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Sad Cypress

3 Ratings: 3.7
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review by . June 27, 2010
Sad Cypress is a Hercule Poirot novel, but he is definitely not at the forefront of the story. He is asked to uncover facts that will save a young woman, Elinor Carlisle, from being convicted of the murder of her Aunt Laura and another young woman, Mary Gerrard. Both died from poisoning, and Elinor had a definite motive for the death of each. The evidence is very strong against her — almost too strong, Poirot thinks.      I was surprised at the writing in this book. It …
review by . January 19, 2010
Elinor Carlisle, a sensible, well educated young woman, and her distant cousin, Roddy Welman, a somewhat less well focused amiable gentleman - perhaps even a bit of a dandy - are happily engaged. They both know they are living somewhat beyond their means but they take comfort in their expectation of the inheritance of a very sizable fortune from their elderly aunt, Laura Welman. When they receive an anonymous mean-spirited letter suggesting that someone is cozying up to their aunt and worming their …
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