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In the novel 4.50 from Paddington, Mrs Hart is a charwoman at Rutherford Hall. She works there three days a week. Among her duties is cleaning brasses and other general duties. In recounting her movements for the 20th of December, Emma Crackenthorpe told Inspector Craddock that after shopping in Brackhampton, she returned home about 6 p.m. and found her father in a bad mood because Mrs Hart, who was supposed to bring him his tea, had not yet arrived.

Mrs Hart is not portrayed in any of the film and TV adaptations of the novel.

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