Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

Book - 1996
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In her new adventure, Mrs Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449909553
0449909557
Characteristics: 202 p. : 25 cm

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Liber_vermis
Jun 12, 2018

As in the earlier thriller "Mrs. Pollifax on Safari", author Dorothy Gilman presents a sharp-eyed description of post-colonial Africa - the people; the land, climate, and wildlife; and the political and economic issues and challenges. Gilman adds a dash of young love to balance the cast of evil characters. [Perhaps the coal mining excavator of Ubangiba is based on the "Zambian Queen" walking dragline excavator in Maamba, Zambia (available in Google Images at: http://www.londoloza.net/profile.htm)?]

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

A solid offering in the series. Not quite as crazy as some of the others.

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Liber_vermis
Jun 12, 2018

In her new adventure [following on "Mrs. Pollifax Pursued"], Mrs. Pollifax, a part-time CIA agent, accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Sammat has asked for Kadi's help to dispel fear, in the minds of Ubangibans, of sorcery being the cause of a string of deaths in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. Under Sammat's selfless leadership Ubangiba is recovering from the devastation wrought by two greedy presidents-for-life who preceded him in office. But Sammat has dangerous enemies. Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba.

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