Welcome to Harley Street, London. This street is well-known for the offices of private physicians, surgeons, and dentists. Many of Agatha Christie's physicians resided on Harley Street in
her books, and of course others had their practice in the quiet English villages where they resided.
This article lists all of the medical personnel found in her mysteries. Some are benevolent
and good, others dubious and wicked. Note: Characters such as Dr. Bauerstein (The Mysterious Affair at Styles) and Dr. Arthur Calgary (Ordeal by Innocence) are not medical
doctors--they are experts in other fields--and as such are not included in this article. NO spoilers are given.
Choose a Doctor -- Alphabetical
Simply click on a letter of the alphabet to quickly jump to a character's bio (first letter of person's surname). The story in which the character appears is at the end of the entry.
He was the "typical genial red-faced country doctor" who had his practice in the town of Polgarwith, a small market town in Cornwall. His belief was that Mrs. Pengelley died of acute gastritis,
not poisoned from weed killer. As he visited with Poirot and Hastings his red face changed to purple with outrage. Poirot described Adams being "as obstinate as a pig."
"The Cornish Mystery"
Dr. Robert Ames
Robert Ames was a "capable-looking man of thirty odd" with a little bit of gray in his hair. He accompanied the Men-her-Ra expedition as their doctor. He had once saved Rupert Bleibner, nephew
of the expedition's leader, from drowning. Doctor Ames was the fourth victim of the "Curse of Men-her-Ra." "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb"
Dr. George Arbuthnot
A gloomy-looking young doctor, he was a friend of Lady Frankie Derwent. This deep-voiced man assisted her in gaining acess to the Bassington-ffrench home by saying she had a concussion from a
faked auto accident. Bobby Jones wondered if Arbuthnot will make a fine doctor, since he doesn't have a "chatty beside manner." Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Dr. Edward George Armstrong
A very well-to-do Harley Street physician, he counted himself "lucky and skillful" in life and in his career. He was invited to an island off the Devon coast by a Mr. Owen. While there, he was
accused by Mr. Owen of the death of Louisa Mary Clees, having operated (unsuccessfully) on her whilst he was drunk. Dr. Armstrong was the seventh murder victim when he was pushed off a cliff; he was
later found to be dead from drowning. And Then There Were None
The local doctor of Marsdon Leigh, he was an elderly man who had high shouldrs and stooped. Poirot questioned him about Mr. Maltravers' death. Hastings considered Bernard as "rather an old
ass." "The Tragedy of Marsdon Manor"
Dr. Bernsdorff was a professor and poison expert at St. Jude's Hospital. He had remained on friendly terms with Inspector Neele from a previous poisoning case. This man with a deep bass voice
attributed the death of Rex Fortescue to taxine, an alkaloid found in the berries of the yew-tree. A Pocket Full of Rye
Dr. Carl Bessner
A stout and "pompous old bore", the German doctor was vacationing on the Karnak when he examined the bullet wound in Simon Doyle's fracturedleg. He was called upon again the next
morning to examine Linnet Doyle's corpse. Unintentionally, he revealed to Colonel Race the identity of "X", an agitator with means to weaponry. Unfortunately for Mr. Ferguson, Bessner was
successful in his marriage proposal to Cornelia Ruth Robson. Death on the Nile
He was a "plump, untidy" man who knew nothing of neatness--he had tobacco ash always covering him. The white-haired doctor wondered why Poirot's mother would choose such a first name as
"Hercule". He laughed at the thought of Poirot retiring and growing vegetable marrows. "Yours aren't the Labors of Hercules," said the doctor. "Yours are labors of love."
The Labors of Hercules
This nurse was charged with looking over Lady Clarke, who was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Sir Carmichael Clarke's death was a surprise to his wife, but it didn't affect her much.
Says Nurse Capstick to Hercule Poirot, "Things are dimmed for Lady Clarke in her condition." The ABC Murders
Dr. Edward Carstairs
An eminent psychologist and believer in the occult, he narrated the peculiar visit to the Carmichael home. He was baffled that a gray Persian cat would haunt the house and that coincidentally
Sir Arthur exhibited peculiar mannerisms of a cat. Carstairs' theory was that the spirit of that cat--unseen by anyone else--occupied the young man's body. "Sir Arthur" has also been erroneously published as "Sir Andrew" in a few American editions, but retaining the name
of "Arthur" within the text. "The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael"
He was a "thin, energetic young man with a clever face" who practiced in Market Basing. The doctor was called in twice to Chimneys, the home of Lord Caterham. The two victims he was called in
to examine were Count Stanislaus of Herzoslovakia and Gerald Wade. Stanislaus was in England to intercept damaging memoirs of a Herzoslovakian nobleman. In his second visit, Cartwright wondered
if Wade had suffered from sleeplessness, for he was killed with a sleeping drug. The Secret of Chimneys, The Seven Dials Mystery
The doctor was a "kindly, middle-aged man" with pince-nez who was visited by Bundle (Lady Eileen Brent), the daughter of Lord Caterham of Chimneys. She came to Dr. Cassell because she ran over
a man with her car. The doctor surprised her by saying he wasn't run over, but rather shot with a rifle. The dead man's last words were: "Seven Dials." The Seven Dials Mystery
Dr. Cazalet was a Harley Street physician asked by Hercule Poirot to hypnotize Lady Astwell. The purpose was to find out what she saw and felt the night her husband was murdered. The case
was unusual for Poirot to use this "cheerful, round-faced little man" to help him solve this crime. "The Under Dog"
Dr. Campbell Clark
He was a famous physician and mental specialist; his latest book The Problem of the Unconscious Mind was the biggest seller of the year. He had a square jaw, blue eyes, and red (thinning
rapidly) hair. He was riding the night train to Newcastle to a case of dual personality. "The Fourth Man"
Cleveland was "something of a celebrity" on having written two textbooks on the subconscious. This authority on mental science was also a member of the Psychical Research Society. He was stuck
in the middle of nowhere with a broken down car. He found refuge with a family in an old home, suspected to be haunted. He uncovered a sinister plot of murder and arsenic instead. "S.O.S."
Dr. Lionel Cloade
Married to Kathie, he was the brother of deceased Gordon Cloade, the wealthy and benevolent one of the family. Lionel was "spare and grey-haired" with a manner quite "brusque and impatient."
He was asked to examine the body of Enoch Arden and later testified about the cause of death. It was Lionel's wife who went to visit Hercule Poirot to enlist his help in finding a missing person.
Taken at the Flood
Dr. Coles was Miss Marple's doctor at the Keston Spa Hydro, seeing Marple for her rheumatism. He "always was a simple unsuspicious fellow" and sought out Marple to tell her about the sad death
of a housemaid working at the hotel; this helped Marple in solving a murder at the hotel. "A Christmas Tragedy"
This Greek doctor was a "small dark man" who shared the Athens-Paris coach on the Orient Express with Monsieur Bouc, the line's representative. The doctor examined the body of Ratchett, and
figured death occurred between midnight and two in the morning. In the investigation, he was constantly fascinated by the way Poirot worked; he provided assistance to the sleuth in determining the
solution to the murder. Murder on the Orient Express
Copling attended to Mrs. Pritchard who was semi-invalid with "whatever it was". This older nurse, "experienced and tactful", was distraught when her patient
died under her care. Death came even after a warning from a psychic reader, which Pritchard always had a fascination for. "The Blue Geranium"
Dr. Jim Corrigan
The police surgeon working with Inspector Lejeune, he examined the body of Father Gorman and discovered the cleric died from being coshed on the head. Corrigan was a friend of Mark Easterbrook,
the narrator of the circumstances surrounding the inn The Pale Horse. His interest was in criminal character: his theory was that a deficiency in the Mandarian Glands' secretions causes human beings
to become criminals. The Pale Horse
Dr. Alice Cunningham
Doctor Cunningham was a psychologist and future daughter-in-law of the Countess Rossakoff. Alice was a "severe-looking girl" with horn-rimmed glasses and cold blue eyes. Poirot met her at
Hell, a London night club. "The Capture of Cerberus"
She was the nurse of Jennifer Gardner, sister of the dead man Captain Trevelyan. "Starched and curious", Nurse Davis met with Emily Trefusis about the state of Mr. Gardener's health and to
verify Aunt Jennifer's alibi. When Emily returns to visit Mr. Gardner at the Laurels, he relies on Nurse Davis to interrupt the visit with Emily. The Sittaford Mystery
The physician to Lady Matilda Checkheaton, he was told by her that she didn't want "to look absolutely a crock or bedridden". He was a fourty-year-old doctor who was a "tactful and kindly man
and willing to indulge his elderly patients". He allowed ("encouraged") Lady Matilda to travel to Germany to visit her old school friend Charlotte von Waldsausen.
Passenger to Frankfurt
Dr. Rex Donaldson
Fair-haired with a solemn face, this young man was fiance to Theresa Arundell. He was a doctor of little money but of genius and ambition. Theresa thought "how unsingularly unsuitable it was
that she should have fallen in love" with him. Arthur Hastings thought his manner "dry and precise" and Poirot thought he was a "little inhuman". He became Dr. Grainger's partner in Market Basing,
married Theresa, and became famous as an authority on ductless glands. Dumb Witness
This doctor was cousin of Myles Mylecharane, whose ancestor made a fortune out of smuggling gold and hid the stash on the Isle of Man. His manner was "urbane and pleasant"; he was a tall, fair
man with a reddish face. He was in competition with the remaining of Mylecharane's relations to hunt for the gold and keep it, instead of simply inheriting it. "Manx Gold"
Dr. Ambrose Flowerday
Edward Catchpool of the Scotland Yard described Dr. Flowerday as a "tall, thick-set man of around fifty with wiry dark hair that was graying at the temples". After having worked in the
tropics as a young man, the doctor resided in the town of Great Holling. There Flowerday defended the local vicar and his wife because of the terrible lies that were said about them. He
became unpopular because of his not joining the villagers in their attacks, plus he held back a truth known to a very few. It was also said that there was "no more reliable man on earth"
than Dr. Flowerday.The Monogram Murders
Gale was a dentist who spent time in Paris seeking new dental instruments before flying home on the airplane "Prometheus". It was on the way back across the Channel that Madame Giselle collapsed
and died. He fell in love with fellow passenger Jane Grey and with her aided Poirot in the investigation of the murder. What Poirot did was send him posing as one "John Robinson" to blackmail murder
suspect Lady Horbury. Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard didn't think too much of Gale, and went as far as calling him "small fry". Death in the Clouds
Dr. Alan Garcia
Garcia provided expert medical testimony in the trial of Elinor Carlisle. "Full of learned terms", he disclosed the contents of the stomach of the deceased, Mary Gerrard. He stated there was
no evidence as to how the morphia was administered to the victim. Sad Cypress
Dr. Maurice Gilchrist
Famous movie actress Marina Gregg's doctor had been with her for years, even during her worst illnesses. He was a brown-haired "blunt, hearty, matter-of-fact man" who lacked a suave bedside
manner. When Chief-Inspector Craddock questioned the doctor about what was ailing the actress, Gilchrist simply responded by saying, "nerves." The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
The local doctor in Market Basing, Hastings described him as a "tall man dressed in sporting tweeds." The clever-faced doctor thought it was impossible Walter Protheroe had shot himself.
"The Market Basing Mystery"
An "exceedingly kindly" physician of about sixty-five, he resided at the Golden Palm Hotel. He chatted with Miss Marple after discussing her kneee, which was not bothering her at the time, because
he actually felt she might be lonely. He started the investigation of Major Palgrove's death, and suggested digging up the Major's body. Marple needed an ally on the island, but decided against
Graham because he was "not a man of quick decisions and rapid actions". A Caribbean Mystery
Having lived in Market Basing for 40 years, he was physician to Emily Arundell and partner of Dr. Rex Donaldson. This sixty-year-old had a bony face with an "aggressive chin" who was a "bit
crotchety". He was a kind of doctor who "bullies you into living whether you want to or not." The doctor failed to detect the garlic-like odour of phosphorous on Miss Arundell's breath because of
his own diminished sense of smell. Dumb Witness
Dr. Owen Griffith
Brother of Aimee, this "dark, melancholy doctor" at Lymstock was a shy man with a "jerky way of talking". He was always awkward, especially when moving. Griffith was treating Mrs. Symmington for
a nervous condition when she received an anonymous letter that ultimately lead to her death. His demeanor turned around when he fell in love with Joanna Burton, whom he marries.
The Moving Finger
She was a handsome woman of about forty. She had sympathetic dark eyes and had a calm and serene manner. She believed that Mrs. Oldfield exaggerated her gastric trouble. Harrison suspected
the Oldfield's maid Beatrice was the person who started the rumors that Dr. Oldfield poisoned his wife. "The Lernean Hydra"
He was a neighbor of Poirot and Hastings; he was frank and kind, and admired Poirot's genius. He was called for help by Count Foscatini, an Italian patient of the doctor's. Upon arrival to the
Regency's Court flat, they found the Italian's head bashed in. "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman"
Haydock was described by Len Clement as a "big, fine, strapping fellow, with an honest, rugged face." This broad-shouldered doctor was also the police surgeon and next-door
neighbor to both Miss Marple and Reverend Clement. He believed that criminal behavior results in physical malfunction. He once told Marple that getting into people's business is not her concern.
Of course, whenever she felt or looked ill, the perfect prescription is gives her is solving a mystery. By the time Gossington Hall was sold to the famous actress Marina Gregg, Haydock was
"semi-retired" and had a young partner named Dr. Sandford. Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, Sleeping Murder,
"The Case of the Caretaker"
The doctor was summoned by Alice Bennet to examine the body of Carlotta Adams, her roommate. He was a "fussy elderly man somewhat vague in manner" according to Hastings. He was obviously
excited of being in the same room as Poirot. Heath thought Adams' death was accidental, her having taken too much veronal. Lord Edgware Dies
District Nurse Jessie Hopkins
The homely-looking and middle-aged district nurse in Maidensford came every morning to assist Laura Welman with the bedmaking, toilet, and other things. Dr. Lord described her as a "sensible,
shrewd" woman. She acted kindly to all around her, and gave advice to Mary Gerrard, the daughter of the lodgekeeper. Nurse Hopkins also ate the fish sandwiches (which proved deadly for Mary) that
Elinor Carlisle had prepared. Sad Cypress
Dr. John Ward Humbleby
An old-school type, he was "suspicious of modern innovations." Another victim in Wychwood, he left his practice to his young partner Dr. Thomas. He died of septicaemia from an infected cut.
Miss Fullerton correctly identified Humbleby as the next victim of the Wychwood murderer. Mr. Abbot was a serious murder suspect, for he had a terrible argument with the doctor right before
Humbleby died. Murder is Easy
Dr. James Kennedy
Gray-haired and elderly with a grizzled mustache (Miss Marple thought him "prematurely old"), Kennedy was the local physician in Dillmouth before he retired. Kennedy had this strange notion that
one shouldn't dwell too much in the past: "all this ancestor worship--it's a mistake". He was the half-brother of the missing Helen Spenlove Kennedy Halliday and, like Mr. and Mrs. Reed, hoped to
know of her whereabouts. Sleeping Murder
Dr. Kerr was the police surgeon in Andover who examined the frail body of Mrs. Ascher. He seemed a competent fellow to Captain Hastings and "spoke briskly and with decision."
The ABC Murders
Dr. Larraby had a good-humored rubicund, middle-aged face. When he was asked by Mr. Entwhistle whether his patient Richard Abernethie committed suicide, Larraby's face got redder and redder.
Larraby attended Helen Abernethie after she was hit on the head by the villain. After the Funeral
Dr. Ambrose Lavington
Lavington was a well-known medical specialist, an older man, who met Jack Hartington on the links playing golf. Jack confessed that he'd gone mad, to which the doctor suggested removing the
madness and fear through a trance using mediumistic powers. However, more was removed than fear. "The Mystery of the Blue Jar"
Police surgeon in the district that includes Gull's Point, he suggestested that a bloodied golf club may have been the weapon used to murder Lady Tressilian. He is surprised that the murderer
had left fingerprints on the weapon. He was already sent for by the butler to see the maid, who was in a coma, before Tressilian's murder. Towards Zero
Nurse Amy Leatheran
She was the thirty-five year old narrator of the Mesopotamia adventure, and a "professional character of the highest" with glossy brown hair. She was requested by Dr. Reilly to put the events in
Iraq down on paper. She was hired by Dr. Leidner to care for his wife Louise. She also assisted Poirot in the investigation of the murders of two people at the archaeological dig there.
Murder in Mesopotamia
This "grizzled elderly" doctor was one of the guests that joined the Tuesday Night Club at the Bantry's estate of Gossington Hall. He had only been practicing in Marple's village of St. Mary
Mead, but had been in many places. One such place was in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, where he practiced medicine. The Thirteen Problems
Dr. Peter Lord
The thirty-two year old doctor had "sandy hair, a pleasantly ugly freckled face and a remarkably square jaw." He confessed that he never learned the "right bedside manner" to his patient, the
wealthy Mrs. Welman. Dr. Lord was an acquaintance of Dr. Stillingfleet and he had given Lord praise about Poirot's abilities. So, after Welman's death, Dr. Lord sought Poirot for his help in
acquitting the accused Elinor Carlisle of murder charges. He confessed to Poirot that he had fallen in love the first time he saw Elinor. Sad Cypress
Dr. George Lorrimer
He was a clean-shaven man with brown hair, but white eyelashes. He was nephew to both Henry and Anthony Gascoigne. The Wimbledon doctor was playing bridge when Henry fell down stairs and
thus breaking his neck. This character's last name has also been published as "Ramsey". "Four and Twenty Blackbirds"
Dr. Karl Lutz
Hercule Poirot met Dr. Lutz in Switzerland, after having finished the third task of the "Labors of Hercules". Dr. Lutz was an Austrian nerve specialist and Jew who left because of the Nazi
regime. He was tall with gray hair and a big curved nose. The doctor rebuffed Poirot, not wanting to talk with someone who was an amateur when it came to psychology.
"The Erymanthian Boar"
He was a "tall, red-haired Scotsman with an intelligent face." He saw the body of Henry Gascoigne, who had fallen down the stairs and broken his neck. MacAndrew was at a loss why Poirot
thought it was murder. "Four and Twenty Blackbirds"
This young man was the chief psychiatrist at Stonygates, a home for deliquent boys run by Lewis Serrocold and funded by the Gulbrandsen Trust. Miss Marple thought that he was "distinctly
abnormal" and Miss Bellever described him as a "crank". Maverick was hopeful for Edgar Lawson particularly, that he progressed well to return to society. He said to the police inspector, "We are
all mental cases." They Do It With Mirrors
The physician to rich Mrs. Harter, he suggested she avoid much exertion; he went as far as suggesting having an elevator installed in the home. He acknowledged that there was a "certian cardiac
weakness" in her. When he performed the autopsy on her body later, he didn't realize that her heart trouble was more serious than he thought. "Where There's a Will"
Dr. Oldfield's pharmaceutical dispenser for three years, she was a tall girl with copper-colored hair and blue eyes. She loved Dr. Oldfield and wished to marry him, but didn't because doing
so would've supported the rumors that Oldfield poisoned his wife. Her solution to all the rumors was for Oldfield to sell his practice and start somewhere else. "The Lernean Hydra"
Dr. Henry Morley
Hercule Poirot's dentist, he was the brother of Georgina and the partner of Mr. Reilly. He was a "small man with a decided jaw and a pugnacious chin". He was found shot in the head shortly
after his seventh appointment. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Physician at the Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, he was suspicious about Mrs. Moody's death (morphine overdose) and reported that to Tommy Beresford. Murray is described by Tommy as a "first-class
chap." Tommy's Aunt Ada was a resident of the nursing home before she had passed away. By the Pricking of My Thumbs
He was the police surgeon who worked with Inspector Colgate on the Arlena Marshall case. He inspected the actress' body and found that she had been strangled right on the beach (within an
hour and a half of its discovery). The doctor was described as a "cautious chap." Evil Under the Sun
Dr. Jasper Nicholson
The husband of Moira Nicholson, this Canadian ran a clinic for people with nervous conditions and drug habits. He was a big man, had slow speech, and pale blue eyes behind strong glasses.
"Little things interest me," Nicholson admitted. He became a suspect for amateur sleuths Frankie Derwent and Bobby Jones because Nicholson drove a suspicious car, a dark-blue Talbot.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Nurse Eileen O'Brien
This nurse attended to Mrs. Welman, a wealthy widow. Elinor, Mrs. Welman's niece, said of the nurse: "[she's] got a brogue you can cut with a knife." Dr. Lord has described her as a "bit of a
liar." O'Brien was a tall woman of thirty with red hair, a freckled face, and an "engaging smile." After Welman's death, she moved on to another patient; she was later interviewed by Poirot
regarding the murder of Mary Gerrard. Sad Cypress
The attending nurse of Tommy's Aunt Ada, she was a tall red-haired young lady with a freckled face. She was given by the Beresfords a fur stole of Ada's as a 'thank you' gift. She didn't give
them reasons why she was leaving Sunny Ridge Nursing Home. By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Dr. Charles Oldfield
Oldfield was a man about forty with fair hair, slightly gray. He stooped a little and a had a hesitant manner. He saw Hercule Poirot about his problem with the rumors that he poisoned his wife.
The lying tongues went beyond to even poison-pen letters. Sure, the doctor didn't exactly love his wife, but it hurt matters that he loved Jean Moncrieffe his employee. "The Lernean Hydra"
Mr. Osborne was the owner of a chemist shop near where Father Gorman died. Osborne was a small, middle-aged man with glasses and a bald head. This pharmacist provided valuable information on
the murder suspect to the police. He desired to retire and do a bit of bird watching and gardening. The Pale Horse
Head of the Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, she was a "big, sandy-haired woman of about fifty." This calm woman was the kind who knew just how much condolences were needed after a funeral. She was
quite unaware of the evil that existed at Sunny Ridge. By the Pricking of My Thumbs
The head of the Saltmarsh House nursing home was Dr. Penrose, who was psychiatrist to Kelvin Halliday. Gwenda Reed visited the home to speak to Penrose about her father's illness and suicide.
Upon meeting Penrose, Gwenda noticed that he "looked a little mad himself." When Gwenda left, Penrose presented her Halliday's diary that he wrote whilst he was in the nursing home.
Proctor was a local doctor who came to the summons of Miss Gilchrist's poisoning. He had the "air of one keeping his temper in leash." He would rub his nose and walk around the room when he
was thinking hard. After the Funeral
Family physician to the Crackenthorpes, he had "a casual off-hand, cynical manner." This tall and genial man was on hand to assist the police when two members of the family are poisoned. He
provided help to the local police with important information on the family and its history. Marple apprehends the murderer during the birthday celebration of Dr. Quimper.
4:50 from Paddington
Dr. George Ramsey
This Wimbledon doctor had a brisk manner but appreciated humor. He was a clean-shaven man of middle height with brown hair. Curiously though, "his eyelashes were almost white, which gave his
eyes a pale, boiled appearance." Poirot visited Ramsey about the accidental death of his uncle who was an artist. "Four and Twenty Blackbirds"
He was the Denman family doctor who was described by Marple as "an old dodderer." He was a kindly man with poor eyesight and was slightly deaf. It was because of Rawlinson's poor vision that
the symptons in the pupils of Geoffrey Denman were missed, and the the doctor would've seen that Denman was poisoned. "The Thumb Mark of St. Peter"
With the habit of saying "Ach, so" often, he was a "large and comfortable-looking man." He was director of a large institute treating mental patients (especially with megalomania). His
facility was visited by Adolf Hitler himself, who picked a mental patient to be his replacement. Passenger to Frankfurt
Partner to Dr. Morley, he was a "tall dark young man" with an attractive voice. Morley's sister said Reilly always drank alcohol, had hot tempers, and always argued about politics. Reilly
presented a dilemma for both Poirot and Japp: that Reilly didn't have a visible motive for killing his partner. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Dr. Giles Reilly
This "black-haired, long-faced man" got Nurse Amy Leatheran the position of being Louise Leidner's nurse in Iraq. It was Dr. Reilly, with the police, who requested Poirot's help in investigating
the murder of Mrs. Leidner. After the case was settled, Reilly persuaded Leatheran to write of the events at Tell Yarimjah. Nurse Leatheran described Reilly this way: "Somehow when Dr. Reilly asks
you to do a thing you don't like to refuse." Murder in Mesopotamia
He lived at Crossways in Broadhinny with his wife Shelagh. He was a "large cheerful man of forty" who employed Mrs. McGinty for some housekeeping. Mrs. Oliver told Poirot she suspected Rendell
as the murderer because "he's the type. Hearty and genial, and all that." Mrs. McGinty's Dead
He was a friend of Poirot's and Hastings' whose house was "just around the corner" from Poirot's (when he lived at 14 Farraway Street). Ridgeway attended to Mayerling and his shock, and later
attended to Hastings when Poirot was supposedly killed in an explosion. Ridgeway urged Hastings, as Poirot did in life, to return to his ranch in Argentina. The Big Four
Dr. Geoffrey Roberts
This doctor from Shropshire was a "cheerful, highly-colored individual of middle age" who had small eyes and a touch of baldness. He was an acquaintance of Shaitana's, and was invited at his
home for dinner and a game of bridge with the host and others there. It was during the bridge game that Shaitana was stabbed. Superintendent Battle visited Roberts' office in Bayswater to share
the autopsy report with Roberts. Cards on the Table
Doctor Robertson was the West Indian police doctor who worked under Inspector Weston of the St. Honore Police Force. Robertson was the one who was called in after the death of Major Palgrave, and
didn't see anything out of the ordinary with the Major's death. He tended with Doctor Graham to Molly Kendal after the shock of discovering Victoria's body. A Caribbean Mystery
Dr. Rose was a young doctor in Cornwall who was interested in a Belgian nun's dreams and apparent supernatural destructive powers. It was while the doctor was writing an essay on Sister
Angelique's condition that his home fell off a cliff in a landslide, thus killing both him and the nun. In a bizarre twist, that same night Rose's rich uncle is killed from a lightning bolt.
"The Hound of Death"
The psychologist at a think tank, he was a "tall, melancholy Swiss of about forty years of age" who gave Hilary Craven several routine psychology tests upon arrival. He confessed to her, when
asked about Switzerland, that "I was not cut out, Madame, to be a family man." Destination Unknown
Ryan was a "cheery, middle-aged man" who examined the body of Henry Reedburn, whose head was cracked open. The doctor told Hercule Poirot that he believed that the fracture came from a blunt
weapon, not by the head striking the floor. "The King of Clubs"
She was a "fair and amiable" doctor at the think tank. She gave Mrs. Craven a thorough physical examination before sending her off to see Doctor Rubec. Destination Unknown
Dr. Settle was astounded by the haunting of the Carmichael home and by the mental state of its owner, Sir Arthur. Settle sees something sinister in the stepmother. For expert help, he calls in
Dr. Carstairs, his friend and an authority in mental cases. "The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael"
Shaw was an "elderly man with a kindly but tired manner." He was known in Kingston Bishop as "Leave-it-to-Nature-Shaw" and drove a battered old Landrover. Shaw visited Ellie when she sprained
her ankle, and later examined her body when she was thrown off her horse while riding. Endless Night
Dr. James Sheppard
The brother of Caroline Sheppard, he was the physician and friend of Roger Ackroyd in the village of King's Abbot. In his spare time, the doctor enjoyed playing Mah Jong and tinkering in his
workshop. His next-door neighbor was the retired detective Hercule Poirot, whom Sheppard incorrectly presumed was a hairdresser. Sheppard was the narrator of the Ackroyd case and assisted Poirot
with the investigations. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Dr. John Stillingfleet
He was a doctor of "thirty-odd with red hair and a rather attractively ugly face." He confessed, "I'm just interested in people." He called upon Poirot's help in the Benedict Farley suicide
case, and then later saved Norma Restarick's life from oncoming traffic. He helped her recover from the illegal drugs in her system. The long-legged doctor later married Norma and moved to
Australia to start a new practice there. "The Dream", Third Girl
Dr. Michael Stoddart
Poirot liked Stoddart's "shy friendliness of his grin" and his "naive interest in crime." He asked Poirot to investigate the aftermath of a party full of drinking and
drugs. Poirot put a young female drug addict into the hands of the capable Stoddart. "The Horses of Diomedes"
He was an aggressive and rude man to the police when they questioned him about Canon Pennyfather. They asked him about the Wheelings who took in the dazed cleric after his auto accident (from
which a concussion was suffered). The doctor lost his license for performing illegal abortions. At Bertram's Hotel
Sir Bartholomew Strange
The big, gray-haired man looked like a Harley Street doctor. This keen-looking man was a successful specialist in nervous disorders. He suddenly died of nicotine poisoning while at dinner with
friends at his Yorkshire home. Satterthwaite was shocked that he would die "in the pink of condition", but was more curious that the murder was like that of a previous one. Three-Act
Dr. Jacob Tanios
He was a "big, bearded, jolly-looking man" and husband to Bella and father of Edward and Mary. Despite his personal charm (some in the village said he had "brains" and "charming manners"), Miss
Emily Arundell disapproved of him simply because he was Greek. He was unlucky with money always and had hoped to ask Aunt Emily for financial help for his children. He and his wife had returned
to England from Smyrna for the Easter Holiday. Dumb Witness
Dr. Thomas had "grey hair and a red, cheerful face." He was a friend of Bobby Jones and an erratic golfer. The doctor and Bobby discovered a man whose back was broken lying at the bottom of
a cliff near the golf course. The man later identified as Alex Pritchard was someone new to Marchbolt. Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Dr. Geoffrey Thomas
The doctor was a "very capable fellow," but always overshadowed by Dr. Humbleby his partner. With the death of Humbleby, fair-haired Thomas had new confidence in himself and "more aplomb,
more personality." Amy Gibbs died late one night, having digested poison instead of the cough syrup Dr. Thomas gave her. Thomas startled Luke Fitwilliam by saying he thought it was easy to get
away with murder. Murder is Easy
Dr. Thompson was a famous doctor who specialized in the treatment of mental illness. Captain Hastings described him as a "pleasant middle-aged man, who . . . contented himself with homely
language." He was invited to the first of conferences on the ABC Murders case. The doctor thought the murderer had an "alphabetical complex" and that madman hasn't shown any motive yet (says he,
"deadly logic is one of the special characteristics of acute mania." The ABC Murders
He was a doctor in Exhampton whose home was about next door to the police station. He was just having dinner with the wife before being summoned by Constable Graves of the police. He examined
the dead body of Trevelyan's and gave the time of 5:25 in the evening as the time of death--the exact time the spirits said he'd be dead. The Sittaford Mystery
Sir Alington West
West was the ultimate authority on mental disease. He was described as a "slightly pompous man of full figure." His nephew Dermot suspected West was at the dinner party not for the seance,
but for a professional reason: a case of mental instability of one of the dinner guests. Later (after the dinner) West was found dead, shot in the heart. "The Red Signal"
Dr. James Whistler
Whistler was described as a "thin, scraggy little man". He was a doctor in the Croydon area who received summons to the Croydon aerodrome to examine the body of the late Madame Giselle.
He had said death was due to acute paralysis of the heart. Death in the Clouds
He was doctor to Emily Inglethorp, owner of Styles Court. He was described by Captain Hastings as a "portly, fussy little man." Wilkins was called in upon her death. He had warned Inglethorp
that "her zeal for good works was too great." The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Choose a Doctor -- Alphabetical