The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1)

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"Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress."
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Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown 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. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself ...
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Overview

"Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown 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. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroilied in quite a hot Cold War—and her country's enemies find themsleves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449239230
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/1981
  • Series: Mrs. Pollifax Series, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2008

    An Unexpected Gem

    After reading this novel I was surprised that I had not heard of this author before. Gilman does a beautiful job of relaying the story without being overly flowery and melodramatic. Yes, some parts are a bit hard to believe, but that is also part of the charm. Mrs. Pollifax is a wonderful character with many layers. I thouroughly enjoyed being taken on this adventure with her and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Thoroughly Enjoyable

    The fact that this book was written about a little old lady spy during the height of the Cold War is a major part of its charm. It reminds us of the perspective of those who lived through this era. The hisorical remembrances are great but they are well-enhanced by an interesting plot. While it is quite far-fetched to think this could actually happen, we have toremember it is fiction and read it as such. Great story. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    As wonderful as I remember

    If you haven't made Mrs Polifax's aquaintance, whatever are you waiting for?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Great read

    I enjoy the Mrs. POLLIFAX books. I lost the paper back books when I moved. Now I have a nook and been waiting for more of her books to be available on for nook. I hope they release the entire series for the nook so I can re read them.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Great read. Love her books. I highly recommend this book. If you like a good mystery, this is the one for you. Dorothy Gilman is one of my favorite authors. I love all her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Mrs. Pollifax is Amazing!

    I had read almost all the existing Mrs. Pollifax novels, but I could never manage to find the first one in any stores. When I finally did find it I devoured it within a day. I could not put it down. I was extremley happy to discover just how the delightful Mrs. Pollifax became a CIA agent. I also learned quite a few new things about her. She is a very realistic character, and one that almost every one can relate to. She is very resorceful, and at the same time very funny and sometimes a little naive. This book is sure to capture your intrest and keep it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2001

    very enjoyable

    i love all the adventures of this lovely little old lady Mrs pollifax is the person you would love to be stuck in a elevator with.You would never panic and would love to hear her stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    Pretty Good

    This book was very creative but i doubt that any random old lady would be able to walk into that office and 'acedentaly' get that job. Its not very realistic; like how she somehow becomes friends with the guards in Albainia. Also the author dosnt give a description of what dear old Mrs.polifaz looks like so i cant really get a good image of her. This book though did keep mr reading it; not just because i had to for an English report but because i wanted to see what oddly funny scheem she came up with next.

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