The Secret Adversary A Tommy Tuppence Mystery
Childhood friends Thomas Beresford â known as Tommy â and Prudence Cowley â call her Tuppence â cross paths after the Great War. Desperate for cash, they set themselves up as "two young adventurers for hire" and launch a series of thrilling escapades. In this, Agatha Christie's second published mystery, the sleuthing duo proved so popular that they reappeared throughout their creator's career
"My very first grown-up book, I distinctly remember going to the library and my mom helping me pick out an Agatha Christie book. GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl "[Agatha Christie wrote] brilliantly compact, stylized and efficient mysteries...the genre in its lean classic English form fit her like a cat burglar's thin black glove." JOHN UPDIKE, author of The Witches of Eastwick "I love Agatha Christie's novels.
The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John Curran. Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere." But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr.
Agatha Christie's second novel is the first appearance of Tommy and Tuppence, who went on to appear in three more novels and a collection of short stories. As is so often the case with Agatha Christie, she's written a fair-play mystery, but odds are you won't know the identity of the adversary until she reveals it.
The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John CurranTommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme ¢â -â Young Adventurers, Ltd. ¢â -â ¢â -Å willing to do anything, go anywhere. ¢â - But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr.
When Emily Inglethorpe dies suspiciously after marrying a man twenty years her junior, her nephew, Captain Hastings, recruits his old friend Hercule Poirot to help in the investigation. Following Alison Larkin's beloved narration of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary comes this very first Hercule Poirot mystery. Brilliantly narrated by James Warwick, star of the Tommy and Tuppence television series Partners in Crime seen on PBS's Masterpiece Theater, this delightful, authentic recording of Christie's first novel is followed by an exclusive interview with James Warwick and Alison Larkin.