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Girl Waits With Gun

(2015)
(The first book in the Kopp Sisters series)
A novel by

 
 
A National Bestseller
New York Times Editors' Choice
A September 2015 Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter
One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy"
One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books
One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall"

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

Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Amy Stewart s debut novel 'Girl Waits With Gun' is an irresistible and thoroughly enjoyable book, a suspenseful historical mystery spiced with marvelouscharacters, wit, and humor. Is it too soon to beg for a sequel?" - Jennifer Chiaverini

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Girl 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

"Amy Stewarthas craftedthe best kind of historical novel; she uncovers an intriguing, all-but-forgotten historical nugget and spins it into a wildly entertaining tale with an engaging, tough-minded heroine. 'Girl Waits With Gun' hits the bulls-eye." - Daniel Stashower


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Used availability for Amy Stewart's Girl Waits With Gun

Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girl Waits With Gun (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
ISBN: 1-4104-8512-9 / 978-1-4104-8512-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
ISBN: 0-544-40991-4 / 978-0-544-40991-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun (1) (A Kopp Sisters Novel)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
ISBN: 0-544-80083-4 / 978-0-544-80083-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Girl Waits With Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
ISBN: 1-925228-57-6 / 978-1-925228-57-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girl Waits With Gun (Costco edition)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
ISBN: 1-328-79921-2 / 978-1-328-79921-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Girl Waits With Gun (Kopp sisters Book 1)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Amy Stewart
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA