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Агата Кристи
Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s complete Tommy and Tuppence short story collection, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance.After their triumphant recovery of a pink pearl, intriguing cases kept on coming their way: a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates.

AGATHA CHRISTIE

Partners in Crime

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Published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF

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First published in Great Britain by Collins 1929

Copyright © 1929 Agatha Christie Ltd

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Agatha Christie asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work

A catalogue copy of this book is available from the British Library.

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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Source ISBN: 9780007111503

Ebook Edition © NOVEMBER 2010 ISBN: 9780007422678

Version: 2017-04-17

Contents

Cover (#u707aae26-b0e3-5d31-8407-9b38f9d4984b)

Title Page (#u1f15b33c-22ac-58e2-ae49-40f34554523d)

Copyright (#u89e23fed-5da4-5374-ba3f-634e5774fe64)

1. A Fairy in the Flat (#ueefdadb4-e483-50e3-a716-a908bbc7ca0e)

2. A Pot of Tea (#u8226f308-85c7-5339-b8c5-f1ef6bc272fd)

3. The Affair of the Pink Pearl (#uff8e839c-a1db-5ce6-9330-9f2c08fd7ea2)

4. The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger (#u4bedd5dd-4f18-52a6-ab06-7f69b50960d8)

5. Finessing the King (#u44d44c39-f2ba-5b3b-870c-b0acd811fb00)

6. The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper (#litres_trial_promo)

7. The Case of the Missing Lady (#litres_trial_promo)

8. Blindman’s Buff (#litres_trial_promo)

9. The Man in the Mist (#litres_trial_promo)

10. The Crackler (#litres_trial_promo)

11. The Sunningdale Mystery (#litres_trial_promo)

12. The House of Lurking Death (#litres_trial_promo)

13. The Unbreakable Alibi (#litres_trial_promo)

14. The Clergyman’s Daughter (#litres_trial_promo)

15. The Red House (#litres_trial_promo)

16. The Ambassador’s Boots (#litres_trial_promo)

17. The Man Who Was No. 16 (#litres_trial_promo)

Keep Reading (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

Also by the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 1 (#ulink_03d3adbe-5887-59ac-ab66-9451806a5566)

A Fairy in the Flat (#ulink_03d3adbe-5887-59ac-ab66-9451806a5566)

Mrs Thomas Beresford shifted her position on the divan and looked gloomily out of the window of the flat. The prospect was not an extended one, consisting solely of a small block of flats on the other side of the road. Mrs Beresford sighed and then yawned.

‘I wish,’ she said, ‘something would happen.’

Her husband looked up reprovingly.

‘Be careful, Tuppence, this craving for vulgar sensation alarms me.’

Tuppence sighed and closed her eyes dreamily.
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