Mrs. Pollifax masquerades as the Aunt of an inept CIA representative while he confirms the identities of seven undercover agents in Morocco. She must keep this arrogant agent from making an ass of himself.Immediately things go horrible wrong. The first informant is murdered minutes after Mrs. Pollifax and the agent, identify him in his brassware stall in Fez. Worse yet, Mrs. Pollifax senses that her colleague in not who or what he says he is.
Mrs. Pollifax continues on as one would expect from the remarkable Mrs. Pollifax. The result is suspense and a good read. My first Pollifax book. I shall read more.
Great fast-paced book featuring the undefeatable Mrs. Pollifax. She is sent to Morocco and immediately faced with the most unpleasant man. There are a series of twists that keep you guessing until the end.
Every book is an adventure with Mrs. Pollifax. I love this series and in this book, Emily, Mrs. Pollifax is sent to Morocco to accompany another agent, who turns out to be a spy and there we go again on another exciting adventure. Highly recommended.
Even an abridged version of Mrs. Pollifax should get 5 stars, simply because its heroine is such a hoot! In the books, Mrs. Pollifax finds life pointless and depressingly unsatisfying after her children have left home. Hoping to counteract this malaise, she tries the improbable remedy of offering her services to the CIA. Miss Marple never had so much fun!
In real life, the author began the series for a similar reason and painstakingly researched the geography and politics of all the countries where Mrs. Pollifax works as a spy, even visiting these obscure hot spots herself. Nothing brightens up a gray day like reading Dorthy Gilman, and Mrs. Pollifax is simply a delight.