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People/Characters: Tommy Beresford

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Agatha Christie's Detectives: Five Complete Novels (The Murder At The Vicarage, Dead Man's Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M?) by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime [2015 TV Series] by Edward Hall
By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
By the Pricking of My Thumbs [and] The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Clues to Christie: The Definitive Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries by Agatha Christie
The Modern Scholar: Detective Fiction: From Victorian Sleuths to the Present by M. Lee Alexander
Murder by the Box: N or M?, The Secret of Chimneys, Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective, The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
N or M? by Agatha Christie
N or M? [and] A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
Quintuplet #09 by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Sparkling Cyanide [and] Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
Thirteen for Luck by Agatha Christie
The World of Agatha Christie: The Facts and Fiction Behind the World's Greatest Crime Writer by Martin Fido

Character description

Tommy and Tuppence are two fictional detectives, recurring characters in the work of Agatha Christie. Their full names are Thomas Beresford and his wife Prudence (née Cowley). They started out their career as accidental blackmailers (in a search of adventure and money), but the detecting life soon proved more profitable and much more exciting.

Tuppence appears as a charismatic, impulsive, and intuitive person while Tommy is less imaginative and less likely to be diverted from the truth which is why they are shown to make a good team. It is in this first book The Secret Adversary that they meet up after the World War I, and come to realise that, although they have been friends for most of their lives, they have now fallen in love with each other.

Unlike many other recurring detective characters, including the better known Christie detectives, Tommy and Tuppence aged in time with the real world, from their early twenties to their seventies. The stories and settings have a more pronounced period-specific flavour than the stories featuring the better known Christie characters.

Tommy and Tuppence in Wikipedia

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