Poirot sets himself a challenge before he retires GÇô to solve 12 cases which correspond with the labours of his classical Greek namesakeGÇª In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet GÇô reasoned the detective GÇô 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 made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed GÇÿLabours'. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.
The Labours of Hercules Monocle Edition
Poirot , Book 26
Crime & Thrillers