Sad Cypress (Paperback)
Harper Paperbacks, 9780062073945, 276pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
In Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery Sad Cypress, a woman damned by overwhelming evidence stands accused of murdering her romantic rival, and only Hercule Poirot stands between her and the gallows.
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....
Praise For Sad Cypress…
“What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind ‘by indirections shall we find directions out.’”
-Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels
“Poirot solves another exciting case.”
-Daily Mail (London)