We are beyond excited to be sharing the news that Nita Prose‘s glittering debut, The Maid, is the winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best International Crime Fiction, as voted by guest judges and the Australian Crime Writers Association Committee.

The Ned Kelly Award is bestowed upon the best international crime fiction work published in Australia by a non-Australian resident or citizen, and encompasses a broad definition the genre, including thrillers, suspense, domestic, spy, action, adventure and mysteries. The Maid offers a fresh take on the cosy murder mystery, with its loveable and unlikely detective Molly, a hotel maid thrown into the middle of an unsolved homicide whilst on duty.

This is just the latest in a whirlwind of success following The Maid‘s publication earlier this year, and we are so thrilled for Nita and Molly – congratulations!