Book Reviews of The Labours of Hercules (Hercule Poirot, Bk 26)

The Labours of Hercules (Hercule Poirot, Bk 26)
The Labours of Hercules - Hercule Poirot, Bk 26
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780440146209
ISBN-10: 0440146208
Publication Date: 2/1982
Pages: 255
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Great book! Poirot decides he wants to retire, but not before he takes on twelve exemplary cases that mirror the labors of Hercules.
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I love all of Agatha Christie's books. I have quite a few of them.
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Once again Christie makes her egotistic, eccentric detective very interesting.
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These are twelve quickie seemingly innocuous Poirot stories. Near retirement, Poirot takes on these unusual cases: for him at least. Few begin with murder; some have none. A kidnapped dog, a young girl disappears from a train, a swindler organizes a pseudo church, etc.: each case symbolic of one of Hercules labors from mythology. Easy to read, short on investigation, all relying on Poirots extraordinary power of insight. A good book for the waiting room.
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One of Agatha Christie's greatest, featuring Detective Hercule Poirot... he was about to take his final bow, but little did he know that when he accepted the task of finding a lost Pekinese, he would soon be in a terror that would lead him from the peaceful parks of London to the perverse depths of a human hell ~ and to the one figure of evil whom even he could not defeat!
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Poirot was ready to take his final bow--if only he could cap his career by finding a fitting challenge to his matchless genius. Little did he dream, however, that when he accepted the task of finding a lost Pekingese he was beginning a series of twelve tests by terror that would lead him from the peaceful parks of London to the perverse depths of a human hell-- and to the one figure of evil whom even Poirot could not defeat.
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All Christie books are good, and while my preference is for Miss Marple, Poirot in this book excels.
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It had been a few years since I had read much Christie. It was fun to get requainted with the detective. They were also short stories I was not familiar with. the stories are based around the theme of Hercules' labors, so it is not just a miscellanous collection of stories.