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  • 0 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 5 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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25 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library M PRO (Text) 33500013522891 New Checked out 02/04/2022
Detroit Lakes Public Library M PRO (Text) 33500013521851 New Checked out 02/08/2022
LARL Cataloging LARL96662 (Text) LARL96662 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library M PRO (Text) 33500013522909 New On holds shelf -
Twin Valley LINK Site M PRO (Text) 33500013521869 New Checked out 02/08/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593356159
  • ISBN: 0593356152
  • Physical Description: 289 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed, turning her once orderly world upside down--and inspiring a motley crew of unexpected allies to band together to solve the mystery--in this utterly original debut. Molly Dunn is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and interprets people literally. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has had to navigate life's complexities all by herself. No matter--she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection. But Molly's orderly life is turned on its head the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself very dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's odd demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect and she finds herself in a web of subtext and nuance she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, a medley of friends she didn't realize she had refuses to let her be charged with murder--but will they be able to discover the real killer before it's too late? A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different--and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 January #1
    *Starred Review* Molly Gray is a hotel maid whom few hotel guests acknowledge or really even see. That's fine with Molly because what's most important to her is to be an excellent maid. But she is extremely naïve and socially awkward. Abandoned by her parents as a baby, she was raised by her wise and gentle grandmother. Gran wanted Molly to become more than just a hotel maid, but that didn't happen, and the job suits her perfectly. She doesn't socialize much, especially after her Gran dies, but she does have a handful of friends at the hotel: bartender Rodney, dishwasher Juan Manuel, and the doorman, Mr. Preston. Normally, Molly follows the hotel rule that maids should not befriend hotel guests, but in the case of Giselle Black, the much-younger wife of an abusive business tycoon, she makes an exception. Then she finds Giselle's husband dead in his suite one day and is accused of his murder. Happily, there's more to Molly than meets the eye. She's rescued in a most unexpected way that's partly down to her own plucky ingenuity. Captivating, charming, and heart-warming, with deft writing and a clever, original plot, this unusual crime novel will leave readers with a warm glow. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Nita Prose</b> is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean.

Subject: Hotel cleaning personnel > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Hotels.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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