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eBook The Labours of Hercules (Agatha Christie Collection) ePub
Author: Agatha Christie
Language: English
ISBN: 0002314541
ISBN13: 978-0002314541
Publisher: Fontana; New Ed edition (1976)
Pages: 288
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 206
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ePub file: 1632 kb
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The Labours of Hercules is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1947 and in the UK by Collins Crime Club in September of the same year

The Labours of Hercules is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1947 and in the UK by Collins Crime Club in September of the same year.

Christie Agatha His secretary, Miss Lemon, had been detailed to collect information on the subject of Hercules and to place same before him. Without interest (hers not the type to wonder wh. .

THE LABOURS OF HERCULES Agatha Christie To Edmund Cork, of whose labours on behalf of Hercule Poirot I am deeply appreciative this book is affectionately dedicated. FOREWORD Hercule Poirot's flat was essentially modern in its furnishings. It gleamed with chromium. His secretary, Miss Lemon, had been detailed to collect information on the subject of Hercules and to place same before him. Without interest (hers not the type to wonder why!) but with perfect efficiency, Miss Lemon had fulfilled her task.

38 The Labors of Hercules. The Agatha Christie Collection. He was born in Agatha Christie’s fertile brain-a refugee from the German invasion of Belgium that brought Britain into World War I, the Great War of 1914–18. 40 The Lernean Hydra. Those who could flee the German onslaught did, and as a ranking policeman in the city of Brussels, Poirot might well have been taken up and put in prison.

Read some episodes from Agatha Christie's biography and summarize the most interesting and important points . Pre-reading activities: 1. You’re going to read a series of stories entitled The Labours of Hercules with the main character Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective

Read some episodes from Agatha Christie's biography and summarize the most interesting and important points in English. You’re going to read a series of stories entitled The Labours of Hercules with the main character Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective. Why did Agatha Christie choose such a title for the series? 2. Do you remember any ancient myths and their heroes? Read the Foreword (. 1-12).

The labours of Hercules. by. Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976. Books for People with Print Disabilities. First published: 1947. Before retirement, Poirot takes on the twelve labours of his namesake, each one a new mystery to be solved across Europe. Collection contains 12 stories. A Hercule Poirot collection. The Labours of Hercules. This collection includes 12 short stories.

Серия: The Agatha Christie Collection. In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly. 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. In appearance Hercule Poirot hardl.21.

The Labors of Hercules Christie Agatha HarperCollins USA 9780062073983 Кристи Агата .

The Labors of Hercules Christie Agatha HarperCollins USA 9780062073983 Кристи Агата: Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating coll.

Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are . Twelve little masterpieces of detection. Poirot and Agatha Christie at their inimitable best. Sunday Express (London)).

Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are dangerous. 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 makes up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed Labors.

Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. Her works contain several regular characters with whom the public became familiar, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin.

Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are dangerous, demanding, and positively ingenious.

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 makes up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed “Labors.” Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

Humin
Both of Christie's famous detectives were elderly when she created them (Poirot in 1920; Miss Marple in 1930) but as their creator aged herself, they REALLY got old. No one appreciates the pains and pleasures of old age until they live through it. I first read all of Christie's books as a young woman and now (as an old woman) I enjoy them in a different light. This one was published in 1963 and it shows neither the author nor her detective at their best. Old Poirot has (sadly) begun to drone on a bit. And yet, one of my favorite's (AT BERTRAM'S HOTEL) appeared in 1965. It featured Miss Marple. Do women age more gracefully (or less boringly) then men?

For all that, it's still an enjoyable read and a clever story with some fine characters, a great deal of sly humor, and a satisfactory romance. A pretty young typist is sent to a London house and finds a body. She runs screaming from the house into the arms of young scientist-turned-spy Colin Lamb. Lamb is intrigued both by the young woman and the absurdity of a dead man being found in the tidy home of an elderly, blind school teacher. And so he takes the strange story to his friend Hercule Poirot, hoping that having a puzzle to chew on will cheer up the pitiful old man.

Before the tale is told, there are two more bodies (Christie never skimped on bodies!) and it's old Poirot who unravels the tangled story. It's not Christie's best and some of the coincidences are tough to swallow. The introduction of the nosy little girl and her evidence is charming, but not very believable. But if you want reality, watch "Cops." If you want a puzzle with lots of clues and red herrings, this is worth a read.
Winasana
This is nothing like vintage Christie. Poirot plays a walk-on role. Dame Agatha seems a bit the worse for wear; the years have taken their toll. Never mind. If you one of the very many who feels better for having read yet another of the long list of works she created throughout a long and productive life, you will enjoy this one. A dead body is found by a young woman called to the house in which the crime takes place by an assignment as a temporary secretary from the Agency for which she works. Later, another young woman from the same agency is murdered in the vicinity. A police inspector is in charge of the investigation, with his friend, a counter-spy, tagging along since he met the first young woman who came screaming out of the house. For the counter-espionage agent it is love at first sight. As the investigation runs headlong into a stone wall, the young agent visits with his friend, Hercule Poirot, who is idle and fretting over it. While we watch, the investigators gather evidence, the romance gathers steam, and Poirot digests the information given him. We stand in the wings as neighbors are interrogated by the police or softly questioned by the young agent. They are a diverse lot, as are the others who are dropped into the search for the killer.
As indicated, despite the relative lack of complexity in plotting, and off-stage presence of Poirot, I enjoyed every part of the book.The Inspector is no fool nor brute, The young man personable, ah, the young woman is a mystery, what will we learn about her. Poirot is off in his London apartment, upset by the renovation of the building in which he has an apartment, happy to activate his little grey cells on the mystery brought him by his friend, the young agent.
I enjoyed the book more than most of the (often quite good) current mysteries I read. Dame Agatha is a friend of long standing and I am entertained by whatever she cared to share with us, her readers.
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Certainly I like the way Agatha Christie puts her stories together. Her plots are truly surprising. I love the titles of these chapters. The subjects are not what anyone would expect from these titles! Got to love it! I am only part way into this book, now it is time to delve into it some more. These stories will be read more than once. There is a lot to them, and to the characterization of Hercule Poirot.
Talvinl
Good plot, good characters, typical Poirot whereby he is particularly lazy, as he refuses to leave his appartment till the very end: this is set where Poirot is already retired (though we all know that even retired he can't stop working on cases...) and he stubbornly refuses to move claiming - as usual - that one can always solve everything by reflecting and using the little grey cells. Of course, as is invariably the case, Poirot will solve the full mystery at the end, with no shortage of arrogance and usual self contentment. Otherwise in this book you will find what is apparently an old acquaintance of Poirot, here called Colin Lamb (though he is a spy and this is not his real name): I read majority of Poirot books but I cannot remember another novel with this character though... Be warned that in this book the inspector in charge (Hardcastle, who is actually quite smart in comparison with some other Christie's inspectors - but yet again he cannot even come close to finding the solution..) and Colin Lamb are mostly the ones making inquiries and investigating. You will see very little of Poirot till the end, where he shows everyone how it should be done (obviously this case is for him a simple walk in the park)...
Note: at some point during the book Poirot is making interesting reviews of past crime writers: as often Sherlock is taking his fair amount of criticisms - quite funny and for avid Christie's reader, she usually makes snappy comments about - supposedly - shortcomings of Conan Doyle's Sherlock novels (of course these comments are not to be taken too serioulsy - but since I also read the complete Sherlock Holmes novel and I have to say though that Christie - or Poirot through whom Christie is generally speaking her mind - sometimes has a point).
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