Before retirement, Poirot takes on the twelve labours of his namesake, each one a new mystery to be solved across Europe. This collection includes 12 short. The Labors of Hercules: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) [ Agatha Christie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like The . The Labors of Hercules (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) [Agatha Christie ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Exactly as shown.

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It was like something out of a classical “quest” story, but of course, that theme ran all throughout this episode.

Add the first question. Differences in how Poirot interacts with the Countes: Of course it doesn’t help that the man was not really in love with his wife and had fallen for his assistant.

Anonymous 15 November at On the way up, his ticket is checked by a conductor who passes him a hurriedly scribbled note that is from Lementeuil, the Swiss Commissaire of Police. Anonymous 27 August at agatga Binky 2 April at On the face of it, Poirot and Hercules are vastly different, both in character and appearance and after immersing himself in classical lore, Poirot decides he is definitely albors, as he looks at himself in the mirror he thinks:.

The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie: a Book Review

Poirot sees the herculds flask and finds it full of white powder. Sorry, that person’s shelf is private. Direction, production design, locations, soundtrack Andy Wilson’s direction is perfection itself in this episode. There are few stories here that deal with a murder and most involve a lost object or getting to the bottom of a particular issue or problem.


May I ask you something? A very intelligent solution but not my absolute favourite from this collection. Evil Under the Sun Agatha Christie: Yes, some of the characters are caricature.

To crown the performance, we have Poirot’s matchmaking trait at agztha end, reminiscent of several previous episodes. Death on the Nile Agatha Christie: The Capture of Cerberus – 4 stars Yes, ending this collection on a high! However, Alice does find crhistie individual called Paul Varesco fascinating. If she had acted all horrified about Marrascaud, and made it clear that thief or not, she doesn’t condone murder, and disowned Alice, and been happy about Poirot’s role in bringing Marrascaud down, wouldn’t it have gone very differently between them in the end?

The true culprits are Mrs Rice and her daughter. The Flock of Geryon — in the legend Hercules kills the monster, Geryon, to gain control of the flock.

The Lernaean Hydra 4. During the dinner scene, I thought the Countess, in being dismissive of Mr.

The Arcadian Deer 3 stars -This one was weird to me. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrapthe longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

This story includes the character of Countess Rossakoff, a subtly hinted love interest for Poirot. That policewoman rather obviously telegraphs the signal to the entire party. The Nemean Lion 5 stars -This one tickled my funny bone a lot. This one is a special favourite.

The Labours of Hercules – Wikipedia

It features Hdrcules detective Hercule Poirotand gives an account of twelve cases with which he intends to close his career as a private detective. Only a Poirot completist like me would finish 26, based on either you choose a forced or clever premise: A new story under the same title first appeared in the Collins first edition. The former is not in character for the Countess And I can’t believe that, in a society where gender roles were still pretty rigid, a civilian, upper-class couple would ALLOW their daughter to be used as bait like that.


His aim, of sorts, is redemption. But who is in charge of this racket? And they still have the hearts of lions. Poirot investigates the kidnapping of a Pekingese dog you read that correctly. The beautiful Countess Vera Rossakoff here — in London!

“Poirot” The Labours of Hercules (TV Episode ) – IMDb

Lutz might be working on Katrina in order to have her money assuming she has some, since she’s a world famous ballerina. Maybe it’s that amusing mock-epic Hercules comparison idea, if not the performance of that idea.

Therefore, it was somewhere where “ordinary material values did not apply”. Poirot uses a river of scandal to divert attention from a more serious scandal that threatens the British Prime Minister. As a bonus for me, I got to read this in the pictured volume–one of my little pocket-size editions. Christis questioning Hugh, Poirot hears of his dreams which always seem to include elements of hydrophobia. Stoddart’s concern is for Sheila Grant, whom he met at a hunt ball in the country.

She based at least two of her stories on the hall: Wish he had adapted The Big Four.