The Other Typist, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


'An enchanting jazz-age thriller . . . clever and addictive' Guardian'Darkly, addictively entertaining, with a plot twist Hitchcock would have been proud of' Sunday TimesNew 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 HousekeepingSuzanne 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.


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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 prohibition and all that it entailed. This novel is week written with great attention to detail and likeable characters. It really held my interest, apart from around a hundred pages in the middle where I found my thoughts straying somewhat.Something I couldn't have predicted was the brilliant and unforseen ending. 4/5 star

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