The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary

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It's just after world War One and Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are desperately short of money. With jobs on thin ice, Tommy and Tuppence decide to form a partnership and hire themselves out as "young adventurers, willing to do anything, go anywhere." When their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, puts both of them in mortal danger, they have to use all of their ingenuity and cunning to save not only their own lives, but that of the mysterious "Jane Finn."
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Sheba Blake Publishing,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781329572751
1329572750
9781304775221
1304775224
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JCLMelodyMK Mar 17, 2017

A very enjoyable story with a quick look into the history of the sinking of the Lusitania.
A spy story that's not gory just a nice mystery. Not a lot of slang so an easy read. Good for anyone that likes a gentle mystery.

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chetanka
Feb 10, 2014

A fun story. Not a lot of gore thank goodness. Characters are young and humourous.

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yonit9
Jun 24, 2013

This was the first Christie book that I was able to predict the criminal. Still, it was amazing.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

Another Tommy and Tuppence mystery. These two are my favorite of Christie's detectives, although Miss Marple and M.Poirot are excellent, too. Something about the way they interact with each other makes me smile.

larrydu822 Sep 17, 2012

Not my favorite Christie book by any means. But definitely wort the read. After all it is Agatha Christie, so read it.

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kalio
Feb 15, 2011

Thomas Beresford and Prudence ?Tuppence? Cowley are typical bright young things of the 1920s?unemployed, broke, and bored. So, having tea one day, complaining about the lack of adventure (and jobs), Tommy and Tuppence get an idea. They?ll form the ?Young Adventures, Ltd.? and advertise that they?re willing to do?well, anything. A Mr. Whittingham has overheard the duo at the teahouse, and he contacts them to offer the young lady a job. On a whim, Tuppence gives her name as ?Jane Finn,? an odd moniker that Tommy heard somewhere. Whittingham fires Tuppence, accuses her of blackmail?and gives her a bit of cash. Tommy and Tuppence are inspired. Apparently, they ?know? something! Actual blackmail is risky, but soon they?re head-over-heels in political intrigue, missing heroines, and top-secret documents. Life? Boring? Not when the Young Adventurerers are around. Much of the fun comes from the bumbling teamwork of Tummy and Tuppence, who, of course, come to realize there?s more to their relationship than friendship. Agatha Christie is the Queen of Crime, and this delightful duo of is a refreshing respite from her usual detectives (know-it-all Poirot and little-old-lady Miss Marple). Tommy and Tuppence return for four more thrilling adventures.

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