Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie

Sad Cypress

Hercule Poirot #22

Agatha Christie

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
mysterious fast-paced

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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...

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mysterious 100%
dark 33%
funny 33%
lighthearted 33%


medium 60%
fast 40%

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