Amy Stewart on history, fiction and crime-fighting women
A gardening memoir. A mystery set in the middle of hotly contested local election in 1916, Constance Kopp, one of the America’s first deputy sheriffs, battles prejudice as a woman is declared insane in peculiar circumstances. Amy Stewart, author of the Kopp Sisters crime novels
Author Amy Stewart is an old friend of AbeBooks. For good measure, here’s a complete list of Amy’s books so far. Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects. An overview of the global flower business. Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions. Girl Waits With Gun. Lady Cop Makes Trouble. The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. Alcohol and plants. Constance Kopp tracks down an escaped prisoner. Released in September, this is a mystery set in the middle of hotly contested local election. An illustrated compendium of poisonous insects. In September, Amy’s latest novel is released. The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks. Called Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, this book is the fourth installment in the Kopp Sisters series. More Kopp sleuthing with young women arrested on morality charges. A natural history of this under-rated creature. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. She is also the co-owner of Eureka Books, a used and rare bookshop in Northern California, so she understands the book business better than most authors. From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden. Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful. Amy’s fiction debut, an historical novel based on the adventures of Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette. An illustrated compendium of poisonous plants. We’ve been following her writing career for many years and saw her move from non-fiction to historical crime fiction in 2015. Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit. Amy is interviewed in our latest Behind the Bookshelves podcast where she speaks about the real Constance Kopp, her readership, her research methods, and the book she just purchased from Powell’s in Portland, Oregon.