Nita Prose’s debut novel, The Maid, has now officially spent five weeks on the New York Times hardback fiction bestseller list since publication on 4th January 2022.

The Maid was an instant bestseller, entering the hardback bestseller list at No.8, and has since gone from strength to strength. It has held position in the top three for the past four weeks running and reached the top No. 1 spot on February 3rd. The Maid also hit No.1 in Canadian Fiction, No.3 on the Sunday Times bestseller list, and No. 9 on the Irish Times bestseller list. It is also an instant bestseller in Germany.

The Maid has also received some star-studded recommendations. Florence Pugh expressed her excitement for her role as Molly on her Instagram page, while the rapper Megan Thee Stallion praised the debut on her story.



Prose threads a steady needle with the intricate plotting, the locked-room elements of the mystery, and especially Molly’s character. . . . The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted–a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.’– The New York Times Book Review

‘Daring.’– W Magazine

The Maid is a masterful, charming mystery that will touch your heart in ways you could never expect.’-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

‘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

Congratulations, Nita! And if you have not yet ordered your copy, you can do so here in the UK, here in the US, and if you’re in Nita’s home country of Canada you can buy here.