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Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence,Bk 2)
Partners in Crime - Tommy and Tuppence,Bk 2 Author:Agatha Christie The Beresfords' old friend, Mr. Carter (who works for an unnamed government intelligence agency) arrives bearing a proposition for the adventurous duo. They are to take over 'The International Detective Agency', a recently cleaned out spy stronghold, and pose as the owners so as to intercept any enemy messages coming through. But unt... more »il such a message arrives, Tommy and Tuppence are to do with the detective agency as they please - an opportunity that delights the young couple. They employ the hapless but well-meaning Albert, a young man also introduced in The Secret Adversary, as their assistant at the agency.
Eager and willing, the two set out to tackle several cases. In each case mimicking the style of a famous fictional detective of the period, including Sherlock Holmes and Christie's own Hercule Poirot.
At the end of the book, Tuppence reveals that she is pregnant, and as a result will play a diminished role in the spy business.« less
Cute. Basically a collection of short stories, but with themes running throughout. It's very meta to see the couple attempting to take on the airs of Poirot---Christie has her main characters acting like her own character!