Sad Cypress, Paperback
4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


An elderly stroke victim dies without having arranged a will...Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love.

The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison.

Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty: Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007120710



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Poirot investigates the murder of a young woman. Another woman, the only person with the opportunity and motive to commit the crime, stands accused. This is one of the more complicated Christie plots with a lot of misdirection and twists - almost impossible to guess who did it.

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This was the first Agatha Christie I’ve listened to with a courtroom portion. I thought it was quite good, and kept me guessing until the end. At the beginning, it’s really hard to believe that Elinor didn’t do it.

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One of Christie's best with a trial scene ending no less.

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Old Mrs. Welman doesn't have long to live, but she's surrounded by people who care for her- two nurses, a niece and nephew, a housekeeper and the young woman Mrs Welman put through school. When Mrs. Welman dies without having made a will, someone takes steps to ensure the money is theirs.This has much more emphasis on romantic relationships than most Christies, and Poirot doesn't pop his egg-shaped head in for nearly one hundred pages. Other than that, this one sits right in the middle for me.

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