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Abbesses. In the past 6 months five women had been killed, all in Montmartre, and all in the same district, between the four métro stations Lamarck, Abbesses, Place Blanche and Place de Clichy. [1955-TEN]
Abbesses, Place des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. at Rue des Abbesses]
Janvier called from Au Bon Coin, a place on Rue Germain-Pilon, 200 yards from the Place des Abbesses, where Léonard Planchon used to come for a drink.... Planchon called M from a café on the Place des Abbesses, near a house where he'd been working all day.... M left Planchon's wife [Renée Planchon] and turned left towards Places des Abbesses, instead of going down Rue Lepic to find a taxi on Place Blanche. Place des Abbesses, with its métro station, Théâtre de l'Atelier, which looked like a toy or stage set, and its bistros and small shops, seemed to M to be far more genuine working class Montmartre than Place de Tertre, which had become a tourist trap. [1962-CLI]
Marcel Vivien had stayed at the Hôtel Jonard on the Place des Abbesses from June through August. Louis Mahossier had also been living there at the time of Nina Lassave's murder.
Abbesses, Rue des
Abbesses, Rue des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue des Martyrs to Rue Lepic]
At Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], M told the driver to go up Rue Caulaincourt. They passed the Rue Lamarck, and entered a section where nothing had happened so far. M told the driver to keep on going and come back by the Rue des Abbesses. [1955-TEN]
[Henry Miller mentions "Abdullah cigarettes" in a Paris context in "Tropic of Cancer": "Tania is a fever, too... Café de la Liberté Place des Vosges... Montparnasse... Abdullah cigarettes..."]
M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. Abouchère, the son of Senator Abouchère...
Aboukir, Rue d'
Aboukir, Rue d'. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Place des Victoires to Rue Saint-Denis]
The manageress of a small hotel in the Rue d'Aboukir said Louise Laboine had spent four months at her hotel, until two months earlier. Janvier said it was the lowest sort of place, most of the clients Algerians.
Abraham. Jacques Huguet adored children, said the greatest man in history was Abraham. [1966-VOL]
Abyssinia. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]
Acacias, Chemin des. Lourtie whispered that he could see a sign, Chemin des Acacias (Jouy-en-Josas). [1969-TUE]
Acacias, Rue des. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Avenue de la Grande-Armée to Avenue Mac-Mahon]
Three times that week M had been to Manuel Palmari's, the old owner of the Clou Doré on Rue Fontaine, who lived in his bourgeois apartment on the Rue des Acacias. ... Janvier drove M to Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Élysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful. [1964-DEF]
Manuel Palmari lived in an apartment on the Rue des Acacias with Aline.... Not only had M cleared his name, he'd gotten a confession from a dentist on the Rue des Acacias who had committed several crimes. [see: DEF]
Académie Française Academy Academy of Medicine
Académie Française. Boutigues pointed out a villa that belonged to a famous writer, a member of the Académie Française, and that of a ballet dancer who lived with an English lord. [1932-LIB]
Academy. Victor Lamotte appeared with his lawyer, Maître Bourdon, one of the leading lights of the legal profession, President of the French Bar, whose name had been put forward for membership in the Academy. [1968-ENF]
Academy of Medicine. Antoinette Ollivier said that because Étienne Gouin was a member of the Academy of Medicine everyone assumed him to be innocent. [1953-TRO]
M entered Marina's and found Christiani and his young recruit, René Lecoeur, known as the Accountant, as he'd been a bank clerk in Marseilles.
Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades. Jacques Huguet said he'd run into Nora in a small nightclub, the Ace of Spades, in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés. M went there and learned she was the owner. Manager said she had a dozen, including some in the Pigalle area and one on the Champs-Élysées. He said he could retire to the Riviera in a year if he just had three. [1966-VOL]
Action Française. Lapointe found membership cards in Jules Piquemal's room. The oldest was for the Association of the Croix de Feu. Another, from 1937, was for the Action Française [ultra-right-wing groups. footnote in English ed.] . [1954-MIN]
Ada Farano. see: Farano, Ada
Adalbert d'Oulmont. see: Oulmont, Adalbert d'.
Adèle. Jacques Pétillon had asked for a girl named Adèle at the Tivoli. They said she hadn't worked there for ages. "You mean the little dark one with the pear-shaped tits, don't you?" He didn't know. [Jeanne Grosbois] [1942-FEL]
Adèle Bosquet. see: Bosquet, Adèle
Adèle Noirhomme. see: Noirhomme, Adèle
Adeline Paillet. see: Paillet, Adeline
see: Hulot, Adine
Adler. Tissot had said that if he were a blind believer in the theories of Freud, Adler or others, he wouldn't hesitate to assign sexual overtones to the crimes. [1955-TEN]
M brought home a psychiatric text from the Director's office, which included a section on Adler's opinion on neurosis. Also Kraepelin and Capgras were mentioned.
Admiral Café Admiral Hotel
Admiral Café. [Concarneau] Yves Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café, with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux. [1931-JAU]
Admiral Hotel. [Concarneau] Only the three windows of the Admiral Hotel, on the square where it meets the quay, were lighted. [1931-JAU]
Adolphe Bonvoisin. see: Bonvoisin, Adolphe
Adrien Josset. see: Josset, Adrien
Adrienne Laur. see: Laur, Adrienne
Aerts, Arthur. Old Arthur Aerts, the skipper of the Astrolabe had arrived at La Citanguette about a half an hour after the Aiglon VII, Claessens walking the tow-path with his horses. He was Belgian, said to have a hoard of 100,000 francs on board. [1936-pen]
Aerts, Emma. Arthur Aerts' wife, Emma, had bought bread, eggs and a rabbit at the bistro. She was from Strasbourg, 20 years his junior.... Dr Paul's reports said that Emma had died about 1:00 am. [1936-pen]
Aerts, Maria Van. see: Van Aerts, Maria
Aerts, Théodore. Théodore Aerts, with his father's help, had bought a self-propelled barge, the Marie-France. He'd been notified of his father's death while passing through Maestricht, in Holland. [1936-pen]
Jean-Luc Caucasson, fine-looking, tall, spare, thick gray hair, had the look of a pedigreed animal, an Afghan hound perhaps.
Afghanistan. M read the paper. "Daughter of Mohammedan Ruler married at Nice. festivities in India and Afghanistan... A dinner in Nice at the Palais de la Mediterranée..." A Moslem princess marrying at Nice... [1932-LIB]
Africa. There were photographs in his study showing Conrad Popinga in Asia and Africa wearing the uniform of first officer or captain. [1931-HOL]
M had an idea he wanted to check, something he'd thought of while waiting for M. Gastinne-Renette's ballistics report at the gunsmith's. He'd been watching a young married couple about to leave for Africa on their honeymoon, trying out some extremely powerful guns. [1942-FEL]
The change of scene was as absolute as if they'd been transported to Africa - blue porcelain sky, air perfectly still. [1949-AMI]
M explained that when the setting of their house had been the Place des Vosges, the one on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir was being repaired, so they'd stayed in Georges Simenon's, who was off to Africa for a year, No. 21. [1950-MEM]
At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. [1950-PIC]
M told Émile Paulus that after serving 5 years he'd probably be sent off to the Africa brigades.
Africa, Central. Ernest Combarieu's feet had the scars left from "jiggers", ticks of Central Africa which burrow into a man's toes, and have to be dug out with a knife. [1946-obs]
Pierre Mazet, who'd worked for M ten years earlier, transferred to Central Africa, where he stayed for 5 years. Returned due to ill health. The man who was brought to M's office.... Yvonne Moncin's sister was married to a garage owner at Levallois. They had a brother in Africa. [1955-TEN]
It is generally known that there is one squad solely concerned with the 2-300,000 North Africans, Portuguese and others who live on the outskirts of the 20th, who camp there, scarcely knowing the language if at all. At the Quai des Orfèvres there are maps on which little islands are marked, the Jews of the Rue des Rosiers, the Italians of the Hôtel de Ville district, the Russians of Les Ternes and Denfert-Rochereau...
Africa, Northern. M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa. [1932-FOU]
age, M's. see Chronology of the ages of Maigret and Simenon by Jean Forest
see Comparison of Simenon's and Drake's Chronologies of Maigret's Life by David Drake
see Chronology of Maigret's Life and Career by David Drake
Postmistress, very fat girl, 26 at most. She listened in on most calls, supplied the information that Marcellin had called Ginette to find what year Van Gogh had died, revealing to M that Jef de Greef had forged a Van Gogh for Philippe de Moricourt to sell to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox, and that Marcellin had known. Therefore the murderers were de Greef and de Moricourt. [M pondered her name in reference to her shape, perhaps thinking of Baudelaire's inspiration for his "White Venus" cycle, Apollonie-Aglaé Sabatier, a well-known beauty and artist's model.]
Aguesseau, Rue d'
Aguesseau, Rue d'. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue de Surène]
Aiglon Hôtel. see: Hôtel Aiglon
That Wednesday evening, the Aiglon VII, a small tug from the Upper Seine had brough her six lighters to the La Citanguette lock.
Aigny Aiguillon, Pointe de l' Aiguillon, Quai de l'
Aigny. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... M had eaten lunch at Aigny.... M waited for the Southern Cross at the Aigny lock. [1930-PRO]
Aiguillon, Pointe de l'. In the distance M saw an island, or perhaps the Pointe de l'Aiguillon... Saint-André-sur-Mer was about 9 miles north of La Rochelle, not far from the Aiguillon headland. [1953-ECO]
Aiguillon, Quai de l'. [Concarneau] There was not a single light on the Quai de l'Aiguillon; everything was closed. [1931-JAU]
Listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André.
Aillevard. M asked if Aillevard were in, but he hadn't come in yet, though Janvier was back. His kids all had the flu. [1956-ECH]
Aimée Amorelle. see: Amorelle, Aimée
Aimée Malik. see: Malik, Aimée
Even the Air Force sergeant who was on the stand was looking at M.
Air France Air France
Air France. Éveline Jave had traveled from Orly to Paris by the Air France bus, which had left her at the Boulevard des Capucines. [1956-AMU]
Air France. In Countess Louise Paverini's room were timetables from Air France and Pan American. [1957-VOY]
M had been studying all the historical cases which bore some resemblance... Jack the Ripper, the Düsseldorf Vampire, the Viennese lamplighter, and the Pole who operated among the farms in the Aisne Department.
Aix-en-Provence. [city, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 89,556. (also: Aix). 19 mi. N of Marseilles.]
Pepito Giovanni said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence.
Aix-les-Bains. [commune, E France, Savoie dept. pop. 1968: 20,627. on SE shore of Lake Bourget 9 mi. N of Chambéry.]
Ajoupa. M's dentist. He hadn't seen him for a year. [1964-DEF]
Alain Courmont. see: Courmont, Alain
Alain de Folletier. see: Folletier, Alain de
Alain Druet. see: Druet, Alain
Alain Dupré de Boissancourt. see: Boissancourt, Alain Dupré de
Alain Lagrange. see: Lagrange, Alain
Alain Lemaire. see: Lemaire, Alain
Alain Mazeron. see: Mazeron, Alain
Alain Serre. see: Serre, Alain
Alain Vernoux. see: Vernoux, Alain
Alban Groult-Cotelle. see: Groult-Cotelle, Alban
Proprieter of Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche, where Charles Dandurand and his unsavory associates would meet.... "As Albert would say, I'm spilling the beans." Dandurand's statement to M.... All the big bosses who were in the habit of gathering every evening at Albert's place were waiting for M in the bistro near the cemetery.... The small band of gentlemen with flashy rings was no doubt engaged in a game of belote at Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche. [1940-CEC]
Albert, the valet, was a jockey till he was 21. He was also from Anseval. He slept above the stables with Jérôme, the coachman.... Dédé brought M to his table, where he introduced Albert, broken nose, bovine type, and Lucile. [1948-PRE]
The concierge, M. Albert, told M. Gilles he'd sent his assistant, René up to Colonel David Ward's, and that he was dead in his bath in suite 347.
Albert. Arlette's young boyfriend, Albert, turned out to be Lapointe. [1950-PIC]
Albert Babeau. see: Babeau, Albert
Albert Fagonet. see: Fagonet, Albert
Albert Falconi. see: Falconi, Albert
Albert Forlacroix. see: Forlacroix, Albert
Albert Jorisse. see: Jorisse, Albert
Albert Magnin. see: Magnin, Albert
see: Marcinelle, Albert
Albert Premièr, Boulevard Albert-Premièr, Cours
Albert Premièr, Boulevard. [Nice] Hélène Lange had lived nine years in Vichy, before that in Nice, in a fairly shabby lodginghouse in Boulevard Albert I. [1967-VIC]
Albert-Premièr, Cours. Rosalie Moncoeur said the last she'd seen Maria Pinaco she was walking the streets on the Cours Albert-Premièr in Nice. [1950-PIC]
Albert Raymond. see: Raymond, Albert
Albert Retailleau. see: Retailleau, Albert
Alcyon. Enormous white yacht kept at Porquerolles, almost entirely metal, owned by a Lyons businessman, M. Jaureguy, who used it one week a year. On board were two Breton sailors, middle-aged men who never mixed with the locals, went for a drink from time to time at Morin-Barbu's. [1949-AMI]
Aldegonde, Sister. Invariably Sister Aldegonde came to the door of the big ward with the 20 beds. [1947-VAC]
Aldo de Rocca.
see: Rocca, Aldo de
À l'Escargot Alésia, Rue d'
À l'Escargot. On the opposite pavement, just across from the Rue des Saints-Pères, was a homely restaurant, À l'Escargot. Jean, the waiter, confirmed that a woman matching the description of the one who went into the Café des Ministères had been there, Isabelle Auger. [1946-obs]
Alésia, Rue d'. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Avenue Reille to Rue de Vouillé]
Gilbert Pigou's father lived in an apartment on the Rue d'Alésia, for nearly 50 years. Gilbert had been born there. His father had been a cashier in a branch office of the Crédit Lyonnais.
Alexandre Dumas Alexandria
Alexandre Dumas. see: Dumas, Alexandre
Alexandria. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]
Alfonsi had been attached to the Police Judiciaire, but not M's department. For a few years had been in Vice Squad. Had opened a private detective agency in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Short, wore high heels, dressed elegantly, a big diamond (real or paste) on his finger. (cf. Santoni). Was working for Philippe Liotard.... Alfonsi lived in the Hôtel du Massif Central, room 33, Rue de Douai. M told Lapointe to check his room for the suitcase if it wasn't at Liotard's.
Alfonsi. Lognon and another inspector from the 18th, Alfonsi, a Corsican, came slowly up the stairs. [1955-TEN]
Alfonsi, Fred. The owner of Picratt's. Had owned it for 11 years.... About 50, short and strong.... At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. At 28 he was in Marseilles, supplying brothels. He wasn't a pimp, but high enough not to get pinched in brawls in the bars of the Vieux Port. No convictions, but he got in trouble because of a 17-year-old girl he placed in Le Paradis of Béziers with false papers. After that he'd gone to Panama on an Italian ship with 5 or 6 girls. At 40 he was living in Paris with Rosalie Dumont, Rose, running a massage parlor on Rue des Martyrs. [1950-PIC]
The former Rosalie Dumont, Fred Alfonsi's wife. Lapointe said she was nearly 70.
Alfortville. [commune, N France, Val-de-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 335,023. on Seine and Marne rivers 4 mi. SE of Paris.]
Alfred Jussiaume. see: Jussiaume, Alfred
Alfred Meurant. see: Meurant, Alfred
Algerian. The peanut seller on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart was an Algerian. M. Jacob said Éléonore Boursang had threatened to use him instead if M. Jacob didn't like her price. [1930-GAL]
A half-drunk Algerian came along, and M asked him to find them a taxi. [1934-MAI]
At 3:00 M was in his office at the Quai des Orfèvres, when a call came in about some Algerians knifing one another in the neighborhood of the Porte d'Italie. Algerians were the special concern of Sergeant Lucas. [1936-fen]
Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger! [1937-38-not]
The manageress of a small hotel in the Rue d'Aboukir said Louise Laboine had spent four months at her hotel, until two months earlier. Janvier said it was the lowest sort of place, most of the clients Algerians. [1954-JEU]
Among the customers at the Petit Saint-Paul were some Algerians.
Algiers. Germaine Rivaud told M she'd been living in Algiers with her mother and sister when she'd married Jacques Rivaud, who'd spent two years at the hospital there.... Joséphine Beausoleil said her daughter Françoise Beausoleil had been born in Algiers. [1932-FOU]
Alice Bruart. see: Bruart, Alice
Alice Pardon. see: Bruart, Alice
Alice Perret. see: Perret, Alice
Alice Perrin. see: Perrin, Alice
22. Manuel Palmari's mistress. Had worked as his waitress in the Clou Doré when she was thin, black hair on end, flashing dark eyes. Manuel had picked her up on the street. She'd put on weight and looked like a "little lady." Had started on the sidewalks of the Boulevard Sébastopol at 16, and now resembled an elegant housewife. She was from a little village in Morbihan, and had come to Paris as a nursemaid. She'd worked for about six months for a very rich family in Neuilly, even after she'd starting frequenting the dance halls in the Gravilliers district, and on Rue de Lappe. [1964-DEF]
Aline Calas. see: Calas, Aline
Aline Gassin. see: Gassin, Aline
see: Rousselet, Aline
Alitalia. Someone from Alitalia had brought Louise Paverini over, as she'd missed her Air France flight. [1957-VOY]
Allier. [dept, C France pop. 1968: 386,533. Navigable river, SC France, about 4 mi. W of Nevers, 225 mi. long; flows NNW into Loire river.]
M felt like the little boy he'd been in Allier, when he'd walked on tiptoe and held his breathm when he went into the sacristy to put on his choir-boy's cassock. [1947-VAC]
M thought of going directly to see the big chief, the Chief of the Sûreté, Xavier Guichard, for he knew him personally. He'd often spent his holidays near his family home in the Allier, and at one time had been a friend of his father's. [1948-PRE]
Almost every day the Big Chief called M to his office. He'd known him since his childhood, and he'd spent his vacations close to their home in Allier, and had been a friend of his father's. [1950-MEM]
M remembered his first year at school in the Allier village, when he'd told his first big lie. He'd been given am old Catechism with a greenish cover, while others had received a new one. He'd told the teacher he'd lost his, but he had hidden it, so he'd get a new one too. Finally he told the truth and gave back the new one. [1961-BRA]
Each new day they found themselves in the same place at the same time... beside the Allier... Later on it would be cool on the Allier promenade... Across the Allier they could see the horses cantering alongside the white fenceposts of the racecourse. [1967-VIC]
Mme M remarked that the rainy day was a proper All Saint's Day, though M remembered it more as overcast, windy and cold, but not wet.
All Soul's Day
All Soul's Day. A message to the Municipal Police at Moulins had said that a crime would be committed at the first Mass on All Soul's Day at the church of Saint-Fiacre. [1932-FIA]
It had been an emptier Sunday than usual, possibly because this year it happened to be All Soul's Day. He would have sworn he could still smell the chrysanthemums. From their window they'd watched families setting off for the cemeteries.
Almanach de Gotha Alpes-Maritimes
Almanach de Gotha. [Gothaische Hofkalender; Gotha Almanac, a widely used annual reference book, first published (1763) by the grographical-cartographical publishing house of Justus Perthes, Gotha, Thuringia, central Germany.]
Alpes-Maritimes. [dept, SE France pop. 1968: 722,070.]
An Alpine beret had been dropped at the scene of a robbery, which they hoped would lead to the criminals.
Alps. When he had the Alps beneath him M had to admit it was a magnificent sight. [1957-VOY]
Alsace. [Old German and later French province, NE France, between Rhine River and Vosges Mts., in modern depts. of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin.]
When M got home Mme M would kiss him, move her saucepans about on the stove, and fill a plate with savory stew.... She prepared plum brandy every year in her native village in Alsace, where she returned every summer. [1929-30-LET]
A bargee protested that his brother-in-law in Alsace had been brought back to life after almost three hours in the water. [1930-PRO]
M went to Alsace with Mme M, who always spent one of the summer months there with her sister. M returned to Paris after a few days, but promised to come back down.... Although M wanted to see his wife, to spend a few hours trout fishing in the streams of Alsace, he too wanted to go to Morsang.... Mme M wrote from Alsace that they were starting to make the apricot jam. [1931-GUI]
Mme M was spending a fortnight in Alsace with her sister, who was expecting a baby. [1932-FOU]
On the few occasions M had traveled on summer vacations it had been to meet Georges Simenon at his various homes, while he was still living in France: in Alsace, at Porquerolles, in the Charentes, the Vendée, etc. And when M had gone on a semi-official tour of the US, it was mainly since he knew he'd meet him in Arizona, where he'd been living.... M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]
Mme M had been called away to Alsace, to the bedside of her sister, who was going to have an operation. [1951-MEU]
Everyone was surprised when, a few weeks before the German retreat they arrested Auguste Point, and took him to Niort, then somewhere in Alsace. They caught three of four others at the same time, one a surgeon from Bressuire. [1954-MIN]
Once, when M had already arrived at his sister-in-law's in Alsace, he'd received a frantic phone call on the first day and had to rush back to Paris. [1956-AMU]
M poured himself a small tot of sloe gin from the bottle his sister-in-law had sent them from Alsace.... M went over to the sideboard, where, besides the sloe gin, there was a bottle of raspberry liqueur, both from his sister-in-law in Alsace. [1969-VIN]
When the Pardons (Dr Pardon) came over, the men would gossip idly, drinking Alsatian gin or raspberry brandy.
Alsace-Loraine. [Frontier region between France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland; except for Rhine on the E has had indefinite boundaries.]
It was not merely by chance that M finally went into an Alsatian brasserie. He needed to feel solid ground under his feet. [1958-TEM]
M had Lucas call Breuker at Orly. An Alsatian, Superintendent of the airport.... Mme M had made Alsatian sauerkraut as could only be found in two restaurants in Paris. The pickled pork was particularly good, and M opened two bottles of Strasbourg beer. [1966-NAH]
Alvaredo, Vicente. Vicente Alvaredo, 26, born in Bogota, was a student, resident in Paris, Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs. He was staying at the Rembrandt Hôtel in Amsterdam. Évelina Nahour had called him as soon as Jef Keulemans had left. He had a shorthand transcript of the conversation. [1966-NAH]
À ma Bourgogne. Mimile called M from Ivry. Told M he was at À ma Bourgogne, a little hotel, three stories, ground floor brown, just opposite the gas works. Mimile was in 22, Georges-Henry [Georges-Henry Malik] in 21. Mimile said it was funny, vingt-deux, v'la les flics, watch out, here come the cops. (22 skiddoo). [1945-FAC]
Dr. Florian remembered that Dr. Amadieu, a psychiatrist who worked at Sainte-Anne and lived in the Latin Quarter, was a mutual friend.
Amadieu Amazone Ambassadeurs Ambassadeurs, Hôtel des
Amadieu. Philippe Lauer said he was working under Inspector Amadieu. He'd been appointed Divisional Inspector when M retired. His room had been the last on the right at the end of the corridor. A thin, melancholy man.... Amadieu, with his long plae face and brown mustaches that he was perpetually twirling, was not a bad man. He had a wife and three children, among them a daughter on whom he would settle a handsome dowry. But he fancied himself surrounded by conspiracies. [1934-MAI]
Amazone. Véronique Lachaume worked at the Amazone, around the corner in the Rue Marbeuf. [1958-TEM]
Ambassadeurs. The driver stopped in front of the Ambassadeurs in Cannes. The Casino was ablaze with lights. [1932-LIB]
Ambassadeurs, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Ambassadeurs
see: Théâtre de l'Ambigu
Amboise. [Indre-et-Loire, NW France, commune dept. pop. 1962: 7,332. on the left bank of Loire river, 15 mi. E of Tours.]
The butcher's family had arrived from Amboise. [1938-ceu]
Ambrosini, Joseph. Joseph Ambrosini was a waiter at the Casino of Cannes. Sylvie's "protector".... Joseph said he'd just come from the Préfecture where he'd had his identity card renewed. Joseph Ambrosini, born at Milan. waiter. [1932-LIB]
Amédée Rousselet. see: Rousselet, Amédée
see: Potru, Amélie
Amelot, Rue. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard Richard-Lenoir to Boulevard Voltaire]
Constables Mathis and Bernier went out at 11:00, down Boulevard Voltaire to the Rue Amelot.
America. Pietr had told Hans [Hans Johansson] he was going to America on some job that would make him a millionaire. [1929-30-LET]
M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa.... Samuel Meyer had gone to America after his son and wife, Germaine Rivaud and her sister went to France. [1932-FOU]
Alfred Moss had been prosecuted first in London, where he claimed to be Swiss. A jewel case had disappeared from the room of an American lady who'd called him to interpret a letter she'd received from Germany.... Frans Steuvels said he'd had a suit made a few years earlier by a neighbor, a Polish Jew, who'd since disappeared, perhaps gone to America. [1949-MME]
Mrs. Muriel Britt, the old Englishwoman, had chosen to disappear. She'd come to Paris with 52 others, a group the travel agents assemble in England, America, Canada or elsewhere, and take to Paris for a week. [1956-ECH]
American. Lucas had checked at the Coupole, where the girls were known. They'd sent him to the Dingo, then to the Cigogne. Finally he found them in a little American bar in the Rue Vavin.... Vladimir was wearing an American beret.... M found Vladimir's American sailor's cap in the barn under some straw.... The driver of the baker's van hunched over the wheel like a detective in pursuit of a criminal in an American film. [1930-PRO]
A rich American woman and her maid had been killed at Saint-Cloud.... Moers said the note was written with ink from the American bar at the Coupole, written with the left hand by a right-handed person. [1930-31-TET]
Léon Le Glérec said while he had talked to the men and American had showed up who knew about boats.... One day in Sing Sing Léon Le Glérec had met an American from Brest, who'd been a Prohibition agent, in England, France, and Germany. There were 10 tons of cocaine aboard the Pretty Emma that he'd supplied. They'd decided to turn in Léon for the bounty. [1931-JAU]
In a few minutes Mme. Marcel Basso appeared wearing sailor clothes of red-brown canvas, toile de Concarneau, and an American sailor hat.... James said before the bank he'd done translation for an American petroleum company. [1931-GUI]
What was M to do, play at guardian angel like those American private detectives hired to follow nurses and children and protect them from gangsters? [1937-38-ber]
Ellen Darroman was just the kind of woman who exasperated M in American movies.... Oswald Clark hit out furiously at M's face, with the clean, clockwork precision one sees in American films. [1939-MAJ]
The Americans, especially, had wanted to take advantage of the French liqueurs. [1946-NEW]
One of the inspectors had his hat pushed to the back of his head, like the detectives in American films. [1947-VAC]
M told Coméliau he was talking about small, working-class cafés, not the American bars of the Opéra and Champs-Élysées.... The Cadran was the kind of brasserie M liked, not yet modernized, seats upholstered in dark red American cloth, the smell of beer and sauerkraut. [1947-MOR]
They were sitting at a table covered with American cloth. [1948-PRE]
The difference was the Americans were more friendly. Whether in New York or one of the ten or eleven other states he'd been in since, people would tap him on the shoulder and ask "What's your first name?" [1949-CHE]
M explained that big, noisy, Torrence had been "killed" in place of another inspector in a Champs-Élysées hotel. He'd left the force to open a private detective agency, and has a big American car, always comes by with a pretty woman, his "fiancée". [1950-MEM]
The Grasshopper, doorman at Picratt's, distributed handbills, mostly to American clients of big hotels.... The Grasshopper told M he'd come to the tabac that night to get cigarettes for an American.... Lognon said that apparently Arlette's type of dancing was what was done in American burlesque shows. [1950-PIC]
The man who came to Lognon's was probably an American, tall reddish-blond man with broad shoulders.... The car belonged to a garage at the Porte Maillot. It had been rented to an American, Bill Larner, living at the Hôtel Wagram, Avenue de Wagram.... For twenty years Luigi at the Manhattan Bar had seen the whole American colony file through his place.... Perhaps if M had gone to the American consul or the ambassador, they would also have told him to keep out of it.... The Americans employed methods which baffled them. Quickness of decision seemed to be their main characteristic. And they never hesitated to show themselves. [1951-LOG]
Marthe Jusserand said she wanted an American cigarette. M bought her a pack, the first time he'd ever bought American cigarettes.... A girl in the Place Blanche was trying to persuade a man, an American or Englishman, to take her to a nightclub, but he kept saying no, no. [1955-TEN]
Lucas told M Depeu was there to see him. Inspector Depeu had a large family, six or seven children. He'd found the girl coming out of a hotel with an American soldier.... There'd been some phone calls, from an American news agency and the provincial papers. [1960-VIE]
Jean-Baptiste Prieur's brother, Christophe Prieur, was married, had a daughter, lived in Morocco, committed suicide, wife disappeared, perhaps married an American living in Texas. Daughter was Nicole Prieur. [1964-DEF]
Bob, barman at Bar de l'Amiral in Toulon, said Le Grand Marcel had something that would be of especial interest to the Americans.... Pepito Giovanni owned a magnificent villa, which he'd bought from a rich old American who had decided to go home. The finest property in Sanary. [1970-FOL]
When Louisa came back, M. Charles was gone, and Zoé was sitting with a big American.
American bar American Consulate American Embassy American Embassy
American bar. M went to the Select at apéritif time, and sat not far from the American bar, where the talk was about racing. He showed the Roger Couchet's picture and asked if he'd seen him. [1931-OMB]
American Consulate. Albert Falconi said they hadn't yet sent anyone to the American Consulate to get a passport in Louise Laboine's name. [1954-JEU]
American Embassy. Ellen Darroman and Oswald Clark went to the American Embassy, on Avenue Gabriel. [1939-MAJ]
American Embassy. Mortimer-Levingston had just left the Majestic Hotel for lunch at the American Embassy. [1929-30-LET]
Maître Poupard was one of dozens being entertained at the American Embassy on the Avenue Gabriel.
American Hospital. Janvier called and said Étienne Gouin had come to Lulu [Louise Filon]'s apartment. He said he had an important operation at the American Hospital at Neuilly that afternoon. [1953-TRO]
Dr. Frère told Jules to call the American Hospital at Neuilly to send an ambulance.
American Legion Amiens
American Legion. Fat Fred, associated with Pietr, passed the forged check at the Federal Bank in Berne, was killed while being arrested. Had passed himself off as Major Howard of the American Legion, but was a former New York bootlegger, known as Fat Fred. [1929-30-LET]
Amiens. [manufacturing city, N France, capital, Somme dept. pop. 1968: 117,888. on Somme river 72 mi. N of Paris.]
A little 9-year-old girl had witnessed the December 8 attack, had been adopted by a family in Amiens. She identified Maria's picture.... Carl Lipschitz had been in the regions just to the south of Amiens, where the first three crimes were committed. The fourth, a little further east, was towards Saint-Quentin. Lipschitz probably had a girl friend or acquaintance there. [1947-MOR]
Amorelle. Amorelle came from Berry, married the boss'es daughter. Formed a partnership with Campois, and they bought land by the Seine, upstream from Paris, made their first gravel pit their, 45 years ago. Bernadette Amorelle's late husband, had died 20 years ago.... Maître Ballu remembered that when he'd first met Amorelle, around the time of the Exposition of 1900, he'd asked him if he were connected to the Amorelles of Geneva, an old Protestant family. [1945-FAC]
Aimée Malik's maiden name was Amorelle.
Amorelle and Campois
Amorelle and Campois. Ship builders and quarry owners. M had once conducted an inquiry in Upper Seine, and all day long seen strings of boats with the Amorelle and Campois green triangle. In the Île Saint-Louis he had often noticed their offices. [1945-FAC]
Laurence Malik's maiden name. The elder of the Amorelle daughters.
Amstel. Jef Keulemans said he'd shown M the brewery's warehouses when they'd sailed down the Amstel together. [1966-NAH]
Amsterdam. [city, capital of the Netherlands, North Holland Prov., on S side of IJ (or Y) river, connected with North Sea by ship canal. pop. 1970: 820,406; met. area: 1,035,999. major port.]
On the wall behind M's desk was an enormous map. His eyes traveled from Cracow, to the port of Bremen, then to Amsterdam and Brussels.... M read another telegram in polcod, from Bremen: Pietr the Lett reportedly making for Amsterdam and Brussels.... M read the final telegram in polcod, from Brussels: Confirm Pietr the Lett passed through Brussels 2 p.m. in North Star compartment as reported by Amsterdam.... Pietr was thought to be the head of an international gang, traced at various times to Paris, Amsterdam (the Van Heuvel case), Berne (the United Shipbuilders case), Warsaw (the Lipmann case), and others. [1929-30-LET]
Alfred Moss had been arrested in Manchester, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris. In Amsterdam he'd been suspected of being a con man.... Not only in Paris and in France, but in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome they were trying to pick up Alfred Moss' track. [1949-MME]
A Danish report said that Hans Ziegler's real name was Julius Van Cram, a Dutchman born in Groningen, son of a good family. Went to work at 22 in an Amsterdam bank, where his father was a director. Spoke several languages, was a member of the Amsterdam Yacht Club. [1954-JEU]
Émile Parendon was in conference with two clients, shipowners, one from Amsterdam, one from Athens.
Amsterdam, Rue d'
Amsterdam, Rue d'. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Saint-Lazare to Place du Clichy]
February 2, Avenue Rachel, close to Place de Clichy, just off the brightly lit Boulevard de Clichy, Arlette Detour, 28, prostitute who lived in a cheap hotel on Rue d'Amsterdam, stabbed in the back. [1955-TEN]
A policeman had seen Muriel Britt going into a bar in the Rue d'Amsterdam.
Amsterdiep. Conrad Popinga's house was about half a mile from Liewens' house, also on the Amsterdiep, the canal. [1931-HOL]
Anatole France. see: France, Anatole
Ancelin. Judge Ancelin was the Examining Magistrate in the Manuel Palmari murder. Small, plump, very fair, tousled hair, white baby-like skin, ingenuous blue eyes. Appointed to Paris five months earlier. High-pitched voice. Seemed like a perpetual Latin Quarter student. Had spent a long time in Lille. Sloppy dresser, 6 children, 7th due in three months; old car, cheap suburban apartment [un H.L.M. d'Antony]... Magistrate Ancelin's office was at the top of the Palais de Justice, one of the offices for newcomers, that had not been modernized. [1965-PAT]
Butcher listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André.
Anderlecht. [Industrial commune, WSW suburb of Brussels, Brabant prov., Belgium, on Senne river. pop. 1969: 104,157.]
Andersen, Carl. The interrogation of Carl Andersen had lasted exactly 17 hours. [1931-NUI]
Andersen, Else. Carl Andersen had said he lived with his sister Else Andersen, in a country house on the main road from Paris to Étampes, two miles from Arpajon, at the Three Widows Crossroads.... Else Andersen said her real name was Bertha Krull and she was wanted by the Copenhagen police. [1931-NUI]
André. Mme M's sister had come from Alsace, and brought a bottle of plum brandy, as she always did. She was out doing errands with André, her husband, a worthy fellow who ran a brickfield, when M returned home. [1931-OMB]
Angel. Ronald Dexter had found another handbill: Robson the Comic, Lucille the Medium, and finally, J & J. Robson had died 10 or 15 years earlier in a railroad accident. In those days Lucille had been called Angel. [1946-NEW]
Angela Dodds. see: Dodds, Angela
Angèle Louette. see: Louette, Angèle
Angelino Giacomi. see: Giacomi, Angelino
Angelino Luppin. see: Luppin, Angelino
Angelino Pozzi. see: Pozzi, Angelino
see: Masoletti, Angelo
Angelot. The Examining Magistrate was M. Angelot. Tall, young, hatless and coatless. He extended the hand of a tennis-player, the new generation. [1958-TEM]
Angelus. [Millet, Jean-François, born 1814, Gruchy, near Gréville, Fr., died 1875, Barbizon. French painter renowned for his peasant subjects. The Angelus, a man and woman pausing in prayer in a field at the end of the day, was painted in 1859.]
Marcel Landry's father was postmaster general at Angers or Tours, or some large town on the Loire.
Anglais, Promenade des Angleterre, Hôtel d' Angleur
Anglais, Promenade des. [Nice] The ebb and flow of the crowds in Vichy reminded M of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. [1967-VIC]
Angleterre, Hôtel d'. see: Hôtel d'Angleterre
Angleur. [industrial commune, Liège prov., Belgium, 2.5 mi. SE of Liège, near Meuse and Ourthe rivers. pop. 1969: 12,931.]
The body hanging from the door-knocker was Émile Klein, 20-year-old house painter, born in Angleur.
Anglo-Norman. Most of the postcards were addressed to the S.S. Diana, Anglo-Norman Navigation Co., Caen. [1932-POR]
Angoulême. [city, W France, capital, Charente dept. pop. 1968: 47,822. on Charente river, 64 mi. NNE of Bordeaux.]
On Jan. 14, the day before the sale, there'd been two extra guests at the inn. Borchain, from near Angoulême, and Canut, from Saint-Jean-d'Angély.
Angoulême, Rue d'
Angoulême, Rue d'. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard du Temple to Boulevard de Belleville. (Now Rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud.)]
animals, comparison with.
see Comparisons (of M) to animals (Comparaisons animalières)
by Murielle Wenger
Anjou, Quai d'
Anjou, Quai d'. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile to Rue des Deux Ponts to Rue des Deux Ponts]
The young man found stabbed in the Rue Popincourt was Antoine Batille, 21, Quai d'Anjou, on the Île Saint-Louis, not far from Pont Marie.... Philippe Lherbier's villa reminded M of the house on the Quai d'Anjou. [1969-TUE]
Anna Bebelmans. see: Bebelmans, Anna
Anna de Groot. see: Groot, Anna de
Anna Gorskin. see: Gorskin, Anna
Anna Keegel. see: Keegel, Anna
Anna Peeters. see: Peeters, Anna
Anna van Houtte. see: Houtte, Anna van
Louise Paverini received a call from Anne. She told her to "Tell Her Highness..."
Anneau d'Argent Anneau d'Or Anneau d'Or
Anneau d'Argent. The young man with Adèle Noirhomme was Gaston Buzier, Anneau d'Argent hotel, Le Havre. [1931-REN]
Anneau d'Or. Jeanne Fénard had worked as a maid at the Anneau d'Or, a hotel-restaurant in Villecomtois, where Mlle. Otard had been cashier. [1937-38-man]
Anneau d'Or. Some of the funeral-goers had no doubt stopped into the Anneau d'Or, the local inn, for a drink. [1942-FEL]
Anneke van Houtte. see: Houtte, Anna van
Anne-Marie Boutin. see: Boutin, Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie Penette. see: Penette, Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie Point. see: Point, Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie Trochain. see: Trochain, Anne-Marie
Annette Duché. see: Duché, Annette
Anselme. Dr. Larue said the Anselmes, of Anselme Chocolate, had also been friends with René Josselin's, some years earlier, but Anselme had retired and bought a villa in Monaco where they lived all year round. [1961-BRA]
Anselme Léonard. see: Léonard, Anselme
see: Remouchamps, Anselme
Anseval. Richard Gendreau-Balthazar said his sister, Lise Gendreau-Balthazar, was at Anseval, the Château d'Anseval, near Pouilly-sur-Loire, in the Nièvre. [1948-PRE]
Anseval, Comte d'. The Comte d'Anseval had owned the château before Hector Balthazar. His grandson, the current count, Bob d'Anseval, visited Lise Gendreau-Balthazar, and was probably the one shot. [1948-PRE]
Anseval, Jacques d'.
The grandson of the old Comte d'Anseval was Jacques d'Anseval, penniless, who was seeing Lise Gendreau-Balthazar. 25, good-looking. Known as Bob d'Anseval, the Count. Germaine Baboeuf said he was called Jacques, imagined he carried a gun. She'd read Fantômas.
Anthropometrical Ball. More than a year later M received an invitation to the Anthropometrical Ball, in the Boule Blanche to launch his series of detective stories. Georges Sim had become Georges Simenon.... Soon after the Anthropometrical Ball, the first two "Maigrets" appeared: [The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien] [PHO] and [The Late Monsieur Gallet] [GAL], which M read immediately. [1950-MEM]
Moers had passed on the clearest prints [fingerprints] to the Anthropometric Department, but they hadn't found a match.
Antibes. [seaport, SE France, Alpes-Maritimes dept. pop. 1968: 47,547. on the Mediterranean, 11 mi. SW of Nice; winter resort.]
When M got out of the train at Antibes, half the station was bathed in a glare of sunlight. [1932-LIB]
M had received an anonymous call at the Quai des Orfèvres, which suggested he might do well to check at Marina's for news about Martino, the kid from Antibes, whose brother had just been shipped off to Guiana. [1936-pig]
Pepito Giovanni said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence.
Antifer. [Cape Antifer, Normandy, N coast of France, 15 mi. NNE of Le Havre; marks W terminus of chalk cliffs of French coast stretching WSW from the Somme and also the NE point of the Bay of the Seine.]
[Étretat] At regular intervals they saw the Antifer lighthouse sweeping the sky.
Antin, Chaussée d' Antin, Rue d'
Antin, Chaussée d'. see: Chaussée d'Antin, Rue de la
Antin, Rue d'. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Danielle Casanova to Rue Port Mahon]
"Have you heard that the house on Rue d'Antin is up for sale? Dédé has had some trouble and he's leaving next week for South America." Comment addressed to M. Charles Dandurand. He'd told Juliette Boynet about it and she'd bought it. A year later acquired Le Paradis in Béziers for her, one of the most profitable establishments of its kind in the country. She owned many houses of prostitution.... Dandurand had brought Mme. Boynet 52,000 francs, quarterly rents from the house on Rue d'Antin. [1940-CEC]
M knew that Joseph Mascoulin lived on the Rue d'Antin, two steps away from the Place de l'Opéra, the oldest house. Had lived there 11 years.
Antipodes. M could imagine the Martinis sailing off the the Antipodes. [1932-LIB]
Antoine. M told Torrence to go and see Chief Superintendent Antoine, for a list of all the shops on the Grands Boulevards that had had lunchtime thefts in the past two years. [1952-BAN]
Antoine Batille. see: Batille, Antoine
see: Bizard, Antoine
Antoine-Chantin, Rue. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Avenue Jean-Moulin to Rue des Plantes]
M turned into the Avenue de Châtillon, after stopping at the little café opposite the Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. About the middle of the avenue, not far past Rue Antoine-Chantin, Lapointe hailed him. [1957-SCR]
Antoine Cristin. see: Cristin, Antoine
Antoine, Joseph. Joseph Antoine, Léontine Antoine's second husband, died 12 years ago. Was Chief Buyer at Hôtel de Ville department store, in charge of agricultural implements and tools. Would have been 92 had he lived, 6 years older than she. Had one son who lived in Venezuela. [1970-FOL]
Antoine, Léontine. 86. Picot, the officer outside Police Headquarters along with Latuile, his old friend, when Léontine Antoine first came by.... Léontine Antoine had lived at 8B Quai de la Mégisserie, 2nd floor, for 42 years. Second husband died twelve years earlier.... Léontine Antoine's father was a man of property, and they'd lived near the Luxembourg Gardens. The two girls, Léontine and Angèle Louette's mother, went to a very good school.... Murdered by Le Grand Marcel when she found him stealing the revolver her late husband had invented. [1970-FOL]
Antoinette Chauvet. see: Chauvet, Antoinette
Antoinette Le Cloaguen. see: Le Cloaguen, Antoinette
Antoinette Lesourd. see: Lesourd, Antoinette
Antoinette Machère. see: Machère, Antoinette
Antoinette Méjat. see: Méjat, Antoinette
Antoinette Ollivier. see: Ollivier, Antoinette
Antoinette Vague. see: Vague, Antoinette
see: Farano, Antonio
Antwerp. [Commercial and manufacturing city, capital of Antwerp prov., N Belgium, on right bank of Schelde River 23 mi. N of Brussels. pop. 1970: 226,570.]
Émile Michonnet, an insurance agent who lived 100 yards from Carl Anderson, found his new car in Anderson's garage, with a dead man, Isaac Goldberg, a diamond merchant from Antwerp at the wheel. [1931-NUI]
A call came in from the Aulnoye station, that a Jef Bebelmans, an acrobat born in Antwerp, had been found emerging from under a coach with a parcel containing a considerable sum in international certificates. [1936-arr]
Bérenstein said before the war the two main stonecutting centers were Antwerp and Amsterdam. Most of the stonecutters were from the Baltic -- Latvia or Estonia. In Antwerp, when they retreated before the German advance, they were all directed to Royan and then to the US. Some of them came back to Paris, the Marais and Saint-Antoine. They're almost all Jews.
Anvers, Place d'
Anvers, Place d'. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Avenue Trudaine to Boulevard Rochechouart]
If Mme M had walked as far as the Place de la République, she could have taken a bus going right to the Boulevard Barbès, and reached the Place d'Anvers in plenty of time for her dentist's appointment. But she went down the stairs at the Richard-Lenoir station of the métro, just a step or two from her own door, because of the "nice lady".... Dr. Floresco's office was on the third floor of a building on the corner of the Rue Turgot and the Avenue Trudaine, exactly opposite the Place d'Anvers. [1949-MME]
Hadn't it been a result of Mme M's getting into a conversation with the mother of a little boy in the gardens of Place d'Anvers awaiting her dental appointment that a murderer had been tracked down? [see: MME] [1952-BAN]
M stopped the car just off the Square d'Anvers and went into a brasserie to have a beer. [1955-TEN]
Any Van Elst. see: Van Elst, Any
apache. All around the fortifications, in those days, the apache's knives would come into play. [1950-MEM]
appearance, M's physical.
see A physical presence... (Une présence physique )
by Murielle Wenger
Apremont. [village, NE France, Ardennes dept. pop. 1962: 221. on Aire river ab. 20 mi. NW of Verdun. (and Apremont-la-forêt, village, Meuse dept, NE France, 4 mi. SE of Saint-Mihiel, pop. 1962: 179)]
aquarium. M caught sight of Cécile Pardon in one of the green velvet chairs in the waiting room.... M was thinking of Cécile sitting in the aquarium, as the waiting room at police headquarters was called, because one wall was completely glass. M wondered why that particular shade of green, which lent a deathly pallor to the human skin, had been chosen for the wallpaper, upholstery and table covering. [1940-CEC]
Invariably, when M reached the vast corridor of the floor occupied by Police Judiciaire, he would look into the aquarium, immediately to the left of the staircase, the glass-walled waiting room with its table covered in green baize, its chairs upholstered in green, its walls hung with black frames, filled with small disk-shaped photographs of policemen killed in the line of duty. [1942-FEL]
M had ceased to realize, after so many years, that when he arrived at the top of the steep, dusty staircase at Police Headquarters, always slightly out of breath, he would make a brief pause and glance automatically at the glass cage which served as a waiting room, known to some of his colleagues as "the aquarium", to others as "Purgatory". A lamp was kept burning there all day, as there was no window, and the only light came from the immense corridor. ... seated on the arm chairs or green velvet chairs, two black frames with gold fillets, the photographs of policemen killed while on duty. [1953-ECO]
Old Joseph said they'd put Jean-Luc Caucasson in the aquarium, one of the waiting rooms, walled with glass on three sides.... One morning, on his way to his office he'd noticed an elderly little man sitting patiently in the glass-walled waiting room generally referred to as the aquarium. [1969-VIN]
Aquitaine. Michael O'Brien had found John Maura's immigration record: Joachim-Jean-Marie Maura, born in Bayonne, age 22, violinist. Came over on the Aquitaine, which has been out of service for years. [1946-NEW]
Arab. The week before two Arabs had knifed each other at the same place, and a month before that, a sack and legs containing the trunk and legs of a woman had been fished out of the water. [1930-31-TET]
Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger! [1937-38-not]
It's the same with a bistro in La Villette or near the Porte d'Italie, with Arabs in the Zone, or with Poles or Italians, streetwalkers of Pigalle or young delinquents of Les Ternes. You have to know. [1950-MEM]
M was upset at the thought of Gérard Pardon slinking out of the door leading out to the Boulevard Arago in the small hours from Cécile Pardon's.
Arcachon. [commune, SW France, Gironde dept. pop. 1968: 14,986. on S coast of the Bassin d'Arcachon (inlet, Bay of Biscay), 32 mi. WSW of Bordeaux. resort.]
Apparently Léontine Antoine and Joseph Antoine had been great travelers. They'd visited Quimper, La Baule, Arcachon, and Biarritz. They'd toured the Massif Central, and spent summers on the Riviera.
Arcades, Hôtel des Arc de Triomphe
Arcades, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Arcades
Arc de Triomphe. Prosper Donge noticed it was getting lighter behind the Arc de Triomphe. At the corner of the Champs-Élysées a policeman called out, "flat tire"? [1939-MAJ]
The gaslights were outlining the vistas of the avenues around the Arc de Triomphe. [1948-PRE]
Adrien Josset picked up Annette Duché at the Rue Caulaincourt, and drove down from Montmartre, passing the gold-tipped railings of Parc Monceau, crossing Place des Ternes, rounding the Arc de Triomphe... [1959-CON]
Janvier drove M to Manuel Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Élysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful.... Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set, drove to school in Jaguars and Ferraris. Most of the group lived near the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foch, and so on. [1964-DEF]
As they drove around the Arc de Triomphe M said they'd have to know her a little better before they could feel sorry for her.
Arc-de-Triomphe, Rue de l'
Arc-de-Triomphe, Rue de l'. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Rue du Général-Lanrezac to Rue des Acacias]
Xavier Guichard's hobby was archaeology, and he'd written a book about the remote origins of Paris. Georges Sim had made a point of talking to him about it.
Archangel. [(Arkhangelsk) City, capital of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR, on right bank of northern Dvina near its mouth about 460 mi. NE of Leningrad. pop. 1970: 343,000.]
Yves Lannec said the Saint-Michel could go to Archangel any day of the year.
Arche de Noé Arches, Pont des
Arche de Noé. hotel in Porquerolles run by M. Paul and his wife, where Marcellin had claimed M as a friend the night of his murder. M and Inspector Pyke stayed there during the 3-4 days of the investigation. Upstairs, red flooring as in the bar, three or four rooms. The bar was a proper bistro bar, metal, white wine cool. Inspector Lechat could have booked them at the Grand Hotel, which had been open for a fortnight, but he put them at the Arche de Noé, where almost everyone had been the night of the murder. [1949-AMI]
Arches, Pont des. [Liège] Police Constable Lacasse of No. 6 Division, was going towards the Pont des Arches, passing the main door of the Church of Saint-Pholien, when he observed a body hanging from the door-knocker. [1930-31-PHO]
The glass door which provided direct access between the Police Judiciaire headquarters and the Palais de Justice and the Archives. On the right a staircase leading to the attics which housed Police Records and the Forensic Laboratory.
Archives, Rue des
Archives, Rue des. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue de Rivoli to Rue du Bretagne]
Arctic. It was as if a sea lion, after ages of captivity as a circus performer, were to suddenly find itself back in the glacial waters of the Arctic. (cf. FOU, the dream of the beached "seal"). [1940-JUG]
All the old drawings, from ten years earlier, were now next to landscapes of the Ardennes, and drawings for calendars. [1930-31-PHO]
Aresco. On the first floor, on the right, was the Aresco apartment. There were six of them, all dark and overweight. They had business interests in South America and owned a house in Switzerland.... Someone came in and gave the name Aresco, that of the South American tenants on the first floor. [1961-BRA]
Argens, Bernard d'.
Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque said she'd worked as a secretary for a law firm, Maître Bernard d'Argens, Rue de Rivoli, before she was married.
Argenteuil. [city, N France, Val-d'Oise dept. pop. 1968: 90,480. on Seine R. 5 mi NNW of Paris. residential area.]
Lucas was planning to call Joseph at Quai des Orfèvres to have him shut his window when it started hailing. The hailstorm was one of the worst on record, damage amounting to millions of francs round Argenteuil.
An Argentine orchestra was playing a tango on the machine at Carl Anderson's.
Argentine. The Argentine embassy had sent for a document for which Frans Steuvels had created a fancy binding. [1949-MME]
Montmartre was teeming with black musicians; rich middle-aged ladies let themselves be robbed by Argentine gigolos; the Vice Squad was overwhelmed by orgiastic parties in the Bois de Boulogne.
Argonne. [wooded plateau, NE France, in Meuse, Ardennes, and Marne depts., near Belgian border S of Ardennes, about 25 mi. long and 10 mi. wide, lying between the Meuse and the Aisne, with Verdun at its S end. Scene of Allied offensive in WWI, Sept-Nov 1918.]
On the few occasions M had traveled on summer vacations it had been to meet Georges Simenon at his various homes, while he was still living in France: in Alsace, at Porquerolles, in the Charentes, the Vendée, etc. And when M had gone on a semi-official tour of the US, it was mainly since he knew he'd meet him in Arizona, where he'd been living. [1950-MEM]
The huge American was wearing cowboy boots, probably from Texas or Arizona. The bartender said he owned oil wells, was leaving tomorrow for Cairo and Saudi Arabia.
Arles. [city, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 45,774. on left bank of Rhone, 45 mi. NW of Marseilles.]
Arlette. The strangled dancer from Picratt's. Arlette had lived in the building 2 years, a two-room apartment in Building B at the back of the court, 3rd floor. Her ID card showed Jeanne-Marie Leleu, 24, born in Moulins, choreographic artist, 42 ter, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Her real name was Anne-Marie Trochain, from Lisieux. [1950-PIC]
Arlette was one of the girls staying at Mariette Gibon's. M went to see her. Her parents thought she was still working at Chez Hélène et Hélène in the Rue Matignon. She asked M if he'd been to Clermont-Ferrand to see her parents. She called Lapointe "the dark one with lots of hair." [1952-BAN]
Arlette Detour. see: Detour, Arlette
see: Sudre, Arlette
Arlon. [Town in Belgium, Luxembourg prov., on the Semoy, tributary of the Meuse. pop. 1952: 11,200.]
Armand. One of the men who found M said, "Do you hear, Armand, find him a telephone..." [1948-PRE]
Armand Barion. see: Barion, Armand
Armand de Saint-Hilaire. see: Saint-Hilaire, Armand de
Armande Bresselles. see: Bresselles, Armande
Armande Motte. see: Motte, Armande
Armande Tenissier. see: Tenissier, Armande
Armand Lachaume. see: Lachaume, Armand
Armand Lecocq d'Arneville. see: Lecocq d'Arneville, Armand
At the Roméo that night had been the wedding of Marco Santoni, 45, representative in France of a well-known Italian vermouth, and Jeanine Armenieu, 22, of Paris.... Jeanine Armenieu came from Lyons, the daughter of Mlle. Poré's half brother, who worked in a textile factory.
Armes, Place des
Armes, Place des. [La Rochelle] Francine Lange eventually returned to La Rochelle and bought a hairdressing establishment in Place des Armes. [1967-VIC]
[John T. Arnold in orig.] John Arnold, in the Hôtel Scribe on the Grands Boulevards, called the Hôtel George-V for Colonel David Ward.
Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days. At a matinee for Around the World in Eighty Days at the Châtelet, Antoinette Machère ran into Louis Thouret one day. He came back, and they began to meet. [1952-BAN]
At 18 Germaine Laboine went to Paris where she had walk-on parts at the Châtelet, and did a little dancing in Around the World in Eighty Days and Michael Strogoff.
Arpajon. [commune, N France, Essone dept. pop. 1913: 3,191. 21 mi. S of Paris.]
Carl Andersen had said he lived with his sister Else Andersen, in a country house on the main road from Paris to Étampes, two miles from Arpajon, at the Three Widows Crossroads.... M hailed a taxi for the Gare d'Orsay, changed his mind and took it to Arpajon, 300 francs round-trip. [1931-NUI]
A garage in Arpajon reported they'd given gas to a car fitting the description, but there'd been no one in it but the driver. [1931-GUI]
Grosjean called M to say that by the testimony of the lookout, Gouvion, they'd found witness in two of the cases, the Château de l'Épine, near Arpajon, and the other at a villa in the forest of Dreux.
Arras. [city, N France, capital, Pas-de-Calais dept. pop. 1968: 49,144. 25 mi. SW of Lille.]
Victor Macoulet was the husband of the concierge at Manuel Mori's building. On duty at night, he was a drunk, slept there on a camp bed. Might be found at the Square Le Bruyère or the Place Saint-Georges. Born near Arras.
Arsenal, Quai de l'
Arsenal, Quai de l'. The Jules Naud brothers had a load to deliver to the Quai de l'Arsenal. It was a couple of miles downstream, between the Bastille and Seine. They'd be there for almost a week unloading. [1955-COR]
Arsène, the chauffeur, was married with a baby, and didn't sleep at the house. [1948-PRE]
Arsène Vadibert. see: Vadibert, Arsène
arsenic. M reminded Charles Dandurand that poisons, such as arsenic, are retained in the body for a long time after death, and that if Juliette Boynet 's dead husband's body were to be exhumed... [1940-CEC]
Arthur Aerts. see: Aerts, Arthur
Arthur Baquet. see: Baquet, Arthur
Arthur Belion. see: Belion, Arthur
Arthur Gilson. see: Gilson, Arthur
Arthur Godefroy. see: Godefroy, Arthur
Arthur Le Pommeret. see: Le Pommeret, Arthur
Arthur Nicoud. see: Nicoud, Arthur
Arthur Rollin. see: Rollin, Arthur
Arthur Rousselet. see: Rousselet, Arthur
Arthur, Uncle. see: Uncle Arthur
Article. The judge told Ginette Meurant that Article 322 precluded her testimony being accepted as evidence. Lawyers were discussing Articles 310, 311, 312 of the Criminal Code of Procedure [1959-ASS]
A few weeks before he'd spoken bitterly on the Penal Code - the real job of the police was to protect the State... last of all the lives of the citizens. Article 274, on mendicancy comes before Article 295 on wilful homicide. [1961-PAR]
see: Levinson, Art
Artois. [Historical region of N France, bounded on N by the Strait of Dover, E by Flanders, S and W by Picardy.]
Carl Lipschitz was one of a group of agricultural laborers who were directed to big farms in Picardy and Artois.
Arts, Pont des
Arts, Pont des. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai du Louvre to Place de la Institut]
Arturo Giacomi. see: Giacomi, Arturo
Ascan. Superintendent of the First Arondissement, where Marcel Vivien's body had been found. M knew him well; somewhat affected in manner, always exquisitely turned out, genuinely cultivated man, who had been a lawyer for some time before joining the police force. M called him near the end of the investigation, to have him locate and send over the two vagrants, Toto and Nana, again, to have them confront Louis Mahossier. [1971-SEU]
Ascot. There were only a limited number of Ascots and Grand Prix race meetings. [1957-VOY]
Asia. M thought of the Belgian university professor who spoke 40 far-eastern dialects but had never set foot in Asia. [1929-30-LET]
Jean-Luc Caucasson had been planning to publish a book on certain aspects of Asiatic art.
Asia Minor. Germaine Laboine had toured for years in the Near East and Asia Minor as an artiste under the name Lili France. [1954-JEU]
Asiatic. In the lounge an Asiatic family sat waiting, a woman in a gilded sari, three children with huge dark eyes. [1957-VOY]
When she first married, Léontine Faverges lived in Asnières. For several years she'd been seen frequenting the cafés on Rue Royale, and the Vice Squad had a record of her.
Asnières, Porte d'
Asnières, Porte d'. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Boulevard Berthier to Avenue Porte d'Asnières]
Assize. Willy Marco said he didn't want to wind up in the Assize Court over something stupid.... Céline Mornet had cried out in the Assize court that she would follow her husband, Jean Évariste Darchambaux to Guiana. [1930-PRO]
Didn't most of his investigations lead in the end to the Assize, or criminal courts, like today, or to the police court? [1959-ASS]
M could imagine the Public Prosecutor, addressing the Court of Assize: With bestial ferocity, Théo Stiernet struck down his grandmother... M said they'd appoint a young lawyer, making his first appearance at the Assizes, to defend Théo Stiernet.... No doubt at the Assizes they'd ask Gilbert Pigou if he was sorry, and if he answered truthfully, there'd be a murmur of disapproval in the courtroom.
Associated Butchers Association of Central Canals
Associated Butchers. Ferdinand Fumal said "Economic Butchers" was also his, as well as Northern Butchers out of Lille, and Associated Butchers of the Rue Rambuteau in Paris. [1956-ECH]
Association of Central Canals. The traffic is divided between two companies, the General Canal Company and the Association of Central Canals. [1933-ECL]
Association of the Croix de Feu.
Lapointe found membership cards in Jules Piquemal's room. The oldest was for the Association of the Croix de Feu. Another, from 1937, was for the Action Française [ultra-right-wing groups. footnote in English ed.] . Immediately after the war, Jules Piquemal had joined the Communist Party. The card was renewed for three years. He also belonged to the International Theosophical League, based in Switzerland.
Astoria. Hotel visited by Alain Lagrange when he was searching for Jeanne Debul in London. [1952-REV]
Athens. [City, capital of Greece and of Attica dept., EC Greece and Euboea, near the Saronic Gulf. pop. 1971: 862,133. Greater Athens: (dept.) 2,530,207.]
The gangsters had apparently crossed the Atlantic to settle scores the French police knew nothing about. [1951-LOG]
Jean Ramuel worked as a bookkeeper at the Atoum Bank, Rue Caumartin, till it crashed. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères.... M went to Atoum's carpet shop, where cups of Turkish coffe were laid out. M reminded him of their meeting in Alsace, the Vosges.
Atoum Bank. Prosper Donge said Jean Ramuel had been a bank accountant at the Atoum Bank, on Rue Caumartin, before working at the Majestic.... Jean Ramuel worked as a bookkeeper at the Atoum Bank. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères. [1939-MAJ]
M said his investigation had the consent of the Director of Police Headquarters. The Public Prosecutor's office had not been informed, and he had only mentioned it to the Examining Magistrate in passing. He was not acting on his instructions, nor on those of the Attorney General. [1959-ASS]
Aubagne. [commune, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 27,938. 8 mi. E of Marseilles.]
Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos said her niece Rita was also trying to kill her.
Auberge des Pêcheurs Auberge du Clou Auberge du Pont du Brault Auber, Rue
Auberge des Pêcheurs. There was no village, just a single inn, the Auberge des Pêcheurs, and M knew that it was known locally as L'Auberge aux Noyés, the Drowned Men's Inn. [1937-38-noy]
Auberge du Clou. Jean-Claude Ternel told Janvier several places he'd gone to more than once with Marinette Augier. Auberge du Clou at Courcelles in the Vallée de Chevreuse... [1963-FAN]
Auberge du Pont du Brault. M called the Auberge du Pont du Brault. They'd seen Marcel Airaud, who'd stopped there, and gone toward Marans. [1940-JUG]
Auber, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Place de l'Opéra to Rue Tronchet]
In Paris Victor Lamotte had a suite at the Hôtel Scribe, almost next door to his office in the Rue Auber.
Aubervilliers. [commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 73,695. NNE suburb of Paris, 2 mi. from right bank of Seine river.]
They found nothing except a passport in the name Louis Jeunet, mechanic, born in Aubervilliers.
Aubin et Boitel
Aubin et Boitel. The list of Oscar Chabut's probable mistresses went on, a famous dress designer on the Rue François-Premier, Gérard Aubin, partner in the bank of Aubin et Boitel…. [1969-VIN]
Aubin, Gérard. The list of Oscar Chabut's probable mistresses went on, a famous dress designer on the Rue François-Premier, Gérard Aubin, partner in the bank of Aubin et Boitel…. Gérard Aubin was one of a group of powerful Protestant financiers. [1969-VIN]
Nathalie Sabin-Levesque said a lawyer named Auboineau had been Gérard Sabin-Levesque's friend when they were first married.
Au Bon Coin
Au Bon Coin. Janvier called from Au Bon Coin, a place on Rue Germain-Pilon, 200 yards from the Place des Abbesses, where Léonard Planchon used to come for a drink. [1962-CLI]
Maître Aubonnet, Rue de Villersexel, was Armand de Saint-Hilaire's solicitor.
Au Bon Vivant Aubrais, Les Aubusson Au Couchant Audenarde
Au Bon Vivant. Bob asked Luigi if he'd seen Billy Fast, a kind of bookmaker who lived in the Maisons-Lafitte, actually in an inn in the forest near there, the Au Bon Vivant, run by an American woman who used to be a chorus girl. [1951-LOG]
Aubrais, Les. see: Les Aubrais Bernadette Amorelle told M to get dressed, and that in half an hour she'd drop him at Les Aubrais station. [1945-FAC]
Aubusson. On the wall was an authentic Aubusson tapestry. Then a large study in Empire style. [1937-38-bay]
Au Couchant. The name of the bar on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart near where M. Jacob sold his newspapers. [1930-GAL]
Audenarde. [Commune, E Flanders prov., NWC Belgium, on Schelde river 31 mi. W of Brussels. pop. 1969: 22,084.]
Audiat, Joseph. Joseph Audiat came in, a small man, with a slightly crooked nose and restless eyes.... Joseph Audiat was the one who'd run into Philippe Lauer coming out of the Floria. An ex-café waiter mixed up with racing. [1934-MAI]
audio. see Maigret on the Radio - A chronological list of Maigret radio broadcasts from BBC and CBC... 1957 to the present... And various audio recordings
Auger, Isabelle. Married to Raymond Auger 8 years ago. Born at Melun.... Jean at À l'Escargot said she was about 30, very respectable. He'd had her change tables because she'd taken the one the men from the Registry Office always sat at. [1946-obs]
Auger, Raymond. Short upturned moustaches, probably dyed blue-black. Plump, flabby face. Joseph was sure he knew chess and bridge, for he watched the games at the Café des Ministères intently.... Had been an insurance broker, but had also collected stamps, and became a stamp dealer. [1946-obs]
Augier, Marinette. Marinette Augier was a pretty girl, about 25. Lognon had been calling on her for about ten days in the Avenue Junot. A cosmetician in a beauty salon on the Avenue Matignon. Her ex-boyfriend was called M. Henri.... M found a letter from Marinette Augier's father, posted from Grenoble. Her sister was pregnant again, her engineer husband proud as a peacock. Her father was an English teacher at the lycée in Grenoble, mother a matron in a day nursery. Had been engaged to Jean-Claude Ternel. [1963-FAN]
Auguste Point. see: Point, Auguste
Auguste Préjean. see: Préjean, Auguste
see: Cornu, Augustin
Augustine. [Augustine of Canterbury, Saint, born Rome?, died 604/605, Canterbury, Kent, England. First Archbishop of Canterbury and the apostle of England, who founded the Christian Church in southern England.]
Mme M said she'd heard Mlle Augustine took in sewing jobs.
Aulnoye. A call came in from the Aulnoye station, that a Jef Bebelmans, an acrobat born in Antwerp, had been found emerging from under a coach with a parcel containing a considerable sum in international certificates. [1936-arr]
Hubert Vernoux said the lawyer Aumale had developed the flu, and wouldn't be coming to the bridge evening.
Au Petit Albert Au Petit Chaudron Au Petit Sancerre Au Petit Turin
Au Petit Albert. The old woman said she'd seen the two men in the yellow Citroën go into a café, Au Petit Albert.... It was the sort of little café of which so many are to be seen, not in Paris itself, but on the outskirts. The house stood at a street corner and was only one story high, with a red-tiled roof, and yellow-washed walls on which was written the name in big brown letters. [1947-MOR]
Au Petit Chaudron. Au Petit Chaudron was a little dark restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, a relic of former days. The waitress, Emma, didn't like new faces. Some of the older inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went there regularly. When M went there after Émile Parendon's, he had andouillettes with French fries. The jovial proprieter refilled his Beaujolais, a little young, but exactly the right fruity taste.... M told Torrence that he and Lucas would find a pretty good restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron. [1968-HES]
Au Petit Sancerre. Oscar Chabut's father, Désiré Chabut, 73, still had his bistro at the Quai de la Tournelle, Au Petit Sancerre. He had a live-in housekeeper about 50. [1969-VIN]
Au Petit Turin. M and Lapointe went into Au Petit Turin, where the Italian proprieter served them Chianti and asked about Doc (François Keller). [1962-CLO]
Sister Aurélie, probably about 50, said "Good afternoon, Monsieur 6".
Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles Au Rendez-Vous des Terre-Neuvas Au Rendezvous du Massif Central Au Roi-de-Sicile
Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles. A bright blue signboard proclaimed: Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles! Pilotage de la Marne et de la Haute Seine. There was a café on the right. [1933-ECL]
Au Rendez-Vous des Terre-Neuvas. M pushed open the door of Au Rendez-Vous des Terre Neuvas. [1931-REN]
Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the cab Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had taken. No. 48 came from the depot at La Villette, the cabby's name, Eugène Cornille. He usually kept his cab on the Place Saint-Augustin, and went to eat at Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. [1948-PRE]
Au Roi-de-Sicile. The hotel Pietr went into was called Au Roi-de-Sicile, displayed in ceramic letters. Beneath it were inscriptions in Hebrew, Polish, and other incomprehensible languages, probably including Russian. [1929-30-LET]
Aurore Gallet. see: Gallet, Aurore
see: Préjean, Aurore
Austerlitz, Pont d'
Austerlitz, Pont d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Place Mazas to Place Valhubert]
M had the driver stop in the middle of the Pont d'Austerlitz. [1945-FAC]
Gilbert Pigou had gone past the Bercy warehouses, to a bistro somewhere near the Pont d'Austerlitz when he'd lost his job.
Austerlitz, Quai d'
Austerlitz, Quai d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard de la Gare to Place Valhubert]
Norris Jonker said the greater part of his life had been frittered away going out in London, the US, India, Australia...
Austria. Stuart Wilton's son did a lot of skiing in Austria and Switzerland, motor and yacht racing on the Riviera, England, Italy, played polo... [1961-PAR]
Georges Sim asked M if he'd read Hans Gross, whom he'd never heard of. Later he learned he was an Austrian examining magistrate, who, in the 1880s, held the first chair of scientific criminology at the University of Vienna. [1950-MEM]
Countess von Farnheim had been married to Count Hans von Farnheim, an Austrian.
Auteuil. [district in W Paris at SE entrance to Bois de Bologne (S part of 16e); famous racecourse for steeplechasing]
It was nearly 11:00 when M climbed out of his car on Rue Lopert, 200 or 300 meters from the parish church of Auteuil.... The Inspector from the Auteuil police station had been among the first to call M about the Adrien Josset case. [1959-CON]
The building must have been designed in 1925 or 1930, when houses, then ultra-modern, had sprung up in certain districts, particularly Auteuil and Montparnasse.
Automatic Record Company Autun
Automatic Record Company. M looked up the listing for John Maura's company, the Automatic Record Company, 42nd floor. [1946-NEW]
Autun. [commune, EC France, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 18,398. 51 mi. NNW of Mâcon.]
The patron of the little bistro down the street from Mlle. Clément's was an Auvergnat with a blue-gray moustache.
Auvergne. [historical region of SC France, bounded on N by Bourbonnais, NE by Lyonnais, SE by Languedoc, SW by Guienne, W by Limousin, NW by Marche. capital Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand).]
A black-haired young man from Auvergne was serving behind the bar counter. [1934-MAI]
Billy Louette played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert. Proprieter came from Auvergne, realized what was happening in the Saint-Germain district, and set up a hippie joint.... M went with Lapointe to the Brasserie Dauphine. Ordered a bottle of Beaujolais, herring filet, and andouillettes, fresh from Auvergne that morning.
Auvergne, Hôtel d' Auvergne, Rue d' Aux Caves du Beaujolais Aux Copains de Quai Aux Vrais Marins
Auvergne, Hôtel d'. see: Hôtel d'Auvergne
Auvergne, Rue d'. [Vichy] When they came to the Rue d'Auvergne, instead of going it towards the Allier, M turned to the right. [1967-VIC]
Aux Caves du Beaujolais. The man on the phone [Albert Rochain] said he was at a little café called Aux Caves du Beaujolais, on the Quai des Grands-Augustins. M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]
Aux Copains de Quai. Janvier signalled to M from the entrance to a little bar nearby, Aux Copains de Quai. [1958-TEM]
Aux Vrais Marins. Aux Vrais Marins, the little bar opposite Liberty Bar. [1932-LIB]
Ave-Maria, Rue de l'. Léa said she'd seen Doc (François Keller) buy wine at a bistrot on the Rue de l'Ave-Maria, at the corner of Rue des Jardins-Saint-Paul. [1962-CLO]
Avignon. [commericial and manufacturing city, SE France, capital, Vaucluse dept. pop. 1968: 86,096. near the confluence of Rhone and Durance Rivers, 50 mi NNW of Marseilles.]
Ay. [commune, NE France, Marne dept. pop. 1962: 6,682. on Marne river, 12 mi. S of Reims.]
M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny.... The Southern Cross had not gone a hundred yards before it gave three hoots to warn the lock-keeper at Ay of its arrival. [1930-PRO]
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