The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie

The Secret Adversary

By Agatha Christie

  • Release Date: 2008-09-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 695 Ratings


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.



  • Enjoyable Read

    By Aplotnikov
    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.
  • Witty dialogue with great suspense

    By Reactor Ralph
    It was a good story with lots of suspense, witty repartee between Thomas and Tuppance, and many surprises. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Agatha Christie is the go to for a good mystery novel

    By Kabali26
    She never disappoints. Whenever I want a good mystery novel, I can always open an Agatha Christie’s.
  • Secret adversary

    By wee bern
    Best Christie ever.
  • wonderful main characters

    By use_oxford_commas
    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!
  • The Secret Adversary

    By Gramellen
    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.
  • The Secret Adversary

    By Barnzart
    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.
  • !!!

    By JanaySL
    Awesome read! Fast-paced and exciting!
  • The Secret Adversary

    By Teacher Nancy
    This was a great read. I was sure I had the bad guy figured out and then got thrown for a loop. It was hard to put down!
  • Great read!

    By Jay parker is awesome
    I have been an Agatha Christie fan for years but somehow didn't remember this one. So glad I found it. It is one of her best!