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.
“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)