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The Secret Adversary

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The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head in January 1922 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $1.75. The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie books and one collection of short stories written throughout her writing career.


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Secret adversary

Best Christie ever.

wonderful main characters

as should be expected from an agatha christie novel, the mystery is engaging. my main source of enjoyment from this book came from the characters, however. tommy and tuppence (in this book anyway) are a couple of young, vibrant twenty-something pals in need of money who re-meet each other in the middle of a crowded public area (i can't remember if it was the street or a subway stairway). they stumble into the mystery-solving business accidentally while looking for easy ways to make cash, and i have to say they are charming, hilarious, and adorable. they're very keen on the idea of being "real" detectives, most of their romantic notions about it coming from films and popular novels. they tease each other a lot and call each other "old thing" or "old bean" interchangeably despite being very young in this book. they are without a doubt one of my favorite literary pairings!

The Secret Adversary

This book is dated and done well. I felt all the expressions made the book seem to be written in the time that it was set. Very well done.

The Secret Adversary
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  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 14, 2008
  • Publisher: The Project Gutenberg
  • Seller: Scott Reid
  • Print Length: 325 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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