The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

by Dorothy Gilman | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingTarnawing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 3/25/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, March 25, 2017
First published in 1971. First Fawcett Crest Edition 1974. First Ballantine Books Edition 1985. New York: Fawcett Crest 1985. Paperback, 208 pages.

Back cover:
If you make it across the border, get us help.
Some of us care.
Do you understand?
Right now we desperately need passports and identity papers.
The arrests grow insane.

At the very hour this message was en route to the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax was waiting for her night-blooming cereus to do its thing.
She hardly got to see it, however, because Mr. Carstairs was already on his way to recruit that gallant lady for another daring mission.
Soon the most unlikely of all international spies was sporting a beautiful new hat. Perfect for hiding eight forged passports.


Mrs. Pollifax has a beautiful new hat. Perfect for hiding 8 forged passports.
So it seems simple enough for her to deliver them to the Bulgarian underground, at the CIA's request. But when the prize-winning geranium grower from New Brunswick, N.J., is involved, nothing stays simple for very long. Mrs. Pollifax is trying to arrange a nice young man's escape from an escape-proof Bulgarian prison, with the aid of fireworks, a rope, a bow and arrow, stocking masks, and a gaggle of geese. All of which will earn Emily Pollifax many new fans, as well as delight those who have previously made her acquaintance.

Dorothy Gilman is fluent writer and her texts are easy to enjoy. But, admittedly, I'm not a big fan of spy stories. Besides, after reading the blurb, I'm pretty sure I've already read this story years ago. So, this Miss Pollifax is free to leave my shelf for a new reader.

Dorothy Gilman at Wikipedia
Dorothy Gilman, ‘Mrs. Pollifax’ Novelist, Dies at 88 at The New York Times
Dorothy Gilman Fan Site
Emily Pollifax at Wikipedia
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax at Wikipedia

Journal Entry 2 by wingTarnawing at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, March 05, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/3/2018 UTC) at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax was my February offer in greenbadger's One book a month thread. Now it's on its way to Australia.
Happy reading, book-a-neer!

Journal Entry 3 by wingbook-a-neerwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, March 24, 2018
Thank you so much for sending this. I'm really intrigued by Mrs Pollifax and can't wait to start.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbook-a-neerwing at Madrid - Centro, Madrid Spain on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Released 10 mos ago (3/15/2019 UTC) at Madrid - Centro, Madrid Spain


I’ve really enjoyed this unusual crime/mystery. I like that there was a bit of comedy to it.

Off now to the winner of the Unusual Countries Sweeps.

Journal Entry 5 by wingLivrespublicwing at Málaga, Málaga Spain on Thursday, March 21, 2019
Sorpresa, sorpresa.
It was really a surprise when I picked up this book -posted in Madrid - from the Mailbox. I suppose I'm the decoy. Thanks a lot, also for the bookmark from Marrakech.

Journal Entry 6 by wingLivrespublicwing at Málaga, Málaga Spain on Friday, March 29, 2019
To be honest I'm not a big fan of spy stories either.
World may have changed since 1971.
The book will continue it's journey soon.

Journal Entry 7 by wingLivrespublicwing at No lo sé in Ronda, Málaga Spain on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (6/15/2019 UTC) at No lo sé in Ronda, Málaga Spain


This book will be freed today somewhere in Ronda.
Have a good journey!

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