The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on April 30, 2018 (currently still free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)
Overall rating 3.83 with 30,015 ratings and 2,179 reviews
A Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Series: Tommy & Tuppence #1
on May 12, 2012
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook, Barnes & Noble
Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme – Young Adventurers Ltd.
Their advertisement says they are ‘willing to do anything, go anywhere’. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined…
This Agatha Christie mystery has 790 editions on Goodreads! I actually own two of them. The story is set in the early 1900s in England. A young man and woman are in London seeking jobs and to begin their lives. They decide to advertise as young adventurers. You could think of it as a really early version of the Equalizer maybe.
Agatha Christie is a master for a reason. Her stories are engaging with well drawn characters, no matter how briefly they cross the page, and a fascinating puzzle to twist around to the end. There is real danger to the young couple with clever opponents. A Secret Adversary is a quick, pleasurable read; I’m sure I’ll read this classic again someday.
COYER Mini-Challenge July 5-22
Read any freebies and write a review, then link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, Facebook or wherever) below. The person with the most links will win a $10 Amazon Gift card. If it is a tie, I’ll use a random number program to pick between them.
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading . Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. This does not include ARCS- Advance Review Copies or library books. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
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