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 […]
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.