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.
...in its twists and turns, its distinctly drawn characters, and its sense of serious play. This was my first T and T story and I imagine I'll try out another. Hugh Fraser did a great job!
This must be an earlier work. the protagonists are youthful, the sort charming with a twist here and there. strong dialogue with, I think, intentional cliché to add a little satire. not one of her classics, but charming.
I was not familiar with Agatha's Tommy & Tuppence characters, but loved them immensely! I didn't want the story to end, it kept me guessing the whole way through.
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.
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