[Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper]
New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin.
Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side. Every day Rose transcribes the confessions of the gangsters and murderers that pass through the precinct. While she may disapprove of the details, she prides herself on typing up the goriest of crimes without batting an eyelid.
But when the captivating Odalie begins work at the precinct Rose finds herself falling under the new typist’s spell. As do her bosses, the buttoned up Lieutenant Detective and the fatherly Sergeant. As the two girls’ friendship blossoms and they flit between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night, and their work at the precinct by day, it is not long before Rose’s fascination for her new colleague turns to obsession.
But just who is the real Odalie, and how far will Rose go to find out?
Why I can’t wait to read this book:
I’ve always been fascinated with the roaring 20s – it’s the era of Fitzgerald, Hemmingway, and so many other jazz-age greats. I love that Suzanne Rindell’s The Other Typist is set in this time period and I love the fact that the main character is a woman written by a woman. This sounds like an intriguing and mysterious novel and I can’t wait till I can pick it up the next time I’m in the bookstore!
Have you read The Other Typist? Do you have any 1920s book recs?