Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence Series)

Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford adopt the methods and manners of every major literary detective-from Hercule Poirot to Sherlock Holmes-to piece together a complex series of deadly misdeeds.

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford adopt the methods and manners of every major literary detective-from Hercule Poirot to Sherlock Holmes-to piece together a complex series of deadly misdeeds.

Editorial Reviews

Charles Todd
“Agatha Christie taught me two things: that plotting mysteries was an art, and that a woman detective could be as strong a character as a male detective.A woman detective didn’t need to be a housewife sleuthing in her spare time, she could be an equal in the game.”
New York Times
“Distinctly worthwhile.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451201171
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2002
Series:
Tommy and Tuppence Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Charles Todd
“Agatha Christie taught me two things: that plotting mysteries was an art, and that a woman detective could be as strong a character as a male detective.A woman detective didn’t need to be a housewife sleuthing in her spare time, she could be an equal in the game.”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Partners in Crime 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I  love Tommy  and Tuppence!!! I  have  30 Agatha Christie novels, one  biography  and over  50 short stories. I  got and read  the  Secret Adversary  and I  loved it. Before I found Agatha Christie I  was not a reader at all and I could not see why my Boy Friend would spend hours reading.. Then  he made me  get  The Secret Adversary and I have  not looked back.  Recently I  bought the four remaining Tommy and Tuppence novels and I just love them! Now to Partners in Crime is a really great read. Don't let  people fool you into  thinking that it is just short stories.  They get the directive  agency  and do different cases  all why trying to figure out who the  mysterious number 13 is.  What I'm trying to say is they may be short stories but they're all connected in a bigger plot. If  you love Tommy and  Tuppence as much has I do  then I strongly  recommend  that  you read the five novels in order. You  don't have to but it's just better if you do. The  one after  this one  is N or M  and it is hands down  my  favorite!  Just so  you know  the order of  them  from  first  to  last is: 1, The secret adversary  2,  Partners in Crime. 3,   N or M   4,   By The Pricking  of my Thumbs   5,    Postern  Of Fate..... Happy reading and  thank you Agatha Christie for all the  sleepless nights reading a  good who-done-it!!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are an Agatha Christie fan and a Tommy & Tuppence fan, you will love this collection of short stories.
kpet More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie's intelligence agents debut in Partners in Crime. The crimes are both major and minor, but Tommy and Tuppence are always on the job. Set in the 1920's, they are a delightful anytime. Highly Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tommy & Tuppence solve cases while being like the dectives of other mystery novels. Short stories but still enjoued it.
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julie1970 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Christie fan, and I really like Tommy & Tuppence, but this book was a real disappointment. This book is a series of short stories, and if I had realized that at the oustset, I wouldn't have bothered since I'm not a big fan of Christie's books that are collections of short stories. But since I paid for it, I read it. Tommy and Tuppence get set up in a detective agency under pretty ridiculous circumstances. Then they proceed to use methods of famous literary detectives to solve mostly uninteresting mysteries. Even if you're a Christie fan, I would skip this unless you are a real diehard fan of Tommy & Tuppence. This is probably the worst Agatha Christie book I've read.
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Melhay More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short mysteries in which Tommy and Tuppence work their way through posing as detectives owning their own agency, as asked by Scotland Yard, to catch a mean suspect. Tommy and Tuppence are wonderful characters. They have great humor and love to pick on each other. I really enjoyed the teasing of each other. And this lovely couple act out different detectives for each case, based on what they know of the case. You really get a small glimps of how they see other detectives in the books.
Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence have always reminded me of Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man movie series, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Both couples have a wit and style that I find admirable and have a relationship that I am envious of. Now, Tommy and Tuppence are a little bit more restrained in their manner however which leads to a couple that I enjoy just as much as Nick and Nora but for different reasons. They play off each other brilliantly and make up for what the other lacks in such a seamless way that I'm not even sure they truly recognize how perfect they are together. As you could tell from the synopsis, this is a collection of short stories that have two common threads running through them. In the first story they are approched by an old intelligence services pal and they are quickly roped into running a fake detective agency to ferret out a spy. For the most part the stories are well written and only one or two fail to make the grade for me. There were even a couple that I would have loved to have been fleshed out and turned into full novels. The other thread was how they would "play act" at being famous literary detectives by trying to solve every case using the methods and sometimes madness of their fictional counterparts. It was a clever device and it kept a light tone to even the darker stories. With this collection of stories, Agatha Christie has once again proved to me why she is the biggest selling mystery author of all time
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence Bresford are another one of the great mystery solvers created by Agatha Christie. Tommy and Tuppence are ordered to take over a near-bankrupt detective agency which might be a drop for russian spies. They are on the lookout for clues to oncover a Boleshevik conspiracy. Tommy and Tuppence solve case after case ,just like the great Shelock Holmes and hope to find the answer to this unbelievable mystery. The ending is like no other. You will have to read to find out the ending to this shocking mystery by Agatha Christie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie rocks, this book has everything murder, mistaken-identity, robber, and love. One of my favorites. Tommy and Tuppence know the score!