Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

Book - 2001
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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford take over a near-bankrupt detective agency, only to learn that the Secret Service suspects it of being an information drop for Russian spies.

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Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are Partners in Crime—or rather partners in crime solving—and must demonstrate their deductive skills in a wide range of confounding cases after agreeing to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance.

Their first case is a success—the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow—a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of "Any case solved in 24 hours"?




Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2001
ISBN: 9780062074362
9780007111503
0007111509
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHRIS...A
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 18 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Collins, 1929

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athena14
Jun 28, 2016

Fun, but hampered by age. The continual references by T&T to fictional detectives of the day (1929 )were frustrating.

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htliang
Dec 28, 2014

This was my first introduction to Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence Beresford series. The characters sounded silly but I thought I would give the first chapter a try. I was immediately hooked by the couple's humorous conversation. Tuppence is terribly bored and wants to do something exciting. Lo and behold, they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency since there is a possibility of spy activity taking place through the organization. Tommy and Tuppence are to assume the role of Detective Blunt and his secretary (with Alfred as the office boy).

Each chapter is an adventure as they take on the cases that are presented to them. Each case is different; some are funny, some are sad, one is not a case at all, and many are dangerous.

This book is easy to read and very enjoyable. Agatha Christie certainly deserves her place as the best-selling novelist of all time.

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Reader_Grrl
May 13, 2011

This is an entertaining read. The book is comprised of a series of short mysteries starring Tommy and Tuppence, two of Dame Christie's charming detectives. The premise is that the pair will solve short crimes as though they were famous detectives of the time. Though I didn't recognize most of the detectives they were trying to emulate, the book zips along enjoyably.

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RebeccaI
Aug 20, 2010

My favourite Tommy and Tuppence novel by far! I love their witty conversations, the intriguing plots and their zest for love. An enjoyable read all the way through.

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H21841256
Jan 25, 2013

'I've got something better to do,' continued Tuppence. 'Something ever so much more exciting. Something I've never done before.'
Tommy looked at her with lively apprehension.
'I forbid it, Tuppence.'
'You can't,' said Tuppence. 'It's a law of nature.'
'What are you talking about, Tuppence?'
'I'm talking,' said Tuppence, 'of Our Baby. Wives don't whisper nowadays. They shout. OUR BABY! Tommy, isn't everything marvellous?'

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H21841256
Jan 25, 2013

'Let me tell you this, sir, not a person on my highly trained staff is a day over twenty-five. That is the truth.'
Since the highly trained staff consisted of Tuppence and Albert, the statement was truth itself.

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