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Mrs Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries) [Mass Market Paperback]

Dorothy Gilman
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1 April 1997 Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries
"THE PACE NEVER FLAGS, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs. P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles."

--Publishers Weekly

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, crashes the party.

On arrival, Kadi and Mrs. P. soon discover that Sammat has dangerous enemies. Rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer who is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. So Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba--not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax. . . .


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett; 1st Mass Market Ed edition (1 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449150046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449150047
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 338,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling mystery worth reading 22 May 1998
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I have read this story and many other Mrs. Pollifax books by Dorothy Gilman. This story is full of mystery and action while taking you to a foreign land. It will keep your attention through the entire book. It is full of suspense. When I was reading this book I didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend this book for those that like mystery books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ubangiba may elicit yawns 18 July 2001
By Bradley Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While the story is interesting and Gilman does a good job of describing an African nation in the shaky position between "President for Life" and new king, the amount of attention paid to daily life in Ubangiba was a little boring for me. Toward the end of the book the story picked up a little and I was more interested, but "Lion Killer" is definitely not Gilman's best work. Still Mrs. Pollifax is a charmer and a Pollifax book that rates four stars is still head-and-shoulders above many five star mysteries by other authors!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sequel to "Mrs. Pollifax Pursued" 1 May 2003
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
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In Dorothy Gilman's previous book, "Mrs. Pollifax Pursued", she introduces us to Kadi, the daughter of Ubandiba missionaries, and her college friend Sammy, who is now trying to rule the country after many years of dictatorship. Sammy calls upon Kadi for help and Mrs. Pollifax decides to accompany her. There have been a series of violent deaths at the hands of a "lion killer", one who dons a lion costume, and Sammy's enemies have accused him of being behind the murders. When Kadi arrives in Ubandiba, she becomes the target of an old enemy, and Mrs. Pollifax does her best to protect the young girl. A potential archaeological dig and the hint of romance for Kadi combine with political intrigue and murder to create another satisfying story of Mrs. Pollifax.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a way to pass the time 19 Sep 2005
By Elizabeth Slater - Published on Amazon.com
I hadn't read the previous book, Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, where she apparently meets Kadi and Sammy, her main cohorts in this story. Kadi finds out that Sammy is having difficulties and so she and Mrs. Pollifax hop on the first available flight to Ubandiba, where Sammy is the current ruler. The people are terrified by the rumors and murders of the Lion Killer, all of which point to Sammy. Kadi, daughter of murdered Ubandiba missionaries, becomes a target of the Lion Killer and Mrs. Pollifax must use her resources and ingenuity to save them all. I listened to this book, and it was a pleasant diversion on a long drive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More adventure for Mrs. P. 1 Oct 2000
By Christina P. Branson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Gilman's charming spy is back, this time in a book that is more of a sequel than another series entry. Even if you don't normally read series books in order like I do, I strongly suggest you meet Kadi and friends in MRS POLLIFAX PURSUED before reading this one. Now our beloved Emily Pollifax is traveling to Kadi's home turf, Ubangiba, to untangle a web of political intrigue with her usual clever style.
There was a noticeable lack of CIA presence in this book that made me wonder if Emily had made a copmlete break from the agency, but then I noticed INNOCENT TOURIST and UNVEILED both come after this one and seem to involve the CIA again. I found the clues a little easier to spot in this book than in earlier stories, but it was great fun putting them together for a satisfying conclusion. All in all, another great Mrs. Pollifax adventure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dorothy Gilman's works are the best! 9 Sep 2012
By Mariah - Published on Amazon.com
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All Dorothy Gilman's works are wonderful. I so appreciate what she brought to millions of us before she passed to Spirit this year...what a treasure trove she left behind. All the Mrs. Pollifax's books and her other great offerings were fun, touching, humourous and very educational. She blended life experience, travel, research on ancient cultures, psychology, parapsychology and spirituality from around the world into her work. Thank you, dear Dorothy! Book was received in good condition and in a timely manner.
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