Agatha Christie

The Labours of Hercules

1947

Main Details
Author
Agatha Christie
Date
1947 First published
Publication Location USA
Genre
Language English
Notes 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 as The Labors of Hercules, and in the UK by Collins Crime Club in September of the same year with the original title. It features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and gives an account of twelve cases with which he intends to close his career as a private detective.

The Nemean Lion - first published in Strand Magazine, November 1939
The Lernaean Hydra - first published under the title "Invisible Enemy" in This Week, 3 September 1939
The Arcadian Deer - first published in Strand Magazine January 1940
The Erymanthian Boar - first published in Strand Magazine, February 1940
The Augean Stables - first published in Strand Magazine, March 1940
The Stymphalean Birds - first published under the title "The Vulture Women" in This Week, 17 September 1939
The Cretan Bull - first published under the title "Midnight Madness" in This Week, 24 September 1939
The Horses of Diomedes - first published in Strand Magazine, June 1940
The Girdle of Hippolyta - first published under the title "The Disappearance of Winnie King" in This Week, 10 September 1939
The Flock of Geryon - first published under the title "Weird Monster" in This Week, 26 May 1940
The Apples of Hesperides - first published under the title "The Poison Cup" in This Week, 12 May 1940
The Capture of Cerberus - first published under the title "Meet Me in Hell" in This Week, 16 March 1947

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