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Middle-aged Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, too old to fight and too young to knit, are dismayed to find out that the British government of World War II has little interest in their detecting and spy-catching abilities. Then, almost incidentally, they are asked to spot a traitor, believed to be living at a rural guesthouse. But the place is full of harmless eccentrics: elderly ladies, retired military men, a hypochondriac and his colorless wife, a young mother, and a German refugee. The Beresfords invent personalities and elaborate traps, identify the imposter, and prevent an invasion. The strengths of this Christie "cozy" are the exuberant charm, intelligence, and enthusiasms of the central characters. Middle-aged they may be, but inside Tommy and Tuppence are still the same young adventurers who chased criminals and spies in post-Great War London. James Warwick does a highly competent, nicely unobtrusive job of reading this title, which is likely to be popular with fans of golden age mysteries. Recommended for moderate to large public libraries. I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
'As ingenious as ever.' Guardian 'A nice surprise finish... all-round entertainment.' Observer --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I bought this book to christen my new Kindle with. I have previously read this book. It is an excellent Agatha Christie read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by cactus60palm
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Tommy and Tuppence are excellent in this book. After Poirot, they are my favourite. I never guessed the murderer, and it was exciting and interesting every minute. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 1999 by Bridget
I am rapidly running out of superlatives to describe this book and all other books written by this sensational author. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999
This was one of my first Agatha Christie novels, and I liked it so much, I read it again. I readily recommend this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 1999
How could anyone not love Tommy and Tuppence? They are so full of character, life, and vigor! N or M perfectly exemplifies the beloved characteristics of our dear sweet... Read morePublished on Nov. 5 1997