She has everything a girl can want: beauty, brains, money, and then man she loves. But Elinor Carisle also has a murder indictment and her own criminal trial. She stands accused of ingeniously poisioning her rival, Mary Gerrard. It seems Elinor had means, motive, and opportunity. As verdict of guilty seems a foregone conclusion, she turns to Hercule Poirot for assistance. Poirot is the only one who assumes she is innocent until truely proven guilty. Only he stands between Elinor and the gallows.
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Another classic Poirot story brought to life by Hugh Fraser. 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!From the Back Cover:
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.…
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