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The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK in The book introduces the characters of Tommy and. Agatha Christie - Tommy and Tuppence 01 - The Secret Adversary The Secret Adversary: Agatha Christie's First Tommy and Tuppence Mystery. Read more. Agatha Christie. (15 Reviews). The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.

In her early twenties.

Julius P Hersheimer: Millionaire from America, seeking his first cousin Jane Finn, a girl he never met in America due to a family quarrel. He is quick-thinking, quick-acting, and being from America, he carries a gun and knows how to use it. In his early thirties. Mr Carter: Englishman skilled in the intelligence service and connected with the highest political powers, known only by this alias.

He seeks the treaty and the girl who might have carried it off the ship. Jane Finn: American woman, 18 years old when she left the US, with good skills in speaking French, who aimed to work in a war hospital during the Great War. She sailed on the Lusitania, and she survived, carrying a document from a man named Danvers. Marguerite Vandemeyer: Rita, a beautiful woman in society who followed Danvers on the Lusitania.

She is affiliated with the conspirators and uniquely knows "Mr Brown"'s true identity. Her character is steely and powerful and she sees Sir James socially.

She dies by poison. Albert: Lift boy at the building in which Rita Vandemeyer lives, becomes helper to Tuppence, then to Tommy. Mr Whittington: Member of the conspirators who first encounters Tommy and Tuppence as they plan their joint venture over lunch in a restaurant.

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He spoke Jane Finn's name in the streets as Tommy passed him. Mr Kramenin: Russian Bolshevik, serving in London, and one of the conspirators, called number one.

Julius selects him to lead him to the girls. Dr Hall: Runs the nursing home in Bournemouth where he took in the amnesia patient as a niece of Rita Vandemeyer, under the name Janet, for several years.

He is socially and politically well known, and seen as a potential future prime minister. Mr Carter respects his intelligence, going back years. He sees Rita socially. He is known for his persuasive ways. Mr Brown: Elusive leader of the conspirators, who appears as a man named Brown often, but in a minor role, so others do not recall his appearance.

He is key to all decisions of the conspirators, subtle with information, brutal or fatal with his enemies, the master criminal mind of the age. Literary significance and reception[ edit ] Upon publication of the first book edition it was reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement in its edition of 26 January , which described it as "a whirl of thrilling adventures".

It stated that the characters of Tommy and Tuppence were "refreshingly original" and praised the fact that the "identity of the arch-criminal, the elusive "Mr Brown", is cleverly concealed to the very end". Many of the situations are a bit moth -eaten from frequent usage by other writers, but at that Miss Christie manages to invest them with a new sense of individuality that renders them rather absorbing.

It tells how the dauntless pair foils a plot to foment labour unrest and red revolution in Britain, masterminded by the man behind the Bolshevists. Good reactionary fun, if you're in that mood. Undoubtedly the book is a success. Sensational adventures which make thrilling and gripping reading. Mrs Christie has certainly succeeded in writing a story not only entertaining, but ingenious and amazingly clever. Character names from the book were changed for the film. Agatha Christie, Publisher: Berkley Pub Group Published: The Secret Adversary Contributors: Agatha Christie, Published: Secret Adversary Contributors: General Books Published: Nabu Press Published: Serenity Publishers Published: Agatha Christie, Clea Simon, Publisher: And I rather fancy some accident would have happened to both of you.

You see, you know rather an inconvenient amount. That's a rough outline.

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I admit I was caught napping; but somebody else wasn't. Evidently when the right moment came to get rid of him—he was too sharp for them. All the same, I'm not too easy in my mind about him. Brown," said Sir James dryly. If Beresford has still got the upper hand, there's nothing to fear.

If otherwise, our enemy will come to find us, and he will not find us unprepared! I know better than even to suggest going without you, Miss Tuppence —— ". She will be perfectly safe, and I am afraid she is absolutely worn out with all she has been through.

I guess I'm going too. Those papers were my trust. I must go through with this business to the end.

I'm heaps better now anyway. Sir James's car was ordered round. During the short drive Tuppence's heart beat tumultuously. In spite of momentary qualms of uneasiness respecting Tommy, she could not but feel exultation. They were going to win! The car drew up at the corner of the square and they got out.

Sir James went up to a plain-clothes man who was on duty with several others, and spoke to him. Then he rejoined the girls.

It is being watched at the back as well, so they are quite sure of that. Anyone who attempts to enter after we have done so will be arrested immediately. Shall we go in? A policeman produced a key.

They all knew Sir James well. They had also had orders respecting Tuppence. Only the third member of the party was unknown to them. The three entered the house, pulling the door to behind them. Slowly they mounted the rickety stairs. At the top was the ragged curtain hiding the recess where Tommy had hidden that day. Tuppence had heard the story from Jane in her character of "Annette.

Even now she could almost swear it moved—as though some one was behind it. So strong was the illusion that she almost fancied she could make out the outline of a form. Supposing Mr.

Brown—Julius—was there waiting. Impossible of course! Yet she almost went back to put the curtain aside and make sure. Now they were entering the prison room.

No place for any one to hide here, thought Tuppence, with a sigh of relief, then chided herself indignantly. She must not give way to this foolish fancying—this curious insistent feeling that Mr.

Brown was in the house. A stealthy footstep on the stairs? There was some one in the house! She was becoming hysterical.

Jane had gone straight to the picture of Marguerite.She dies by poison. Mr Carter: Englishman skilled in the intelligence service and connected with the highest political powers, known only by this alias. But for Miss Tuppence's fortunate change of plan, she would have been far away from the flat when we arrived there.

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All the same, I'm not too easy in my mind about him. While searching for writing paper in Julius's drawer, Tommy finds a photograph of Annette. download The Secret Adversary.

Yes"—as Tuppence made a movement—"not a doubt of it— Mr. Agatha Christie: Returning to the Ritz, he and Julius argue; Julius leaves the hotel.

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