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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 "the 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 colorful guests at Sans Souc...more
This one has a bit of Fawlty Towers about it. It’s on the eve of World War II, and T & T go sleuthing in a sleepy seaside boarding house. There they meet the usual suspects: a retired major, a strange foreign woman, a ...more
I much prefer Christie’s puzzle box mysteries, but there’s something about the Beresford’s that instantly appeal.
I like how they have aged to reflect the 1940’s setting.
My favourite of Christie’s thrillers.
Normally I try to be critical about mystery novels, but I have absolutely no complain about this one. So, a full ra ...more
আজ কয়েক হাজার বছর পরে মায়ের সেই ভালোবাসা আছে অবিকৃত আর থাকবেও চিরনতন। একজন মা কোন অবসথাতে তাঁর সনতানের জীবনের ঝুঁকি নিতে পারেন না। আর এই চিরনতন সতযকে অনুধাবন করে সমাধান হয় লেখক সমরাজঞী অগাথা করিসটির এন অর এম তথা গুপতচর বইটির রহসয।
রূপানতরকৃত বইয়ে ...more
A fast, fun expedition into espionage! I liked the fact that Christie allowed her main characters to age and change a bit. As is true for most of us, they retained their basic characteristics which turned them into spy hunters to begin with, but they are dealing with details that afflict us all as we age. Younger folk (including the Beresford children) no longer see our relevance and no one wants the skills that we have on offer—just ask anyone who is over 40 and unem ...more
The book itself wasn't Christie's worst, but it was far from her best. I mean, it wasn't a Passenger to Frankfurt/The Big Four level di ...more
إنها رواية تعتمد على التجسس وهذا الصنف الذي أحبه، كما أن شخصيات الرواية الرئيسية " تومي و توبينس " شخصيات أكثر من رائعة، كل شيء كان واضحً في هذه الرواية: الأحداث والشخصيات والنهاية لذلك أراها تستحق أعلى تقييم.
وأنصح أي شخص يحب الروايات البوليسية بها ولا أظنه سيندم إطلاقاً.
أما الذين لا يحبون الروايات البوليسية فلا أعدهم بالكثير، ولكني واثق برأي محبي الروايات البوليسية فأنا وهم من الصنف ن ...more
This was such a heartpounding, thrilling, World War 2, spy who-dun-it! I was constantly on the edge of my seat the whole time and read this in just over a day!
Probably not the best Tommy and Tuppence book to start with though, as I was, because they're imitating another personality and it's hard (at first) to determine which personality is actually theirs. But Tuppence is amazing. She's such a strong female heroine, and though To ...more
الرواية عبارة عن بطلان يفتتحان مكتبا للتحري بهدف القبض على بعض الجواسيس
وخلال ذلك يحلان القضايا التي تتقدم اليهما وفي كل قضية يتقمصا شخصيات ابطال روايات بوليسية شهيرة
واضحكتني جدا شخصية البرت
The plot itself was as intricate and deftl ...more
This story begins with a similar scene to the previous book, "Partners in Crime".
It's about 20 years later and the war is in full swing. With a nod to the opening of the previous book, Tommy and Tuppence are lamenting that they are not contributing to the effort -- except for Tuppence's knitting -- because they are considered too old for the action and even their fo ...more
Where this book really shines for me is that it was published in 1940 and really gives the modern reader a little peak into the prejudices, thoughts and predictions about the war in its early day ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in t ...more