The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary

The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary

by Bill Peschel, Agatha Christie

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Overview

Young Adventurers For Hire!

A world war is over but Great Britain is still menaced by its enemies. Recently released from their wartime service, Tommy and Tuppence are young, energetic . . . and broke. Joining forces, they advertise that they�ll do anything for money. When they�re hired by the government to hunt for a missing treaty, they discover a plot led by the mysterious �Mr. Brown� to destroy the nation! Can Tommy and Tuppence defeat Bolshevists, Sinn Feiners, trade unionists and Labourites and save Britain in her hour of peril?

�The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary� contains more than 700 footnotes describing words, idioms, people, places and contemporary events. Author Bill Peschel ("Writers Gone Wild") also contributed essays on the changes that rocked Britain after World War I, the rising threat of espionage from the Soviet Union and a humorous guide to the scary groups (such as Bolshevists, Labourites and Sinn Feinians) that novelists used to thrill readers. Peschel also contributed essays on Christie�s life, including her battles with the tax man and her 11-day disappearance that shocked the nation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149671793
Publisher: Peschel Press
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 474
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) created two icons of the mystery genre - Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple - and wrote eighty crime novels and collections of stories, nineteen plays, six novels written as Mary Westmacott, an autobiography and a memoir, Come, Tell Me How You Live. Her play, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Christie was awarded the CBE in 1956 and made a Dame Commander in 1971.

Bill Peschel is a recovering journalist who shares a Pulitzer Prize with the staff of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He also is mystery fan who has run the Wimsey Annotations at www.planetpeschel.com for nearly two decades. He is the author of the 223B series of Sherlock Holmes parodies and pastiches, The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary and The Complete, Annotated Whose Body? as well as Writers Gone Wild (Penguin Books). He lives in Hershey, where the air really does smell like chocolate.

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