Like most young people after the War, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are flat broke and out of work. Restless for excitement, they embark on a daring business scheme: Young Adventurers Ltd. 'willing to do anything, go anywhere'.About Author : Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. She also wrote romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and her successful West End theatre plays. Her works, particularly featuring detectives Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple, have given her the title the 'Queen of Crime' and made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development of the genre.Christie has been called — by the Guinness Book of World Records, among others — the best-selling writer of books of all time, and the best-selling writer of any kind together with William Shakespeare. Only the Bible sold more with about 6 billion copies. An estimated four billion copies of her novels have been sold. UNESCO states that she is currently the most translated individual author in the world with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions superseding her. As an example of her broad appeal, she is the all-time best-selling author in France, with over 40 million copies sold in French (as of 2003) versus 22 million for Emile Zola, the nearest contender.Her stage play, The Mousetrap, holds the record for the longest initial run in the world, opening at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952, and as of 2007 is still running after more than 20,000 performances. In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honor, the Grand Master Award, and in the same year, Witness for the Prosecution was given an Edgar Award by the MWA, for Best Play. Most of her books and short stories have been filmed, some many times over (Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, 4.50 From Paddington), and many have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics.In 1998, the control of the rights to most of the literary works of Agatha Christie passed to the company Chorion, when it purchased a majority 64% share in Agatha Christie Limited.
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The full collection An excellent price for the full Tommy and Tuppence collection. Slight imperfections in the formatting do not materially affect reading.
Good fun Particularly the first of their adventures. It reads rather like PG Wodehouse. Particularly the first of their adventures. It reads rather like PG Wodehouse.
Four Stars easy reading. Light suspense. It's nice to read stories without today's technology.
Loved it, nobody writes the who done it like ... Loved it, nobody writes the who done it like Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie's Best Most Agatha Christie fans adore her Hercule Poirot mysteries. I do too. But I think the Tommy & Tuppence series is even better. The longer works in these books are thorough and logical; the way I see it A. Christie uses far too many shortcuts when wrapping up the Poirot mysteries. The T&T stories, on the other hand are better crafted, the red-herrings making sense and challenging the reader. Regarding the personalities of Tommy and Tuppence, they are funny and convincing (their banter is particularly good), and it's fun to follow their thinking in resolving the mysteries. The longer stories involving World Wars I & II (interspersed are shorter mysteries) are excellent as well as surprising. The very last mystery as a bit of a let-down and is the only story that rambles. It's worth the read anyway. It's interesting that the language of The Secret Adversary (my favorite of the stories) is quite proper, in keeping with the time period of WW I, while T&T mysteries Agatha Christie wrote in the forties and fifties is more modern. The Tommy & Tuppence collection centering around their makeshift detective agency and sinister foreign forces, and which follow the pair from callow youth to wise adult-hood, is really a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it.
A great collection. Of course Postern of Fate is also included Except for "Passenger to Frankfurt" and "Postern of fate" Agatha Christie never wrote a bad story. While the Tommy and Tuppence series doesn't equal her Poirot or Marple work it is still very good. She still ranks amongst the best writers in mysteries. Only Postern of Fate and Passenger to Frankfurt let one down. But hey! Give her a break! She was in her 80s when she write those. You try writing hundreds of stories' over 80 novels and five, or was it six great plays over fifty years. Only P.G. Wodehouse, Anthony Trollope & Edgar Wallace' came close to her quality and productivity. I say hear! Hear! for a great writer. This collection gives you a good glimpse into Agatha when she was in a playful mood. Be sure to buy it. Its worth it.
Wonderful and unique detective stories! This is Agatha Christie at her best! She may be the only author to date, who has created a team of detective spouses, and she's followed their adventures from their youth to old age. These books are wonderful on their own, but together, they are a true masterpiece! The reader gets to know both protagonists well and can't help but love them both. The chronology is fascinating, and Christie manages to weave previous adventures into new ones, providing a wonderful context for her readers. Finally, I highly recommend this series because it is very much ahead of its time: both characters are given the traits of intelligence, agility, and a spirit of true adventurousness. One thing I love is that, despite the periods in which these novels took place and were written, the female character is strong, independent, and Christie does not relegate her to the stereotypical role of the submissive female. Instead, Tuppence (the female protagonist) is often sharper, more dogged, often the first to be on the right track, and she frequently takes leadership roles, even tricking the male authorities at one point and proving her ingenuity and worth again and again. You will love this unique, fun, and clever team, and I don't believe there is anyone else like them.
Fantastic Buy of a Great Collection of Stories and Books, I am a dedicated Agatha Christie reader and have all her hard copy books. I am now in love with my Kindle Fire and am trying to add the Agatha Christie books to it. The Tommy & Tuppence Complete Collection are a fantastic buy and they are stored all together on the Kindle for easy access. I would love to see more collections of her books to reduce the cost of buying them individually. You'll LOVE the Tommy & Tuppence and appreciate its cost. Tommy and Tuppence are terrific characters involved in mesmerizing and spellbinding adventures!
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