Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Introducing Molly Malone and DEADLY POLITICS

by Maggie Sefton, the insufferable "She" who's constantly annoying Kelly Flynn in the Kelly Flynn Mysteries.  CAST ON, KILL OFF, 10th in the bestselling series, was released June 2012.

Hi, there, everyone.  Kelly is away camping in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain National Park with boyfriend Steve and her friends and has given me permission to introduce Molly Malone, the lead character in my new Suspense mystery series.  First in the series, DEADLY POLITICS, debuts today, August 8th, from Midnight Ink in Trade Paperback, and I'm beyond excited.  I've been waiting for a long time for readers to meet Molly and the colorful cast of characters that inhabit her world.  I posted some of the struggles that Molly Malone and cast encountered on the way to publication yesterday, Tuesday, August 7th, on the Cozy Chicks Blog.

I thought you folks would appreciate a brief plot description to get a glimpse of what's happening in Molly Malone's world---Washington, DC.  You can read an excerpt from the book plus the wonderful reviews that DEADLY POLITICS has already received from Kirkus, Library Journal, and Mystery Scene magazine on my newly updated website:   I hope you'll be intrigued enough to give Molly Malone and DEADLY POLITICS a try.  :)

DEADLY POLITICS, the first in the Molly Malone Suspense  Series, will be released August 8, 2012 in trade paperback from Midnight Ink Books.  It will be available in bookstores and online.   Please visit my website for reviews and an excerpt:

Welcome to Molly Malone’s world----

Politics is a blood sport in Washington, DC, and only the strongest survive.    Like the politicians she’s rubbed shoulders with for a lifetime, Molly Malone is smart and tough and savvy enough to stay out of trouble---most of the time.  However, trouble has a way of finding Molly.

Years ago, Molly Malone was driven from Washington, DC by political back-stabbing, scandals, and personal heartbreak.  But now, circumstances have forced her to start a new life in the one place she swore she’d never return to—the city that broke her heart---and face the ghosts and the enemies from her past.
As the daughter of a respected United States Senator and once the wife of a rising star young Congressman, Molly has seen it all in Washington politics
---the cynics, the sincere, and the schemers.  But the brutal murder of her Congressional staffer niece brings Molly up close with Washington’s darker side.  “The beautiful monuments and parks are deceiving.  Washington can be ugly.”  How ugly, Molly’s about to find out.  There are other schemers out there who may not have won elections, but are more powerful than the politicians they ensnare.  


  1. I can't wait to meet Molly. And politics is sooo much fun (tongue wedged in cheek)!

  2. Looking forward to meeting Molly.

  3. Sheila---Thanks, girl. I hope you enjoy it.