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In Peril at End House, Hood is an orderly at the nursing home where Poirot sends Nick Buckley. He is a young man of about twenty-two years of age, and is described as "a stupid but honest-looking young fellow". Part of his duties at the nursing home was to receive packages which were dropped off for patients. He would take the packages and put them on a table in the hall, for the nurses to bring up to the patients.

Hood tells Poirot that a big, handsome-looking gentleman had come in a big car, and left a package for Nick Buckley, and that it was not Charles Vyse. Poirot deduces that it was Jim Lazarus who delivered the package.

Portrayals[]

The part of Hood is played by Fergus McLarnon in ITV's 1990 film adaptation of Peril at End House. He has much the same lines as in the book.

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