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The Secret Adversary
The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
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Set in 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as ''young adventurers''. Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect - working to find documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain.
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If you enjoy adventure stories in the style of National Treasure (nonstop action that always seems to work out in favor of the protagonists and plot twists that you saw coming a mile away but still may you say “ohhhh snap!”) then you‘ll like this book.
#agathachristieclubR2

ferskner Haha that's a great comparison! 12h
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Linsy
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I finally finished October‘s read for #AgathaChristieClubR2! This was my second time through The Secret Adversary, and I loved it! Although it does start awfully slow. Tuppence is my favorite; I can‘t help smiling every time she speaks. I did cringe every time an American was described though — Is that how the British truly saw us? Is that how we were? (Are we still seen that way??) I felt the same way reading Conan Doyle last month. 🧐

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Linsy
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Meant to finish this last month, but got distracted! I‘m about sixty pages in and loving it! Tommy and Tuppence are my favorite Christie sleuths! Hopefully I can join in the discussion soon. #agathachristieclubr2 #currentlyreading

I read another Christie though, Hallowe‘en Party — a Poirot mystery, and loved it! Definitely perfect for the season. 🧐

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hes7
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Squeezing in one last mystery for the month. I had a lot of fun with Tommy and Tuppence as they embraced the spirit of “young adventurers” and worked their first case.

+10 for a mystery

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #AgathaChristieClubR2

CogsOfEncouragement Adore them. 2w
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ferskner
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Here are your discussion questions for The Secret Adversary! #agathachristieclubR2

1.) What are your first impressions of Tommy and Tuppence? Does your opinion change by the end of the book?
2.) How does WWI impact the plot and characters?
3.) This is the first of many Christie thrillers. How do you like them compared to the traditional puzzle mystery?
4.) Some critics have noted the use of coincidence in the plot... 👇

ferskner ...(Tuppence using Jane Finn's name, for example.). How do you feel about this choice? 2w
ferskner 5.) Did you figure out the identity of Mr. Brown? What clues helped or confused you? 2w
ferskner 6.) Who was your favorite side character? Why? 2w
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ferskner 7.) Can you see Christie's writing change or grow stronger in her second book? 2w
AnneCecilie My library didn‘t have this book, but I‘ll be joining you again next month 2w
Laughterhp I didn‘t read this one this month. I previously tried and bailed. I‘m definitely reading along next month! 2w
Librarybelle 1. I think I‘m in the minority on this, but Tommy and Tuppence slightly get on my nerves. I can understand why Christie wrote them as eager and clever young people seeking adventure in post World War I, but I can‘t quite get into their persona. I think you see each of their strengths as they go through the adventures in this book. I do know too, from reading others, that you see their characters develop over the other novels. 2w
Librarybelle 2. Part of Mr Brown‘s henchmen are German and Russian. There‘s talk of the plans spirited from the Lusitania going into the wrong hands and causing worldwide turmoil; these relate to plans made during the war. Tommy is also a veteran. 2w
Librarybelle 3. I like a good mix of thrillers and puzzle mysteries. This one has a flavor of danger, which makes it thrilled-like. I think, overall though, I like Christie‘s puzzles more. She‘s known for her locked room antics, and she does pay tribute a tiny bit with that, thanks to the room in Soho that is hiding the much coveted papers. 2w
Librarybelle 4. I didn‘t really think of it as coincidence, actually. Honestly, I didn‘t really think anything of it! 2w
Librarybelle 5. This is my second reading of this, and I couldn‘t quite remember the twist. Christie almost got me again, clearly leading the reader to think that Julius was Mr Brown. She‘s also a master at red herrings. I‘m usually terrible at identifying the killer or the bad guy or the villain in books, unless it is really spelled out. 🙃 2w
Librarybelle 6. I couldn‘t help but appreciate Albert‘s enthusiasm. A detective in the making! He‘s eager and almost makes a couple bad blunders, but he‘s highly likable. 2w
Librarybelle 7. I feel like the twists in this book were constructed a little better than Styles. Honestly, I liked Styles more than this, but as I stated in an earlier answer, I‘m not a big Tommy and Tuppence fan. 2w
Linsy 1. My first impressions of them are that they‘re fun and smart, but Tuppence is the one pulling things along. My opinion of Tommy raises by the end of the book. 6d
Linsy @Librarybelle It‘s interesting because I can see what you mean, but I just love their characters so much! I wonder how much of this has to do with encountering them in different books and movies. I particularly love their rapport in the Partners in Crime short stories, that was where I first read and fell in love with them, after watching the most recent tv series of the same name. So I really have no idea what I‘d think coming to this book cold. (edited) 6d
Linsy 2. I know that WWII has a lot to do with the plot — the papers, etc. — but it was almost secondary. Every time it was brought up, I was almost caught off guard. I kept forgetting it was part of it. Maybe I‘m just obtuse. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6d
Linsy 3. I‘m not sure which I like more — thriller or classic mystery — I‘ll need to read more. 6d
Linsy @ferskner 4. I thought it was fine — How else would they have gotten themselves caught up in this business? — but it is a bit on the nose. 6d
Linsy @ferskner 5. What‘s funny is that I‘ve read this before. I was on the right track for a bit, but that picture in the hotel room completely swayed me! 6d
Linsy @ferskner 6. Albert! He was adorable. I found Hersheimmer obnoxious and Jane Finn flat, unfortunately. 6d
Linsy @ferskner 7. I don‘t know about writing per se, but I appreciated less exhaustive explanations. But that might just be Poirot‘s style. I‘ve only read two of his books, but I found Hallowe‘en Party less didactic. 6d
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ferskner
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It's almost the end of the month: have you finished our #agathachristieclubR2 pick yet? I'll post questions tomorrow or Thursday!

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Librarybelle I‘m not quite at the halfway point on my re-read of it, but I‘m determined to finish by Thursday! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I almost forgot about this! And Secret Adversary is one of my faves!! 2w
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks it's such a fun one! 2w
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ferskner
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Up next for the #agathachristieclubR2 is this first Tommy and Tuppence romp! Join us at the end of the month for a discussion of Christie's spy thriller.

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TheAromaofBooks
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Saw this #cozyswap survey that @jenniferw88 posted - hopefully other participants will join as well. :-) I'm super excited about this lil swap!!

1. Both
2. As you can see from the tagged, my fondness is for Tommy & Tuppence!!
3. I like them all EXCEPT Lord Peter Wimsey!
4. Not really a jewelry wearer.
5. Brown & red.

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Marybook
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I was suprised... At the beginning it was a little bit boring but then... I could not put it away 😊 The ending was good 👍🏻

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Marybook
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Currently reading this one... its a quick read for sure 😊 My first Agatha Christie with Tommy and Tuppence

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jfount
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I picked this up after the relevant episode of the Shedunnit podcast. It‘s an outlandish plot involving international Bolshevik conspiracies and lots of eeeevil schemes, all thwarted by the two title sleuths who wouldn‘t be much out of place in a Wodehouse novel. I enjoyed it a lot and will be keeping an eye out for more in the series.

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Suzze
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Agatha Christie‘s Tommy And Tuppence Beresford. Best mystery couple ever!

Like my mother and sister, iris.

Chocolate. Team chocolate covered caramel.

Love you all! 💕💕💕💕

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Love Tommy & Tuppence! Great choice! 💜 Thanks for playing! 9mo
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Regi_C
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Another classic! I'm trying to read at least 10 classics this year. I wasn't familiar with the Tommy and Tuppence series, but it's pretty fun. Not so much mystery as it is action-y, and it's a pretty quick read.

Naj I love Tommy and Tuppence. It's such a nice surprise to discover them because this series is not as popular as Poirot or Ms. Marple. Glad you liked the book! 10mo
Regi_C @Naj I loved it! I already found the short story collection, so I'm adding it to my list to read later on this year 😄 10mo
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Laughterhp
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This is the first book in the Tommy and Tuppence mystery. This one just wasn‘t for me. I listened for an hour and didn‘t want to listen anymore.

It looks like I like her standalone books and Poirot mysteries the best. I‘ve now tried this and Miss Marple.

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Effischer
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Series Love

I read The Secret Adversary several months ago and really like the Tommy and Tuppence characters. I plan to read the rest of their mysteries over the next year or so.
#BookNerdBliss #BookishEncouragement

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love Tommy and Tuppence 😍 1y
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Andrew65
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Time for the unpopular opinion of the day. I listened to this book and have to say the story just didn‘t really interest or engage me and I struggled at times to focus on listening to it. I enjoyed the two characters but the plotting just didn‘t do it for me. Don‘t let that put you off though as I know a lot of other people have good opinions of the book, so may just be me! ⭐️⭐️

Sarah83 I know what you mean 2y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 Pleased I am not alone! 2y
Sarah83 I thought, the 'jokes' weren't as funny as they used to be and the story itself was only meh. Not that style like Agatha's other books. 2y
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DGRachel I really loved Tommy and Tuppence the first time I read them, but found the reread fell flat. I think @dsfisher felt similarly, if I remember correctly. 2y
Andrew65 @DGRachel I‘ve loved them as characters but never really got interested in the storyline. @dsfisher 2y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 Couldn‘t agree more with all you have said. 2y
Andrew65 @DGRachel @dsfisher Pleased to see I generally concur with my long lost mum and sister. 🤗😍 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 I like the characters of Tommy and Tuppence too but their stories are a little ridiculous. 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Would have to agree so far. (edited) 2y
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Andrew65
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Started listening to The Secret Adversary on my commute. The first book in the Tommy and Tuppence series I have read.

Crazeedi Hmm may have to read... 2y
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Ruthiella
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite Christie. This is the 1st of her four Tommy & Tuppence books which lean more toward thriller/suspense than murder mystery. What I do love, however, is these facsimile reprints if the original covers! If I had the space and the💰 I would get them all!😍
#ReadingResolutions @Jess7 #suspensefulSunday

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Andrew65
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Been AWOL over last few days with a very busy week at work and doing a Group Read on Librarything, but the weekend has now arrived and I can put in an appearance! 😊👍👏🎉🤗
These are my weekend plans, finish off The Poet and The Enemy. Read the next sections in the #BOTMBuddyRead and #LitsyBuddyRead (The Music Shop and BearTown) and start (and hopefully finish at least one of) Death Of a Dustman and The Secret Adversary.

EadieB That‘s a very busy weekend! I‘ve read The Secret Adversary. I like Tommy and Tuppence! Gave it 4 stars! (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Weekends usually are as that‘s when I can get reading done, although have to visit family too so will lose some reading time. Problem though is sometimes I get too tired to read after a busy week! 3 of the books I have got four hours reading or less! Always aim to finish at least one book each weekend but as close to finishing a few, who knows! 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 You may just surprise yourself and get it done! 2y
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Andrew65 @EadieB My library got just bought The Secret Adversary as an audiobook and was lucky enough to pinch it before others noticed! 😂😍 As got 240 miles of driving time to see family, perfect opportunity to listen to it. 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Hopefully! 🤞 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 You should get it done if you are going that many miles for sure! 2y
Chellebearss That‘s a great weekend lineup!! 2y
TrishB Loved The Poet 👍🏻 2y
Andrew65 @Chellebearss Definitely, Thanks. 😊 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB A very enjoyable boom with quite a complex plot so far. 😊 (edited) 2y
Lmstraubie I have loved everything I have read by Fredrick Backmann so far. 2y
Andrew65 @Lmstraubie This is only the second book I have read by him, but would have to agree so far. 2y
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knp4597
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Eh, I prefer Poirot. And each time Christie described Tuppence as a “terrier” it rubbed me the wrong way.

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gabypolivat
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My first Agatha Christie! This was a charming, cozy book; wonderful for the weekend #audiobook

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sparrowssavvy
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Never read this series of Agatha Christie before but it was action packed and very delightful. Definitely going to check out the rest of the books in this series

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swatreads
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Starting this one on #SerialReader

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SassyBookworm
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So I have GOT to get my house picked up from all the Christmas events as well as being busy with the funeral for my grandmother (we had to delay it as most of the family was out of town). My poor lil house has suffered! So I‘m starting this book to get me ready for the #AgathaChristieClub book in Jan. This is only my second of her books & I‘m super excited! & Hopefully put a big dent on some housework tomorrow!

#SassyBookworm 😏 #Audiobook #Libby

ElenaBaer I love Agatha Christie! I re-read Murder on the Orient Express and The Clocks in 2017. I just read The Mistletoe Murder by PD James which was also good. 2y
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DGRachel
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I loved this when I read it 2 years ago. I struggled to get through it this time, and I don‘t know why. Tommy & Tuppence can either be fun or annoying, and I think it just depends on one‘s mood. Plenty of misdirection, red herrings, and action in this early work of Ms. Christie‘s, but it‘s tough for me to rate. Giving it a pick with reservations. #agathachristieclub

Bambolina_81 I think the earlier chapters when Tommy and Tuppence discuss how to make money and banter are the most difficult to get through. All that 'Ol chap chit chat got a bit much but when the action and mystery start I was hooked 😊 2y
DGRachel @Bambolina_81 For me, I think this is just one that doesn‘t hold up to a reread. Knowing the truth behind the whodunnit made everything seem silly and childish and made the book a slog. I don‘t have the same problem with And Then There Were None. I‘ve read that one three times, at least, and I love it every time. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Bambolina_81 @DGRachel I've just ordered that one because I can't wait for the #agathachristieclub to get to it chronologically 😁 2y
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DGRachel @Bambolina_81 It is by far my favorite of her novels that I‘ve read, although I confess I‘ve only read about six. I just keep rereading ATTWN whenever I feel like I need an Agatha Christie fix. 😂 2y
batsy Yes, I find that my ability to tolerate them depends on my mood ? I agree @Bambolina_81 the "old chap, be a sport" chatter felt very much like Enid Blyton writing for adults ? Reading books chronologically you can get a sense of how AC's style developed. 2y
rwmg @Bambolina_81 @batsy I think the worst one for that was The Seven Dials Mystery. I'm surprised the murder rate among Bright Young Things wasn't much higher. 2y
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DGRachel
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Gah. I‘m in a mood. I stayed up late to finish a book I can‘t talk about until the end of the month (I struggled to finish it) because I didn‘t want it hanging over my head any longer. Tonight, I‘ve choked down as much of the tagged book as I can stand, decided to try something else totally different and can‘t even get through the second chapter. Guess I‘ll just watch TV. 🙄

TricksyTails Sigh. This is the story of my reading life lately. Hope some 📺 helps! 😊 2y
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kellyannprz
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I get from her my love for books💕

RachelAmphlett That‘s gorgeous 💜 2y
BookMaven407 ❤️ 2y
Avanders 💖 2y
rather_be_reading love it! 14mo
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DarcysMom
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My favorite book of the month is tagged.

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stacybmartin
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Another Serial read finished! This was a different feel from the other Agatha Christie books I‘ve read - more of an espionage thriller than a murder mystery. Still, it was entertaining and I‘ll continue on with the series eventually.

Bambolina_81 This one really stood out for me as being a departure of style for Christie. I enjoyed it once the silliness of the beginning was over and the caper really got going! 2y
Leniverse Tommy and Tuppence! It's been over 20 years since I read Agatha Christie, but I remember being really partial to the Tommy and Tuppence books! 2y
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DarcysMom
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Leniverse Tommy and Tuppence are great! It's been too long. Over 20 years. 😱 I need to add this to my reread list. 2y
SaraRosett Great review! You captured why I love the this book. 2y
DarcysMom @SaraRosett 💓💓💓 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Well... am l late on the #AgathaChristieClub schedule?
Ehm... l know, this was last September read 😶 I need to reevaluate my pace.

But l really enjoyed this one. Not what you'd expect from Dame Agatha, maybe, but a great, fun read for a 1920s enthusiast like me for sure.

I'm sorry, but now l need to read Murder on the Orient Express 😁

#TBRBingo

SilversReviews Sounds good. Thanks for sharing. 2y
JazzFeathers @SilversReviews My pleasure 😁 2y
Bambolina_81 I'm behind too, I haven't even started Man in the Brown Suit! Gah! I've been in a bit of a slump and lost all momentum 🙄 2y
JazzFeathers @Bambolina_81 l don't think l'll be able to catch up. I think l'll decide every month whether to read the particular book or not. I'm still going to read Murder in the Links, though. I like the 1920s, so l'm particularly interested to Christie's 1920s novels 😊 2y
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ferskner
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I'm still playing audio catch-up for #agathachristieclub. Even though I love Dame Agatha, I've never read a Tommy and Tuppence novel, and it was delightful! Fabulously twisty with a sense of fun throughout. @Bambolina_81

DarcysMom I am about to start it. I am excited. 😁 2y
ferskner @DarcysMom I hope you love it! It doesn't really feel like a cozy but it's still very charming. 2y
Bambolina_81 I think it has a real difference in pace when compared to her Poirot and Marple stories 2y
ferskner @Bambolina_81 Definitely. It felt kind of strange for a Christie book to spend so much time in London, but the whole thing felt youthful and flashy. I loved all the slang so much. 2y
JazzFeathers I'm roughly one third in and l'm really enjoyong it 😊 2y
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DarcysMom
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I liked last month's book so much that I am going to read another #AgathaChristie this month.

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SaraRosett
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I'm late! I'm late! I'm late with my #agathachristieclub August read. Hurricane Harvey got in the way--we only had minor damage but have been helping with clean up and also trying to finish a book. 😮
I enjoyed this re-read. I love the banter and how Tuppence has to come to terms with her feelings for Tommy. It's also one of the few #Christie books that I managed to spotted the bad guy! Very different tone and style from her first book. #mystery

Libby1 That cover freaks me out. Is it a bear with a creepy mask? Is it a creepy bear with a mask? And why would a bear have a mask? I MUST FIND OUT! Guess I'll just have to read it. 2y
SaraRosett @Libby1: That is one of the more unusual ones. If you like 1920s adventure/mysteries you should give it a try. 😀 2y
JazzFeathers I'm so behind too. I've kind of decided to skipped next months collection and try to catch up with the two novels. Let's see... 2y
SaraRosett @JazzFeathers: Yes, I understand that. I'm not as into collections. I prefer novels. 2y
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tjwill
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I'm loving Tommy and Tuppence. And this description of the pair of them! I'm reading this one on @SerialReader on Christie's birthday! 🎂 She certainly gave us many great detective stories. #agathachristieclub

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Suzze
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I high school I devoured everything Agatha Christie. When I met the characters Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, I knew I had found my favorites. I especially loved that they aged in subsequent novels. Almost 50 years later, I still think of them fondly. #AutumnReads #AgathaChristieLove

DGRachel Tommy and Tuppence are my favorite Christie characters! 2y
mabell I agree. They are such an approachable pair. And I love that Tuppence is a strong woman character. 2y
rohit-sawant Love Tommy and Tuppence a lot! 2y
JazzFeathers I'm reading The Secret Adversary and l'm liking it. Not really what l was expecting by Christie 2y
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TK421
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I finally finished The Secret Adversary. I don't know why I had such a hard time starting this book. It really picked up the pace in the middle, and had a decent ending. I enjoyed the banter between Tommy and Tuppence. The plot was interesting and there were enough possible culprits to keep me guessing. It was different than the other Agatha Christie that I have read, but I like that. I'll have to read the other books in their series.

DGRachel I adore Tommy and Tuppence! 2y
LauraBrook I really enjoyed this whole series. And if you're going to watch an adaptation, I highly recommend the one from the 80s, and not the new one. 2y
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tjwill
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😱😆 Tommy is surprisingly cavalier with the bad guys who have the advantage on him.

Marchpane Burn! 2y
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TK421
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Breakfast and books. A good way to start the day!

TheKidUpstairs Bacon is always a good way to start the day 😁 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bacon 🥓❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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myellenbee
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Mehso-so

I had mixed feelings on this book, I like stories about conspiracies and anarchists, and Christie keeps you guessing to the end. The clues are planted well. But I hate to say I fell asleep reading it a few times. I liked Tommy and Tuppence better than I expected, the tv versions seemed too silly. But over all the pace was too slow. I prefer some of her other books much more. #agathachristieclub

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Victoriahoperose
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Panpan

I really wanted to like this because I haven't read much from Agatha Christie, but I just didn't find it compelling. It was super dry. The characters were bland. It just wasn't my favorite.

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myellenbee
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#agathachristieclub Out for a Guinness with @annkuch13 finishing The Secret Adversary a day late. She is reading Phasma that came out today for Force Friday.

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DarcysMom
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Agatha Christie lovers, which of these should I read first?

DeleteAcct These are hard choices! I guess it depends on if you're in the mood for a husband/wife duo or a clever old lady. 😉 2y
DarcysMom @Rachbb3 That is why I need someone else to choose for me. 😛 2y
Sarah83 Take the right one. 😍 Miss Marple is always a good start 👍 2y
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quietjenn I love them both, but it's hard to argue against Miss Marple's debut. 2y
JaclynW I'm reading The Secret Adversary now and am loving it. 2y
DarcysMom Based on the responses, Miss Marple is up first. Thanks for the help. 😘 2y
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TK421
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1. A box of giant donuts from an Amish bakery
2. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
3. Low 80's
4. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
5. Family vacation to Myrtle Beach
#humpdaypost @MinDea

Yeah_I_Read 🤤🤤🤤🤤 2y
TK421 We weighed the box at work. It was over 6 1/2 lbs! 2y
readordierachel Now I want a donut. 🍩 2y
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CocoReads Omg-long John's! My very favorite. 2y
monkeygirlsmama Those look fab! 🤤🍩 Hope you have wonderful weather and a lovely weekend. ☀️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Holy 🍩 2y
kspenmoll Enjoy the beach and those donuts! 2y
tpixie Amish! Yum! 2y
Sha0102 😋 2y
EvieBee Wow. Just wow. Those apple fritters look legit! 2y
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dragondrool
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#agathachristieclub I suspected that I would end up ditching the re-read of this one and...yep. I got about seventy pages in this go around. I'm just not a fan of Christie's thrillers. I also find Tommy and Tuppence more tolerable in the murder mysteries.

youngreadrshelf While I love Agatha, Tommy and Tuppence aren't my favs. 2y
dragondrool Same here. I give myself credit for having gotten through the first time. Give me Poirot or Marple any day. 2y
Bookworm83 That's how I feel, too. I'm not going to finish it, either. On to the next! 2y
Booksnchill Try the BBC adaptation with David Walliams- is it available in the US? Don't know but it is fun! 2y
dragondrool @Booksnchill I might have to look for it. 2y
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Wife
The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
Bailedbailed

Not holding my interest. I'll try the next one in the #AgathaChristieClub

Bambolina_81 I've had a bit of a dip with this too. I shouldn't have paused but kept up the momentum. I'm determined to finish it today though as I've found the audio on you tube! 2y
Wife @Bambolina_81 Let us know what you think of the audiobook. 2y
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Librarybelle
The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

The very first Tommy and Tuppence book, and the very first one I've read from this series. It was just okay. Christie throws in her red herrings, keeping the reader guessing, but I just couldn't get into Tommy and Tuppence. Maybe it was their jargon/slang, but it was just meh. However, I'm glad I read this and am looking forward to next month's #agathachristieclub read!

batsy I disliked it less on my reread, but the Tommy & Tuppence books are not her best. There's a bit of cutesiness there that I find annoying 😬 2y
Librarybelle Yes, @batsy ! The cutesiness! 2y
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