Girl Waits with Gun - Amy Stewart
This book is smart and perfectly paced. Amy Stewart brings her well known curiosity for the obscure into the realm of mystery fiction. Her heroine is a tall, clever woman who is out of step with a world walking too darn slow. With amusing glances to the passing fads of cars and telephones and seamlessly woven historical research into this real life woman, Girl is much more than its set pieces. The story of one of America’s first female law officials, Stewart’s novel will have you captivated.