Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0544409914
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Waits with Gun Book Excerpt:

Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early twentieth-century women.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0544409620
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Cop Makes Trouble Book Excerpt:

“A colorful and inventive adventure tale.”—Washington Post “It’s True Grit, New York style.”—New York Post “One of the best mystery novels of the year: wonderful and very entertaining.” —New York Journal of Books “Stewart deftly combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early twentieth-century New York City with the story of three women who want to live life on their own terms.” —Library Journal, starred review In 1915, lady cops were not expected to chase down fugitives on the streets of New York City. But Constance Kopp never did what anyone expected. Constance and her sisters aren’t living the quiet life anymore. They’ve made headlines fighting back against a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs. After Sheriff Heath sees Constance in action, he appoints her as one of the nation’s first female deputies. But when a German-speaking con man threatens her position—and puts the honorable sheriff at risk for being thrown in his own jail—Constance will be forced to prove herself again. Based on the Kopp sisters’ real-life adventures, Girl Waits with Gun introduced the sensational lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. This second installment, also ripped from the headlines, takes us farther into the riveting story of a woman who defied expectations, forged her own path, and tackled crime along the way. “A fast-moving, craftily written novel.”—BookPage “[An] irresistible madcap adventure.”—PopSugar “Stewart leaves the reader wondering about one mystery still developing unsolved . . . Readers will just have to wait—impatiently, no doubt—for book No. 3.”—Boston Globe

Dear Miss Kopp

Dear Miss Kopp
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 0358093120
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Miss Kopp Book Excerpt:

The indomitable Kopp sisters are tested at home and aboard in this warm and witty tale of wartime courage and camaraderie.

A Kopp Sisters Collection

A Kopp Sisters Collection
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 1130
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1328592774
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kopp Sisters Collection Book Excerpt:

Based on the Kopp sisters’ real-life adventures, the first three novels in best-selling author Amy Stewart’s sparkling series tell the riveting story of a woman who defied expectations, forged her own path, and tackled crime along the way. In Girl Waits with Gun, we meet Constance Kopp. Constance 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. In Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Constance and her sisters aren’t living the quiet life anymore. After Sheriff Heath sees Constance in action, he appoints her as one of the nation’s first female deputies. But when a German-speaking con man threatens her position—and puts the honorable sheriff at risk for being thrown in his own jail—Constance will be forced to prove herself again. In Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Constance has finally earned her deputy sheriff’s badge and is ready to tackle a new kind of case: defending independent young women brought into the Hackensack jail on dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. Such were the laws—and morals—of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and support these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette—who runs away from their sleepy farm to join the glamorous world of vaudeville—who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test. This three-book collection also includes bonus content! Inside find cocktail recipes, discussion questions, Q&As with the author, a cast of characters, and more. Plus, schedule your own book club visit with author Amy Stewart!

Miss Kopp Investigates

Miss Kopp Investigates
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Kopp Sisters Novel
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0358093090
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Kopp Investigates Book Excerpt:

Life after the war takes an unexpected turn for the Kopp sisters, but soon enough, they are putting their unique detective skills to use in new and daring ways. Winter 1919: Norma is summoned home from France, Constance is called back from Washington, and Fleurette puts her own plans on hold as the sisters rally around their recently widowed sister-in-law and her children. How are four women going to support themselves? A chance encounter offers Fleurette a solution: clandestine legal work for a former colleague of Constance's. She becomes a "professional co-respondent," posing as the "other woman" in divorce cases so that photographs can be entered as evidence to procure a divorce. While her late-night assignments are both exciting and lucrative, they put her on a collision course with her own family, who would never approve of such disreputable work. One client's suspicious behavior leads Fleurette to uncover a much larger crime, putting her in the unlikely position of amateur detective. In Miss Kopp Investigates, Amy Stewart once again brilliantly captures the women of this era--their ambitions for the future as well as the ties that bind--at the start of a promising new decade.

Miss Kopp s Midnight Confessions

Miss Kopp s Midnight Confessions
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05
ISBN: 9781328497611
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Kopp s Midnight Confessions Book Excerpt:

The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the lives of the fabulous Kopp sisters. "Perfect for book groups."--Booklist "Stewart has another winner on her hands."--Suspense Magazine Constance Kopp is back--with a badge and a taste for justice. She has finally earned her deputy sheriff's badge and is ready to tackle a new kind of case: defending independent young women brought into the Hackensack jail on dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. Such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and support these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette--who runs away from their sleepy farm to join the glamorous world of vaudeville--who puts Constance's beliefs to the test. Is there a wayward girl in her own family? Set against the backdrop of World War I and drawn 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. "Readers will eagerly await the opportunity to spend more time among the fearless and funny Kopp sisters."--Book Reporter

Kopp Sisters on the March

Kopp Sisters on the March
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Kopp Sisters Novel
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1328736520
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kopp Sisters on the March Book Excerpt:

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline--whether they're ready or not--as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I. It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something remarkable: they've banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their farm in New Jersey to join up. When an accident befalls the matron, Constance reluctantly agrees to oversee the camp--much to the alarm of the Kopps' tent-mate, the real-life Beulah Binford, who is seeking refuge from her own scandalous past under the cover of a false identity. Will she be denied a second chance? And after notoriety, can a woman's life ever be her own again? InKopp Sisters on the March, the women of Camp Chevy Chase face down the skepticism of the War Department, the double standards of a scornful public, and the very real perils of war. Once again, Amy Stewart has brilliantly brought a little-known moment in history to light with her fearless and funny Kopp sisters novels.

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1328736512
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Girl in the Silver Mask

The Girl in the Silver Mask
Author: Dale Rominger
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN: 1532011237
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Silver Mask Book Excerpt:

Drake Ramsey is a successful author who has just moved to New Orleans to be with his love, the brilliant and now pregnant Zuri Manyika. While Zuri works as a professor at Loyola University, Drake spends his days in Treme Coffeehouse, contemplating a sequel without a clue his world is about to be turned upside down. Drakes horizons expand when his new friend, Adam Boateng, relays stories of life in early New Orleans that strangely hint he may have been there himself. After Drake invites his old buddy, Gerard Schleiermacher, to join them for Halloween, he looks forward to experiencing New Orleans at its most outrageous. But just as they learn that Zuris old Zimbabwean adversary has escaped from prison, Adam becomes a suspect in a murder. Now Drake is left to speculate if Adam is capable of killing, if the vengeful prisoner is guilty, or if a voodoo priest is responsible. As Drake, Zuri, and Gerard risk their lives in pursuit of the truth, bayous and beignets interweave with second lines and graveyards as a vampire lurks in the shadows. Will Drake ever find the killer? In this gripping mystery, a best-selling author transforms into an amateur sleuth intent on finding a murderer after a wild Halloween in New Orleans.

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440858489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition
Author: Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 083891781X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Hentopia

Hentopia
Author: Frank Hyman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 1612129951
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hentopia Book Excerpt:

Take more pleasure in owning a backyard flock with low-cost, imaginative projects that reduce chores, solve common problems, and benefit chickens and chicken-keepers alike, from a predator-proof chicken run to a self-filling waterer, automatic coop doors, and more.

Creatures of Will and Temper

Creatures of Will and Temper
Author: Molly Tanzer
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1328710262
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creatures of Will and Temper Book Excerpt:

Creatures of Will and Temper s a Victorian-era fantasy inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which epee-fencing enthusiast Evadne Gray and her younger sister are drawn into a secret and dangerous London underworld of pleasure-seeking demons and bloodthirsty diabolists, with only Evadne's skill with a blade standing between them and certain death.

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna
Author: Mario Giordano
Publsiher: Auntie Poldi Adventure
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0358446279
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna Book Excerpt:

There's only one Auntie Poldi: bewigged, cursing in Bavarian, and knocking back a wee shot of grappa as a pre-breakfast aperitif . . . or is there? No one is as they seem (and sound) in this hilarious new mystery featuring Sicily's sultriest sleuth. Strange dealings are afoot in the Apostolic Palace--a nun leapt to her death shortly after participating in a seemingly routine exorcism. But when a priest clad in Gammarelli and a Vatican commissario with an almost unholy level of sex appeal turn up at her door, Poldi is shocked to hear that she's a suspect in their case. Who is the woman being exorcised, and where has she disappeared to? And why in the world does she claim, in perfect Bavarian, to be Poldi, Isolde Oberreiter, of Torre Archirafi? Poldi will need all the help she can get to clear her name, but her nephew has been distracted by a love affair gone sour, someone in the town has been spraying graffiti death threats on her front door, and her local friends seem to be avoiding her. And even Vito Montana balks when Poldi discovers that the case hinges on a lost Madonna statue, stolen years ago from the pope himself. Forza, Poldi! With a pair of mysterious twins dogging her every move and a mandate to maintain sobriety, will Poldi be able to unmask her mysterious doppelgänger, find the lost statue in time, and survive her sixty-first birthday?

Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio

Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio
Author: Mario Giordano
Publsiher: Auntie Poldi Adventure
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0358309425
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio Book Excerpt:

Sicily's most glamorous gumshoe Auntie Poldi ("Long may she reign."*) just can't enjoy a honeymoon period in peace--enter one ex-husband, a mysterious moniker, and a prize the Mafia would kill for. *Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies
Author: Jaco Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 1786074516
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies Book Excerpt:

Sometimes the end is just the beginning of a new adventure. Martin’s life changes the day his dad is killed in a car accident. No one talks about it. His mum refuses to leave the house. His sister is only interested in her boyfriend. And Martin? He spends his afternoons alone with the family chickens – that’s why they call him ‘Clucky’ – and at night, he solves difficult maths problems in his head to help him fall asleep. But one day Martin meets a boy called Vusi, who dreams of making a zombie movie. The two are plunged head first into a wild adventure, pulling everyone they know along with them. Shortlisted for the Found in Translation award, it has also since been made into a popular film in Afrikaans.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Scribe Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 1925307646
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Cop Makes Trouble Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp Sisters. In 1915, lady cops were not expected to chase down fugitives on the streets of New York City. But Constance Kopp never did what anyone expected. Bergen County’s Sheriff Heath has appointed Constance as one of the nation’s first female deputies. He knows she’s a powerful addition to his force, and she knows she can do the job, but when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life — and risk the honourable sheriff being thrown into his own jail — Constance is forced to prove herself again. Lady Cop Makes Trouble sees Constance on the trail of a fugitive, helping runaway girls taken in by unscrupulous men, and sorting out why an old woman is taking the fall for a murder she couldn’t have committed. Cheering her on are her sisters Norma and Fleurette — that is, when they aren’t, respectively, training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage. Based on the Kopp sisters’ real-life adventures, Girl Waits with Gun introduced the sensational lives of Constance Kopp and her unconventional sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. This second instalment, also ripped from the headlines, takes us further into the romping, riveting story of a woman who defied expectations, forged her own path, and tackled crime — and nefarious criminals! — along the way. ‘Stewart’s meticulous research provides the reader with a wealth of period detail.’ The Irish Times ‘Smart, atmospheric fun.’ Kirkus Reviews

A Good Day for Climbing Trees

A Good Day for Climbing Trees
Author: Jaco Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-04-12
ISBN: 1786073188
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Day for Climbing Trees Book Excerpt:

*Nominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal* *Spectator Best Books of the Year selection* Two unlikely heroes inspire a whole town by fighting to save a tree Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something that changes your life forever. Like climbing a tree with a girl you don't know. Marnus is tired of feeling invisible, living in the shadow of his two brothers. His older brother is good at breaking swimming records and girls’ hearts. His younger brother is already a crafty entrepreneur who has tricked him into doing the dishes all summer. But when a girl called Leila turns up on their doorstep one morning with a petition, it’s the start of an unexpected adventure. And finally, Marnus gets the chance to be noticed...

Creatures of Charm and Hunger

Creatures of Charm and Hunger
Author: Molly Tanzer
Publsiher: John Joseph Adams
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0358065216
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creatures of Charm and Hunger Book Excerpt:

The third standalone novel set in Molly Tanzer's magic-infused universe takes readers to World War II-era England where two young women are studying witchcraft. Though once inseparable, competition, secrets, and wildly dangerous magic set them at odds and draw them to terrifying ends.

2015 Guide to Literary Agents

2015 Guide to Literary Agents
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1599638630
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Guide to Literary Agents Book Excerpt:

The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent if you want to get the best traditional publishing book deal possible. The 2015 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by a top publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "10 Reasons Agents Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you learn what not to do during the submission process • "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now • 13 debut author success stories: Writers explain their paths to publication, so you can learn from their successes and see what they did right • Informative how-to articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more *Includes access to the webinar "Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent" from Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents* In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn how to compose a query letter, what makes up a compelling pitch, synopsis writing tips, how to research/find agents, and much more.