Moxie Mallahan
Physical description


Eye color

Dark gray[1]

Family members

Mr. Mallahan (father)

Love interests

Lemony Snicket




Moxie Mallahan is an amateur reporter living in Stain'd-by-the-Sea. She appears in the All the Wrong Questions series and is one of Lemony Snicket's close associates, described as:

"Ad hoc... members of V.F.D."
—Lemony Snicket


Moxie lives with her father in The Stain'd Lighthouse, now known as the Mallahan Lighthouse. The local newspaper, The Stain'd Lighthouse, was run by the Mallahan family for generations, and was printed in the Lighthouse. Her parents were both reporters and she aspires to be a great one herself. When the newspaper folded, her mother left Stain'd-by-the-Sea to find a job in the city, and her father quit working and now rarely gets out of bed. Moxie has helped Lemony Snicket on multiple occasions.

In Who Could That Be at This Hour?, she accompanies Snicket to the Sallis Mansion to rescue Dame Murphy Sallis from her basement, where Hangfire has tried to drown her.

In When Did You See Her Last?, she helps cuts Snicket's hair to help him disguise as Stew Mitchum, helps research Colonel Colophon, and joins Snicket, Jake Hix, Pecuchet Bellerophon and Bouvard Bellerophon to the Colophon Clinic, where her arm is cut by Nurse Dander.

In Shouldn't You Be in School?, she disguises herself as a student of Wade Academy (along with Jake Hix, Cleo Knight, Kellar Haines, Ellington Feint and Ornette Lost). The six of them, plus Snicket, fashion fake cigarettes made out of tree bark that, in reality, hep fight off the effects of the laudanum. Moxie helps participate in the stealing of honeydew melons at Partial Foods, hoping to learn any valuable information, but learns nothing. By the end of the book she has invited Kellar to come live with her and her father in the lighthouse.

In Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?, she helps hoist Snicket into the train, The Thistle of The Valley. With her in her compartment is a fake Bombinating Beast, fashioned out of cardboard by Ornette.


Moxie Mallahan is an avid journalist with a thirst for knowledge. She is very curious as well. She also can be seen as incredibly loyal, as she is very proud to be Snicket's associate and wants to help Snicket on his missions, to which Snicket replies "It's too dangerous".

Physical Appearance

Moxie has dark gray eyes which Snicket described as "dark grey, as if they had once been black but somebody had washed them or had made her cry for a long time.". Her hair color is unknown but it can be logically assumed she has blonde hair. She is not taller than Snicket as stated in WCTBATH ( "She was not taller than me, but I still had to look up to meet her eyes" ). She wears a hat that is "shaped like an a" and has some business cards in the ribbon. Her shoes are described to be heavy and brown.


  • There is some evidence that indicates she has a romantic attachment towards Snicket; every time Snicket admits that he is thinking about Ellington Feint, Moxie seems to be jealous and tells him she doesn't matter. In When Did You See Her Last?, she is annoyed at Snicket's absence at her home, but claims that she is bored when he asks.
  • Many theorize that Moxie is Snicket's editor that he mentioned in The End.




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