'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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241963746