This is book number 26 in the Hercule Poirot Mysteries series.
In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, 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.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“Hercule Poirot was and is the gold standard among brilliant and quirky detectives, and the Christie touch with plot and puzzle has never been equaled, much less exceeded.” — John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
“A finely shaped book, richly devious and quite brilliant—by far the best volume of Poirot shorts.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“Twelve little masterpieces of detection. Poirot and Agatha Christie at their inimitable best.” — Sunday Express (London)