This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
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 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. Reunited in 1919 London, demobilised soldier Tommy Beresford and nurse Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, out of work and money, form the "The Young Adventurers, Ltd." planning to hiring themselves out as "adventurers ... willing to do anything, go anywhere ... no unreasonable offer refused." They are overheard by a Mr. Whittington who offers Tuppence a comfortable position, but he is shocked when she randomly gives her name as "Jane Finn", a name Tommy in turn had overheard him use and mentioned during the same conversation.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Now the Major TV Series Partners in Crime
From the brilliant pen of Agatha Christie comes the first novel in her Tommy and Tuppence mystery series featuring the beloved sleuthing duo.
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 more than they bargained for when their first assignment for the sinister Mr. Whittington draws them into a diabolical conspiracy.
It isn’t long before they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever could have imagined—a danger that could put an abrupt end to their business . . . and their lives.
“Agatha Christie proves that if you really are good enough, you can break all the ‘rules’ and still come up with a winner.” —Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of the Thomas Pitt and William Monk series of Victorian mysteriesAbout the Author:
Agatha Christie (1890-1976), one of the most popular authors of all time and known the Queen of Crime, is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, including The Mysterious Affair at Styles, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and The Mirror Crack'd.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Agatha Christie Ltd, 5-36, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships from the US. International shipping may take longer due to customs. ; Agatha Christie Library; 7.80 X 5.20 X 1.20 inches; 256 pages; New. Seller Inventory # 508144
Book Description Agatha Christie Ltd, 2008. Condition: New. New book & jacket. Silk ribbon sewn-in. Seller Inventory # 9U-O4H4-YG1F
Book Description Agatha Christie Ltd, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1906141193