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Aug 12, 1986
| ISBN 9780449209837
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May 28, 2014
| ISBN 9780804151801
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Aug 12, 1986 | ISBN 9780449209837
May 28, 2014 | ISBN 9780804151801
"Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs. Pollifax books."Newport News DAILY PRESSAlthough recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports–a one-time agency front. Only Mrs. Pollifax has earned Sheng’s trust, and only she can possibly stop what turns out to be a frightening and ominous plot involving drugs, smuggled diamonds, a famous cat burglar turned Interpol agent, a mysterious psychic, and, of course, murder…..possibly her own!
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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