Amy Stewart

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Listen in this week to hear Amy Stewart. We’ll be talking with the NYT bestselling author about her latest, LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016).

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 Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The Drunken Botanist, and Wicked Plants. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award.

Amy’s latest book is LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), the second in the series about Constance Kopp, one of the first deputy sheriffs in the country in the early 1900’s.

National publications Amy has written for include the Washington Post and the New York Times, and she’s appeared frequently on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and, just once – on TLC’s Cake Boss.

Amy hails from Arlington, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas. She and her husband live in northern California own the bookstore, Eureka Books.

The first in the Constance Kopp series, GIRL WAITS WITH A GUN received rave reviews from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, People, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, the Dallas Morning News and the Newark Star Ledger. Elizabeth Banks’ production company has optioned the GIRL WAITS WITH GUN for a limited TV series.

In Praise of LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016),

“Constance Kopp is one of the most fascinating characters in recent mystery fiction. The fact that Stewart bases her on a real person and uses real events in her plots make Constance even more fascinating….Lady Cop Makes Trouble is one of the best mystery novels of the year: wonderful and very entertaining characters based on meticulous research, understated humor, and an accurate snapshot of the times just prior to America’s entry in WWI. One could hunt for a downside to Amy Stewart’s series, but it would be a vain search. Kudos to Amy Stewart and Constance Kopp. May there be many more sequels to follow.” —New York Journal of Books

“Amy Stewart continues the fictional adventures of Miss Constance Kopp in LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE. Constance is based on a real woman who, just prior to World War I, became a deputy sheriff in New Jersey, one of the first of her kind in the country. And yes, she does make trouble. Escaped convicts don’t stand a chance against this adventurous woman, as Stewart crafts a heady brew of mystery and action in a fast-moving, craftily written novel that’s fueled by actual news headlines of the day.” BookPage

“It’s ‘True Grit,’ New York style. Stewart delivers the second novel in her series based on the real-life antics of Constance Kopp, one of the few female deputy sheriffs who lived 100 years ago. With encouragement from her two sisters, Constance tracks a German con man through the streets of the Big Apple. The book’s title is inspired by several actual newspaper headlines of the time about the small number of women who worked in law enforcement.”New York Post

For more information, please see Amy’s website. You can also keep up with her on Twitter and Facebook.