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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-22
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780804151764
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Summary : “Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.”—The New York Times Book Review Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown, married children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. She takes on a “job” in Mexico City. The assignment doesn’t sound dangerous at first, but then, as often happens, something goes wrong. Now our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroiled in quite a hot Cold War—and her country’s enemies find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady. “Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.”—Toronto Star

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 9780449208281
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Summary : A widowed matron decides to pursue her lifelong desire to be a spy, finds herself useful to the CIA, and successfully completes an assignment which takes her from New Jersey to Mexico City to Albania.

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1966
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-23
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781788422741
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Summary : Mrs Emily Pollifax is a 60-ish widow wanting more from life than teas and garden club meetings. In search of adventure, she decides to offer her services to the CIA — who, after all, would spot a suburban grandmother as a cold war secret agent? — and adventure she finds. Her first assignment, in Mexico City, doesn’t sound dangerous – until something goes wrong. She suddenly finds herself abducted across the world, embroiled in quite a hot Cold War... and her abductors find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady. Armed with only an open mind and a little karate, Mrs Pollifax is the most lovable and most unlikely of international spies. What people are saying about Mrs Pollifax: “Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress.” New York Times “Filled with adventures—and misadventures—but through it all Mrs. Pollifax is triumphant.” Booklist “Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.” Toronto Star

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-06
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781788422758
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Summary : “You are in effect replacing a dead man, Mrs Pollifax ...” When Emily Pollifax answers the phone that morning, all thoughts of her garden club tea in the afternoon have to wait. Her CIA handler is asking if she could leave immediately on a mission that would take her halfway across the world. What can she say but yes? Once again she finds herself off on an incredible escapade of international intrigue ... this time from the exotic towns and countryside of inner Turkey, to a mysterious rendezvous with a gypsy caravan. Armed with only an open mind and a little karate, Mrs Pollifax is the most unlikely and lovable of international spies. What readers are saying: “Love, love, love Mrs Pollifax. Ms Gilman has an extraordinary way of keeping you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages of her books.” “How can a sweet little old lady get into so much trouble? Mrs Pollifax is a gem and a hoot!” “A book that gives you a big smile on every page. I'm looking forward to my next Mrs Pollifax adventure.” “Who wouldn't fall in love with a senior citizen who wears absurd hats, pushes the book cart at the hospital, and knows karate?” “I first read the Mrs Pollifax books when I was a little girl and I keep coming back to read the books again and again.” “Read it, it's the best thing you can do for yourself. It's like a reminder of the zest for life.” Editorial reviews: “Mrs Pollifax is an enchantress.” New York Times “Mrs Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.” Toronto Star “Filled with adventures–and misadventures–but through it all Mrs Pollifax is triumphant.” Booklist “Absorbing and worthwhile ... You won’t want to put the book down.” Portland Telegram “The pace never flags, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles.” Publishers Weekly “Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.” New York Times Book Review “All’s right with the world as long as Mrs Pollifax is part of it.” Mobile Register

Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

Elusive Mrs. Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780804151849
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Summary : “Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.”—Toronto Star If you make it across the border, get us help. Some of us care. Do you understand? Right now we desperately need passports and identity papers. The arrests grow insane. At the very hour this message was en route to the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax was waiting for her night-blooming cereus to do its thing. She hardly got to see it, however, because Mr. Carstairs was already on his way to recruit that gallant lady for another daring mission. Soon the most unlikely of all international spies was sporting a beautiful new hat—perfect for hiding eight forged passports. “Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress.”—The New York Times

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9780449006702
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Summary : Seven weeks after facing down a group of terrorists aboard a flight to the Middle East, Amanda Pym has disappeared in Syria, and her aunt Mrs. Pollifax heads to Damascus to find the missing girl. Reprint.

Mrs Pollifax On Safari

Mrs Pollifax On Safari
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-15
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781788422789
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Summary : Mrs Pollifax is sent on a safari to smoke out an international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia. “Just take a lot of pictures of everyone on that safari,” the CIA man told her. “One of them has to be our man.” It sounded simple enough. But it wasn’t. Because shortly after she started taking pictures, someone stole her film. And right after that she was kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. And right after that – well, read for yourself ... Armed with only an open mind and a little karate, Mrs Pollifax is the most unlikely and lovable of international spies. What readers are saying: “Love, love, love Mrs Pollifax. Ms Gilman has an extraordinary way of keeping you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages of her books.” “How can a sweet little old lady get into so much trouble? Mrs Pollifax is a gem and a hoot!” “A book that gives you a big smile on every page. I'm looking forward to my next Mrs Pollifax adventure.” “Who wouldn't fall in love with a senior citizen who wears absurd hats, pushes the book cart at the hospital, and knows karate?” “I first read the Mrs Pollifax books when I was a little girl and I keep coming back to read the books again and again.” “Read it, it's the best thing you can do for yourself. It's like a reminder of the zest for life.” Editorial reviews: “Mrs Pollifax is an enchantress.” New York Times “Mrs Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.” Toronto Star “Filled with adventures–and misadventures–but through it all Mrs Pollifax is triumphant.” Booklist “Absorbing and worthwhile ... You won’t want to put the book down.” Portland Telegram “The pace never flags, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles.” Publishers Weekly “Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.” New York Times Book Review “All’s right with the world as long as Mrs Pollifax is part of it.” Mobile Register

Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780593159521
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Summary : The assignment is a snap: Mrs. Pollifax just has to shoot some pictures at a quiet funeral outside Washington and take them to Sicily, where her old friend Farrell -- a former CIA agent turned art dealer -- anxiously awaits them. But like all Mrs. P's assignments, so ostensibly suitable for the CIA's favorite garden club member, this one quickly turns lethal. Her welcoming committee in Palermo includes a most unlikely CIA agent and several unseen enemies. Unfriendly eyes also observe Mrs. P's rendezvous with Farrell in a secluded mountain village and weapons are soon displayed. With mysterious forces hot after them, she and Farrell scurry for safety to a fortified country villa, where the bizarre chatelaine, once a star on Madison Avenue, is almost as unnerving as the dangers she's protecting them from. So, though the sun shines brightly, the food is delicious, and romance is in the air, Mrs. Pollifax is too busy handing out karate chops and playing catch-me-if-you-can with an assassin to enjoy the amenities . . . . "Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with." -- The Toronto Star

A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780804151788
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Summary : “Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.”—Toronto Star “What we are looking for—aside from the stolen Plutonium, Mrs. Pollifax—is evil in its purest form.” Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga—and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland—to a famous health resort where the world’s intelligence agents had gathered. The mission: to track down a missing package of plutonium. Just enough to make a small atom bomb. It was a job that suited Mrs. Pollifax’s talents. She was good with people—and good at sniffing out their secrets. But it was not until she became enchanted with Robin, the young jewel thief, that her new adventure really began. . . .

Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780593159514
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Summary : Mrs. Pollifax is on hand in Morocco to back up an inept CIA agent, and it's a good thing. Their first informant is killed, and Mrs. Pollifax begins to get the idea that her colleague is not who he says he is. Still, she forges ahead, checking out suspicious informants, and coming to the conclusion that someone is an imposter and someone wants her dead....

Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780593159545
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Summary : As millions of readers know, that intrepid charmer and part-time CIA agent Emily Pollifax is a joy, with a warm heart, nerves of steel, and manners as impeccable as her karate. The New York Times calls her "an enchantress," and Publishers Weekly describes her deeds of derring-do in exotic places as "sheer pleasure." In her new adventure, Mrs. Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. This impromptu journey is a response to an S.O.S. from Sammat to Kadi; and Mrs. P., reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party. Sunny little Ubangiba is no great shakes as nations go. Under Sammat's selfless leadership it is recovering from the devastation wrought by two greedy presidents-for-life who preceded him in office. But Sammat has dangerous enemies. Everywhere rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer and that his evil power is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. Without the comforting backup of the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba. Not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax. Home has never looked so good, or seemed so far away.

Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780804151771
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Summary : "Absorbing and worthwhile...You won't want to put the book down" PORTLAND TELEGRAM Once again, Mrs. Pollifax, the cheerful little woman with the flyaway white hair and a penchant for old hats is plunged headfirst into another hair-raising CIA mission. Posing as a tourist in China, Emily Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA...and all but loses her life in the bargain.

Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

Mrs. Pollifax Pursued
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780593159538
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Summary : "Mrs. Gilman has a nice, relaxed style and an easygoing way of telling a story....Should delight you whether you're looking for smiles or thrills." --The New York Times Book Review The last thing Mrs. Pollifax expects to find in her junk closet is a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists that she's being followed by two men in a dirty white van. Under the cover of darkness, Mrs. P. tries to drive Kadi back home to Manhattan, only to have a dark green sedan give them a run for their money and, Mrs. P. begins to suspect, their lives. Finally Kadi shares the startling truth: her friend, Sammy, is the son of the assassinated president of an African country and, unbeknownst to the young man's bodyguard, he passed her something under the table during a recent meeting. Ever resourceful, Mrs. P. puts in a call for help to her CIA colleague, Carstairs, who installs them in a safe house--at a carnival! Before Mrs. P. knows it, a dash to safety expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.... "Lively...Funny...All's right with the world as long as Mrs. Pollifax is part of it." --Mobile Register "This fast-moving tale sports a lively, energetic style, much like its heroine." --Library Journal

Three Complete Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries

Three Complete Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :537
  • ISBN : 1566194709
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Summary : Settle into your favorite chair & join America's most senior & most eccentric secret agent on three missions filled with mystery & intrigue. Includes A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, Mrs. Pollifax on Safari, & Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station.

Thale's Folly

Thale's Folly
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-12-01
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 9780593356463
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Summary : A New Yorker becomes ensnared by the eerie drama unfolding at a derelict New England family home in this charming mystery from the author of the Mrs. Pollifax novels. “Delightful . . . a suspenseful romp . . . highly recommended.”—Booklist At the request of his father, New York City novelist Andrew Thale tackles an odd assignment—to check out an old family property in Massachusetts, neglected since Aunt Harriet Thale’s death years ago. But far from being deserted, Thale’s Folly, as Andrew discovers, is fully inhabited—by a quartet of charming squatters, former “guests” of kindhearted Harriet. There is elegant Miss L’Hommedieu, Gussie the witch, Leo the bibliophile, and beautiful Tarragon, who is unlike any girl Andrew has ever met in Manhattan. Andrew is entranced by these unworldly creatures and their simple life. Yet all is not well in Thale’s Folly. A thief breaks into the farmhouse, an old friend of the “family” disappears, and Andrew and Tarragon are drawn into mysteries they cannot fathom. . . .

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780593159552
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Summary : Pollifax fans rejoice! The courageous Connecticut matron whose prize-winning geraniums are second only to her dazzling defense maneuvers is back. Hailed an "enchantress" by The New York Times, Mrs. Pollifax is the CIA's most indispensable "bloodhound" and *as to be expected *she's hot on the track, stealthily sniffing out some major skullduggery. This time she's on loan to her retired CIA friend Farrell. Her bag lady act is the first phase of a mission to the Middle East: to smuggle out of Jordan the final manuscript of the dissident Iraqi novelist, Dib Assen, recently murdered in an Iraqi prison. Allegedly fiction, the script encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign. Allah willing, Farrell is to rendezvous near Amman with a man called Ibrahim, who will deliver the manuscript. All Mrs. P. has to do is look as much like a tourist as possible to deflect suspicion from her "cousin," Farrell. But hardly are the two airborne when the coils of Middle Eastern intrigue begin to unwind. Mrs. Pollifax's seatmate is not the affable Arab businessman he seems and the little carved plaque he secretly stashes in her carry-on bag is not a mere souvenir. It is not imagination that persuades Mrs. P. that wherever they go she and Farrell are followed, even to the old castle where Farrell is to meet the mysteriously elusive Ibrahim. To elude their pursuers in such a politically volatile country isn't easy. But Mrs. P. takes her challenges straight up *and this one may be our genteel heroine's stiffest yet. . . .

Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780804151801
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Summary : "Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs. Pollifax books." Newport News DAILY PRESS Although 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!

The Tightrope Walker

The Tightrope Walker
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780804151825
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Summary : "A superb book." THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE When quiet, shy Amelia Jones reads a desperate message that has fallen out of a barrel organ in the antique shop she just bought, she can't forget the words, "They're going to kill me soon..." Armed only with the woman's first name and the note written years before, Amelia begins a journey into the past, a search that takes her from the protective cocoon she's wrapped herself in to a precarious world where nothing is the way it seems, where fear is second nature, and dark secrets just might uncover murder--her own....

Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780593159569
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Summary : "A rousing caper for Pollifax fans." BOOKLIST Although Mrs. Pollifax is determined to give up spying for good, she can't help but agree to carry a small object to an agent in Thailand, and get one in return. The moment she lands, however, Mrs. Pollifax is horrified to find her contact dead and her husband kidnapped. The next thing she knows, she's tramping through the ominous Thai countryside, led by a curious fellow who may be trying to help her find her husband. Or he may have other, more sinister plans....

Nun in the Closet

Nun in the Closet
  • Author : Dorothy Gilman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-28
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780804151818
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Summary : From the bestselling author of the Mrs. Pollifax books comes a new mystery habit to acquire. From the moment Sister John and Sister Hyacinthe reach the old house left to their abbey by a mysterious benefactor, their cloistered world begins to crumble. First, there is the wounded man hiding in the house, then the suitcase stuffed with money sitting at the bottom of the well, not to mention fearful apparitions in the night. Lord only knows what's going on. That is, until the good sisters, armed only with their faith and boundless energy, set things right--even if it means a shocking revelation or two about ghosts, gangsters...and murder.