The Maid pdf Summary Reviews by Nita Prose

The Maid is a heartwarming Mystery Thriller novel by Nita Prose.

The Maid Summary

Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?

Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

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About Nita Prose – The Maid Author

Nita Prose
Nita Prose

Nita Prose Author of The Maid pdf Book is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean. Visit her at or on Twitter: @NitaProse.

The Maid pdf, eBook, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

The Maid pdf
The Maid pdf

Below is the basic information you need to know about the book The Maid by Nita Prose.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books (January 4, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593356152
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593356159
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.3 x 0.99 x 9.51 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #7 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
  • #13 in Cozy Mysteries (Books)
  • #26 in Domestic Thrillers (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars    36,878 ratings

The Maid Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An Amazon Best Book of January 2022: In The Maid, Molly, a twenty-something maid working in a New York hotel, discovers notorious—and very wealthy—guest Charles Black dead in his bed. This is a problem for any number of reasons, not least of which is that it offends Molly’s sense of order, which is what leads her to clean Black’s room immediately. At sea when it comes to social cues, lonely, and reliant on her late Gran’s codes of conduct to navigate the world, Molly’s actions and curious demeanor see her propelled to the top of the suspect list. Guileless, earnest, and determined, the bulk of the suspense in this novel is watching Molly—as vulnerable as a toddler on train tracks—hunt down the real killer. Luckily, this endearing odd duck has more friends than she realizes, and that makes this mystery as charming and amusing as it is propulsively readable. —Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Editor

“A cozy mystery to take along on vacation . . . a lighthearted mystery that shines as Molly evolves and learns to connect.”The Washington Post

“Excellent and totally entertaining . . . The most interesting (and endearing) main character in a long time.”—Stephen King

“What begins as a sprightly murder mystery turns into a meaningful, and at times even delicate, portrait of growth.”—NPR

“Charming, eccentric.”The New York Times

“Daring.”—W Magazine
“Entrancing . . . something of a modern-day Clue.”—PopSugar

“A murder mystery with tremendous heart.”—Lisa Jewell

“An eccentric and unforgettable sleuth who captivated me and kept me furiously turning the pages.”—Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium

The Maid is a masterful, charming mystery that will touch your heart in ways you could never expect. The endearing, unforgettable Molly reminds us to challenge our assumptions about one another, and shows us how meaningful it is to feel truly seen in the world.”—Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push

“A charming, clever, and wholly original whodunit. I cheered and felt deeply for Molly the Maid—a complex and masterfully drawn protagonist I won’t soon forget.”—Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here

“A heroine as loveable and quirky as Eleanor Oliphant, caught up in a crime worthy of Agatha Christie. Loved it!”—Clare Pooley, New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

“It’s impossible not to love Molly, an endearing, eccentric hotel maid. . . . As in any cozy whodunit, clean appearances may in fact hide a few smudges. The twists and surprises keep coming until the very last page of this delightfully fresh debut.”—Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

“Fresh, fiendish, and darkly beguiling . . . The Maid is so thrillingly original, clever, and joyous. I just adored every page.”—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End

The Maid is sure to leave mystery lovers delighted, charmed, and eager for more of Prose’s work.”—Karma Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

“It took only a few lines for me to fall hopelessly in love with hotel maid Molly Gray. Being in Molly’s mind is like eating ice cream on a hot summer day: delicious and refreshing.”—Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today bestselling author of Woman on the Edge

“For anyone who has ever felt out of step with the world, no matter how hard they try to fit it, Nita Prose has blessed us with Molly Gray.”—Heather O’Neill, internationally bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel

“Molly is a likeable, neurodivergent narrator in this outstanding debut. The character-rich mystery ends with several twists that will appeal to fans of Eleanor Oliphant and other sympathetic heroines.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Captivating, charming, and heart-warming, with deft writing and a clever, original plot, this unusual crime novel will leave readers with a warm glow.”Booklist (starred review)

Reviews from Amazon Verified Buyers


5.0 out of 5 stars Maid for Murder
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022

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The main character of this novel is Molly Gray. She is somewhere on the Asperger’s syndrome spectrum: highly intelligent, but unsure of the people and circumstances around her. She feels most comfortable in a set routine and is a germaphobe. These traits make her perfect for her job as a maid at the Grand Regency Hotel, a five star boutique hotel for the rich. Molly, abandoned by her parents and raised by her now deceased Gran, relishes nothing better than dusting, changing linens, vacuuming, waxing and polishing. The reader encounters the other hotel staff and follows Molly’s quotidian routine, until one day, Molly finds a guest dead in bed. Now it is the reader, who finds himself in baffling circumstances!

The Canadian author of this debut novel, has been a long time editor for other novels. This story is fast paced and all the characters are well developed. As Molly comes to realize even about herself, “People are a mystery that never can be solved.” What a “delightful” read!

Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Molly the Maid
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2022

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What a wonderful book! I can’t remember when a book has touched me more, the mystery
itself is good and you know basically who the bad eggs are, but its Molly who you’ll love.
She’ll stay in my mind for a long time, I highly recommend it! We should all be a little
like Molly.

Christine Nolfi

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2022

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Drop your feather duster and read THE MAID immediately. This smart, charming debut features quirky heroine Molly whose life is turned upside down when she finds a dead patron in the grand hotel where she works. This locked-room mystery will surprise as it reveals more about the human heart than the murder that sets the book in motion. Highly, joyously recommended.

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