The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Filed under: Book Reviews,Infinite TBR — Ibis at 9:58 am on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From the back cover:
“Hiring themselves out as ‘young adventurers willing to do anything’ proves to be a smart move for Tommy and Tuppence. The first job sounds like a dream. All Tuppence has to do is take an all-expense-paid trip to Paris and pose as an American named Jane Finn. But with the assignment comes a bribe to keep quiet, a threat to her life, and the disappearance of her new employer. Now Tuppence’s new job is playing detective—because if there’s a ‘Jane Finn’ that really exists, she’s got a secret that’s putting both of their lives in danger.”

My thoughts:
This is the second of Agatha Christie’s novels, and the first one with Tommy & Tuppence (none of which I have read before). It’s a cute setup with potentially adorable T&T making their debut. He’s kind of laid back and she’s courageous and plucky. As for the plot, well, all the way through, we’re pretty sure that one of the two characters who join forces with our detective duo is the mysterious villain incognito but Christie manages to keep us guessing right to the end. It feels a bit contrived and forced at times, but overall an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next Christie mystery, Murder on the Links, the second appearance of Hercule Poirot.

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