Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 9) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Mrs Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish - Mrs Pollifax, Bk 9 - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Dorothy Gilman, Sada Thompson (Narrator) Mrs. Pollifax is on hand in Morocco to back up an inept CIA agent, and it's a good thing. Their first informant is killed, and Mrs. Pollifax begins to get the idea that her colleague is not who he says he is. Still, she forges ahead, checking out suspicious informants, and coming to the conclusion that someone is an impostor and someone want... more »s her dead....
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.