The complete eBook collection of all five Tommy & Tuppence mysteries by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Secret Adversary, Partners in Crime, N or M?, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, and Postern of Fate.

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780062332837
List price: $19.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for The Complete Tommy & Tuppence Collection by Agatha Christie
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
Interesting little story, Tuppence goes looking for the owner of a painting that was given to her husbands' aunt. She has a sense of dread something has happened to dear old Mrs. Lancaster.Kept me guessing as to who the culprit was. 1st Christie novel I have read. Enjoyed it.more
By the Pricking of My Thumbs was quite different from the near Victorian age Poirot and Miss Marples that I have been reading this summer. It's a Tommy and Tuppence story and is, as Porua said in her (his?) thread, it is more of a thriller story rather than a classic mystery. With the setting in the '60's somewhere, the difference was quite startling. T&T were involved in some WWII intelligence operations (and books), but this is set well after their retirement. They visit an old aunt in a nursing home, who later dies and leaves a painting of a house to her dear family. Tuppence is sure she has seen the house from a railway car and sets out to, and actually does, find it. Along with a decades old unsolved child-murder mystery which unfolds very quickly at the end. There was alot of build-up to a very rapid finish. I would not say this is my favo(u)rite of Christie's mysteries, but it's not too bad, and I really would like to read more of the Tommy and Tuppence books, just to be thorough. Apparently she wrote this one because she was tired of fans asking her what had happened to the two characters.more
Fun but a little improbable!more
Although all AC's later books show some falling-off of standards, this is one of the better books from her last 10 years (despite some loose ends which she would not have left during her heyday). When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly relative in a care home, they get involved in the mystery surrounding another resident, Mrs. Lancaster. Is she in some sort of danger? Tuppence thinks so, and when Tommy is away at a conference she sets out to investigate using a picture of a house by a canal as a clue. There are some genuinely atmospheric moments (such as when she finds a doll in the chimney of the unused part of the house) and not too much of the "I know this is a trap, but I'm still going to walk into it" theme which can be a source of annoyance in the Beresford's earlier adventures.more
Not a bad yarn. Likeable characters well described in the usual Agatha Christie manner. Good light reading but I'm a bit over it at the moment.more
Tommy, but mainly Tuppence, investigate a mystery surrounding one of the old ladies at Tommy's Aunt Ada's nursing home. I'm not a fan of Tommy and Tuppence, but this wasn't too terrible a read.more
A sequel to the Timothy and Tuppenc series of investigations. TnT have grown up and are now comfortably middleaged. Timothey goes to visit his aging aunt Aga in her nursing home, and Tuppence meets an old lady who's words of warning she takes to heart. Later when Aga has died they inherit a picture from this same Mrs Lancaster and Tuppence goes to investigate while Tim stays at home.This probably isn't the best book to star the TinT series with as I have done. There is a lot of reference to previous adventures. However Agatha Christie's style is unchanged, she really can spin a good suspense story. At no stage is ther any gore, and only very minimal violence but the suspense and intimidation is still there. th eplot twists are masterful, although there are a lot of characters to keep track of. I wasn't sure when the story was supposed to be set, early 60's maybe, though there are still sevants, and may insights into life at that time.more
One of the later mysteries, this is none the less an enjoyable puzzler. As ever, the solution eluded me.more
Read all 9 reviews

Reviews

Interesting little story, Tuppence goes looking for the owner of a painting that was given to her husbands' aunt. She has a sense of dread something has happened to dear old Mrs. Lancaster.Kept me guessing as to who the culprit was. 1st Christie novel I have read. Enjoyed it.more
By the Pricking of My Thumbs was quite different from the near Victorian age Poirot and Miss Marples that I have been reading this summer. It's a Tommy and Tuppence story and is, as Porua said in her (his?) thread, it is more of a thriller story rather than a classic mystery. With the setting in the '60's somewhere, the difference was quite startling. T&T were involved in some WWII intelligence operations (and books), but this is set well after their retirement. They visit an old aunt in a nursing home, who later dies and leaves a painting of a house to her dear family. Tuppence is sure she has seen the house from a railway car and sets out to, and actually does, find it. Along with a decades old unsolved child-murder mystery which unfolds very quickly at the end. There was alot of build-up to a very rapid finish. I would not say this is my favo(u)rite of Christie's mysteries, but it's not too bad, and I really would like to read more of the Tommy and Tuppence books, just to be thorough. Apparently she wrote this one because she was tired of fans asking her what had happened to the two characters.more
Fun but a little improbable!more
Although all AC's later books show some falling-off of standards, this is one of the better books from her last 10 years (despite some loose ends which she would not have left during her heyday). When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly relative in a care home, they get involved in the mystery surrounding another resident, Mrs. Lancaster. Is she in some sort of danger? Tuppence thinks so, and when Tommy is away at a conference she sets out to investigate using a picture of a house by a canal as a clue. There are some genuinely atmospheric moments (such as when she finds a doll in the chimney of the unused part of the house) and not too much of the "I know this is a trap, but I'm still going to walk into it" theme which can be a source of annoyance in the Beresford's earlier adventures.more
Not a bad yarn. Likeable characters well described in the usual Agatha Christie manner. Good light reading but I'm a bit over it at the moment.more
Tommy, but mainly Tuppence, investigate a mystery surrounding one of the old ladies at Tommy's Aunt Ada's nursing home. I'm not a fan of Tommy and Tuppence, but this wasn't too terrible a read.more
A sequel to the Timothy and Tuppenc series of investigations. TnT have grown up and are now comfortably middleaged. Timothey goes to visit his aging aunt Aga in her nursing home, and Tuppence meets an old lady who's words of warning she takes to heart. Later when Aga has died they inherit a picture from this same Mrs Lancaster and Tuppence goes to investigate while Tim stays at home.This probably isn't the best book to star the TinT series with as I have done. There is a lot of reference to previous adventures. However Agatha Christie's style is unchanged, she really can spin a good suspense story. At no stage is ther any gore, and only very minimal violence but the suspense and intimidation is still there. th eplot twists are masterful, although there are a lot of characters to keep track of. I wasn't sure when the story was supposed to be set, early 60's maybe, though there are still sevants, and may insights into life at that time.more
One of the later mysteries, this is none the less an enjoyable puzzler. As ever, the solution eluded me.more
Load more
scribd