Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.
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definitely. it was a fun jaunt with an woman looking to put some spice into her golden years. had heard of her, one reason I chose to add this one into my library for long rides back and forth to work. reader was great, fit Mrs. P just right and did male voices well.
I was hoping the novel would be ok, but I was surprised. The delightful "callbacks" to the time of the writing, the charm of the character and the realism (within the realm) of the story certainly did make my introduction to Mrs. Virgil Polifax an unexpected treat.
I didn't notice when I bought the book that it is that old, noting so would have stopped me from buying it. this does not mean that the performance is bad nor the story, it rather means that a book written in the 60s would never be new to someone reading it in 2016. None the less an enjoyable read to remind us what our grandfathers and grandmother's used to write and read.
Quite enjoyable. The development of characters and their relationships was done nicely. Ready for the next book.
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