Sad Cypress
Агата Кристи

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Sad Cypress
Agatha Christie

An elderly stroke victim dies without having arranged a will…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…

Sad Cypress

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This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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First published in Great Britain by Collins 1940

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Ebook Edition © MAY 2015 ISBN: 9780007422760

Version: 2018-08-06

TO PETER AND PEGGY MCLEOD

Come away, come away, death,

And in sad cypress let me be laid;

Fly away, fly away, breath;

I am slain by a fair cruel maid.

My shroud of white, stuck all with yew

O prepare it;

My part of death no one so true;

Did share it.

Shakespeare.

Contents

Cover (#u76b022a2-e9ba-55a3-8d96-c60391c2aa9f)

Title Page (#ub6fd43e3-3fa2-5273-80e7-18d6ff8186b8)

Copyright (#u2b67889b-e38b-5ed7-843f-1ea2e38d5b50)

Dedication (#u730f19d4-e396-5114-bf57-f6c68f18f20d)

PROLOGUE (#uc5041515-1223-5985-8a53-7503725429d1)

PART I (#u61bb1537-a9bf-5490-8ce6-ed46b7e45a7e)

CHAPTER 1 (#u139ec93a-635f-5ae2-a61c-1e396eae848e)

CHAPTER 2 (#u9a50b821-1d33-56b4-b4d6-065d4152f090)

CHAPTER 3 (#uda730528-7b36-5002-895f-4c0aaaf7ca87)

CHAPTER 4 (#udcf19ab0-30d7-5acb-a751-5d092b0adf14)

CHAPTER 5 (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 6 (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 7 (#litres_trial_promo)

PART II (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 1 (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 2 (#litres_trial_promo)
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