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Girl Waits with Gun

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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

A breezy read that brings turn of the 20th century New York to colourful life, this debut is a potent charmer. Based on the true life legal battle between 6ft tall Constance Kopp, who later went on to become the USA's first female deputy sheriff, and irascible Henry Kauffman, a mill owner with dangerous mafia connections, this is a pleasing tale of female empowerment with a light, humorous touch. When Constance and her two sisters riding in a buggy are hit by Kaufman's transport, she naturally seeks compensation and when it is not forthcoming wages a war of attrition and words on the culprit which is soon complicated by his criminal acquaintances, ensuing in threats, harassment, possible kidnapping and, in due course, the triumph of virtue. Feminist history with a light gossamer touch and a heroine who, one hopes, will make many future successful appearances on the page. Downright elegant and charming.

Maxim Jakubowski

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