The Other Typist

The Other Typist

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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The Other Typist
A fantastic read.
Smooth as velvet prose, a believable narrator and a back drop of 1920's prohibition era New York set this book up to be a fantastic read. I found myself ab... READ MORE
Mat Wilson at Tenterden


'An enchanting jazz-age thriller . . . clever and addictive' Guardian

'Darkly, addictively entertaining, with a plot twist Hitchcock would have been proud of' Sunday Times

New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition. In a police precinct on the lower East Side young typist Rose Baker coolly records the confessions of killers and gangsters. But when a new typist arrives - the captivating Odalie - Rose finds a true partner in crime. Flitting between sparkling speakeasies by night and their work at the precinct by day, the girls are drawn further into a dark, glamorous world. Soon Rose's fascination with Odalie and her glittering life turns to obsession. But does she know the real Odalie, and what will happen if she dares to find out?

'A sleek story of dangerous shenanigans, bootleggers and unreliable narrators, set in the unflappable Jazz Age' Marie Claire

'Nothing is what it seems . . . an elegantly controlled emotional thriller with so many twists and turns . . . you will have to read it in one sitting' Daily Mail

'Addictive, deliciously enjoyable' Daily Telegraph

'A mysterious central character, stunning writing and an ending that will leave you reeling . . . the kind of book you can't get out of your head' Good Housekeeping

Suzanne Rindell is a doctoral student in American modernist literature at Rice University. The Other Typist is her first novel. She lives in New York City and is currently working on a second novel.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241963746
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 255g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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The Other Typist
Review: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
I'd like to thank Penguin for the copy of The Other Typist that I received in return for a review.

I think this book is a good descriptor of prohi... READ MORE
Claire Reviews
The Other Typist
A cleverly written debut novel from the Gatsby era
An excellent debut novel that is well paced and clever, providing a window into the world of speakeasies and the familiar decadence of the Roaring Twenties... READ MORE
The Other Typist
Don't believe everything you read!
It's prohibition era New York, and young, naive, prudish Rose Baker is making her living as a typist and stenographer in a police precinct on the Lower Eas... READ MORE

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