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The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger: A Short Story (Tommy and Tuppence Short)

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Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford wait anxiously for a letter from Russia that may contain information of international importance hidden beneath the stamp. The letter is anticipated by more than just the Beresfords, and they must fight to keep the information from getting into the wrong hands.
ebook, 100 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published April 1st 2012)
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Erin
Apr 04, 2017 Erin rated it liked it
This was a nice quick read. Tommy and Tuppence were witty and quick with each other which is something I enjoyed immensely! I found myself chuckling a few times during their quick banter. This was the first time I had read anything with this duo and after reading this, I look forward to reading more.
Bekah
This was my first introduction to Tommy & Tuppence (aside from their cameo role in a Marple television episode) and I really enjoyed it. I like their banter and snark, as well as how clever they are. Looking forward to reading more from them.
Abeer Albossany
Jul 30, 2016 Abeer Albossany rated it liked it
Liked the whole environment that surrounds those couple. The excitement is starting.
Ken Fredette
Dec 06, 2016 Ken Fredette rated it really liked it
This was a cute story of Tommy and Tuppence and the Sinister Stranger which it turns out to be a bad guy in the employ of a Russian Mob guy during WWII. Tommy and Tuppence pull the wool over their eyes.
bella
Dec 17, 2012 bella rated it it was amazing
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are awaiting a letter from Russia, that they have told may contain some information of international importance, hidden away under the stamp. However, when the letter arrives it seems that more than one party is awaiting it, and it is up to Tommy and Tuppence to make sure it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

This is a short story that is now available as a stand alone short story, and readers can also find it in the anthology called “Partners in Crime”. First publishe
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Jay
Sep 05, 2015 Jay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
A very short story that didn't have a lot going on. The most interesting aspect is the multiple mentions of Bulldog Drummond, a competitor book series to Agatha Christie's. The characters in this one mention to the bad guys that they need to keep up with modern culture, including Bulldog Drummond. This is sort of like Macy's Santa recommending shopping at Gimbels!
Jackie Harris
At the time I listened to the audiobook (only 30 minutes long), I remember thinking, "Huh, that was good." Just a few days later, however, I can't even remember what it was about so take that for what it's worth.
Marlee
Apr 11, 2015 Marlee rated it liked it
This book was interesting and engaging. I don't know if there is a proper order for the short stories, but I've read one other and enjoyed both so far. This was quick, but fun to see how it unfolded.
Caroline
Oct 03, 2014 Caroline rated it it was ok
Short story previously published in Partners in Crime.

Tommy & Tuppence are not my favourite of Christie's detectives. This was fairly dull.
Sariene
Someday I'm going to learn that this format just does NOT work for me. I never enjoy stories this short, ever.
Michele
Aug 09, 2016 Michele rated it really liked it
Her short stories are never long enough. while Marple is my favourite, I love Tuppance, too. Reading time we'll spent.
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Dec 19, 2015 Tina rated it it was ok
A short review of a very short story - over before it began.
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