Partners ​in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence 2.) 7 csillagozás

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance. Their first case is a success – the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow – a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates, But can they live up to their slogan of 'Any case solved in 24 hours'?

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1929

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HarperCollins, London, 2015
296 oldal · ISBN: 9780007590605
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HarperCollins, London, 2010
298 oldal · ASIN: B0046H95QI
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HarperCollins, London (United Kingdom), 2001
348 oldal · ISBN: 9780007111503

Kívánságlistára tette 2


Kiemelt értékelések

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rohanoazis P
Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

Mondjuk, legyen csak paródia – nyilván az is. Minden történet egy-egy akkor ismert detektív-figura paródiája – lenne, ha a történetek nem lennének egy-kettő kivételével roppant laposak. A Tommy-Tuppnce páros szellemes a maga módján, de lássuk be, ez a történet-sorozat bizony messze elmrad a nagy AC írásoktól.
Legyen az, hogy de legalább megismertem néhány korabeli, nyílván népszerű detektív figurát, akikről még nem hallottam.

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weknowhervalue
Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

Határozottan érezhetően másabb, mint Agatha könyvei úgy általában (gondolok itt például az N vagy M-re), inkább novelláskötetnek nevezném.
Nem mondanám hogy befurakodta magát a kedvenc AC könyveim közé, az elején kissé nehezebbnek is éreztem az olvasást de aztán szépen lassan faltam az oldalakat, mert mindettől függetlenül tetszett.
Még jobban megszerettette velem Tommy és Tuppence párosát, és alig várom hogy több könyvet olvashassak amiben ők vannak fókuszban.

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and_rea
Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

Tulajdonképpen egy novellás gyűjtemény, aminek van egy minimális kerettörténete, ez a titokzatos 16-os szám, amit az utolsó fejezetben oldanak meg.
Valahogy nem szeretem a Tommys-Tuppences könyveknek a stílusát, olyan szlengesen beszélnek, vagy én nem is tudom, de Poirot és miss Marple sokkal érthetőbb is számomra, és a történeteik is.
Azért még el fogom a többit is olvasni.

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Lisa_Sommers
Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

Túl rövidek a történetek, hogy igazi detektív históriáknak lehessen õket felfogni es hogy élvezhetõek legyenek. Tommy és Tuppence alakja aranyos, de sajna ez még így is az elsõ csalódás marad az írónõ eddig olvasott könyvei között.

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Viktoria_Agnes_Takacs P
Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

Regebben olvastam marezt a kotetet, nagyon bajos Tommy es Tuppence parosa. Az tetszett kulonosen ebben a konyvben, hogy bar maguk a tortenetek onalloak, kriminovellakkent is olvashatoak, a tortenetnek megis van egy kerete, ive, az egesz mogott meghuzodik a nagybetus bunugy. Az egyes tortenetekben is inkabb a konnyedseg, moka dominalt, nem hagyomanyos krimi kerult azasztalra.


Népszerű idézetek

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‘My dear fellow, my dear fellow,’ said Tuppence, and waved a heavily buttered muffin.
Tommy looked at her for a minute or two, then a broad grin spread over his face and he murmured. ‘We do have to be so very careful.’
‘That’s right,’ said Tuppence, delighted. ‘You guessed. I am the famous Dr Fortune and you are Superintendent Bell.’
‘Why are you being Reginald Fortune?’
‘Well, really because I feel like a lot of hot butter.’
‘That is the pleasant side of it,’ said Tommy. ‘But there is another. You will have to examine horribly smashed faces and very extra dead bodies a good deal.’

The Ambassador’s Boots

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‘You comprehend, my friend?’
‘Perfectly,’ said Tuppence. ‘You are the great Hercule Poirot.’
‘Exactly. No moustaches, but lots of grey cells.’
‘I’ve a feeling,’ said Tuppence, ‘that this particular adventure will be called the “Triumph of Hastings”.’
‘Never,’ said Tommy. ‘It isn’t done. Once the idiot friend, always the idiot friend. There’s an etiquette in these matters. By the way, mon ami, can you not part your hair in the middle instead of one side? The present effect is unsymmetrical and deplorable.’

The Man Who Was No. 16

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From the drawer beside him Tommy took out a formidable dark green eyeshade, covering both eyes. This he adjusted with some care. Then he drew a watch from his pocket.
‘I broke the glass this morning,’ he remarked. ‘That paved the way for its being the crystalless watch which my sensitive fingers touch so lightly.’
‘Be careful,’ said Tuppence. ‘You nearly had the short hand off then.’
‘Give me your hand,’ said Tommy. He held it, one finger feeling for the pulse. ‘Ah! the keyboard of silence. This woman has not got heart disease.’
‘I suppose,’ said Tuppence, ‘that you are Thornley Colton?’
‘Just so,’ said Tommy. ‘The blind Problemist. And you’re thingummybob, the black haired, apple-cheeked secretary –’
‘The bundle of baby clothes picked up on the banks of the river,’ finished Tuppence.
‘And Albert is the Fee, alias Shrimp.’
‘We must teach him to say, “Gee,”’ said Tuppence. ‘And his voice isn’t shrill. It’s dreadfully hoarse.’
‘Against the wall by the door,’ said Tommy, ‘you perceive the slim hollow cane which held in my sensitive hand tells me so much.’

Blindman’s Buff

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Tommy still wore his clerical disguise.
‘Hardly a Father Brown touch, that,’ he remarked gloomily. ‘And yet I’ve got just the right kind of umbrella.’
‘It wasn’t a Father Brown problem,’ said Tuppence. ‘One needs a certain atmosphere from the start. One must be doing something quite ordinary, and then bizarre things begin to happen. That’s the idea.’

The Man in the Mist

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‘We haven’t had an Edgar Wallace case yet.’
‘I’m afraid we never shall,’ said Tommy. ‘If you notice he never does give the amateur sleuth much of a chance. It is all stern Scotland Yard kind of stuff –the real thing and no base counterfeit.’
Albert, the office boy, appeared at the door. ‘Inspector Marriot to see you,’ he announced.
‘The mystery man of Scotland Yard,’ murmured Tommy.
‘The busiest of the Busies,’ said Tuppence. ‘Or is it “Noses”? I always get mixed between Busies and Noses.’

The Crackler

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‘Chop and fried potatoes, please, miss, and a large coffee, a roll and butter, and a plate of tongue for the lady.’
The waitress repeated the order in a scornful tone, but Tuppence leant forward suddenly and interrupted her.
‘No, not a chop and fried potatoes. This gentleman will have a cheesecake and a glass of milk.’
‘A cheesecake and a milk,’ said the waitress with even deeper scorn, if that were possible. Still thinking of something else, she drifted away again.
‘That was uncalled for,’ said Tommy coldly.
‘But I’m right, aren’t I? You are the Old Man in the Corner? Where’s your piece of string?’
Tommy drew a long twisted mesh of string from his pocket and proceeded to tie a couple of knots in it. ‘Complete to the smallest detail,’ he murmured.
‘You made a small mistake in ordering your meal, though.’
‘Women are so literal-minded,’ said Tommy. ‘If there’s one thing I hate it’s milk to drink, and cheese-cakes are always so yellow and bilious-looking.’
‘Be an artist,’ said Tuppence. ‘Watch me attack my cold tongue. Jolly good stuff, cold tongue. Now then, I’m all ready to be Miss Polly Burton. Tie a large knot and begin.’

The Sunningdale Mystery

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‘She’s perfectly lovely,’ said Tommy. ‘She’s like those girls Mason writes about – you know, frightfully sympathetic, and beautiful, and distinctly intelligent without being too saucy. I think, yes – I certainly think – I shall be the great Hanaud this morning.’
‘H’m,’ said Tuppence. ‘If there is one detective out of all the others whom you are most unlike – I should say it was Hanaud. Can you do the lightning changes of personality? Can you be the great comedian, the little gutter boy, the serious and sympathetic friend – all in five minutes?’
‘I know this,’ said Tommy, rapping sharply on the desk, ‘I am the Captain of the Ship – and don’t you forget it, Tuppence.

The House of Lurking Death

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‘Inspector French,’ said Tuppence.
‘Eh?’ said Tommy.
‘Inspector French, of course,’ said Tuppence. ‘He always does alibis. I know the exact procedure. We have to go over everything and check it. At first it will seem all right and then when we examine it more closely we shall find the flaw.’

The Unbreakable Alibi

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'She knows men,' said Tommy. 'Or do I say he knows men. It is so confusing when you assume the character of a male detective.'
'Oh my dear fellow, my dear fellow!'
'A little more action, Tuppence, and a little less repetition.'
'A classic phrase cannot be repeated too often,' said Tuppence with dignity.
'Have a muffin,' said Tommy kindly.
'Not at eleven o'clock in the morning, thank you. Silly case, this. Boots – you know. Why boots?'
'Well,' said Tommy. 'Why not?'
'It doesn't fit. Boots.' She shook her head. 'All wrong. Who wants other people's boots? The whole thing's mad.'

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‘You are getting ready to be Roger Sheringham, I see,’ said Tommy. ‘If you will allow me to make a criticism, you talk quite as much as he does, but not nearly so well.’
‘On the contrary,’ said Tuppence. ‘There is a feminine subtlety about my conversation, a je ne sais quoi that no gross male could ever attain to. I have, moreover, powers unknown to my prototype –do I mean prototype? Words are such uncertain things, they so often sound well, but mean the opposite of what one thinks they do.’

The Clergyman’s Daughter


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