WorldCat Identities

Gilman, Dorothy 1923-2012

Overview
Works: 204 works in 1,133 publications in 7 languages and 63,269 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Biography  Romance fiction  Adventure stories, American 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.I433, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax on safari by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the request of her old CIA contact, Carstairs, Emily Pollifax leaves New Jersey and her geraniums for Africa, where she battles dark forces of evil to save an African leader from assassination
Mrs. Pollifax and the lion killer by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former CIA agent Emily Pollifax travels to Africa to help crown a king. He is Sammat of Ubangiba, an American-educated African whose enthronement is threatened by a lion on the rampage, which in Ubangiba is considered a bad omen. But are the killings really the work of a lion? A sequel to Mrs. Pollifax Pursued
Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Mrs. Pollifax is determined to give up spying for good, she can't help but agree to carry a small object to an agent in Thailand, and get one in return. The moment she lands, however, Mrs. Pollifax is horrified to find her contact dead and her husband kidnapped. The next thing she knows, she's tramping through the ominous Thai countryside, led by a curious fellow who may be trying to help her find her husband. Or he may have other, more sinister plans
Mrs. Pollifax, innocent tourist by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part-time CIA operative Emily Pollifax flies to the Middle East to pick up a novel written by an executed Iraqi dissident. On arrival she sees no sign of her contact, only dead bodies, Arab terrorists and Iraqi spies. Danger is everywhere. Fortunately, Mrs. Pollifax knows karate
Mrs. Pollifax unveiled by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young American woman who faced down hijackers on board a flight to the Middle East and saved the lifes of hundreds of people disappears, U.S. officials believe she has been kidnapped, so they call in CIA agent Emily Pollifax to find her
Mrs. Pollifax and the whirling dervish by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Pollifax embarks on a dangerous journey across the barren stretches of Morocco, determined to identify and warn the informants, but only one step ahead of her pursuers
Mrs. Pollifax and the second thief by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 10th mystery in the series, Mrs. Pollifax comes to the aid of another CIA agent who has stumbled onto a cartel of professional killers in Sicily
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After writing a quick note to her husband, Mrs. Pollifax is off to Hong Kong to rescue Sheng Ti. The young agent she had successfully smuggled out of mainland China earlier finds himself involved with an alleged double agent
Mrs. Pollifax pursued by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New Haven, Emily Pollifax discovers a girl hiding in a cupboard. The girl is Kadi Hopkirk, an artist who is being followed by some mysterious types ever since she met a young man who is heir to an African throne. The two take off for New York but are pursued. A tale of international intrigue by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief
Kaleidoscope by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Karitska's trade as a fortune-teller attracts a strange array of clients, including an artistic woman whose husband abandons her to join a religious cult and an Italian immigrant with a "cursed" child. Karitska also helps her good friend, Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, solve the hit-and-run death of a young violinist and the murder of a local philanthropist. Her most troubling case, however, occurs when a subway incident leaves her with an attache case full of diamonds
Caravan by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Caressa Teal is captured by desert nomads who believe she is a sorceress
Incident at Badamya by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gen Ferris, the only daughter of an American missionary in Burma, is held hostage with a group of lost travelers
Thale's Folly by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Failed novelist Andrew Thale is sent by his father to check out an empty farmhouse, inherited from an aunt in Massachusetts. On arrival, Thale discovers the house has been occupied by squatters, characters straight out of a novel. Thale moves in with them, perhaps to gain inspiration for a bestseller
Mrs. Pollifax on the China station by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Brunswick, NJ goes as a tourist to China for the CIA. She must act as cover for a CIA agent she is not permitted to know, with the ultimate aim of extricating Mr. X, a political prisoner in China
The elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Mrs. Pollifax is arrested for smuggling eight false passports, she has to figure out an escape from a Bulgarian prison
The tightrope walker by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When quiet, shy Amelia Jones reads a desperate message that has fallen out of a barrel organ in the antique shop she just bought, she can't forget the words, "They're going to kill me soon
The amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Pollifax must make contact with a defecting female spy in Istanbul and finds herself in quite a bit of trouble
A palm for Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent-looking grandmother who has a knowledge of karate agrees to help the CIA recover plutonium that has been stolen
A nun in the closet by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cloistered nuns from St. Tabitha's abbey break out into the world with a vengence when the abbey falls heir to a house and land in upper New York State, willed to them by a mysterious Mr. Moretti, who turns out to have been a Mafia don
The clairvoyant countess by Dorothy Gilman( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fortuneteller proves to a skeptical police lieutenant that she can deal with murder, robbery, voodoo and witchcraft
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityButters, Dorothy Gilman, 1923-2012

Butters, Dorothy Gilman

Butters, Dorothy Gilman, 1923-

Butters Dorothy Gilman 1923-2012

Dorothy Gilman Amerikaans schrijfster

Dorothy Gilman amerikansk författare

Dorothy Gilman amerikansk skribent

Dorothy Gilman écrivaine américaine

Dorothy Gilman scrittrice statunitense

Dorothy Gilman US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Gilman Butters Dorothy 1923-2012

Gilman, Dorothy Edith, 1923-2012

길먼, 도로시 1923-2012

ギルマン, ドロシー

ドロシー・ギルマン

Languages
English (454)

Dutch (70)

Japanese (41)

French (9)

German (7)

Swedish (5)

Danish (2)

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Mrs. Pollifax and the lion killerMrs. Pollifax and the Golden TriangleMrs. Pollifax, innocent touristMrs. Pollifax unveiledMrs. Pollifax and the whirling dervishMrs. Pollifax and the second thiefMrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong BuddhaMrs. Pollifax pursued