Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in thedock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, herrival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinorhad the motive, the opportunity, and the means toadminister the fatal poison.
Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man stillpresumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty.Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinorand the gallows.
About 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. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.
“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.’”
-Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels
“Poirot solves another exciting case.”
-Daily Mail (London)