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Read & Download The Unexpected Mrs PollifaxThe Amazing Mrs PollifaxThe Elusive Mrs Pollifax à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dorothy Gilman Ï 4 characters White haired widow Mrs Emily Pollifax 60s from New Jersey USA suburb poses as innocent tourist in outlandish hats for three missions Her childhood ambition to be a spy leads her to CIA Carstairs who revives her from suicidal boredom In Mexico Albania Turkey and Bulgaria the courier relies on only English language friendliness. I like to read when I travel because so much of traveling entails waiting waiting to get on the plane waiting for the plane to take off waiting for the plane to land waiting to deplane waiting for baggage waiting for my ride etc So having all this wait time and being sans computer I plunged into Dorothy Gilman s Mrs Pollifax mysteries The volume of promising thickness boasted three complete mysteries A Palm for Mrs Pollifax Mrs Pollifax on Safari and Mrs Pollifax on the China StationI started the book somewhere in the air over Chicago and finished the next day after I had returned home Luckily the book had three mysteries or I doubt it would have lasted nearly my entire trip These three mysteries comprised my first exposure to the redoubtable Mrs Emily Pollifax and I will make reference to all of them in the following review though I am primarily reviewing the latest of the three Mrs Pollifax on the China StationThe PlotMrs Pollifax an innocent looking grandmotherly type sometimes takes on odd jobs for the CIA as a courier or agent because who would suspect the CIA of hiring a white haired old lady to gather information for them Mrs Pollifax has a brown belt in karate a sense of adventure an eye for detail and a lot of common sense For this assignment Carstairs of the CIA needs Mrs Pollifax to join a tour group to China Her mission is to make contact with a former inmate of a Chinese labor camp who now works in a barbershop in Xian and convince him to divulge the whereabouts of the labor camp Mrs Pollifax will then pass the location of the camp along to another agent placed in the same tour group who will attempt to rescue a current inmate of the camp X who possesses knowledge of China s northern defenses The CIA wants this man as well as the Soviets the book was published in 1983 prior to the break up of the Soviet Union the Chinese government seems to have forgotten that this man even exists In the meantime Mrs Pollifax needs only blend in with her fellow tourists and figure out how to convince a Chinese barber to give her the information she needs Of course she also wants to know who among her traveling companions is the other CIA agent and how he plans to rescue X from the labor campThe CIA have also euipped Mrs Pollifax with a cache of dried fruits and thermal socks and warned her to be prepared to get the tour group out of China if plans go awry The Chinese tour guide selects Mrs Pollifax as the group leader since she s the oldest and Mrs Pollifax accepts since as the group leader she can influence the schedule to her advantageThe other travelers in the tour group consist of the usual array a young school teacher a new Harvard graduate a writer of children s books an oil tycoon a young woman with a jaded past and a nondescript businessman Characterizations and StereotypesIn her Mrs Pollifax novels Dorothy Gilman tends to rely heavily on stereotyped characters mostly to avoid having to actually develop them In A Palm for Mrs Pollifax we have the jewel thief who s really an honest man at heart the evil nanny and the Arab playboy millionaire turned terrorist through divine inspiration In Mrs Pollifax on Safari we have the flirtatious she bitch panting after all the men the young woman with a cause the beneficent doctor out to save the world and the adopted happy native among others I found the characters in Mrs Pollifax on the China Station somewhat better drawn possibly because this novel was published in 1983 the other two were published in 1973 and 1976 respectively although the high Chinese official s actions were completely unrealistic in or out of character Iris the young woman with the speckled past was clumsy yet cheerful and rather interesting I did not pick out the other CIA agent until shortly before he revealed himself to Mrs Pollifax though I did figure out who was the Soviet double agent right awayGilman seems rather fond of having a romance of some sort in each of her novels without the chore of developing them Each of these books had couples deciding to get married by the end even though the course of each novel was a matter of days I think the novels would fare better without a character suddenly announcing to Mrs Pollifax that he intends to marry that girl even though he s never kissed her or had than one conversation with her Ah to be Ms Gilman s editor and slash through such unnecessary chaff with my mighty red pen but I digress The gentleman that falls for Mrs Pollifax herself in Mrs Pollifax on Safari at least bided his time somewhat though the reader can still see what s coming a mile awayElements of StyleI groused the entire way through these novels that Gilman sounded like a Brit trying to be an American When I looked up Ms Gilman s biography it turns out she is American However the names she uses for many of the characters Carstairs Pollifax Malcolm etc sound British to me than American Allowing that Ms Gilman comes from an earlier generation Mrs Pollifax s speech patterns still sounded British to me as did the dialogue of other characters purported to be American For this reason a good chunk of the dialogue did not ring trueOn the positive side Ms Gilman s descriptions of traveling in China were dead on The international and local guides reuired for tour groups the obligatory factory tours the Friendship stores the conditions of the country all corresponded with my own tour group experience in China 16 years after the publication of Mrs Pollifax on China Station The only glaring difference that I noticed was that my bags were routinely searched Mrs Pollifax was shocked in one scene that someone had searched her bag and tried to figure out who among the other tourists had done it When traveling in China tourists must leave their bags outside their hotel room on the morning of departure so that the bellboys can ostensibly load them onto the bus but also so the bags can be searched I could tell that my things had been disrupted despite the locks on my luggage Bag searching may not have been routine when Ms Gilman did her research for this book but it also would have interfered with several plot developmentsSpeaking of plot developments most of the plot twists were fairly obvious throughout all three books And as for Mrs Pollifax knowing karate I just don t buy it she rarely practices for one thing I suppose Ms Gilman felt that Mrs Pollifax had to have some ability to defend herself and kill if necessary but she could just as easily had Mrs Pollifax throw off her attackers by outwitting themOverallI can t say I didn t enjoy these Mrs Pollifax mysteries because I did I loved her adventurousness and intrepid study of human nature I recognize that I might have liked these books better if I d not just read a bunch of Janet Evanovich novels with a faster pace better plot twists and believable fight scenes I am not recommending Mrs Pollifax on China Station or the other two Mrs Pollifax mysteries because they are too sedate for my tastes too predictable and have sunk to the only if I have nothing else to read level on my bookshelf

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Read & Download The Unexpected Mrs PollifaxThe Amazing Mrs PollifaxThe Elusive Mrs Pollifax à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dorothy Gilman Ï 4 characters Kindness ingenuity and determination to achieve exploits that astonish her handlers enemies and new allies 1 The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax In a Mexico City Parrot bookstore for microfilms General Perdido kidnaps Emily and debonair John Farrell to remote Albania 2 The Amazing Mrs Pollifax Emily rescues decades undercover Magda fr. I read all three of these stories and enjoyed them all Part of the appeal was the heroine who is in my age bracket Emily Pollifax doesn t just sit around as old age approaches She wants to do something with her time She ends up volunteering for a job where she fills the need for a courier who seems to be an innocent tourist She has a lot of narrow escapes but she is very resourceful and comes out of every scrape intact There are close calls here but things do work out The assignments are in different locales abroad and Mrs Pollifax is not intimidated by unfamiliar places and people

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  • The Unexpected Mrs PollifaxThe Amazing Mrs PollifaxThe Elusive Mrs Pollifax
  • Dorothy Gilman
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 9781566190084

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