Bloody Politics: A Molly Malone Mystery By Maggie Sefton

Nov 8, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details on how to enter to win a copy of Bloody Politics at the end of this review, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL.

When Molly Malone returned to Washington D.C. in 2007, it was as the daughter of a United States senator and widow of a Representative who committed suicide following a trumped up scandal. Now, just a short time later, Molly has settled in as an accounting staffer for Colorado Senator John Russell and is in a relationship with former Special Forces officer, Danny DiMateo, now a Quantico consultant.

When a friend asks to meet with Molly regarding information about a late congressman’s notebook, Molly willingly agrees. She doesn’t know they have a sinister audience listening in on their phone conversation. Molly’s home has been invaded, bugged and surveilled, her computer hacked, and now Natasha Jorgensen’s phone is similarly monitored. Natasha is brutally murdered while Molly is just yards away, as a shady syndicate is intent on cutting off links before she can unravel the labyrinth of lies established by a powerful and lethal

As deaths mount up, Molly begins to make the connections that ties them together and risks putting more of her friends in jeopardy. That it has taken until now for Molly to become suspicious does seem questionable considering the conspiracy-prone atmosphere of Washington D.C. For all of her hesitation to believe in a plot tied to international banking and financial legislation, Molly is all too quick to jump to conclusions when shocking photographs land on her doorstep. It doesn’t take too long for Molly to come around to the truth as her friends and allies force Molly’s “Crazy Ass” and “Sober and Righteous” sides to finally act logically.

Readers of this series should be prepared for the long game, as Sefton has layered plots and structured events in the three books of this series to be slowly revealed. As Molly becomes aware of just how powerful and deadly her enemies are, she makes herself an even bigger target, ratcheting up the suspense. This is a more serious and darker series than Sefton’s Kelly Flynn knitting mysteries, but the characters are just as likable and vulnerable. We always suspected Washington was full of liars and thieves. Molly’s race to match their seemingly limitless information and control is a compelling read.

To enter to win a copy of Bloody Politics, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Politics,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 15, 2014. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Click on this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL!

Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).


  1. Sounds good, like the characters name: Molly Malone!

  2. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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