> Zed Book Club / Molly the Maid Cleans Up Another Mess in ‘The Mystery Guest’

Photo: Dahlia Katz Photography

> Bookshelf

Molly the Maid Cleans Up Another Mess in ‘The Mystery Guest’

In a Q&A, Nita Prose talks about writing the sequel to her wildly popular debut, ‘The Maid,’ and how she did some unconventional undercover research / BY Kim Honey / November 29th, 2023


What do you do when your debut novel sells a million copies in more than 40 countries and readers beg for more? You write a sequel, and that’s how Toronto author Nita Prose turned The Maid, a delightful cozy mystery featuring a neurodivergent maid named Molly, into a series. (It’s also going to be a movie, starring Florence Pugh.) Book two has landed, and Molly is still returning rooms to a state of perfection. Like the first book, The Mystery Guest is a playful romp through murder and misdirection that begins with a shocking death at the Grand Regency Hotel. 

Chapter 1 opens four years after Molly finds VIP guest Charles Black dead in his bed in The Maid. The revered and reclusive mystery writer J.D. Grimthorpe has just dropped dead on the tearoom floor, minutes before a public announcement about a secret he had been harbouring for years. (Among his 20 titles: The Maid in the Mansion and The Mystery Guest.) 

 

Nita Prose

 

It’s a standalone novel, but those who have read The Maid will recognize some beloved characters, like the conniving tip stealer and former head maid, Cheryl; Mr. Preston, the grandfatherly doorman who was a friend of Gran’s; and Detective Stark, who, once again, has Molly in her sights. There are also some new faces, including the riotous and ridiculous members of the J.D. Grimthorpe fan club, the podcast-loving bartender, Angela, and Lily, the meek and mild maid-in-training. 

The Mystery Guest takes us outside the hotel’s walls and back in time, as Prose alternates between the present murder investigation and the past, when Gran was a personal maid at a mansion owned by none other than J.D. Grimthorpe and his snooty, long-suffering wife, and brought Molly to work with her. Gran is just as present in this book as she was in the first, and Molly still relies on her sayings to make sense of the world and the people in it. 

In an telephone interview with Prose – the pen name for Nita Provonost, the Toronto-based vice president and editorial director for the publishing house, Simon & Schuster Canada – she talks about how editing books by thriller writers like Ruth Ware and Linwood Barclay was a 20-year course in mystery writing, how she snuck around hotels to see how far she could infiltrate the back rooms and how she is already at work on book No. 3. 

Kim Honey: Congratulations on The Maid. What was it like to have phenomenal success with a debut novel?

Nita Prose: I still wake up every day feeling like it must have been like some kind of fever dream. Maybe the most gratifying part is that Molly isn’t mine anymore. I know that sounds strange, but I feel like she belongs to the readers now. And the fact that they’re taking care of her, that they care about her, that they want more of her and that they’re interested in her journey, it makes me feel so utterly happy and complete as a writer.

KH: How many books have you signed?

NP: At this point, probably over 30,000 or 40,000.

KH: What’s the most interesting thing someone has talked to you about?

NP: So many people have said they have a Molly in their lives. What that means is somebody who might struggle with social cues or have some sort of difference they deal with on a daily basis that makes them feel like they don’t belong. I love hearing from readers who feel that Molly is somebody they know, whether it’s a sister or a friend or themselves, and the act of reading Molly becomes about being seen, about the fact that we can truly, as Gran says, all be different and yet be the same.

KH: Do you have someone you consult with, to get into the back rooms of a hotel?

NP: Years ago, I worked as an editor on a fabulous book with Charles McPherson called The Butler Speaks. He now works in hotels all over the world, advising them and their staff on proper etiquette and decorum for the modern age. There’s so much I learned about that notion of the guest experiencing perfection when they walk in, and feeling almost like they’re their own king or queen. I also did my own on-the-fly research. I went to a few hotels and I skulked around. I wore all black and I tried to see how far I could get into the hotel and into the back rooms, just by looking like staff and being invisible. As it turns out, you can get pretty far.

KH: How far?

NP: You can open the doors in the kitchen, you can kind of wander around and nobody’s going to stop you if you have the right attitude. If you notice, in a hotel, the workers have a certain attitude of being present but invisible at the same time. It really is a way of comporting yourself, physically.

KH: Which hotels did you visit? 

NP: I’m going to get blacklisted if I tell you. [laughs] There was one in London, and there were about two in Toronto.

KH: It’s got to be the Royal York and the King Eddy in Toronto?

NP: Everybody has their own idea of what hotel the Regency Grand is. I love when a reader comes up to me and says, ‘you know, I thought that hotel was the Baglione in London or the Waldorf Astoria in New York.’ I always say yes, because for me, I give you just the barest outlines of a hotel, and as the reader, it’s your job to fill in the blank. 

I’ll tell you a story about the King Edward Hotel, since you mentioned it. Many years ago, I used to walk by almost every day. I would see the same doorman sitting or standing by his podium – in his greatcoat and his cap – which was up the red-carpeted stairs. He would tip his cap at me and I would smile at him and nod my head. I felt like he was my protector – like he was almost my grandfather, like he was watching out for me. We never spoke, but somehow those little ephemeral moments found their way into the fictional character of Mr. Preston in both books.

KH: In the author’s note, you talk about the Lewes Castle Museum exhibit where you read a story about a 17th century maid who was dismissed for stealing silverware, only to have renovators find the spoon years later in a rat’s nest, along with a mummified rodent, which were on display. How does it connect with the book?

NP: It’s a cautionary tale on the one hand, and on the other hand, it’s also a parable. It was almost as though I could hear Gran’s voice saying, ‘here is a moment where nothing is as it seems’ and ‘the truth never stays buried forever.’ I knew that this was going to be the backdrop for The Mystery Guest, that there would be this fable underlying everything, where the past and the present merge. There’s a mystery to be solved that could only be dredged up through an understanding of something that Molly experienced in her childhood.

KH: There are so many new characters in The Mystery Guest, so many new suspects. Did you have a big outline?

NP: I did. That is one of the challenges of writing a series when you didn’t know you were writing a series. You have the gift of some of these characters that are well established, but you need to find room to move. The first book was a mystery on the one hand, but a feel-good fiction of growth – a journey through the spirit – on the other. In this novel, the answer to how I could find more narrative terrain was mystery on the front half, and then the trope of that secret in an old house melding the past and the present. I feel like the past story was really about finding a way to write a fairy tale for adults.

KH: I was a little sad to see Juan Manuel was away visiting his family and the potential for romance was not there. Why?

NP: [laughs] Because Molly has to grow. She had to go on a new journey, and with Juan around that would’ve been very challenging, because she would’ve had so much help from him. Now it is entirely possible there may be more books in the future, and I assure you there will be more romance in that case.

KH: Are you a fast writer?

NP: People always ask me ‘how long did it take you to write The Maid?’ I have two answers. One is 20 years and six months, and the other answer is six months. Through the generosity of my authors, who have allowed me to work with them on their stories for years, that’s how I learned. It was the best master class in writing I could have ever had. So, yes, I wrote it in six months, but my goodness, did it take me an awfully long time to learn the trade.

KH: How many pages are you into Molly the maid No. 3?

NP: I’m getting there.

KH: Do you have 100 pages?

NP: Not even a hundred. I had started The Mystery Guest thinking about what it would be, but there was no way I was going to release that from my grasp until I thought I could honour the character. So, what I have now for perhaps a future book, it’s just so early. Readers will see it if it turns out. 

KH: Can you give us a cryptic clue about it?

NP: I could say that I think there’s a lot of Gran’s story that has not been mined, and that’s another source of true mystery. Not the whodunnit kind, but the mystery that is essential to these characters and Molly’s understanding of who she is in the world. And that’s where the third book will lie. 

KH: How is The Maid movie going? Was it on hold because of the writer’s and actor’s strikes, which are now over?

NP: That’s exactly what happened and now things are moving again. I am excited about the next steps. I know that the producers are very much relieved that we can move forward. There is a script written. That is ready to go.

KH: Have you met Florence Pugh, who will play Molly?

NP: I would love to, but I have not met her. We’re still a ways off. There’s more casting to be done.

 

THE SCROLL

Canadian Writers Among Literary Luminaries Named on the New York Times’ “Top 100 Books of the 21st Century” ListThe New York Times Book Review ultimately featured two Canadian authors – and three Canadian books – on their list of the 100 best books of the 21st century.


Alice Munro, One of Canada’s Literary Masters, Dies at 92Alice Munro's career spanned over four decades, during which time she earned a multitude of literary awards, including a Nobel Prize nearing the end of her writing career. 


American writer V. V. Ganeshananthan wins the US$150,000 Carol Shields Prize for FictionHer novel, 'Brotherless Night,' was chosen over the work of four finalists, including 'Birnam Wood' by Eleanor Catton


2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award Shortlist AnnouncedThe award, which was founded in 1976, offers a $60,000 prize for the winner.


Three Canadian Authors Shortlisted for the US$150,000 Carol Shields Prize for FictionClaudia Dey, Eleanor Catton and Janika Oza are finalists for the largest cash prize celebrating American and Canadian women writers


Donald Sutherland, 88, to Detail His Journey to Hollywood Fame in Long-Awaited MemoirThe Canuck screen legend's first-ever autobiography will hit Canadian bookshelves on Nov. 12.


Camilla Leads Miniature Book Initiative to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Queen’s Dolls’ HouseThe miniature book collection includes handwritten tomes by Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Sir Ben Okri and other well-known authors


2024 Giller Prize: Noah Richler, Kevin Chong and Molly Johnson Among Jury MembersAuthor Noah Richler is chairing the jury for this year's Giller Prize, an award's body his father literary icon Mordecai Richler helped launch in 1994.


Queen Camilla to Offer Weekly Reading Recommendations in New Queen’s Reading Room PodcastThe Queen's Reading Room Podcast will feature Her Majesty's book picks as well as literary discussions with authors and celebrities every week.


2023 Booker Prize: Irish Writer Paul Lynch Wins For Dystopian ‘Prophet Song’Canadian Booker Prize jury chair Esi Edugyan called the novel a "a triumph of emotional storytelling, bracing and brave."


Sarah Bernstein’s ‘Study for Obedience’ Wins 2023 Scotiabank Giller PrizeThe author, who gave birth to a daughter 10 days ago, accepted the award remotely from her home in the Scottish Highlands


Governor General’s Literary Awards: Anuja Varghese’s ‘Chrysalis’ Among This Year’s WinnersEach of the 14 writers, illustrators and translators will receive a prize of $25,000


Giller Prize Winner Suzette Mayr Among Finalists Shortlisted for 2023 Governor General’s Literary AwardsThe 14 winners, who will each receive a prize of $25,000, will be announced Nov. 8


Five Authors Shortlisted for This Year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller PrizeDionne Irving and Kevin Chong are among the finalists who "probe what it means to be human, to survive, and to be who we are"


Norway’s Jon Fosse Wins Nobel Literature Prize for Giving “Voice to the Unsayable”The author's work has been translated into more than 40 languages, and there have been more than 1,000 different productions of his plays.


Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Recognizes 12 Authors Who Demonstrate “the Power of Human Imagination”The 2023 longlist includes the prize's 2005 winner David Bergen and debut novelist Deborah Willis. 


Duke and Duchess of Sussex Buy Film Rights to Canadian Author Carley Fortune’s ‘Meet Me at the Lake’Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have purchased the movie rights to the bestselling romantic novel, which was published in May this year.


Booker Prize Longlist ‘Defined by its Freshness’ as Nominees RevealedEsi Edugyan, chair of the 2023 judges, said each of the 13 novels "cast new light on what it means to exist in our time."


Barack Obama Releases His 2023 Summer Reading ListThe list includes the latest novel by Canadian-born New Zealand author Eleanor Catton.


David Suzuki Takes Inspiration From His Own Grandchildren for New Kid’s Book ‘Bompa’s Insect Expedition’The book features Suzuki and two of his grandchildren exploring the insect population in their own backyard.


Milan Kundera, Author of ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, Dies at 94Kundera won global accolades for the way he depicted themes and characters that floated between the mundane reality of everyday life and the lofty world of ideas.


Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Dark Genius of American Literature, Dead at 89McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2006 novel 'The Road.'


Remembering the Life and Loves of Literary Bad Boy Martin AmisThe legendary British author has died at 73. His absence will be keenly felt, but Amis leaves behind a book shelf’s worth of novels, including 'London Fields', 'Money' and 'Success', filled with shambolic anti-heroes raising a finger at society. 


Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to Publish Two Books Related to Mental Health and Wellness With Penguin Random House CanadaThe upcoming releases include a wellness book for adults and a picture book for children, which will roll out over the next two years.


Queen Camilla Celebrated Her Love of Books by Having Some Embroidered on Her Coronation GownThe Queen's coronation gown also featured tributes to her children, grandchildren and rescue dogs embroidered into it.


Better Late Than Never: Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s Unpublished Novel Set for Release in 2024'En Agosto Nos Vemos' or 'We'll See Each Other in August' was deemed by the late author's family to be too important to stay hidden


End of an Era: Eleanor Wachtel leaves CBC Radio’s ‘Writers & Company’ After More Than Three Decades on the AirAfter a career interviewing what she describes as the "finest minds in the world," the long-time radio host says she's ready to begin a new chapter.


Canadian Independent Bookstore Day Features Deals, Contests and ReadingsOn Saturday, every book purchased at an indie store qualifies you to enter the Book Lovers Contest, with a chance to win gift cards worth up to $1,000


Translation Project Will Bring Literature From the South Asian Continent to English-Speaking AudiencesThe SALT project aims to translate and publish 40 works by authors from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka


The Book Thief: An Italian Man’s Guilty Plea Ends a Caper That Puzzled the Literary World for YearsFilippo Bernardini’s elaborate phishing scam netted 1,000 unpublished manuscripts by prominent authors including Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan


The Late Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Is Honoured with an American StampThe Obamas and Oprah Winfrey pay tribute to the writer whose poetic interpretations of the African American experience gained a world-wide audience


Five Canadian Writers Make the Long List for the Inaugural Carol Shields Prize for FictionThe US$150,000 English-language literary award for female and nonbinary writers redresses the inequality of women in the publishing world


The Furry Green Grump is Back in a Sequel to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”Dr. Seuss Enterprises will publish “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” in September


Chris Hadfield to Publish a Sequel to His Blockbuster Debut, “The Apollo Murders,” on Oct. 10"The Defector” brings the Cold War intrigue from space to Earth as the Soviets and Americans race to develop fighter jets


Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ Continues to Break Worldwide RecordsThe book also seems to have put a dent in the popularity of members of the Royal Family — including the Prince and Princess of Wales.


Prince Harry’s Memoir Breaks U.K. Sales Record On First Day of ReleaseThe publisher of the new memoir, 'Spare", says it had sold 400,000 copies so far across hardback, e-book and audio formats.


Barack Obama’s Favourite Books of 2022The former U.S. president’s 13 titles include Canadians Emily St. John Mandel and Kate Beaton, as well as tomes from Michelle Obama, George Saunders and Jennifer Egan


Here are the 5 Books on Bill Gates’ Holiday Reading ListThe billionaire philanthropist is giving hundreds of copies to little libraries around the world


Sheila Heti and Eli Baxter Among 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award WinnersToronto writer Sheila Heti took home the fiction award for 'Pure Colour,' a novel the GG peer assessment committee called "a work of genius."


Suzette Mayr Wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for ‘The Sleeping Car Porter’The 2022 Giller Prize jury called Mayr's novel "alive and immediate — and eerily contemporary."


Writers’ Trust of Canada Awards: Authors Nicholas Herring, Dan Werb Nab Top PrizesThe Writers' Trust of Canada awards amounted to a combined monetary prize value of $270,000.


Bob Dylan Releases ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song,’ a Book of Essays Dissecting 66 Influential SongsIn his new book, Bob Dylan offers up both critique and historical insight into various musical recordings of the last century by a variety of popular artists.


Prince Harry’s Memoir ‘Spare’ Will Be Published in January 2023The long-awaited memoir will tell with "raw unflinching honesty" Prince Harry's journey from "trauma to healing", his publisher said on Thursday.


Sri Lankan Author Shehan Karunatilaka Wins 2022 Booker PrizeKarunatilaka won the prestigious prize on Monday for his second novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’, about a dead war photographer on a mission in the afterlife.


Canadian Council for the Arts Reveals Governor General’s Literary Awards FinalistsThe finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards spotlight books in both the English and French language, as well as translated works.


New Penguin Random House Award Named After Michelle Obama Will Honour High School WritersMichelle Obama Award for Memoir will provide a $10,000 college scholarship to a graduating public school senior based on their autobiographical submission.


French Author Annie Ernaux, 82, Becomes First French Woman to Win Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe author said, of winning, that "I was very surprised ... I never thought it would be on my landscape as a writer."


Hilary Mantel, Award-Winning British Author of ‘Wolf Hall’ Trilogy, Dies at 70Wolf Hall, published in 2009, and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, released three years later, both won the Booker Prize, an unprecedented win for two books in the same trilogy and making Mantel the first woman to win the award twice.


Prince William “Cannot Forgive” Prince Harry, According to ‘The New Royals’ Author Katie NichollPrince William “just cannot forgive his brother,” according to Katie Nicholl, author of 'The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown.'


Five Finalists Announced for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for NonfictionThe winner — to be announced on November 2 — will take home the annual $60,000 prize.


Peter Straub, Bestselling American Horror Writer, Dies at 79Friend and co-author Stephen King has said the author's 1979 book, "Ghost Story," is his favourite horror novel.


Rawi Hage, Billy-Ray Belcourt and Sheila Heti Make the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize Long ListThe jury read 138 books to choose 14 titles for the long list, one of which will win the $100,000 prize, one of the richest in Canadian literature


Salman Rushdie, Novelist Who Drew Death Threats, Is Stabbed at New York LectureThe Indian-born novelist who was ordered killed by Iran in 1989 because of his writing, was attacked before giving a talk on artistic freedom.


Raymond Briggs, Creator of Beloved Children’s Tale ‘The Snowman’, Dies at 88First published in 1978, the pencil crayon-illustrated wordless picture book sold more than 5.5 million copies around the world while a television adaption became a Christmas favourite in Britain and was nominated for an Oscar.


Canadian Author Emily St. John Mandel Makes Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading ListObama's list includes everything from fiction to books on politics, cultural exploration and basketball.


Canadian Author Rebecca Eckler to Launch RE:books Publishing House Focused on Female Authors and Fun ReadsThe former National Post columnist says her tagline is ‘What’s read is good, and what’s good is read.’”


Brian Thomas Isaac’s “All the Quiet Places” wins $5,000 Indigenous Voices AwardThe B.C. author, a retired bricklayer, drew on his childhood growing up on the Okanagan Indian reserve for his coming-of-age story set in 1956


Canadian-American Author Ruth Ozeki Wins Women’s Book Prize for “The Book of Form and Emptiness”The UK judges said her fourth novel, inspired in part by the Vancouver Public Library, contained "sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence, humour and poignancy."


The Bill Gates Summer Reading List Includes a Sci-Fi Novel On Gender Inequality Suggested by His DaughterBill Gates' summer reading list includes fiction and non-fiction titles that cover gender equality, political polarization and climate change.


American novelist Joshua Cohen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “The Netanyahus”The 2022 Pulitzer prizes include this satirical look at identity politics, focused on the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a crucial time in the Jewish state’s history


Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro Among Canadian Authors Recognized in Commemorative Reading List Marking Queen’s Platinum JubileeThe authors are among six Canadian scribes included on the The Big Jubilee Read list.


Queen Elizabeth II’s Aide Reveals Details of Life in Royal Pandemic Lockdown in New Addition to BookAngela Kelly, who's worked for the Queen for 20 years, discusses everything from cutting the Queen's hair to "the light and laughter that was shared ... even in the darkest moments."


New Leonard Cohen Story Collection, ‘A Ballet of Lepers,’ Set for October ReleaseThe collection features a novel, short stories and a radio play written between 1956 and 1961.


Archived Letters Reveal How Toni Morrison Helped MacKenzie Scott Meet Future Husband Jeff BezosBezos hired Scott at the hedge fund where he worked after receiving a recommendation from Morrison. Shortly thereafter, the pair married and Scott helped Bezos launch Amazon.


Prince Harry’s Memoir is Set to Rock the MonarchyFriends say the California-based royal got a million-pound book deal to write "an intimate take on his feeling about the family."


European Jewish Congress Asks Publisher to Pull Anne Frank BookThe Congress says 'The Betrayal of Anne Frank' has "deeply hurt the memory of Anne Frank, as well as the dignity of the survivors and the victims of the Holocaust."


Canadian Author Details Anne Frank Cold-Case Investigation That Named Surprise Suspect in Her Family’s Betrayal in New BookAhead of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Frank's 'The Diary of a Young Girl' in June, a team that included a retired FBI agent and around 20 historians, criminologists and data specialists identified a relatively unknown figure as a leading suspect in revealing her family's hideout.


Man Who Tricked Authors Into Handing Over Unpublished Manuscripts Arrested by FBI in New YorkFilippo Bernardini, an employee of a well known publication house, has been arrested for stealing hundreds of unpublished manuscripts.


Hollywood Legend Betty White Has a Last Laugh in New Biographic Comic BookThe creators of the biographical comic book have released similar books about Hollywood legends like Carrie Fisher, Lucille Ball, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor.


Barack Obama Reveals His List of Books That Left “A Lasting Impression” in 2021Obama's favourite 2021 reads include two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead's 'Harlem Shuffle' and 'Klara and the Sun,' by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro


“Interview With the Vampire” Author Anne Rice Dies at 80 — Tributes Pour in From Stuart Townsend and OthersThe author, who was best known for her work in gothic fiction, died on Saturday evening as a result of complications from a stroke.


Norma Dunning wins $25,000 Governor General’s English fiction prize for ‘Tainna’The Edmonton-based Inuk writer explores themes of displacement, loneliness and spirituality in six short stories


Omar El Akkad wins $100,000 Giller prize for “What Strange Paradise”The former Globe and Mail reporter, who published "American War" to acclaim in 2017, tackles the global migrant refugee crisis in his second novel


South African Author Damon Galgut Wins the Booker Prize For ‘The Promise’Galgut received nominations for his 2003 and 2010 works before finally taking home the prize this year. 


Hollywood Legend Paul Newman Discusses Life, Acting and Aging Gracefully in Newly Discovered MemoirPublishers of the newly discovered memoir say the Hollywood legend wrote the book in the 1980s in response to the relentless media attention he received during that time.


Here’s What You Need to Know About the Toronto International Festival of AuthorsDirector Roland Gulliver lands in Toronto to open his second, much-expanded virtual festival with more than 200 events


Tanzanian Novelist Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for Depicting the Impact of Colonialism and Refugee StoriesGurnah, 72, is only the second writer from sub-Saharan Africa to win one of the world's most prestigious literary awards


Miriam Toews Garners Third Giller Prize Nomination for “Fight Night” after Shortlist AnnouncedSophomore efforts from novelists Omar El Akkad and Jordan Tannahill join debut books from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and Angélique Lalonde


Tina Brown’s New Book, ‘The Palace Papers’, Covers the Royal Family’s Reinvention After Diana’s Tragic DeathTina Brown's sequel to her 2007 release 'The Diana Chronicles' is set to hit shelves April 12, 2022. 


Audible.ca Releases Andrew Pyper’s Exclusive Audiobook “Oracle” For New Plus Catalogue LaunchThe thriller about a psychic FBI detective is one of 12,000 titles now available for free to members


Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to Release Book Based On Their “Renegades” PodcastThe new book will feature a collection of candid, intimate and entertaining conversations


Prince Harry Will Publish a Memoir in Late 2022Harry says he's writing the book "not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become."


> STAY UP TO DATE

Sign Up for the Weekly Book Club Newsletter