Authors & Events
Authors & Events
Mar 12, 1985
| ISBN 9780449208403
May 28, 2014
| ISBN 9780804151771
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Mar 12, 1985 | ISBN 9780449208403
May 28, 2014 | ISBN 9780804151771
“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won’t want to put the book down.”—Portland TelegramThe cheerful Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising CIA mission.Posing as a tourist in China, Mrs. Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA . . . and all but loses her life in the bargain.“Filled with adventures—and misadventures—but through it all Mrs. Pollifax is triumphant.”—Booklist
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.
“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won’t want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram“Filled with adventures—and misadventures—but through it all Mrs. Pollifax is triumphant.”—Booklist
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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