The idea appeals to Hercule Poirot's vanity. Before he retires to grow superior vegetables, he will undertake just twelve more cases. All of them will resemble the remarkable feats of strength performed by that hero of ancient Greece, the first Hercules, but using brain instead of brawn.
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Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.Dalla quarta di copertina:
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 before he retired, Poirot made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed 'Labours'. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. She wrote 79 crime mysteries and collections, and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of her plots.
"Twelve little masterpieces of detection. Poirot and Agatha Christie at their inimitable best"
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1996-01-01, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New Ed. 0006171184 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-0006171184
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 6171184