Book Reviews of The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, Bk 1)

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, Bk 1)
The Secret Adversary - Tommy and Tuppence, Bk 1
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780553201550
ISBN-10: 0553201557
Publication Date: 1967
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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What you don't know might kill you! For instance, the case of Jane Finn, a woman missing for five years. Undercover investigators Tommy and Tuppence know that she was carrying top secret documents. They know that the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin. What they don't know is that a sinister older woman knows all about Jane--and therefore must die. And worse, the killer knows where to find Tommy and Tuppence.
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Heres an invigorating change from Poirot and Marple. Tommy and Tuppence are introduced as amateur sleuths. In post-WW I they happen into a case of espionage and international intrigue that began with the sinking of the Lusitania. Caught between the government and left wing organizers led by the ultra-mysterious Mr. Brown (no relation to Chestertons Father Brown), they search for Jane Finn and a packet that could have drastic implications for the British Labor market. Although an interesting but not a high-powered novel, it could be taken as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the political situation. Tommy and Tuppence are sort of British Mr. and Mrs. North, Nick and Nora Charles, et al. The Tommy and Tuppence books mature with their own aging. You may also want to read (in order) N or M? (WW II espionage) and Postern of Fate (Cold War shenanigans flashing back to WW I).
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The first, I believe, of the Tommy and Tuppence spy stories. I don't like any of them, but some people do. They rely too much on the cute characters and plucky spirits of their two dimensional heros.
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One of the Tommy and Tuppence series. Very popular in the 20s
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From the Publisher
Tuppence Beresford takes a job posing as an American-but she andTommy will have to play detective when her fake identity results in a real threat to her life.

Synopsis
Undercover agents Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don't know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. Soon Tommy and Tuppence are in grave danger.
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This is the first of the Tommy and Tuppence mysteries.
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Christie introduces Tommy and Tuppence in this book and reveals a little bit of their background. Lovely mystery with endearing characters.
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The Tommy & Tuppence series is just FUN and each one is Christie at her best...
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This book makes no secret about Christie's genius

One of Christie's first novels which easily showcases her talent. A wonderful read that will keep you guessing till the end. Bravo!
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This is one of Agatha Christie's earliest books. I enjoyed it.The pairing of young sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence, was very enjoyable. One never knew what mischief they were going to find themselves in next. It was a fun, quick read, with the typical Christie twists and turns.
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This book makes no secret about Christie's genius

One of Christie's first novels which easily showcases her talent. A wonderful read that will keep you guessing till the end. Bravo!