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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mrs. Pollifax Series Release Date: May 1990 ISBN: 9781470324964
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “This spirited mystery…shows the kindly grandmother at her steel-edged and resourceful best…Well crafted, richly detailed and eminently suspenseful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Breakneck adventure and suspense are enhanced by insight into eastern culture and characters. This fast-paced armchair excursion into the exotic world of North Africa is equally entertaining for first-time readers of Mrs. Pollifax and her long-time fans.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kae Cheatham | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent descriptions and presentation of terrain and different culture. Mrs. Pollifax treks across Morroco, first with an imposter, and then on the run from Moroccan police as the supposed murderer of the imposter. Good blend of chase cultural revelations and mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/2/2014

    " I just really liked it. They are fun and light little adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/25/2014

    " Loved the big twist here, and how smart Mrs. Pollifax is. An enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/22/2014

    " As usual Mrs. P is put into a supposedly harmless mission that she should be safe doing but from the get she is in trouble. It's a familiar formula for Mrs. P but it works, I've never disliked a Mrs. P book and I doubt with only four left in the series that I'll find one I don't like. They are like your favorite old thread bare but comfortable sweatshirt or mashed potatoes and gravy, they are familiar and comfortable, and comforting for that matter. It gets a five out of five and I'll continue to resist reading all of the rest of them in one setting so I can look forward to at least a few more adventures with Mrs. P. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 1/20/2014

    " YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS HEROINE. READ ALL THE POLLIFAX NOVELS. SHE IS TOTALLY COOL. A CROSS BETWEEN HERCULE POIROT (ACE MAN!) AND MISS MARPLE: WITH A DASH OF 'MURDER SHE WROTE'... GREAT STUFF! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/6/2014

    " For some reason I was not able to get into this book. I did finish it, but I don't think it was as strong as the previous books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Em7ar7 | 12/25/2013

    " I think this is my favorite Mrs. Pollifax book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/16/2013

    " I love this series! You just have to adore Mrs. Pollifax and her quirky manner! This was another enjoyable one! The only bad thing I have to say about it, was that it seemed a rather abrupt ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/11/2013

    " This is another exciting Mrs. Pollifax book. It is always good to know there is at least one more to read so I know for sure she survived her adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Psirene | 11/27/2013

    " enjoyed but wasn't as quirky as i like my mysteries to be "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jake | 11/26/2013

    " i can't believe i read this even after having read one already "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/26/2013

    " Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish by Dorothy Gilman (1990) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 9/17/2013

    " I like this series because it is light reading but still a "who done it". Mrs. Pollifax reminds me of "Miss Marple", American style. Mrs. Pollifax has a lot more zip. Hope eternal for the young at heart. Could not wait to see what she would get into (and out of) next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/13/2013

    " This book was great fun. Mrs Pollifax heads to Morocco, and as usual, adventure ensues. The previous few books in the series had seemed very dark, so it was nice to have a light-hearted adventure again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 9/9/2013

    " My dad introduced me to the Mrs. Pollifax series awhile back. It's an old series - about a Grandma who becomes a spy - SOO fun and full of interesting info! I got them all and loved them! (= "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 7/22/2013

    " This was a fine read for what it was. Very easy to read, simplistic story, and crazy circumstances. Not a deep or particularly intellectual read, but very enjoyable after studying biomes and cells for 5th grade science! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 7/10/2013

    " #9 Mrs. Pollifax in Morocco "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 5/11/2013

    " This series is great fun. Each book makes me feel like I went on a great adventure with Mrs. Pollifax. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayelet | 3/18/2013

    " Mrs. Pollifax strikes again! I like her eventual companion much more than her original one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 3/11/2013

    " Seriously, when is Mrs. Pollifax going to stop believing Bishop and Carstairs when they tell her that she is on a "simple" mission and there will be no foreseeable problems?! ha ha Well, I guess if she stopped believing, there would be no more Mrs. Pollifax, so I say ignorance is bliss...for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/22/2013

    " I've found a new mystery character that I enjoy. She is smart and gutsy and underestimated by those around her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/2/2012

    " Loved learning about each country Mrs. Polifax visits. Good imagery when describing the whirling dervish. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/30/2012

    " I can't quit saying that Mrs. Pollifax is both a spy thriller and a cozy. Seems weird, but it's true. Much more than either. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy Gilman

Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series, which began with The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. In 2010 Gilman was awarded the annual Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.