The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary Summary

The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head in January 1922 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $1.75. 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.

Book Reviews


Highly recommend5 star

Really enjoyed it55

lina khalloq

Transformer1 star

Pourquoi ces livres sont-ils ont anglais et non pas en français svp transformer les en français j attendrais votre réponse merci.15


Enjoyable Read4 star

This was an enjoyable read with a great twist in the end. My criticism on this edition of the book is that important plot points are WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS, which can be very distracting and corny.45

Reactor Ralph

Witty dialogue with great suspense5 star

It was a good story with lots of suspense, witty repartee between Thomas and Tuppance, and many surprises. I enjoyed it very much.55


Agatha Christie is the go to for a good mystery novel4 star

She never disappoints. Whenever I want a good mystery novel, I can always open an Agatha Christie’s.45

wee bern

Secret adversary5 star

Best Christie ever.55


wonderful main characters5 star

as should be expected from an agatha christie novel, the mystery is engaging. my main source of enjoyment from this book came from the characters, however. tommy and tuppence (in this book anyway) are a couple of young, vibrant twenty-something pals in need of money who re-meet each other in the middle of a crowded public area (i can't remember if it was the street or a subway stairway). they stumble into the mystery-solving business accidentally while looking for easy ways to make cash, and i have to say they are charming, hilarious, and adorable. they're very keen on the idea of being "real" detectives, most of their romantic notions about it coming from films and popular novels. they tease each other a lot and call each other "old thing" or "old bean" interchangeably despite being very young in this book. they are without a doubt one of my favorite literary pairings!55


The Secret Adversary5 star

This book is dated and done well. I felt all the expressions made the book seem to be written in the time that it was set. Very well done.55


The Secret Adversary5 star

This was a very engaging book, I enjoyed reading it, and trying to figure out things from the start. I like the fact that it wasn't full of swearing or sex which I feel can ruin a book. How often I have had to toss them because of this.55


!!!5 star

Awesome read! Fast-paced and exciting!55

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