The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence Series) / Edition 1

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Rich in authenticity, The Longman Annotated Editions for Developing College Readers presents complete works — as written by the author — in a format that is accessible to developing college readers. Experienced faculty from across the nation have been chosen to “edit” world-renowned works of literature by presenting comprehension and vocabulary building skills to make the work more user friendly and interactive through lively discussion topics, logical thinking skills, and challenging essay writing assignments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205532568
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Literature for College Readers Series
  • Edition description: Annotated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920). She achieved wide popularity with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.
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Table of Contents

Cast of Characters vii
Part 1 The Facts
1 An Important Passenger on the Taurus Express 3
2 The Tokatlian Hotel 13
3 Poirot Refuses a Case 21
4 A Cry in the Night 29
5 The Crime 33
6 A Woman 45
7 The Body 53
8 The Armstrong Kidnapping Case 63
Part 2 The Evidence
1 The Evidence of the Wagon Lit Conductor 69
2 The Evidence of the Secretary 76
3 The Evidence of the Valet 81
4 The Evidence of the American Lady 87
5 The Evidence of the Swedish Lady 95
6 The Evidence of the Russian Princess 101
7 The Evidence of Count and Countess Andrenyi 108
8 The Evidence of Colonel Arbuthnot 114
9 The Evidence of Mr. Hardman 123
10 The Evidence of the Italian 130
11 The Evidence of Miss Debenham 134
12 The Evidence of the German Lady's-maid 140
13 Summary of the Passengers' Evidence 147
14 The Evidence of the Weapon 155
15 The Evidence of the Passengers' Luggage 163
Part 3 Hercule Poirot Sits Back and Thinks
1 Which of Them? 181
2 Ten Questions 189
3 Certain Suggestive Points 195
4 The Grease Spot on a Hungarian Passport 204
5 The Christian Name of Princess Dragomiroff 211
6 A Second Interview with Colonel Arbuthnot 216
7 The Identity of Mary Debenham 220
8 Further Surprising Revelations 224
9 Poirot Propounds Two Solutions 231
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