Maria Van Aerts reminded her friend Gertrude Oosting of the painting in the Hague museum, unsigned, but of the Florentine school, of the faun with the naked woman.
Hagueneau. [commune, NE France, Bas-Rhin dept. pop. 1968: 22,944. 11 mi. N of Strasbourg.]
hailstorm. Lucas was planning to call Joseph at Quai des Orfèvres to have him shut his window when it started hailing, when M took the phone, put it down and said "Not now, son." The hailstorm was one of the worst on record, damage amounting to millions of francs round Argenteuil. [1951-MEU]
Passers-by on the Pont Saint-Michel began to walk more quickly, like people in early silent films. Hailstones bounced on the sill like ping-pong balls, and after shutting the window he found some on the floor.
Halifax Halle aux Vins
Halifax. According to the passport, Mr. & Mrs. John Perkins had sailed from Halifax six weeks before, landed in Southampton, then entered France via Dieppe. [1951-LOG]
Halle aux Vins. Drunk cases were called Bercy cases because of the Halle aux Vins on Quai de Bercy. [1952-REV]
After crossing the bridge they had to go way round before getting back to the Seine, opposite Charenton, because of the one-way streets. On the other side they could see the Halle aux Vins.
Halles, Les. see: Les Halles
John Arnold said no doubt David Ward would have married Countess Louise Paverini once his divorce from Muriel Halligan was finalized.
Hamburg. [Maritime commerical city, a state of Germany on Elbe river about 68 mi. from its mouth at Cuxhaven. pop. 1970: 1,814,100. one of Europe's major ports.]
M found Torrence dead in the room in the Majestic Hotel. He had been killed by a long needle to the heart, once he'd been rendered unconscious by chloroform. M knew the method, having read about it a few months previously in a German criminological magazine. Precisely the same crime had been committed at Hamburg six months earlier. [1929-30-LET]
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]
Handsome Fernand. see: Fernand, Handsome
see: Maria, Handsome
Hanovre, Rue de
Hanovre, Rue de. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue de Choiseul to Rue Louis-le-Grand]
Hans Johansson. see: Johansson, Hans
Hans Jonker. see: Jonker, Hans
Hans Schmider. see: Schmider, Hans
Hans von Farnheim. see: Farnheim, Count Hans von
see: Ziegler, Hans
Harbor Police. Harbor Police at Calais found Jeanne Debul's name on the passenger list: Daumas, Dazergues, ... Jeanne Debul. Staying at Savoy Hotel in London. [1952-REV]
Hardoin, Lucien. Lucien Hardoin, Jean Guillot's friend, was an industrial draftsman. Taller, thinner, several years younger than his friend. stammered. Lived in the same house as Guillot, the floor above. Bachelor. [1962-CLO]
Hardsin. Angèle Sauget said when she'd heard the car start up she'd first thought it had been the Hardsins, who lived next door. She said after the three shots, the car drove away at full speed, in the direction of Rue Norvins. [1963-FAN]
The concierge at 63, Rue Vaneau told Janvier of another friend of Blanche Lamotte's, married to a commissioner in Les Halles called Hariel, who lived on Rue de Courcelles. She thought she also came from La Roche-sur-Yon. Three children, youngest 8. She'd known Blanche Lamotte in La Roche-sur-Yon where they went to school together, and had met accidentally in Paris three years ago. Lamotte ate at her home every Sunday. Hariel got Jacques Fleury a job with her husband, but he left after three days without a word.
Harlem. They were crossing Harlem, and in the streets he saw only colored people [Negro]. [1946-NEW]
Harold Mitchell. see: Mitchell, Harold
Gisèle Marton's employer, who started the Maison Harris, lingerie shop in the Rue Saint-Honoré. One of the three best in Paris for fine lingerie. His actual name was Maurice Schwob.
Harrison and Shaw Harry Baur
Harrison and Shaw. In New York Harrison and Shaw was David Ward's law firm. [1957-VOY]
Harry Baur. see: Baur, Harry
Harry Brown. see: Brown, Harry
Harry Cole. see: Cole, Harry
Harry-the-Squint. M told Bonneau that Angelino had a 'club' frequented by dubious characters, and had been going with Harry-the-Squint's sister. Harry was an ex-bricklayer, sentenced three times for burglary. [1939-MAJ]
One of the students at the Sorbonne, Harteau, had been Antoine Batille's friend. Tall, pale face, light grey eyes. His mother was a concierge on the Place Denfert-Rochereau.
Harvard. Pierre Nahour was married with four children, one 21 who studied at Harvard. [1966-NAH]
hats. Red was the dominant color that year of the brightly colored hats in the streets, brilliant poppy-red. [1955-COR]
Thomas Hauke, from Hamburg; tall, thin, distinguished-looking, might have been an Army officer. The report said he'd served a two-year jail term in 1924 for dealing in stolen jewellery. Suspected of dealing cocaine and morphine.
Haussmann, Boulevard. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard des Italiens to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré]
When a certain specialist has left his hotel on the Boulevard Haussmann for a more modest one in the République district, we can expect a jewel robbery shortly. The Public Roads squad has been warned to keep an eye on the jewelers. [1950-MEM]
Léon Zirkt drove a couple to the Étoile. Going through the Place Saint-Augustin, he saw Louise Laboine walking towards the Boulevard Haussmann, towards the Champs-Élysées. When he dropped them at the corner of the Boulevard Haussmann and Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, he saw her still walking. [1954-JEU]
The newspaper reported a corpse found in a cupboard at the house of a Doctor J-- [Philippe Jave], Boulevard Haussmann. He was said to be on the Côte d'Azur with his wife and daughter. The other paper said it might well become a second Petiot case, except that this time two doctors instead of one were involved.... M knew the Boulevard Haussmann district well, and when he'd first arrived in Paris it was probably that part that had impressed him most, with its handsome buildings, gateways with old stables at the end of courtyards, lovely shade of chestnut trees, limousines parked all along the pavements... Philippe Jave's house was between a shop selling Oriental carpets and the window of a modiste's with but a single hat displayed. [1956-AMU]
The photograph had been taken by a well-know photographer in the Boulevard Haussmann. [1972-CHA]
Haussmann Club. Torrence was able to find that Ernest Malik went to the Haussmann Club and the Sporting Club, and that he was a first-class poker player, as a student one of the best in the Latin Quarter. [1945-FAC]
Gassin had been writing a letter to his sister: Mme. Emma Chatereau, Café des Maraîchers, Lazicourt (Haute-Marne).
Haute, Rue Haute-Sauvenière, Rue
Haute, Rue. [Moulins]. Lucas phoned to Moulins. Found out Mary Lampson's birth certificate had been from there, under the name Marie Dupin. But the Marie Dupin registered in Moulins was 42, married to a baker, Piedboeuf, in the Rue Haute, three children, weighed 13 stone. [1930-PRO]
Haute-Sauvenière, Rue. (Liège.)
[Liège] There was a name-tab on the second suit, Roger Morcel, tailor, Rue Haute-Sauvenière, Liège.... M found the Rue Haute-Sauvenière, a steep, very busy street, and asked for Morcel's, the tailor. The tailor said it was imitation English cloth, made in Verviers. [1930-31-PHO]
Philippe de Lancieux had had tuberculosis and went to Haute-Savoie from 5 to 12.
Hautes Études Commerciales Hauteville, Rue d'
Hautes Études Commerciales. Philippe Deligeard had a son, Gérard Deligeard, 20, a student at the Hautes Études Commerciales. [1937-38-bay]
Hauteville, Rue d'. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle to Place Lafayette]
M took out his pipe, as if oblivious of the Havana cigars on the desk. [1937-38-bay]
M disdained the Havana cigar, and filled his pipe. [1946-NEW]
One room of Maurice Marcia's house was in the English style. The humidor must have contained expensive Havana cigars.
Havana. Jimmy MacDonald said Bill Larner was known as "Sweet Bill". Had left America two years earlier, and spent a few months in Havana before sailing for Europe. One of the best con men in America. [1951-LOG]
Félix Nahour gambled in casinos at Deauville, Cannes, Évian, Enghien in the winter. For a year or two, before Castro, he was techinical adviser and probably an associate of the casino in Havana.
Havas Havre, Le
Havas. The latest news was written out in blue pencil on long strips of paper in the windows of the Journal de Moulins. "Manchuria. The Havas Agency reports that..." [1932-FIA]
Havre, Le. see: Le Havre
The sergeant from Lagny kept dropping names as you might say Jesus Christ or Pasteur, and Old Mother Hébart, or Hobart... (see: Hubart)
Hébrard. At 11:00 the night before, Dr. Hébrard, the famous pathologist, had gone to the Forensic Institute after an opening night at the Comédie Française. [1937-38-amo]
Hebrew. The hotel Pietr went into was called Au Roi-de-Sicile, displayed in ceramic letters. Beneath it were inscriptions in Hebrew, Polish, and other incomprehensible languages, probably including Russian. [1929-30-LET]
Hector Balthazar. see: Balthazar, Hector
Hector Papet. see: Papet, Hector
Helen Donahue. see: Donahue, Helen
Léontine Faverges' younger sister, Hélène, had worked in a dairy, then in a haberdasher's on Rue d'Hauteville.
Hélène et Rosine's
Hélène et Rosine's. Mme M finally found the hat in the Rue Caumartin, at Hélène et Rosine's. [1949-MME]
Hélène Godreau. see: Godreau, Hélène
Hélène Grandmaison. see: Grandmaison, Hélène
Hélène Grossot. see: Grossot, Hélène
Hélène Lange. see: Lange, Hélène
see: Pardon, Hélène
Helen, Princess Helsinki
Helen, Princess. Gisèle Marton showed Lapointe a nightdress that she said had been designed for the trousseau of Princess Helen of Greece. [1957-SCR]
Helsinki. [Seaport, capital of Finland and Uusimaa prov., S Finland, on Gulf of Finland, on a peninsula surrounded by islands and protected by fortifications at Suomenlinna. pop. 1970: 517,000.]
Henri de Vergennes. see: Vergennes, Henri de
The girl, Henriette, had been with them. She was crying. [1930-31-PHO]
Henriette Maigret. see: Maigret, Henriette
Against one side of the lodge was a Henri II-style dresser. [1968-ENF]
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.
Henri-IV, Boulevard. Mme. Lecuyer said Boris Krofta kept his car in a garage on the Boulevard Henri-IV. [1937-38-amo]
Having crossed the Place de la Bastille, M was passing a little bistro on his way down Boulevard Henri-IV. [1940-CEC]
The waiter from the Café de Birague said the man [Albert Rochain] had said he would try to get to the Canon de la Bastille, a brasserie at the corner of the Boulevard Henri-IV.
Henri-IV, Quai. M said the telegraph boy who'd seen the yellow Citroën on the Quai Henri-IV in front of No.63 said it was pointing towards the Pont d'Austerlitz, broken down, with two men working on it. [1947-MOR]
see: Legendre, Henri
Henri-Martin, Avenue. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Rue de la Pompe to Boulevard Lannes]
Henri Monfils. see: Monfils, Henri
Henri Paget. see: Paget, Henri
Henri Poujolle. see: Poujolle, Henri
Henri Sauer. see: Sauer, Henri
Henri Trochu. see: Trochu, Henri
see: Dormoy, Henry
Hérault. [dept, S France pop. 1968: 591,397.]
Herbert Davidson. see: Davidson, Herbert
Herbert Muir. see: Muir, Herbert
Herbert Philps. see: Philps, Herbert
herb tea. 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. [1940-CEC]
Jenny made herbal tea. M asked, "lime-blossom, camomile?" It had been Chinese anise. The poison was in the tea. Gisèle Marton moved her cup to Xavier Marton's place. She said Marton was impotent. She had drunk his cup of tea and also been mildly poisoned. [1957-SCR]
M had had an aunt, stouter than Juliette Martin. Whenever she'd come to M's home in his childhood, she'd start, "My poor dear Hermance... What a life! I must tell you what Pierre had done..."
Hermitage, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Hermitage
heroin. José Latourie, 71 Rue Lepic. In his room on the 4th floor, above the wash basin... M found a tube of Veronal... a screw of paper that had contained heroin. He found eleven packets, each containing one gramme in the rep cover of the armchair, worth at least 1,000 francs at retail prices. [1929-30-LET]
The gunsmith's shop reported that the bullets the hit Émile Gallet and Moers came from a precision-made automatic revolver, current model, probably manufactured in the Herstal state factory. [1930-GAL]
Hervé Jusseau. see: Jusseau, Hervé
Hervé Peyrot. see: Peyrot, Hervé
Heurtin, Joseph. Somewhere in Santé prison a clock struck two. Joseph Heurtin, Number 11, was sitting on his bed.... M knew the file by heart. Joseph Jean-Marie Heurtin, born at Melun, 27, rides a 3-wheeler delivering flowers for M. Gérardier, florist, Rue de Sèvres. [1930-31-TET]
Highways Department. Mme. Doncoeur told M the people who'd lived in the apartment before Jean Martin were an old engineer from the Highway and Bridges Department, his wife, and deaf-and-dumb daughter. When they left Paris they moved to Poitou she believed. [1950-noe]
Hilda Braun. see: Braun, Hilda
Hippolyte Tessier. see: Tessier, Hippolyte
History of the Consulate and the Empire History of the Religions of the World
History of the Consulate and the Empire. [Histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire. One of two principal works of the law-trained historian and statesman, Louis Adolphe Thiers, favorably compared with Guizot and Lamartine and ultimately President of France. Leipzig 1845-6. (translated as: Historyof the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon)]
History of the Religions of the World. The books on the shelves certainly belonged to Gaston Meurant: Tolstoy's War and Peace, 18 bound volumes of The History of the Consulate and the Empire, Madame Bovary, a work on wild animals, History of the Religions of the World... [1959-ASS]
At the Brasserie Dauphine, some had talked about forming a Hobnailed Socks club. At that time there were still four, among the inspectors of the Police Judiciaire, who were proud of the nickname, for those who'd risen from the ranks.
Hoboken. Small dark boats jammed with people, suburbanites from Jersey City or Hoboken on their way to work. [1946-NEW]
Bastiani called from Nice. 16 years earlier Stanley Hobson, now about 45-48, had been staying in Nice at one of the big hotels on the Promenade des Anglais. He was arrested on a tip from Scotland Yard, in connection with jewel thefts in Antibes and Cannes. His girlfriend, 18-year-old Marcelle Maillant was also arrested, but both were released. Maillant's mother lived at Rue Saint-Sauveur on a private income in a comfortable apartment.... Know as "Bald Stan" as at 23-24 he'd lost all his hair due to illness.
Hoche, Avenue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue de Courcelles to Place de l'Étoile]
Joey Hogan, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler.
Holland. Berthe Swaan said her husband was second officer on the Seeteufel of Bremen, owned by a German company, but fitted out by an American company for the "Rum Avenue run," smuggling whisky to the US. Several big companies were floated with American money, some registered in France, some in Holland or Germany.... Pietr had had his brother become a forger. Had cashed the checks in Switzerland, Holland, even once in Spain. [1929-30-LET]
Telegrams went out to hospitals in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland to see if any had done the operation on Yves Joris' skull.... Yves Lannec said the Hollands [=brandy (schiedam) = eau-de-vie] M was drinking he'd brought back from Holland. [1932-POR]
Nelly Velthuis was 24, born in Friesland in the north of Holland, had gone to Amsterdam when she was 15.
Hollywood. Johann Radek asked M if he knew the Desmond Taylor case, one of Hollywood's best-known movie directors, murdered in 1922. [1930-31-TET]
M said he thought the Donkey Bar was something straight out of Hollywood.... Michael O'Brien was talking about immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe. Some had become Hollywood magnates, others were in Sing Sing. [1946-NEW]
Sooner or later, Police Headquarters would be rung up by some famous person just returned from Hollywood, London, Rome or Cannes, to find their flat had been broken into, the refrigerator empty.
Honfleur. [seaport, NW France, Calvados dept. pop. 1962: 9,132. on Seine estuary opp. Le Havre.]
A fish dealer from Honfleur driving along Route 13 in the Forêt de Saint-Germain between Poissy and Le Pecq picked up Lognon, unconscious on the side of the road. Took him to Dr. Grenier's at Saint-Germain. [1951-LOG]
Honoré Cuendet. see: Cuendet, Honoré
Hôpital des Enfants Malades. see: Children's Hospital
M was wondering if Maître d'Hoquélus was any more reliable than the boy, Jean Maura.... d'Hoquélus was John Maura's counsel in France.
Horloge, Quai de l'
Horloge, Quai de l'. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Boulevard du Palais to Place du Pont-Neuf]
The mortuary was more sinister even than the old one in the Quai de l'Horloge in Paris. [1930-31-PHO]
They had to go around the Palais de Justice to get to the Quai de l'Horloge. M went into the Central Police Station to get Prosper Donge. There'd been a raid at the Bastille [Place de la Bastille] and about 30 women had been brought in. [1939-MAJ]
Hortense Benoît-Biguet. see: Benoît-Biguet, Hortense
Hortense Canelle. see: Canelle, Hortense
Hortense Malletier. see: Malletier, Hortense
M. Hosay, chief clerk at Lhoest's, a stern-looking man of 50, asked Jean Chabot if he'd done the petty cash account, which Jean had spent the money from.
Hospital Saint-Antoine Hossegor Hôtel Aiglon Hôtel Alsina Hôtel Alsinia Hôtel Bacon Hôtel Beaumarchais Hôtel Beauséjour
Hospital Saint-Antoine. Dr Pardon had told the man they were very close to the Pitié [not in Fr. ed.] and not far from the Hospital Saint-Antoine. [1966-NAH]
Hossegor. Jaja asked M if women sent to prison were sent to Alsace, to Hagueneau. She thought for a moment it was Hossegor's. [1932-LIB]
Hôtel Aiglon. Désiré said he'd taken Oswald Clark to the Hôtel Aiglon, Boulevard Montparnasse. [1939-MAJ]
Hôtel Alsina. Eugène Berniard said he'd had a toothache and stayed in his room in the Hôtel Alsina. The night porter would verify it. [1934-MAI]
Hôtel Alsinia. Eva had moved to the Hôtel Alsinia, at the corner of the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. [1946-mal]
Hôtel Bacon. M stayed at the Hôtel Bacon, a modest hotel, more of a pension de famille, half-way between Antibes and the Cap. [Cap d'Antibes]. [1932-LIB]
Hôtel Beaumarchais. Eugène Benoît's last address was Hôtel Beaumarchais, on Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1954-MIN]
Hôtel Beauséjour. Sylvie was in room 7 of the Hôtel Beauséjour at Cannes, with Harry Brown. In a street running parallel to the harbor, just opposite a baker's. [1932-LIB]
Jacques Pétillon lived in a furnished room on the sixth floor of a boarding house in the Rue Lepic, the Hôtel Beauséjour.... The Hôtel Beauséjour was wedged between a shoeshop and a pork butcher's. At the reception desk was a monstrously fat man in a high-backed chair. Ernest, the porter, said he'd given the key to a dark girl he hadn't known... [1942-FEL]
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]
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. 4th floor, #68, at the end of the hall. no elevator.
Hôtel Bel Air Hôtel Bellevue
Hôtel Bel Air. M had just gone up to his room in the Hôtel Bel Air when he found the note in his pocket. [1947-VAC]
Hôtel Bellevue. Henri Gallet lived at Hôtel Bellevue, 19 Rue de la Roquette. [1930-GAL]
[Les Sables-d'Olonne] Laurence Decoin's last address was the Hôtel Bellevue. M set off to the Hôtel Bellevue, the most luxurious on the Remblai.
Hôtel Bessière Hôtel Bristol Hôtel Bussière Hôtel d'Angleterre
Hôtel Bessière. Jean-Loup Pernelle whispered to M that he'd remembered that Manuel Palmari owned a hotel on Rue de l'Étoile, the Hôtel Bussière or Bessière. [1965-PAT]
Hôtel Bristol. M checked the hotels of Cannes. Hôtel Bellevue, Hôtel du Port, Hôtel Bristol, Hôtel d'Auvergne... [1932-LIB]
Hôtel Bussière. Jean-Loup Pernelle whispered to M that he'd remembered that Manuel Palmari owned a hotel on Rue de l'Étoile, the Hôtel Bussière or Bessière. The Bussière was about 100 yards from the police station. M checked into number 42, where he questioned the valet. [1965-PAT]
Hôtel d'Angleterre. M was installed in the best bedroom on the first floor of the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Bergerac. From where he lay he could look down on the Place du Marché.... In the Guide Michelin the Hôtel d'Angleterre was listed as first class, rooms from 25 francs, bathrooms, meals from 15 to 18 francs... Leduc told M whenever he came to Bergerac he ate at the Hôtel d'Angeletrre. [1932-FOU]
M thought of calling a hotel starting with "A" to see if the man had gone through a list to find Francine Lange's hotel. The first one, Hôtel d'Angleterre proved him right.
Hôtel d'Auvergne Hôtel de Berry Hôtel de Bordeaux Hôtel de Bretagne Hôtel de Concarneau
Hôtel d'Auvergne. M checked the hotels of Cannes. Hôtel Bellevue, Hôtel du Port, Hôtel Bristol, Hôtel d'Auvergne... [1932-LIB]
Hôtel de Berry. After living a long time in a smart penthouse in the Hôtel de Berry, Jehan d'Oulmont and Sonia Lipchitz had sunk to a seedy hotel in the Boulevard des Batignolles. [1936-pei]
Hôtel de Bordeaux. Jean Martin was likely to be staying at the Hôtel de Bordeaux in Bergerac. [1950-noe]
Hôtel de Bretagne. A special delivery letter with a woman's writing and "Very Urgent" had arrived. It asked him to come to the Hôtel de Bretagne, Rue Richier, almost opposite the Folies-Bergère, room 47. Probably signed Mado. [1951-LOG]
Hôtel de Concarneau. M spotted a hotel across the street from Berthe's, the Hôtel de Concarneau. [1937-38-ber]
Dupeu reported that Ginette Meurant had just arrived at the Hôtel de Concarneau. He said it was decent enough, with hot and cold running water, a bathroom on each floor. She was in Room 32, apparently fairly long-term.
Hôtel de France
Hôtel de France. The Hôtel de France was on the other side of the Place du Marché , the rival of the Hôtel d'Angleterre . [1932-FOU]
In front of the Fontenay-le-Comte station, M looked down the Rue de la République, where he took a taxi to the Hôtel de France. The door was flanked by two palm trees in green barrels.
Hôtel de la Bérézina Hôtel de la Cloche Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Bérézina. M and his wife stayed at the Hôtel de la Bérézina, more a family pension than a hotel. It was in the France district, gleamed of fresh paint, double doors were flanked on either side by flowering shrubs in urns. [1967-VIC]
Hôtel de la Cloche. M told the journalists they could get a good meal at the Hôtel de la Cloche at Montargis, and to tell the proprieter he'd sent them. [1937-38-noy]
Hôtel de la Gare. M had the waiter call the Hôtel de la Gare to see if Machère were back. [1932-FLA]
Francine Lange had booked into the Hôtel de la Gare. Room 406, a double with her lover.
Hôtel de la Loire Hôtel de la Marne Hôtel de la Meuse Hôtel de l'Amiral
Hôtel de la Loire. M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. [1930-GAL]
Hôtel de la Marne. M had taken a room at the Hôtel de la Marne, a fairly long way from the canal, in Vitry-le-François where Jean Liberge was in the hospital. [1930-PRO]
Hôtel de la Meuse. Anna Peeters had found M a room at the Hôtel de la Meuse. [1932-FLA]
Hôtel de l'Amiral. see: Admiral Hotel
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.
Hôtel de la Plage
Hôtel de la Plage. [Fécamp] They arrived at the Hôtel de la Plage at 5:00, and Mme M began rearranging their room to her taste. [1931-REN]
[Étretat] Valentine Besson had been a chambermaid in the Hôtel de la Plage. ... M told her that Théo Besson was staying at the Hôtel de la Plage. (Earlier Castaing has said he had a room in the Roches Blanches hotel.)
Hôtel de la Poste Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers Hôtel de la Seine Hôtel de la Tournelle Hôtel de l'Étoile Hôtel de l'Europe Hôtel de l'Univers Hôtel de Lutèce Hôtel de Paris Hôtel des Ambassadeurs Hôtel des Anglais Hôtel des Arcades Hotel de Savoie Hôtel des Bergues
Hôtel de la Poste. Émile Gallet always stayed at the Hôtel de la Poste in Rouen, for the past twenty years, according to his wife. From there he would operate all over Normandy, but he'd try to return to the hotel for the night. [1930-GAL]
Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers. Martin Duché had stayed at the Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers, near the Gare d'Austerlitz. Cheap hotel, dimly lit and gloomy. He'd stayed there two years before when he brought Annette Duché to Paris. Was in room 53. Night porter was a Czech who hardly spoke French and had twice been a patient in Saint-Anne, the mental hospital [1959-CON]
Hôtel de la Seine. [Melun] Joseph Heurtin had been born in Melun, where his father was a waiter in the Hôtel de la Seine, his mother a washerwoman. [1930-31-TET]
Hôtel de la Tournelle. Lucas called in from the Quai de la Tournelle, Hôtel de la Tournelle. [1963-FAN]
Hôtel de l'Étoile. Charlie Cinaglia and Tony Cicero had arrived in Paris from Le Havre, and gone to the Hôtel de l'Étoile, Rue Brey. [1951-LOG]
Hôtel de l'Europe. Alban Groult-Cotelle showed M a bill from the Hôtel de l'Europe in La Roche-sur-Yon, dated Jan. 7: breakfast, 6 francs, room, 30 francs... His alibi: he was asleep in the hotel, five miles away.... [1943-CAD]
Hôtel de l'Univers. At sunrise M returned to the Hôtel de l'Univers. [1932-POR]
Hôtel de Lutèce. see: Lutetia
Hôtel de Paris. [Monte Carlo] The Countess Louise Paverini had called the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo. [1957-VOY]
Hôtel des Ambassadeurs. The man and his wife walked back from the phone booth to the Hôtel des Ambassadeurs. The hotel with the sumptupus entrance hall and crystal chandelier M had looked at earlier. [1967-VIC]
Hôtel des Anglais. M had telephoned the Le Havre Flying Squad the day before to inform Inspector Castaing of his coming. But he was at Yport for a funeral and couldn't meet his train, so he wanted to meet him at the Hôtel des Anglais for lunch. [1949-DAM]
Hôtel des Arcades. The gang of Poles was holed up in the squalid Hôtel des Arcades, with Janvier in a café across the way on Rue Saint-Antoine keeping watch. [1940-CEC]
Hotel de Savoie. M had taken Nicole Prieur to the Hotel de Savoie, on Rue des Écoles. Second floor, on the left, the white-haired desk clerk had said. Room 32. In the morning when M called she'd left, saying "Inspector Maigret would pay." [1964-DEF]
Hôtel des Bergues. [A five-star hotel in Geneva, 33, quai des Bergues; 123 rooms.]
Hôtel des Cinq Continents Hôtel des Deux Cerfs Hôtel des Grands Augustins Hôtel des Îles Hôtel des Îles et du Bon Pasteur Hôtel des Palmes Hôtel des Roches-Noires Hôtel des Trois Mules Hôtel des Voyageurs Hôtel de Vendée Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel des Cinq Continents. Le Grand Marcel had booked himself into the Hôtel des Cinq Continents in Toulon, on the Avenue de la République, almost next door to the Harbormaster's Office. Left early that morning by car for Sanary, where Pepito Giovanni, the elder of the Giovanni brothers lived. [1970-FOL]
Hôtel des Deux Cerfs. Valentine Forlacroix was staying at the Hôtel des Deux Cerfs in La Roche-sur-Yon. [1940-JUG]
Hôtel des Grands Augustins. John Arnold had gone to the Tuileries Gardens on foot, even browsing the bookstalls along the Seine, then went to the Hôtel des Grands Augustins, where Muriel Halligan was staying. [1957-VOY]
Hôtel des Îles. Jo Mori had a suite in the Hôtel des Îles, on Avenue Trudaine. [1971-IND]
Hôtel des Îles et du Bon Pasteur. M told Angèle Louette that her son Billy Louette was staying at the Hôtel des Îles et du Bon Pasteur, Rue Mouffetard. [1970-FOL]
Hôtel des Palmes. In Hyères. Hotel where Ginette stayed for Marcellin's funeral. [1949-AMI]
Hôtel des Roches-Noires. [Simenon lived in Les Roches-Noires, a 3-story pension-hotel owned by Mr. Bertrand, facing the Atlantic on the Promenade Georges-Clemenceau, Sables-d'Olonne, in Autumn of 1944, after the liberation of Paris, until the summer of 1945 when he left for America. PA213,215] M and Mme M discussed where they might go, the banks of the Loire, where M could fish, or Hôtel des Roches-Noires at Les Sables-d'Olonne, where they had once spent an excellent holiday. They decided on Les Sables, but all the rooms were booked.... The newpaper reported that a reporter had gone to the Hôtel des Roches-Noires in Les Sables-d'Olonne, but no trace of M had been found. Janvier had said as far as he knew M was still in the Vendée. [1956-AMU]
Hôtel des Trois Mules. There were two inns at Saint-Aubin-les-Marais, the Lion d'Or, run by François Taponnier, called Old François, and the Hôtel des Trois Mules.... M decided to go into the Trois Mules, actoss from the Lion d'Or. [1943-CAD]
Hôtel des Voyageurs. [Toulon] Gaston Meurant drifted into the Hôtel des Voyageurs, and took the cheapest room. [1959-ASS]
Hôtel de Vendée. [Les Sables-d'Olonne] Philippe Bellamy said he'd gone to see his mother-in-law at the Hôtel de Vendée the night before. [1947-VAC]
Hôtel de Ville. Paul Martin was known in at least 4 or 5 police stations, between the Bastille, the Hôtel de Ville, and the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1950-noe]
Joseph Antoine, Léontine Antoine's second husband, was Chief Buyer at Hôtel de Ville department store, in charge of agricultural implements and tools.
Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville. It was a long walk from Saint-Lazare station [Gare Saint-Lazare] to Hôtel de Ville. Pietr took the shortest route, down the Rue du Quatre-Septembre, and through Les Halles. [1929-30-LET]
M's caller [Albert Rochain] said he'd gone down into the métro, and came out opposite the big store by the Hôtel de Ville.... M said that two detectives had been exploring all the districts in Paris, starting with the Hôtel de Ville and the Bastille districts, as the man [Albert Rochain] had kept to that neighborhood. [1947-MOR]
At the Quai des Orfèvres there are maps on which little islands are marked, the Jews of the Rue des Rosiers, the Italians of the Hôtel de Ville district, the Russians of Les Ternes and Denfert-Rochereau... [1950-MEM]
[hospital. 1, Place du Parvis-Notre-Dame, 4e.Hospital, 1, Place du Parvis-Notre-Dame, 4e.]
The man fished out of the Seine was still alive half an hour ago, when they'd telephoned Hôtel-Dieu.
Hôtel d'Orsay Hôtel Drouot Hôtel du Berry
Hôtel d'Orsay. M walked short journey along the quayside to the hotel with Canonge. Before the war, when the Gare d'Orsay was the terminus for all trains on Paris-Orléans line, the restaurant had been open all night. [1955-COR]
Hôtel Drouot. Manessi said Norris Jonker attended art sales at Hôtel Drouot, Gallièra, Sotheby's and New York. [1963-FAN]
Hôtel du Berry. Arlette had often gone to the Hôtel du Berry in the Rue Blanche. [1950-PIC]
Jules Piquemal lived at the Hôtel du Berry, Rue Jacob. Modest hotel with about 30 rooms, owner herself did most of the cleaning, husband did the accounts.
Hôtel du Cap Hôtel du Centre
Hôtel du Cap. Boutigues had learned that Harry Brown had a mistress at the Hôtel du Cap at Cap-Ferrat, between Nice and Monte Carlo. [1932-LIB]
Hôtel du Centre. On Boulevard Montparnasse. M went to the Hôtel du Centre to meet Henri Monfils. It was a quiet little hotel, mainly patronized by regulars from the provinces. Smelled of veal in a savory sauce and fresh-baked cookies. [1940-CEC]
Vanel said Bob d'Anseval was at the Hôtel du Centre, room #32, Rue de Brey, just behind the Étoile. He'd seen him with his girlfriend Lucile, who had a scar on her left cheek, at a bistro on the corner of the Rue de Brey.
Hôtel du Chemin de Fer
Hôtel du Chemin de Fer. At 8 in the morning M left the Hôtel du Chemin de Fer, facing the Guillemins station, in Liège. [1930-31-PHO]
M and Janvier went into the Hôtel du Chemin de Fer, next to the Restaurant du Triage, and found the registration card for Ernest Combarieu. Had stayed at the hotel 6 weeks.
Hôtel du Chien Jaune Hôtel du Commerce Hôtel du Cygne Hôtel du Lion Hôtel du Lion d'Or Hôtel du Louvre
Hôtel du Chien Jaune. Torrence called M from Concarneau, and said that a woman from Paris (Gloria Lotti) had come down the day the telegram was sent, and eaten at the Hôtel du Chien Jaune, down by the pier. [1949-MME]
Hôtel du Commerce. Sancerre hotel. Tardivon told M that seven of his guests had moved to the Commerce. One was a family from the Paris suburbs, Saint-Denis, an engineer. [1930-GAL]
Hôtel du Cygne. Gilbert Pigou had been staying at the Hôtel du Cygne, Rue de la Grande-Truanderie, three francs a day for an iron bed with a straw mattress, no running water, toilet in the back yard. [1969-VIN]
Hôtel du Lion. Gaston Meurant went to the hotel kept by Nicolas Cajou, the Hôtel du Lion, and stood outside, staring at it. [1959-ASS]
Hôtel du Lion d'Or. At the Hôtel du Lion d'Or they arrested a man who didn't speak French. Perhaps he'd just arrived, and would spend his first night in a police station at the Quai de l'Horloge.... On the second floor of the Hôtel du Lion d'Or they found the woman Maria, in labor. They had her taken to Laënnec and sent for a Czech interpreter [Franz Lehel]. [1947-MOR]
Hôtel du Louvre. Joseph Van Damme had his luggage at the Hôtel du Louvre. He took the 6:19 for Liège, first class ticket. [1930-31-PHO]
Jehan d'Oulmont's uncle, Count Adalbert d'Oulmont, stayed at the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris a few days every month. He always stayed in the same room, no. 318, and went riding in the Bois de Boulogne every morning. [1936-pei]
Évelina Nahour said she'd stay at the Hôtel du Louvre, on the corner of the Rue de Viloli, near the Place Vendôme.
Hôtel du Massif Central Hôtel du Morvan Hôtel du Port
Hôtel du Massif Central. Alfonsi lived in the Hôtel du Massif Central, room 33, Rue de Douai. M told Lapointe to check his room for the suitcase if it wasn't at Philippe Liotard's. [1949-MME]
Hôtel du Morvan. Rue de Clignancourt. proprieter, bulging stomach, unshave, remembered Marcel Vivien and his girlfriend, Nina Lassave, who hadn't stayed there. Vivien had stayed there from January to June, 1946. [1971-SEU]
Hôtel du Port. M checked the hotels of Cannes. Hôtel Bellevue, Hôtel du Port, Hôtel Bristol, Hôtel d'Auvergne... [1932-LIB]
Justin Hulot took his usual afternoon walk, and stopped at the Hôtel du Port, where he learned that no stranger had arrived in town.
Hôtel du Remblai Hôtel du Square Hôtel du Var Hôtel Excelsior Hôtel George-V
Hôtel du Remblai. [Les Sables-d'Olonne] Francis Decoin's wife was Laurence Decoin, née Laurence Van Offel, a cook. She'd worked at the Hôtel du Remblai. [1947-VAC]
Hôtel du Square. M. Louis accompanied Louise Pégasse to the Hôtel du Square, on Place Saint-Georges, where she'd been living for several months. [1965-PAT]
Hôtel du Var. They tried the first boarding house, the Hôtel du Var. Pierrot [Pierre Eyraud] was staying there, Room 53. His real name was Pierre Eyraud, 29, born in Paris. The old woman at the desk said he always came in with Lulu [Louise Filon]. [1953-TRO]
Hôtel Excelsior. The shot that killed Maurice Tremblet had been fired from the Hôtel Excelsior, from a fourth floor room which had been registered to Jules Dartoin. [1946-pau]
Hôtel George-V. M took a taxi to the Hôtel George-V. People were going into the Louis XVI lobby. William Kirby and his wife were going to a charity gala at the Ritz. [1930-31-TET]
Nathalie Sabin-Levesque sometimes went to the bar at the Hôtel George-V.
Hôtel Hermitage Hôtel Jonard Hôtel Lambert Hôtel Lepic Hôtel Metropole Hôtel Modern Hotel Moderne Hôtel Moderne
Hôtel Hermitage. Louis Mahossier's La Baule 'Umbrella Pines' villa was behind the hotel. [1971-SEU]
Hôtel Jonard. Place des Abbesses, Montmartre. Front of the hotel was faced with white tiles, strong smell of garlic-flavored cooking in the lobby. Proprieter remembered Marcel Vivien and Nina Lassave, that Vivien had stayed from June through August. Louis Mahossier had lived there at the time of Nina's murder, as well. [1971-SEU]
Hôtel Lambert. Honoré Cuendet had been living in a little hotel in the Rue Neuve-Saint-Pierre, the Hôtel Lambert, behind the Église Saint-Paul. [1961-PAR]
Hôtel Lepic. Arlette had been seen at the Hôtel Lepic in the Rue Lepic, with Fred Alfonsi. [1950-PIC]
Hôtel Metropole. (Brussels) 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]
Hôtel Modern. 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]
Hotel Moderne. (Liège) The manager of the Hotel Moderne on the Rue du Pont d'Avroy came to the police to report that the murdered foreigner (Ephraim Graphopoulos), and the broad-shouldered Frenchman (M) had both stayed there. He had just returned from Brussels a few hours earlier. [1931-GAI]
Hôtel Moderne. The Grasshopper told M he'd slept with Arlette at the Hôtel Moderne, in the Rue Blanche. A hotel de passe, well known to the police. [1950-PIC]
M suggested that Lapointe see if there were rooms in the Hôtel Moderne, just across from the Brasserie de la République, where he and Arlette could stay while they searched for Marco.
Hôtel Myosotis Hôtel Negresco Hôtel Palace Hôtel Pigalle Hôtel Rambuteau Hotel Raphael Hôtel Raspail
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... The Commissioner had asked M to take care of it... a family welfare problem. [1940-CEC]
Hôtel Negresco. see: Negresco
Hôtel Palace. see: Palace Hôtel
Hôtel Pigalle. Nine Moinard lived at the Hôtel Pigalle, in the Rue Pigalle.... The Hôtel Pigalle was a comfortable one, with an elevator and telephones in all the rooms. Nine Moinard was on the third floor in Number 27. [1931-OMB]
Hôtel Rambuteau. Oscar had dinner once a week in Paris, at the Escargot on the Rue de la Bastille. Then he'd go to the Ambigu Theatre and stay at the Hôtel Rambuteau in the Rue de Rivoli. [1931-NUI]
Hotel Raphael. see: Raphael Hotel
Hôtel Raspail. Willy Marco said the boat had been at Auteuil, they'd stayed at the Hôtel Raspail, in Montparnasse. [1930-PRO]
Maurice Nahour had arrived and was at the Hôtel Raspail.
Hôtel Rembrandt Hôtel Rue Lepic Hôtel Saint-Georges Hôtel Scribe
Hôtel Rembrandt. see: Rembrandt Hôtel
Hôtel Rue Lepic. Amadieu said Joseph Audiat lived at the Hôtel Rue Lepic. [1934-MAI]
Hôtel Saint-Georges. [Caen] Cécile Ledru was staying at the Hôtel Saint-Georges. [1937-38-bay]
Hôtel Scribe. Yves Le Guérec had come to Paris and taken up residence at the Hôtel Scribe. [1956-AMU]
Nicolas had someone from Hotel Squad check and learned the man's name was Georges Macagne. He had a record for car theft and assault.
Hotels Section. Messengers were rushing from the Hotels Section to the Vice Squad, and from there to Police Headquarters. [1947-MOR]
Before going to his office at the Quai des Orfèvres, M stopped at the Hotels squad to ask them to check if Léonard Planchon had stayed in a hotel.
Hotel Van Hasselt Hôtel Wagram Hôtel Washington Houard Houlgate
Hotel Van Hasselt. Jean Duclos was staying at the Hotel Van Hasselt. [1931-HOL]
Hôtel Wagram. The car belonged to a garage at the Porte Maillot. It had been rented to an American, Bill Larner, living at the Hôtel Wagram, Avenue de Wagram. [1951-LOG]
Hôtel Washington. After Jeanine Armenieu had met Marco Santoni, she moved to the Hôtel Washington, in the Rue Washington. [1954-JEU]
Houard. Janvier left Houard to watch François Lagrange's house in the Rue Popincourt when he returned to the Quai. [1952-REV]
Houlgate. Some miles along the coast M could see the houses of Dives, and further on, less clearly, Cabourg, Houlgate, and the cliffs behind which lay Deauville and Trouville. [1932-POR]
see Housekeepers (Les femmes de ménage)
by Murielle Wenger
House of Balthazar
House of Balthazar. In the streets, the House of Balthazar vans, each drawn by four superbly harnassed horses, almost formed a part of the Paris scene. [1948-PRE]
Howard, Major. Fat Fred, associated with Pietr, passed the forged check at the Federal Bank in Berne, was killed while being arrested. Had passed himself off as Major Howard of the American Legion, but was a former New York bootlegger, known as Fat Fred. [1929-30-LET]
Angèle said that the butcher, Hubert, wanted to leave his wife for her. [1938-ceu]
Hubert Balthazar. see: Balthazar, Hubert
Hubert de V--. see: V--, Hubert de
Hubert de Vries. see: de Vries, Hubert
Hubert Thévenard. see: Thévenard, Hubert
Hubert van Houtte. see: Houtte, Hubert van
Maître Huet was the lawyer for the men arrested in the villa robbery.... Huet was a clever, wily man, used to defending the big gangsters. Very cultivated, a lover of music and the theater.
Hugo. Hélène Lange restricted her reading to the first half of the 19th century, grandly dismissing Flaubert, Hugo, Zola, Maupassant. [1967-VIC]
Hugon, Émile. 85, spry, walked to M's office from Montmartre, when he thought he recognized Marcel Vivien's photo in the newpapers. Lived in Rue Lepic, in the apartment he was born in. Known in his district as "The Colonel," had been a cadet at the Military Academy when the 1914 war broke out. Served at Verdun and Chemin des Dames, where he got a shrapnel wound in his leg. [1971-SEU]
Huguet, Jacques. Jacques Huguet was a photographer, 30, twice divorced, lived in the same block as François Ricain, center building on the 4th floor. Had seen him coming back home.. Lived with his wife, Jocelyne Huguet, pregnant. [1966-VOL]
Hulot, Didine. see: Hulot, Adine.
Hundred Keys Club. Oscar Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set. They went to a club in the basement of a restaurant on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée, or near there, called the Hundred Keys.... M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. Abouchère, the son of Senator Abouchère, Viscomte d'Arceau, father a member of the Jockey Club, Barillard, of the Barillard Oil Company, (next month Mlle. Barillard was going to marry Eric Cornal, of Cornal Biscuits). [1964-DEF]
Hungarian. Walter Lampson introduced his friend, Willy Marco. M, noting his obvious Jewish features, asked if he was Spanish. "Greek on my father's side, Hungarian on my mother's." was the answer. [1930-PRO]
Juliette #Boynet was also distrustful of the Hungarians next door. [1940-CEC]
Georges Peskine, a taxi driver, naturalized Russian, picked up three men near Gare Saint-Lazare and took them to the corner of Rue de Turenne and Rue des Francs-Bourgeois Saturday night. One, a big, fair, heavy man around 30, had a Hungarian accent (Krynker).... Krynker, a Hungarian from a good but poor family, gambled in Monte Carlo, lost, came to Paris and lived at the Commodore, then a small hotel in the Rue Caumartin. [1949-MME]
Stuart Wilton's son married Lida Wilton, a Hungarian model. They divorced when he discovered she was his father's mistress.
Hungary. Mlle. Motte lived in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, the Marais district, with a few historic houses, mainly small artisans, from Poland, Hungary or Lithuania. [1964-DEF]
Huy. [manufacturing commune, Liège prov., E Belgium, on Meuse R. about 15 mi. SW of Liège. pop. 1969: 13,040.]
Hyères. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1968: 34,865. near the Mediterranean, 32 mi. S of Draguignan; winter resort, market gardens, founded 10th C. (Hyères Islands, island group in the Medeterranean Sea, off the SE coast of France, SE of Toulon. Includes Port Cros, Île de Levant, and the fortified island of Porquerolles. Occupied by allies, Aug. 14-15, 1944.)]
M arrived at Hyères with Inspector Pyke, where they were greeted by Inspector Lechat. The land was flat, deserted, lined with tamarisks, a palm tree here and there, salt marshes on the right. A typical Provençal inn, and several fisherman's cottages painted pink and pale blue. A scene out of Africa. [1949-AMI]
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