The Secret Adversary: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

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Courier Dover Publications, Mar 17, 2017 - Fiction - 240 pages

"Two young adventurers for hire. Willing to do anything, go anywhere.
Pay must be good. No reasonable offer refused."
With that bold declaration, Thomas "Tommy" Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley launch their career as sleuths. The childhood chums, newly reunited in London during the lean years after the Great War, are immediately swept up in a series of thrilling escapades as they search for a secret treaty in the hands of a survivor of the shipwrecked Lusitania. Witty banter highlights their tale of adventure, courage, and suspense, populated by a colorful cast ranging from an American millionaire and a British Intelligence agent to a ring of Bolshevist conspirators headed by a criminal mastermind.
Agatha Christie published The Secret Adversary in 1922 after the success of her very first book, TheMysterious Affair at Styles, which introduced Hercule Poirot. With stolid Tommy and lively Tuppence, Christie created a pair of fan favorites to whom she returned throughout her career; the fun-loving duo appear in three other novels and a collection of short stories, and their exploits have been adapted for stage and screen. The beloved characters' debut offers a light-hearted romp that also recaptures the spirit of its age, as postwar England hovered on the brink of monumental change.
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The Secret Adversary (1922) (Tommy & Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie. The first and the best of the Tommy & Tuppence stories, this book features a truly secret adversary in the form of Mr. Brown ... Read full review

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Synopsis: 'In the Prologue, a man quietly gives important papers to a young American woman, as she is more likely to survive the sinking RMS Lusitania in May 1915. In 1919 London, demobilised soldier ... Read full review

Contents

The Young Adventurers
1
Mr Whittingtons Offer
9
A Set Back
17
Who Is Jane Finn?
23
Mr Julius P Hersheimmer
32
A Plan of Campaign
38
The House in Soho
45
The Adventures of Tommy
51
Further Adventures of Tommy
122
Annette
130
The Telegram
144
Jane Finn
157
Too Late
166
Tommy Makes a Discovery
172
In Downing Street
177
A Race Against Time
182

Tuppence Enters Domestic Service
60
Enter Sir James Peel Edgerton
69
Julius Tells a Story
76
A Friend in Need
85
The Vigil
100
A Consultation
109
Tuppence Receives a Proposal II 5
115
Julius Takes a Hand
188
Janes Story
198
Mr Brown
211
A Supper Party at the Savoy
217
And After
226
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Agatha Christie (1890–1976) is the bestselling novelist in history; only the Bible and the works of Shakespeare are more frequently purchased than her mysteries, which have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in 100 foreign languages. Her play, The Mousetrap, opened in London in 1952 and has run continuously ever since.

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