The Erymanthian Boar

Short Story

First published: 1947

A Hercule Poirot story


The Erymanthian Boar

The Erymanthian Boar

One of Poirot's labours - as Hercules chased a wild boar through a snowdrift, so must Poirot chase a renowned gangster in the Swiss mountains. From The Labours of Hercules.

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Hercules chased his boar north and captured it in a snowdrift. Poirot also finds himself in snowy climes, among the Alps in Switzerland, on the trail of an unsavoury gambler. Having been recognised

First published in 1940 in the UK in Strand Magazine and in the USA in This Week under the title Murder Mountain. It was included in the collection The Labours of Hercules in 1947, which was adapted for TV in 2013, as part of the final series of Agatha Christie's Poirot.

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