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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
|Publication date:||15th October 2020|
|Publisher:||Farrago an imprint of Prelude Books|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Classic crime, Espionage & spy thriller, Adventure, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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