The Affair of the Pink Pearl

Short Story

First published: 1929

Tommy & Tuppence


The Affair of the Pink Pearl

Tommy and Tuppence try to recover a pearl stolen at a party. From Partners in Crime.

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Tommy and Tuppence are approached by a distraught Beatrice Kingston-Bruce and her mother - a precious pink pearl has been stolen from their houseguest, Lady Laura Barton. Tommy investigates, in the guise of Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke, the great medico-legal detective created by R Austin Freeman (1862-1943) – who just happens to possess an incomparable intellect, a vast knowledge on a number of subjects, and dashing good looks.

This story was published by Collins in the collection Partners in Crime in 1929. It was also the first episode of the series Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime (1983), starring Francesca Annis and James Warwick.

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