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Amy Stewart - Author

About the Author

Amy Stewart is the award winning author of six books, including the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books.

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Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Constance Kopp, America's first female deputy sheriff, is back in another unforgettable romp by HWA-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart. While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate breaks free and tries to escape. In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But 1916 is a high-stakes US election year, and any move she makes could jeopardise Sheriff Heath's future - and her own. Constance's controversial career makes her the target of political attacks. With wit and verve, Amy Stewart brilliantly conjures the life and times of the real Constance Kopp and her feisty sisters.

Kopp Sisters Collection

Kopp Sisters Collection

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

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 positionand puts the honorable sheriff at risk for being thrown in his own jailConstance 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 lawsand moralsof 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 Fleurettewho runs away from their sleepy farm to join the glamorous world of vaudevillewho 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's Midnight Confessions

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The feisty, fiery Kopp sisters are back in another unforgettable romp by HWA-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart. When deputy sheriff Constance Kopp notices how many young women are being jailed over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity, she smells a rat. But what can she do to fight the forces of sexism? And how will her principles fare when her own sister, Fleurette, starts misbehaving? Against the backdrop of the First World War, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited page-turner that will delight fans of historical fiction and light-hearted detective fiction alike.

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2017

The feisty, fiery Kopp sisters are back in another unforgettable romp by international bestseller Amy Stewart.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.

Wicked Bugs The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

Wicked Bugs The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes--creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the bookworms that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives ( She's Just Not That Into You ), creatures lurking in the cupboard ( Fear No Weevil ), insects eating your tomatoes ( Gardener's Dirty Dozen ), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs ( Have No Fear ). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins--but doesn't end--in your own backyard.

Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition) The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition) The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2017

Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There's even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach's brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae -- like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species. Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-colour illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

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. After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs, Constance Kopp has earned her place as the nation's first female deputy sheriff. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when a con man escapes from jail on her watch, she must find him before he disappears completely, and she ends up right back where she started - unemployed.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

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

The Wicked Plants Coloring Book

The Wicked Plants Coloring Book

Author: Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Morrow-Cribbs's exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouring book art and are paired with brief facing page text from the original book. Together, each spread offers a fascinating portrait of the evildoers of the plant world, from the vine that ate the South (kudzu) to the weed that killed Lincoln's mother (white snakercot) to the world's deadliest seed (rosary pea). For nature lovers, garden enthusiasts, and colouring book addicts who think they've seen it all, here's a colouring book they didn't see coming: breathtakingly beautiful plants that maim, intoxicate, inflict pain, and even murder.

Girl Waits With Gun

Girl Waits With Gun

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2015

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten, true story of one of the US's first female deputy sheriffs.Constance Kopp doesn't quite i t the mould. 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 from the city to the country fifteen years before. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out that Constance has a knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element, which might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life.Through Amy Stewart's exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from a forgotten historical anecdote to an unforgettable historical-fiction heroine - an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours. PRAISE FOR AMY STEWART'A tongue-in-cheek fable of feminist empowerment Often funny, and always likeable, Girl Waits With Gun is as offbeat and original as its heroine.' The Sunday Times'[Constance Kopp] is a likeable heroine in a breezy romp, which is thrilling and amusing in equal measure.' The Sunday Herald Sun

The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2013

This quirky guide explains the chemistry and botanical history of over 150 plants, trees, flowers and fruits, showing how they form the bases of our favourite cocktails. Amy Stewart offers gardeners growing tips and provides cocktail enthusiasts with 50 drink recipes, as well as a rounded knowledge of the processes and plants which go into popular concoctions.

Gemeines Getier

Gemeines Getier

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2013

Die Hornisse mit dem schmerzhaft esten Stich der Welt und Tausendfuler, die den Verkehr zum Erliegen bringen. "e;Bucherwurmer"e;, die ganze Bibliotheken vertilgen, und eine Laus, die Napoleons Heer besiegte: Amy Stewart wagt in Gemeines Getier einen Blick auf die dunkle Seite der Fauna und erzahlt von mehr als hundert der durchtriebensten Kafern, Wurmern, Spinnen und Bakterien. Es ist eine Geschichte voller informativer Kuriositaten, eine Geschichte von Wissenschaft , Mord und Todschlag: Der Horror kommt auf sechs Beinen, und er lauert in unseren eigenen Garten - auf der ganzen Welt.

Earth Moved

Earth Moved

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2012

In the tradition of the bestselling book The Botany of Desire comes this fascinating exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its role in the ecosystem is profound. It tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins, and turns soil into rich compost, creating the most fertile areas on earth. In her witty and offbeat style, Amy Stewart shows just how much depends on the humble worm. The august Charles Darwin devoted his last years to the meticulous study of these creatures, admiring their remarkable achievements. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures, he declared. With Darwin as her inspiration, Stewart weaves her own backyard investigations with those of the obsessed oligochaetologists, unearthing the complex life that exists beneath our feet.

Last Bookstore in America

Last Bookstore in America

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2011

Gemeine Gewachse

Gemeine Gewachse

Author: Amy Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2011

Ein Baum, der Giftpfeilen abfeuert. Ein leuchtend roter Samen, der den Herzschlag stoppt. Ein Strauch, der unertragliche Schmerzen verursacht, eine Kletterpflanze, die berauscht, ein Blatt, das einen Krieg auslost. Dieses Buch halt alle wichtigen Informationen zu den fiesesten Pflanzen, den bosesten Blumen und gemeinsten Gewachsen bereit: Sie lauern nicht nur in fernen Landern, sondern direkt in unseren Vorgarten und Wohnzimmern. Amy Stewart erzahlt uns von diesen botanischen Teufeleien und gleichzeitig aus Geschichte, Literatur, Politik und Sage. Ein Buch wie aus Harry Potters Handbibliothek, eine Chronik des Skurrilen und des alltaglichen Zaubers.

Wicked Plants The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend

Wicked Plants The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2010

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glinting red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front) garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

Gilding the Lily Inside the Cut Flower Industry

Gilding the Lily Inside the Cut Flower Industry

Author: Amy Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

A passionate and informed look behind the scenes of the floral industry to discover the amazing and often draining journey flowers now make from seeds and bulbs to our shops, tables and vases.

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