Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence Series)

Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence Series)

by Agatha Christie

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Overview

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"?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062074362
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Series: Tommy and Tuppence Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 96,997
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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“Agatha Christie taught me two things: that plotting mysteries was an art, and that a woman detective could be as strong a character as a male detective.A woman detective didn’t need to be a housewife sleuthing in her spare time, she could be an equal in the game.”

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Partners in Crime 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I  love Tommy  and Tuppence!!! I  have  30 Agatha Christie novels, one  biography  and over  50 short stories. I  got and read  the  Secret Adversary  and I  loved it. Before I found Agatha Christie I  was not a reader at all and I could not see why my Boy Friend would spend hours reading.. Then  he made me  get  The Secret Adversary and I have  not looked back.  Recently I  bought the four remaining Tommy and Tuppence novels and I just love them! Now to Partners in Crime is a really great read. Don't let  people fool you into  thinking that it is just short stories.  They get the directive  agency  and do different cases  all why trying to figure out who the  mysterious number 13 is.  What I'm trying to say is they may be short stories but they're all connected in a bigger plot. If  you love Tommy and  Tuppence as much has I do  then I strongly  recommend  that  you read the five novels in order. You  don't have to but it's just better if you do. The  one after  this one  is N or M  and it is hands down  my  favorite!  Just so  you know  the order of  them  from  first  to  last is: 1, The secret adversary  2,  Partners in Crime. 3,   N or M   4,   By The Pricking  of my Thumbs   5,    Postern  Of Fate..... Happy reading and  thank you Agatha Christie for all the  sleepless nights reading a  good who-done-it!!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are an Agatha Christie fan and a Tommy & Tuppence fan, you will love this collection of short stories.
kpet More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie's intelligence agents debut in Partners in Crime. The crimes are both major and minor, but Tommy and Tuppence are always on the job. Set in the 1920's, they are a delightful anytime. Highly Recommended!
Melhay More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short mysteries in which Tommy and Tuppence work their way through posing as detectives owning their own agency, as asked by Scotland Yard, to catch a mean suspect. Tommy and Tuppence are wonderful characters. They have great humor and love to pick on each other. I really enjoyed the teasing of each other. And this lovely couple act out different detectives for each case, based on what they know of the case. You really get a small glimps of how they see other detectives in the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence Bresford are another one of the great mystery solvers created by Agatha Christie. Tommy and Tuppence are ordered to take over a near-bankrupt detective agency which might be a drop for russian spies. They are on the lookout for clues to oncover a Boleshevik conspiracy. Tommy and Tuppence solve case after case ,just like the great Shelock Holmes and hope to find the answer to this unbelievable mystery. The ending is like no other. You will have to read to find out the ending to this shocking mystery by Agatha Christie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie rocks, this book has everything murder, mistaken-identity, robber, and love. One of my favorites. Tommy and Tuppence know the score!
kw50197 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun read ... one that suspense fans which are very familiar and knowledgeable about the genre would probably enjoy better.
dsbs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not one of her best mysteries, but a nice little collection of loosely related T&T stories. Most cases were pretty damn predictable, which is understandable considering that Tommy and Tuppence are amateurs, like the readers (presumably); that's part of their appeal. Light-hearted and funny; and I do love Tommy and Tuppence together, I think they're adorable. It was also fun to see Christie pay tribute to other famous detectives, although I have to admit I'd heard of exactly two of the ones she mentioned: Holmes and Christie's own Poirot. Anyway, bottom line? A good, quick, fun read.
MelHay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short mysteries in which Tommy and Tuppence work their way through posing as detectives owning their own agency, as asked by Scotland Yard, to catch a mean suspect. Tommy and Tuppence are wonderful characters. They have great humor and love to pick on each other. I really enjoyed the teasing of each other. And this lovely couple act out different detectives for each case, based on what they know of the case. You really get a small glimps of how they see other detectives in the books.
smik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Six years have passed since the Beresfords began their sleuthing partnership in THE SECRET ADVERSARY. Tommy now has a desk job with the British Secret Service, and Tuppence, much to her displeasure is at home, though when the Chief of British Intelligence asks them to take over the International Detective Agency, both jump at the chance of new adventures.The fifteen stories contain parodies of fictional detectives who were well-known to readers of the 1920s. In each story Tommy and Tuppence assume the mannerisms and methods of a different detective or detective team, including Sherlock Holmes.I am told the stories contain parodies of Sherlock Holmes, John Thorndyke, Father Brown, and Hercule Poirot, but not being a reader from the 1920s I did have trouble in some stories in working out who the "original" sleuth was. There are quite good synopses of the individual stories both on the Agatha Christie site and on Wikipedia, so I won't repeat them here. The Wikipedia one in particular identifies whose methods each story is a a parody of.Interestingly, all of the short stories had been published individually between 1923 and 1928 and were then arranged in a slightly different order for the 1929 collection.I think I preferred the characterisation of Tuppence and Tommy in these stories to their first appearance in THE SECRET ADVERSARY. Tuppence in particular comes over with a mind of her own and a good sense of intuition, even if occasionally the stories are a little "twee". I also quite like her Scotland Yard detective Inspector Marriot. The stories are bound together with an overall theme of a rather vague Russian plot.They fit also with my idea that Christie often set herself tasks to achieve- in this case her challenge was to see if she could adopt the styles of other popular crime fiction writers, and to use the icons they used.I regret that I did not manage to read these stories in the correct time frame, that is in the 1929 slot, between THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY and THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE.
lahochstetler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence are once again on the trail of Russian spies. They are commissioned to take over a detective agency that will be used as a front to try and trap said Russian spies. Posing as a detective and his "confidential secretary" the Beresfords take on all sorts of cases. Some are not very difficult, and Tuppence repeatedly proves herself to be the superior detective. The two go through all sorts of machinations to try and prove their importance to their clients, claiming to be called away to important cases by Scotland Yard. They also mimic the methods and habits of famous literary detectives. There are even several bows to Christie's own Poirot, as they attempt to use "the little grey cells."I must admit that Tommy and Tuppence are my least favorite of Christie's detectives. Still, a lesser Christie is still better than a good many other mysteries. Short stories rob Christie of some of her best attributes- complex character development and relationships, and that is certainly the case here. Still, while Christie's short stories are rarely as good as her novels, this volume is still worth a read.
neverlistless on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence have recently married and Tuppence is a bored housewife, but their life is about to get exciting. They've taken over the International Detective Agency and solve mystery after mystery by copying the Classic detectives: Sherlock Holmes, Hanaud, and even Hercule Poirot! This was wonderfully funny and a very quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tommy & Tuppence solve cases while being like the dectives of other mystery novels. Short stories but still enjoued it.
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Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
Tommy and Tuppence have always reminded me of Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man movie series, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Both couples have a wit and style that I find admirable and have a relationship that I am envious of. Now, Tommy and Tuppence are a little bit more restrained in their manner however which leads to a couple that I enjoy just as much as Nick and Nora but for different reasons. They play off each other brilliantly and make up for what the other lacks in such a seamless way that I'm not even sure they truly recognize how perfect they are together. As you could tell from the synopsis, this is a collection of short stories that have two common threads running through them. In the first story they are approched by an old intelligence services pal and they are quickly roped into running a fake detective agency to ferret out a spy. For the most part the stories are well written and only one or two fail to make the grade for me. There were even a couple that I would have loved to have been fleshed out and turned into full novels. The other thread was how they would "play act" at being famous literary detectives by trying to solve every case using the methods and sometimes madness of their fictional counterparts. It was a clever device and it kept a light tone to even the darker stories. With this collection of stories, Agatha Christie has once again proved to me why she is the biggest selling mystery author of all time
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