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Hardback Published on: 18/01/2024
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The Mystery Guest
Do Not Disturb - This is a 5 Star Mystery to Adore!
Molly the maid is back and continues to sparkle in this outstanding 5 star mystery that takes the characters and setup originally created by Nita Prose in ... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
The Mystery Guest
Molly is back!
Molly Gray wears her Head Maid badge proudly, with her head held high as after all, getting to such a prestigious position was no easy feat, as she will te... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.
The Mystery Guest
I loved this!
Molly is back!! I loved The Maid, so I was incredibly pleased when I had the chance to read an early copy! This was every bit as fantastic as The Maid... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The Mystery Guest
Welcome back Molly!
Thanks to the publisher for sending me a wonderful book box with a little jar of honey in. I was delighted to be back in Molly’s world and wish I could ... READ MORE
Bookmouse, Newry
The Mystery Guest
Even better than book one!
Actual rating 4.5. Molly’s baaaaccckkkkk! And I think this was even better than the first book, although maybe I’m biased because it’s to do with the li... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald


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 Gran, and everything else she's kept tidied away in her memory for so long.

Because Molly knew the dead guest once upon a time - and he knew her.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008679729
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 24 mm

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The Mystery Guest
This is the Second Book in the Molly Gray Books.
Molly Gray is not like everyone else. With her flair for cleaning and proper etiquette, she has risen through the ranks of the glamorous five-star Regency ... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Mystery Guest
Highly enjoyable mystery novel - well worth a look.
It helps to have read "The Maid" beforehand but the book probably works as a stand alone. Molly returns as promoted Head Maid at the hotel and again become... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
As good as the first one!
When a reclusive author drops dead at a hotel press event, suspicion gets cast on the employees working there. The head maid who has had experience with so... READ MORE
Ekta Garg
The Mystery Guest
Wonderful surprise
I didn’t know there would be a sequel to Molly’s story. Truly, a wonderful surprise! The writing is absolutely brilliant. The title may or may not be a sl... READ MORE
Maira Bakenova
The Mystery Guest
Molly is back!
What a delight to have Molly back in our lives again. I adored Nita Prose’s first novel, The Maid, and was eager to read the second book in the series - an... READ MORE
Sue Stephens
The Mystery Guest
still very enjoyable
The Mystery Guest is the second book in the Molly The Maid series by award-wining, best-selling Canadian editor and author, Nita Prose. Molly Gray has been... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Mystery Guest
This is a great book, with great writing, characters, a thrilling whodunnit.
Gifted in return for an honest review. The Maid was one of my favourite reads of 2021. I absolutely loved it, and was thrilled to receive a copy of the ... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
The Mystery Guest
Delightful read
Molly the Maid is back in The Mystery Guest and I am delighted. You cant help but love her quirkiness and I find myself laughing out loud and cheering h... READ MORE
Judy Odom
The Mystery Guest
Murder in plain sight
cozy-mystery, suspense, local-law-enforcement, contemporary, poisons, family, friendship, hospitality-industry, sly-humor, murder-investigation, amateur-sl... READ MORE
Janice Tangen
The Mystery Guest
Great start to 2024 reading!
Molly the Maid first captured our hearts in Nita Prose’s book The Maid, which was a Kindig Gem for me for 2022. She’s socially awkward and obsessed with ro... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Cosy crime taken to new heights
The Mystery Guest is that sort of cosy crime story taken to new heights. I really enjoyed Molly the Maid’s first outing in The Maid, particularly her i... READ MORE
Emily (ashortbooklover)
The Mystery Guest
Molly returns
I enjoyed book one very much and was looking forward to this one. In this book we learn of not only Mollys past but also her Grandmother who brought her... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
The Mystery Guest
This is book two of the series and, for full enjoyment, I do recommend you read The Maid first. It's a cracking read in its own right so... In this, her s... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Molly the Maid is back, with a cracking case to solve. If you thought The Maid, was good, then this second installment knocks it out the park. Nita Prose i... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
I loved it
The mystery guest is the second book in ‘the maid’ series regarding Molly the maid. The story is a few years forward from the previous novel. She is now th... READ MORE
Michelle De Alwis
The Mystery Guest
A sweet, cosy mystery!
I really enjoyed The Maid so I was incredibly excited to read the sequel - luckily it didn’t disappoint! Molly is one of my favourite literary character... READ MORE
Caitlin Deeley
The Mystery Guest
Brilliant character
The Maid was a great book but I think this could be even better. Molly has been head maid for around four years now and the hotel is finally moving on from... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Mystery Guest
Wonderful read. I love Molly!
I absolutely adored the first book about Molly Gray ‘The Maid’ and probably bored everyone to death talking about it so you can imagine excited I was to re... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Mystery Guest
Excellent sequel
When I started this book, I hadn't realised it was a sequel to The Maid and would feature the same characters but it was certainly a happy surprise - I lov... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Molly the Maid continues to impress
4.5 of 5 stars My Five Word TL:DR Review : Nita Prose Did It Again I loved The Maid by this author, it has such a wonderfully cosy and charming feel to... READ MORE
Lynn Williams
The Mystery Guest
Great Fun
3.5* The Mystery Guest is the second in Nita Prose's super fin series featuring Molly the Maid. Molly is proud to be a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel a... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
The Mystery Guest
Loved this follow up!
I loved this follow up novel to “The Maid “! Molly returns, still working at the hotel and this time there is a murder in the tea room when a famous author... READ MORE
Annette Librarian
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The Mystery Guest Checked-In!
"The Mystery Guest," the second instalment in the Molly the Maid Series by Nita Prose, is a delightful dive back into the world of Molly Gray. Like its pre... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Fall in love with Molly the Maid all over again!
After thoroughly enjoying ‘The Maid’ by Nita Prose there was never any doubt I wouldn’t read the sequel once I heard it had been announced. In ’The Myst... READ MORE
Shona Holmes-Berry
The Mystery Guest
too twee for me
I can understand why people like this book and its cosy crime charm, but, and I realise I'm in the minority, it just wasnt for me. The pace and writing d... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Molly Gray is back at the Regency Grand Hotel . She is back and better than ever she’s now the head maid and as you’d guess she’s wears the badge with pri... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
The Mystery Guest
Molly the Maid is back!
The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose I give this book 4.25 stars After reading the first book I have a soft spot for Molly the maid.I’m glad she’s back and ... READ MORE
The Mystery Guest
Loved it!
Another wonderful book by this excellent author! The Maid was one of my favourite books from last year, so I was really excited to read The Mystery Guest.... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Mystery Guest
Excellent sequel
I loved The Maid and wasn’t sure how a follow up was going to work. My worries were swept away almost instantly; this is a gorgeously cosy murder mystery, ... READ MORE
Catherine Tempany
The Mystery Guest
Cosy mystery to enjoy on a rainy day
I've thoroughly enjoyed the author's first book and was eager to delve into the second one. It was really enjoyable and I simply adore Molly, the main char... READ MORE
Beatrice Ahmad
The Mystery Guest
Fantastic read
I absolutely loved reading this book. I gasped out loud at a twist that I wasn't expecting. Can't wait to read the next one. Highly recommend to anyone wh... READ MORE
Tracy Millwater
The Mystery Guest
A delightful book to read
It's great that molly is back as the maid, but this time she's the head maid at the regency Hotel, I'm not going to add spoilers in case anyone readi... READ MORE
Alison carroll