Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

eBook - 2000
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It is so soothing to be in Emily Pollifax's presence: we know that, at any time, she may leave her tidy existence in Connecticut (complete with geraniums and an understanding husband) and venture forth, with manners and nerves of steel, to do whatever the CIA has planned for her. This time, with her rakish cohort Farrell, she's sent to Syria. An American girl named Amanda Pym has faced down a handful of skyjacking terrorists and then vanished. Mrs. P and Farrell track Amanda down with the barest of clues, through souks and tourist destinations, through the desert and an archaeological dig where an earnest young professor named Joe manages to assist with borrowed vehicles, large numbers of sheep, and other tools. It's wonderful to watch Mrs. Pollifax manage it all with clear thinking and the midlife woman's ability to fade into the scenery as someone's aunt or mum. Along the way, there's lots of local color, a bit of politics, useful phrases in Arabic, and some really elegant use of ancient Babylonian verse.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780345443076
0345443071
Characteristics: 1 online resource (195 p.)
Alternative Title: Missus Pollifax unveiled

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glory54
Aug 31, 2015

Glad to read about another Mrs. Pollifax enthusiast. Her FINAL novel, though not a Mrs. Pollifax, was Kaleidoscope. It was a follow up to the Clairvoyant Countess. No, its not "whoo whoo". It's about a Countess who puts all of her experiences together and saves a kidnapped woman and prevents a takeover.

Maze in the Heart of the Castle, one of her children's books, is now worth over $100.00.

I miss her and all of her many books even those non series books. Try them all!

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Invisicat
Aug 29, 2015

A delightful final novel in the Mrs. Pollifax series, Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled leaves the reader wanting more, both from the titular and the supporting characters. Unfortunately, health problems prevented Dorothy Gilman from publishing any more, and she died in 2012. She started writing as a successful children's author, switching mid-career to mystery novels featuring the 60-something Mrs. Pollifax as an unlikely heroine in a genre filled with nubile sleuths half her age. While the plots sometimes rely too heavily on coincidence, the books are fun and imaginative. Brava, Dorothy! Brava, Mrs. Pollifax!

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Another solid offering in a good/great series.

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Aug 29, 2015

Invisicat thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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