Ibsen. [Henrik Johan Ibsen, born Skien, Norway, 1828, died Kristiana (now Oslo), 1906. Norwegian playwright who introduced to the European stage a new order of moral analysis...]
Marguerite Van de Weert had written out the opening lines of the Song of Solveig by Ibsen on the photograph. [1932-FLA]
icebox. The long, glass-partitioned waiting room at the QDO with pale green walls which ran along one side of the corridor. the "glacière". [1966-VOL]
Identification Records. Upstairs was the Indentification Records room. [1948-PRE]
Identité Judiciaire. The men from the Identité Judiciaire make up a dead man's face, and touch up the print so it looks like a living man's. [1946-obs]
Identity. The photographer of the Identity Department was eating a little further along. [1934-MAI]
Iéna, Avenue d'. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Avenue Albert-de-Mun to Place de l'Étoile]
Île d'Amour. M. Jean told M the former proprieter of the Cadran lived in Joinville, in a villa opposite the Île d'Amour, beyond the bridge, with a boathouse in front. It was called "The Nest", and the man's name was Désiré Loiseau, the Bird. [1947-MOR]
Mme M recognized the restaurant they had not set foot in for 20 years, Chez le Père Jules. They had come to Joinville in Dr Pardon's car, and it was M who had chosen the restaurant, facing the Island of Love [Île d'Amour], around which canoes and boats were gliding. [1956-AMU]
Île de France.
Émile Boulay went back to work as a deputy chief steward on the Île de France.
Île-de-France. [Historical region of NC France, bounded anciently on N by Picardy, E by Champagne, S by Orléanais, W by Normandy. Political center of old France, captial: Paris.]
A horizon of fields, a farmhouse roof, completed the Île-de-France symphony. [1931-NUI]
Île de la Cité.
The roar of the traffic on the Île de la Cité. Below, in the courtyard of Police Headquarters...
Île de Puteaux Île de Ré
Île de Puteaux. A branch of the Seine flowed sullenly round the deserted Île de Puteaux, with its thickets and tall poplars and patches of waste ground. [1936-lun]
Île de Ré. [island, W France, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1959: 9,300. 9.5 mi. W of La Rochelle, about 15.5 mi long, 3-4 mi broad.]
Goulet was on the Île de Ré with his wife and three children.
Île Saint-Louis. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. at . (Island in the Seine, connected with the Cité by the Pont St-Louis, created in 1614 and 1630 by the amalgamation of two islets. The narrow Rue St-Louis-en-l'Île traverses the whole island.)]
Unhurriedly, M made his way back to his office, just as he used to do in the old days, by way of the Saint-Antoine district and the Île Saint-Louis, when things were slack at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1940-JUG]
The race-course clerk lived nearby, in the Île Saint-Louis, if they needed him. [1947-MOR]
In the evenings Fernande Steuvals and Frans Steuvels would go for a walk in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois neighborhood, or on the Île Saint-Louis, or for dinner at a little restaurant near the Pont-Neuf. [1949-MME]
M walked towards Ile Saint-Louis, skirted Notre-Dame, crossed a little iron footbridge, and soon found himself in the narrow, crowded Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. ... Lucette Calas had a room above a grocer's shop on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, 3rd floor, left-hand side, Ile Saint-Louis. [1955-COR]
On another occasion he had travelled the whole length of the quays on foot, from the Charenton lock as far as the Île Saint-Louis, on the heels of a tugboat owner whom he had eventually consigned to prison. [1956-AMU]
The tugs could be heard hooting to their barges downstream from the Île Saint-Louis. [1957-VOY]
The restoration trend had started in the Île Saint-Louis. [1961-PAR]
Crossing the iron foot-bridge, they had reached the Île Saint-Louis. Lapointe observed that the Seine was still high, as they had a month of rain.... During the months that M had spent in Place des Vosges, while the house on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir was undergoing alterations, he and Mme M had often walked in the evenings round the Île Saint-Louis.... Mme. Keller lived at 29b Quai d'Orléans, in the Île Saint-Louis, overlooking the Quai des Tournelles. [1962-CLO]
The young man found stabbed in the Rue Popincourt was Antoine Batille, 21, Quai d'Anjou, on the Île Saint-Louis, not far from Pont Marie. M knew the Île Saint-Louis fairly well, since he used to live on the Place des Vosges, and at that time they often walked arm in arm around the island in the evening. [1969-TUE]
Imperia. Edgar Fagonet had worked as an usher at the Imperia movie house on the Boulevard des Capucines. [1939-MAJ]
Impressionists. Norris Jonker said that while the Impressionists couldn't have painted at night, many modern painters preferred artificial light. [1963-FAN]
Impressions of a Traveler in Italy. There were some books in Honoré Cuendet's room in the Hôtel Lambert, Impressions of a Traveler in Italy and Every Man his Own Doctor (published in 1899), and an adventure story. [1961-PAR]
Imprimerie du Croissant. Marcelle Luquet worked as a proofreader in the Imprimerie du Croissant, on the night shift [1954-MIN]
Index Office. M told Moers to send the fingerprints to the Index Office. He told him to give the slippers and dressing-gown to Janvier or Torrence to bring to the shops where they were bought. [1953-TRO]
M read the paper. "Daughter of Mohammedan Ruler married at Nice. festivities in India and Afghanistan... A dinner in Nice at the Palais de la Mediterranée..." A Moslem princess marrying at Nice...
India. Cornélius Barens' parents lived in India, and he had just learned of his mother's death. [1931-HOL]
Indian. The owner of the Southern Cross, husband of the dead woman, Mary Lampson, introducted himself to M: Sir Walter Lampson, retired colonel of the Indian Army....Willy Marco said Walter Lampson had been up and coming in Delhi when a problem with the daughter of an important Indian put him on the retired list. [1930-PRO]
The dance hall where Félicie spent her Sundays was a wooden building overlooking the Seine. The proprietor was an Indian in a sweater who M recognized [Fernand] - he'd been a fairground wrestler and had gotten into trouble with the police. [1942-FEL]
The jurors included one Negro, an Indian with a strong jaw, a Mexican...
Indo-China. [French Indochina, former name for the E part of the Indochina peninsula in SE Asia, bordering China on the N, Burma on NW, Thailand on the W. Capital, Hanoi. Now Vietnam.]
M got a letter from Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers. Ten years in Indo-China. . No great boulevards in Saigon then. There he knew Émile Gallet.... Aurore Gallet had no photos of her husband from his Indo-China years, which he never spoke of.... Mme. Gallet told M he had had 30,000 francs when they married, had had a difficult time as a child, and spent several years in Indo-China.... 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]
M said he imagined certain payments were made in cash, to dodge Inland Revenue. [1962-COL]
Inland Waterways. François Paré, in his early 50s, was head of a Department in the Ministry of Public Works, Inland Waterways. He lived in Versailles.... M crossed the Pont Saint-Michel, making for the Boulevard Saint-Germain. He'd never been to the Ministry of Public Works. He asked for the Department of Inland Waterways. Staircase C, top floor. [1968-ENF]
M went into the Inspectors' Room to see if he'd left his pipe there. [1945-pip]
M went into the Inspectors' Duty Room to give them their orders for the day.
Instanbul. At Instanbul Germaine Laboine met a man called Julius Van Cram, a Dutchman apparently, staying at the Pera Palace. [1954-JEU]
Institute of Comparative Law.
Pierre Nahour had studied at the Law School in Paris, then at the Institute of Comparative Law.
Institute of Criminology of Philadelphia Institute of Forensic Medicine
Institute of Criminology of Philadelphia. Spencer Oats, American criminologist from the Institute of Criminology of Philadelphia, wanted to observe M's methods. [1940-CEC]
Institute of Forensic Medicine. Roger Couchet's body was taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine. [1931-OMB]
M said it was a problem for Intelligence. [1937-38-amo]
David Ward had acquired his Colonel's rank during the war as head of a branch of Intelligence.
International Criminal Police Association
International Criminal Police Association. Interpol, the International Criminal Police Association, at that time had its headquarters in Vienna.... A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. Police Cracow report Pietr the Lett passed through on way to Bremen. [1929-30-LET]
International Police Congress.
M had been attending the International Police Congress, held this year in Bordeaux.
International Society of Criminology
International Society of Criminology. M had seen some of them (Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell) quoted in the journals of the International Society of Criminology. And he had in fact read the works of others, Lagache, Ruyssen, Genil-Perrin. [1968-HES]
International Theosophical League.
Jules Piquemal also belonged to the International Theosophical League, based in Switzerland.
Interpol. The International Criminal Police Association, at that time had its headquarters in Vienna.... A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. Police Cracow report Pietr the Lett passed through on way to Bremen. [1929-30-LET]
M had at times manipulated an interrogation - which might last for 20 hours or more - to induce this state of collapse. [1942-FEL]
When M saw Alban Groult-Cotelle's rash break out he was reminded of how a rather celebrated murderer, after a 28-hour interrogation, during which he had defended himself inch by inch, had suddenly wet his pants like a frightened child. M and Lucas had known they'd gotten the upper hand. [1943-CAD]
In the letter she said was from Albert Marcinelle, he said he was in Calais, and wanted to cross the frontier. He said he'd put an ad in the Intransigeant.
Invalides. Some horses went by in the Place Saint-Georges. There had been a parade at the Invalides that morning. Everyone was headed towards the Élysée. [1948-PRE]
Irène. There was a tab on the dress, Mademoiselle Irène, 35b, Rue de Douai.... Mlle. Irène was fat, middle-aged, with big blue eyes in a moonish face, sparse fair hair faded to grey at the roots. Her real name was Élizabeth Coumar. [1954-JEU]
Irène de Marchangy. see: Marchangy, Irène de
Mike O'Rourke told M the waitress in the Penguin Bar was Irish, like himself.
Iris, Les. see: Les Iris The name of Hélène Lange house on the Rue du Bourbonnais, where she took in boarders. [1967-VIC]
In the pantry, Irma, the 15-year-old maid was polishing silver. [1937-38-man]
Irma Chevrier. see: Chevrier, Irma
Irma Strauss. see: Strauss, Irma
Irvitch. M made a call to Vienna, and wrote a telegram to Warsaw, as one passenger was a woman from Vilna named Irvitch. An elderly Jewish lady, stout, dark, with puffy legs, wearing an astrakhan coat, the wife of a fur-dealer. [1936-arr]
Isaac Goldberg. see: Goldberg, Isaac
Isabelle. Mlle. Lived on the 2nd floor at Mlle. Clément's. Typist in an office on the Rue Montmartre. In the mornings usually ate a croissant in the Rue Gay-Lussac. Cousin came to visit sometimes, and on Sundays they went to the country. [1951-MEU]
Isabelle Auger. see: Auger, Isabelle
Isabelle Catroux. see: Catroux, Isabelle
Isabelle de V--. see: V--, Isabelle de
Isabelle Planchon. see: Planchon, Isabelle
Isabelle Vernoux. see: Vernoux, Isabelle
Tall, thin, angular man with a drooping mustache. Jack-of-all-trades at the Pretty Pigeon.... He was always busy. Drove over by car to Corbeil to fetch the meat. Worked at the Pretty Pigeon, taking care of the fishermen. Had caught some tench, which Mme. Roy brought to Paris for Mlle. Jeanne.
Island of Love Issoudun
Island of Love. see: Île d'Amour
Issoudun. [city, C France, Indre dept. pop. 1968: 15,108. 19 mi. NE of Châteauroux.]
Mme. Leroy said her husband's sister-in-law was called Marcelle, but died in childbirth at Issoudun.
Issy-les-Moulineaux. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 50,442. SW suburb of Paris on Seine river.]
Philippe Jave settled in Issy-les-Moulineaux after his marriage 5 years ago to Éveline Le Guérec.
Istanbul. [city, capital of Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus; old part of city on W side. pop. 1970: 2,312,751. shipbuilding yards, textiles, leather goods, cement, pottery, tourism.]
Italian. 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]
Although M didn't know the neighborhood, M was sure the crowd was in front of the Italian's tailor shop. [1946-NEW]
Asked if there were any Czechs in the neighborhood, the answer would invariably be, "Poles, Italians, and Armenian... but no Czechs."... Carl Lipschitz's wallet contained a second identity card in the Italian name Filipino. [1947-MOR]
In a little Italian restaurant M found Dédé. He had a highly-colored complexion and his blond hair was parted in the middle. M told him he was a friend of Bob d'Anseval's arrived from Lyons.... 22 years later, he would meet Lise Gendreau-Balthazar again, though under another name, an aristocratic Italian name, that of her husband. [1948-PRE]
Since Mme M had been out searching for the hat, she brought back cold food from the Italian place: Parma ham, pickled mushrooms, ready-to-eat hors-d'oeuvres. The dinner reminded M of their first meals together, when she was discovering Paris, and was delighted by all the little ready-to-eat items sold in the Italian shops. [1949-MME]
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]
Mme. Lognon said the two men were very dark, like Italians, but were probably speaking English.... Luigi said that he was of Neapolitan origin, not Italian origin. He said Pozzo was Sicilian. It would be like confusing a Corsican with someone from Marseilles. [1951-LOG]
At the Roméo that night had been the wedding of Marco Santoni, representative in France of a well-known Italian vermouth.... Julius Van Cram and Germaine Laboine took an Italian boat to Marseilles.... Hans Ziegler spoke fluent French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and a little Polish. [1954-JEU]
An Italian named Gino, on duty on the third floor, knocked on Colonel David Ward's door but got no answer.... Countess Louise Paverini Had an Italian passport. She'd married Count Marco Paverini.... John Arnold said once while driving together on the Italian Riviera, some trouble with his Rolls [Rolls Royce] forced David Ward to stop at a little inn. That night in Rome he arranged to buy 5,000 acres in the area. [1957-VOY]
Germain Lombras, a piano teacher who lived in the Rue Picpus, came to Gaston Meurant's shop looking for a frame for an Italian gouache, a Neapolitan landscape he'd bought that day from an antique shop. [1959-ASS]
Norris Jonker said he'd let a painter named Pedro use his studio. M asked if he was Italian, Spanish... Jonker said he'd never asked.... Norris Jonker said he had a Chirico which had been smuggled across the Italian border, and a Manet which came from Russia.... M said if Mario de Lucia wasn't in his records he'd check with the Italian police. [1963-FAN]
The proprietor of Le Chat Botté, Mazotti, looked like an Italian, with brilliantined hair and a small mustache.
Italie, Avenue d'
Italie, Avenue d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Place d'Italie to Boulevard Masséna]
Dupeu said he'd seen Gaston Mauran again at a gas station in the Avenue d'Italie.
Italiens, Boulevard des
Italiens, Boulevard des. [Paris. 2e, Bourse - 9e, Opéra. from Rue de Richelieu to Rue de la Chausée-d'Antin]
Department of Social Security, where the Crédit Lyonnais sent closed accounts after a few months, was located.
Italie, Place d'
Italie, Place d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard de la Gare to Avenue des Gobelins]
The taxi had led the policeman on a wild goose chase, ending up at the Place d'Italie, enpty. [1942-FEL]
Victor Ricou told M he hadn't left Paris, satyed in a small hotel in the Place d'Italie for three months, then to Le Havre, where he'd stowed away on a boat for Panama.
Italie, Porte d'
Italie, Porte d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Avenue d'Italie to Avenue Porte d'Italie]
At 3:00 M was in his office at the Quai des Orfèvres, when a call came in about some Algerians knifing one another in the neighborhood of the Porte d'Italie. Algerians were the special concern of Sergeant Lucas. [1936-fen]
The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]
Jacquemain walked with him to the Palais de Justice, the Police Judiciaire, and that night, walking up and down the Seine, talked about his job as a police inspector. He was killed three years later, in the neighborhood of the Porte d'Italie, hit in the chest by a bullet not intended for him. His photograph hangs among the rest in one of those black frames.... There were a certain number of streets, in La Villette, Ménilmontant, and the Porte d'Italie, where one ventured reluctantly. [1950-MEM]
The car which had been used in the hold-up was found near the Porte d'Italie. It had been a stolen car. [1961-PAR]
It had happened between two Poles, in a hovel near the Porte d'Italie. A laborer who spoke bad French, a wretched puny man called Stéphane, with an unpronouncable last name, lived there with a woman and four small children. The woman was the wife of Majewski, who'd been a farm laborer on farms in the north. The two eldest children were Majewski's. Stéphane said Majewski had given him his wife... sold her to him. Majewski had come back, and during the night Stéphane had stabbed him and the wife. [1961-BRA]
There had been a knifing at a bistro in the Porte d'Italie. [1966-NAH]
The Senegalese had been killed in a knife fight in a bistro on Porte d'Italie.
Italy. Walter Lampson's yacht was the Southern Cross. He said he always lived on it, in France, England, sometimes Italy. [1930-PRO]
The tenants of the apartment overlooking the courtyard were in Italy for the past month; in the catering business. [1968-ENF]
Ivry. [pop. 1968: 60,455. Ivry-sur-Seine. SE suburb of Paris on the Seine R.]
They drove in silence to Ivry, and almost the entire length of the great, sprawling cemetery. The grave was in one of the new extensions, where trees had not yet had time to grow. [1968-ENF]
Her neighbor, the 2nd floor tenant, said that Léontine Antoine used to say that Ivry was too far out, and she felt lost among all those thousands of graves. Joseph Antoine was buried at Ivry. [1970-FOL]
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