The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in January 1922 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year. We offer e-textbook, Test Preparation, Notes & LMS for various curriculam to Students, Professionals & Institutes. The Secret Adversary PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.
On Friday, May 7, 1915, during the heat of World War I, a German U Boat torpedoed the British Cunard Line cruise ship, Lusitania. Shortly before she was to take her seat in a lifeboat, a young, patriotic American girl was approached by a mysterious man who asked her to take custody of some important papers he suggested might help the Allies to win the war. Three years later, two earnest young friends, Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, and Tommy Beresford, share a meager meal in a London tea shop casually discussing their mutual penury, having lost their jobs as soldiers returned either to their pre-war positions, or in Tommy's case, unemployment. First published in 1922, The Secret Adversary is Agatha Christie's second novel, and it introduces the aforementioned Tuppence and Tommy, who will return in several other Christie books. Agatha Christie carefully weaves her story with clues that appear to be casually dropped, and which the reader may not take to heart.
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This is the first in a series of five stories by Agatha Christie highlighting the detective team of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Kopykitab has largest collection of e-textbooks & branded digital content in Higher & School education. In 18 minutes, the enormous vessel would sink, 8 miles (13 km) from the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland.


He asked her to keep these papers because of the standard ship's "women and children first" protocol.
This time they planned to form their own business, and decided to create a bold new detective agency, the "Young Adventurers." As their conversation intertwines with the conversations of other diners, they pick up a quick first commission (a missing person case) and immediately find themselves involved in a plot that includes Bolshevik conspiracies, a charming unfathomable amnesiac, a wealthy American industrialist, a German-English dragon lady, curious ambassadors and government officials, and a multitude of unseemly darksiders. Her skill at tying up these loose ends will make the reader want to reread the story just to be able to appreciate those clues in the context of the story's outcome. BarclayManon1753 on "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean RhysCynthia Anderson on "The Rosary" by Florence L. In this first episode they are not yet married, just good friends who find themselves without jobs after World War I. The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie books and one collection of short stories written throughout her writing career.
The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. Unwittingly, the Young Adventurers' light-hearted romp morphs into a dangerous case of international intrigue. They learn quickly, and by the story's end their powers of deduction rival Sherlock Holmes. BarclayLinda on Review: "The First Violin" by Jessie FothergillChris Bollard on "The Rosary" by Florence L. Christie's skill at foreshadowing marks her as a master storyteller whose stories endure nearly a century after they were written. Before the ship sinks, a strange passenger gives a young girl, Jane Finn, an important but secret government document.


Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. The young lady accepted the packet, not knowing the effect upon her personal life these papers would have. This reader will eagerly dig up other Christie stories as penance for underestimating her as an author the first time around. Jane survives the shipwreck, but the stranger dies, the girl is kidnapped, and the document is forgotten until a labor dissension starts in England; if these papers are found in the wrong hands, it would result in catastrophe for the government.
Tommy and Tuppence have decided to become professional "Adventure Seekers" as a way of making a living. The detective duo must engage their wits, personal appeal, and enterprising spirit with a mystery that predicts, if all goes wrong, certain death for Jane at the hands of an ominous secret enemy.
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