The Other Typist (Paperback)
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The Other Typist (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/01/2014
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'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: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Darkly, addictively entertaining, with a plot twist Hitchcock would have been proud of * The Sunday Times *
An unreliable narrator makes this enchanting jazz-age thriller a clever and addictive debut * Guardian *
A sleek story of dangerous shenanigans, bootleggers and unreliable narrators, set in the unflappable Jazz Age * Marie Claire *
The real thrill of this book is that nothing is what it seems. Not least Rose, who reveals herself to be the most untrustworthy of storytellers . . . the book turns into an elegantly controlled emotional thriller with so many twists and turns that there is every chance you will have to read it in one sitting. Hard to believe this is Rindell's first book - and I'm already looking forward to her second * Daily Mail *
Elegant, edgy, stylish . . . I was reminded of Zoe Heller's classic Notes on a Scandal - but with dollops of Sex and the City for welcome Manhattan glamour * Sunday Independent *
A mysterious central character, stunning writing and an ending that will leave you reeling makes The Other Typist the kind of book you can't get out of your head * Good Housekeeping *
I was absolutely gripped, I loved it -- Alex Heminsley * The Claudia Winkleman Arts Show, BBC Radio 2 *
The tension slowly rises as Rose is inextricably wrapped up in Odalie's strange world - one in which this glamorous stranger constantly reinvents her past * Daily Express *
An intense psychological thriller that will appeal to fans of Notes on a Scandal * Sunday Mirror *
Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby flourishes, and the result is Rindell's debut, a pitch-black comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan . . . deliciously addictive * Kirkus Reviews *
A genuinely delightful, witty page turner, full of surprises * Diva *

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“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 absolutely enthralled desperate to see what happens next.

Paperback edition
20th January 2014
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“its great”

i love this because its very good and it has a good morel for it plus its great for readers that have been reading loads of books for year.

Paperback edition
13th December 2013
Helpful? Upvote 31

“Great read”

A great read about Rose and the other typist who turns up and things start changing and the story unfolds.

Paperback edition
5th June 2013
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