Sad Cypress - Hercule Poirot, Bk 20 Author:Agatha Christie "Elinor Katherine Carlisle. You stand charged with murder ..." — The demure and attractive young woman stood in the prisoner's box, listening to the charges against her. What had begun as a visit to her aged aunt now had turned into a nightmare -- a nightmare from which she might never waken. — "Are you guilty or not guilty?&quo... more »t; the voice grimly demanded, and the girl turned even paler. A sea of hostile faces seemed to swim before her eyes. How could she claim innocence ... when even she could not be sure?