Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime



A collection of short stories within a story Tommy and Tuppence impersonate Mr Blunt who runs an international detective agency which is a front for Russian spies The two detectives undertake a series of investigations which parodies the styles of well known detective writers of that era A Fairy in the FlatA Pot of Tea introduces Tomm I have been rereading some of the old books of Dame Agatha as a sort of breather from serious literature this book is one of them If I remember correctly I read this sometime in the early eighties three decades and a half ago I remember not liking it much at that time and the reread did not change my opinion Tommy and Tuppence Beresford IMO are Agatha Christie s weakest detectives even though they are an endearing couple The premise of this collection of short stories is really nice the Beresfords having helped the police to trap spies in the First World War are asked to manage a bogus detective agency which is only a front for a Soviet espionage operation The real proprietor a spy has been arrested Tommy and Tuppence have to keep their eyes and ears open for a mysterious No 16 and communications in blue envelopes and play at detectives in their spare timeTommy has the ingenious idea of imitating a famous fictional detective each for a case and try to solve the mystery in his style It does provide an introduction to many famous literary sleuths of those times many forgotten now alas the book was first published in 1929 and makes for some hilarity In fact most of the stories are written in a mock serious tone with than a touch of underplayed British humourThe weak point is the mysteries themselves Except for two The Man in the Mist The Sunningdale Mystery none brought me the feeling of Aha I usually et at the end of a Christie story Many of them can at best be called passable One The Unbreakable Alibi I found practically childishNice thing to while away an afternoon but not your typical Christie whodu. Setelah berhasil dalam Musuh dalam Selimut Tommy dan Tuppence menikah dan hidup bahagiaTapi enam tahun kemudian mulai bosan Tak ada kejadian menarik dan mendebarkan yang mereka alami Padahal mereka terlanjur kecanduan bahaya Mereka butuh tantangan

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Eally fun others utterly unremarkable All in all a pleasant read This may be an unpopular opinion but Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are my favorite of Agatha Christie s detectives Poirot is brilliant and much appreciated but Tommy and Tuppence are charmingly brilliant and absolutely hilarious I love these short stories in which the Beresfords take over a detective agency and solve a series of crimes of varying severity Throughout they refer to their shelf of masters adapting the mannerisms and techniues of various literary detectives to hilarious effect My favorite is Tommy s mangled violin playing as he apes Sherlock Holmes I think I m addicted to Agatha Christie s books I love her writing style And I love the mystery in all her cases I decided that I m Brooklyn's Song going to buy all her books No matter how many did she write I want them all 35 It is areat advantage to be intelligent and not to look it Short stories where you can t really et your teeth in the story always feel a little lesser to me than novels Having said this these proved to be fun and light The prefect thing when you want something easy and entertainingTommy and Tuppence throw themselves back in the midst of action by accepting to take over a detective agency each episode representing a case although there is a running thread through the whole of it I particularly liked how our characters would take inspiration from fictional detectives to help them in their endeavour from Sherlock Holmes to yes our very own Hercule Poirot I can totally imagine Agatha having fun with this O I really do love me some early Christie short stories I thought this was just such a fun time There are definitely some weaker stories in here but overall the banter between TT was delightful I enjoyed watching them ape different detectives from Golden Age detective fiction we even et a Poirot shout out This isn t the best of the short story collections but it s definitely one that shouldn t be missed. Jahat lelaki berbaju koran lelaki buta lelaki dalam kabut dan Tommy Tuppence pasangan detektif yang cemerlang tetapi konyol sering sial tetapi pantang menyerah Banarkah Apakah Tommy akan terus beraksi meski tahu bahwa nyawa Tuppence menjadi taruhann.

Nit The Second of Tommy and Tuppence series it is a collection of 15 of their adventures many styled after leading fictional detectives of the era including Sherlock Holmes In one of the stories there is a delightful take on Hercule Poirot too Not strictly in the same crime and mystery Plain Jane The Hotshot genre as Chritie s other stories the stories here are light and fun Tommy and Tuppence are an interesting detective duo Not serious as Poirot and perhaps not as brilliant like him but the duo keep the reader s interest in their detective adventures Partners in Crime is a collection of their detective adventures These are light and fun perhaps not so well executed as the mysteries in the Poirot series but engaging enough in their own right It was interesting to note that there were certain references made to other fictitious detectives including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot as the duo considered which detective s method they should apply to the case at hand This added a little humour and refreshment to the stories I did enjoy Tommy and Tuppence adventures Theiraiety and careless manner was uite a contrast to Christie s most beloved detective Hercule Poirot This is uite an achievement on the part of Agatha Christie She shows that she can create serious as well as light plots and she also shows that she can create brilliant detectives and detectives who are clever enough all the while securing the reader interest in her different work Over and over Christie has showed that she is a real master in detective fiction Loved all of Tommy and Tuppence s banter and the cleverly placed references to other famous sleuths of the Golden age of crime Some mysteries were definitely better than others but overall this collection was just a lot of fun to read A collection of short stories mimicking famous literary detectives even though some of them are practically unknown today even Sherlock Holmes and Christie s own Hercule Poirot Some of the stories are Ntuk mengasah otak mereka yang brilian dan memuaskan kehausan mereka akan petualangan petualangan yang penuh resiko Sebuah tawaran disodorkan Mereka mengambil ahli biro detektif swasta yang hampir bangkrut Kasus kasus aneh segera bermunculan lelaki.

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