|Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in thedock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, herrival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinorhad the motive, the opportunity, and the means toadminister the fatal poison.
Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man stillpresumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty.Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinorand the gallows.…
From the Publisher A woman stands accused of murder. Only Hercule Poirot is convinced of her innocence. But his fight to save her life takes him into the shadows of her dreadful family secret. Elegiac, emotionally involving and the ingenuity and superb cluing put Sad Cypress among the very best of Christie’s classic titles. -Robert Barnard