The Secret Adversary
In 1919, a young couple, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley, form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers". Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect --- working to find documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist... show more
In 1919, a young couple, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley, form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers". Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect --- working to find documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain.
Undercover agents Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don't know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. Soon Tommy and Tuppence are in grave danger
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
Series: Tommy and Tuppence (#1)
So I take it this is Christie’s second novel and her first attempt at writing an espionage-based plot, and great googly moogly, am I ever so glad she stuck mainly with murder mysteries after this. Don’t get me wrong! I really enjoyed The Secret Adversary. Tommy and Tuppence are a hoot! I loved their...
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...