- Hardcover: 226 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (April 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385091346
- ISBN-13: 978-0385091343
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,209,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax Hardcover – 1 Apr 1973
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"Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with."
A secret agent like no other, Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga--and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland--to a famous health resort where the world's intelligence agents had gathered. Her mission: to track down a missing package of plutonium--just enough to make a small atomic bomb. It was a job that suited Mrs. Pollifax's talents. She's good with people and even better at sniffing out their secrets. But it was not until she became enchanted with Robin, the young jewel thief, that her new adventure really began.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Upon arriving, Mrs. Pollifax makes contact with her Interpol counterpart and begins to learn what she can about the guests. Robin Burke-Jones is clearly hiding something, but her attention is drawn to the young boy Hafez. Something is upsetting this 10-year-old. And no one ever sees his grandmother. Is he just a distraction? Where is the plutonium?
This absolutely delightful book is one of my three favorites in the series. What makes it for me are the characters. Of course, Mrs. Pollifax is her normal resourceful, charming self. But Robin and Hafez are just delights. The book is fairly predictable, and I was a step ahead of Mrs. Pollifax most of the time. But the pace is so fast that it never took long for me to catch up to her. And there are several heart stopping moments along the way.
This is like a small time machine back to 1973. You'll love every minute of it and wish it were longer.
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I love the Mrs. Pollifax series. I read the books many years ago and now I am building my Kindle library.
Picture this, an older woman who is now a widow, has raised her kids, volunteers for everything but wants more. When she was younger she had always wanted to be a spy. Well, she has the time now and she goes to the CIA and volunteers her help. She is asked to do a job but it was a case of mistaken identity because Carstairs thought she was someone else.
Trouble seems to find her time and time again. The great thing is she always gets herself and others that are attracted to her out of trouble.
When these books were written there were no cell phones, fax machines, and computers but the stories always gets the point across and are entertaining! If not this one try one of the others.