The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie s first Tommy and Tuppence mystery adventure reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers Tommy and Tuppence

  • Title: The Secret Adversary
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007111466
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Agatha Christie s first Tommy and Tuppence mystery adventure, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme Young Adventurers Ltd.Their advertisement says they are willing to do anythAgatha Christie s first Tommy and Tuppence mystery adventure, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme Young Adventurers Ltd.Their advertisement says they are willing to do anything, go anywhere But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into danger than they ever imagined

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      Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande

    398 thoughts on “The Secret Adversary”

    1. IT was 2 p.m on the afternoon of May 7, 1915 The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed.This is still one of the most intriguing Agatha Christie opening lines I have read another can be found in Murder on the Orient Express, but I ll get to that in a different post The Secret Adversary is the first adventure of Miss Prudence Cowley and Lieutenant Thomas Beresford, a.k.a Tommy and Tuppence Tommy [...]


    2. Don t be offended because I think you re young Youth is a failing only too easily outgrown I am willing to bet anything that Tommy and Tuppence are the two cutest wannabe detectives in the panorama of spy fiction in its entirety Yes, spy fiction I dove into this expecting a crime story, instead espionage was the key word here There is no denying that I was a little disappointed and than a little taken aback, but Christie can do no wrong, even when she does do wrong, so, of course, I liked it.Th [...]


    3. Re read withThe Christie Carnage noobs, middlings hoity totsWARNING My thoughts are going to be scattered all over this review,Why Because, I suck at reviewing.Lets begin from the beginning So, some of the readers at the Indian Readers decided to read the complete works of Agatha Christie I, being overly curious and enthusiastic, jumped right into with my fellow readers, despite of having read, re read, watched, heard audiobooks and those delicious BBC radio plays multiple number of times So the [...]


    4. A short and entertaining read entertaining as much for its mystery as for the laughable sensationalism of its topic Very timely for 1922 all about bolsheviks and revolutions and Labour Party members and secret treaties, with a hero and heroine full of jolly upper class Britishness and levity, if not imagination, in tough spots Very characteristic of an era.The mystery, though constructed out of sensationalistic and dated elements, has an excellent form We are told quite frankly in the first few [...]


    5. Description After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Prudence Cowley lack money and prospects and become adventurers for the British Government Rich American Julius P Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind s conspiracy all seek Jane Finn who was given papers vital to peace by an agent at the sinking of the Luisitania Oooo stop the press, this is a 2015 TV series starring Jessica Raine and David Walliams Is she like this at home gutenberg ebooks 1155Dedication [...]


    6. Not the usual Christie mystery This is a John Buchan style ripping yarn with light weight espionage and a heavy emphasis on adventure.Initially I found the plot so light on logic and the situations so uncharacteristically contrived and co incidence driven that it made me look back at the cover to confirm if I was reading a Christie or a Wodehouse But it picked up gradually and then ended in a massive flourish The mystery component, though not entirely unpredictable, was handled quite adeptly as [...]


    7. Agatha Christie meets Enid Blyton s Famous Five for a ripping adventure yarn Or something like that anyway Nothing like Poirot or Marple, Tommy and Tuppence are young, almost childlike in their approach It s exactly like you d imagine the Famous Five would treat the case lots of excitable running about, not a lot of appropriate respect for the fact that they are in serious danger for most of the novelTommy and Tuppence, the two detectives are demobbed after the war and find themselves with no pl [...]


    8. 2.5 stars I can tell this is an early work It feels kind of all over the place, though the plot does move along pretty fast The characterizations are kind of stereotypical Julius and I found it interesting how no one, including Tommy and Tuppence, who are pretty low on at the start of the book, is sympathetic to the concerns of the workers who are agitating probably for better rights and conditions But there you go, no main character comes from the working class.I did like how quick witted Tuppe [...]


    9. Although I ve read a huge amount of Agatha Christie stories I ve always avoided the four Tommy Tuppence adventures as they never looked very appealing to me I have to admit that this, their first adventure, was not as bad as I was expecting Yes, I did get fed up with the amount of times that they referred to someone as old bean it was a bit light fluffy for my tastes On the other hand the plot zips along quite nicely there s plenty going on I really love The Saint stories by Leslie Charteris, wh [...]


    10. I found myself surprised by how much I enjoyed Agatha Christie s The Secret Adversary First, because I m not much of a Christie fan, and second, because I doubt those who are would ever say this was one of her better books.The Secret Adversary smacks of all those qualities modern writers are told to avoid at all costs messy viewpoint that often dips into the omniscient, one dimensional characters who can be described with a single adjective such as perky or stolid , prose that often involves a g [...]


    11. Rating 3 of five for both book and movieThe Publisher Says 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 agent at the sinking of the Luisitania Kidnaps, escapes.My Review The novel is a dated piece, lots of hoopla about Bolsheviks and the General Stri [...]


    12. Thought I d finish it over a weekend but it took two Never mind, coz it was good enough Not the one which gets hold of you and shakes through and through but good enough.It s a story of a mysterious teenage girl who s entrusted with important treaty and goes missing right after she gets handed it over to her Tommy and Twopence, sorry, Tuppence that s the clue, right form together Young Adventures, a tiny organization to earn money in curious ways, fall right into the track on a very first day Th [...]


    13. I must admit that, after listening to this audiobook, I find that the voices inside my head now have British accents Whatever am I to do Haha Sorry about that It s just that I ve always been able to hear the voice in my head saying whatever it is that I m about to write and right now that voice doesn t sound like my normal self one whit I keep wanting to say things like ol chap and such like that But That is one thing that I absolutely love about books like this That s not weird, is it I mean, c [...]


    14. Being the first Agatha Christie novel that I ve read in eons I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this tale All in all it wasn t that mysterious per say but enjoyable nonetheless Tommy Beresford and Prudence Cowley called Tuppence, childhood friends who happen upon each other after the war thats WWI are both looking for jobs and start brainstorming some ideas finally deciding to put an advertisement in the paper saying they re willing to do anything but with terms and conditions of course Well w [...]


    15. I enjoyed this book with its twists and turns The start is a bit slow but builds up very well Will try for a detailed review later


    16. Dreadful The mystery itself is far from mysterious I had it figured out very early on but the tone in which it is written is what really sinks this book The unions and common people distrust the government only because they are manipulated into it by criminals, the government itself is filled with kind and upstanding men, and the criminals are cowards who enjoy writing grand declarations of their dastardly ways Pah The only saving grace to the book is the pair of Tuppence and Tommy, although eve [...]




    17. 3.5 rounded to 4 Two young adventurers for hire Willing to do anything go anywhere Pay must be good No unreasonable offer refused Tommy and Tuppence are childhood friends that find each other after the war Needing to find employment that suits them, they decide to go into the sleuthing business together It does not take long for them to land a big case and put their detective skills to the test.Recently I read an Agatha Christie novel and absolutely loved it So it was only a matter of time befor [...]


    18. I d never heard of Tommy and Tuppence before, so I was looking forward to meeting new characters created by Agatha Christie It was a fun romp with a couple of down and out young adventurers, as they liked to call themselves Before they know it, they become involved in intrigue and espionage, and their experiences end up leading them into very real danger.I didn t find this story quite as polished as some of AC s other books, but it was still quite enjoyable I figured out whodunnit about halfway [...]


    19. 3.5 To all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure Agatha Christie seems to have indeed gone for an adventure with a good dose of mystery instead of her usual crime scene We follow Tommy and Tuppence in their first endeavours, and especially how they end up falling into a complex web of political manipulations and secrets All the events take place just after the end of WWII in a world of penury, which is where we find [...]


    20. Wow, this is amazingly good.Hard to put down.Full of action written in such attentive detail that we have come to expect from an Agatha Christie story.A young Tommy and Tuppence are such loveable characters.Post WW1, down on their luck and looking for adventure.Advertising themselves as Two young adventurers for hire Willing to do anything, go anywhere Pay must be good No unreasonable offer refused , fancying themselves as sleuths.Quickly, they become embroiled in a case of mystery involving a m [...]


    21. Ugh The spy thriller ones are shit In the cosy mystery ones I can cope with the horrendous politics cos the stories are cool But in these ones I just feel like I m drowning in right wing unpleasantness, with nary a fluffy blanket nice tweed suit fragrant rose bush to save me.


    22. Not enjoying this Tommy Tuppence dynamic duo The story itself is kind of rompy and gimmicky, trying too hard to be funny and lighthearted Give me Poirot or Miss Marple instead



    23. This is the first Tommy Tuppence book, and the characters take over the book in a way Hercules Poirot and Jane Marple are never able to do The couple is broke, bored, and desperately in need of jobs They decide to join hands to seek adventure Of course, the pay needs to be good A chance encounter leads to the prospect of a job for Tuppence, but when she says the words Jane Finn , all hell breaks loose Curious, the two sleuths embark on a hair raising adventure, full of kidnappings, murders, chas [...]


    24. I ve always been of a fan of Christie s detective less stories with average people thrown into crazy situations, fighting to solve the mystery around them before it eats them up Though this book stars Tommy and Tuppence, who later went on to become recurring detective characters of hers though hardly ever Poriot or Marple status This is their first appearance two na ve 20 somethings who have no clue what is happening and are merely looking for a way to make a quick buck It has much of the charm [...]


    25. Have I gushed before in any of my reviews about how much I love the TV show Murder, She Wrote I feel like I had to have already gone on about how happy it makes me, however remedial and rudimentary most of the plots might seem We should all know by now that there are many pleasures in a book aside from the plot otherwise reading a succinct review would sate most of our appetites So it isn t really about the story, with MSW, but the players involved, and the interactions between So it is with all [...]


    26. edited 12 04 13Tommy and Tuppence, two bright young things recently demobbed from WWI activities, meet by chance and sit down to discuss their lives over a cup of tea Neither have fared well in the post war world, but that hasn t dimmed Tuppence s sangfroid Prodded by Tuppence, the two decide to start list themselves as Young Adventurers, Ltd and put a notice in the Times Two young adventurers for hire Willing to do anything, go anywhere Pay must be good No unreasonable offer refused.And thus th [...]


    27. 3ish stars.Perhaps I am so used to either Marple or Poirot in my Christie mysteries, that anything else doesn t seem to work for me.This post WW 1 espionage mystery wasn t much to my liking, though brilliantly written I don t know why, but I somewhat dislike Tuppence, and Tommy too, by virtue of association with her This is the first book in their adventure series, wherein they try to solve the mysterious disappearance of important Allied forces documents, which in the wrong hands, were still po [...]


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