The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax. Series. Armed with only an open mind and a little ingenuity, Emily
Pollifax is the most lovable and unlikely ... Pollifax – Spy” (1971), starring
Rosalind Russell, and “The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax” (1999), starring Angela
Lansbury.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9781788422741

Category: Fiction

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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
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The Amazing Mrs Pollifax

The Amazing Mrs  Pollifax

When Emily Pollifax answered the phone that Sunday morning she quickly forgot about her Gaden Club tea in the afternoon.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0816153558

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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When Emily Pollifax answered the phone that Sunday morning she quickly forgot about her Gaden Club tea in the afternoon. The last time she had heard the voice on the other end of the line it had sent 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?
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Mrs Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

Mrs Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

This much loved series was the basis for two movies, “Mrs. Pollifax – Spy” (1971),
starring Rosalind Russell, and “The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax” (1999), starring
Angela Lansbury. Reviews of the Mrs Pollifax series: “Mrs. Pollifax is an ...

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9781788422819

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Resolved to give up spying for good, Mrs Pollifax can’t stop herself agreeing to carry a small object to an agent in Thailand, and get one in return. The moment she lands, Mrs P. is horrified to find her contact dead and her husband kidnapped. The next thing she knows, she’s tramping through the unfamiliar 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 ... 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
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax Unveiled

Mrs  Pollifax Unveiled

After facing down hijackers on a flight to the Middle East and saving the lives of the passengers on board, a young American woman steps off the plane in Damascus in a blaze of celebrity and disappears.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345443076

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 972

After facing down hijackers on a flight to the Middle East and saving the lives of the passengers on board, a young American woman steps off the plane in Damascus in a blaze of celebrity and disappears. The CIA believes Amanda Pym was kidnapped, possibly murdered. Masquerading as Amanda Pym’s worried aunt, Mrs. Pollifax begins her determined search, slipping through Damascus’s crooked streets and crowded souks . . . and trekking deep into the desert. Yet she is shadowed by deadly enemies, whose sinister agenda threatens not only Mrs. P. but the fragile stability of the entire Middle East. Only a miracle–or a brilliant counterplot– can forestall a disaster that will send shock waves around the world.
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax on Safari

Mrs  Pollifax on Safari

“Mrs. Pollifax is the American cousin to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.”—Toronto Star Now the incredible Mrs.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804151856

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 640

“Mrs. Pollifax is the American cousin to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.”—Toronto Star Now the incredible Mrs. Pollifax has been sent on a safari to smoke out a very clever 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 Mrs. Pollifax 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. . . “Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress.”—The New York Times
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Mrs Pollifax and the Second Thief

Mrs  Pollifax and the Second Thief

The assignment is a snap: Mrs.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593159521

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 870

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
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

Mrs  Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

Mrs. Pollifax is on hand in Morocco to back up an inept CIA agent, and it's a good thing.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780593159514

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 628

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....
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax Pursued

Mrs  Pollifax Pursued

"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

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780593159538

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 677

"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
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax and the Lion Killer

Mrs  Pollifax and the Lion Killer

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.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780593159545

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 795

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.
Categories: Fiction

A New Kind of Country

A New Kind of Country

Novelist Dorothy Gilman, author of the bestselling Mrs.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593159590

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 436

Novelist Dorothy Gilman, author of the bestselling Mrs. Pollifax series, had reached a point of no return in her life. With her sons in college, Ms. Gilman was searching for something unknowable, unnameable . . . until she bought a small house in a little lobstering village in Nova Scotia, Canada. And so she began her life again, discovering talents and interests she never realized were hers, accepting the inner peace she had always fought, and most of all, understanding the untapped part of herself, almost as if it were a new kind of country, to challenge, explore, and love.
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax on the China Station

Mrs  Pollifax on the China Station

“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won't want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram The cheerful Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising CIA mission.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804151771

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 751

“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won't want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram The 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
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The Elusive Mrs Pollifax

The Elusive Mrs Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax. Series. Armed with only an open mind and a little ingenuity, Emily
Pollifax is the most lovable and ... basis for two movies, “Mrs. Pollifax – Spy” (
1971), starring Rosalind Russell, and “The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax” (1999),
starring ...

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9781788422765

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 557

“If you make it across the border, get us help. Some of us care. Do you understand? ... The arrests grow insane.” At the very hour this message is en route to the CIA, Mrs Pollifax is waiting for her night-blooming cereus flower to do its thing. She hardly gets to see its flowers, though, before being whisked off for another daring mission halfway across the world. Soon she is sporting a beautiful new hat – perfect for hiding eight forged passports. 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
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The Cold War File

The Cold War File

Although Mrs . Pollifax was not subjected to the usual training procedures of the
C . I . A . , she has proven herself a capable operative and remains on active duty
with the agency . OPERATIVE DATA : In The Unexpected Mrs . Pollifax ( 1966 ) ...

Author: Andy East

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009174809

Category: Espionage in literature

Page: 362

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Categories: Espionage in literature

Mrs Pollifax Innocent Tourist

Mrs  Pollifax  Innocent Tourist

Pollifax fans rejoice!

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780593159552

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 789

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. . . .
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Mrs Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

Mrs  Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

"Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804151801

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 492

"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!
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Pollifax Pursued

Mrs  Pollifax Pursued

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0449149560

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 519

When she discovers a terrified woman hiding in her closet, Mrs. Pollifax learns that young Hadi Hopkirk has obtained important information from an assassined president's son, and the pair hides out at a carnival. Reprint.
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Thale s Folly

Thale s Folly

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.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593356463

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 442

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. . . .
Categories: Fiction

Incident at Badamaya

Incident at Badamaya

"Gilman keeps you turning the pages.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780593159583

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 419

"Gilman keeps you turning the pages." UPI After Gen Ferris's missionary father commits suicide in 1950, it is up to her to get out of Burma alone. She has one hundred dollars in her knapsack, a slingshot, a magical Burmese puppet, and the New York City address of an aunt she doesn't know. But Gen is captured by Red Chinese forces and imprisoned with six other lost travelers. She vows to escape, not believing that her destiny lies in captivity, never dreaming of the forces that will finally come to her aid....
Categories: Fiction

St James Guide to Crime Mystery Writers

St  James Guide to Crime   Mystery Writers

Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020147562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1264

View: 614

Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism