The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Published December 20, 2022

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Book info

  • Title The Secret Adversary
  • Author Agatha Christie
  • Year 1922
  • Genre Mystery

Their time is running out. Short on money, opportunities and – most importantly – adventure, Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring get rich quick scheme. Their advertisement boldly proclaims that they are ‘willing to do anything, go anywhere’. But their very first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined...


Agatha Christie’s second book features the duo Tommy and Tuppence who I hadn’t heard of before, really, and at first thought it sounded like some kind of Enid Blyton kid’s adventure. Of course it’s not that. I liked the set up, and how these two sort of fall into an adventure by accident, or simply by not saying things they know and managing to bluff their way on things they don’t know. The stakes get higher and the back and forth and whereabouts of everyone gets more confusing, but it comes to a happy ending and I enjoyed the ride!

Rating: 3 / 5

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