We couldn’t be more thrilled that The Mystery Guest, the highly anticipated second novel by global bestselling author, Nita Prose, is finally out in UK hardback with HarperCollins/HarperFiction. In The Mystery Guest, we return to the world of The Regency Grand Hotel with Molly Gray for a new mess and a new mystery…

The Mystery Guest follows the phenomenal success of Prose’s dazzling debut, The Maid. Published in January 2022, the novel charted for twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, hitting the prestigious No.1 spot, and spent eight incredible weeks in the No.1 position on the Toronto Star Canadian Fiction list. Translation rights to The Maid have been sold in 36 international territories to date, and Film rights have been optioned by Universal with Florence Pugh set to star.

The Mystery Guest was an instant Canadian bestseller following its North American publication, landing straight at #1 in Canadian Fiction. It also reached the Top 20 in the US. On top of this, The Mystery Guest has already been selected as one of Amazon’s Top 20 Book of 2023, was the #1 Indie Next Pick for December 2023, and chosen as Apple’s Best of the Month pick for November 2023.

A new mess.

A new mystery.

Molly the maid returns . . .

Molly Gray wears her Head Maid badge proudly for every shift at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows, sweeping up the guests’ secrets, silently restoring rooms to a state of perfection.

But when a renowned guest – a famous mystery writer – drops very dead in the grand tea room, Molly has an unusual clean-up on her hands.

As rumours and suspicion swirl in the hotel corridors, it’s clear there’s grime lurking beneath the gilt. And Molly knows that she alone holds the key to the mystery. But unlocking it means thinking about the past, about a dusty old house, and everything else she’s kept tidied away in her memory.

Because Molly knew the dead guest once upon a time – and she knows his secrets too . . .

Congratulations, Nita! If you haven’t done so already, you can get your copy here.