Douglas Middlemiss, MI5, and his Assistant, Poppy


Poppy is in a bedroom at the back of the house, with a view of a council car park and some bins. To get to his door, someone would have to go past Poppy’s. And she had proved surprisingly effective last time. Shooting Andrew Hastings. One of Martin Lomax’s close-protection officers, sent to kill him but, instead, killed himself by a small woman with a nose ring and an Ottolenghi cookbook.

The Man Who Died Twice, p. 95

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