Tommy And Tuppence Are Young, In Love And Flat Broke Restless For Excitement, They Decide To Embark On A Daring Business Scheme Young Adventurers Ltd Willing To Do Anything, Go Anywhere But They Get Than They Bargained For When Their First Assignment For The Sinister Mr Whittington Draws Them Into A Diabolical ConspiracyIt Isn T Long Before They Find Themselves Plunged Into Danger Than They Ever Could Have Imagined A Danger That Could Put An Abrupt End To Their Business And Their Lives


10 thoughts on “The Secret Adversary

  1. Anne Anne says:

    Secret Adversary is the first Tommy Tuppence novel Ta da I m not going to claim that it s great, but it was entertaining And Christie managed to make me think I KNEW who the hell dunnit, only to jerk the rug out from underneath meagain to be fair, that s kind of her thing, you know You know what was cute, though All the snappy dialogue between the not quite yet lovebirds I mean, it s probably not snappy by today s standards, but back in the day, I m betting this was quite the sassy back and forth.The story is sort of out ...


  2. James James says:

    I am hosting an Agatha Christie Readathon on my blog in April 2018 where we are reading one of her books each week The first book up, The Secret Adversary, is the initial entry in the Tommy Tuppence cozy mystery series she s written Although I ve read a bunch of her novels, I hadn t read anything in this particular series, so I was glad that one of them won the poll to choose our books that I had set up earlier this year.In this caper, Tommy and Tuppence, 22 year old somewhat poor residents of London around 1920, are bored enough to form a partnership where they will agree to do anything legal to obtain a salary Tuppence wants to marry rich Tommy doesn t care You kinda know they have to end up together, right A mysterious man overhears their conversation and asks them for help in finding Jane Finn who disappeared when the Lusitania sank nearly five years earlier She was given a very important government paper by a pseudo spy who died in the tragedy, but Jane seems to have lost her memory No one can find her, but there are several ne er to do wells and government spies searching for her Though WW1 is over now, if anyone finds out what was written in the papers, it might just ignite another battle Tommy Tuppence take the case, but soon find themselv...


  3. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    IT was 2 p.m on the afternoon of May 7, 1915 The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed.This is still one of the most intriguing Agatha Christie opening lines I have read another can be found in Murder on the Orient Express, but I ll get to that in a different post The Secret Adversary is the first adventure of Miss Prudence Cowley and Lieutenant Thomas Beresford, a.k.a Tommy and Tuppence Tommy and Tuppence have known each other since childhood but lost touch over the years with the exception that they met again in 1916, when Tommy was injured in the war and Tuppence worked as an auxiliary nurse The story sets in as they meet again for the first time since 1916, now in London in 1920 Both are best described as Bright Young Things of their time, both are broke, and both are looking for way to make some money.I absolutely love the start of this story, the setting and the dialogue between Tommy and Tuppence It s fresh, it s...


  4. Fabian Fabian says:

    Tommy Tuppence sittin in a tree A group of young Adventurers overcome several thrilling events in a tale jam packed with action, a story that deals with secret documents written by secret people that must be stopped by secret people in a very secretive way The two novices stumble upon this, and their wits both sexes are seen as equal in their cunning or charm help them solve the puzzle Agatha Christie is the equivalent of a warm pot pie...


  5. Simona Bartolotta Simona Bartolotta says:

    Don t be offended because I think you re young Youth is a failing only too easily outgrown I am willing to bet anything that Tommy and Tuppence are the two cutest wannabe detectives in the panorama of spy fiction in its entirety Yes, spy fiction I dove into this expecting a crime story, instead espionage was the key word here There is no denying that I was a little disappointed and than a little taken aback, but Christie can do no wrong, even when she does do wrong, so, of course, I liked it.The plot admittedly works with too many pretty coincidences and happy happenstances, so I wouldn t call it a serious espionage novel, and it most certainly won t appeal to fans of that genre I ended up enjoying it nonetheless because, as I said, the main characters are the most adorable creatures to ever walk the earth, and because Agatha still managed to make up for the naivety of the whole thing with a finale that is, after all, not so predictable.I will obviously ...


  6. Janete Janete says:

    I ve already read many Agatha Christie s books and I like almost everything from her But this book was one of the weakest Agatha s Christie s books that I ever read But it s okay, this was only the second book that she wrote, and she was not as mature, confident and inspired as a writer.


  7. Jaya Jaya says:

    Re read with The Christie Carnage noobs, middlings hoity tots WARNING My thoughts are going to be scattered all over this review, Why Because, I suck at reviewing Lets begin from the beginning So, some of the readers at the Indian Readers decided to read the complete works of Agatha Christie I, being overly curious and enthusiastic, jumped right into with my fellow readers, despite of having read, re read, watched, heard audiobooks and those delicious BBC radio plays multiple number of times So the book most voted upon roughly based on chronology of its publishing was the Secret Adversary , published in the year 1922 this was after Mysterious Affair at Styles Disclaimer Prior to this I had never followed any chronology while reading her works The primary reason was availability Whatever books were available in the school and local libraries, had to make do with those But that was almost 15 years back Totally useless information Coming back to the book, had I read, The Secret Adversary, some odd 10 years back, this book would have been a winner for me getting older unfortunately has made me critical This book has one of my most favo...


  8. Laura Laura says:

    A short and entertaining read entertaining as much for its mystery as for the laughable sensationalism of its topic Very timely for 1922 all about bolsheviks and revolutions and Labour Party members and secret treaties, with a hero and heroine full of jolly upper class Britishness and levity, if not imagination, in tough spots Very characteristic of an era.The mystery, though constructed out of sensationalistic and dated elements, has an excellent form We are told quite frankly in the first few chapters that we will meet the Bad Guy before we know that he IS the Bad Guy and then we spend the rest of the book trying to figure out which of the characters he is Very good, in that regard Also, as in all good Christie, everyone s got their fingers in the pot somehow she manages to keep each character s critical discoveries secret from us until the end but even though we re lagging far behind most of the characters, we don t feel stupid because we, as the re...


  9. Brenda Brenda says:

    When Tommy and Tuppence were discussing money, and their lack of it, they decided on a daring scheme in which to make money quickly Young Adventurers Ltd immediately put a notice in the London Times advertising their willingness to embark on anything which probably wasn t too sensible Their contact sent them to search for an elusive young woman who had been connected to the...


  10. Bettie Bettie says:

    Description After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Prudence Cowley lack money and prospects and become adventurers for the British Government Rich American Julius P Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind s conspiracy all seek Jane Finn who was given papers vital to peace by an agent at the sinking of the Luisitania Oooo stop the press, this is a 2015 TV series starring Jessica Raine and David Walliams Is she like this at home ALL THOSE WHO LEAD MONOTONOUS LIVES IN THE HOPE THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE AT SECOND HAND THE DELIGHTS AND DANGERS OF ADVENTUREOpening IT was 2 p.m on the afternoon of May 7, 1915 The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn Some still clung desperate...