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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax 1,424 copies, 58 reviews
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax 918 copies, 32 reviews
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax 819 copies, 30 reviews
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax 754 copies, 16 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari 750 copies, 18 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station 708 copies, 18 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist 680 copies, 12 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued 661 copies, 11 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief 645 copies, 11 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer 615 copies, 11 reviews
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled 578 copies, 12 reviews
A Nun in the Closet 457 copies, 13 reviews
The Clairvoyant Countess 415 copies, 9 reviews
The Tightrope Walker 404 copies, 7 reviews
Kaleidoscope 371 copies, 14 reviews
Caravan 367 copies, 9 reviews
Incident at Badamya 327 copies, 5 reviews
Thale's Folly 317 copies, 3 reviews
Uncertain Voyage 273 copies, 2 reviews
A New Kind of Country 90 copies, 4 reviews
Girl in Buckskin 50 copies, 1 review
The Calico Year 22 copies, 1 review
Witch's Silver 14 copies, 1 review
Four-Party Line 12 copies, 1 review
Heart's Design 11 copies
Heartbreak Street 10 copies, 2 reviews
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Dorothy Edith Gilman was born in New Brunswick, NJ, the daughter of James Bruce, a minister, and Essa (Starkweather) Gilman, and said she decided on a writing career as a child. She attended university as well as fine art schools and became an art teacher and an instructor in creative writing. In 1945, she married Edgar Butters, Jr., a teacher; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1965. Under her married name, Dorothy Gilman Butters, she began publishing children’s books in the late 1940s.

The New York Times said in her obituary: "[Her] best-known heroine, Mrs. Pollifax, is very likely the only spy in literature to belong simultaneously to the Central Intelligence Agency and the local garden club."

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1966) was the first novel in what would become a highly popular 14-book series about Mrs. Emily Pollifax, a bored 60-something retired grandmother in search of a bit of adventure in an otherwise mundane life.
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