1: Mrs. Pollifax on safari by Dorothy Gilman(c) 1977: The redoubtable Mrs. Pollifax, a quiet grower of geraniums, is a sometime CIA agent with a fair knowledge of karate. She gets a call from her Agency boss saying he wants her to go on a safari starting from Nairobi in two days. Her job: to take pictures of the safari members, one of wh... more »ome will be a man called "Aristotle" who plans to assassinate the president of Zambia. Off she goes. Naturally she does not confine herself to picture taking. The consequent results are perilous;
2: A Plague of demons by John Creasey (writing as Gordon Ashe) (c)1977: The Patrick Dawlish-Crime Haters mystery is one of the author's best thrillers about the work of the indomitable Dawlish. He is confronted with an international conspiracy of clever, ruthless, powerful men who are planning a literally "demonic" plot to dominate the world for their own benefit.
3: A Corner of paradise by Leonard Holton (c1977): Father Bredder, who has often helped Lieutenant Minardi of the Los Angeles Police solve many puzzles, is asked to help clear up the attempted theft of a small piece of a priceless Persian rug. The rug, long since cut-up, has a history of trouble for the owners, especially since pieces of gold have been woven into it. Its many pieces are coveted by collectors and thieves, and possession often brings strange problems to the owner.