters that wasn't provided by Amy Stewart in this book. So for me Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions could stand alone.

I really liked Constance Kopp's intervention to restore freedom to young women who had been condemned as "wayward". This is based on the concept that women are property who couldn't have aspirations or ambitions of
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a cozy historical crime fiction (think cozy mystery without the mystery).

Despite being the third book in the series, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessionals reads well as a standalone. The main characters come with baggage but there's enough backstory included in the present day setting that the reader doesn't feel lost with what's happened in the previous books.

Constance is an interesting character and the author ensures she gets page time not only in
I loved this blue cover. After reading Girl Waits With Gun I just had to read Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions. Following the true story of Constance Kopp, one of America's first female deputy sheriffs and her two remarkable sisters.

The part I liked the best was what was in a paper.
NEW YORK Constance A. Kopp, the lady sheriff bustled into police headquarters last night and said she had a warrant for a man for white slavery and wanted assistance of the New York
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I received this from in exchange for a review.

Book 3 of the Kopp Sisters find Constance in the middle of another delicate situation. She is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will.

I wanted to like this more but I didn't enjoy this book as much as the
Under-deputy Constance Kopp is outraged when an innocent young woman is arrested at the request of her mother because she got a job and left home, even though she is legally able to do so. She is also miffed when another young woman is arrested and publicly shamed for lack of morals but the same charges aren't brought against the man she was living with, although an ambitious prosecutor wants him charged with white slavery.

While dealing with this, her youngest sister (we all know she
Linda Munro
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is May’s choice for my book club.

These books fictionalize the life of Constance Kopp and her sisters, although the audience knows that the youngest sister, Fleurette is in reality Constance’s illegitimate daughter.

Outraged when young women are brought into the Hackensack jail under questionable charges of moral depravity, Deputy Constance Kopp mounts her own investigation into the charges. Constance feels that her newest charge, a strong-willed eighteen-year-old named Edna Heus
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves historical novels
Enjoyable read. I do like the characters in this series. This outing deals primarily with the concept of 'wayward girls' in which parents or others could report a young woman if she wanted to leave home to work or live on her own, despite the reasons the girl may have had to leave. It's 1916 and American 'boys' are training for overseas fighting and many want to assure that they will not be weakened by contact with bad girls! There is almost no one who will speak for or stand up for these girls. ...more
I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

Another solid addition to the series! I highlighted so many passages where Constance sets about applying logic and human compassion to the unjust, sexist laws of the time.

One oddity: My chapter 29 was a blank page followed immediately by chapter 30, so I'll be interested to read what appears in the final version.
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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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