The Clairvoyant Countess

The Clairvoyant Countess As a psychic to the public Madame Karitska has seen a lot But when a chance encounter with Detective Lieutenant Pruden of the Police Department catapults her into the unforseen she must use all of h

  • Title: The Clairvoyant Countess
  • Author: Dorothy Gilman
  • ISBN: 9780449229651
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • As a psychic to the public, Madame Karitska has seen a lot But when a chance encounter with Detective Lieutenant Pruden of the Police Department catapults her into the unforseen, she must use all of her resources to keep danger and death at bay.

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    1. Dorothy Gilman started writing when she was 9 At 11, she competed against 10 to 16 year olds in a story contest and won first place Dorothy worked as an art teacher and telephone operator before becoming an author She wrote children s stories for than ten years under the name Dorothy Gilman Butters and then began writing adult novels about Mrs Pollifax a retired grandmother who becomes a CIA agent The Mrs Pollifax series made Dorothy famous While her stories nourish people s thirst for adventure and mystery, Dorothy knew about nourishing the body as well She used to live on a farm in Nova Scotia, where she grew medicinal herbs Her knowledge of herbs comes through in many of her stories, including A Nun in the Closet, in which a nun treats a man s wounds with the herbs growing nearby Many of Dorothy s books, including Caravan, feature strong women having adventures around the world Dorothy spent much of her life in Connecticut and Maine She died at age 88 of complications of Alzheimer s disease.Series Mrs Pollifax

    2. This one had been sitting on my Audible purchased shelf for a while so thought I'd tackle it. Interesting protagonist, and well-crafted stories, and one that might be better heard than read as the narrator does a good job with the voice of Madame Karitsa. Sorry the sequel isn't available as an audiobook, but I've ordered a print copy. Written in the 60's, so folks call from pay phones with urgent messages, as well as mention of a guest bring a "portable television set" to a party for a special v [...]

    3. More than one cohesive story, this book is more like a chain of short stories loosely connected by common characters and a few events, rather like the old TV shows where each episode stood alone. But the book does not hand you the stories all nicely wrapped up in 22/44 minutes. The ending was abrupt and unsatisfying, as if the author had been interrupted, or perhaps realised that she was up to her deadline and just mailed off what she had to the publisher.As far as the stories themselves go, the [...]

    4. At first, I was not sure if I would get into this book or not. However, only a few pages later I discovered that I was fully engaged in the story and appreciating the protagonist, Countess Karitska. I found Karitska to be an intelligent, resourceful character who had lived through good times and hardships, and who had thought through who she is as a person and become comfortable with what she learned. The more I read, the more I liked this character.Additionally, I appreciated the development of [...]

    5. Ah, the ‘70’s. Madame Karitska, in straitened circumstances but confident that all will be well, begins taking psychic readings in a new apartment. She is full of the power of the understood self, is gentle and nonviolent but not naive, and ends by surrounding herself with police detective Pruden, Gavin the young psychic, businessman Faber-Jones, and a few other men (all men, so odd) and solving or sniffing out crimes. I miss books so certain of the untapped potential of the human mind, but [...]

    6. I simply love Dorothy Gilman. She has an absolutely lovely way with language and her characters are always so human yet somehow also just that little bit more - more conscientious, more thoughtful, more thought, more human - than the people one encounters in everyday life Perhaps I'm a relic, but I love that her books are stories - not plot contrivances designed to deliver violence or sex. There are always pertinent and relevant life lessons tucked away inside her dialogue, but they're delivered [...]

    7. Some cute little vignettes about a psychic who uses psychometry to aid a police officer in solving crimes. Each one of them could have easily played out into a separate mystery rather than what was really a group of short stories about the psychic.

    8. turkish coffee got me curiousp21: "we sneaked a look at the speedometer on his car and checked it out with the garage where his car was last serviced. nothing there, but a knowledgeable amateur can set back a speedometer."p113: "i canceled them, this is the more important."

    9. One might call this an urban fantasy, with its psychic heroine. But she and a few other psychics are the fantastic element; more fantastical elements are suggested to be psychosomatic. Also, the heroine is certainly getting on in years; it takes place in the 1970s or thereabouts, and she was a refugee from the Russian Revolution, albeit as a child. (I've got to admire the deftness with which her back story is brought to life and yet left in the background as not relevant. Also the chief thing I [...]

    10. I'm not sure what to say about this book It is quaint, and charming, and truly comfortable. If it had been written today it would have been put firmly into the paranormal mystery category, and it would have a much brasher heroine and be all around more of what we expect. But this book was written before cozy Paranormal's were a thing, which is quite possibly the thing I love most about this book. Either that or the very palpable atmosphere, the transportation to another time and place that it ha [...]

    11. Just reread this book for the I-don't-know-how-many times (I entered 12 in the field provided for such things, but I suspect it's much more than that). I first read The Clairvoyant Countess when I was 12 I'd just come off my dystopia phase (plowing through every piece of classic dystopian literature I could find) and I was having fun bouncing through the Subject card catalogue, using keywords as a method for finding new books, which is how I landed on this one (at the time, I was mostly hunting [...]

    12. I love books about characters who are clairvoyant or psychic. It's always been a fantasy of mine to be able to "see" things that other people can't. I'm not sure how much I believe in it, but it's cool to fantasize. So while I was perusing books at the library to listen to in my car, this one jumped out at me and I snagged it. Two tracks into the first CD, I was hooked. It's about a clairvoyant countess who helps solve mysteries -- another favorite. How could I go wrong?I mostly enjoyed the book [...]

    13. Very episodic, meaning there's no feeling of closure when you finish it, which isn't a big deal but always bugs me when the book was categorized as a mystery.Light hearted fluff confronts and hopefully dominates ugly realities. This is a world where a boy can psychically predict and psychically witness his father's murder/suicide of his whole family (parents and three siblings), then within a few weeks the deaths have no impact except how he makes use of his orphan status to get away with stuff [...]

    14. Enjoyed this quick read -- a woman with a flamboyant past sets up shop as a clairvoyant in Trafton, NJ and things happen. She meets a police detective and slowly he is won over to believing in her clairvoyance. A series of cases, but not short-story like -- some people from each case remain in the story, and move forward. The main character is interesting, and the characters surrounding her are interesting and the psychic element adds another world of understanding. The ending was more abrupt [...]

    15. Published in 1975, this book was a departure for Dorothy Gilman from her more popular Mrs. Pollifax series. The main character, Madame Karitska, has extraordinary powers. She is a psychic, who uses her gift to help detective-lieutenant Pruden solve several baffling crimes. Saving lives and setting things right comes naturally to the Countess, Madame Karitska. I enjoyed this retro excursion and would recommend it as a very good light read.

    16. Madame Karitska has psychic powers and a good deal of common sense. There are many cases that she helps Detective-Lieutenant Pruden solve. It's good fun in a rather old worldly manner. I enjoyed revisiting this book from the 1970's and may read Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series too. Now that I am a grandmother too, Mrs. Pollifax would be even more fun than when I first read of her adventures in my youth.

    17. AS many others have stated, a collection of short stories with a common set of characters. Definitely has the same feel of Mrs. Pollifax, I can tell they were written by the same author. Love Mrs. Pollifax, but like Madame Karitska. It's a light read, but I will read the sequel.

    18. An intriguing book that was entertaining and attention holding. It took me a while to figure out the time period the book was set in, but that missing information did not impair my enjoyment. I look forward to finding more of this author's books.

    19. Recommended by a co-worker. I enjoyed the read, but it is clearly schlock, and it's dated (1975). Several very short mysteries in one short paperback, all thrown together with one loosely pulled plot line. The clairvoyant helps the detective. Need I say more?

    20. Enchanting story line. A bit more disjointed than Ms. Gilman is usually. It seemed to be several short stories under the same cover.

    21. Another book where Gilman goes in a different direction than I thought she would. Also, it's different from her other books in style. I enjoyed it and I'll have to look up the sequel.

    22. CLAIRVOYANT COUNTESS by DOROTHY GILMANTilt the kaleidoscope, see new things — multiple discoveries add up to belief that Madame Karitska does see beyond the mundane, holding an item gives her insights into the person connected to it and helps her solve mysteries and predict events. “Almost every human being is totally sound asleep. We are sleep-walkers.”“. . . what life . . . can be, Seeing, really seeing, and then at last — the understanding.”“. . . if I believed faith and God wer [...]

    23. Meet Madame Karitska, a clairvoyant lady (in the most elegant sense of the word) who lends her skills to crime solving. Told in a series of linked stories, the book introduces us to Mr.Faber-Jones, who in his middle age becomes aware of psychic abilities; Gavin, a boy whose abilities are mentored by Madame; and Lieutenant Pruden, the homicide detective who learns to open his mind to the unusual through Madame (and learns to enjoy Turkish coffee). This is light reading, but a pleasant excursion i [...]

    24. This is Gilman's best. She should have done a series with the Countess rather than Mrs. Pollifax.

    25. Hmm - I couldn't really get into this one. I wanted to like it as much as the Mrs Polifax novels, but it just didn't happen.

    26. I really enjoyed it. I've been in a reading slump lately and it was just the warm, not too demanding type of thing to get me out of it. Would love to get the sequel too.

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