The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries)

May 24, 2017 - Comment

Agatha Christie’s second novel, “The Secret Adversary”, is the story of the out of work couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley who form the partnership “The Young Adventures, Ltd.” The two quickly become involved with a mysterious individual by the name of Mr. Whittington and then later because of this involvement, the British intelligence agency.

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Agatha Christie’s second novel, “The Secret Adversary”, is the story of the out of work couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley who form the partnership “The Young Adventures, Ltd.” The two quickly become involved with a mysterious individual by the name of Mr. Whittington and then later because of this involvement, the British intelligence agency. Quickly a mystery is underway. A classic of detective fiction, “The Secret Adversary” will delight all fans of the genre.

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Sue says:

Hard to rate If this had been written by Jane Doe it would barely rate 2 stars. But this is Christie!!! The unrivaled queen of the genre. I’m glad I learned that this is the second novel she wrote. That information makes the quality of the story more understandable. I adore Agatha and have read her books, seen plays and tv shows based on her works and enjoyed them all-until this one. If you are a Christie fan, this early book is fascinating. If you are just interested in a good historical mystery, this…

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. 

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