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Dorothy Gilman

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  1. 6.9 hrs • Mar/15/2017 • Unabridged

    Mrs. Pollifax has been sent on safari by the C.I.A. and told only to take pictures of all of her companions, in order to find the international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia. It sounded so simple, but shortly after Mrs. Pollifax started taking pictures, someone stole her film. And right after that she was kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. And right after that—well, read for yourself….

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    Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

    6.9 hrs • Mar/15/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 6.3 hrs • Nov/02/2016 • Unabridged

    While waiting for a view of her night-blooming cereus, the mild-seeming Mrs. Pollifax received urgent orders for a daring mission to aid an escape. Soon, the unlikely-looking international spy was sporting a beautiful new hat that hid eight forged passports….

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    The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

    6.3 hrs • Nov/02/2016 • Unabridged
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  3. 6.6 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged

    Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, Emily answers the call of that “nice Mr. Carstairs” to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

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    The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

    6.6 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 6.8 hrs • Jan/01/2014 • Unabridged

    From the bestselling author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax series comes another delightfully eccentric and sage female sleuth—the exotic Madame Karitska. Although she is a genuine countess, Marina Elena Provovnitchek Gaylord Von Domm Karitska is foremost a psychic. When one of her clients turns up dead, Madame Karitska makes the acquaintance of Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, and an uncanny partnership is born. Madame Karitska forms images with the psychic vibrations she picks up from personal objects. Her shocking visions are at odds with outward appearances and Detective Pruden finds it difficult to believe in them. But as Madame Karitska uses her amazing powers to help him solve case after dangerous case, even the skeptic becomes convinced. With The Clairvoyant Countess, Dorothy Gilman has used her own amazing powers to create a character who is both awe-inspiring and lovable. Ruth Ann Phimister’s keen sense of timing and characterization let you too believe in the wonder that is Madame Karitska.

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    The Clairvoyant Countess

    6.8 hrs • Jan/01/2014 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.8 hrs • Oct/02/2008 • Unabridged

    In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party. On arrival, Kadi and Mrs. P. soon discover that Sammat has dangerous enemies. Rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer who is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. So Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba - not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax.

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    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    Read by J. Charles
    5.8 hrs • Oct/02/2008 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.8 hrs • Aug/17/2008 • Unabridged

    All Mrs. Pollifax wants on this spring day is the peace and quiet of her Connecticut greenhouse. Then she discovers that a young woman, Kadi Hopkirk, has been hiding in her junk closet for two days. Kadi spills out an improbable story - that since a chance meeting with a childhood friend she has been followed by persons unknown in a sinister van. She’s convinced that the henchmen inside are hellbent on finding her. A little experiment on Mrs. P’s part proves at least this part of the story correct. Kadi soon confides the rest of the story - a close tie with an assassinated foreign president and an item in her possession that makes both her and our sleuth moving targets for - someone. When Mrs. P puts in a call for help to her old CIA crony Carstairs, he’s wrapped up in the kidnap of a wealthy financier. Before she knows it, what began as a dash for safety and a call for help expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.

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    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    4.8 hrs • Aug/17/2008 • Unabridged
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  7. 5.2 hrs • Mar/25/2007 • Unabridged

    Seven weeks ago, a young American woman, Amanda Pym, faced down hijackers on board a flight to the Middle East and saved the lives of more than two hundred passengers. In a blaze of celebrity, she stepped off the plane in Damascus and was whisked away in a waiting car. Since then, NOTHING. The CIA believes she was kidnapped and murdered. Whose plans has the apparently ordinary young woman interfered with? The machinations of the mukhabarat, Syria's dreaded police? The schemes of cutthroat terrorists? Or has she simply gone into hiding? Masquerading as Amanda Pym's worried aunt, Mrs. Pollifax begins her determined search, slipping through Damascus' crooked streets and colorful, crowded souks, and trekking deep into the desert, hoping that rumor and whispers (which is all she has to go on) will lead her to the truth.

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    Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

    Read by Sharon Williams
    5.2 hrs • Mar/25/2007 • Unabridged
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  8. 7.4 hrs • Sep/23/2004 • Unabridged

    Posing as a tourist, Emily makes her way to China with the job of protecting a CIA treasure.

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    Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

    7.4 hrs • Sep/23/2004 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.8 hrs • Feb/01/2000 • Unabridged

    After facing down hijackers on a flight to the Middle East and saving the lives of the passengers on board, a young American woman steps off the plane in Damascus in a blaze of celebrity and disappears. The CIA believes Amanda Pym was kidnapped, possibly murdered. Masquerading as Amanda Pym’s worried aunt, Mrs. Pollifax begins her determined search, slipping through Damascus’s crooked streets and crowded souks and trekking deep into the desert. Yet she is shadowed by deadly enemies, whose sinister agenda threatens not only Mrs. P. but the fragile stability of the entire Middle East. Only a miracle, or a brilliant counterplot, can forestall a disaster that will send shock waves around the world.

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    Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

    5.8 hrs • Feb/01/2000 • Unabridged
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  10. 6.6 hrs • Jan/01/1999 • Unabridged

    As readers will gladly attest, there is nothing more entertaining than a Dorothy Gilman novel, for the author of the beloved Mrs. Pollifax novels brings to her work a distinctive mix of romance and mystery.At the request of his father, New York City novelist Andrew Thale tackles an odd assignment—to check out an old family property in western Massachusetts, neglected since Aunt Harriet Thale’s death years ago.Much odder still is what he finds.Far from being deserted, Thale’s Folly is fully inhabited—by a quartet of charming squatters, former “guests” of kindhearted Aunt Harriet. Elegant Miss L’Hommedieu, Gussie the witch, Leo the bibliophile, and beautiful nineteen-year-old Tarragon, who is unlike any girl Andrew has ever met in Manhattan.Andrew is entranced by these unworldly creatures and their simple life. Yet all is not well in Thale’s Folly. A thief breaks into the farmhouse, and an old friend of the “family” disappears. While the peace that appears to have been Aunt Harriet’s only legacy to her companions is destroyed, Andrew and Tarragon are drawn into mysteries they cannot fathom. But for the first time, Andrew begins to understand that love and loyalty are life’s greatest treasures.Once again, Dorothy Gilman enchants us. Thale’s Folly is just as tempting as a delicious caper from the unsinkable Mrs. Pollifax.

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    Thale’s Folly

    Read by John McDonough
    6.6 hrs • Jan/01/1999 • Unabridged
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  11. 6.2 hrs • Jan/23/1996 • Unabridged

    In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend Sammat is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party.On arrival, Kadi and Mrs. P soon discover that Sammat has dangerous enemies. Rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer who is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. So Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba—not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax.

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    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    6.2 hrs • Jan/23/1996 • Unabridged
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  12. 5.9 hrs • Jan/24/1995 • Unabridged

    The last thing Mrs. Pollifax expects to find in her junk closet is a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists that she’s being followed by two men in a dirty white van. Under the cover of darkness, Mrs. P tries to drive Kadi back home to Manhattan, only to have a dark green sedan give them a run for their money—and, Mrs. P. begins to suspect, their lives.Finally Kadi shares the startling truth: her friend, Sammy, is the son of the assassinated president of an African country, and unbeknownst to the young man’s bodyguard, he passed her something under the table during a recent meeting. Ever resourceful, Mrs. P puts in a call for help to her CIA colleague, Carstairs, who installs them in a safe house—at a carnival! Before Mrs. P knows it, a dash to safety expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.

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    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    5.9 hrs • Jan/24/1995 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.1 hrs • Sep/01/1993 • Unabridged

    A former CIA operative-turned-art-dealer waits in Italy, wounded and in hiding, for the cavalry—and, according to his SOS, only Mrs. Pollifax will do.

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    Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

    6.1 hrs • Sep/01/1993 • Unabridged
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  14. 10.1 hrs • May/01/1992 • Unabridged

    Caressa Horvath, raised in the corrupting atmosphere of a traveling carnival, marries an anthropologist named Jacob Bowman, who takes her on a journey to North Africa. Jacob gets himself killed by a band of Bedouin who spare Caressa’s life. The only one of her party left alive, Caressa is forced to join the caravan on a harrowing journey across the African desert.

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    Caravan

    10.1 hrs • May/01/1992 • Unabridged
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  15. 6.1 hrs • Dec/12/1991 • Unabridged

    In Dorothy Gilman’s bestselling mystery series, loveable grandmother Emily Pollifax has captured the hearts of millions with her secret CIA missions. Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. Farrell, an old CIA friend, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax. Outwitting her wily opponents with her keen eye for the truth and her impeccable karate, Mrs. Pollifax is the lively senior citizen everyone dreams of someday becoming. You’ll feel you know the aging spy and her colorful opponents personally with Barbara Rosenblat’s outstanding narration.

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    Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

    6.1 hrs • Dec/12/1991 • Unabridged
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  16. 7.2 hrs • May/01/1990 • Unabridged

    All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is help a bumbling CIA agent confirm the identities of seven undercover informants in Morocco—a simple assignment. But right away, things go wrong. The first informant is murdered just after Mrs. P identifies him in Fez. Worse, she has the frightening sensation that her associate is not who or what he says he is.

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    Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

    7.2 hrs • May/01/1990 • Unabridged
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