Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie

Mystery Book Club

Partners in Crime Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. What do you think about the beginning of the book in which Tuppence longs for adventure?
  3. Both main characters names start with a T, is this confusing?
  4. Do you like Tommy?
  5. Do you like Tuppence?
  6. This book was first published in 1929, does it feel dated?
  7. Does running a detective agency seem like an adventure?
  8. Is reading detective novels a proper way to learn the detective trade?
  9. What do you think of their missing persons case of the young lady from the hat shop?
  10. Did you expect a setup between Tuppence and Janet, the missing young lady?
  11. Is 24 hour detective service a good idea?
  12. Was the missing pearl case an interesting one?
  13. Does the double cross of the sinister stranger seem like a good idea?
  14. Would this book be better if you knew all of the detective stories that are referenced?
  15. The first murder case they investigate is at an underground club and the victim whispers the name of a killer, what do you think?
  16. What do you think of their second missing person case when they are searching for Hermione?
  17. Are Tommy and Tuppence better at the amateur crimes as he suggests?
  18. Was the counterfeiting case an interesting one?
  19. What do you think of the murder on the golf course?
  20. Was the Ricin poisoning an interesting case?
  21. Is the alibi case an interesting one because twins?
  22. Were you surprised that Red House is a treasure hunt and not a ghost story?
  23. Did cocaine smuggling seem like an odd case?
  24. What do you think of Christie referencing Poirot as a classic detective?
  25. What did you think of the final case, the spy case?
  26. Was this book or a series of short stories?
  27. Did you like the book?
  28. Would you read more in the series?

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