Sad Cypress

Sad Cypress

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Large Print - 2013
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Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Welman are the model English couple, perfect companions set for a life of ease when they inherit Aunt Laura's considerable fortune. But a poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy. Convinced that Mary Gerrard, a childhood playmate of Elinor's, is attempting to ingratiate herself with her aunt for financial gain, the pair travel to the family home to investigate. They find no evidence but Roddy falls desperately in love with the beautiful Mary, little realising that beneath Elinor's restrained and unemotional exterior lies an almost obsessive passion for him. Elinor obeys her aunt's deathbed wish despite her heartbreak, and gives Mary a large bequest from the estate. But when Mary is found poisoned, the evidence against Elinor is damning. It's up to Hercule Poirot to find out if the case is as simple as it seems.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2013.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©1940
ISBN: 9781611737707
1611737702
Characteristics: 319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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maspochni591
Feb 21, 2017

"Sad Cypress" is a great Agatha Christie novel with an interesting premise. The characters are likeable and the build-up to the crime is great. Afterwards, Poirot does his regular investigating and continues his trend of keeping important facts to himself. The denouement is also interesting because the solution is revealed through witnesses testifying during court and Poirot later reveals how he solved the crime first. Overall, "Sad Cypress" is a good detective novel and holds up well when compared to Christie's better works.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 25, 2016

This is one of the most incredible books that I've read in my life!!! This book is totally the best choice for everybody, whether they are a romantic book lover or if they like thrilling and crime books (this is me). Once I saw a post by a guy who wrote: "I don't read Agatha Christie books because I love to see who is the criminal at the end but I read her books because she understands the people's minds and she doesn't make you discover anything until she wants you to... I tried to read other crime novels from different authors but I didn't like them that much..." I'm not sure if that's exactly what he said but I can remember the idea that he was trying to say... This novel is about a beautiful educated lady named Elinor. She is in jail because everyone thinks that she killed Mary Gerard (I hate this girl sooooo much) because her fiance Rodrick had loved her. Elinor was jealous of her but Hercule Poirot, the very smart detective, and Dr. Peter Lord, the doctor who loves her, are going to help her solve the crime. The thing that I liked most in the novel was the complicated love story between Elinor, Rodrick and Dr. Peter Lord. I give this book 9/10
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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newfieshawn
Jan 25, 2015

Great book enjoyed it alot

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kimh454
Sep 06, 2013

anything written by Christie is excellent.

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dkroup
Aug 20, 2012

This was my first Agatha Christie book and it didn't disappoint! I'm totally hooked now on her mysteries!

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