We couldn’t be more thrilled that The Maid, the utterly gripping and entertaining debut by Sunday Times bestseller Nita Prose, publishes today in UK paperback with HarperCollins / HarperFiction.

Escapist and charming, The Maid follows hotel maid Molly, who is pulled into a murder investigation after finding a wealthy guest dead in his room. Since its initial publication in January 2022, this locked-room mystery has received a raft of awards and rave reviews. It charted for twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, hitting the prestigious No.1 spot, and claimed the No.3 spot on the Sunday Times bestseller list. The Maid was also the Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best mystery/thriller, the Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best International Crime Fiction, and a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime Pick. On top of these incredible achievements, The Maid has achieved global sales of over 1.3 million copies, and translation rights have been sold in over 40 countries.

The Maid has been lauded by many Sunday Times bestselling authors such as Sarah Pearse, who called it a ‘brilliant debut’, and Emma Stonex who called it ‘gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist’. The Guardian called The Maid ‘A cosy crime mystery that’s uplifting, emotional and full of heart’, while the Belfast Telegraph described Molly as ‘a gem of a character whose language and demeanour makes her stand out’.

We can’t wait for more UK readers to be swept away by the mystery of The Maid. Congratulations, Nita! If you haven’t done so already, grab your copy here.