Friday's "Forgotten" Books - The Labours of Hercules - In Reference to Murder

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October 12, 2012


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora)

Really enjoyed the review, thanks very much, it's been too long since I read any fo the short stories - and as for that tea towel ...

BV Lawson

Awww, Sergio - you don't like the tea towel? Christmas season will soon be upon us after all. :-)

George Kelley

When I was a teenager, I went on an Agatha Christie binge. I must have read 20-30 of her books in a row. I remember reading that very DELL edition of THE LABORS OF HERCULES pictured above! Loved it!

BV Lawson

Although I enjoy the David Suchet characterization of Poirot on TV, I've always thought the literary Poirot is best taken in small doses. Thus, these short stories are a terrific way to get a quick Poirot fix, and the mythology conceit was fun.

Richard R.

Yes, I agree this is a wonderful collection. Well worth the reader's time, either one at a time or in large gulps (as I did it).


A terrific collection. Your post reminds me I haven't re-read this in a long, long time. A lot of my Christie books (which were in paperbacks of their time) simply have crumbled and fallen apart over the years.

BV Lawson

I just learned, Yvette, that the "Labours of Hercules" is going to be included somehow in the final season of the "Poirot" series on the BBC/PBS featuring David Suchet. It will be interesting to see how they wrap up all 12 of the labors into one 90-minute show...

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