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by James Warwick,Agatha Christie


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Nothing? said Tuppence blankly. And-Tommy? We must hope for the best, said Sir James. Tuppence opened her mouth impulsively, and then shut it again. Sir James’s words sounded in her ears: Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.

Nothing? said Tuppence blankly. Oh yes, we must go on hoping. And like a flash there came into her mind another memory.

The Secret Adversary. A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery. To all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second-hand the delights and dangers of adventure. Unlike Christie’s other detective creations Tommy and Tuppence Beresford age gradually through the series, although it must be admitted that mathematically the chronology does not bear close scrutiny. When we first meet them in The Secret Adversary they are demobbed service personnel from World War I; they are a married couple running a detective agency in Partners in Crime, at the end of which Tuppence announces her pregnancy.

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It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from & enemy within' - Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the Intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. A Tommy & Tuppence Mystery - Agatha Christie - Good - Paperback -N or M?: A Tommy & Tuppence Mystery - Agatha Christie - Good - Paperback.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are fictional detectives in the work of Agatha Christie. Their full names are Thomas Beresford and Prudence Beresford (née Cowley). First introduced in Christie's second novel, The Secret Adversary, Tommy and Tuppence became standards in the Christie canon, appearing in four novels and a short story collection.

In this caper, Tommy and Tuppence, ~22 year old somewhat poor residents of London around 1920, are bored enough to form a partnership where they will agree to do anything legal to obtain a salary. Tuppence wants to marry rich. You kinda know they have to end up together, right? A mysterious man overhears their conversation and asks them for help in finding Jane Finn who disappeared when the Lusitania sank nearly five years earlier. She was given a very important government paper by a pseudo-spy who died in the tragedy, but Jane seems to have lost her memory

N or M? : A Tommy & Tuppence Mystery, Paperback by Christie, Agatha, ISBN 000759061X, ISBN-13 9780007590612, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Tommy & Tuppence are hired to track down wartime spies at a seaside.

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Listen to and download Tommy and Tuppence 1-5 audiobook by Agatha Christie without annoying advertising. The series of Tommy and Tuppence starts with the introduction of two men who are frustrated with their lives because they have no satisfaction in life as they are out of money and also out of job as well. They present themselves to others as the people who are willing to do anything for the sake of money and for the satisfaction of their clients who provide them with different tasks.

Agatha Christie's first Tommy & Tuppence book is a thrill-packed novel of international intrigue, murder and suspense. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery as Want to Read . Set during World War II, Agatha Christie’s riveting novel in her Tommy and Tuppence series follows the unlikely espionage agents as they pursue a pair of Nazi spies who have murdered Britain’s top agent.

A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. World War II is raging, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces a sinister threat f Now the Major TV Series Partners in Crime.

A brilliant spy story by the queen of mystery. To help the British war effort in 1940, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford take on assumed identities to uncover Nazi informers who have infiltrated British armed forces and intelligence. They set an elaborate trap to expose the traitors in their midst.

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Jazu
It is 1940. England is at war. Blitzkrieg is about to begin. Tommy and Tuppence are being told they are too old for active war service. Their twin offspring Derek and Deborah are of course younger and are in the Air Force and nursing respectively.

A Mr Grant turns up at the Beresford flat to offer Tommy a clerical job in the wilds of Scotland. When Tuppence is called out to assist a friend Mr Grant tells Tommy that in fact what he is offering is a spy job hunting down some Fifth Columnist Nazi spies known as N and M. The previous agent on their trail is dead, run down by a lorry. Tuppence is to be kept in ignorance of this venture.

Tuppence of course adroitly outwits these attempts to exclude her and joins Tommy in Leahampton where they both attempt to track down N and M, but at the same time both under assumed names and definitely not married. But neither are as clever as they think.

This is #3 in the Tommy and Tuppence stories (see below).

#1, THE SECRET ADVERSARY, was not published until 1922 but was set mainly in 1919, when World War I was fresh in readers' minds. As I said in my review I thought Christie was probably reflecting contemporary paranoia with Bolshevism and secret agents and conspiracies, and showed a political awareness that we don't often give Christie credit for. THE SECRET ADVERSARY was also Agatha Christie's second published novel and had many signs of an author still coming to terms with her craft.

#2 in the Tommy & Tuppence series, PARTNERS IN CRIME, published in 1929, was set mainly in 1925. 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. The stories are bound together with an overall theme of a rather vague Russian plot. Again Christie appears to be reflecting popular paranoia.

So World War II is the perfect opportunity for Christie to add to the Tommy & Tuppence series (and you may want to reflect whether they would have made another appearance without the war) but now Christie is a well established and successful novelist with 30 novels to her credit, so she doesn't wait for the war to end, but publishes N or M? while the issues it reflects are still topical.
Once you recognise that, you realise that Christie is reflecting a lot of contemporary thinking. It certainly must have made the average English reader look carefully at those around him. It is a very patriotic novel.

Christie introduces the idea of a "wooden horse", Fifth Columnists, people who are very attracted by Hitler's ideas, a network that has infiltrated English society and infrastructure.

N or M, you see, is a term we have heard before. It refers to two of the most important and trusted German agents. We have come across their activities in other countries and we know just a little about them. It is their mission to organise a Fifth Column in foreign countries and to act as liaison officer between the country in question and Germany. N, we know, is a man. M is a woman. All we know about them is that these two are Hitler's most highly trusted agents.

`But there are those for whom we've neither respect nor liking-and those are the traitors within our own ranks-the men who are willing to betray their country and accept office and promotion from the foreigner who has conquered it.'

`We know The Day is fixed. We know, or think we know, roughly, where...(But we may be wrong there.) We're as ready as we can be. But it's the old story of the siege of Troy. They knew, as we know, all about the forces without. It's the forces within we want to know about. The men in the Wooden Horse! For they are the men who can deliver up the keys of the fortress. A dozen men in high places, in command, in vital spots, by issuing conflicting orders, can throw the country into just that state of confusion necessary for the German plan to succeed. We've got to have inside information in time.'

Our Leader does not intend to conquer this country in the sense that you all think. He aims at creating a new Britain-a Britain strong in its own power-ruled over, not by Germans, but by Englishmen. And the best type of Englishmen-Englishmen with brains and breeding and courage. A brave new world, as Shakespeare puts it.

There are some interesting little cameos too. I was very taken with little Betty Sprot, not yet 3 years old, but exploring language and relationships in a very engaging way.

I think it is a very powerful novel in which Christie pins her own colours to the mast so to speak. If there is a weak part, it is the final roundup of information, where Christie ensures that no stone is left unturned for the reader.
Dagdage
This book, in the Kindle format, is one of the later books in the Tommy and Tuppence series. Agatha Christie does not break up the original grouping of characters, so even Arthur is brought back to play a pivotal role for all that it was not the highlight of the book. Her presentation of the characters at the boarding house where the book takes place does keep you guessing as to who the N or M characters are, in addition to the wandering female and the subset of other male characters that add to the plot. It was a good basic mystery that didn't take too much time to read and ended well, as they always do.
LadyShlak
I really enjoyed the first book of Tommy and Tuppence but I seemed to get bogged down in this one. Could have been my mood or maybe just not into the story. They are older with grown children and the mystery seemed a little forced. But as always its Agatha Christie and was a good read.
GODMAX
Really good story, kept me guessing throughout - in typical Christie fashion. Tommy and Tupppence are a fun duo to read about. Definitely a good read and recommend!
Ffleg
Already have this book but in the Indiana house. I love to read and reread A. Christies's books at bedtime so I ordered a few for our Fla. home while we are here for the winter. Thanks, Susan
SING
The story line was classic character-development indicative of a Christie novel. Not quite as suspenseful as others and the conclusion was a bit more predictable.
Nuadador
We really like the place mats. As far as the Agatha Christie book, it's one of my favorites. I only had it in Swedish, since I am originally from Sweden. My husband however is now able to read it, and he liked it a lot!
I love Agatha Christie!
N or M?: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery (A Tommy & Tuppence Mystery) download epub
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Author: James Warwick,Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1602833370
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: AudioGO; Unabridged edition (February 9, 2010)