The Secret Adversary

August 1, 2017 - Comment

“The Secret Adversary” book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication. “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. The women and children

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“The Secret Adversary” book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication.

“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. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead. “I beg your pardon.” A man’s voice beside her made her start and turn. She had noticed the speaker more than once amongst the first-class passengers. There had been a hint of mystery about him which had appealed to her imagination. He spoke to no one. If anyone spoke to him he was quick to rebuff the overture. Also he had a nervous way of looking over his shoulder with a swift, suspicious glance.”

Comments

Whistlers Mom says:

Agatha gets a pay raise WARNING: This is an Agatha Christie book which does NOT feature Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. Christie purists will have nothing to do with this book! If you are a Christie purist, stop reading HERE. 

Kirin says:

Genesis of Tommy and Tuppence Fans of Agatha Christie will enjoy the introduction of the Young Adventurers to her constellation of recurring sleuths that includes the inimitable Hercule Poirot, the unassuming Miss Marple and the apple-crunching novelist Ariadne Oliver. Tommy and Tuppence, properly named Thomas Beresford and Prudence Cowley, reunite at the close of the Great War to wonder at grim employment possibilities and limited life prospects. 

Texanne says:

Tommy and Tuppence’s First Advanture I enjoyed The Secret Adversary as a summertime diversion but did not find myself wanting more. I do love Agatha Christie’s books, especially Inspector Poirot, but found this story and characters a bit predictable. I did like the references to the 1920’s, WWI, speech patterns, etc. This is the first book in the Tommy and Tuppence series so the later stories might be interesting. If I find myself wanting another light bit of mystery, I’ll read the next book, Partners in Crime.

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