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The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #3)

The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #3)

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by Dorothy Gilman

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While waiting for a view of her night-blooming cereus, the mild-seeming Mrs. Pollifax received urgent orders for a daring mission to aid an escape. Soon, the unlikely-looking international spy was sporting a beautiful new hat that hid eight forged passports....

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The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
reread, historical-novel, mystery, suspense, spies, action-adventure Interesting tale first published in 1971 about spies, communism, Balkan States politics, and a widowed senior citizen amateur volunteer employed as a courier by the CIA. Call it historical fiction. Just suspend disbelief for a while and enjoy this view into a time and place not so different from now with a fascinating cast of characters doing things improbable even then. The story line holds interest, and the length is far from epic. The series is addicive and yet appropriate for any age reader, maybe even Harry Dresden.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one is the best of the Pillifax books so far. I find it very interesting reading about the days of the Cold War and about the different countries as they existed under Soviet control. In this series, the reader can ,earn allot about what ,ife would have been like in these locations at that time but it should all be taken with a grain of salt, too. Allot of artistic license has clearly been throughout the story so there are many hilarious moments in a book about a very depressing region in a depressing time. Good job to Dorothy Gilman. Stephanie Clanahan
MareCT More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Pollifax always entertains and this installment is very enjoyable. Mrs. Pollifax is commisioned to deliver passports to the underground in Bulgaria and in her usual manner, Mrs. Pollifax makes new friends, this time a couple of young people visiting Europe and members of the underground, and sends Carstairs into fits with her solutions to unexpected problems. Even though this series was written in the early 70s and the political climate has changed, the characters still hold strong today. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good spy story with a bit of good old commonsense thrown in for good measure. Mrs. Pollifax is a breath of fresh air in a slightly smoggy world.
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This book was extremely interesting and well written. I really enjoyed it.