The Labours of Hercules

The Labours of Hercules

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Poirot undertakes to solve twelve final cases, providing they correspond with the labours of his namesake the Greek hero Hercules.

Poirot sets himself a challenge before he retires - to solve 12 cases which correspond with the labours of his classical Greek namesake...

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet - reasoned the detective - like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.

So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed 'Labours'. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

Publisher: London : Collins, 2008, c1947
ISBN: 9780007280513
0007280513
Branch Call Number: M CHR
Characteristics: 256 p. ;,19 cm

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Chintika
Jul 13, 2015

The short stories are not that mysterious ,but it's interesting how M.Poirot solves them. If someone has the interest of mysteries it would be a nice choice because it has many twists especially in the 4 chapter.Agatha christie is one of my favourite author.

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Eosos
Jul 03, 2014

I like the idea of the 12 mysteries that Poirot must solve and how they match up with the labours of Hercules. It is a fun concept.
The short stories are not on par with the full length books, missing depth and enough time to make the twists work.

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