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The mystery guest : a maid novel/ Nita Prose.

Prose, Nita, (author).

Molly Gray is not like anyone else. With her flair for cleaning and proper etiquette, she has risen through the ranks of the glorious five-star Regency Grand Hotel to become the esteemed Head Maid. But just as her life reaches a pinnacle state of perfection, her world is turned upside down when J. D. Grimthorpe, the world-renowned mystery author, drops dead — very dead — on the hotel’s tearoom floor.  When Detective Stark, Molly’s old foe, investigates the author’s unexpected demise, it becomes clear that this death was murder most foul. Suspects abound, and everyone wants to know: Who killed J. D. Grimthorpe? Was it Lily, the new Maid-in-Training? Or was it Serena, the author’s secretary? Could Mr. Preston, the hotel’s beloved doorman, be hiding something? And is Molly really as innocent as she seems?  As the high-profile death threatens the hotel’s pristine reputation, Molly knows she alone holds the key to unlocking the killer’s identity. But that key is buried deep in her past, as long ago, she knew J. D. Grimthorpe. Molly begins to comb her memory for clues, revisiting her childhood and the mysterious Grimthorpe mansion where she and her dearly departed Gran once worked side by side. With the entire hotel under investigation, Molly must solve the mystery posthaste. Because if there’s one thing she knows for sure, it’s that secrets don’t stay buried forever. Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593356180
  • ISBN: 0593356187
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series name taken from Goodreads, Fantastic Fiction, and Amazon.
Subject: Hotel cleaning personnel > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction
Social skills > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction

Available copies

  • 0 of 11 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 5 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34001001450848 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/06/2024
Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34216000938896 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/12/2024
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34002001682695 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/14/2024
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34002001684287 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/12/2024
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34261000557882 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/12/2024
Martin Library Adults PRO Mystery True Crime (Text) 33454005980529 Atrium Checked Out 03/12/2024
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults PRO Mystery (Text) 34262000919478 Main Room New Checked Out 03/13/2024
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34318001240478 Adult Area New Checked Out 02/22/2024
Red Land Community Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34006001009387 Main Room New Checked Out 03/07/2024
Village Library Adults PRO Fiction (Text) 34215000829279 Reading Room New On Holds Shelf -

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