Comments: 9
Moonlight Reader 2 weeks ago
I love Miss Climpson (and Miss Lemon)!
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
Both are excellent! I always look forward to meeting either of them again in a book.
Lillelara 2 weeks ago
Miss Climpson is the best :D.

Is Miss Lemon a character in the Poirot books? So far I have only met her in the Poirot tv series, never in any of the books.
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
Yes, she is.

She definitely features in Hickory Dickory Dock, but she's also in Third Girl (iirc).
Lillelara 2 weeks ago
Ah, I havenĀ“t read these two books yet. Something to look forward to, then ;)
My favorite Miss Lemon scenes are in "Hickory Dickory Dock" -- where it's the fact that his ordinarily "machine like" super-precise and super-organized model secretary (Miss L.) has inexplicably started to make mistakes which alerts Poirot to the fact that (1) surprisingly, she does have a private life and a family after all, and (2) all is not well with said family ... as a result of which, he discovers his charitable side and gets involved with the issue at hand. Though, of course he *says* he's only doing it because he wants Miss L. to return to perfect working order! :)
Moonlight Reader 2 weeks ago
Mine as well. That's one of my favorite things about Hickory Dickory Dock.

She features more prominently in the series, though, and I love her there, too!
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
In the tv series, she's marvellous, especially when conspiring with Hastings or telling Hastings off for ruining her filing system.
Yes!! Which btw is another reason why I love her in the book version of "Hickory Dickory Dock" ... we get to see more of her there than we do in most other books. Still not quite as much as in the TV series, but almost, at least!