Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

A Palm For Mrs Pollifax

by Dorothy Gilman

Part of the A Mrs Pollifax Mystery Series

A Palm For Mrs Pollifax Synopsis

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788422918
Publication date: 15th October 2020
Author: Dorothy Gilman
Publisher: Farrago an imprint of Prelude Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Classic crime, Espionage & spy thriller, Adventure, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Dorothy Gilman

Dorothy Gilman was born in New Jersey, USA in 1923. She enjoyed story-telling from a young age, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During the 1950s and early 60s she wrote children's books under her married name Dorothy Gilman Butters. But it was the later Mrs Pollifax series of novels which properly made her name. She travelled extensively and many of her travels fed into Mrs Pollifax's adventures. Gilman was awarded the annual Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 2010. She died in 2012.

More About Dorothy Gilman

More Books By Dorothy Gilman

Cover for Mrs Pollifax and the Golden Triangle by Dorothy Gilman
Cover for Mrs. Pollifax & the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman
Cover for The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
View All Books By Dorothy Gilman

Share this book