R.. The writer of the anonymous letter (Gus Parendon) requested a response to "K.R." in Le Figaro or Le Monde.
Kaiserhoif. A hotel bill from the Kaiserhof hotel in Berlin, where he'd stayed for three days, was found in Otto Braun's pockets. [1936-arr]
M said of the area of Pskov, some of the intelligentsia are in favor of German culture, others prefer Slav. Some of the peasants look like Lapps or Kalmuks... there's a whole mass of Jews and part-Jews, who eat garlic and slaughter their livestock differently from the rest.
Kansas. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]
M. Kaplan, the owner of Kaplan et Zanin, which had gone out of business three years earlier, lived in Rue des Acacias, near Porte Maillot. Had looked like an Old Testament patriarch.
Kaplan et Zanin
Kaplan et Zanin. Émilie Thouret said her husband was assistant manager with Kaplan et Zanin, on Rue de Bondy. [1952-BAN]
Kaplan's son, called Monsieur Max, didn't see eye to eye with his father.
Karamani Karl Marx
Karamani. Atoum pointed to a magnificent Karamani carpet, and ask if perhaps Mme M wouldn't like such a design... [1939-MAJ]
Karl Marx. see: Marx, Karl
Kees Jonker. see: Jonker, Kees
The name on the Doc's identity card was François Marie Florentin Keller, born in Mulhouse, Bas-Rhin, 63. Last address was a flophouse in the Place Maubert, which M knew quite well.... His daughter, Jacqueline Rousselet said his mother had died of cancer when he was about 15. His father, a carpenter had hung himself while Keller was in University, as he'd been on the verge of bankruptcy. Finished his studies by working in a pharmacy.
Kennedy, Boulevard Kenya
Kennedy, Boulevard. [Vichy] Dicelle told M he'd seen a suspicious man making a call on the Boulevard Kennedy. [1967-VIC]
Kenya. Isabelle de V-- had journeyed to Kenya with her husband, then to the US, which she found too coarse. [1960-VIE]
Kernavel. M recognized Kernavel, tall, thin, elegant, about 30. [1961-PAR]
They sent for the pharmacist, Kervidon, to check the white granules in the Pernod.
Keulemans, Jef. The head of the Crime Squad in Amsterdam, Jef Keulemans, was still young, hardly 40, tall boyish figure, pink face, fair hair. He'd come to work for a time in Paris and M had shown him the wheels of the Judicial Police and they'd become good friends, occasionally meeting at international conferences.... Mme M knew Jef Keulemans too, as he had dined with them several times. [1966-NAH]
Kierkegaard. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]
Kilburn Lane. [West London] The English papers had pointed out that Mrs. Muriel Britt was 58, thin and stringy, with a tired face and body. She ran a boarding house in Kilburn Lane, in West London. [1956-ECH]
King Gustave. see: Gustave, King
King Saud. see: Saud, King
Kirby, William. Sometimes William Kirby, Mrs. Henderson's nephew, and his wife, would visit.... William Kirby and his wife came in. They had been driven there in a chrome-plated American car, at least 250,000 francs. Kirby was tall, dark, supple, about 30.... [The name "Kirby" only appears in the Geoffrey Sainsbury translation. In Simenon's original French edition, it was William Crosby.] [1930-31-TET]
The body hanging from the door-knocker was Émile Klein, 20-year-old house painter, born in Angleur, living in the Rue du Pot-au-Noir. He'd apparently hanged himself in the middle of the night with a sash-cord. Constable Lacasse remembered that he'd been small, red-haired. 5'2". He'd been rejected from the military for weak lungs.
KLM. The couple had left Orly on a KLM flight to Amsterdam. [1966-NAH]
Koutioupoff. The newspaper headlines had included "Une Seconde Affaire Kotioupoff?" [1932-LIB]
Kraepelin. M brought home a psychiatric text from the Director's office, which included a section on Adler's opinion on neurosis. Also Kraepelin and Capgras were mentioned. [1957-SCR]
Kridelka. M. Kridelka was one of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. About 40, black hair, pale skin, lived on the 2nd floor next to Mlle. Isabelle. A Yugoslav, living in Paris a long time. Nurse in a lunatic asylum. [1951-MEU]
Krofta. Mme Krofta was Central European by her accent. [1937-38-amo]
Krofta, Boris. Boris Krofta ran an import-export business with offices in the Rue du Quatre-Septembre. They'd had the first floor flat at 17b Place des Vosges for over 15 years. M knew the house, since it was exactly like his own. [1937-38-amo]
Kruger. Mme. Kruger phoned Dr Pardon during the dinner. Husband a kind of tailor in the Rue Popincourt above an herbalist's, a Polish Jew, five children, eldest only 9, another on the way. The husband was about to die, of a terminal disease.... Mme. Kruger's husband died while M was still at Pardon's. The next time Pardon went there, a North African man was living with her... for the children. [1959-CON]
Krulak, Victor. Jef Claes real name was Victor Krulak. He took Mina Claes name because he was a Jew from Latvia, born in Antwerp, where, like his father and grandfather, he worked in the diamond business. [1965-PAT]
Krynker. Countess Panetti's son-in-law. Czech or Hungarian, Benoît thought. Around 30, fair.... Two years earlier the Krynkers had gotten a divorce in Switzerland, since divorce is impossible in Italy. The daughter married an American, with whom she lived in Texas. No reconcilliation with her mother. 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. Murdered by Schwartz. [1949-MME]
Kubik. One of Freddo's customers at the Eucalyptus was Kubik, who M had arrested 12 years before after a jewel robbery on Boulevard Saint-Martin. It was likely he'd been involved in the theft last month on Cours Albert-Premièr in Nice. [1959-ASS]
Kurt. M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]
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