« Je suis votre femme de chambre. J'en sais tellement sur vous. Mais en fin de compte, vous : que savez-vous vraiment de moi ? » Bienvenue au prestigieux hôtel Regency Grand, avec ses tapis de velours rouge, ses dorures et ses employés plus rocambolesques les uns que les autres. La jeune Molly, discrète, solitaire et zélée, y travaille comme femme de chambre et en connaît tous les recoins. Un jour, elle trouve la richissime Mme Black dans sa suite, paniquée, aux côtés du corps sans vie de son mari - une pagaille bien compliquée à ordonner. Mêlée malgré elle à cette étrange affaire de meurtre, Molly mène l'enquête, aidée de quelques précieux collègues et amis. Elle va alors découvrir que, derrière la magnifique façade, le Regency Grand cache bien des secrets.Lecture douillette assurée. Page des libraires.Ce polar bien ficelé se dévore d'une traite. Châtelaine.Traduit de l'anglais (Canada) par Estelle Roudet.
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I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She''s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She''s just a maid - why should anyone take notice?
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn''t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She''s just a maid - but what can she see that others overlook?
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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 . . .
_________________________________________________________________ Over a million readers have loved getting swept away by The Maid:
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