|“||(Michael Garfield: Ferrier?) Mr. Garfield? It's all here, I trust? Pleasure doing business with you. (Garfield stabbed Ferrer dead) UGH! (Garfield: The Pleasure is all mine...)||„|
|~ The last words of Leslie Ferrier.|
Leslie Ferrier is a supporting antagonist in Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novel, Hallowe'en Party. He was presented as a murder victim that Joyce Reynolds saw at first, but he soon turned out to be a corrupt solicitor affiliated to Rowena Drake, Michael Garfield and their hideous crime.
In Hallowe'en Party's TV episode adaptation from Agatha Christie's Poirot, Ferrier was portrayed by an unknown actor.
Lesilie Ferrier, being Mrs. Reynolds lodger (in TV series_ and a clerk of solicitor, was sentenced to three months in prison for forgery, but he was bailed and hired by Mr. Fullerton, the primary soliciter of Woodleigh Common. However, Ferrier was suspected by his employer for possibly scooping the private documents.
After killing Mr. Drake, Garfield and Ferrier helped Rowena Drake to secure Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe's inheritance. The real codicil, written by Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe and leaving her fortune to Olga, had been replaced with a clumsy forgery, produced by Lesley Ferrier, to halt investigation for the real one, left in the pages of a large book. In earlier wills, Rowena Drake would inherit the bulk of the large estate. Lesley Ferrier and Olga Seminoff were both murdered to conceal the deceit.
- Like Grace Springer (ITV Series only), Mrs. Clapperton, Henry Reedburn, Harrington Pace (ITV Series only), Sir Reuben Astwell, Paul Renauld, Simeon Lee, Lady Boynton, Samuel Ratchett, Paul Déroulard, Lord Edgware, Madame Giselle and Stephen Norton (among others), Ferrier is presented as a murder victim, but their depraved nature and/or former crimes soon come to light in some parts of the stories.
- In the novel, Ferrier was said to have love affair with Sandra Griffin, the wife of Harry Griffin and the mistress of the Green Swan, meaning he was also an adulterer. In Agatha Christie's Poirot, however, he was dating Francis Drake (the daughter of Mrs. Drake) who was single.