Near the end of 2022, I discovered the Mrs. Pollifax series by Dorothy Gilman, and I was enchanted. The Elusive Mrx. Pollifax is book 3 in the series, and it is just as entertaining as the first two books.
Mrs Pollifax is a widow with grown children who just decided one day that she would pursue her dream of becoming a spy. If that sounds ridiculous, we’ll, it is, and so are some of the situations she finds herself in, but somehow she always manages to come out on top,.
In The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax, our heroine is on her way to Belgaria to deliver passports to underground connections so that they can get safely out of the country. In true Mrs. Pollifax fashion, she gathers new friends, while somehow escaping near death, all while making the reader laugh, and wonder just how she does it.
It’s difficult to believe that these books were written in the 1960s and 1970s, they stand up fairly well in my opinion.
I’ve really been enjoying this series and hope to read more of it.