Tommy and Tuppence are incredibly full of energy, two characters that are fresh and well conceived. They balance each other perfectly, creating a couple with brilliant ideas, witty remarks and enormous courage.
Julius is equally brilliant in his bluntness, an American millionaire prone to immediate action.
A spy-story that captured me completely and I look forward to read another story from Tommy and Tuppence.
Tommy and Tuppence are particularly entertaining; true, this story is dated, and so is the attitude of its characters - but it still is a really entertaining read.
Sarà che sono di parte perchè io adoro i due protagonisti, ma ho letto due volte il romanzo e mi è piaciuto moltissimo!mi dispiace che Agatha abbia scritto poco con protagonisti Tommy e Tuppence, hanno quella freschezza e quell'ingenuità che rendono piacevolissima la lettura. peraltro, nonostante io non ami le spys story, questa è molto leggera e ben scritta!...Continua
International intrigue, kidnappings, missing documents and constant deceiving... the plot of this fast-paced novel is as witty and compelling as the main characters, steadfast Tommy, no-nonsense Tuppence and the rich and extravagant Julius (who, if this were a movie, would be chewing scenery left and right). While the fear of a labour strike paving the way to a Socialist revolution in Great Britain might seems a bit silly nowadays, it was perceived as a serious threat at the time, and Christie plays every trope of the genre for all it's worth....Continua