The Secret Adversary

· Dodd, Mead
4.1
1.37K reviews
Ebook
330
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Hiring themselves out as?young adventurers willing to do anything? is a smart move for Tommy and Tuppence. All Tuppence has to do is take an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris and pose as someone named Jane Finn. But with the job comes a threat to her life, and the disappearance of her mysterious employer. Now Tuppence's newest job is playing detective--because if there's a Jane Finn that really exists, she's got a secret that's putting both their lives in danger.

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4.1
1.37K reviews
Tamara Rivera
January 29, 2016
What a fantastic read! I'm glad this was my first ever Agatha Christie read because it didn't disappoint. From the opening pages it already had me smiling and flat out laughing, especially Tuppence and her obsession with money. haha It kept me guessing too and loved trying to figure out who Mr. Brown was. And I figured it out real quick. Excellent story and keeps wanting me to read more. It's no wonder Agatha is the top best selling author and her books are known and read worldwide. A ten star read.
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Roger Panczner
May 10, 2013
Agatha Christie's second published novel, listed as a mystery for children, is very entertaining for adults as well. The reader can recognize Christie's style, here beginning to take shape, yet will not see familiar patterns in her more widely read works. Anyone reading this story will be throughly entertained. (DO NOT SKIP TO THE END!)
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A Google user
November 20, 2015
An Agatha Christi "Tommy and Tuppence" Mystery, set in post WWI London. Yet another bright, witty & challenging tale which leads the reader down Christi's carefully crafted garden path. It's a winner! !!!
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About the author

One of the most successful and beloved writer of mystery stories, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay, County Devon, England. She wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, launching a literary career that spanned decades. In her lifetime, she authored 79 crime novels and a short story collection, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. Some of her most famous titles include Murder on the Orient Express, Mystery of the Blue Train, And Then There Were None, 13 at Dinner and The Sittaford Mystery. Noted for clever and surprising twists of plot, many of Christie's mysteries feature two unconventional fictional detectives named Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot, in particular, plays the hero of many of her works, including the classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), and Curtain (1975), one of her last works in which the famed detective dies. Over the years, her travels took her to the Middle East where she met noted English archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. They married in 1930. Christie accompanied Mallowan on annual expeditions to Iraq and Syria, which served as material for Murder in Mesopotamia (1930), Death on the Nile (1937), and Appointment with Death (1938). Christie's credits also include the plays, The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film 1957). Christie received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for 1954-1955 for Witness. She was also named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971. Christie died in 1976.

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