Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot Series)

Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie, David Suchet
     
 

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Agatha Christie is the most popular mystery writer of all time. With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime... There's a body in a trunk, a dead girl's reflection caught in a mirror, one corpse back from the grave, and another envisioned in the recurring nightmare of

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Agatha Christie is the most popular mystery writer of all time. With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime... There's a body in a trunk, a dead girl's reflection caught in a mirror, one corpse back from the grave, and another envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes. In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest - Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne - and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
The clues are placed with impeccable fairness, and the solution will cause many readers to kick themselves.
Elizabeth George
“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.’”
Daily Mail (London)
“Poirot solves another exciting case.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007157556
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 5.51(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Elizabeth George
“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.’”
Robert Barnard
Elegiac, emotionally involving and the ingenuity and superb cluing put Sad Cypress among the very best of Christie's classic titles.

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Sad Cypress 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
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This book was really good. It's a quick read. The solution is nothing short of surprising. However the only bad point was that the final denouement was NOT presented by Poirot himself, but someone else entirely. Poirot still figures out the solution but someone else reveals it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Agatha christie displays her ingenuity yet again.A different sort of book with a totally unexpected ending.The plot is flawless and the ending really baffles you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Sad Cypress' is often referred to as one of the most outstanding of Christie's classic titles. To my mind, that's a bit like trying to say which flawless diamond shines the brightest. Nonetheless, this absorbing story is set in an English country house. As for Hercule Poirot - who else but David Suchet? He is acclaimed by many as the quintessential Poirot. Those who have seen his PBS performances will readily agree. His voice treatment of this tale brings to vivid reality all the nuances and eccentricities of the characters involved. 'Sad Cypress' presents Elinor Carlisle as a woman blessed with beauty and brains reinforced by wealth - she also finds herself on trial for murder. She stands accused of killing her rival, Mary Gerrard, by poison. Poirot is the only one who believes in her innocence. He needs to prove she is not guilty or Elinor will be hung. As with other Christie mysteries clues are liberally sprinkled throughout the tale. What fun to try to find them!
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Swooped down
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Lays down real sad
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quidite More than 1 year ago
Elinor Carlisle, recently jilted by her fiancé, is strangely indifferent to the charge of poisoning the new object of his infatuation, Mary Gerrard. Having motive and means, Elinor's considered as good as hung by everyone in the village, with two notable exceptions: local doctor Peter Lord, himself in love with Elinor, and the famous detective Hercule Poirot, solicited by Lord to save her life. Poirot is a delightful character (though he doesn't feature here as much as I would have liked). Christie, not one for elaborate description, is quite good at revealing character through dialogue. Elinor is portrayed as a complicated-and, often, unlikeable-character, and I appreciated that. (I only wish Christie had applied a little more gray to Mary Gerrard, who comes off as very nearly angelic.) Some readers may find the plot a bit too contrived, as I did. I was also annoyed that an important clue is withheld from the reader for too long.
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glauver More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie set her mystery up quite cleverly. Of course, Hercule Poirot arrived on the scene and came up with a totally implausible solution. If you can accept that someone who had been living in the local village under an alias could just waltz in and claim an inheritance by revealing their true identity, good for you. I can't buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought could trust foxes she whispered went back to the auk slowly
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Seven watched him go sadly. [Perf timing Mom. Not! T~T]
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Gawd. o.e
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He listens to her, each word making him feel even more guilty. After she finishes, all he says is, "sorry," before getting to his paws and padding off. He wasn't going back to camp, he was going somewhere else... (Gah. Read Rand's post at BC. Bbt.)
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"Whatever." He leaves.
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