The dairy woman had told him the maid's name was Germaine Baboeuf.... There were two chambermaids, Germaine Baboeuf and Marie, at the Gendreau-Balthazar's.
Baby Cadum. see: Cadum, Baby
Basel was Adrien Jossets' doctor, also a friend. Adrien started to call him when he found the body, changed his mind.
Baden-Baden. [city, Baden-Würtemburg, Germany, 18 mi. SSW of Karlsruhe. Pop. 1969: 39,074. tourist resort, thermal baths.]
badge. "Simenon always carries a policeman's badge, presented to him by the Prefecture of Police. It is not an imitation, but an authentic badge, with its registered number and, on the reverse, an engraved name, that of its owner, Commissioner Maigret. For Simenon, this charm has more value than a Nobel prize. It is a constant reminder to him that he has succeeded at what all novelists attempt: to create a character that, escaping from the pages of the book, starts living his own proper existence, like père Goriot, cousin Bette, Fabrice del Dongo, Julien Sorel, the Duchess de Guermantes, or Baron Charlus." (Simenon in Maigret's Trap, Paris Match, Oct. 19, 1957)
"The Chief Commissioner, surrounded by the chief inspectors from the Quai des Orfèvres, solemnly presents me a silver inspector's badge in the name of Maigret." (Simenon in his Intimate Memoirs, visit to the Quai des Orfèvres on April 18, 1952.) Forum Archives, 5/18/07
M's badge had the number 0004. Number 1 was the Prefect, 2 the Director General of the Police Department, and 3 for the Head of the Special Branch. Silver-plated copper, on one side the Republic's Marianne with her Phrygian cap, the letters "FF" and the word "Police" outlined in red enamel. On the reverse were the arms of Paris, a serial number, and, engraved in small lettering, the holder's name.
Eugénie Baffoin, the concierge at 67 bis Rue Caulaincourt, where Mlle. Jeanne, the fortuneteller, had been murdered.
Bagatelle. [Porte de Bagatelles, Boulevard Richard-Wallace, on the edge of Bois de Bologne.]
A young policeman from Neuilly police station, Emile Lebraz, in uniform only a few months, was on duty on Boulevard Richard-Wallace, on the edge of Bois de Boulogne, almost opposite the Bagatelle.
Bagatelle, Porte de Bagnolet Bahamas Baie des Anges
Bagatelle, Porte de. M had had a paragraph inserted into the newspapers, saying that a park-keeper in the Bois de Boulogne had found the body of Ernest Borms, well-know Viennese doctor, on the walks not far from the Porte de Bagatelle. He'd been living in Neuilly for some years. [1939-hom]
Bagnolet. Anna Gorskin gave information which led to the arrest of Pepito Moretto, in a boarding house in the Bagnolet district. [1929-30-LET]
Bahamas. Stuart Wilton's first wife was the daughter of an English brewer. She married again and lived in the Bahamas. [1961-PAR]
Baie des Anges. [The sea at Nice.]
A young girl, dressed in red, was selling mimosa which had just arrived from Nice, and M bought a sprig for his wife, who did not know the Côte d'Azur except from a colored postcard of the Baie des Anges. [1948-PRE]
Lapointe told M he was waiting for a call back from the Nice Brigade Mobile. He'd found a postcard of the Baie des Anges of the house the Countess von Farnheim had lived in, the "Oasis" in Nice. [1950-PIC]
Torrence leafed through a directory looking for Ballu: Batin, Babert, Bailly, Ballu. 75 Quai Voltaire, just across the way.
Bal Bal des Copains Bal des Fleurs Bal des Vertus
Bal. Farther along the canal than No. 8 was a wooden hut bearing the legend "Bal". [1933-ECL]
Bal des Copains. Montmartre... They got out at Place Blanche and began to walk up Rue Lepic, which makes a large bend to the left where it meets Rue des Abbesses, and straight ahead Rue Tholozé climbs up a steep slope, then rejoins Rue Lepic by the Moulin de la Galette. About halfway up on the left was a building with violet letters that lit up at night: Bal des Copains.... Rue Tholozé leads into the Rue Lepic, right in front of the Moulin de la Galette, a dead end at a few steps. Léonard Planchon lived by the steps in a small house in the yard. About halfway along the street, on the right-hand side, there was a little dance hall, the Bal des Copains, where he met his wife. [1962-CLI]
Bal des Fleurs. Antoine Batille recorded the sounds of the Bal des Fleurs at La Villette. [1969-TUE]
Bal des Vertus. Dr Pardon got wrong number calls since they had a similar number at the Bal des Vertus, a dancehall on Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1959-CON]
see: Hobson, Stanley.
Balearic Islands Ballade des Pendus Ballancourt
Balearic Islands. At dinner they'd talked about Dr Pardon's daughter and son-in-law, and the cruise they were going to make to the Balearic Islands next summer. [1966-NAH]
Ballade des Pendus. [Ballad of the Hanged Men]
Ballancourt. Mère Mathilde had been hiding Marcel Basso. Piquart followed her to Ballancourt road. [1931-GUI]
Ballard, Théodore. A waiter in a café on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Seine had seen Maurice Tremblet there playing billiards with a man named Théodore, with ginger hair and a moustache, who M learned from M. Mauvre at Couvreur et Bellechasse had worked for them at the same time, as Théodore Ballard. He'd worked a few weeks at a street fair in Montmartre. He was eventually caught breaking into Tremblet's palce on the Quai de la Gare. [1946-pau]
Maître Ballu, Bernadette Amorelle's solicitor. She'd sent for him the week before to change her will. 75 Quai Voltaire.
Ballu, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Blanche to Rue de Clichy to Rue de Clichy]
Inspector Véliard said he thought Maurice Marcia lived in the 19th, near Rue Ballu. 21 bis Rue Ballu, on Marcia's identification card. They had the whole first floor.... M had himself driven to the Rue Ballu, and told the policeman who was driving to wait near the church.
Balthazar Coffee. The most distinguised name in the whole district was that of the people living at 17a, Rue Chaptal: Gendreau-Balthazar. Balthazar Coffee. [1948-PRE]
Balthazar, Hector. The elder M. Balthazar, Hector, had been a pedlar, his father the village saddler. He'd died at 88 five years before. [1948-PRE]
Hubert Balthazar was Hector Balthazar's son, a good-for-nothing. He lived on the quays, not far from the Pont-Neuf, a kind of artist. In his 50s.... Paumelle mentioned M. Hubert.
Baltic. Pskov was in Russia. M had looked it up in an atlas. Near the Baltic. Several little countries there, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, encircled by Poland and Russia.... and there Jews as well, scattered everywhere. [1929-30-LET]
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.
Baltimore. Albert Falconi said Jimmy [Jimmy O'Malley] was an American. His daughter was getting married next week in Baltimore. [1954-JEU]
Balzac. An old tradition of the Paris police... the memoirs of Macé and those of the great Goron, each in his time the chief of what was then called the Sûreté. Vidocq was the most illustrious of them all, but unfortunately he left no recollections written by himself to compare with those by novelists, often using his own name, or in the case of Balzac, the name Vautrin. [1950-MEM]
The Vieux Garçon had been frequented in the past by Balzac and Alexandre Dumas, and later on, literary luncheon parties brought together by the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Zola, Alphonse Daudet and others. [1962-COL]
Judge Page's office, one of those not yet modernized, was on the top floor of the Law Courts. There was an old time atmosphere about it, reminiscent of the novels of Balzac.
Balzac. The Examining Magistrate had left his number for M - Balzac 23-74, in the Champs-Élysées district where M was now. [1958-TEM]
Bambi Parendon. see: Parendon, Bambi
Mme M said Old Bambois had come and offered her a tench, which she'd baked for dinner.
Bandol. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1959: 3,500. Toulon arr., seaside resort on the Mediterranean.]
M picked up a paper. Two lovers had committed suicide at Bandol. [1932-LIB]
Alfred Meurant was located in Toulon, where he spent most of his time, with frequent trips along the Riviera, to Marseilles, Nice and Menton. He gave the names of three witnesses in Bandol, with whom he'd been playing cards. [1959-ASS]
Maurice Marcia's body would be taken to Bandol, where they had a villa, after the funeral, and buried in a cemetery there.... Boutang introduced M to Charmeroy, Superintendent of Police in Bandol.
Bangkok Bank of Normandie Banks Banque de Crédit Banque de France Banque du Nord
Bangkok. A reception desk clerk said in English "Your call to Bangkok..." [1957-VOY]
Bank of Normandie. Among Yves Joris' letters: a letter from the Caen branch of the Bank of Normandie: Your account (#14173) has been credited with 300,000 francs, from the Dutch Bank, Hamburg. [1932-POR]
Banks. P'tit Louis said that sailing ships make only one trip, but trawlers had to go twice to the Banks. He said he'd rather go to Fresnes. [1931-REN]
Banque de Crédit. Émile said a commercial traveler said he'd seen Maurice Belloir and Louis Jeunet go into Belloir's house in the Rue de Vesle. Belloir was Vice-Chairman of the Banque de Crédit. [1930-31-PHO]
Banque de France. In the apartment on the right an old couple, the husband had worked at the Banque de France. [1968-ENF]
Banque du Nord. M called Marcel Basso's office to find out the name of his bank. It was the Banque du Nord, Boulevard Haussmann. [1931-GUI]
Baptiste Canut. see: Canut, Baptiste
Maître Barbarin, Quai Voltaire, was the Lachaume's notary.
Barbès. Joseph Audiat was not making for the Rue Lepic, where he lived, nor the center of the city. He kept along the boulevard [Boulevard Rochechouart], where the métro ran overhead, and at the Barbès crossroads he went towards La Chapelle. [1934-MAI]
M told Lucas Louise Filon had been a prostitute who'd had her beat in the Barbès district.... Janvier tried a bistro at the Barbès crossroads, but no one there had seen Pierre Eyraud.
Barbès, Boulevard. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Boulevard de la Chapelle to Rue Ordener]
[Stephan Strevzki] followed the same route, from Trinité and Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], Place Clichy and Barbès by way of the Rue Caulaincourt, then from Barbès [Boulevard Barbès] to the Gare du Nord and the Rue La Fayette. [1939-hom]
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". [1949-MME]
Oscar Bonvoisin's living room was like one of those on display at the Boulevard Barbès.... The concierge of the Countess von Farnheim's building's son, Oscar Aubain, was a carpenter's apprentice in a workshop on Boulevard Barbès. [1950-PIC]
The furniture was the sort to be found in any of the big stores on the Boulevard Barbès, called "provincial".
Barbès-Rochechouart. Someone said they'd seen the yellow Citroën in the Barbès-Rochechouart district. The Barbès district was next to that of the Gare du Nord, where Albert Rochain had worked as a waiter. [1947-MOR]
These things happened so frequently in the luxury hotels that if they got a call from the 16th, someone would invariably ask, "downs?", meanining barbituates [Gardénal].
Barcelona. Joseph Audiat said the man from Marseilles had been in Barcelona, but nothing was doing there. [1934-MAI]
Three or four times a year the Maupoises took a trip to Venice, Barcelona, Florence, Naples, Greece, or elsewhere.
Barcelonette. Ten years earlier, when M had arrested Christiani, he'd struck M with his knuckle-duster. He was now the owner of a couple of 'houses' in Paris and another at Barcelonette. [1936-pig]
M found Bardamont in the phone book while searching for Émile Blaise.
Bar de la Grosse Horloge Bar de la Lune Bar de l'Amiral Bar des Églantiers Bar des Tilleuls Bar du Levant Bar du Soleil
Bar de la Grosse Horloge. Lapointe's sister, Germaine Lapointe, often waited for him at the Bar de la Grosse Horloge when she got off from work at the publisher's on the Left Bank at 5:00. [1949-MME]
Bar de la Lune. An anonymous letter said Popaul could be found in the Bar de la Lune on the Rue de Charonne. [1959-CON]
Bar de l'Amiral. Le Grand Marcel was packing for Toulon. Said he could be reached there c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad. [1970-FOL]
Bar des Églantiers. One of the addresses in Marcel Basso's book was Lola, Bar des Églantiers, 18 Rue Montaigne, crossed out with blue chalk. [1931-GUI]
Bar des Tilleuls. Fouad Ouéni said he'd been at the Saint-Michel Club, a gambling club above the Bar des Tilleuls, till 1:30. [1966-NAH]
Bar du Levant. Ernestine Jussiaume had found the bar Alfred had called from, on the Rue de Maubeuge, near a leather goods shop, called Bar du Levant. [1951-GRA]
Bar du Soleil. M called the third precinct, from the Bar du Soleil, spoke to Detective Bonfils. Bonfils said that Big Nicolas and Danvers were at the station. [1951-LOG]
Barens, Cornélius. Cornélius Barens, called Cor, a cadet on the training ship, was also at the house the night of the murder. [1931-HOL]
Barillard. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. ... Barillard, of the Barillard Oil Company, (next month Mlle. Barillard was going to marry Eric Cornal, of Cornal Biscuits). [1964-DEF]
Barillard, Fernand. Fernand Barillard lived on the fourth floor right at Aline's. Aline and Manuel Palmari lived on the left. Traveling salesman for deluxe packaging firm. 40-45, pretty Belgian wife, fair hair, plump, always singing.... about 40, dark moustache. Offered M some wine from Sancerre. 5'7", thick dark hair.... Fernand Barillard's wife, née Mina Claes, said they'd been married 8 years. About 30, nice and plump, fair hair. [1965-PAT]
Fernand Barillard's wife, née Mina Claes.
Barillard Oil Company
Barillard Oil Company. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. ... Barillard, of the Barillard Oil Company.... [1964-DEF]
Barion, Armand. M asked for Dr. Armand Barion, a specialist in lung diseases and a former intern at Laënnec, who had lived in Neuilly three years. Married, three children, a boy of 7, girl of 5, and a baby a few months old. [1936-lun]
The Chief had heard that Pepito Palestrino was in the Barnabé affair, the man killed the week before in the Place Blanche. And drugs as well.
Barnacle. The only other member of the Old School was Barnacle, who had remained a detective, known as "Cold in the Head" or "The man with the big feet." He was retiring in three months. M asked him to take pictures of Nicole Prieur. ... Came to M with photos, including pictures of Nicole, by the railing of the Parc Monceau, with her dachshund.... Everyone called him "Monsieur Barnacle" as if "Monsieur" was his first name. [1964-DEF]
M had asked Bodard, of the Financial Section, to summon the man the papers were talking about every day, Max Bernat, a central figure in the latest financial scandal, from the Santé.
Barodet. Chief-Inspector Barodet, whose name was in the paper's more than any other, was at the house. In M's eyes he was almost the most wonderful man in the world. [1948-PRE]
René Josselin's daughter, Véronique Fabre, was married to Dr. Paul Fabre, a pediatrician, assistant to Prof. Baron at the Children's Hospital.[Hôpital des Enfants Malades]
Baron. M called Janvier and asked if Baron was there. For 25 years he had specialized in race tracks. On the day of the Grand Prix he too wore a pearl-gray derby and spats. [1951-LOG]
M called to Baron in the inspectors' office to have him call the Brasserie Dauphine for a big pot of coffee and croissants for the interrogation of Jenny and Gisèle Marton. Janin and Bonfils were also there. [1957-SCR]
Baronne de Brand-Lussac. see: Brand-Lussac, Baronne de
Baron, The. A gang of Poles, 5 or 6 of them, were holed up in the squalid Hôtel des Arcades. One of them, nicknamed the Baron, had changed a bill stolen from the Vansittart farm, at a parimutuel window at Longchamps. [1940-CEC]
The Baron, as a reporter had been frequenting Criminal Police Headquarters for almost as many years as M.... Someone said the Baron had just arrived, and young Jean Rougin, and one photographer.
Barracks. One of the local inspectors at Rouen called to say Jacques Pétillon had gone straight to the Barracks when he'd arrived, into a brasserie nearby, the Tivoli, frequented by prostitutes, stayed half an hour, and was waiting for the return train to Paris. [1942-FEL]
Jaquette Larrieu said she wanted to talk to the Abbé Barraud, who was at the Sainte-Clotilde presbytery.
Barrère. The man from Barodet's squad who was digging was Barrère, who'd been shot a month earlier arresting a Pole in the Rue Caulaincourt. [1948-PRE]
Olga Boulanger's parents had come from Brittany for the funeral, learned somehow that she had been four months pregnant, and got in touch with Barthet, an acrimonious lawyer.
Basel. The Commodore, on leaving Amsterdam, had gone to Basel, so M called the Swiss police. [1946-mal]
Basile Vernoux. see: Vernoux, Basile
The name on the Doc's identity card was François Keller, François Keller, François Marie Florentin Keller, born in Mulhouse, Bas-Rhin.
Bassano, Rue de
Bassano, Rue de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue d'Iéna to Champs-Élysées]
Walter Carus had an office at 18b Rue de Bassano, off the Champs-Élysées.... M had Lapointe drive him to Walter Carus offices on the Rue de Bassano. The company name was Carrossoc, with reception rooms on the first floor.
Bassin. At the 3rd Arrondissement, M asked Bassin if he'd be taking down François Mélan's statement. He'd known him for twenty years. Told him that after Mélan signed the statement, he'd likely have to take him over to the Central Police Station... gently, no brutality. The bodies of three women were found in Mélan's garden. [1964-DEF]
Marcel Basso's 10-year-old son, Pierrot went to wait for James.
Bastia. [seaport city, France, capital, Haute-Corse dept. pop. 1968: 49,375. NE coast of the island of Corsica, 65 mi. NE of Ajaccio. principal commercial and industrial city of Corsica.]
M returned to the Quai des Orfèvres, where he might learn of a young tough from Pigalle, newly arrived from Marseilles or Bastia, who had done in a rival to prove he was a man.
Bastiani. M called Nice to speak with Superintendent Bastiani at the Department of Criminal Investigation. Asked him to check on Marcelle Maillant, Mirella Jonker, and if he'd known Lognon when he was at the Rue des Saussaies. He remembered "Inspector Grumpy". [1963-FAN]
Gérard Pardon Pardon, Juliette Boynet 's nephew, Cécile Pardon's brother, enlisted in the army, married, lived in Paris near the Bastille. Hardly ever visited, but had come the week before. Wife was pregnant.... Charles Dandurand had been spotted loitering near the Porte Saint-Martin, Boulevard Sébastopol, and the Bastille...
Bastille. M took a bus to the Bastille, and rang the bell of the third floor apartment on Rue du Chemin-Vert. The door was opened by Mme. Dufour, young and pretty. M's own home was only 500 yards away, on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, but he didn't go there. [1930-31-TET]
The last No. 13 (Bastille-Crétail) tram trailed it's yellow lights the whole length of the Quai des Carrières.... then darted off towards Charenton.... Lucas reported that Gassin had bought a revolver from a gunsmith at the Bastille. [1933-ECL]
When Joseph Leroy had run from the house he'd run except when he was near the Bastille, since there were some policemen around. Then he'd gone to the Gare de l'Est and got the idea of going to Chelles. [1945-pip]
The man [Victor Poliensky] made off towards the Bastille, walked nearly the whole way round the Place, started down the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, but turned right down the Rue de la Roquette.... [Albert Rochain] had made his journey through the Châtelet-Bastille district. [1947-MOR]
A sailor who spent a lot of time commuting to South America and Central America on cargo boats offered some information to M about Popaul, who'd used to hang out in the Bastille district. Said he'd met him in Venezuela and he'd claimed he'd killed Christine Josset. [1959-CON]
Demarie said the men should be near the Bastille, unless they'd got to the Rue de la Roquette.
Bastille Bastille, Boulevard de la
Bastille. Gilbert Pigou said at first he took a room in a cheap but respectable hotel near the Bastille. [1969-VIN]
Bastille, Boulevard de la. [Paris. 12e, Reuilly - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Place Mazas to Place de la Bastille]
M spent a quarter of an hour in a barbershop on the Boulevard de la Bastille. [1945-FAC]
There was a kind of Bastille Day gaiety to the atmosphere in the Old Town.
Bastille, Place de la
Bastille, Place de la. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt - 12e, Reuilly. from Rue du Faubourg St-Antoine to Boulevard Beaumarchais]
There'd been a raid at the Bastille [Place de la Bastille] and about 30 women had been brought in. [1939-MAJ]
Having crossed the Place de la Bastille, M was passing a little bistro on his way down Boulevard Henri-IV.... Everything was shrouded in Scotch mist, and Gérard Pardon had only just realized they were near the Place de la Bastille. The driver was approaching Place des Vosges by way of Rue Saint-Antoine. [1940-CEC]
This time the call [from Albert Rochain] had come in from the Quatre Sergents de La Rochelle, a restaurant on the Boulevard Beaumarchais, close to the Place de la Bastille.... M sent another detective to check all the little cafés around the Châtelet, the Place des Vosges, and the Bastille. [1947-MOR]
A torchlight retreat was being sounded in the Place de la Bastille. [1948-PRE]
When Fernande Steuvals had come home before Frans Steuvels on Monday, she'd seen him get off a bus at Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. M asked if if was from Bastille or downtown, and she said downtown. [1949-MME]
M remembered how, at the age of 20, he had first arrived in Paris, disturbed at the ferment. In some "strategic points" - Les Halles, Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], the Bastille, and Boulevard Saint-Martin - the ferment was even more intense. [1952-BAN]
M walked as far as the Bastille, the two men connected to the Ministry of the Interior following him, spent an hour outside a café reading the newspapers, and walked back along Boulevard Beaumarchais and Rue de Chemin-Vert. [1964-DEF]
The man from the "happy couple", Bébert, greeted M. M had arrested him first during a procession in Boulevard des Capucines, some visiting head of state. Second time had been outside the entrance to the métro at the Bastille. [1967-VIC]
One of Antoine Batille's recordings, about Lucien and Gouvion taking turns, was recorded at Café des Amis, Place de la Bastille.... At the Place de la Bastille, Émile Branchu went toward the Boulevard Beaumarchais, and opened the door of a black Citroën DS, which drove off immediately. [1969-TUE]
It was quiet on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, people looking down on the street from their windows as M and Mme took a stroll. They went as far as the Bastille and came back by the Boulevard Beaumarchais.... M and Mme M walked to the Bastille after dinner. They walked on Boulevard Beaumarchais, Rue Servan, and finally came back to Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, their much-loved, shabby old apartment. [1970-FOL]
see: Africa Batallions
Batignolles Batignolles, Boulevard des
Batignolles. Lucas called from the Batignolles police station, nearest to Désirée Brault's house. He had the gun. [1953-TRO]
Batignolles, Boulevard des. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place Clichy to Place Prosper Goubaux]
13 Boulevard des Batignolles. The address of Octave Le Cloaguen, in the identification papers used by the old man found in Mlle. Jeanne's kitchen.... A few minutes later M and Le Cloaguen were on the Boulevard des Batignolles, drawing up in front of a big building of gray stone, a porte-cochere, an interior courtyard, an air of spaciousness and affluence. 4th floor. Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen opened the door. [1941-SIG]
An old man, Mabille, a moneylender, lived opposite Julien Foucrier's hotel in the Rue des Dames , behind the Boulevard des Batignolles. Foucrier had robbed and killed him twenty years earlier.... Françoise Boursicault had called a lawyer, Maître Lechat, who lived in the Boulevard des Batignolles, and who promised to come see her in the afternoon. [1951-MEU]
Jean-Luc Bodard, the red-head, lived in a small hotel, the Hôtel Beauséjour, on the Boulevard des Batignolles, and took his meals in the restaurant.... The Boulevard des Batignolles, with its double row of trees, was dark and deserted, but at the end could be seen the brilliant illuminations of the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy]. [1968-ENF]
Lesage & Gélot. Painting and Decorating, 25, Boulevard des Batignolles. Sign on the panel truck driven at the time of Nina Lassave's murder by Louis Mahossier, which had led to his being found.
Batignolles, Rue des
Batignolles, Rue des. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Boulevard des Batignolles to Place des Batignolles]
Torrence leafed through a directory looking for Ballu: Batin, Babert, Bailly, Ballu. 75 Quai Voltaire, just across the way.
Battle of Flowers
Battle of Flowers. There was mimosa everywhere, under a brilliant July 14 sun. M asked a policeman why all the bands were there: The Battle of Flowers [le grand Corso fleuri] at Cannes. [1939-MAJ]
The youngest of the motorcycle gang, Jean Bauche, known as Jeannot, was barely 18. He also worked in the locksmith's. His mother was a cleaning woman on the Rue Saint-Antoine. Finally, after 20 hours, Bauche had cracked, admitted it was Gaston Nouveau who'd set up the job at the Lotus, a small bar on the Rue Saint-Antoine.
Baudelin. M tried to think of inspectors who'd left the Criminal Investigation Department employ. Baudelin, tall pale young man, probably left for ill health. Falconet, over 50, asked to retire early because of his drinking. Little Valencourt. Fischer, weighed at least 200 pounds. [1954-MIN]
Émile Parendon's office boy. about 20, just came from Switzerland. Ambition to become a playwright. A well-built young man with red hair and freckled cheeks. Came from Morges, on Lake Geneva, canton of Vaud.
Baule, La Baur, Harry
Baule, La. see: La Baule
Baur, Harry. [1880-1943. If not the greatest character actor of his time, French stage and film star Harry Baur was certainly one of the most beloved....
M got a call from the Rue Damrémont Police Station, that Mlle. Jeanne, a fortuneteller at 67 bis Rue Caulaincourthad been murdered. Real name was Marie Picard, from Bayeux.
Bayonne. The two young Frenchmen, about 20, had both come from Bayonne. One was Joseph [Joseph Daumale] and the other Joachim [John Maura]. It was the Gay Nineties, what in Paris were called the bastringues. They put together a comedy act called J & J. [1946-NEW]
Bazancourt, Marquis de.
M called the Marquis de Bazancourt, 3 Avenue Gabriel, a wealthy neighborhood with windows looking onto the Champs-Élysées to check on the De Dion Bouton. "Is it personal?" "Yes" "The marquis died three months ago."
Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville
Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville. Mme M had yet to see M spend one hour in the precious deck chair he'd brought back in triumph from the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville. [1945-FAC]
BEA. It was a British plane, BEA, [BOAC] flight 312. [1957-VOY]
Rue Réaumur, Rue de Turbigo, then down the Rue Chapon into the Rue Beaubourg. M thought the man [Victor Poliensky] was on familiar ground.
Beaucaire. [commune, S France, Gard dept. pop. 1962: 8,243. on right bank of Rhone R. (opposite Tarascon) 15 mi. E of Nimes.]
M. Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers told M to say he was his cousin from Beaucaire if anyone met him.
Beauce. [Ancient district of NC France, now part of depts. of Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir.]
Every morning Louis Thouret caught the bus at the corner, which got him to Juvisy station at 8:17. He traveleved with a neighbor, M. Beaudoin, who worked in Inland Revenue. From Gare de Lyon they went to Saint-Martin [Boulevard Saint-Martin] by Métro.
Beaujolais, Rue de
Beaujolais, Rue de. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Valois to Rue Montpensier]
Jean Martin had met his wife Loraine Martin in a little restaurant in the Rue de Beaujolais, close to his office and her shop.
Beaujon. [Beaujon Hospital, 100 Boulevard du Général-Leclerc, Clichy.]
Louis Jeunet's wife, Jeanne Jeunet, said her father was a male nurse in Beaujon. He had opened a small herbalist's in the Rue Picpus, which her mother ran. Six years ago she'd met Jeunet, a driller in a workshop in Belleville. They married and rented a room for her mother in the Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1930-31-PHO]
From the ambulance M recognized the somber gates of Beaujon. [1948-PRE]
Beaulieu, Gassin de. Father of Mme. Parendon. One of the most ferocious prosecutors at the time of the Liberation. Appointed first President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Now retired to his château in Vendée, in the forest of Vouvant. Four daughters, all married. [1968-HES]
2nd floor tenant in Jeanne Debul's building. Diamond brokers, away in Switzerland.
Beaumarchais, Boulevard. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Place de la Bastille to Rue Pont-aux-Choux]
The previous Sunday, on the fourth floor of an apartment house in the Boulevard Beaumarchais, where the ground floor was a pipe manufacturer, Louise Voivin, 26, had died suddenly, apparently poisoned. [1936-bea]
Four young men had robbed a radio dealer's shop in the Boulevard Beaumarchais. One of the youths had fired a shot that killed a policeman. [1937-38-ber]
The driver who picked up Loraine Martin at the Gare du Nord brought her to the juncture of the Boulevard Beaumarchais and Rue du Chemin-Vert.... Loraine Martin said the luggage receipt was in the poste restante in the Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1950-noe]
Ferdinand Fumal showed M 7 anonymous threat letters he'd received, postmarked at a post office near the Opéra. One had been from Boulevard Beaumarchais, another the Central Post Office in the Rue du Louvre, the last, Avenue des Ternes. [1956-ECH]
M walked as far as the Bastille, the two men connected to the Ministry of the Interior following him, spent an hour outside a café reading the newspapers, and walked back along Boulevard Beaumarchais and Rue de Chemin-Vert. [1964-DEF]
Antoine Batilles' voice on his tape recording told where the recording had been made: the Brasserie Lorraine, Boulevard Beaumarchais.... At the Place de la Bastille, Émile Branchu went toward the Boulevard Beaumarchais, and opened the door of a black Citroën DS, which drove off immediately. [1969-TUE]
It was quiet on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, people looking down on the street from their windows as M and Mme M took a stroll. They went as far as the Bastille and came back by the Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1970-FOL]
M asked Joséphine Beausoleil if her name was Yvonne, to learn her real name.
Beauval Beauvau, Place
Beauval. The Two Brothers had taken on a load at Beauval from Wharf No. 48 on the Ourcq Canal. As usual they were several tons overweight. The previous night, as they were drawing away from the dock at La Villette, headed for the Saint-Martin Canal, they had churned up a lot of mud. [1955-COR]
Beauvau, Place. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue de Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue de Miromesnil]
The father, a Deputy, alleged that on instructions from the Place Beauvau, his son had been turned into a drug addict, in order to compromise him. [1957-SCR]
Beaux Arts. see: École des Beaux-Arts
Bebelmans. Anna Bebelmans's father, had been mayor of the town for a long time and once stood for Parliament; his wife was dead, daughter's name forbidden to be mentioned. She hadn't been told of her mother's death. Formerly a magistrate at Groningen. [1949-AMI]
Bebelmans, Anna. Born at Ostend. 18. During the interrogation of Philippe de Moricourt and Jef de Greef, Anna took Veronal on their boat, committing suicide so she wouldn't have to testify against de Greef. Charlot thought of it before M... She wore a little cotton frock under which one sensed she was as naked as beneath her sunsuit. She had a well-rounded body, extremely feminine, so expressly made for caressing that despite oneself one imagined her in bed. [1949-AMI]
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.
Bébé Rose, Le
Bébé Rose, Le. see: Le Bébé Rose Mlle. Léone's shop in the Rue de Clignancourt. Horsemeat butcher's on one side and a cabmen's eating place on the other. [1952-BAN]
The man from the "happy couple", Bébert, greeted M. M thought names like Bébert, P'tit Louis, and Grand Jules were common enough in his profession. M had arrested him first during a procession in Boulevard des Capucines, some visiting head of state. Second time had been outside the entrance to the métro at the Bastille. His wife, Bobonne, was from Brittany.
Bécasse. The Bécasse was the best restaurant in Épernay. [1930-PRO]
Ephraim Graphopoulos (and M, following him) had dinner at the Bécasse, Liège restaurant behind the Royal Theater.
Bécassine. One girl was made up as Bécassine, the proverbial little slavey. [1931-GUI]
Lucas said he'd stopped the van from the Voyages Duchemin Agency in the Boulevard Rochechouart. They'd collected a trunk from a 3rd-floor tenant, M. Bécheval, to be sent by goods train to Quimper. Martino's body was in it.
Bécon-les-Bruyères. Michel Goldfinger had sold stones to a jeweler from Bécon-les-Bruyères, who had left the country without paying. [1946-mal]
Louise Laboine hadn't stopped till she reached the corner of the Rue Caumartin and the Rue Saint-Lazare. The waiter who served her was Eugène, bald, lived in Bécon-les-Bruyères, and had a daughter about her age. [1954-JEU]
see: Liewens, Beetje
Beggars' Opera. Gilbert Pigou had had a room in the Rue de la Grande-Truanderie. M knew the street. There one had the illusion that the days of the Beggars' Opera had returned. [1969-VIN]
Mlle. The 5th floor tenant of Frans Steuvels' building.... Old Lady Béguin was 68, regarded as not quite all there, according to Philippe Liotard.
Beirut. [city, capital of Lebanon; built on a promontory with Lebanon Mts. behind it. pop. 1964: 131,500. financial and commercial center, port facilities, food processing; connected by highway with Damascus and Baghdad; several universities and colleges including American U. of Beirut (1866).]
In the old days there were agencies in Paris to recruit artistes, like Germaine Laboine, who learnt a few dance steps and were sent off to Turkey, Egypt or Beirut, where they were employed as bar girls in cabarets. [1954-JEU]
Fouad Ouéni said he'd met Félix Nahour in Paris, at Law School, not in Beirut.
Bel Air, Hôtel Belfort, Lion de Belfort, Lion of
Bel Air, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Bel Air
Belfort, Lion de. see Belfort, Lion of. [1957-SCR]
Belfort, Lion of. [Bartholdi's Lion de Belfort (1878), at the Place Denfert-Rochereau]
When M arrived at Saint-Pierre de Montrouge, the gates of the métro were shut and there was not a single taxi in sight. He hesitated between heading for the Lion de Belfort and going down Avenue de Maine in the direction of the Gare Montparnasse.
The young man's name was Jehan d'Oulmont, an excellent Belgian family, which had figured repeatedly in his country's history.... M calculated that they must not have more than 300 Belgian francs left. [1936-pei]
Torrence called from the apartment of Adrienne Laur, 28 bis Rue Brunel. Belgian, born in Antwerp, living in France 5 years. A Folies-Bergère nude.... The proprietess of the Hôtel de Bretagne said Mrs. Perkins had a Belgian accent, probably actually Canadian. [1951-LOG]
The moment they'd come into Pickwick's Bar, M recognized the barman, Albert Falconi, a Corsican, whom he'd sent to prison at least twice for running an unlicensed gaming house, and once for trafficking in gold with Belgians. [1954-JEU]
At the bar they squeezed in between a Brazilian family and some pilots speaking French with a Swiss or Belgian accent.... Why couldn't the Belgian financier tell him himself, since they'd meet in a minute. [1957-VOY]
Each time M saw the "happy couple" he had the impression the woman was a Belgian. Because of her fair skin, buttercup hair, protruding blue eyes? [1967-VIC]
A Belgian bargeman named Jef Van Roeten was testing the motor of his boat on the Quai de Grenelle, when the wash brought up Gérard Sabin-Levesque's body.
Belgium. The revolver bore the mark of the Herstal (Belgium) arms factory.... Armand Lecocq d'Arneville had done all kinds of jobs, slept in Les Halles, never tried to get back to Belgium. [1930-31-PHO]
The bargees talked about the canals of Northern France and Belgium, and the electric haulage that was being introduced at many of the locks. [1931-GUI]
As M had suspected, Gérard Pardon had been stopped at the Belgian border, where he had run to with the money he got from his sister Berthe Pardon.... M asked Léopold, the guard, whom he had buzzed to send up Cécile Pardon, what time she'd left. His name wasn't really Léopold, but was so nicknamed because he resembled the former king of Belgium. [1940-CEC]
A few days after Lorilleux had left the money with Loraine Martin he suggested she cross the frontier into Belgium with him. She promised to join him in Brussels as soon as there was no danger. [1950-noe]
But the Gare du Nord, the coldest, busiest of them all, brought to mind a harsh and bitter struggle for one's daily bread. In the morning, the first night trains, coming from Belgium and Germany, generally contained a number of smugglers. [1950-MEM]
Théo Stiernet said he couldn't think of going to Belgium, as he had no money.... When Gilbert Pigou had looked for a job he'd pretended he'd worked in Belgium or Switzerland, as he only spoke French. [1969-VIN]
The bargeman, Jef Van Roeten said he wanted to return to Belgium the next day when he'd picked up a cargo of wine at Bercy.
Belhomme. M called the Financial Section [Brigade financière] and spoke with Superintendent Belhomme. [1965-PAT]
Belin. M took his bicycle to the police station at Vitry-le-François, sent a motorcyclist to Épernay with Jean Liberge's prints [fingerprints] to be sent to Paris by Belin telephotograph. [1930-PRO]
Bellam, Major. Called The Major, sometimes Teddy. 70-72, husky voice, silvery grey hair, rosy complexion, large clear eyes swimming in liquid, huge cigar always: like a cartoon in Punch.The other Englishman on Porquerolles (in addition to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox, who lived there all year round.) He'd lived there 8 years at "the Minaret", his house with a minaret beside it. Bellam drank his champagne in large glasses, like beer glasses. Went to the same school as Pyke. Retired Indian army officer. The Major only drank champagne. A younger son, brother a member of the house of Lords. Never married; in India drank whisky, at Porquerolles, champagne. Bellam was "one of our best polo players," said Pyke. Somewhere, in the Bois de Boulogne or St. Cloud, there was a very aristocratic polo club. [1949-AMI]
Bellamy, Philippe. One of the players made a phone call at half-past four every day. It was Dr. Philippe Bellamy, whose sister-in-law had died the night before. He lived 300 yards away, in the white house past the Casino, exactly halfway between the casino and the jetty, where the three or four finest houses in town were located. [1947-VAC]
Bella Panetti. see: Panetti, Bella
Belle Emma, La.
see: La Belle Emma
Belle Étoile, La Belle Hélène, La Belle Jardinière
Belle Étoile, La. see: La Belle Étoile M told Charlotte Mrs. Mimi Clark had been Émilienne, Mimi, a hostess in Cannes, in a club called La Belle Étoile, just behind the Croisette [Boulevard de la Croisette]. [1939-MAJ]
Belle Hélène, La. see: La Belle Hélène Some of the clubs Gérard Sabin-Levesque went to were on the match boxes: Le Chat Botté, La Belle Hélène, Cric-Crac. [1972-CHA]
Belle Jardinière. The lab man in Bremen told M the man's suit came from the Belle Jardinière in Paris. His shoes had been bought in Rheims. [1930-31-PHO]
The Belle Jardinière had just shut, and all the shoppers and clerks were streaming out. Lucas and Joseph Mascouvin were crossing the Pont-Neuf on their way to Rue des Pyramides... Mascouvin jumped off the bridge.
Bellerive, Pont de
Bellerive, Pont de. M realized he had a pipe each day in the same place, on the Pont de Bellerive, or at the Yacht Club. [1967-VIC]
The driver of the truck, Joseph Lecoin, had thought he'd heard cries, and the skipper of the barge Belle-Thérèse had also heard someone shouting for help.
Belleville. [Paris. (S. part of 19e)]
Belloir, Maurice. Émile said a commercial traveler said he'd seen Maurice Belloir and Louis Jeunet go into Belloir's house in the Rue de Vesle. Belloir was Vice-Chairman of the Banque de Crédit.... Armand Lecocq d'Arneville said he'd known a Belloir, whose father was the local doctor, but they were posh people and he'd had nothing to do with them. [1930-31-PHO]
belote. From a neighboring table came the sounds of belote. "Belote again" "Tierce high, is it good?" [1930-31-PHO]
The men were playing belote, stopped when M came in. [1933-ECL]
Members of the Public Morals Squad still had the habit of playing a game of belote before thay started on a day's work.... On a slate the points of a game of belote were marked up.... Fernande said the men were playing belote - Belote! Rebelote! You, Pierre. Passe! repasse. You, Marcel. The proprieter was playing and there was a Negro [un négre] as well.... Then, Atout coeurs! Quatrième haute!... Spades again! Tierce haute! and belote! [1934-MAI]
The journalists, tired of standing in the rain, had resigned themselves to a game of belote. [1937-38-noy]
M considered ordering sandwiches from the Brasserie Dauphine but decided to go to the little bar opposite the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont-Neuf, where he ordered a ham sandwich. A game of belote was in progress at a table near the bar.... 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]
"Ace, king, queen of trumps." "That won't help you, I have a pair and a ten. That makes 50." "No matter, I'll lead my trump," said M. "It's the best you can do, even if it's backed up by the nine." They were playing for a thousand points. [1940-JUG]
M remembered his own village, where there was a deputy-mayor who drank, but in those days they hadn't played belote, it was piquet... a postman who thought himself somebody, and an innkeeper who knew everyone's secrets.... The men in the Bon Coin were playing belote. "Belote! Rebelote! My nine beats it... ace of spades, king of diamonds, takes all..."... Théo Coumar said "spades are trumps. I'm declaring a tierce with the queen, and playing the knave..." [1953-ECO]
In two years time he would be going fishing, and probably playing belote on winter afternoons with a few cronies in a corner of a café where they had already begun to go regularly. [1959-ASS]
M played belote at the local inn. Your call. "diamonds". His opponent on the left announced a sequence of three, his partner 4 queens. "trump". ... arranging the cards in fans, announcing tierces or bellas. "We'll stop at 500 points, all right?" [1969-TUE]
M. Louis said he'd gone to the Trois Tonneaux, a bistro on the Rue Gabrielle. He'd seen four men playing belote, and one was an ex-officer, Colson.
Benedictine. There was a tinny note from the direction of the cliff, the clock of the Bendictine abbey striking one.... Marie Léonnec's father asked M if he wouldn't have a Benedictine, as they were in the district. M had a beer. [1931-REN]
Benet. Pierre Ferchaud, the stationmaster, had discovered Albert Retailleau's body. He'd telephoned the town hall, and the Deputy Mayor had contacted the Benet Police Headquarters, as there was no police Sergeant in Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. [1943-CAD]
Benoît. see: Old Benoît
Locksmith, pleasant-looking man about 30, who took over the studio in Rue Lepic which Marcel Vivien had rented. In between there'd been an upholsterer.
Benoît. M called the Police Records Office in Paris, spoke to Benoît. He was up in the attics at the Palais de Justice, and had found the files for Jean Liberge's fingerprints. [1930-PRO]
Benoît-Biguet, Hortense. Mme. One of Mme. Parendon's sisters, the one she went out with most often.... Mme. Parendon told her husband he could join her later at Hortense's.... Arrived at the Émile Parendon's in a chauffeur-driven car the night before the murder, at 7:45. Married to M. Benoît-Biguet... important man, very rich, with a Spanish chauffeur. [1968-HES]
Benoît, Eugène. Catroux remembered a bounced Criminal Investigation Department man who'd set up a detective agency, a bad one, Eugène Benoît, opened a small private office on Boulevard Saint-Martin, on the ground floor over a watchmaker. The man who'd taken Jules Piquemal away and burgled Auguste Point's apartment for the Calame report. A sign over his door read "Benoît Agency". Last address was Hôtel Beaumarchais, on Boulevard Beaumarchais. He'd moved three weeks ago, stayed only two months, to a shady-looking boarding house on Rue Saint-Denis, Room 19. [1954-MIN]
The driver, Joseph Lecoin, told Catherine he'd given her message to Paul Benoît who had a gas station at Montargis.
Bénouville. "Ernst Strowitz, sentenced in absentia by the Court of Caen for the murder of a farmer's wife on the Bénouville road..." M read from a wanted list in a police journal on his desk. [1931-OMB]
Most Paris bistros advertise a petit vin du pays, but it usually turned out to be a wholesale product, straight from Bercy. [1955-COR]
"Bercys" in police jargon were the drunk and disorderly who were hauled off to spend the rest of the night in a station lockup.
Bercy. A bercy. That meant, in their professional jargon, a drunk. [1941-SIG]
The bargeman, Jef Van Roeten said he wanted to return to Belgium the next day when he'd picked up a cargo of wine at Bercy.
Bercy Bercy, Port de Bercy, Quai de
Bercy. Anne-Marie Boutin lived on the Rue Caulaincourt, near the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. She worked on the Quai de Charenton, out beyond the Bercy warehouses. [1969-VIN]
Bercy, Port de. M recognized the vaults of the Port de Bercy, and on the right the chimneys of the electric power station. Trams went past.... The Port de Bercy was littered with barrels; they passed the gratings of the famous wine-vaults. [1933-ECL]
Bercy, Quai de. [Paris. 12e, Reuilly. from Boulevard Poniatowsky to Boulevard de Bercy]
The Quai de Charenton, a little beyond the Bercy warehouses reminded M of an investigation he had made a few years earlier, in a strange little house in those parts. He recalled the Quai de Bercy, with the iron grill of the warehouse on the left, the tall trees, the stone parapet of the Seine on the right. Then, beyond a bridge whose name he had forgotten, the quay widened out, with a row of one- or two-story villas along one side more like the suburbs than the city. There was always a whole fleet of barges at the spot, and M recalled the harbor covered with barrels has far as the eye could see.... The red-haired man [Victor Poliensky] , freckled face, blue eyes, fleshy lips, finished his drink and rushed off towards the Quai de Bercy. M had Lucas follow him, and had Émile Chevrier call him a cab. [1947-MOR]
They drove along the Quai de Bercy, passing warehouse after warehouse. Each bore a famous trade name in giant letters. [1969-VIN]
M greeted M. Bérenstein, one of the diamond merchants, a tall, thin man.
Bérézina, Hôtel de la Bergen
Bérézina, Hôtel de la. see: Hôtel de la Bérézina
Bergen. [seaport city, capital of Hordaland co., SW Norway; pop. 1970: 115,590; 3rd largest city in Norway.]
A name M found in the phone book while searching for Émile Blaise.
Berger. M asked the detective if Berger had been with him when Marcel Basso's wife and son had driven off with James. He'd sent him off to Seineport to telephone. [1931-GUI]
Cécile Pardon was offered the chance to speak with Inspector Berger, but wanted to wait for M.... M called Lucas from Charles Dandurand's apartment, and told him to send Berger to Bourg-la-Reine.
Bergerac. [commune, SWC France, Dordogne dept. pop. 1968: 27,165. on Dordogne river 25 mi. SSW of Périgueux. map]
Outside, five men were waiting in the corridor, the Public Prosecutor of Bergerac, the Examining Magistrate and his clerk, an inspector, and a police pathologist.... The doctor said the population of Bergerac was 16,000. [1932-FOU]
M playfully suggested that maybe he could be from Bergerac, and that his name could be Legros, wholesale timber merchant - he'd always longed to be one because of the smell of the newly sawn boards. He told him he couldn't drive, so Motte said he'd have a chauffeur. [1937-38-not]
Philippe Liotard lived in a bachelor apartment in the Rue Bergère, next to a house of ill repute.... Antoine Bizard lived in the same apartment house as Philippe Liotard, in the Rue Bergère.
Bergson Bergues, Hôtel des Berkeley
Nora said on Wednesday she'd dined at the Berkeley with friends.
Mortimer-Levingston led an exhausting life, putting in regular appearances at Deauville, Miami, the Lido, Paris, Cannes and Berlin.... Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston was catching the Berlin plane from Le Bourget.... Pietr had doubtless met the Mortimer-Levingstons in Berlin, Warsaw, London, or New York.... Pietr Johansson left for Berlin when his misdeeds at Ugala were discovered, and sent for his brother.... The telegram from Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston was from the Hôtel Modern, Berlin, saying that she was ill and unable to travel, and that Stones would take care of everything.
Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. With his sportcar, William Kirby would dash off to Nice, Biarritz, Deauville or Berlin whenever it took his fancy.
Instead of going to Le Bourget, to fly to London, Ephraim Graphopoulos went to the Gare du Nord and bought a train ticket to Berlin. Got off at Liège.... Adèle Bosquet, dancer at the Gai-Moulin in Liège, often spoke of Paris, Berlin and Ostend, and would mention the names of the most celebrated boîtes du nuit.
It was the Berlin express, and people were talking every language under the sun.
In Alfred Moss's trunk was a set of tails and a dinner jacket with the label of a big London tailor, another dress suit made in Milan. Shoes from Paris, Nice, Brussels, Rotterdam or Berlin.
The dead man's shoes bear the name of a Berlin firm: He was a newcomer.
M was convinced that John Arnold, so at home with bankers and ex-kings in London, Rome, Berlin or New York, had been amused by M's gaucherie.
Bermuda Bernadette Amorelle
Bergson. The more intelligent, or pretentious, might say to M, "You're really a disciple of Bergson..." [L'Évolution créatrice (1907. Eng. tr:"Creative Evolution", 1911) by French philosopher Henri Bergson [1859-1941], proposed a version of orthogenesis in place of Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an élan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse. The book was very popular in the early decades of the twentieth century. Wikipedia 8/13/2017] [1947-VAC]
Bergues, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Bergues
Berkeley. Adrien Josset had had lunch with an important English client who had just come over to the Berkeley. [1959-CON]
Nora said on Wednesday she'd dined at the Berkeley with friends.
Berkeley. Vicente Alvaredo's younger brother was at Berkeley in the US. [1966-NAH]
Berlin. [city, former capital of Germany. In 1945 partitioned into East Berlin and West Berlin.]
Mortimer-Levingston led an exhausting life, putting in regular appearances at Deauville, Miami, the Lido, Paris, Cannes and Berlin.... Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston was catching the Berlin plane from Le Bourget.... Pietr had doubtless met the Mortimer-Levingstons in Berlin, Warsaw, London, or New York.... Pietr Johansson left for Berlin when his misdeeds at Ugala were discovered, and sent for his brother.... The telegram from Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston was from the Hôtel Modern, Berlin, saying that she was ill and unable to travel, and that Stones would take care of everything. [1929-30-LET]
Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. With his sportcar, William Kirby would dash off to Nice, Biarritz, Deauville or Berlin whenever it took his fancy. [1930-31-TET]
Instead of going to Le Bourget, to fly to London, Ephraim Graphopoulos went to the Gare du Nord and bought a train ticket to Berlin. Got off at Liège.... Adèle Bosquet, dancer at the Gai-Moulin in Liège, often spoke of Paris, Berlin and Ostend, and would mention the names of the most celebrated boîtes du nuit. [1931-GAI]
It was the Berlin express, and people were talking every language under the sun. [1936-pei]
In Alfred Moss's trunk was a set of tails and a dinner jacket with the label of a big London tailor, another dress suit made in Milan. Shoes from Paris, Nice, Brussels, Rotterdam or Berlin. [1949-MME]
The dead man's shoes bear the name of a Berlin firm: He was a newcomer. [1950-MEM]
M was convinced that John Arnold, so at home with bankers and ex-kings in London, Rome, Berlin or New York, had been amused by M's gaucherie.
Bermuda. Dr. Larue said he'd met the Mornets, who have two daughters and were on a cruise in the Bermudas, at René Josselin's. [1961-BRA]
Bernadette Amorelle. see: Amorelle, Bernadette
Bernadette d'Estireau. see: Estireau, Bernadette d'.
The Matron at Bichat hospital told Bernard to take Lognon to a private room, #218.
Bernard. M called the police station in the 18e and spoke to Bernard, asked him to arrange for a watch on Léonard Planchon's house. [1962-CLI]
Bernard d'Argens. see: Argens, Bernard d'
Bernard Fléchier. see: Fléchier, Bernard
M found the old Chief Cashier, Bernardin, whom everyone called Old Bernard. He'd been there 42 years, since M. Charles Grandmaison's time.
Bernardins, Rue des
Bernardins, Rue des. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Quai de la Tournelle to en impasse]
see: Old Bernard
Berne. [(Bern) capital of Switzerland and Bern canton, on Aare river, 59 mi. SW of Zurich. pop. 1970: 162,405.]
Fat Fred, associated with Pietr, passed the forged check at the Federal Bank in Berne.... 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.
Bernerie, Xavier. M could recognize the voice of Judge Xavier Bernerie, the most meticulous, the fussiest of magistrates, but also perhaps the most scrupulous. Thin and in poor health, with a dry cough, his eyes feverish, he looked like a saint in a stained glass window.... Xavier Bernerie asked M not to leave the court. [1959-ASS]
Fernande said the big dark man she'd been with was called Eugène Berniard, initials E.B.... Eugène Berniard came in, tall, dark, fairly young, a scar on his left cheek, well-cut suit, silk shirt, slightly perfumed.... Amadieu asked for Eugène Berniard to be brought in.
Bernier Berri, Rue de
Bernier. Constables Mathis and Bernier went out at 11:00, down Boulevard Voltaire to the Rue Amelot. [1966-NAH]
Berri, Rue de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Champs-Élysées to Boulevard Haussmann]
Prosper Donge turned up Rue de Berri, then Rue de Ponthieu. A small café was open. Two houses further along, a door passers-by never noticed, the service entrance of the hotel, the Majestic.... The hotel doctor of the Majestic lived just around the corner in the Rue de Berri. [1939-MAJ]
Marco Santoni lived in the Rue de Berri, Lognon had learned from his manservant, Joseph Ruchon. They'd gone to Florence on their honeymoon.... Priollet had learned that Jeanine Armenieu had lived for some time in the Rue de Ponthieu, near the corner of the Rue de Berri, above a bar. [1954-JEU]
Mirella Jonker got on the phone and told M the artist Federigo Palestri had been taken to the frunished apartment of Mario de Lucia, 27B Rue de Berri.
Berry. [Historical region of central France, bounded anciently on the N by Orlénnais, E by Nivernais, SE by Bourbonnais, SW by Marche, W by Touraine; capital Bourges.]
Robert Bureau's family lived in a small house near the Berry canal in Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond.
Berry, Hôtel du Berry, Rue de
Berry, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Berry
Berry, Rue de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Chanps-Élysées to Boulevard Haussmann]
At the corner of the Rue de Berry M heard a whistle from Dufour. He told M Anna Gorskin was in the Select... Anna Gorskin had walked out of the Select, into No. 52, a dress shop. Had simply walked though the building, which had another entrance at Rue de Berry, and lost Dufour. [1929-30-LET]
Dr. Frère called the police station in the Rue de Berry, where the Sergeant Marchal wrote down the information, then called it in to Headquarters. There'd been a fight on the Rue de Ponthieu, as well. [1957-VOY]
Bertha Krull. see: Krull, Bertha
The girl said her name was Berthe, and that she was 28. She lived at 67b Rue Caulaincourt, in Montmartre, not far from the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, between a bakery and an Auvergnat's bar. [1937-38-ber]
M went to the office of Larue et Georget, in the Rue Saint-Charles, and asked a typist for M. Larue. He'd died two months earlier. From the next room the voice of M Georget said, "Show him in, Berthe." [1947-VAC]
Mlle. Berthe was older, 32, plump, had been there longer than any of the other typists. [1969-VIN]
Berthe Decharme. see: Decharme, Berthe
Berthe Janiveau. see: Janiveau, Berthe
Berthe Lajaunie. see: Lajaunie, Berthe
Berthe Marie Dufoin. see: Dufoin, Berthe Marie
Berthe Martineau. see: Martineau, Berthe
Berthe Pardon. see: Pardon, Berthe
see: Swaan, Berthe
Bertillon. [Alphonese Bertillon, (Paris, 1853-1914), the son of Louis-Adolphe Bertillon, French doctor and statistician, devised anthropometry. In 1883, a file clerk for the French police, he devised a way to tell when they were dealing with repeat offenders. As criminals came in, he took eleven to fourteen separate measurements, from the length of the foot to the width of the jaw, to classify them as small, medium or large, and recorded the measurements on cards. He believed that no two people would have precisely the same measurements, and he thereby introduced scientific method into criminal investigations. He called his technique anthropometry, but it soon became known as bertillonage. While this method quickly became popular throughout Europe, it wasn't long before fingerprinting eclipsed it. Getting a set of prints was much easier than taking all those measurements. ]
M had brushed by Dr. Bertrand on the stairs.
Bertrand. Jean Servières said he was a close friend of one of M's chiefs, Bertrand, who retired to the country near Nièvre last year. [1931-JAU]
M said the friend who'd told him was Bertrand.... When M went back to his station he was told that Bertrand had gone to his house to see how he was.
Berwick. M moved to a different hotel, the Berwick. He chastised Michael O'Brien about New York's street-naming convention of using numbers. Why coudn't they say Victor Hugo Street, or Pigalle Street or President-What's-His-Name Street? [1946-NEW]
Bessie. Lucille couldn't remember whether it was Joachim [John Maura] or Joseph [Joseph Daumale] whom Jessie [Jessie Dewey] had been with. She was sure it wasn't Bessie since they'd been the 3 Js. [1946-NEW]
Maxime Le Bret told M to get Besson, the only inspector who'd stayed at the station during the king's visit.... M decided he should alert his station. It would be Besson on duty, or Colombani, while Sergeant Duffieu would be playing cards. [1948-PRE]
Besson, Charles. The Chief had received a call from the Minister. Charles Besson, who lived at Fécamp, was elected Deputy for the Seine-Inférieure two years ago. His step-mother, Valentine Besson, lived at Étretat. [1949-DAM]
Besson, Ferdinand. The old porter had come into his office at the Quai des Orfèvres with the black edged visiting card: Mme. Veuve Ferdinand Besson, La Bicoque, Étretat. [Valentine Besson]. He had been the founder of Juva Products. [1949-DAM]
Besson, Mimi. see: Besson, Émilienne
Besson, Théo. Valentine Besson's two step-sons were Charles Besson and Théo Besson. Théo, 48, a bachelor, had been holidaying in Étretat for two weeks. Had a room in the Roches Blanches hotel. [1949-DAM]
The old porter had come into his office at the Quai des Orfèvres with the black edged visiting card: Mme. Veuve Ferdinand Besson [Valentine Besson], La Bicoque, Étretat. She was the most charming old lady imaginable, small and slender, with a delicate, fresh-tinted face with pure white hair.
Béthune, Quai de
Béthune, Quai de. There were cars all along the embankments from the Pont Louis-Philippe to the Pont de Sully, and others were parked on the other side of the island on the Quai de Béthune and the Quai d'Orléans. [1969-TUE]
see: Bruce, Betty
Beulant Beuzec Beuzec-Conq Beverloo Béziers
Beulant. Chief Inspector, Beulant, opened the door of Arlette's for M and Janvier. [1950-PIC]
Beuzec. Philippe Jave had been 38 or 39 when he'd gone on holiday to Beuzec, near Concarneau, and met Éveline Le Guérec.... When Éveline Jave was a small girl, she used to wander along the beach at Beuzec. [1956-AMU]
Beuzec-Conq. During the winter they had talked of going to Brittany, Beuzec-Conq, near Concarneau, but as happened almost every year, his vacation was delayed. [1955-TEN]
Beverloo. Joseph Van Damme said he'd been in the ESLR, the School for Reserve Second Lieutenants, at Beverloo. [1930-31-PHO]
Béziers. [city, S France, Hérault dept. pop. 1968: 80,492. 38 mi. SW of Montpellier.]
A year later Charles Dandurand acquired Le Paradis in Béziers for Juliette Boynet, one of the most profitable establishments of its kind in the country. She owned many houses of prostitution.... Dandurand had told Mme. Boynet he'd probably have to go to Béziers, where she owned a house. [1940-CEC]
There was a letter to Louise Filon from her father, from a hospital at Béziers in Hérault.... M had Lucas call Béziers to see if Ernest Filon, who was in the hospital some years ago, still lived there. [1953-TRO]
Priollet had said it was a skivvy who'd started picking up men along the Boulevard Sébastopol. A shopkeeper from Béziers had had his pocket picked and he'd given a good enough description to pick up Thérèse in a dancehall in the Rue de Lappe. [1953-ECO]
Albert Falconi said he'd gotten Bianchi to help him. M knew he lived with Big Jeanne. He'd arrested him at least 10 times. M called Torrence to go to Big Jeanne's at Rue Lepic to arrest Bianchi.
Biarritz. [commune, SW France, Pyrénées-Atlantique dept. pop. 1968: 26,750. on Gulf of Gascogne, 5 mi. WSW of Bayonne. fashionable summer and winter resort.]
John Arnold said they'd arrived from Cannes on the 2nd, before that were in Biarritz, having left Deauville on Aug. 17. They were to have gone to Lausanne on the 13th. David Ward had an apartment there. [1957-VOY]
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. [1970-FOL]
Bible. On the floor was a bible with a damaged cover. [1930-31-PHO]
There was a Gideon Bible beside his bed in the hotel.
Bibliothèque Nationale Bicétre
Bibliothèque Nationale. Xavier Marton went there, and to other libraries, to consult psychiatric works. [1957-SCR]
Bicétre. [South Paris suburb; asylum for the insane founded by Richelieu.]
Lapointe came to M's house with news that Lognon, whom M was fond of, had been seriously hurt, and had been taken to Bichat for an emergency operation.
Bichat. [Bichat Hospital, Paris, 170, Boulevard Ney, 18e.]
see: La Bicoque
The old porter had come into his office at the Quai des Orfèvres with the black edged visiting card: Mme. Veuve Ferdinand Besson [Valentine Besson], La Bicoque, Étretat.
Bideau. Deputy Public Prosecutor arrived at Cécile Pardon's, followed by the Examining Magistrate, Mabile, the police doctor, and a clerk. [1940-CEC]
Bidou, Françoise. Jef Schrameck had been living with Françoise Bidou for the past few years. She used to sell vegetables off a barrow. Lived on Quai de Valmy, overlooking the canal. Neveu had found Jef in her bedroom. [1952-BAN]
Big Jeanne. see: Jeanne, Big
Big Léa. see: Léa
Big Lucien. see: Lucien, Big
Big Paul. The tramp who had the jacket said his friend Big Paul had the pants. [1955-TEN]
A man came up and Harry Cole introduced him to M as Bill. Then another named Jim. It seemed everyone had only first names.
Billancourt, Quai de
Billancourt, Quai de. Vacher came back with bricks from the Quai de Billancourt, which matched the dust in Guillaume Serre's car. [1951-GRA]
Sprawling on the imitation leather-covered seat, M's gaze followed the billiard balls. [1937-38-bay]
Bill Larner. see: Larner, Bill
Billy Fast. see: Fast, Billy
Billy Louette. see: Louette, Billy
Harry Brown told Miss Bingham to take the typewriter into the next room.
Birague, Café de Birague, Rue de
Birague, Café de. see: Café de Birague
Birague, Rue de. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue Saint-Antoine to Place des Vosges]
In October of the previous winter a Pole, Stan the Killer, who had attacked a number of farms in the north of France, had holed up in a small hotel at the corner of the Rue de Birague and the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. [1946-mal]
Lucas had an endurance story as well, known as the Tale of the Crippled Blockhead: To keep watch on a small private house - at the corner of the Rue de Birague, near the Place des Vosges, he had been disguised as a paralyzed old man in a wheelchair, whom every morning a nurse pushed to the window where he stayed all day, a spreading beard, fed by a spoon. This had gone on for 10 days, at the end of which he'd practically lost the use of his legs. [see: STA] [1947-MOR]
M had the taxi driver take him to the Rue de Turenne, stop in front of the Grand Turenne, where he saw Janvier, then left, through the Place des Vosges and Rue de Birague, passing the Tabac des Vosges, where Alfonsi was sitting. [1949-MME]
Joseph Gastin said everyone was probably accusing him of having killed Léonie Birard, the ex-postmistress, who had been killed on Tuesday morning, two days earlier. 66, she'd retired 8 years earlier, not left the house.
Bir-Hakeim, Pont de
Bir-Hakeim, Pont de. [Paris. 15e, Grenele. from Quai de Passy to Quai de Grenelle]
They followed the riverbank as far as the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, M silently contemplating the Seine.... François Ricain said he'd thrown his gun into the Seine, just below the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. [1966-VOL]
Mme. Formerly, Mlle. Catherine Le Cloaguen, Ocatve Le Cloaguen's sister. Her husband had worked at the town hall in Saint-Denis. Was now a housekeeper of a bedridden old canon.
Bisseuil. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... [1930-PRO]
Black Maria. The Black Maria drove out of the Préfecture about 2:00 and came back and unloaded its booty in the Dépôt yard.... Grandjean came in to announce that the Black Maria had arrived. [1931-NUI]
Dimly lit Black Marias strung out all along the streets. [1942-FEL]
The Dépôt, in the Quai de l'Horloge. This was the place where every night the constables brought in all the suspicious characters they'd collected on the street, and the Black Marias emptied the rag-bag they'd gathered on raids. [1948-PRE]
Blaise, Émile. (H. in the phone book.) Occupied the room at Pretty Pigeon next to M. Quiet, middle-aged. Came by train on Saturday evenings. Caught the 6:00 train back on Sunday. 25 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. The mastermind behind the blackmailing ring, who had Justin of Toulon kill Jeanne. [1941-SIG]
The concierge, Mme Blanc, was a huge woman, massively built and enormously fat. Her face was large, round, and expressionless. She said her husband had left her 19 years ago.
Blanc. The chief inspector in charge of the Toulons Flying Squad was Blanc, about the same age as M. They knew each other well, because Blanc had been at the Quai des Orfèvres before he'd been in the National crime-force [Sûreté]. [1959-ASS]
Mme. Blanche looked about 50, but was over 60. Small and plump. When M had first known her, 30 years earlier, she was still on the streets, around the Boulevard de la Madeleine, very pretty with gentle manners. Later she had taken over the management of an apartment on the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, where a large number of pretty girls were always to be found. [1969-VIN]
Mlle. Lived in the building Marcel Vivien's studio had been in. Had knocked over the pot of geraniums she was watering on the 3rd floor, which had hit Vivien in the head. Still alive, wheelchair-bound, not quite all there anymore. [1971-SEU]
Blanche Bonnard. see: Bonnard, Blanche
Blanche Dubut. see: Dubut, Blanche
see: Lamotte, Blanche
Blanche, Place. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Blanche to Boulevard Clichy]
The Chief had heard that Pepito Palestrino was in the Barnabé affair, the man killed the week before in the Place Blanche. And drugs as well.... M asked Fernande if she new about the business in the Place Blanche. Between the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] and Place Blanche, Barnabé's body was dumped out of a car with a knife in his back. [1934-MAI]
M took Lapointe and went by taxi to the corner of Place Blanche and Rue Lepic. M recognized on his left the little table d'hôte where the taxi driver had had lunch, opposite the Hôtel Beauséjour, the narrow doorway between a delicatessen and a grocery. [1949-MME]
The wife of the tenant on the 5th floor of Countess von Farnheim's building had been run over by a bus as she was crossing the Place Blanche to go to her shopping in the Rue Lepic.... Philippe Mortemart had gone into a café in Rue Lepic, then down to Place Blanche, and back, then a house in Rue Tholozé, with a studio at the back of the court. [1950-PIC]
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.... M told his driver to go downhill, anywhere, Place Blanche, Place Clichy... [Place de Clichy]. [1955-TEN]
Lapointe called from a brasserie on the Place Blanche, where Antoinette Lesourd, known as Sylvie, one of the women, had gone with Léonard Planchon.... M left Planchon's wife [Renée Planchon] and turned left towards Place des Abbesses, instead of going down Rue Lepic to find a taxi on Place Blanche.... They went by métro, got out at Place Blanche and began to walk slowly up Rue Lepic, which makes a large bend to the left where it meets Rue des Abbesses. [1962-CLI]
Brasserie Cyrano, Place Blanche, in the Rochechouart [Boulevard Rochechouart] neighborhood, where Marcel Vivien and his girl friend had often come in the evenings.
Blanche, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Place Blanche to Rue Châteaudun]
Hôtel Myosotis on Rue Blanche, a seedy hotel. M called and spoke with Francis, the proprieter. Told him to send young Duchemin over to M, a 19-year-old, son of a prosperous industrialist.... Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche, where Charles Dandurand and his unsavory associates would meet. [1940-CEC]
Alfonsi had had dinner with Philippe Liotard in a restaurant on the Rue Richelieu, with two women. Then they'd gone to a movie in the Opéra [Place de l'Opéra], then to a nightclub on the Rue Blanche. [1949-MME]
Céline Germain's real name was Geneviève Blanchon, the daughter of Judge Blanchon.
Blancpain Blancs-Manteaux, Rue des
Blancpain. Judel called M to report that one of his men, Blancpain, had noticed an errand boy (Antoine Cristin) on a delivery bicycle, who had seemed to be unusually interested in the diving, and who pedaled away along the Rue des Récollets when Blancpain went towards him. He lost him in the traffic of the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin. Between 18 and 20, probably a country boy, very healthy complexion, fair, longish hair, leather jacket, turtleneck sweater. One word in company name ends in "ail" (Maison Pincemail). [1955-COR]
Blancs-Manteaux, Rue des. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue Vielle-du-Temple to Rue du Temple]
Bleustein, Stéphane. The third lodger had been Stéphane Bleustein, a foreigner, commercial traveler, who'd replaced M. Germain.... The police report on M's desk said Stéphane Bleustein, 37, was killed on February 15, 1919, in his apartment in the Hôtel Negresco at Nice, with a 6mm/35 revolver. [1945-pip]
Dr. Bloch said he'd only been practicing in the neighborhood for three years. Hardly over 30, sallow skin, probably a morphine addict himself since the École de Médecine, M thought. Dr. Bloch lived three doors down from the Countess von Farnheim.
Blois. [city, NC France, Loir-et-Cher dept. pop. 1968: 42,264. on right bank of Loire River, 35 mi. SW of Orléans]
At Headquarters [Police Headquarters] for the past five days Capt. Yves Joris had been known simply as "the Bloke". [l'Homme]
Blondel, Rue. [Paris. 2e, Bourse - 3e, Temple. from Rue Saint-Martin to Rue Saint-Denis]
Neveu had been in a bar in the Rue Blondel, very near Porte Saint-Martin, called Chez Fernand. Fernand was a former jockey. When he saw Monsieur Louis [Louis Thouret]'s photo, he said he'd been in a few times with Fred the Clown. [1952-BAN]
Philippe Jave had taken a British Airways Viscount, delayed by engine trouble, to London, where he'd got a plane for Paris, returning the following morning by the 7:55 Blue Train from the Gare de Lyon.
Blutet, Roland. The Chief of the PJ. Called for M and told him he'd been on sick leave from that moment on. [1964-DEF]
BOAC. It was a British plane, BEA, [BOAC] flight 312. [1957-VOY]
Board of Guardians. Xavier Marton was a ward of the Board of Guardians. [1957-SCR]
boats. boats, barges, ships, etc., appearing in the Maigrets: Aiglon VII [1936-pen], Albatross [1933-ECL], Alcyon [1949-AMI], Aquitaine [1946-NEW], Ardena [1932-LIB], Asie [1951-MEU], Astrolabe [1936-pen], Athos [1932-POR], Atlantique [1931-REN], Belle Emma, La [1931-JAU], Belle-Thérèse [1937-38-noy], Castor et Pollux [1930-PRO], Cormorant [1933-ECL], Cormorant [1949-AMI], De Zwarte Zwaan [1962-CLO], Deux Frères [1932-FLA], Diana [1932-POR], Drie Gebrouders [1962-CLO], Eagle [1933-ECL], Éco III [1930-PRO], Elisabethville [1931-GAI], Étoile Polaire [1932-FLA], Étourneau [1930-PRO], Fleur d'amour [1949-AMI], Francette [1931-JAU], Fréderic [1930-PRO], Glasgow [1932-LIB], Golden Fleece [1933-ECL], Île de France [1962-COL], La Belle Emma [1931-JAU], L'Aigle I [1933-ECL], L'Aigle IV [1933-ECL], Le Poitou [1962-CLO], Liberté [1957-VOY], Madeleine [1930-PRO], Marie [1930-PRO], Marie-France [1936-pen], Martinière [1931-JAU], Miséricorde [1930-PRO], Mooltan [1946-NEW], Normandie [1962-COL], North Star [1949-AMI], Notre-Dame [1958-TEM], Océan [1931-REN], Ostrogoth [1950-MEM], Pacific [1931-REN], Pacific [1932-LIB], Phénix [1930-PRO], Poitou, Le [1962-CLO], Pretty Emma [1931-JAU], Providence [1930-PRO], Sainte-Marie [1931-JAU], Sainte-Thérèse [1942-FEL], Saint-Michel [1932-POR], Seeteufel [1929-30-LET], Simoun, The [1930-PRO], Southern Cross [1930-PRO], Stella Polaris [1945-FAC], Three Kings [1931-JAU], Toison d'Or [1933-ECL], Trois Mages [1931-JAU], Twee Gebroeders [1958-TEM], Two Brothers [1958-TEM], Two Brothers, The [1930-PRO], Two Brothers, The [1955-COR], Vengeur [1940-JUG]
boats, by year, book.
boats, barges, ships, etc., appearing in the Maigrets:
Bob, barman at Bar de l'Amiral in Toulon. Broken nose, cauliflower ears of a boxer. Said Le Grand Marcel had something that would be of especial interest to the Americans.... Le Grand Marcel said he could be reached in Toulon c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad. [1970-FOL]
Bobby Ward. see: Ward, Bobby
Bob d'Anseval. see: Anseval, Bob d'
see: Gaudry, Bob
Bobino. Daunard, one of Christine Josset's "protégés", was beginning to make a name for himself in the nightclubs on the Right Bank, and had an engagement in a music hall, the Bobino. [1959-CON]
Bob Mandille. see: Mandille, Bob
see: Loiseau, Bobonne
Bodard. M had asked Bodard, of the Financial Section, to summon the man the papers were talking about every day, Max Bernat, a central figure in the latest financial scandal, from the Santé. [1955-TEN]
François Paré had followed the red-haired insurance man to a bar on the Rue Fontaine. His card said Jean-Luc Bodard, of Continentale, offices on the Avenue de l'Opéra.... Jean-Luc Bodard said Léon Florentin spoke of him as "Ginger" or "Shorty".
Bodin. There was a light on in the Sergeants' room, and M heard the telephone. Bodin answered it. It was Lucas, to say that Maria had just given birth to a nine-pound boy.... M called Headquarters and reached Bodin. He told him to take three men and check all the post offices, especially the one at Charenton, to look for a letter for Albert Rochain, Poste Restante. [1947-MOR]
The charwoman, Louise Bodin [Louis in Penguin], lived nearby in the Rue du Saint-Gothard.
Boétie, Rue, La
Boétie, Rue, La. see: La Boétie, Rue Georges Dennery's Citroën had been stolen on Feb 18. He was a municipal engineer who lived in the Rue La Boétie. [1972-CHA]
Bogdanowsky, a roomer at the Émile Chabot's, a Georgian student. Claimed to be an aristocrat. Strong Slavic accent, very shiny eyes. Excitable person, who flared up at the least thing. Past the normal student age, but always registered at the university.
Bogota. [city, capital of Colombia, on plateau of eastern Andes. pop. 1968: 1,966,341. commercial and financial center of Colombia.]
Vicente Alvaredo, 26, born in Bogota, was a student, resident in Paris, Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
Bohemia Boïeldieu, Pont Boileau, Rue
Bohemia. Carl Lipschitz's fingerprints were found on file. He was born in Bohemia, came into France illegally five years earlier. [1947-MOR]
Boïeldieu, Pont. [Rouen] Fernand Courcel occupied the whole of an old house on the Quai de la Bourse, a stone's throw from the Pont Boïeldieu. [1968-ENF]
Boileau, Rue. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Rue d'Auteuil to Avenue de Versailles]
Bois de Boulogne.
The body was discovered in the Bois de Boulogne, Route des Poteaux, a turning off the Avenue Fortunée, not far from the Porte Dauphine. A middle-aged man...
Bois de Boulogne
Bois de Boulogne. [Park, formerly a forest, just W of Paris, in a loop of the Seine adjoining Neuilly on the N and Bologne on the W. 2155 acres, including Longchamp racetrack in the SW and Auteiul (steeplechase) in the SE.]
M had had a paragraph inserted into the newspapers, saying that a park-keeper in the Bois de Boulogne had found the body of Ernest Borms, well-know Viennese doctor, on the walks not far from the Porte de Bagatelle. He'd been living in Neuilly for some years. [1939-hom]
Prosper Donge passed the Bois de Boulogne, reached Porte Dauphine and felt a flat tire.... M went to the apartment on Avenue du Madrid, near the Bois de Boulogne, to Justin Colleboeuf's.... The photograph in the newpaper, supposedly showing M looking at Mimi's body, was actually taken a year before, in the Bois de Boulogne, when he was looking at the body of a Russian who'd been shot with a revolver. [see: HOM (Viennese - Borms)] [1939-MAJ]
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. [1950-MEM]
M caught up with Eugénie at the Bois de Boulogne.... Ernestine Jussiaume told M that Alfred Jussiaume had done a job somewhere in Neuilly. He'd been stopped by the police in the Bois de Boulogne, behind the Zoo, by the place where women went to clean up. [1951-GRA]
A young policeman from Neuilly police station, Emile Lebraz, in uniform only a few months, was on duty on Boulevard Richard-Wallace, on the edge of Bois de Boulogne, almost opposite the Bagatelle. [1952-REV]
Gentlemen in light-colored derbies rode towards the Bois. [1957-VOY]
Prince Hubert de V-- had once been a staff officer at the cavalry school of Saumur. Every morning he rode in the Bois de Boulogne. Last week he'd been thrown from his horse, died at 80.... Nearby Mme. Mazeron's was the green expanse of the Bois de Boulogne. [1960-VIE]
M asked her if she went for walks in the Bois de Boulogne.
Bois de Boulogne, Avenue du
Bois de Boulogne, Avenue du. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Place de l'Étoile to Boulevard Lannes. (Now: Avenue Foch)]
There were still rich, titled old ladies, with their own mansion in the Avenue du Bois [de Boulogne] or the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Germain, who have been frequenting the same night-clubs for the past 40 years. [1947-MOR]
The National Guard, in full dress uniform, had paraded down the Avenue du Bois and along the Champs-Élysées. Hector Balthazar had lived alone in a house in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne. He ran his business with the help of his daughter, who died a year after he did. In time M was to get to know that house, one of the ugliest, most ornamented houses in Paris, with sham medieval towers and stained-glass windows. He'd bequeathed it to the state, on condition that they made it a museum, but it was declined when most of the paintings were found to be not genuine.
Boisrond. M shook hands with Dr. Boisrond of the registrar's department. [1961-PAR]
Boissancourt. see: Boissancourt-par-Saint-André
Boissancourt, Honoré de.
Had been the lord of the manor till he died the month before. Besides the Château de Boissancourt he had owned 15 farms, 5,000 acres in all, 2,500 acres of woodland, two small lakes. Grandson of the Honoré de Boissancourt, who, at the time of Canonge's father, was called Christophe Dupré, son of a tenant farmer whose landlord was the former owner of the château. He'd amassed wealth and bought land and the château. One son and one daughter. Daughter married a cavalry officer. Son, Alain, inherited the property on his father's death, used the name Dupré de Boissancourt, eventually dropping the Dupré: elected to County Council he had his name changed. Grandson was married to Émilie d'Espissac, daughter of a fine old family fallen on hard times. One daughter. Mother killed in a riding accident when the child was a baby. Daughter was Aline Calas de Boissancourt. When he died, no will was found, so Aline would inherit.
Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. see The 49th Maigret - Forum 11/19/02 by Guido de Croock
Hamlet between Montargis and Gien, where Aline Calas and Omer Calas came from, M learned from Joris. M called Directory Enquiries to ask for a list of telephone subscribers there: Aillevard, Route des Chênes, occupation not stated; Victor Ancelin, butcher; Honoré de Boissancourt, Château de Boissancourt; Doctor Camuzet, #17; Robert Calas, cattle dealer, #21; Julien Calas, grocer, #3; Louchez, occupation not stated; Piedboeuf, blacksmith; Simonin, corn dealer. [1955-COR]
Boisset. Inspector from the 14e, arrived at the Xavier Marton's with a policeman in uniform and a tubby little man with a doctor's bag. [1957-SCR]
Boissier. Ernestine Jussiaume told M Sergeant Boissier had arrested Alfred Jussiaume two or three times, and he'd once gotten five years in Fresnes.... Sergeant Boissier had a blue-black moustache. Came from Provence. [1951-GRA]
Loraine Martin said the money came from a man name Julien Boissy, whom Lorilleux had murdered.
Boisvert. Commissioner Boisvert was a "pleasant fellow" the Chief had known for ages. Went to the scene (Porquerolles) but had had to leave. So the Chief asked M to take up the investigation of Marcellin's murder. [1949-AMI]
Boitel. see: Aubin et Boitel
Loraine Martin's maiden name was Loraine Boitel. M called Lucas to have him check on the boarding house in the Rue Pernelle she'd lived in before she married.
Boivert. Poitiers had called that they were sending Piéchaud and Boivert. They'd left by car over an hour earlier. They'd both worked with M. He was about 30. [1947-VAC]
Bollant, Joséphine. Joseph Van Damme had gone to the Liège police station and said he wanted to check the records for February 15, ten years earlier, to see if a Joséphine Bollant had committed larceny. Again, he'd stolen the report for that date. [1930-31-PHO]
Louise Boncoeur was 15. Jean-Paul Gastin said she always watched Marcel Sellier.
Bon Coin Bondy, Rue de
Bon Coin. There was an inn at Saint-André-sur-Mer, the Bon Coin, run by Louis Paumelle. Joseph Gastin said the food was good but the rooms had no running water. [1953-ECO]
Bondy, Rue de. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Place de la République to Porte Saint-Martin. (Now Rue René-Boulanger.)]
Slowly the skein will unravel. First a name, Otto. He was sometimes in the Rue de Bondy, a little bar frequented by homosexuals of the lowest level. Another on the Rue de Lappe which has become a tourist attraction. [1950-MEM]
Émilie Thouret said her husband was assistant manager with Kaplan et Zanin, on Rue de Bondy.... It had taken M barely 15 minutes to walk from home to the intersection of the Rue de Bondy and the Boulevard Saint-Martin, which formed a little square dominated by the Théâtre de la Renaissance.
Bonfils. M called the third precinct, from the Bar du Soleil, spoke to Detective Bonfils. Bonfils said that Big Nicolas and Danvers were at the station. [1951-LOG]
The third inspector in the inspectors' office when M arrived with Jenny and Gisèle Marton, along with Baron and Janin. M asked him to bring his toilet gear - razor, shaving brush, towel - to clean up before the interrogation. [1957-SCR]
The other barge belonged to Jef Van Cauwelaert and his brother, called Twee Gebroeders, Two Brothers. Flemish. They were supposed to be unloading at the Saint-Martin Canal. M sent Bonfils to check. [1958-TEM]
Bonfils had gone to see Alain Mazeron in his antique shop. Mazeron had gone to the Rue Drouot to an auction, include some weapons of the Napoleonic period, then a restaurant on the Rue de Seine. [1960-VIE]
Janvier said that Bonfils would relieve Lourtie.... Bonfils brought in a list of the Paris nightclubs and cabarets: it was three closely spaced typed pages.
Bongo. 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. [1970-FOL]
Charles Dandurand mentioned he had been watching one of his cases that morning, blackmail within a family, Boniface representing the son-in-law... in Court 13.
Bon Marché. [Large Paris department store, 7e, Palais-Bourbon.]
Large Paris department store, 7e, Palais-Bourbon. M. Delaveau, Odette Delaveau's husband was head of a department at Bon Marché.
Bonn. Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. [1930-31-TET]
Chez Mademoiselle on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée, was run by Blanche Bonnard, probably over 50. She had another club, Le Doux Frisson, in Montmartre, Rue Fontaine. She lived at 31 Avenue de Wagram.
Bonneau Bonne Chope, La Bonne Fourchette Bonne-Nouvelle, Boulevard
Bonneau. The Examining Magistrate, Bonneau. M knew the magistrate, a man of integrity, a good family man, collected rare editions. Fine, square-cut gray beard. M had once accompanied him on a raid of a gambling house. He hadn't known what a baccarat table was. [1939-MAJ]
Bonne Chope, La. see: La Bonne Chope M had located the bar near Place de la République where Adrien Josset had stopped, La Bonne Chope, on Boulevard du Temple. [1959-CON]
Bonne Fourchette. Small restaurant on the Rue Dancourt, where Marcel Vivien Nina Lassave had lunched for 6 months from February through August of 1946. Small place, perhaps half a dozen tables, only regulars. Proprieter was Boutant. [1971-SEU]
Bonne-Nouvelle, Boulevard. [Paris. 2e, Bourse - 10e, Entrepôt. from Porte Saint-Denis to Rue du Faubourg-Poissonière]
Joseph Mascouvin had worked for 15 years at Proud and Drouin, real estate agent on Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle.... Since the Café des Sports was only a few steps from Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, M decided to visit Proud and Drouin.... Mascouvin had lunch in a cheap restaurant on the Boulevard Saint-Martin. [1941-SIG]
Torrence had found a gunsmith on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, where a young man had gone to search for ammunition for M's .45 Smith & Wesson. They had sent him to Gastinne-Renette, where he had bought some. [1952-REV]
There were tickets from a newsreel theater in the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle in Louis Thouret's pocket.... That night M took Mme M to a movie on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, as he often did. On the way back they walked past the alley of the Boulevard Saint-Martin.... The last time M. Saimbron had seen Louis Thouret he had been sitting on a bench on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle.... Jef Schrameck said he'd first met Monsieur Louis on a bench on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle. [1952-BAN]
In the old days M and Mme M used to go to the cinema together. They'd stroll, arm in arm, toward Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle. [1962-CLI]
Old Martin and Bonnet had already been in to see the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's body.
Bonnet. Officer Bonnet was the husband of the concierge of the René Josselin's building. [1961-BRA]
Bonnot. [Jules Joseph Bonnot (born Oct. 14, 1876, Pont-de-Roide, Doubs, E France), led of a band of French anarchists, "tragic bandits", who robbed banks in the spirit of redistribution of the wealth, credited with being the first to put the motor-car to use in crime. The gang mounted major terroristic blows at society, especially from December 1911-April 1912, and were finally stopped on April 27, 1912, after a 5-hour armed siege at Choisy-le-Roi (SSE suburb of Paris on the left bank of the Seine), in which the public was armed and the Republican guard called in. It ended with the dynamiting of the garage in which they were hiding. Bonnot died of his wounds in the hospital the next day; four surviving members his band were sentenced to death the following year.]
And this particular chief M thought of as the real Chief in the fullest sense of the word, under whom he'd served his first term in the Police Judiciaire, and whom he'd watched, in his black coat and bowler hat, walking alone under fire toward the door of the house in which Bonnot and his gang had for two days been resisting police and gendarmes, or armed police. That was Xavier Guichard, whose white hair was as long as a poet's.
Bonvoisin, Adolphe. Adolphe Bonvoisin, a Frenchman from Lille, offered to help with the translation. He'd been on the coach when it left Warsaw, had come from Lwow, representing a cotton-spinning firm with a branch in Poland. [1936-arr]
Bonvoisin, Oscar. At the time of Count Hans von Farnheim's death Oscar Bonvoisin had been 35, the butler-chauffeur.... Born in Mont-Dore, in Auvergne, father a hotel doorman, mother a maid in the same hotel. Ten years ago bought a château at La Bourboule.... Small, thick-set, grey-haired, according to Arlette. [1950-PIC]
bookplate. see Simenon's bookplate
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.
Bordeaux. [commerical seaport and industrial city, SW France, capital, Gironde dept. pop. 1968: 266,662. 13 mi. above the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, 310 mi. SSW of Paris.]
Mansuy had mentioned Philippe Bellamy to a friend in Bordeaux, another doctor, who'd said Bellamy was one of the most distinguished neurologists of the day.... The mother superior said she came from Bordeaux. [1947-VAC]
M had been attending the International Police Congress, held this year in Bordeaux.... One did not find suits of such material as Alain Vernoux was wearing, except in exclusive tailors in Paris, or perhaps in Bordeaux.... Alain Vernoux said that no doubt when his father went to Paris or Bordeaux he treated himself to a little amusement.... A reporter from Bordeaux had a car, drove Julien Chabot and M to Sabati's house, then back to Julien Chabot's. [1953-PEU]
The son-in-law of the last Mullerbach had Jeanfils check to see who'd bought the buttons. There were about 40 tailors, 4 at Lyons, 2 at Bordeaux, 1 at Lille, a few in other towns, the rest in Paris. [1955-TEN]
Maurice Mocco said they had a M. Charles who was about 70, from Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Conservatory Bordeaux, Hôtel de
Bordeaux Conservatory. John Maura and Joseph Daumale had studied music at the Bordeaux Conservatory. [1946-NEW]
Bordeaux, Hôtel de. see: Hôtel de Bordeaux
Philippe Borderel was a theater critic on one of the leading dailies. He was at a dress rehearsal at the Théâtre de la Michodière.
Borgerhout. [commune, Antwerp prov., N Belgium, an E suburb of Antwerp, pop. 1969: 48,766.]
The telegram from Antwerp: Isaac Goldberg, 45. Traveled weekly to Amsterdam, London, Paris. Rue de Campine, Borgerhout. married, two children.
Borinage. [coal-mining district surrounding Mons, Hainaut prov., Belgium.]
Already the first miners' dwellings of the Borinage were discernible. [1936-pei]
Boris Krofta. see: Krofta, Boris
Boris Saft. see: Saft, Boris
Borms, Ernest. M had had a paragraph inserted into the newspapers, saying that a park-keeper in the Bois de Boulogne had found the body of Ernest Borms, well-know Viennese doctor, on the walks not far from the Porte de Bagatelle. He'd been living in Neuilly for some years, in the Boulevard Richard-Wallace. [1939-hom]
Gertrud Borms, 42, maid with Oswald Clark at the Majestic.... Gertrud Borms was a large, hard-faced woman. Came down to where the guest's servants ate.
Bornier Borniol Bornique
Bornier. Dufour had arranged for Inspector Bornier to relieve him in the watch on the house in Fécamp. A very young man, just starting in the Flying Squad. [1929-30-LET]
Borniol. Eva went out to Borniol's to see about the funeral arrangements. [1946-mal]
Bornique. Antonio Farano said an inspector with a strange name, Bornique or Mornique had showed him Émile Boulay's identity card. Bornique of the 20th insisted on competing with Police Headquarters. [1962-COL]
Adèle Bosquet was a dancer at the Gai-Moulin in Liège. 25 or 30. Often spoke of Paris, Berlin and Ostend, and would mention the names of the most celebrated boîtes du nuit. Génaro, proprieter of the Gai-Moulin, had brought her with him from Paris when she was down and out.
Bossuet. [Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne, born 1627, Dijon, Fr., died 1704, Paris. Bishop and most eloquent and influential spokesman for the rights of the French church against papal authority. He is chiefly remembered for his literary works including funeral panegyrics for great personages. His first Oraisons funèbres (Funeral Orations) were on Henrietta Maria of France, queen of England (1669), and on her daughter Henrietta Anne of England, Louis XIV's sister-in-law (1670), masterpieces of French classical prose.]
Botanical Gardens Bottin
Botanical Gardens. [Brussels] M walked behind the couple in the Botanical Gardens. [1936-pei]
Bottin. Lassagne's article said the better part of Dr Philippe Jave's patients were listed in the Bottin Social Register. [1956-AMU]
Boubée, Louis. Louis Boubée, the doorman of the Lotus, was the last one to have seen Émile Boulay. He was a little man, no bigger than a jockey, better known in Montmartre by the nickname Mickey Boubée. [1962-COL]
Boubée, Mickey. Louis Boubée, the doorman of the Lotus, was the last one to have seen Émile Boulay. He was a little man, no bigger than a jockey, better known in Montmartre by the nickname Mickey.... M had still been a fairly young inspector when Mickey Boubée was already working as a doorman in Montmartre. He was the size of a child of 12 or 13, skinny, with big ears, a long pointed nose, and india-rubber mouth. He had no eyelashes or eyebrows. [1962-COL]
Dr. Bouchardon was a peasant, the son of peasants. M recognized the doctor, but nobody recognized him.
Bouchers, Rue des
Bouchers, Rue des. (Brussels.)
They listened to the news on the car radio. A little girl had been kidnapped in Bouches-du-Rhône. [1969-TUE]
Nicole Prieur said she'd gone to see her friend, Martine Bouet, the daughter of a doctor, on Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Bougainville, Boulevard Bougival
Bougainville, Boulevard. [Concarneau] The ancestral home of Yves Le Guérec faced the sea on the Boulevard Bougainville. After their father's death, he had built a villa at the end of White Sands Beach. [1956-AMU]
Bougival. [commune, N France, Seine-et-Oise dept. pop. 1959: 4,300. [Seine-et-Oise dept. was abolished in 1968] near Versailles.]
1,000-franc notes had been found floating in the Seine at the Bougival lock the day after the murder. Some were found at Mantes as well. Edgar Martin had thrown the stolen money into the Seine. [1931-OMB]
The head lock-keeper at Suresnes said De Zwarte Zwaan should have been at Juziers, or at any rate beyond Poissy, depending on how long they'd had to wait at the locks at Bougival and Carrière. [1962-CLO]
Bougrat. The only case M could remember of a lawyer killing a client was that of Bougrat. [1962-COL]
Boulay, Marie. see: Pirouet, Marie
Émile Boulay's wife, Marina, Antonio Farano's sister, had called to ask if he'd seen Émile. He didn't often come down to the Champs-Élysées, where the Paris-Strip was.
Boule Blanche Boule Verte
Boule Blanche. 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. [1950-MEM]
Boule Verte. M said that Germain Cageot owned the Pélican and the Boule Verte, and probably one in Nice as well. [1934-MAI]
The girl M. Louis was with in the Clou Doré was Louise Pégasse, nicknamed Lulu the Torpedo . [Lulu la Torpille], the name she appeared under in a striptease club, the Boule Verte on Rue Pigalle. [1965-PAT]
A sailing boat from Boulogne was made fast to the piles of the jetty, waiting for the gates to open.
Boulogne. [seaport city, N France, Pas-de-Calais dept. pop. 1968: 49,276. [Boulogne-sur-Mer]. on English Channel 61 mi. NW of Arras.]
Aurore Gallet's father, secretary of the last Bourbon prince, was editor of the Legitimist paper Le Soleil.
Bourbonnais Bourbonnais, Rue du Bourbon, Quai de
Bourbonnais. Philippe Bellamy asked M what province he came from, and M responded the Bourbonnais, delighted with the word 'province' rather than 'department'. [1947-VAC]
Bourbonnais, Rue du. [Vichy] The "lady in lilac", Hélène Lange, found strangled in her room, lived in the Rue du Bourbonnais.... Mme. Vireveau said she almost bumped into a man at the corner of Boulevard de LaSalle and Rue du Bourbonnais. [1967-VIC]
Bourbon, Quai de. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue des Deux Ponts to Rue Jean-de-Bellay]
They walked along the Quai de Bourbon as far as the Pont Marie, and as they crossed the bridge they could see a grayish barge with the red and white triangle of the Compagnie Générale painted on the bow of the Le Poitou, being unloaded of sand by a crane.
Bourboule, La Bourboule, La
Bourboule, La. see: La Bourboule The past season Joseph Daumale was in La Bourboule, where he'd built a villa. Married to Anne-Marie Penette, of Les Sables-d'Olonne. three children. [1946-NEW]
Bourboule, La. see: La Bourboule Arlette had been sent to La Bourboule for her tonsilitis. [1950-PIC]
The Public Prosecutor, M. Bourdeille-Jaminet, was extremely tall. M set up in the council chamber of the Town Hall, spacious, freshly whitewashed, clean, flag in the corner, bust of the Republic on the chimneypiece... [like at Porquerolles...].
Bourdet. Dr Bourdet, the medical examiner who had replaced Dr Paul, got out of a taxi grumbling. [1971-IND]
Bourdon. 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]
Bourdon, Rosalie. Janvier called that they'd traced René Lussac's phone call to a villa outside Corbeil, on the Seine, belonging to Rosalie Bourdon, "La belle Rosalie" Near 50, she'd started young near the Place des Ternes, at 25 running an establishment with distinguished clients. Moved to the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and opened a night-club call La Cravache. Her last lover had been Pierre Sabatini, a member of the Corsican gang. [1961-PAR]
Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire told M his mother died soon after he was born. Father died when he was 12. Went to college in Bourges till he was 19. Received a legacy from a second cousin in Indo-China when he was 28, a Duranty de la Roche. [1930-GAL]
Gautier said Jean Métayer was from a good Bourges family.... The stone hand told M the type was Cheltenham 9 point, that most linotypes used it. There were other linotypes at Nevers, Bourges, Châteauroux, Autun... [1932-FIA]
Louise Bourges, Ferdinand Fumal's private secretary, who had a flat on the Quai Voltaire, came to say that he'd written the letters himself.
Bourget, Le Bourget, Paul Bourg-la-Reine
Bourget, Le. see: Le Bourget
Bourget, Paul. [Paul Bourget, French writer, born at Amiens, 1852-1935, author of stories, essays and analytical novels: Le Disciple, Mensonges, Cruelle Enigme, André Cornélis, L'Etape, le Démon de midi, etc.. Acad. Franç.]
Bourg-la-Reine. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1962: 17,908. suburb of Paris.]
Cécile Pardon lived at Bourg-la-Reine, about a mile beyond the Porte d'Orléans, on the Route Nationale, just opposite the fifth stop. Big, five-story brick building with shops on the ground floor, a bicycle shop and a grocer's. Lived on the fifth floor. ... Juliette Boynet's husband had been a building contractor at Bourg-la-Reine.... The police superintendent from the Bourg-la-Reine division, overawed, arrived.
Bourgogne, À ma Bourgogne, Rue de
Bourgogne, À ma. see: À ma Bourgogne
Bourgogne, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Quai d'Orsay to Rue de Varenne]
M and Janvier were lunching in a restaurant in the Rue de Bourgogne. They'd picked it on account of its terrace, and soon noticed it was patronized by ministry officials, especially from the Premier's department, and a few officers in mufti from the War Office. [1960-VIE]
Mme. One of the tenants in Cécile Pardon's building. Husband a commerical traveler with a small car. 4 children expecting a fifth. Husband away for months at a time, in the wine business.
Bourrages. The butcher, Marcellin Rateau, said he still had to go to Bourrages. He'd once opened a butcher shop at La Rochelle. [1953-ECO]
Boursang, Éléonore. 30. widow. Came to see M in the Hôtel de la Loire, looked nearer 35 than 30. Father had been a chief accountant in a spinning factory. At 20 married a textile engineer, killed by a machine accident within a year. Currently a cashier with a firm in Rue Réaumur. Two years ago finally won the case against the textile company. Henri Gallet's mistress. Henri gave M her address. 27, Rue de Turenne. Was on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut. Henri said he had been visiting her there the day he met his father there by chance. [1930-GAL]
The Superintendent of the Finance Squad [Financial Section] was as stiff as a poker. If he was in his office it meant there'd be trouble in the Bourse the next morning.
Bourse Bourse, Quai de la
Bourse. Ruel was keeping an eye on Émile Blaise, who would be on his way to the Bourse at that hour. [1941-SIG]
Bourse, Quai de la. [Rouen] Fernand Courcel occupied the whole of an old house on the Quai de la Bourse, a stone's throw from the Pont Boïeldieu. [1968-ENF]
Boursicault, Désiré. Désiré Boursicault, 60 next year. M. Tenant on the first floor opposite Mlle. Clément's. Always called M. Désiré. Purser for the United Steamship Company for 20 years. For the past year had been on the Asie. Now on his way to Pointe Noire, in Equatorial Africa. Hardly ever in France. The man M had seen with a large suitcase had leaving in the morning by taxi for the Gare Montparnasse, from the house opposite Mlle. Clément's. Had arrived from Gare Montparnasse after midnight the night Janvier had been shot. All his ships sail from Bordeaux. His mother comes once a month to visit his invalid wife. First wife died of pneumonia after they'd been married 7 years. Parents had been poor and lived at Bordeaux. Father a drunkard - he a teetotaler. Learned 5 or six languages, some native dialects. [1951-MEU]
Boursicault, Françoise. Mme. Françoise Boursicault, 48. Married 15 years earlier. Told M her husband smoked a pipe. Before she met him was an assistant in a men's shop on Boulevard Saint-Michel.... Fell ill about five years ago. Born in Le Havre. Maiden name Françoise Binet. Father a seaman. One of nine children. Only 3 or 4 left. Mother and father dead. Was a children's nanny at 14, with a family who spent their summers at Étretat. Came with them to Paris where they lived in the Avenue Hoche. She went to dressmaking school in the Avenue de Wagram. At 16 had a boyfriend, and her employers threw her out. Became a waitress. Lived in a room at 48, Rue Monsieur-le-Prince when she worked in the men's shop.... Report came in. She'd lived in the Rue des Dames, in a little hotel, where a man... M told Lucas to tell Lapointe he'd hear the rest later. [1951-MEU]
Mme. M had Mme M look in the directory to see who was listed at 17, Avenue de Châtillon. Apartment House, meaning there was a phone in the lodge, and Mme. Boussard, midwife.
Boutang. M saw a face he knew, Boutang, Superintendent of the Criminal Police in Toulon. [1971-IND]
Proprieter of the Bonne Fourchette, elderly man, wearing a chef's jacket and hat, remembered Marcel Vivien Nina Lassave.
Bouteille Boutelleau et Fils Boutigues
Bouteille. The Examining Magistrate was Bouteille, about 50. M had known him a long time. [1971-IND]
Boutelleau et Fils. Fouad Ouéni said he'd been at the shooting range of Boutelleau et Fils, Rue de Rennes. [1966-NAH]
Boutigues. Boutigues, the young detective who greeted M at Antibes; pearl-grey suit, boots with half-cloth uppers, red carnation in his buttonhole. [1932-LIB]
bowls. Two old men were playing bowls, pétanque style, without sending the jack more than a few yards from their feet. One was Ferdinand Galli, the patriarch of the Gallis, who kept a café on the square. His partner, retired, natty, deaf, railwayman's cap; another octogenarian sitting on the PO bench. [1949-AMI]
M and Mme M went regularly each day to the bowling club, where M especially liked watching the one-armed man, and the dignified old gentleman they called "Senator".... M told Lecoeur he used to plays bowls a bit years ago at Porquerolles. [1967-VIC]
Arsène Vadibert, the Superintendent's secretary, was watching a game of bowls outside, in his shirtsleeves. He leaned forward a little to watch Grêlé, crouching in preparation for a spectacular throw... [1942-FEL]
Boxer Jo. One of Albert Rochain's friends was Boxer Jo, small and sturdy, with a broken nose and drooping eyelids over light blue eyes, always dressed in check suits and loud ties, usually found at apéritif time in one of the small bars in the Avenue de Wagram. M had had him in his office at least 10 times. [1947-MOR]
Boynet, Joseph. Juliette Boynet's husband, had been a building contractor at Bourg-la-Reine, died before he was 50, 6 months before Charles Dandurand had moved in. Etienne (Henri Monfils) Monfils sent M a telegram that he'd found a letter in frame of the the portrait had sent him showing that Juliette and Dandurand had killed him. [1940-CEC]
Boynet, Juliette. (Juliette Marie Jeanne Léontine Boynet née Cazenove). 59. Born Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée. Cécile Pardon's partially bed-ridden aunt who'd been strangled. Her husband had been a building contractor at Bourg-la-Reine, died before he was 50, 6 months before Charles Dandurand had moved in.. About twelve years before her sister had died at Fontenay, and Juliette sent for her three children. ... Cécile had sent a note to M that "something terrible happened last night" and was waiting for him in the waiting room when she disappeared. She first come about six months earlier, to report that she'd noticed things had been moved in her Aunt Juliette's apartment during the nights..... M found her strangled on her bed when he went there searching for Cécile. A fat old woman with a painted face and stringy hair, heavily peroxided, showing white at the roots, in a red dressing gown with one stocking on. She owned many houses of prostitution, with Dandurand's assistance. [1940-CEC]
Branchu, Émile. Émile Branchu, known as Mimile. Had set up his picture framing shop in the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine about two years earlier. Apparently came from Marseilles. Said to be separated or divorced from his wife. Had a green 6 CV [six CV].... Émile Branchu lived a long times in Marseilles, but came from Roubaix. [1969-TUE]
M. Braquement was Hector Balthazar's lawyer, in his 80s, the only one, according the Germaine Baboeuf, who knew what would occur when Lise Gendreau-Balthazar turned 21.
Brasserie Clichy Brasserie Cyrano Brasserie Dauphine
Brasserie Clichy. Justin Minard was second flautist in the Concerts Lamoureux, but played eveings at the Brasserie Clichy in the Boulevard de Clichy.... M took the métro to Place Blanche and went into the Brasserie Clichy to look for Justin Minard. He ordered a plate of sauerkraut and a beer. [1948-PRE]
Brasserie Cyrano. Place Blanche, in the Rochechouart [Boulevard Rochechouart] neighborhood. Hardly 200 yards from Marcel Vivien's workshop. Next door was the Moulin Rouge. Proprieter was under 30. His father, the former proprieter, had retired to the country. One of the waiters there, Julien, recognized Vivien's photo. Vivien had disappeared Dec. 23, but had been at the Cyrano after that. Had seen him at least ten times in January/February 1946, always with a very young, pretty, dark-haired girl, with a small strawberry mark on her left cheek (Nina Lassave). She had always worn black, plain black silk dress, black coat, fur collar. They came on foot, were always holding hands. He always ordered mineral water, she a Cointreau. They arrived after the last movies closed, between 11:00 and 11:30. M. went there alone, to speak with Julien in person. [1971-SEU]
Brasserie Dauphine. see The site of "La Brasserie Dauphine" by Peter Foord
The waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine came in with six glasses of beer and four thick sandwiches. [1929-30-LET]
The waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine brought in beer and sandwiches. [1936-bea]
They had beers sent up from the Brasserie Dauphine, and hadn't forgotten M. [1939-MAJ]
M considered ordering sandwiches from the Brasserie Dauphine but decided to go to the little bar opposite the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont-Neuf, where he ordered a ham sandwich. A game of belote was in progress at a table near the bar.... M went with Mr. Spencer Oats to the Brasserie Dauphine, leaving Charles Dandurand in his office, and ordered two beers, "Bumpers" - special glass, reserved for regulars - held a full liter. [1940-CEC]
No one would have been surprised to have seen the waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine arrive with a tray of sandwiches and beer. [1940-JUG]
In M's own office, Rondonnet, a recent addition to his staff, was sitting in M's personal chair, and smoking a pipe just like his. He'd even ordered beers sent up from the Brasserie Dauphine. [1942-FEL]
M hadn't left his office even to go to the Brasserie Dauphine for a beer. [1945-pip]
Michael O'Brien reminded M of a time they been in the Brasserie Dauphine, and he'd said "I never think".... M remembered the beers that Joseph, the waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine had often brought up. [1946-NEW]
M had some beer and sandwiches sent up from the Brasserie Dauphine. [1946-mal]
At the Brasserie Dauphine the tables were already set ou on the terrace, but M decided to wait for another call.... M and Lucas went into the Brasserie Dauphine for a drink, somewhat surprised to find life going on as usual. [1947-MOR]
If M had had time he would have stopped in the Brasserie Dauphine for a beer. [1950-PIC]
M had them send up two Pernods, one for Boissier as well, since he had been reminded of the day 17 years ago on the Rue de la Lune.... M looked through the whole menu at the Brasserie Dauphine, ended up ordering a sandwich and a glass of beer. [1951-GRA]
M and Lucas left the Quai des Orfèvres together and had their first apéritif at the Brasserie Dauphine. They parted at the Châtelet, Lucas bounding down the steps to the underground.... M called the Brasserie Dauphine and asked Justin to bring up two beers for M and a coffee for Julien Foucrier.... M went with Lucas to lunch at the Brasserie Dauphine after seeing Émile Paulus' father. [1951-MEU]
M and Lourtie went there for a pastis. They stood at the bar where there were several other inspectors.... A waiter brought sandwiches and beer from the Brasserie Dauphine while M was talking with Pierre Delteil. [1952-REV]
M lunched alone at his usual table in the Brasserie Dauphine, his own special table near a window from which he could watch the Seine.... M called the Brasserie Dauphine, spoke to Joseph, told him to send up six ham sandwiches for M and Albert Jorisse. [1952-BAN]
M walked over to the Brasserie Dauphine, where he stood at the bar. He ordered a Pernod.... M called the Brasserie Dauphine and had them send up beer and sandwiches for Albert Falconi's interrogation. [1954-JEU]
M stomped off, stopping at the bar for an apéritif. The distinctive smells were the Pernod from the bar and coq-au-vin from the kitchen. One or two of his colleagues lingered over coffee and Calvados. M ordered a sandwich, had another and coffee. M went for lunch at the Brasserie Dauphine. On his way he stopped in the Inspector's Duty Room for Lapointe... "the little restaurant in the Place Dauphine". [1955-COR]
At 6:00 a waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine brough a trayful of mugs of beer.... M went to the Brasserie Dauphine, had the stewed veal, because it smelled like home cooking, while Lapointe interrogated Marcel Moncin. [1955-TEN]
M and Lucas went for a quiet meal at the Brasserie Dauphine. A heavy smell of cooking, like that of a country inn, the wife at her stove, husband behind the counter, daughter helping the waiter serve. [1957-VOY]
A waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine appeared at M's office with beer and sandwiches. [1959-CON]
M had a feeling it wouldn't be long. He'd ordered sandwiches from the Brasserie Dauphine. [1959-ASS]
The waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine was arriving with yet another tray of rolls and coffee. [1961-PAR]
He'd suddenly felt an urge to go to the Brasserie Dauphine, and in spite of the advice of his friend Dr Pardon.... The patron had been there thirty years before, when the chief-inspector had started at the Quai des Orfèvres, but at that time he had been the son of the house. Now there was a son too, wearing a chef's white hat in the kitchen. A connoisseur would have identified the rather tart scent of the ordinary wines of the Loire, and tarragon and chives from the kitchen. On the menu was mackeral from Brittany, foie de veau en papiloottes. [1962-COL]
The waiter from the Brasserie Dauphine came in with M's lunch while he was reading Nicole Prieur's statement.... M drank a mandarin-curaçao with a squirt of lemon at the Brasserie Dauphine. It had been a new drink when he had first been in Paris, and it'd been his favorite for a few years. [1964-DEF]
M's longest interrogation, 27 hours, was still being discussed. During that time the waiters from the Brasserie Dauphine never ceased bringing up beer and sandwiches. [1965-PAT]
M told Dr. Rian about his drinking, thinking of the Brasserie Dauphine, where it wasn't the drink itself, but the clubbably atmostphere, the cooking smells, the aroma of aniseed and Calvados... [1967-VIC]
M lunched at the Brasserie Dauphine before going to see Émile Parendon. Treated himself to a pastis at the bar. (Had told a small lie to his wife, that he was held up at work and couldn't come home for lunch.) [1968-HES]
M had lunch at the Brasserie Dauphine with Janvier and Lapointe.... M and Janvier went to the Brasserie Dauphine after talking with the anonymous caller. M ordered a brandy, as the caller had said he'd drunk. [1969-TUE]
M and Lapointe went for lunch at the Brasserie Dauphine. They went into the dining room. The proprieter said they had his favorite for lunch, blanquette de veau. Told M he didn't stock Vin des Moines, offered him a Bourgueil. The blanquette de veau was tender and beautifully cooked, with a fragrant golden yellow sauce.... M gulped down two beers at the Brasserie Dauphine. The Châtelet was ablaze with Christmas lights. [1969-VIN]
M had decided against stopping at the Brasserie Dauphine and was on his way home when Léontine Antoine came up to him. M said he was going towards Pont Saint-Michel and they walked together.... M decided on the spur of the moment to lunch at the Brasserie Dauphine. [1970-FOL]
M treated himself to an aperitif there before taking a taxi home for lunch, after hearing the report of the waiter from the Brasserie Cyrano.... M planned to slip out to the Brasserie Dauphine for a quick beer before Louis Mahossier's interview with the lawyer present.... M and Torrence went there, 'the bar they knew so well,' for a beer after the interrogation of Mahossier. M: "A long beer, in the tallest glass you've got." He drank it down in almost one gulp and held it out for another. [1971-SEU]
M had lunch with Janvier at the Brasserie Dauphine. Janvier's wife was at her mother's. The proprieter came over. Over the years he'd gone completely bald. They ordered andouillettes. M had his seat by the window, from which he could watch the Seine. [1971-IND]
It was good to be in the atmosphere of the Brasserie Dauphine again, with its mingled smells of cooking and drink. The proprietor suggested a pastis to greet the Spring. Sweetbreads and mushrooms.
Brasserie de la République Brasserie de Remblai Brasserie des Artistes Brasserie des Suisses Brasserie des Ternes Brasserie du Croissant Brasserie Flamande Brasserie Lorraine Brasserie Pigalle Brasserie Suisse
Brasserie de la République. Lucas told M that Lapointe had called from the Brasserie de la République to say he'd found the room rented by Louis Thouret.... M told Lapointe that as soon as he was relieved he should join M and Arlette at the Brasserie de la République. [1952-BAN]
Brasserie de Remblai. M followed his usual route, like a circus horse. It was time for the Brasserie de Remblai. In the back were the rich men of the town, who gathered every afternoon to play bridge. [1947-VAC]
Brasserie des Artistes. M rushed to the telephone exchange. Charlotte had just put through a call to Jean at the Brasserie des Artistes in Cannes, Cannes 18-43. M listened in.... Walking down a little street towards the Croisette [Boulevard de la Croisette] M saw a sign, Brasserie des Artistes. [1939-MAJ]
Brasserie des Suisses. [Dieppe] M was thinking of taking his wife's advice and going down to the Brasserie des Suisses, where at least there would be a little life and activity. [1937-38-man]
Brasserie des Ternes. The letter Marcellin had from M was on letterhead from there. M knew the place -- "very comfortable and the sauerkraut is excellent." [1949-AMI]
Brasserie du Croissant. Lapointe found a letter in Jules Piquemal's room from Joseph Mascoulin, saying he'd meet him in the Brasserie du Croissant, Rue Montmarte, apparently about the Calame report.... Joseph Mascoulin had met Jules Piquemal in the Brasserie du Croissant. [1954-MIN]
Brasserie Flamande. Mlle. Clément had had the boarding house ten years. A native of Lille, more accurately, Roubaix. Her father had been a waiter at the Brasserie Flamande at Roubaix for nearly forty years. She'd started as a cashier there at twenty. [1951-MEU]
Brasserie Lorraine. Antoine Batilles' voice on his tape recording told where the recording had been made: the Brasserie Lorraine, Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1969-TUE]
Brasserie Pigalle. The driver told M the drunk they'd just passed was Dutilleux, a pal of his, who loved dressing up, especially as a drunk. M told him to stop outside the Brasserie Pigalle. [1955-TEN]
Brasserie Suisse. M lunched alone at the Brasserie Suisse in Versailles. He had charcroute, sausages... not quite what the Sun King might have ordered... [1940-JUG]
Brau, Grégoire. Grégoire Brau, known as Patience, also as the Canon, had been at his game for years without ever being caught in the act. Only once, 12 years earlier, he'd been nabbed because he overslept. A fat man of 43, fresh complexion. [1958-TEM]
Brault, Désirée. M recognized the charwoman, Désirée Brault. She'd been arrested a number of times, but now was 50 or 60. [1953-TRO]
Braun, Otto. The dead man was a German , Otto Braun, according to his passport. 58, born at Bremen, a former banker from Stuttgart. He was portly, well-to-do, sprucely dressed, closely cropped hair, pronounced Jewish type. He'd given up his financial activities after the National-Socialist (Nazi) revolution. A hotel bill from the Kaiserhof hotel in Berlin, where he'd stayed for three days, was found in his pockets. [1936-arr]
Walter Carus desk was an immense Brazillian rosewood one.
Bréa, Rue Bréauté-Beuzeville Bréauté, La
Bréa, Rue. Alfred Meurant had been living on Rue Bréa, near Place des Ternes. [1959-ASS]
Bréauté-Beuzeville. M left the Paris-Le Havre train at a small, depressing station, Bréauté-Beuzeville, where he waited for his connection to Étretat. [1949-DAM]
Bréauté, La. see: La Bréauté
The bookkeeper, Justin Brême, about 50, bald shiny head.
Bremen. [Commercial city, capital of Bremen state, Germany, on Weser river 59 mi. SW of Hamburg. pop. 1969: 606,500.]
A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. Police Cracow report Pietr the Lett passed through on way to Bremen.... M read another telegram in polcod, from Bremen: Pietr the Lett reportedly making for Amsterdam and Brussels.... 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.... Pietr had registered under the name Oswald Oppenheim, ship-owner, Bremen, at the Majestic Hotel. [1929-30-LET]
A man about 30, threadbare clothes, ill-shaven face, had shown a ticket for Bremen. [1930-31-PHO]
Léonie Birard wasn't on speaking terms with her niece, nor with Dr. Xavier Bresselles -- she said he'd tried to poison her with drugs.... There was a light in the house at the corner, where M read the nameplate, Xavier Bresselles, M.D.... Dr. Xavier Bresselles introuced himself, a small, thin, lively man, who must have been over 40. His sister, Armande Bresselles kept house for him since his wife died. He had two sons, one in Niort, at the Lycée, the other doing his military service.
Bressuire. [commune, W France, Deux-Sèvres dept. pop. 1962: 8,520. 38 mi. N or Niort.]
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.
Brest. [Finistère, NW France, fortified seaport commune dept. pop. 1968: 154,023. on Atlantic Ocean 32 mi. NW of Quimper.]
Jean Servières, a plump little man, editor of the Brest Beacon.
Bretagne, Hôtel de Bret, Maxime Le Bret, Maxime, Le
Bretagne, Hôtel de. see: Hôtel de Bretagne
Bret, Maxime Le. see: Le Bret, Maxime
Bret, Maxime, Le. see: Le Bret, Maxime Until that time he had always accompanied his chief, Maxime Le Bret, the most worldly of all Paris superintendents.... Maxime Le Bret was probably the only superintendent in Paris to keep a carriage and live on the Plaine Monceau, in one of the new houses in the Boulevard de Courcelles. [1948-PRE]
Breton. Waitresses in Breton dresses were setting the tables for dinner. [1931-JAU]
Rue Etex, running alongside the Montmartre Cemetery, nearly opposite the Hôpital Bretonneau, Monique Juteaux, stabbed three times.
Breuker Brey, Rue
Breuker. M had Lucas call Breuker at Orly. An Alsatian, Superintendent of the airport. His assistant, Assistant-Superintendent Marathieu answered. [1966-NAH]
Brey, Rue. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Rue Montenotte to Avenue de Wagram]
It was time for the Brasserie de Remblai. In the back were the rich men of the town, who gathered every afternoon to play bridge. Although he'd been watching for six days M still didn't understand the game. [1947-VAC]
Brigade Financière. see: Financial Section
Brigade Mobile. see: Flying Squad
Brigaud. Mme M said Mme Brigaud had phoned about the furniture. She'd said the weather was lovely and the cherry trees white with blossom. The goat wasn't for sale, but the owner would give them a kid if one came during the year. [1933-ECL]
Before Gilbert Négrel, Philippe Jave had employed Dr. Brisson, but he'd started a practice in Amiens and was no longer available.
Bristol Bristol Hôtel Britanny
Bristol. John Arnold had gone to a hotel in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Bristol, where the English solicitor, Donald Philps was staying, opposite the British Embassy. [1957-VOY]
Bristol Hôtel. see: Hôtel Bristol
Britanny. The painter who'd been mentioned as one of Christine Josset's "protégés" was now in Britanny. [1959-CON]
It was a British plane, BEA, [BOAC] flight 312.
British Airways. Philippe Jave had said he was going for a drive to Monte Carlo, but the staff at the Nice Airport had noticed his car. He'd taken a British Airways Viscount, delayed by engine trouble, to London, where he'd got a plane for Paris, returning the following morning by the 7:55 Blue Train from the Gare de Lyon. [1956-AMU]
Manessi said Norris Jonker had an Oxford degree, stayed in England many years, had attained the rank of colonel in the British Army.
British Embassy. John Arnold had gone to a hotel in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Bristol, where the English solicitor, Donald Philps was staying, opposite the British Embassy. [1957-VOY]
British Intelligence Service.
Some of the papers thought they could detect the hand of Cheka in William Brown's death, others that of the British Intelligence Service.
British Museum Brittany
British Museum. Gérard Gassin had pointed out to Motte that his #33 in his catalogue was a German copy, which the British Museum confirmed. [1937-38-not]
Brittany. [(Bretagne) Historical peninsular region of NW France; bounded anciently on N by English Channel, NE by Normandy, E by Maine and Anjou, SE by Poitou, S and W by Atlantic Ocean. Exactly equivalent to modern deparments of Ille-et-Vilaine, Loire-Atlantique, Côtes-du-Nord, Morbihan, Finistère.]
Olga Boulanger's parents, typical peasants, had come from Brittany for the funeral, learned somehow that she had been four months pregnant, and got in touch with Barthet, an acrimonious lawyer. [1936-lun]
The only rub would be that he'd have to leave these wonders to go to the funeral in Brittany where, in March, there was nothing but rain. [1938-owe]
The Sébastopol district, which, particularly in the Les Halles area, was frequented by the lowest class of women. There young servant girls of sixteen, newly arrived from Brittany, served their apprenticeship. [1950-MEM]
Torrence, who'd recently bought a second-hand car, was touring Normandy and Brittany.... The movie house put up the photo of Éveline Jave on the Brittany beach.... Down in Brittany, the little troupe had invaded the Hôtel de l'Amiral, in the Quai Carnot, which M knew through having in the past once conducted a case there which had caused quite a stir. [1956-AMU]
On the menu was mackeral from Brittany.... One of Jean-Charles Gaillard's cases was Hippolyte Tessier, forgery, acquittal. The former manager of a casino in Brittany who tried to start a secret gaming club in Paris. [1962-COL]
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.
Broadway. Pozzo's was like a restaurant on Broadway. [1951-LOG]
Broadway. On 49th St., two steps from Broadways' lights, he walked down into a French restaurant, red and white checked cloth, which recalled the cafés of Montmartre and the Paris suburbs, was on the tables, and a ziinc-covered bar. [1946-NEW]
Cécile Pardon always had a cup of herb tea at night. She gave hers to Gérard Pardon the night of the murder, and thus he took the "massive dose of bromide" Juliette Boynet had put in the tea, and Cécile was awake.
Broncard. Broncard asked Lapointe what to do. Soon Janvier showed up. Told Lucas on the phone only ten tailors had ordered the cloth. [1955-TEN]
Francine Latour's boyfriend, Bronsky, whom everyone called M. Jean, was the leader of the Picardy gang, a Czech.... The dossier said that Jean Bronsky, 35, had been born in Prague, studied at the University of Vienna, then lived a few years in Berlin. There he'd married Hilda Braun, but when he came to France at 28 was alone. His first address had been a hotel in the Boulevard Raspail.
Bronx. Michael O'Brien said it was too bad M didn't know the Bronx. Findlay, 169th St... O'Brien said there was still a tailor shop opposite the house. [1946-NEW]
Brooklyn. Léon Le Glérec said he'd worked in Brooklyn, to earn passage to France. [1931-JAU]
Brosse. see: Desjardins and Brosse
Brown. The Browns were the biggest wool people in Australia. One in Sydney took care of the shipping. Harry Brown traveled to the places they shipped to, mostly Liverpool, Le Havre, Hamburg or Amsterdam. [1932-LIB]
Brown, William. M's instructions had been to "tactfully handle" the case of William Brown, who'd been murdered in the Cap d'Antibes. During the war he'd worked for French intelligence, the Deuxième Bureau.... Had been living in Cap d'Antibes at least ten years.... M examined the photo of William Brown... he resembled M himself. [1932-LIB]
Bruart, Alice. The Pardons' (Dr Pardon) daughter Alice Bruart, whom they had known as a schoolgirl and who had been married a year ago was seven months pregnant.... Alice and her husband had to go home to Maisons-Alfort. [1959-CON]
Bruce, Betty. Betty Bruce was an acrobatic dancer at Picratt's. 28. Belgian, from Anderlecht, near Brussels, Had been in an acrobatic troupe. Had been married to a juggler, who left her. She and Arlette usually separated at the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette at the end of the evening. [1950-PIC]
Brugnali was the driver of the gray 403 taxi that had picked up Adrien Josset at the taxi stand by the Auteuil church.
Brune, Boulevard. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Place Porte-de-Vanves to Avenue Général-Leclerc]
René Josselin's daughter, Véronique Fabre, lived in the Boulevard Brune, near the Cité Universitaire.
Brunel, Rue. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Avenue de la Grande-Armée to Boulevard Pereire]
Torrence called from the apartment of Adrienne Laur, 28 bis Rue Brunel. Still the same neighborhood, not far from the Avenue de Wagram, probably 300 yards from where the car had been stolen.... M told Lucas to meet him at the corner of Avenue de la Grande-Armée and Rue Brunel. Janvier was at home. It would take too long to get him, as he lived in the suburbs in the opposite direction.
Brünn. Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. [1930-31-TET]
Brussels. [city, capital of Belgium and of Brabant prov. on Senne R. pop. 1970: 161,089. met. area: 1,071,194. commercial and political center.]
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.... 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.... Hans [Hans Johansson] got on the train at Brussels, waited for Pietr in the bathroom and killed him, after he'd heard he was coming to Paris. [1929-30-LET]
It was not the skipper of the Providence, but his wife, a fat Brussels woman with peroxide hair and shrill voice, who was handling the wheel.... Hortense Canelle, the wife of the bargee of the Providence. Plump, buxom, from Brussels, spoke with a musical accent, like of the south of France. [1930-PRO]
It had started the previous evening in Brussels, where M had been conferring with the Belgian CID [Criminal Investigation Department], about some Italian refugees who had been expelled from France. [1930-31-PHO]
The couple bought second-class tickets to Brussels, as did M. [1936-pei]
Étienne Jolivet said Prosper Donge sent a notice requesting a check payable to the bearer at a Brussels bank. ... A man named Jaminet, a bookmaker, had presented a check at the Brussels office of the Société Générale, for 280,000 francs. [1939-MAJ]
The crime of Jan 19 was at a farm belonging to the widow Mme. Rival, called Les Nonettes, probably as it was built on the ruins of a former convent, about 5 km from the village of Goderville, which has a railway station at which slow trains stop, on the Paris-Brussels line. [1947-MOR]
Alfred Moss had been arrested in Manchester, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris.... In Moss's trunk was a set of tails and a dinner jacket with the label of a big London tailor, another dress suit made in Milan. Shoes from Paris, Nice, Brussels, Rotterdam or Berlin.... 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 few days after Lorilleux had left the money with Loraine Martin he suggested she cross the frontier into Belgium with him. She promised to join him in Brussels as soon as there was no danger. [1950-noe]
Albert Falconi said the American had asked the best way to get to Brussels. He'd told him to leave by way of Saint-Denis, then to go through Compiègne... He';d told him the best hotel was the Palace, opposite the Gare du Nord. [1954-JEU]
A newspaper reported that Arthur Nicoud had been away at his hunting lodge in Sologne. When the police went to talk with him, he had left the night before for Brussels, where he occupied a luxurious suite in the Hôtel Metropole. [1954-MIN]
Josset & Virieu was setting up a branch in Brussels, so Adrien Josset sent his secretary there and replaced her with Annette Duché Duché.... Adrien Josset couldn't picture Annette Duché with him in Brussels, London, or Buenos Aires. [1959-CON]
see: La Bruyère
Mlle. Irène thought the girl[Louise Laboine]'s name was Louise, possibly something similar to La Montagne or La Bruyère.
Bruyère, Rue, La Bruyère, Rue, La Bruyère, Square, La Bryan
Bruyère, Rue, La. see: La Bruyère, Rue Jean-Charles Gaillard lived in the Rue La Bruyère, in a little private house about the middle of the street. Barely 500 yards from the Lotus. To get there you simply had to go down the Rue Pigalle, cross the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, and a little further down, turn to the left. [1962-COL]
Bruyère, Rue, La. see: La Bruyère, Rue Mme. Blanc said Joséphine Papet's car was in a garage in the Rue La Bruyère. [1968-ENF]
Bruyère, Square, La. see: La Bruyère, Square Manuel Mori had a luxury apartment in the Square La Bruyère. [1971-IND]
Bryan. the Scotland Yard man Inspector Pyke assigned to help M in the Savoy. [1952-REV]
Bucharest. [city, capital of Romania, on Dîmbovita river. administrative district, pop. 1969: 1,525,591.]
M imagined a letter from Samuel Meyer. "To Mr. N.A. Levy, Bucharest. I am dispatching 200 rare stamps of Jugoslavia, Rumania and other countries... I hope to shortly find the Greek ones you were asking about." Of course, they wouldn't be postage stamps... Samuel Meyer had had a network of agents in Vienna, Bucharest, Warsaw, all over. [1932-FOU]
Maria was a queen still reigning at the time, the Queen of Rumania. The letter was from Bucharest.
Buchet Buci Budapest Buenos Aires
Buchet. Vacher asked if he could come, said that Buchet was in the office. [1951-LOG]
Buci. After leaving Angèle Louette's, M and Lapointe stopped at the bar on the corner for a beer. They were not far from the Buci market, of which M was particularly fond. [1970-FOL]
Budapest. Between Budapest and Odessa, between Tallinn and Constinatinople, there were large tracts of country where the population was too dense. In particular there were hundred of thousands of hungry Jews whose only ambition was to seek a better existence in some other land. [1932-FOU]
Buenos Aires. [City, capital of Argentina, and itself constituting the Federal District (77 sq mi.) on estuary of the Rio de la Plata, EC Argentina, about 130 mi. from the sea. pop. 1970: 2,972,453 (met. area: 8,352,900).]
Gaston, the concierge at the Raphael Hotel. M had to wait for an old lady to check a flight arrival time from Buenos Aires before he could talk to him.
Buffet. Superintendent Buffet, and old colleague from the 'other branch', the Sûreté Nationale, taller, broader, and more thick-set than M, with a red face and sleepy-looking eyes - yet one of the most efficient men on the force. [1961-PAR]
Bulletin des Mandataires, Le. see: Le Bulletin des Mandataires Oscar Laget published trade journals, Le Journal de la Boucherie, Le Bulletin des Mandataires, Le Moniteur des Cuirs et Peaux, and others, in the Rue Beaubourg. [1936-fen]
Bureau of Registry. One of M's uncles, his mother's brother, had a mania. Whenever he went into a room with a clock in it, he had to wind it. He worked for the Bureau of Registry. [1949-CHE]
Robert Bureau, who had killed Antoine Batille, came to M's house. Lived in Rue de l'École de Médecine. Worked in an insurance company in the Rue Lafitte. Was from Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, on the Cher. Father worked at Mamin et Delvoye there, a big printing firm. Lived in a small house near the Berry canal.... Robert Bureau was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Burgundy. [[Bourgogne]. region of varying limits in E Gaul and pre-Revolutionary France. Originally applied to a kingdom in Rhone valley and W Switzerland.]
Someone called out to The Simoun at the lock at Vitry-le-François where some 60 boats were lined up: Your sister-in-law at Chalon-sur-Saône said she'll see you on the Burgundy canal... the Christening can wait... Pierre sends his regards. [1930-PRO]
Francine Lange said her son was born in Mesnil-le-Mont, a hamlet in Burgundy.
Butte Butte Montmartre Butte Montmartre
Butte. Joséphine Simmer, born at Mulhouse, midwife, 43, lived on Rue Lamarck, had just delivered a woman at the top of the Butte, stabbed once in the back. [1955-TEN]
Butte Montmartre. The Grasshopper called Fred Alfonsi from Chez Francis, up at the top of Butte Montmartre. Said Lognon was there. Philippe Mortemart went there regularly. [1950-PIC]
Butte Montmartre. They'd just found the body of Maurice Marcia on the sidewalk of the Avenue Junot, right at the top of the Butte Montmartre, not far from the Place du Tertre.... M. Sorel was one of the oldest artists on the Butte in Montmartre, a sculptor. He said he'd seen them come and go, starting with Picasso. [1971-IND]
Buvette de la Marine. see: Sailor's Rest
Buzier, Gaston. Under the captain's bed Marie Léonnec found names carved: Gaston [Gaston Buzier], Octave [Octave Fallut], Pierre [Pierre Le Clinche], Hen... The young man with Adèle Noirhomme was Gaston Buzier, Anneau d'Argent hotel, Le Havre. He said he sold and let villas, but was a real estate agent.... Buzier, Gaston. The woman, Adèle Noirhomme, called out, "Gaston!" [1931-REN]
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