The Secret Adversary: Agatha Christie's First Tommy and Tuppence Mystery (Timeless Classic Books)

The Secret Adversary - Timeless Books, Agatha Christie Fighting off boredom, poverty, and unemployment at the end of the first World War, two young friends, Tommy Beresford and Prudence Cowley -- we're told "their united ages would certainly not have totaled forty-five" -- decide over a lunch of tea and cheap biscuits to hang a shingle as the Young Adventurers, LTD. From that point on, the two are entangled in an enjoyably comic, suspenseful search for a surviving passenger from the doomed ocean liner, Lusitania. The whole adventure is, of course, more dangerous than the two initially realize, but the characters never falter, or lose their unflappable charm.A great, and fun, introduction to Agatha Christie (that I enjoyed reading a second time) ready for perhaps a new generation of readers.