Poirot's secretary, Miss Felicity Lemon, has few human weaknesses. The only mistakes she makes within the series are a typing error during the events of Hickory Dickory Dock and the mistake in mailing an electricity bill, although she was worried about strange events surrounding her sister at the time. Poirot described her as being "'Unbelievably ugly and incredibly efficient. Anything that she mentioned as worth consideration usually was worth consideration'."
Career[edit | edit source]
She is an expert on nearly everything and plans to create the perfect filing system. She also worked for the government agent-turned-philanthropist, Parker Pyne. Whether this was during one of Poirot’s numerous retirements or before she entered his employment is unknown.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Novels featuring Miss Felicity Lemon[edit | edit source]
Short stories featuring Miss Lemon[edit | edit source]
- The Case of the Middle-aged Wife
- The Case of the Discontented Soldier
- The Nemean Lion
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
Portrayals[edit | edit source]
The Agatha Christie Hour[edit | edit source]
Agatha Christie's Poirot[edit | edit source]
She was famously portrayed by Pauline Moran in Agatha Christie's Poirot. There is a marked difference from the text in Moran's portrayal, where she is shown to be an attractive, fashionable and emotional woman showing an occasional soft spot for Poirot. In Agatha Christie's Poirot, Miss Lemon was also shown several times intend to dabble in the occult arts such as divination with the I Ching, read tarot cards, practice hypnotism and use a planchette to communicate with the spirit world.