Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

by Dorothy Gilman, 1976

Fun mystery set in Zambia in the 1960’s. Mrs. Pollifax is sent on safari to take pictures of all the others on safari in hopes of finding the assassin, Aristotle. She does eventually much more than that and saves the beloved Zambian President from being assassinated. Loved the characters, the setting, the mystery. Laurie is the one who first told me about Mrs. Pollifax mysteries. I found this one in a ‘Little Free Library.’

Learned that Zimbabwe was once Rhodesia. In this book, they have not achieved independence yet and spies and freedom fighters are crossing from ‘Zambabwe’ (Rhodesia) into Zambia, which was Northern Rhodesia until its independence in 1964.