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  • Bibliography:
    27 Books - 2 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1966
  • Latest Book:
    November 2020
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Full Series List in Order

Madame Karitska

1 - The Clairvoyant Countess (Dec-1986)
2 - Kaleidoscope (Jan-2002)

Mrs. Pollifax

1 - The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1966)
2 - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (1970)
3 - Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (1971)
4 - A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax (Apr-1973)
5 - Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Dec-1976)
6 - Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station (1983)
7 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (Sep-1985)
8 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle (Jan-1988)
9 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish (May-1990)
10 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief (Sep-1993)
11 - Mrs. Pollifax Pursued (Feb-1995)
12 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Jan-1996)
13 - Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist (Oct-1997)
14 - Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled (Jan-2000)

Book List in Order: 27 titles


  • 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...



  • 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 CI...



  • 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 wa...



  • "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 myste...



  • 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 b...



  • 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...



  • "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,...



  • "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:" ...



  • 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 an...






  • 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 seam...



  • 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 C...



  • 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...



  • 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, ...



  • 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 fro...



  • Orphaned Becky Pumroy was forced to live a life of drudgery and servitude when her parents were killed during an Indian attack. She had almost resigned herself to picking up after the spoiled Leggett girls when she received some startling news: wealt...



  • 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 ...



  • 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 l...



  • 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.'...



  • 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 gre...






  • With her anthropologist husband murdered and their caravan stolen by fierce Tuareg tribesmen, Caressa has two choices: death or a life of slavery. Concealing her dangerous beauty beneath the faded robes of an Arab boy, she embarks on the adventure ...



  • 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 ...



  • In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger...



  • Working with her retired CIA friend John Farrell, Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.

    Hardly are the two airborne when the coils of Middle Eastern intrigu...



  • 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 An...



  • 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, poss...



  • 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,...



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dorothy Gilman has published 27 books.

Dorothy Gilman does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Mrs. Pollifax On China Station, was published in November 2020.

The first book by Dorothy Gilman, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, was published in January 1966.

Yes. Dorothy Gilman has 2 series.