Sad Cypress, Hardback Book
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007274598

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This is one of my favourite Christie's and in it she explores one of her favoourite plots, as some one. who might just be innocent is tried for murder. Elinor Carlisle is an interesting character, not necessarily likeable, but complex. The revelation of the murderer is a shock and is not revealed in Poirot's usual grandstanding manner.

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