A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

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Ballantine Books, 1985 - Fiction - 191 pages
18 Reviews
"Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with."
A secret agent like no other, Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga--and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland--to a famous health resort where the world's intelligence agents had gathered. Her mission: to track down a missing package of plutonium--just enough to make a small atomic bomb. It was a job that suited Mrs. Pollifax's talents. She's good with people and even better at sniffing out their secrets. But it was not until she became enchanted with Robin, the young jewel thief, that her new adventure really began....

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Review: A Palm for Mrs Pollifax (Mrs Pollifax #4)

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Mrs. Pollifax is sent to Switzerland to a convalescence resort to locate some missing plutonium. Written in 1973 it is eerily relevant with references to Quadaffi, Sadat, and Hussein "imposing" world "peace" with dominance... "Praise Allah." Read full review

Review: A Palm for Mrs Pollifax (Mrs Pollifax #4)

User Review  - Teri Hansen - Goodreads

This was such a good book! Mrs. Polifax is exactly the kind of 60's-year old woman I want to be. She uses her brain and doesn't shy away from things. A good, quick read. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Dorothy Gilman is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series of novels, as well as several others. She divides her time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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