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In the stories featuring Tommy and Tuppence the couple are avid readers and own many books.

Partners in Crime

In the short story collection Partners in Crime many of the books are kept at the offices of The International Detective Agency. The books inspire the pair in their detective work.

  • The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Man With the Clubfoot by Valentine Williams

Postern of Fate

In the novel Postern of Fate Tommy and Tuppence move into The Laurels. They spend a long time unboxing all their books and find books left by previous owners.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Amulet (possibly The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit)
  • Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Count Hannibal by Stanley J. Weyman
  • The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs Molesworth
  • The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Daisy Chain by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Four Winds Farm by Mrs Molesworth
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The New Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
  • The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  • The Psamayad (probably a reference to a novel by E. Nesbit)
  • The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  • The Tapestry Room by Mrs Molesworth
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Under the Red Robe by Stanley J. Weyman
  • Unknown History by Charlotte Mary Yonge
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