It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from "the enemy within" - Nazis posing as ordinary citizens.
With pressure mounting, the intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colorful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade - N and M have just murdered Britain's finest agent and no one at all can be trusted....
©1941 Agatha Christie Limited (P)1941 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Love Hugh Fraser's narration of all the Agatha Christie novels. He reads and does the different voices well.
His performance is magnificent.
If you are new to Tommy and Tuppence series, read the first two Secret Adversary, and Partners in Crime. This third book, takes place about twenty years later when the main characters are in their 40s.
What a great story with historical facts presented in an interesting way. Tuppence character outside herself.
i love all of the Tommy and Tuppence stories. i am always sad when they're over. imho, tho, this is not the best of them. maybe it's just me, but i find this one hard to follow. it's a little like mousetrap where everybody is a suspect all the time, and there's no evidence ever. i think it would have been a little easier if Hugh Fraser had varied the voices a little more; a book with 10 main characters was a bit of a stretch for him! despite all of that, im still sad when it's over, and probably going to start it over right now and see if it makes more sense the second time around!
I love Tommy and Tuppence, the way they respect each other, work together and use their gifts to solve mysteries. I love watching them age through the series also.
The Tommy and Tuppence books are refreshing and fun. The interplay between the two is quite fun. Tuppence has spunk and Tommy is self depreciating. The story line is, of course, similar to AC's other stories, a whodunit, but fun with these two.
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