The unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Dorothy Gilman, 1923-

Book - 1972

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.

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Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday 1972, c1966.
Physical Description
216 p.
Main Author
Dorothy Gilman, 1923- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

“Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.”—The New York Times Book ReviewMrs. 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