Deadly Politics (Molly Malone Series #1)

Deadly Politics (Molly Malone Series #1)

by Maggie Sefton
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Deadly Politics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Hannah_Reed More than 1 year ago
Sefton takes us behind-the-scenes of Washington D.C.’s political machinery in such a realistic way I suspect the author has insider information and connections. She has created a powerhouse of a sleuth in Molly Malone, a woman with a scarred past, who takes a risk by returning to D.C. to face the ghosts that torment her. Brimming with suspense and atmosphere, the cast of vivid characters kept me glued to the pages. But it’s Molly Malone who really steals the show. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series!
SAGM More than 1 year ago
Maybe I just have to warm up to these characters but this one didn't draw me in as well her her Knitting series does. Highly recommend them.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Deadly Politics is the first book in the Molly Malone Mystery series. As with all of Maggie Sefton's books, I loved this new series. Certainly different from her Knitting series, but a wonderful change of pace, story wise. Molly has decided to move back to D.C., so that she can be close to her mother who getting up in years. Upon arriving Molly soon learns that the job she thought she had, was no longer available. Molly is going to stay with a cousin until she can get relocated, but she now needs to find a job so she can get an apartment. A few days later Karen, her niece, who works for a Congressman, comes over for dinner and tells Molly that Senator Russell is looking for an aide. Really politics is the last thing that Molly wants to be involved in, again. Her father had served as Senator for many years and her late husband had been a Congressman until his untimely suicide. They make Molly too good of an offer to refuse the offer. In addition to planning function for the Senator and controlling the cost of them, see is able to be an extra set of eyes and ears for the Senator, at these function. After one of the functions, Karen is a guest, and later is found murdered in her car, down the street from the Senator's. Still having friends in D.C., Molly starts to ask around for clues as to might have murdered her niece. She soon learns that Karen's murder goes deep into governments inner workings. Sefton tells an exciting story of the behind the scenes working of the government. It wasn't until the end that I learned the killer's identity. The characters are well developed and believable. This book makes you hope that politics aren't this bad. But, as a work of fiction it was very exciting. Looking forward to the release of Poisoned Politics next month and hope that the series will go past the three books, presently in the works.
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Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Molly Malone, the wife of a former congressman, returns to Washington D.C. to start over. She never thought she would return to the town full of backstabbing politicians and personal heartbreak but this is where her family is and she needs them now more than ever. She thought she had a job all lined up but it fell through at the last minute. Her niece, Karen, works "on the hill", sets her up to interview with freshman senator tracking his budgets and finance and she takes the job. Karen and Maggie have always been close and now in Washington together they are thrilled to spend more time with each other. Molly is surprised to find out who Karen is having an affair with and when she is killed she a few days later Molly is afraid her death was not a random act of violence. Molly can't help herself from doing a little investigating of her own but her inquires are drawing the attention of the wrong people. People that kill people that get in their way. This is not how Molly expected her new life in Washington to begin or end. Warning this is not a cozy mystery. Maggie Sefton is showing the edgier side of her imagination in this new series and it is FANTASTIC!!! I honestly could not put this book down. Life stopped as I became totally immersed in this story. Molly knows Washington D.C. can be a dangerous place but never thought it would come right to her workplace. She has been through so much but she is a strong woman and has been in and around politics her entire life. She knows the game and its players. She is smart, savvy, clever and determined. She is going to find out who killed her niece or die trying. Sefton has created a tough and gutsy protagonist that readers will quickly become invested in and want to see her succeed. With Washington politics as a backdrop the possibilities for this series are endless. I am anxious to see all the characters evolve in future stories. From Molly's mom and her friends Deb and Nan, the senator's staff, to Molly love life, and all the politics this series has a very bright future! I definitely want more Molly Malone and more Deadly Politics.
lkschetter More than 1 year ago
This book brings back many memories for me as I grew up around Washington, DC politics. Could not put the book down until I had finished reading it. Also love her Knitting Mystery Series books and can never put those down until I have finished them. Looking forward to more Molly Malone books and more in the Knitting Mystery Series as well. I hope there are many more mysteries by Maggie Sefton in my future.
NavyJoan More than 1 year ago
It's a page turner! If you enjoy murder mysteries with your politics, this book is for you! A delightful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our mystery book club read and discussed this at our last meeting. We were in total agreement: poorly conceived, badly written, and the only likeable character was the murder victim. We need no more Molly Malone!