Nita Prose •

Wed, Dec 6, 2023 – 7:00 pm est

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Event and Book

*Please note that this is not a book bundled event, meaning a book does not come with the ticket.

The National Writers Series is thrilled to announce a new event that takes place on Dec. 6 at the City Opera House and Livestreamed with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nita Prose, whose debut novel The Maid sold an astonishing million copies.

A #1 Good Morning America Book Club Pick, The Maid is at once a clever crime mystery and a compelling character study of Molly Gray, aka Molly the Maid, who finds joy in cleaning rooms to perfection, but is confounded by the messiness of human interactions. Nita will visit Traverse City to talk about The Mystery Guest, a new mystery and a new mess. Molly has been promoted to the top position of Head Maid at the glorious five-star Regency Grand Hotel, but her world is suddenly turned upside down when a world-renowned mystery author drops dead—very dead—on the hotel’s tea room floor. It’s up to Molly the Maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music and a cash bar. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes a Q&A and author signing.

*Please note that this is not a book bundled event. You can buy a copy of the book at the event if you choose.

In-Person Tickets:
Tier One Tickets: $17, plus fees
Tier Two Tickets: $27, plus fees

Livestream tickets: $15, plus fees

Nita Prose


Nita Prose is the author of The Maid, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and was published in over forty countries. A #1 New York Times bestseller and a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, The Maid won the Ned Kelly Award for International Crime Fiction and was an Edgar Awards finalist for Best Novel. The Mystery Guest is a new mess. A new mystery. And it’s up to Molly the Maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty.

Guest Host | Brittany Cavallaro


Guest Host is Brittany Cavallaro, the New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte, a young adult novel, and the interim creative writing director at Interlochen Arts Academy.


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Bay Books – Suttons Bay

Brilliant Books – Traverse City

Cottage Book Shop – Glen Arbor

Horizon Books – Traverse City

McLean & Eakin – Petoskey

Saturn Booksellers – Gaylord

Event Underwriter

Anne Montgomery

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Bay Books

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This activity is supported in part by the MICHIGAN ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

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