6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Time for a re-evaluation,
This review is from: N or M? (Tommy & Tuppence Chronology) (Paperback)
The Tommy and Tuppence novels are often neglected. This, the best of them, makes a compelling case for why they should not be. It also presents an Agatha Christie who responds very directly to her time and era, and leaves us in a valuable social record. If you want to feel the nature of the British middle-class fear/hysteria/paranoia about traitors in 1940 (by August 1940 1600 British citizens had been imprisoned without trial on suspicion of Fascist symapthies) read this book. Consider what Agatha Christie is prepared to suspect of some of the very authority figures which her pre (and post) war books usually so revered.
Anyone who thinks Christie just writes clever puzzles (though of course there is a fairly clever puzzle here) should read this book.