MRS. POLLIFAX AND THE WHIRLING DERVISH

by Dorothy Gilman | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0449147606 Global Overview for this book
Registered by halonhakkaaja of Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on 2/11/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by halonhakkaaja from Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Saturday, February 11, 2012
First published 1990. A Fawcett Gold Medal Book. Published by Ballantine Books.

I haven't heard previously from Mrs. Pollifax or Dorothy Gilman, but beacause I had just seen the movie 'Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran' and there where whirling dervishes, I just had to take the book with me, when I saw it in 'the books for free -shelf' of the library.

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THE EXOTIC ASSIGNMENT IS A PIECE OF CAKE--UNTIL THE WHOLE THING CRUMBLES.

All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is masquerade as the aunt of an inept CIA representative while he confirms the identities of seven undercover agents in Morocco--and keep him from making an unpleasant ass of himself. Immediately, things go horribly wrong. The first informant is murdered minutes after Mrs. Pollifax and her companion identify him in his brassware stall in Fez. Worse, she senses that her colleague is not who--or what--he says he is.

With no one to bail her out, Mrs. Pollifax determines to outfox the enemy and check out the remaining informants on her own. Only Mrs. Pollifax would expose herself to the dangers of being an American and a woman alone in Morocco. And only she would forge ahead, knowing as she does that one of the original informants has been replaced by a deadly imposter....
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Edit February 15, 2012

Mrs. Pollifax is a very charming character. The story was very entertaining also otherwise.

I looked information about Gilman in Wikipedia and got to know that she has just died two weeks ago, aged 88.

Journal Entry 2 by halonhakkaaja at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (7/9/2013 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by sumako at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Thank you!

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Journal Entry 6 by SkeenaS at Bislet, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, April 24, 2017
Never heard of this series, or the book before, but looking forward to discover it

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