Hello, Transcriber


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$27.99  $26.03
Minotaur Books
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds

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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.


"[A] moody, unsettling debut novel." --The Washington Post, "Best Thrillers & Mysteries of November 2021"

"With its fine-tuned bleakness and unflinching exploration of human depravity, Hello, Transcriber is a shudder-inducing series kickoff." --BookPage

"Former police transcriber Morrissey brings her expertise to this suspenseful debut. The story of an introverted, troubled woman, isolated in a bleak small town, will appeal to fans of Jess Lourey's atmospheric books." - Library Journal, starred review

"Hello, Transcriber is a dark, atmospheric, and compelling debut by a unique talent. I was sucked in immediately and could think of little else until the last page." --C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"An edgy and haunting crime novel with a complex and world-weary heroine at the center. Hannah Morrissey writes with passion, razor-edged prose, and most importantly, authenticity. A former police transcriber herself, she knows the cops and criminals and those who bridge the worlds between. No doubt destined to become one of this year's best debuts." --Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Revelators and Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me

"As poetic as it is suspenseful, Hello, Transcriber delivers a refreshing slant on the police procedural. With evocative prose, intriguing and layered characters, and a setting so vivid it infiltrated my dreams, Hannah Morrissey establishes herself as an exciting new voice in literary suspense." --Megan Collins, author of The Winter Sister and Behind the Red Door

"Hannah Morrissey's precise, lyrical prose, chilling sense of atmosphere, and talent for crafting sexual tension just as twisted as the central crime make her haunting debut Hello, Transcriber a unique and exciting new entry in the contemporary crime genre." --Layne Fargo, author of They Never Learn

"Morrissey is a psychologically attentive writer who captures the bristly tension between longtime locals and newcomers." - Shelf Awareness

"[A] dark, highly atmospheric, somber edge-of-your-seat thriller...Hello, Transcriber will feed the need for fans of dark suspense thrillers. Highly recommended." - Mystery and Suspense Magazine

"[An] atmospheric suspense debut [with an] intriguing premise." - Kirkus Reviews

"Hello, Transcriber is a perfect bridge between more traditional procedural-focused crime fiction and psychological suspense, all wrapped up in a dark, gritty atmosphere." - Crime by the Book

"[A] solid debut...This mystery largely succeeds thanks to its strong sense of place and realistically flawed heroine. Hazel's thorny relationships provide regular infusions of tension that catapult the tale to a dramatic close. Morrissey is off to a promising start." - Publishers Weekly