Watch Hercule Poirot match his wits against 12 impossible cases in The Labours of Hercules, a short story collection by Agatha Christie.
Summary of the Book
Hercule Poirot is growing old. His grey cells aren’t decaying, but he knows that no man can escape the call of old age. Like the Hercules of legend, he decides to take on 12 self-imposed “labours”, 12 cases to test his mettle once and for all before he calls it quits. However, despite the little Belgian detective’s overwhelming confidence, has he finally aged so much that his grey cells have begun to fail him? Can he really solve these 12 mind-boggling cases? Will this modern day Hercules survive the effects of these labours, or will he fall short of his namesake? Find out in this suspense-filled book from Agatha Christie!
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie was an English novelist best known for her murder mystery novels. She created several best-selling storylines centred around timeless characters such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence and Parker Pyne. Some of her best known books are The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, And Then There Were None and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Series Reading Order
This is the 26th book in the Hercule Poirot series. As the Bard of Avon said, there is a tide in the affairs of men. In Taken At The Flood, it may yet lead Hercule Poirot to great misfortune.
Poirot does a Hercules!!
25 Feb, 2015
A good one
22 Oct, 2013