Book Recommendation: The Maid by Nita Prose

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Book Recommendation: The Maid by Nita Prose

Dolores and I enjoyed reading The Maid (2022), a fast reading novel by Nita Prose, and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.


Nita Prose

I work in the publishing industry. I began years ago as an intern, photocopying edited manuscripts and secretly snooping the fascinating margin conversations between editors and writers. Currently, I’m vice president and editorial director at Simon & Schuster in Toronto, Canada, where I have the privilege of working with an incredible array of authors and publishing colleagues whom I credit with teaching me, manuscript by manuscript, book by book, the wondrous craft of writing.


Goodreads Review of The Maid

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?

A 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.

# 1 New York Times bestseller
Good Morning America Book Club Pick
# 1 Canadian bestseller
Sunday Times bestseller, UK
Irish Times bestseller, Ireland



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Comments (11)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. After a long treatise on "Truman" and now deep into the "Lincoln Years", once done it may be time to go back to fast reading fiction for a bit. Thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy your day.

May 17, 2022 05:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... this sounds like a fun read... first time I've heard of this book... will keep an eye out for it. Happy Tuesday!

May 17, 2022 05:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, great book recommendation, and will need to look up this author.

May 17, 2022 06:19 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

Thanks for the book recommendation. Have a great Tuesday.

May 17, 2022 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- I love a good mystery!!! This one sounds like a good read. Thank you. 

May 17, 2022 10:21 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Maid sounds like a great read for the bookworms out there, Roy.  I hope you are having a good week.

May 17, 2022 05:06 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

May 23, 2022 09:57 AM