We gave it an A-
She owns a sewing shop, but what fiftysomething badass Stella Hardesty really does is dispense justice to abusive husbands and boyfriends, having discovered that ”whuppin’ ass wasn’t so hard.”
Put Cagney or Lacey in rural Missouri.
Crime fiction hasn’t seen a character as scrappy, mean, and incredibly appealing as Stella in a long time. A-