Agatha Christie

The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary, Agatha Christie’s second novel, introduces Tommy and Tuppence, the two much-loved mystery-solving adventurers.
The novel centers around a mysterious young girl, suffering from amnesia, who was present on the sinking of the Lusitania. As Tommy and Tuppence try to unravel the mystery, they find themselves embroiled with mysterious millionaires and the dangerous politics of nation-states.
Contemporary reviews of The Secret Adversary were positive, and the success of the novel paved the way not just for future Tommy and Tuppence adventures, but for a long, storied career of literary success for Christie.
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    Reall good

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    I have read many of Agatha Christie's books, but this one is my favourite. I would definitely read it many more times!

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    ri­ot­ous dis­sip­a­tion.
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    dren were be­ing lined up await­ing their turn. Some still clung des­per­ately to hus­bands and fath­ers; oth­ers clutched their chil­dren c
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    not the least bit afraid of you. And as I’ve said be­fore, and shall doubt­less say again, little Tup­pence can look after her­self, thank you!”
    And with a short, sharp nod of her head she walked briskly on­ward. As a res­ult of fur­ther med­it­a­tions, how­ever, she turned aside from the dir­ect route and entered a post of­fice. There she pondered for some mo­ments, a tele­graph form in her hand. The thought of a pos­sible five shil­lings spent un­ne­ces­sar­ily spurred her to ac­tion, and she de­cided to risk the waste of nine­pence.
    Dis­dain­ing the spiky pen and thick, black treacle which a be­ne­fi­cent gov­ern­ment had provided, Tup­pence drew out Tommy’s pen­cil which she had re­tained and wrote rap­idly: “Don’t put in ad­vert­ise­ment. Will ex­plain to­mor­row.” She ad­dressed it to Tommy at his club, from which in one short month he would have to resign, un­less a kindly for­tune per­mit­ted him to re­new his sub­scrip­tion.
    “It may catch him,” she mur­mured. “Any­way, it’s worth try­ing.”
    After hand­ing it over the counter she set out briskly for home, stop­ping at a baker’s to buy three penny­worth of new buns.
    Later, in her tiny cu­bicle at the top of the house she munched buns and re­flec­ted on the fu­ture. What was the Es­thonia Glass­ware Co., and what earthly need could it have for her ser­vices? A pleas­ur­able thrill of ex­cite­ment made Tup­pence tingle. At any rate, the coun­try vicar­age had re­treated into the back­ground again. The mor­row held pos­sib­il­it­ies.

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