Hello, Transcriber: A Novel

Hello, Transcriber: A Novel

by Hannah Morrissey


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That title! Two simple words — “hello” and “transcriber” — separated by a comma, but it should be a semi-colon, or maybe even a paragraph break because what happens between those two words is a novel. Deep, moving and full of atmosphere. A winter in Wisconsin where you can feel the snow under your boots. A train bridge used for suicides that you wouldn’t dare walk near much less on! And people described with such convincing reality we know that we KNOW all of them. We were blown away by this debut novel!

Hannah Morrissey's Hello, Transcriber is a captivating mystery suspense debut featuring a female police transcriber who goes beyond the limits to solve a harrowing case.

Every night, while the street lamps shed the only light on Wisconsin’s most crime-ridden city, police transcriber Hazel Greenlee listens as detectives divulge Black Harbor’s gruesome secrets. An aspiring novelist, Hazel believes that writing a book could be her only ticket out of this frozen hellscape, but her life isn’t exactly brimming with inspiration. Until her neighbor confesses to hiding the corpse of an overdose victim.

With an insider’s look at the investigation, Hazel becomes spellbound by the lead detective, Nikolai Kole, and the chilling narrative he shares with her. Through his transcription, she learns that the suspicious death is linked to Candy Man—a drug dealer notorious for selling illegal substances to children—and when Kole invites her on a covert operation to help take the dealer down, the promise of a story calls to her. As the investigation unfolds, Hazel will discover just how far she will go for her story, even if it means destroying her marriage, her career, and any chance she has of getting out of Black Harbor alive. Because if she’s learned one relentless truth about this place, it’s the fact that everybody lies.

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ISBN-13: 9781250795953
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/30/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 25,401
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

HANNAH MORRISSEY earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She grew up on a farm in a small northern town and now lives near Milwaukee with her husband and two pugs. Hello, Transcriber is her debut novel, inspired by her work as a police transcriber.

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