Next to the incomparable Mrs. Pollifax, Dorothy Gilman’s best-loved character is the mysterious Madame Karitska, who is blessed with a powerful gift of clairvoyance that attracts to her a stream of men and women craving help with their misfortunes, desperate to know what the future holds. . . .Wh...
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After facing down hijackers on a flight to the Middle East and saving the lives of the passengers on board, a young American woman steps off the plane in Damascus in a blaze of celebrity and disappears. The CIA believes Amanda Pym was kidnapped, possibly murdered. Masquerading as Amanda Pym's wo...
At the request of his father, New York City novelist Andrew Thale tackles an odd assignment--to check out an old family property in Massachusetts, neglected since Aunt Harriet Thale's death years ago. But far from being deserted, Thale's Folly, as Andrew discovers, is fully inhabited--by a quartet ...
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" THE PACE NEVER FLAGS, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs. P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles." --Publishers Weekly In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be ...
That the British had occupied Boston and closed her harbor meant little to Jed Crane, an English boy sold to a cruel Boston smithy. Jed was just happy that his mean taskmaster had been persuaded to sell him to the amiable printer Mr. Box.Now Jed would get a chance to learn to read and explore the b...
"A lushly romantic adventure story set in the North African desert in 1914, told by the impeccable Lady Treal as she reminisces in her London town house about her decidedly peccable past...Well-written, expertly plotted, perfectly paced."NEWSDAYWith her anthropologist husband murdered and their car...
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The last thing Mrs. Pollifax expects to find in her closet is a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists that she's being pursued by two men in a van. Under the cover of darkness, Mrs. P. tries to drive Kadi home to Manhattan, only to have a dark green sedan give them a run for their money and Mrs....
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The assignment is a snap: Mrs. Pollifax just has to shoot some pictures at a quiet funeral outside Washington and take them to Sicily, where her old friend Farrell--a former CIA agent turned art dealer--anxiously awaits them. But like all Mrs. P.'s assignments, so ostensibly suitable for the CIA...
He Was Only Sixteen When Tragedy Struck....His name was Colin, and although he still couldn't believe it, his parents were gone, both dead from the plague. Scared, confused, and angry, he sought out a monk who told him about a haunted castle on Rheembeck Mountain -- and the old, strange wizard who ...
Novelist Dorothy Gilman, author of the bestselling Mrs. Pollifax series, had reached a point of no return in her life. With her sons in college, Ms. Gilman was searching for something unknowable, unnameable . . . until she bought a small house in a little lobstering village in Nova Scotia, Canada.A...
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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. Immediatel...
IT'S TIME FOR ME TO GO, GEN. IF YOU CAN GET TO RANGOON THERE'LL BE HELP GO TO NEW YORK--I COULDN'T--AND GOD BLESS YOU After he writes these words, Gen Ferris's missionary father commits suicide. The year is 1950, and suddenly orphaned at sixteen, Gen must find her way out of an exotic land she l...
LIFE AT RISK With a broken marriage and a nervous breakdown barely behind her, Melissa sails for Europe, reluctantly and absolutely on her own. When a strange traveler urgently asks her to deliver a book to a secret address, Melissa apprehensively agrees--much against her better judgment. Actual...
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Mrs. Pollifax and her beloved husband, Cyrus, are off to the Far East for pleasure. No more life-threatening danger for Emily Pollifax, thank you very much--her mind's made up. But when on the very morning she and Cyrus are leaving for Bangkok, the CIA arrives on her doorstep (in the form of the so...
Madame Karitska has a style all her own--a rare blend of psychic power, an exotic past, and an uncanny gift for common sense. But when a chance encounter with Detective-Lieutenant Pruden of the Police Department catapults her into the midst of a seamier side of life, she must use all her resources ...
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It's a long way from the garden club to the CIA, but Mrs. Emily Pollifax made the leap splendidly. SOMETHING DANGEROUS IS IN THE HONG KONG AIR.... Faster than she can say her name, the newly married Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go on another adventure--her most dangerous assignment ye...
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"The job we have in mind," Carstairs began smoothly, "could be extremely dangerous. We want to get a man out of China. But to do that we must first get a man into China--an agent. Your job, if you take this one, is to provide cover for this agent:" Once again, Mrs. Pollifax, the cheerful cozy li...
"THEY'RE GOING TO KILL ME SOON..." When the quiet and shy Amelia Jones reads these words, her life changes irrevocably. She's just become the new owner of the Ebbtide Shop, a musty antique store filled with merry-go-round horses and hurdy-gurdies, and it is while fixing one of these barrel organ...
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PART-TIME GERANIUM EXPERT, PART-TIME SPY Now the incredible Mrs. Pollifax has been sent on a safari to smoke out a very clever international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia. "Just take a lot of pictures of everyone on that safari," the CIA man told her. "One of them has ...
When Sister John and Sister Hyacinthe set out to explore the huge old house left to The Abbey by a mysterious benefactor, they had no inkling of the bizarre adventures that awaited them. From the moment they set foot on the property, their world began to shiver and shake. First they found a woun...
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"What we are looking for--aside from the stolen plutonium, Mrs. Pollifax -- is evil in its purest form." Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, environment, yoga--and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland--to a...
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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 thi...
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WHAT A NICE SPY Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown, married 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. THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX When Emily...
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MEET MRS. POLLIFAX Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown, married 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. THE UNEXPECTED MRS. POLLIFAX In t...