Arts & Letters Live: Amy Stewart - Crime-Fighting Sisters
Amy Stewart’s novel is based on the true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, Constance Kopp, and her two sisters. In Girl Waits with Gun, the three sisters get into a car accident and conflict arises while discussing payment for the damages. They were tormented for almost a year until the sheriff enlists Constance’s help in convicting the man. The first book in a new series, Stewart begins in 1914 and will tell the entire life story of Constance, including her intelligence work during World War I, and later starting her own detective agency.