The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John Curran.
Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere." But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical, political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined.
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While Tommy and Tuppence aren't as well known as Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, in some ways I enjoy them more. Christie injects them with levity and humor that seems to be missing with her more celebrated detectives.
Hugh Fraser does a marvelous job, as always, with his narration.
I picked this up on sale since I completely enjoyed "And Then There Were None".
This was less of a mystery and more of an adventure, but is thoroughly enjoyable. Hugh Fraser does an awesome job of narration.
I will likely pick up the rest of the series at some point.
A very enjoyable story and mystery made excellent through Hugh Fraser's reading.
The mystery held through the book, characters were well drawn.
His tone and command of different class dialects. His performance was seamless.
A good story by a great author. I love Tommy & Tuppence. It's like visiting with old friends.
This is a different Agatha Christie than what I'm used to -- it's almost as if she needed a little lighthearted break from writing grown up detective and crime stories without actually taking a break from writing. The characters here are young and naive, and in this first story they solve the mystery more by accident and intuition than by actual detective work or thought. Could they have been one of the inspirations for the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew? Certainly some of the peripheral characters are as cliched and there's a youthful exuberance in the dialogue -- but if you don't take it seriously, it's still good fun.
Hugh Fraser is excellent, as always -- but I'll stick with the more grown-up stories and characters, I think.
This was my second T&T read - what fun. I enjoy Hugh Fraser's narrations.
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