The Secret Adversary

September 3, 2017 - Comment

2017 Reprint of 1922 Edition.  “The Secret Adversary” is the second published detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in January 1922 in the U.S. by Dodd, Mead and Company.  The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie novels and one collection of short stories; the five

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2017 Reprint of 1922 Edition.  “The Secret Adversary” is the second published detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in January 1922 in the U.S. by Dodd, Mead and Company.  The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie novels and one collection of short stories; the five Tommy and Tuppence books span Agatha Christie’s writing career. The Great War is over, and jobs are scarce. Tommy Beresford and Prudence “Tuppence” Cowley meet and agree to start their own business as The Young Adventurers. They are hired for a job that leads them both to many dangerous situations, meeting allies as well, including an American millionaire in search of his cousin.  Reviews were generally positive on this adventure, which manages to keep the identity of the arch-criminal secret to the very end.

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Enjoyable mystery and characters I am not into mysteries or Agatha Christie. . but enjoyed this book. Good clean reading and felt like I was right there with each character in their dilemma. Good ending. Also, this is a good start-up book for someone wanting to begin reading mysteries, especially this author, who has written 100+.. of which my daughter has read all of them and has reread many for the second and third time. Recommend

P. J. Moran says:

Old Thing, Indeed! Stereotypical characters and situations seem dated now, but weren’t when and where the book was written. Some humor may be lost in today’s readers, and the “old thing” rings badly in the contemporary ear. Still, there’s lots of fun in revisiting a genre and a time period.

DCN says:

Fantastic! Absolutely loved it! Fun mystery packed with adventure and a touch of romance without being gushy. The characters are charming and admirable yet are beautifully balanced with being relatable and unpredictable. Agatha Christie was a genius of a writer.

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