The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Audiobook CD - 1989
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"Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWMrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown 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. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroilied in quite a hot Cold War--and her country's enemies find themsleves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p1989.
ISBN: 9780788771620
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD M GILMAN D
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Rosenblat, Barbara


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Mrs. Pollifax joins the CIA in the era of the Cold War. Scoppettone's main character shares a similar discovery of latent talent for detection and conversational style.

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JCLJoyceM Sep 30, 2016

I can't wait to read more of this funny and engaging series, love the narrator too. In a case of mistaken identity, widow Emily Pollifax achieves her ambition of becoming a spy. It's Miss Marple recast as an American housewife in the Cold War era.

librarylizzard Jun 29, 2014

This book came recommended by a colleague, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it was not just another formulaic suspense novel. The elderly CIA agent, Emily Pollifax, is enchanting and resourceful even when she doesn't mean to be. The plot was interesting and well thought out, and it made a great light read.


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