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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Keira Knightly is to produce and star in the movie adaption of The Other Typist!

A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920sand#133;

and#147;From the first page [I] was absorbedand#133;Suzanne Rindelland#8217;s story of a 1920s police stenographer who becomes increasingly obsessed with a glamorous new typist reminds me at points of Notes on a Scandal and Patricia Highsmith, but has creepy charms all its own.and#8221;and#151;The Paris Review

Confessions are Rose Bakerand#8217;s job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.

As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalieand#8217;s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.

About the Author

Suzanne Rindell is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program in English literature at Rice University. Her concentration is in twentieth-century American modernism, and her research provided the impetus for her novel. She has published short fiction and poetry in Conjunctions (online), Nimrod, StorySouth, Crab Orchard Review, and Cream City Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425268421
Author:
Rindell, Suzanne
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
readers guide inside
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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