History Creator / DorothyGilman

18th Jul '16 7:45:12 PM PaulA
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: In ''The Tightrope Walker'', the manuscript of an author's last novel, lost at her death and subsequently rediscovered, turns out to contain characters based on her relatives, and so keenly observed that their fates in the novel foreshadow events that occurred after the novel was completed.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: (in-universe) In ''The Tightrope Walker'', the manuscript of an author's last novel, lost at her death and subsequently rediscovered, turns out to contain characters based on her relatives, and so keenly observed that their fates in the novel foreshadow events that occurred after the novel was completed.
2nd Mar '13 7:34:04 PM Goldfritha
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* Literature/TheClairvoyantCountess



* BadHumorTruck: In ''The Clairvoyant Countess'' there is a significant ice cream truck company run by a very scary bad guy.



* ImpoverishedPatrician: The countess's background in ''The Clairvoyant Countess''; she has settled down to working for her living.
* PaterFamilicide: One of the other psychics in ''The Clairvoyant Countess'' is rescued from one of these.
* PsychicPowers: ''The Clairvoyant Countess'', not surprisingly.
5th Sep '12 10:02:13 PM PaulA
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Dorothy Gilman is an author of mystery and espionage novels.

She is the author of a series of novels about Literature/MrsPollifax, an elderly widow who becomes a CIA agent.

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Dorothy Gilman is (1923 2012) was an author of mystery and espionage novels.

She is was the author of a series of novels about Literature/MrsPollifax, an elderly widow who becomes a CIA agent.


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She received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 2010.
5th Sep '12 9:50:46 PM PaulA
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Dorothy Gilman is an author of mystery and espionage novels.

She is the author of a series of novels about Literature/MrsPollifax, an elderly widow who becomes a CIA agent.

Other novels by Dorothy Gilman include ''The Clairvoyant Countess'' and sequel ''Kaleidoscope'', about a psychic descended from the Russian nobility who befriends a policeman and helps him in his investigations; and ''The Tightrope Walker'', about an emotionally-scarred antique dealer who gains self-confidence and a variety of new friends while investigating a cry for help hidden inside one of her antiques.

!!Works by Dorothy Gilman with their own trope pages include:

* Literature/MrsPollifax series

!!Other works by Dorothy Gilman provide examples of:

* BadDreams: In ''The Tightrope Walker'', Amelia is plagued with nightmares related to her traumatic childhood.
* BadHumorTruck: In ''The Clairvoyant Countess'' there is a significant ice cream truck company run by a very scary bad guy.
* {{Defictionalization}}: In ''The Tightrope Walker'', the protagonist's favorite novel as a child turns out to be unexpectedly relevant to the plot. ''The Maze in the Heart of the Castle'' was fictional, but few years later, Gilman actually wrote it.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: The countess's background in ''The Clairvoyant Countess''; she has settled down to working for her living.
* PaterFamilicide: One of the other psychics in ''The Clairvoyant Countess'' is rescued from one of these.
* PsychicPowers: ''The Clairvoyant Countess'', not surprisingly.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: In ''The Tightrope Walker'', the manuscript of an author's last novel, lost at her death and subsequently rediscovered, turns out to contain characters based on her relatives, and so keenly observed that their fates in the novel foreshadow events that occurred after the novel was completed.
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