Set in prohibition era new york city the other typist is a deliciously dark adventure related by a classic unreliable narrator rose baker is a typist working at a police precinct its the mid 1920s and new york is full of illicit speakeasies and bathtub gin. 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. The other typist pretends to be the story of a nice young woman entering the cutthroat world of police work in 1920s new york but its new york not the nice young woman who should be trembling but its new york not the nice young woman who should be trembling. The other typist is narrated in roses first person voice and as she tells the story from her perspective we learn that it is set in the mid 1920s a time that would become real and visual in every way. An unreliable narrator makes this enchanting jazz age thriller a clever and addictive debut says john oconnell
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