Tommy & Tuppence

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326 ratings

The Secret Adversary Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • The Secret Adversary

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful listen with marvelous characters

    • By Stephen on 03-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Secret Adversary

    • Tommy & Tuppence, Book 1
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Secret Adversary, which is the first novel in the series that follows Tommy and Tuppence, chronicles the pair's quest to find a mysterious woman who goes by the name of Jane Finn. Earlier in 1915, Jane Finn had been given a secret document while aboard the Lusitania, which was sunk due to a torpedo hit. That document was a treaty, and Jane was entrusted by the stranger who gave it to her to deliver it to the American Embassy located in London. Years later, the document has still never been delivered....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Frank J. Spevak on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Adversary

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    The girl in the photograph has been missing for five years. Neither her body nor the secret documents she was carrying have ever been found. Now, post-war England's economic recovery depends on finding her and getting the papers back. But the two young Brits working undercover for the ministry know only that her name was Jane Finn, and the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'd have to say: meh

    • By Philip Hofstetter on 01-03-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Judi Pennington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    It is just after World War I and Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are desperately short of money. With jobs on thin ice and restless for excitement, they embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. 'willing to do anything, go anywhere'. When their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, puts both of them in mortal danger, they have to use all of their ingenuity and cunning to save not only their own lives, but that of the mysterious Jane Finn.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I had paid closer attention...

    • By Lil'DuckiesMom on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers". Their first case, which involves finding documents, is more of an adventure than they expect, however. Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don't know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. And soon Tommy and Tuppence are themselves in grave danger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Intrique Romp

    • By Linda on 11-24-13

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Tommy and Tuppence are charming, broke, and in desperate need of work. They decide to set up Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere". They are soon caught up in a dastardly plot to overthrow the British government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never better audio of Christie Mystery

    • By Michael on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Described as an "excellent yarn", "amazingly clever", and a "thrilling adventure", Agatha Christie's tale of a dauntless pair of amateur detectives, Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, who stumble upon a puzzling mystery, was recently adapted for a BBC TV series that will air in 2015. The story begins on the doomed RMS Lusitania and takes the listener through a web of intrigue, murder, and mayhem.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • 'The Secret Adversary' and 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, James Warwick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this delightful double-bill of Agatha Christie's first two novels, award winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin and TV star James Warwick bring The Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles to sparkling new life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Christie Classic ruined by Warwick

    • By Diana on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Secret Adversary

    • Tommy & Tuppence, Book 1
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It's a race against the clock in this tale of danger and intrigue. In the glitzy era of the 1920s, charming armature sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence set out to solve the mysterious disappearance of a client and unravel a mysterious plot involving blackmail, international intrigue, and perhaps even the sinking of the Lusitania. When labor unrest erupts in England, the situation could turn deadly if a state secret falls into the wrong hands, but Tuppence has no qualms in accepting a job offer to stop that from happening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your typical Agatha Christie tale

    • By Steven on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Partners in Crime

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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"?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites

    • By Val on 06-29-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Partners in Crime

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Six short stories from the Queen of Crime, telling, amongst other things, of Pink Pearls and Sinister Strangers.Bonus Feature: Includes an exclusive Q&A session between Hugh Fraser and David Brawn, Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 3

    • N or M?

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Continuation of Tommy and Tuppence

    • By ButterflyRose on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • N or M?

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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 colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining yarn

    • By Nick on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $8.77

  • Book 4

    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Something wicked...truly

    • By Janet Davis on 07-18-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew, and Mrs Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace", Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic.

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 4-5

    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs & Postern of Fate

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Tommy and Tuppence are at it again. This detective couple can never walk away from a mystery and these two later novels are no exception. By the Pricking of My Thumbs: When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. Postern of Fate: Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Last two books of the Tommy and Tuppence series.

    • By ButterflyRose on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $34.22

  • Book 5

    • Postern of Fate

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings. However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message: "Mary Jordan did not die naturally." And 60 years later, Mary's enemies are still ready to kill....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Christie at her worst

    • By Margaret Sonnemann on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Postern of Fate

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not Agatha's best story<br />

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $8.77

    • The Case of the Missing Lady

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    When a six-foot-tall tan giant of man comes into Albert Blunt's International Detective agency, Tommy and Tuppence - married couple and detective aficionados - are in for a treat. Not only has Mr. Stavansson emerged after a two-year Arctic adventure, but he's lost his fiancée, Hermione, too. What telegrams and scraps of information Tommy and Tuppence can gather are all the hope the adventurer has in finding her. But this information leads the duo into dangerous situations, investigating secluded country houses in the dead of night. And that's only the start of it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short Story

    • By Dangela on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $4.55

    • Finessing the King

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A personal advertisement written in code attracts the attention of Tuppence Beresford. When Tuppence suspects that the code involves the Three Arts Ball, she persuades Tommy to attend dressed in costume. Tuppence's suspicions prove to be correct when a murder takes place, but as all of the guests are dressed in masquerade, identifying the killer may be more difficult than first thought....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sucks!

    • By Cinde on 07-31-15

    Regular price: $4.55

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