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Publisher's Summary

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance.

Their first case is a success - the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow - a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of "Any case solved in 24 hours"?

©1929 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Blunt's Brilliant Detectives

Would you consider the audio edition of Partners in Crime to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed both. I think I liked the book better because I was able to picture the two actors from the BBC adaptations. But Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator and brought a nice, light touch to the novel.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I wasn't on the edge of my seat, but it wasn't that kind of book. It's a collection of short stories featuring the delightful Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. But each story was nicely written and solved.

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

I love the way he portrayed the interplay between this charming couple. He had a nice way of capturing their playful banter.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Cocktails and crime

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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One of my favorites

I wish Agatha Christie had written more Tommy and Tuppence books. I enjoy these characters very much.

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  • Cece
  • WILMINGTON, NC, United States
  • 02-07-15

Cute enough

Usual christie touches though some a little more ham-handed but not enough to make listening to Hugh Fraser's performance less enjoyable

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Loved it. So good

I loved the way different detectives and characters were brought into the story as well as the other stories being brought along.

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An Ingenious, Hilarious Performance & Story

Where does Partners in Crime rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there. I really can't determine where, but it is definitely one of my favorites! I love these characters and they really are my favorite of the Christie detectives.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tuppence is most definitely my favorite. She is usually very blunt and brilliant, and she really loves Tommy but won't say it often. She has some hair rained schemes sometimes, and usually outwits quite a few people.

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hugh Fraser is one of my most favorite performers in audio books! He has such a wonderfully wide range of characters and has a great understanding of the books he reads. His portrayal of Tommy and Tuppence is spot-on to how I imagined them. Bravo!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in public!

Any additional comments?

Brilliant, hysterical, a must-read!

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EXCELLENT narration of classic, 1920s tales

Hugh Fraser performs the hands-down best “fake” American or Canadian accent which I have encountered in any UK mystery audiobook or tv show!!! :-) :-) :-) The American characters ACTUALLY sound American!

Neil Dudgeon’s “Jack” in the Cherringham series is the 2nd best “fake” American or Canadian accent :-) It’s just that Mr. Dudgeon voices the American detective with a tone of voice and a cadence which can be at odds with the words spoken by the character.

(So many voice and tv actors’ fake American or Canadian accents are SOOO off-base, that I find myself wondering why “full-cast” audiobooks and tv shows don’t just hire an American or Canadian; it’s not like there aren’t any in the UK! [Ok, Downton Abbey hired an actual American: the excellent actor Elizabeth McGovern; 3 cheers for the authentic casting!!! :-) :-) :-) ]

LOL: UK and Ireland residents probably wonder the same thing about American and Canadian attempts at UK and Ireland accents; just hire a native speaker, already!!! ;-) )

Re: Ágatha Christie’s writing: it’s really quite neat to get a (often detailed) view of English life in the 1920s (although mostly of upper-middle to upper class life). The plots are generally good, with a few not-so-good ones. The listener of those stories may find themselves telling the characters that they’re missing INCREDIBLY obvious clues and/or deductions. The characters ARE interesting, and behave true-to-type and to their first appearances in Agatha Christie works :-)

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Fun read

Hugh Fraser as narrator was the perfect choice. Having watched the Masterpiece Poirot series, it was easy to visualize the the stories.

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  • LG
  • 05-24-18

For Agatha Lovers

I've always been fond of the Tommy and Tuppence stories. This collection was a great rendition of these classic Agatha Christie stories.

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Great characters, great stories

Not quite as good as Secret Adversary, the first entry in the Tommy and Tuppence series, but still an utterly charming and intriguing listen.

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tommy and tuppence at it again

Tommy and Tuppence step into the shoes of great fictional detectives and take you along for the ride. A fun duo!