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May 12, 1985
| ISBN 9780449209127
May 28, 2014
| ISBN 9780804151795
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May 12, 1985 | ISBN 9780449209127
May 28, 2014 | ISBN 9780804151795
Once again the irrepressible Mrs. Pollifax, that very special agent with her own very special brand of logic, is off on an incredible escapade of international intrigue . . . from the exotic towns and countryside of Turkey to a mysterious rendezvous with a gypsy caravan.“You are in effect replacing a dead man, Mrs. Pollifax. . . .”When Emily Pollifax answered the phone that Sunday morning she quickly forgot about her Garden Club tea in the afternoon. The last time she had heard the voice on the other end of the line it had sent of her off on a journey that plunged her into a wild tangle of secret agents and high adventure.Now the man from the CIA was asking if she could leave immediately on a mission that would take her halfway across the world. What could Mrs. Pollifax say but yes?Praise for The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax“Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress.”—The New York Times“One of the most suspense-creating and unorthodox heroines of our time is Mrs. Pollifax . . . . A charmer!”—Shrevport Times
Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) was the author of 14 Mrs. Pollifax novels, including The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, the series debut; Mrs. Pollifax Pursued; Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer; Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist; and Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled. She was also the author of many other novels, among them Thale’s Folly.
My grandmother is a big fan of the MRS. POLLIFAX mysteries by Dorothy Gilman. I was at first hesitantto try the books, because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to relate to mysteries featuring a suburban grandmotherworking for the CIA. But because my grandmother’s taste in literature has always been impeccable,I decided to delve into Mrs. Pollifax’s adventures. I began with THE UNEXPECTED MRS. POLLIFAX, the firstin the series, and immediately found them delightful. Mrs. Pollifax is just the kind of grandmother I’dlove to have: resourceful, intelligent, somewhat sly, and, of course, a secret CIA operative. Heradventures take her to all corners of the globe: from an authentically described communist China (MRS. POLLIFAX ON THE CHINA STATION) to an exhilarating safari across Africa (MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed joining her on her adventures, and intend to read them all. I recommend themto everyone who’s interested in learning about different countries and cultures–and, obviously, espionage!–Malinda Lo, Editorial Assistant
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