The Secret Adversary
The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John Curran Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme—Young Adventurers Ltd.—"willing to do anything, go... show more
The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John Curran Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme—Young Adventurers Ltd.—"willing to do anything, go anywhere." But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical, political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined.
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Tommy and Tuppence (#1)
After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and "Tuppence" Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind's conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an a...
Cross Posted on my classic crime blog, Peril at Whitehaven Mansion Published in 1922, The Secret Adversary was Christie’s second novel, coming directly on the heels of The Mysterious Affair At Styles, her first Poirot outing which was published in 1920. For the first decade or so of Christie’s car...
I haven't really focused on Christie's non-Poirot/Marple books. Last year I said j would read all of Christie's other books and I just got busy and lost interest. Now I'm ready to take a look at her other works. There's also a rereleased of a biography coming out soon about Christie that I can't wai...
This is the fourth of five Christie novels I have planned for Halloween Bingo, and the first Tommy and Tuppence novel I've read. I quite enjoyed it, though Tommy and Tuppence were at bit...much at the beginning. Once things got more serious and down to business they were much more bearable. I pr...
Agatha Christie did it again. She completely fooled me and my initial suspicion has been wrong. Not that I didn´t expect this, because, let´s be honest, it´s an Agatha Christie novel. She just knows how to use red herrings. I have to admit, though, that I´m not a big fan of her spy / secret organi...