Tommy & Tuppence

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 740 ratings

The Secret Adversary Summary

Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring business scheme: Young Adventurers Ltd. Their advertisement says they are "willing to do anything, go anywhere". But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined.
© Agatha Christie Mallowan 1951, 2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring business scheme: Young Adventurers Ltd. Their advertisement says they are "willing to do anything, go anywhere". But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nice thriller with delightful detectives

    • By Sheryl Mason on 15-05-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • good listen keeps you guessing right to the end,

    • By c a wilson on 22-05-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • '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 32
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • mysterious affair at styles

    • By Linda on 27-10-18

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    • The Secret Adversary

    • Tommy & Tuppence, Book 1
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
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      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly awful

    • By Kindle Customer on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Secret Adversary

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 16
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      2 out of 5 stars 15

    The second book by Agatha Christie and her first Ty and Tuppence mystery. A thriller as well as a mystery in rollicking good fun, with six impossible things before breakfast, as the English say. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely terrible sound

    • By Adele on 22-04-19

    Regular price: £4.19

  • Book 2

    • Partners in Crime

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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"?

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    • Partners in Crime

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable escapades

    • By Amir Hussain on 13-09-15

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 3

    • N or M?

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • N or M?

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively tale, excellently read

    • By Kirstine on 18-06-08

    Regular price: £8.49

  • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    Regular price: £31.39

  • Book 4

    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs

    • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • 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 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rather creepy

    • By Melissa on 10-02-17

    Regular price: £8.49

  • 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
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much talk

    • By Fialka on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Postern of Fate

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-01-15

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Case of the Missing Lady

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • Finessing the King

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tommy and Tuppence Beresford wait anxiously for a letter from Russia that may contain information of international importance hidden beneath the stamp. The letter is anticipated by more than just the Beresfords, and they must fight to keep the information from getting into the wrong hands.

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    • The Affair of the Pink Pearl

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While staying with the Kingston Bruce family, Mrs. Hamilton Betts discovers that her valuable pink pearl is missing. Presuming it to have been stolen by another houseguest, the concerned host contacts the Beresfords for help.

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    • The House of Lurking Death

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throwing on an almost convincing French accent, Tommy is determined to act the Great Detective Hanaud to his and Tuppence's latest, lovely client. Miss Hargreaves has recently received a box of chocolates from nobody knows who, and, due to her dislike of chocolates, was the only one to not fall afoul of the arsenic-spiked treats. But, Miss Hargreaves is not the first recipient of such a gift; three other large country houses have received arsenic-laced chocolates. Miss Hargreaves is holding something back, and Tommy and Tuppence must take up residence at her house to discover the true culprit.

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    • The Man in the Mist

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The rather disgruntled pair of Tommy and Tuppence are sequestered in the Grand Adlington Hotel, having made a pig's ear out of their latest case. But, while mournfully sipping cocktails, with Tommy oddly dressed as a parson, they are gleefully accosted by their old acquaintance Mr. Bulger, who has London's most beautiful stage actress, Gilda Glen, in tow. Featherbrained and a little confused, Gilda takes Tommy for a real clergyman and scrawls out a desperate note to meet him away from the hotel. While Tommy and Tuppence mull over the note, in storms an old flame of Gilda's, claiming he wants to wring someone's neck.

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