The Secret Adversary: by Agatha Christie

January 23, 2018 - Comment

The Secret Adversary is the second published detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in January 1922 in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year.The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) The book introduces the characters

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The Secret Adversary is the second published detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in January 1922 in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year.The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) 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

R. Liebespach says:

Completely enjoyable. I started reading this book as an example of writing that I hoped would improve my own writing, but I rapidly fell in love with the story. I only found one in accuracy and it hand to do with the author’s lack of knowledge of firearms (she called a gun an automatic, then in the next sentence called it a revolver) but it didn’t detract from the story.

Veracruz Mama says:

So good! Absolutely outstanding! Why can’t modern-day mystery writers spin a yarn that likes of Agatha Christie’s works? This story is full of adventure and twists and turns. So good! Some of the reviewers commented on the challenging slang. I loved it! I American and was very entertained with all of it. “British phlegm!,” one of the characters exclaimed. That one I understood, for sure–I think.

Bernice Vonsaleski says:

I loved the characters Tuppence and Tommy I loved the characters Tuppence and Tommy. The book was one you cannot put down. It kept you wondering what was going to happen next. Hightly recommend this book.

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