The Labours of Hercules - Agatha Christie Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007120753 / Author: Agatha Christie / Genre: Crime / Thriller / The new-look series of Hercule Poirot books for the 21st century. ... more
The Labours of Hercules - Agatha Christie ... 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.
Newest Review: ... not be sufficient, Christie has also, in a few of the narratives, almost gone with the literal re-workings. "The Apples ... more
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by - written on 12/05/09 (Very useful, 529 readings)
Determined, once more, to retire to grow vegetable marrows, Hercule Poirot saw no reason to believe that he should re-consider. After all, he told himself, he was at the very pinnacle of his career and, therefore, what better time to retire than then? Yet a chance remark by an acquitance of his, one Dr Burton, relating to Poirot's first name, set that detective wondering. Stating first of all the absurdities of Poirot being named after the classical Greek figure of the same name, Burton went on to declare "yours are not the labours of Hercules", a reference to the twelve tasks which the ancient demi - god was assigned. His interest awakened, Poirot made the ... Read the complete review
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