Dorothy Gilman
Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012) was an American author of spy fiction and mystery novels. Her main protagonist was Mrs. Pollifax, a senior citizen spy. Dorothy was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. She passed away in 2012 due to a case of Alzheimer’s, a decade after her last novel was published.

Dorothy Gilman began her career in 1949 with the novel Enchanted Caravan. Her final book was Kaleidoscope, published in 2002. Below is a list of Dorothy Gilman’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Mrs. Pollifax Books


The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Madame Karitska Books


The Clairvoyant Countess(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kaleidoscope(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Enchanted Caravan(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnival Gypsy(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ragamuffin Alley(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Calico Year(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four-Party Line(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Papa Dolphin's Table(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Girl in Buckskin(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witches Silver(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masquerade(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Leagues to Boston Town(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bells of Freedom(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncertain Voyage(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Nun in the Closet(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tightrope Walker(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maze in the Heart of the Castle(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Incident at Badamya(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caravan(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thale's Folly(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


A New Kind of Country(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax was also published under the title Mrs. Pollifax, Spy. Masquerade was re-published as Heart’s Design. Many of her standalone novels were published using her married name of Dorothy Gilman Butters.

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Dorothy Gilman Synopses: In The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman, Madame Karitska is a public psychic who has a chance encounter with Detective-Lieutenant Pruden and must now use her powers to protect herself.

After over 25 years, Madame Karitska returns in the novel Kaleidoscope. After a violinist is killed in an accident, the clairvoyant Madame Karitska must use the violin to discover the truth. When a wife asks her if her husband will end up leaving her for a cult, Karitska decides to hold some of what she sees from the woman.

In Thale’s Folly, Andrew Thale is an NYC author who is tasked with visiting an old property that has been in the family for years, and has been forgotten about since Aunt Harriet’s passing. However, the house is not empty and is home to a group of strange people…

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