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The Mystery Guest

#2 Molly the Maid

Nita Prose

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01 December 2023
Series: Molly the Maid
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‘Witty, joyful and utterly unique’ A J FINN ‘Polished to perfection’ SHARI LAPENA ‘A rollicking, riotous, rollercoaster of a mystery’ BENJAMIN STEVENSON

A new mess. A new mystery. Molly the maid returns . . .

Molly Gray wears her Head Maid badge proudly for every shift at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows, sweeping up the guests’ secrets, silently restoring rooms to a state of perfection.

But when a renowned guest – a famous mystery writer – drops very dead in the grand tea room, Molly has an unusual clean-up on her hands.

As rumours and suspicion swirl in the hotel corridors, it’s clear there’s grime lurking beneath the gilt. And Molly knows that she alone holds the key to the mystery. But unlocking it means thinking about the past, about a dusty old house, and everything else she’s tidied away in her memory.

Because Molly knew the dead guest once upon a time – and she knows his secrets too . . .

Over a million readers have loved getting swept away by The Maid:

‘Excellent and totally entertaining . . . the most interesting (and endearing) main character in a long time’ STEPHEN KING

‘This is phenomenal thriller. Maid or murderer or victim? Find out in the book’ READER REVIEW

‘Gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist in Molly. I'm recommending it to everyone I know' EMMA STONEX

‘I loved everything about this book’ READER REVIEW

‘I didn’t think I could love a character any more than I loved Eleanor Oliphant but along comes Molly the Maid. God, I love her’ READER REVIEW

‘Fresh, fiendish and darkly beguiling. The Maid is so thrillingly original, and clever, and joyous. I just adored every page’ CHRIS WHITAKER

‘Felt like a modern day homage to Agatha Christie’ READER REVIEW

‘Lots of twists and turns and highly gripping’ READER REVIEW

The Maid was a New York Times No.1 bestseller for w/c 31/01/2022

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   Book 2
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   410g
ISBN:   9780008435783
ISBN 10:   0008435782
Series:   Molly the Maid
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nita Prose is a long-time editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean. @NitaProse

Reviews for The Mystery Guest (#2 Molly the Maid)

‘Wise and winning and altogether wondrous . . . I was nearly hugging myself as I turned the pages of this splendid novel’ A J Finn ‘A flawless and brilliant read… pure thrill, intrigue, and entertainment’ Liz Nugent ‘A page-turning delight from start to finish. Once I checked into the Regency Grand I never wanted to leave’ Jenny Jackson ‘Nita Prose writes like no other – I loved this even more than her utterly delightful debut’ Ashley Audrain ‘From page turning suspense, to laugh-out-loud humour and moments that are deeply heartfelt, The Mystery Guest has it all! This book is a knockout’ Mary Kubica ‘Solving a crime has never been more delightful. Full of twists you'll never see coming’ Nina de Gramont More praise for Nita Prose: ‘A smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing debut’ Lisa Jewell ‘The endearing central character and atmospheric hotel setting make it an escapist pleasure’ Sunday Times ‘Irresistible’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A gripping and heart-warming whodunnit’ Santa Montefiore ‘Excellent and totally entertaining . . . the most interesting (and endearing) main character in a long time’ Stephen King ‘A rip-roaring mystery’ New York Times ‘So thrillingly original, clever and joyous. I just adored every page’ Chris Whitaker ‘Molly the maid has captured my heart! Put this on your to-read pile immediately’ Sarah Pearse ‘Nita Prose has created a true 21st century heroine’ Janice Hallett ‘The Maid sparkles with wit and tension’ Lucy Clarke ‘A heroine as loveable as Eleanor Oliphant, caught up in a crime worthy of Agatha Christie’ Clare Pooley

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