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 mis-mailing of 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'."
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.
Novels featuring Miss Lemon Edit
Short stories featuring Miss Lemon Edit
- The Case of the Middle-aged Wife
- The Case of the Discontented Soldier
- The Nemean Lion
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
The Agatha Christie Hour Edit
Agatha Christie's Poirot Edit
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.