My reading has slipped lately, but last weekend I had some time to sit and just read. It was lovely and I really enjoyed it.
I had been reading The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie on and off for a few weeks and I was enjoying it - more than the other books by her that I had read recently - but I just didn't have time to read.
To sit and read most of a book all the way through in one sitting was something that I haven't done for quite a few years now and it was a real treat.
This book is the first of the "Tommy and Tuppence" books by Christie. I haven't read any of them before although I have seen various television adaptations which from what I remember of them were rather different than this book. Both television adaptations and this book were very good though.
The story centres around Tommy and Tuppence, old friends who meet and set up the "Young Adventurers". Very soon the adventures begin and take them all around the country as they try to solve the mystery they have found themselves entwined in.
I did work out "whodunit" partly because I became suspicious of one of the characters and then I thought I remembered they were the guilty party from the adaptation that I had seen before. I was right in the end!! This pleased me because as you will know if you have read my other Christie reviews I haven't been able to do that and it was frustrating me. Perhaps the secret is to read the book in bigger chunks at once.
I would recommend this story, it had a good pace, was interesting and with twists and turns, enough, but not too many and no mystery characters appearing at the very end who held the key to the story - I don't like that!
This book is headed for the charity shop because as you know I am clearing out, but I would recommend it!
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