Article by Dr. Erika Behrisch Elce
Who better to ask about books than a librarian? This week I chatted with Suzanne Côté who, as Interlibrary Services Clerk at RMC, is one of the most recognizable faces on campus. She was happy to tell me about her current book, Le Noel de Poirot, a French translation of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. “I had just enjoyed an English Poirot novel, and wanted to read something in French,” she says about her linguistic choice. “I’m developing a love for the whole Poirot series.”
What does she enjoy about the Agatha Christie mysteries? “They’re really clever! I can’t figure the puzzle out ahead of time, so it keeps me interested right until the end. They’re fun.”
And of course I had to ask: does she love the Poirot series, or the amiable detective himself? “Oh, the series!” Ms Côté insists, “though I admit I did enjoy Kenneth Branagh in the role, especially the way he cared for his moustache.”
Suzanne had her portrait taken next to the Agatha Christie books in the RMC stacks – she’ll even help you check one out!