So I take it this is Christie’s second novel and her first attempt at writing an espionage-based plot, and great googly moogly, am I ever so glad she stuck mainly with murder mysteries after this. Don’t get me wrong! I really enjoyed The Secret Adversary. Tommy and Tuppence are a hoot! I loved their constant back-and-forth banter. But Christie’s ability to craft intricate, meticulously detailed murder plots doesn’t translate at all to spy adventures. The book strongly reminded me of one of my favorite Bill Murray movies, The Man Who Knew Too Little, only Tommy and Tuppence know they aren’t LARPing. It’s basically Espionage for Dummies, and it’s hilarious.
(Read for Halloween Bingo International Woman of Mystery Square)