Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax is a series of spy fiction/mystery novels by American novelist Dorothy Gilman. Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a grandmother in her 60s who not only belongs to a garden club, but also works for the CIA on a part-time basis. The series was adapted into the comedy film Mrs. Pollifax-Spy in 1971, starring Rosalind Russell as the title character.

Dorothy Gilman debuted her Mrs. Pollifax character in 1966 in The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. The series lasted 14 novels and concluded with the 2000 book Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled. Below is a list of Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax novels in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

Note: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax is also known as Mrs. Pollifax, Spy.

Mrs. Pollifax Synopses: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax is the first novel in Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax series. Emily Pollifax is a widow from New Jersey. Her children have grown up and are on their own. She has been getting bored of garden club meetings. What is there left for her to do? Well, join the CIA, of course. She ends up taking a trip to Mexico City, where she gets into trouble. Unfortunately for her enemies, they don’t have any idea just who they are dealing with!

The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax is the second book in Dorothy Gilman’s series. When Mrs. Pollifax answers a call, she immediately puts her Sunday morning garden club plans aside in order to go off on a mission half-way across the world.

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