Book Review: Lady Cop Makes Trouble (A Bit, Not Too Much)



Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Amy Stewart

The second in what I would describe as “Historical Fiction Lite” focusing on real-life Sheriff’s Deputy Constance Kopp, this book indicates that the author plans to create a mystery series that could go on indefinitely. Thus, while still imminently readable and entertaining, it begins to suffer from a formulaic feel, knowing that soon there will be a whole new set of hijinks for our heroine to navigate, and having already explored the time period, the reader might expect to find future editions a bit repetitive and stale.

As a reader, I tend to dislike mysteries for the sake of mysteries, and am never (so far) that inclined to read a big series featuring the same characters. Four is about is far as I can usually go, and in this series I suspect two is the limit. Still, this one was a quick, painless read and perfectly harmless. 3 stars.


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