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  • The Labours of Hercules
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
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Free read The Labours of Hercules Agatha Christie ✓ 5 Summary characters ç The Labours of Hercules å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero Yet reasoned the detective like Hercules he had been responsi. So rather than reviewing the book as a whole I thought I would say a few words about each of The Labours and then give an overall rating So taking the average we get 367 so 4 stars it is An enjoyable book with some good stories and some average onesThe Nemean Lion 4 starsAn enjoyable short story in which Poirot investigates the theft of a Pekinese dog The Lernean Hydra 3 starsA fun but obvious story in which Poirot delves into rumours and gossip against a local GPThe Arcadian Deer 35 starsAn interestinting tale whereby Poirot races all over Europe to discover the whereabouts of a Ladies maid for a garage mechanicThe Erymanthian Boar 4 starsOn holiday Poirot is cajoled into investigating the disappearance of a ruthless killer called Marrascaud and is trapped on a mountainThe Augean Stables 4 starsPoirot is called in by the Government to clear the name of the retired Prime MinisterThe Stymphalean Birds 4 starsOn holiday Poirot is called upon to help out an Englishman involved in family issues murder The Cretan Bull 4 starsPoirot is called upon to convince a man he isn t mad despite all evidence to the contraryThe Horses of Diomedes 35 starsAn adventure in which Poirot is called in by a young Doctor friend to help one of General Grant s four daughtersThe Girdle of Hyppolita 35 starsWhilst on the continent investigating an art theft Poirot is asked to lend a hand with a missing British schoolgirl that somehow disembarks a train that hadn t stoppedThe Flock of Geryon 4 starsIn this short story we see the return of the redoubtable Miss Carnaby to assist M Poirot in the investigation into a dodgy religious sect that supposedly conned wealthy elderly womenThe Apples of Hesperides 3 starsAn ok story in which Poirot tracks down a stolen Goblet not much to sayThe Capture of Cerberus 4 starsAnd the final story sees the return of the Countess Rossakoff and an investigation into drugs and jewel robberies Popinjay Stairs young Doctor friend to help one of General Grant s four daughtersThe Girdle of Hyppolita 35 starsWhilst on the continent investigating an art theft Poirot is asked to lend a hand with a missing British schoolgirl that somehow disembarks a train that hadn t stoppedThe Flock of Geryon 4 starsIn this short story we see the return of the redoubtable Miss Carnaby to assist M Poirot in the investigation into a dodgy religious sect that supposedly conned wealthy elderly womenThe Apples of Hesperides 3 starsAn ok story in which Poirot tracks down a stolen Goblet not much to sayThe Capture of Cerberus 4 starsAnd the final story sees the return of the Countess Rossakoff and an investigation into drugs and jewel robberies

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Free read The Labours of Hercules Agatha Christie ✓ 5 Summary characters ç The Labours of Hercules å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ind to accept just twelve cases his self imposed 'Labours' Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deductio. Interesting collection of twelve stories inspired from the twelve tasks of Hercules For a change Poirot finds his match and regrets not having read the classics In this collection we find Poirot s fascination for his great love I really like the ending of the last story Humming a little tune he went out of the door His step was light almost sprightly Miss Lemon stared after him Her filing system was forgotten All her feminine instincts were aroused Good gracious she murmured I wonder really at his age Surely not This collection also has a previously unpublished version of the story The Capture of Cerberus which was not published because of references to Hitler Agatha wrote a different version which was then included in the collection

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Free read The Labours of Hercules Agatha Christie ✓ 5 Summary characters ç The Labours of Hercules å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ble for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monstersSo in the period leading up to his retirement Poirot made up his m. THE LABOURS OF HERCULES is a mixture of mystery adventure and an unexpected literary conceit Agatha Christie transforms the ancient Greek mythology of the twelve labours of Hercules into a modern mythology and of the twelve labours of Hercules Poirot And the result is uite charmingThe book consists of a short preface and twelve stories It was an absolutely delightful collection of short stories I thought connecting them to the Twelve Labours of Hercules was ingenious Much of its charm comes from the clever manner in which Christie juxtaposes the physical strength of the ancient Hercules with the mental power of the modern Hercules Poirot and the witty way in which she transforms the ancient stories into a 20th Century setting The Lernean Hydra becomes malicious gossip The Augean Stables concerns a dirty political scandal and so on The stories were exceptionally well thought out and written with tremendous humour Naturally some stories are better than others some worked very well for me others a bit less The Nemean Lion which finds a wily lapdog at the center of a dognapping gang and The Girdle of Hyppolita which concerns a missing art treasure And from a mystery point of view these are very likely the best of the twelve stories for on this occasion Christie is much less concerned with creating a head spinning plot than she is in having fun But each of the stories has its own charms with the concluding The Capture of Cerebus among my favoritesI d recommend this book to those who haven t read many mysteries and are curious to see what they re about