Best to Worse

Having just bougt all but one of the Tommy and Tuppence books from the Hye on Wye book festival, I am curios as to which people find the best. So stating from the best in your opinion to the worst please list them like this:

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  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭

    1. Partners in Crime

    2. N or M

    3. The Secret Adversary

    4. Postern of Fate

    5. By The Pricking of My Thumbs

    It is actually hard to say which is the best out of the top 2 and hard saying which is least good out of the bottom two but when I was scoring I gave POF 10 and BTPOMT 6 but now am not sure, I don't usually count Partners in Crime when thinking about a list like this, to me it should go in the Book of short stories category like The Labours of Hercules and The Thirteen Problems

  • Christopher_WrenChristopher_Wren Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ✭✭✭
    1. N or M (In my opinionn entertaining, but still Christie's worst book from the fourties)
    2. Partners in Crime (entertaining)
    3. The Secret Adversary (Ove rthe top, but with some fun parts)
    4. By the pricking of my thumbs (excellent solution after a boring book. It's a pity, that she didn't write it ten or more years earlier)
    5. Postenr of Fate (Terrible)
  • FrankFrank Queensland, Australia ✭✭✭

    1. Partners in Crime

    2. N or M

    3. The Secret Adversary

    4. By The Pricking of My Thumbs

    5. Postern of Fate

  • TeddyBgTeddyBg Bulgaria Investigator
    I have to re-read "The Secret Adversary", but from the other four:

    1. Partners in Crime

    2. N or M

    3. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (some parts are very boring, other - interesting, the important thing - i'm happy with the ending)

    4. Postern of Fate - absolutely awful, maybe my least fav book after "Passenger to Frankfurt". Promising beginning, but then nothing. Nothing happens, no clues, the murderer appears from nowhere and is revealed from nowhere. Really can't get this book.

    We shall not hunt together again, my friend. Our first hunt was here — and our last ... They were good days. Yes, they have been good days...

  • TeddyBgTeddyBg Bulgaria Investigator
    I've just finished "The Secret Adversary", and I totally enjoy it. So I think it will go to...

    1. The Secret Adversary

    2. Partners in Crime

    3. N or M?

    4. By the Pricking of my Thumbs

    5. Postern of Fate

    We shall not hunt together again, my friend. Our first hunt was here — and our last ... They were good days. Yes, they have been good days...

  • 1. N or M

    2. The Secret Adversary

    3. Partners in Crime

    4. By the Pricking of my Thumbs

    5. Postern of Fate

  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ✭✭✭✭
    1. The Secret Adversary- I just love this book. It fits my image of T &T so perfectly
    2. N ou M - amazing! It could be the first. Another fantastic adventure of them.
    3. Partners in Crime
    4. By the Pricking of my Thumbs- great moments, but not so good as the others
    5. Postern of Fate- weak
  • youngmrquinyoungmrquin Buenos Aires, Argentina ✭✭✭
    1. N or M? This is the first book I read by AC in English and I loved it. It's right in the middle between the thrillers from the '20s and the classic who-dunnit detective story.

    2. The Secret Adversary.This is and absolute rollercoaster if fun from the beginning to end, altough it's a bit over the top and from the middle of the book and on the number of villains gets reduced.

    3. By the Pricking of my thumbs. In a close tie with the previous one in terms of my taste but in the other end in terms of type of book. This is a classic detective story with AC's gothic and usually criticised tone of the '60s. The plot begins in a rather dark mood and as soon as Tuppence dives into the past, it spirals on and on into an even darker territory. From the thematic point of view, this book deals with one of the creepiest topics AC deals with, and the villain is really scary.

    4. Partners in Crime. Enjoyable read, but the fact that the stories deal a lot with not so well-known detectives today, as a reader maybe you don't see the fun in the dialogues.

    5. Postern of Fate. I never got what was it about and didn't add anything to the T&T mythology. It's also frustrating the fact that there were some changes in their lives from previous books and they are not mentioned.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    I like the fact Partners in Crime Features less well-known Sleuths it tantalizes you and gives you ideas of what to but if possible, I found N or M more of a Rollercoaster ride than The Secret Adversary but I do enjoy it. I found By The Pricking of My Thumbs better 2nd Time around and also a Rollercoaster although It has a week finish. I am re-reading Postern of Fate now and enjoying it.I don't quite understand what you mean when you say there were some changes in their lives from previous Books I love the way Tommy and Tuppence find their Adventures in such brilliant ways, I wish Agatha Christie had written more books with them in, It couldhave been possible without people getting bored of them like It is possible to be with Poirot IMHO.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    I didn't write that very well did I, sorry, I get excited when Writing about Most things Christie.

    I like Partners in  Crime because I like the fact it features less well-known Sleuths, it tantalizes you and gives Ideas of what to read if Possible, if the Authors ar out of print it is a good use for kindles. I found N or M really exciting and more fun than the other 3 Novels, I recently read By The Pricking of My Thumbs fpr the 2nd time, I mostly loved it but found it started to get boring after Tommy met The Widow but I would still re-read it and liked itmore than last time. I am re-reading Postern of Fate now and am really enjoing it, I love the exciting way The Beresfords came across their "Problems, I think if there had been a couple more people would not have got bored of hem which I can sometimes do with Poirot.

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