The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey is a widow whose children have grown up and married. She has become bored with her garden club, volunteer work and life in general. Her doctor advises her to do something she has always longed to do. So Mrs. Pollifax goes to the CIA and asks if they need a spy. She becomes the perfect "innocent tourist" for a "simple" courier job to Mexico City - as Mrs. Pollifax's first adventure begins!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   60's-90's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Water?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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