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The Other Typist: A Novel
by Suzanne Rindell

Published: 2014-04-01
Paperback : 368 pages
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A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s…

Confessions are Rose Baker’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 ...
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A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s…

Confessions are Rose Baker’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 Odalie’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.

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  "A Perhaps Notorious & Unreliable Narrator Takes You on An Unexpected Journey"by zodejodie4 (see profile) 07/16/20

I love it when a book takes you places, & even more so when it takes you someplace unexpected.
Suzanne Rindell does this brilliantly in The Other Typist.
Into the offices of a bustling pol

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by aderoz (see profile) 01/09/19

 
  "So-so"by [email protected] (see profile) 11/09/16

Well...the first 60 % of this book is basically background info on the characters. The next 35% is actually pretty good. The pace picks up significantly. The ending is supposed to be the kicker. It... (read more)

 
by KarenUK (see profile) 10/27/16

 
  "Interesting"by kstearns04 (see profile) 03/04/16

This book's summary implied it was a murder mystery. I wouldn't categorise it as such but would still recommend the book. The historical background of the 20's was interesting. There is quite a twist at... (read more)

 
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