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Sad Cypress

Sad Cypress 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

  • Title: Sad Cypress
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007120710
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 betwBeautiful 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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    1. This is an unusual Poirot series, in which there is a possible miscarriage of justice. With a beautiful title taken from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sad Cypress is often referred to one of the most outstanding Agatha Christie books, and also one of the best to feature our favourite Belgian investigator, Poirot. As the book opens, the main character Elinor Carlisle a woman blessed with beauty and brains reinforced by wealth - finds herself on trial for murder. The mystery of Elinor's personali [...]

    2. 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 trueDid share it.Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene IV “And suddenly, for a vivid minute, Hercule Poirot had a new conception of the dead girl. In that halting rustic voice the girl Mary lived and bloomed again. "She was like a flower."There was suddenly a poignant sense of loss, of someth [...]

    3. Choose Your Own Adventure!You are on the dock for murder most foul! The awkward thing is that the contemplation of murder is not an unusual topic for you. Your surprisingly extensive knowledge of poison is also a questionable thing. Whatever is a young lady to do? Look to Belgium for succor! A noted botanist of human nature will soon arrive to save the day, and he’ll turn that sad cypress frown upside down. Will you keep your dignity and integrity intact? Or will you admit that sometimes peopl [...]

    4. I love Agatha Christie. I love her characters as much as her plot. And I love Hercule Poirot (also Miss Marple but Poirot has my heart).I've actually read Sad Cypress several times but the last time was at least 10 years ago. I wondered if I'd enjoy it as much this time as I have in the past.I did.Elinor's icy demeanor masks a passionate interior. Her fiance, Roddy, is a fastidious, rather weak man with whom Elinor grew up. He's fond of her and doesn't realize how much she adores him. They live [...]

    5. من غير أجاثا يمكن أن يختار هذا العنوان الرقيق "السرو الحزين" لرواية بوليسية تدور أحداثها حول جريمة قتل؟ومن غير المترجمين الأذكياء يمكن أن يُفسد عليك الرواية إذا ما تذاكى وترجم عنوان الرواية إلى "المتهمة البريئة"؟في كل مرة أدلف فيها إلى عالم أجاثا أعرف انني سأكون على موعد مع م [...]

    6. "The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask." "And underneath?" "Underneath is the primitive man or woman."Elinor Carlisle stands accused of murder. The evidence is mounted against her. The motive, the weapon, the time and place; everything points directly at the facts. And the facts state that Elinor is the one who poisoned poor Mary Gerrard. The only thing that stands between her and ruin is Hercule Poirot.This onemight just be my favorite Agatha Christie book thus far! Th [...]

    7. This is one of those mysteries with an extremely tight plot. The human drama - the eternal love triangle - around the tragedy is gripping; there are a very limited number of suspects; and the accused seems to be indubitably guilty (in fact, the story starts with her trial). However, Poirot steps in with a last minute sleight of hand which leaves us all gasping for breath - with a perfectly plausible solution.Here, Dame Agatha's extensive knowledge of poisons - a skill she picked up during the wa [...]

    8. “A little difficult to know where you were with Elinor. She didn't reveal much of what she thought and felt about things. He liked that about her. He hated people who reeled off their thoughts and feelings to you, who took it for granted that you wanted to know all their mechanism. Reserve was always more interesting.” ―Rodney, in Sad Cypress, Christie “The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.” ― Agatha Christie, Sad CypressThe title comes from a song from Act [...]

    9. I just finished re-reading Sad Cypress & I loved it as much as I remembered. Agatha Christie is one of the few authors I can generally count on for that : what I loved at 16, I still love at.well, my current age.Sad Cypress begin with the elegant, frosty Elinor Carlisle on trial for the murder of the gardener's daughter, Mary Gerrard, one of Christie's fey heroines, "she was like a flower." Both blonde, both beautiful, both beloved by Elinor's aunt, the wealthy owner of the estate both girls [...]

    10. I always get that nostalgic happy feeling whenever I pick up a Christie novel, this one didn't disappoint. When her Aunt dies suddenly of a stroke without leaving any sign of a will Elinor Carlisle finds herself to be the soul benefactor of her Aunt's estate. Not long after the death of her Aunt, Elinor stands accused for the murder of young Mary Gerrerd, her suspected love rival. All leads seem to be pointing to Elinor and so Hercule Poirot is called in to uncover the truth.A quick, fun, light- [...]

    11. When you don't have what you must, should you feel unhappy? And can you be unhappy enough to kill? Perhaps! Perhaps not. Life is serious as it is, and it takes us wherever it may. We are just the pawn of destiny waiting to be judged by the laws of nature and fortune. When Mary died due to poison, every fingers pointed at Elinor Carlisle, and she didn't protest! But someone believed she was innocent, hence came Poirot. Can he save the day? Can he rescue someone who doesn't want to be rescued!? Th [...]

    12. I love Sad Cypress and consider it very underrated; one never really hears it mentioned as one of Christie's classics, but it is! It's probably her most successful attempt to combine mystery and romance; she tends either to tack on a not-very-convincing happy ending for the non-murderous characters by matching them up (the absurd instant-marriage at the end of Third Girl comes to mind), or now and then she awkwardly harnesses a murder with what should probably have been a Mary Westmacott romance [...]

    13. Christie does an interesting thing in this novel by focusing a large part of the narration through one character's point of view while not revealing her true thoughts, creating interest and enhancing the suspense. The courtroom sections were also nicely combined, seemingly widening the field. Poirot of course 'does his thing' but in a very smart way, adapting his approach and interrogation to each witness in order to get to the facts. This was surprising since his ego is usually in the way ;0)

    14. ده اللى بقوله بعد كل رواية لأجاثا كريستي :D إلينور كارليسل بريئة من تهمة قتل مارى جيرارد رغم كل الأدلة الموجهة ضدها، ورغم امتلاكها الدافع والوقت الكافى لإرتكاب الجريمةهيركيول بوارو يعتقد ذلك وهو دائما على حقلكن إن كانت إلينور بريئة فمن الفاعل إذا؟ وما دوافعه؟

    15. “The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.” ― Agatha Christie, Sad Cypress Very good.

    16. শুভ জন্মদিন আগাথা ক্রিস্টি(নানু)। ওঁনার লেখার সাথে পরিচিত হবার ঘটনাটা বলছি শুনুন, তখন টু কিংবা থ্রিতে পড়ি। ঈদ করতে নানুবাড়ি গেছি। আমাদের মতো অন্য কাজিনরাও এসেছে। তাদের মধ্যে রাজু ভাই(খালাত [...]

    17. Published in 1940, this is one of Poirot’s most intriguing cases. Elinor Carlisle stands accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard and the first part of this book looks at her looking back at the events which led her there. It begins with Elinor receiving an anonymous letter, warning her that someone has been trying to take her place in her Aunt Laura’s affections. Her aunt is an invalid, having had a stroke, and is cared for at her house by two nurses and Dr Peter Lord. Mary Gerrard is the daug [...]

    18. An unusually set up mystery that begins with court proceedings, as the accused suspect is being tried for the murder of an innocent, lovely girl. But of course, the things aren't what they seem. As we learn through flashback, someone else must be the guilty party. The trick is now to find out who. I did not expect much from this little novel, but ended up really having a good time with it.

    19. Excellent book! Very different from other Poirot books so far! Simply loved it, more on this review later

    20. A 95%. OUTSTANDING BOOK.I was so unprepared for this. Ahlala. There is nothing to be said. Except:And I have a degree n°2 not to throw books. Seriously though, I was so happy with this book. Amazing plot twist. Amazing characters.And it's a very easy read (personally speaking).You can rush through it and finish it in a day or so.ƁRAƲO AƓAƬHA ƇHRǀSƬǀƐ!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21. Thêm một tác phẩm xuất sắc nữa của Nữ hoàng truyện trinh thám :)) Đọc mà không thể nào ngừng được ^^ 2 ngày nghỉ lễ ở nhà quất sạch luôn :DBìa sách đẹp, dù là bản tiếng Anh hay tiếng Việt ^^ Nói chung có bông hoa lá hẹ là tui khoái :)))))

    22. Elinor Carlisle is on trial for her life - accused of murder. Hercule Poirot is not convinced she is guilty. One of Elinnor's well wishers asks Poirot to investigate even though the evidence against her seems to be overwhelming. Poirot starts to unravel the circumstances which led to the death of Mary Gerard apparently from eating fish paste sandwiches made by Eleanor.The whole episode starts with the death of Elinor's aunt and her own engagement to her aunt's nephew which is broken off after he [...]

    23. Proses persidangan yg menegangkan membuka sekelumit misteri pembunuhan yg luar biasa ini. Terdakwanya adalah seorang perempuan anggun dengan pendirian teguh, cerdas, dan hati (yg katanya) murni. Perempuan ningrat yg tulang rahangnya mampu menginspirasi cinta untuk tumbuh dan seniman menciptakan karya seni. Seluruh bukti memberatkannya, begitu pun kesaksian-kesaksian yg ada. Bahkan dirinya sendiri juga sepertinya ikut memberikan tuduhan demi tuduhan pada hatinya yg dia sendiri pun tak pahami.Jadi [...]

    24. Well, I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie, and at first glance, this seemed to be a definite "plot twister" Poirot book as any other, with him battling against seemingly unbeatable odds. The story revolves around Elinor Carlisle, a beautiful lady madly in love with her cousin Roderick, yet outwardly distant. She is accused of murdering Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence seems irrefutable, only she had the means, the motive and the opportunity. Will Poirot be able to prove her innocence?I [...]

    25. Reference NotesSeries: Hercule Poirot #22 (1940)Narrator: (3rd person)Victims:Mrs. Laura WelmanMs. Mary Gerrard (Mrs. Welman's protegée)COD (all victims): Morphine poisoningSuspects:Ms. Elinor Carlisle (Mrs. Welman's niece, Mary's rival)Mr. Roderick "Roddy" Welman (Mrs. Welman's deceased husband's nephew, Elinor's former fiancé)Dr. Peter Lord (Mrs. Welman's doctor)Nurse O'Brien (Mrs. Welman's private nurse)Nurse Hopkins (District Nurse, assistant to Nurse O'Brien's caring of Mrs. Welman)

    26. Christie gives us a good build up the murder in this mystery - a sick older aunt, an inheritance, a broken love affair, a handsome doctor…ere is a lot going on before Mary eats the poisoned fish paste sandwiches (as if fish paste alone wasn't lethal!) You know once Hercule Poirot is on the scene that the truth will out. While I feel like I've read every Poirot, I really didn't remember this one - thoroughly entertaining.

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