Mrs. Pollifax & the China Station by Dorothy Gilman

Dorothy Gilman has brought the world to her readers through her novels featuring unlikely spy Mrs. Pollifax.

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Mrs. Pollifax & the China Station by Dorothy Gilman


Features

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 6.86 x 4.20
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books; Reissue edition (June 1990)
  • ISBN: 0449208400


    From the Publisher
    My grandmother is a big fan of the MRS. POLLIFAX mysteries by Dorothy Gilman. I was at first hesitant
    to try the books, because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to relate to mysteries featuring a suburban grandmother
    working for the CIA. But because my grandmother's taste in literature has always been impeccable,
    I decided to delve into Mrs. Pollifax's adventures. I began with THE UNEXPECTED MRS. POLLIFAX, the first
    in the series, and immediately found them delightful. Mrs. Pollifax is just the kind of grandmother I'd
    love to have: resourceful, intelligent, somewhat sly, and, of course, a secret CIA operative. Her
    adventures take her to all corners of the globe: from an authentically described communist China
    (MRS. POLLIFAX ON THE CHINA STATION) to an exhilarating safari across Africa (MRS. POLLIFAX ON
    SAFARI). I've thoroughly enjoyed joining her on her adventures, and intend to read them all. I recommend them
    to everyone who's interested in learning about different countries and cultures--and, obviously, espionage!

    --Malinda Lo, Editorial Assistant


    Book Description
    "Absorbing and worthwhile...You won't want to put the book down"
    PORTLAND TELEGRAM
    Once again, Mrs. Pollifax, the cheerful little woman with the flyaway white hair and a penchant for old hats is plunged headfirst into another hair-raising CIA mission. Posing as a tourist in China, Emily Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA...and all but loses her life in the bargain.


    Reader Reviews
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Fun, Light Hearted Mystery, August 5, 2003 Reviewer: ladynaava from Sunny California I really enjoyed Mrs. Pollifax and the China Station. For folks who don't know who Mrs. Pollifax is, she's a 'sweet little old lady' who just happens to work for the CIA and have a brown belt in Karate. The stories are always filled with adventure, suspense, and yet, are for the most part wholesome and 'cozy.' In this installment, Mrs. Pollifax is sent to China disguised as a tourist, to help rescue a prisoner from a labor camp. Armed with very minimal information and a secret partner, Mrs. Pollifax and friends, must find a way to extricate Missing Mr. " X" from China, without getting arrested, detained or worse... Killed! This was a great installment in the Mrs. P. series. Although some of the minor characters were irritating: i.e. Jenny, and 'perfect all-knowing' Iris, I liked seeing Mrs. Pollifax in action, and her interaction with her co-agent was amusing. Definitely a must for Mrs. P. Fans.... A fun, light mystery sure to entertain just about everyone.

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