The Secret Adversary
UK
John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, Jan. 1922
The Times (weekly edition), Aug.-Dec. 1921
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1922

Plot

Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme --- Young Adventurers Ltd.
Their advertisement says they are 'willing to do anything, go anywhere'. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined ...

Contents

Prologue
1. The Young Adventures, Ltd.
2. Mr Whittington's Offer
3. A Setback
4. Who is Jane Finn?
5. Mr Julius P.Hersheimmer
6. A Plan of Campaign
7. The House in Soho
8. The Adventures of Tommy
9. Tuppence Enters Domestic Service
10. Enter Sir James Peel Edgerton
11. Julius Tells a Story
12. A Friend in Need
13. The Vigil
14. A Consultation
15. Tuppence Receives of Tommy
16. Further Adventures of Tommy
17. Annette
18. The Telegram
19. Jane Finn
20. Too Late
21. Tommy Makes a Discovery
22. In Downing Street
23. A Race Against Time
24. Julius Takes a Hand
25. Jane's Story
26. Mr Brown
27. A Supper Party at the Savoy
28. And After

Characters

Tommy (Thomas) Beresford, Tuppence (Prudence) Cowley, Edward Whittington, Jane Finn, Julius P. Hersheimmer, Mrs. Marguerite "Rita" Vandemeyer, Sir James Peel Edgerton, Boris "Count Stepanov" Ivanovitch, Mr. A. Carter, Annette, Conrad

Dr. Adams, Annie, Edith, Westway, Sister Westhaven, Archdeacon Cowley, Mr. Edgar Keith, Mrs. Eleanor Jane Keith, Clymes, Kramenin, Ivan Grieber, Sister Greenbank, Madame Colombier, Insp. James Japp, George, Miss Dufferin, Danvers, Hiram Hersheimmer, Albert, Amos Finn, Felix, Brown, Flossie, Sir William Beresford, Dr. Hall, Mr. Potter, Sister Bond, Marjorie Sadie, Gladys Mary, Peter B. Rysdale, Mabel Lewis, Dr. Roylance, Mrs. Sweeny, Jane

Films & TV

Die Abenteuer G.m.b.H., Germany, 1929
film list
The Secret Adversary, LWT/UK, 1983
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
The Secret Adversary, BBC/UK, 2015
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