The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary

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Agatha Christie's gripping thriller follows the daring and dizzying adventures of Tommy & Tuppence through 1920s London. The characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie novels and one collection of short stories; the five Tommy and Tuppence books span Agatha Christie's writing career. Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes embark on a daring business scheme: 'The Young Adventurers Limited' willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined and they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514691345
  • 9781514691342

About Agatha Christie

Born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England, Agatha Christie, a mystery writer, published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, and went on to become one of the most famous writers in history, with mysteries like Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime and Sad Cypress. She sold billions of copies of her work, and was also a noted playwright and romance author. She died on January 12, 1976. Writing well into her later years, Christie wrote more than 70 detective novels as well as short fiction. Though she also wrote romance novels like Unfinished Portrait (1934) and A Daughter's a Daughter (1952) under the name Mary Westmacott, Christie's success as an author of sleuth stories has earned her titles like the "Queen of Crime" and the "Queen of Mystery." Christie can also be considered a queen of all publishing genres as she is one of the top-selling authors in history, with her combined works selling more than 2 billion copies worldwide. Christie was a renowned playwright as well, with works like The Hollow (1951) and Verdict (1958). Her play The Mousetrap opened in 1952 at the Ambassador Theatre and-at more than 8,800 showings during 21 years-holds the record for the longest unbroken run in a London theater. Additionally, several of Christie's works have become popular movies, including Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Death on the Nile (1978).show more

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4 38% (9,627)
3 28% (7,220)
2 6% (1,508)
1 1% (337)
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