The First Tommy & Tuppence Novel: 1920s - 1930s.
Like most young people after the War, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are flat broke and out of work. Restless for excitement, they embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd, "willing to do anything, go anywhere".
But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, finds them on the track of a political time-bomb - a top secret document which mysteriously disappeared after the sinking of the "Lusitania". Under the deadly eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined . . .
Agatha Christie's first Tommy & Tuppence book is a thrill-packed novel of international intrigue and murder with all the Christie hallmarks of suspense and ingenuity.