Book Review of
Miss Kopps Midnight Confessions
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, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws—and morals—of 1916.
Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.
Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.
This was a good relaxing read. I felt that this book was not quiet as well written as the previous books in the series. I am so glad that I read it and I did enjoy the story line. I recommend this for a fun read especially on a trip.
I don’t buy a lot of full priced books for my Kindle, but I enjoyed the first two books in this series so much that I knew it would be a great read for a recent trip. It was. I enjoyed this book. It was not my favorite in the series, but it was exactly what I needed for an easy read on a trip. If you haven’t read the authors other books, Girl Waits With Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble, I highly recommend them. Both Grace and I really enjoyed them.