Lab. "I'll be upstairs in the lab." M climbed slowly to the top floor of the Palais de Justice, where he found Moers poring over his testtubes. [1955-COR]
Maurice Labat started to enter the Filet de Sole, but left as soon as he noticed M. For 10 years he'd been working in a department on the Rue des Saussaies, but had apparently been forced to resign. Had a wife, children, and a mistress in an apartment on the Rue de Ponthieu., who was 20 years younger than he was. Barely 36, Corsican, small and slender, wore high-heeled shoes and had a brown mustache like two commas.
La Baule. [joint municipality, NW France, Loire-Atlantique dept. pop. 1968: 13,386. La Baule-Escoublac; beach resort.]
Apparently Léontine Antoine and Joseph Antoine had been great travelers. They'd visited Quimper, La Baule, Arcachon, and Biarritz. They'd toured the Massif Central, and spent summers on the Riviera. [1970-FOL]
La Belle Emma.
see: Pretty Emma
La Belle Étoile La Belle Hélène
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]
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]
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.
La Boétie, Rue
La Boétie, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Boulevard Haussmann to Avenue Champs-Élysées]
M phoned a big furriers in the Rue La Boétie, as wild-cat hairs had been found on Honoré Cuendet's jacket.... Nicolas followed one of the men from the Café des Amis, Georges Macagne, to a garage in the Rue La Boétie. He left his car and walked to a house in the Rue de Ponthieu, parallel with the Champs-Élysées. [1961-PAR]
Laboine, Germaine. Féret called and said he'd located Louise Laboine's mother, Germaine Laboine, in Monte Carlo, at the Casino. She called herself Liliane Laboine, and the croupiers called her Lili. About 60, heavy make-up, loads of jewelery. She had a furnished room in the Rue Greuze, near the Boulevard Victor-Hugo, in Nice. She'd toured for years in the Near East and Asia Minor as an artiste under the name Lili France.... At 18 she went to Paris where she had walk-on parts at the Châtelet, and did a little dancing in Around the World in Eighty Days and Michael Strogoff. Then she went to the Folies-Bergère, then a tour of South America. When she was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. At Instanbul she met a man called Julius Van Cram, a Dutchman apparently, staying at the Pera Palace. He was over 50 then, probably 70s now if he were alive. He spoke English, French and German, went to parties at Embassies. He was Louise Laboine's father. They were married at Istanbul, and they took an Italian boat to Marseilles, then, after a few weeks, Nice, where Louise was born. They lived in a flat off the Promenade des Anglais. Two months later Van Cram went out for cigarettes and never came back. He wrote from London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, New York, and sent money. Once the Turkish consulate checked her "marriage certificate" and said it wasn't real. [1954-JEU]
Laboine, Liliane. Féret called and said he'd located Louise Laboine's mother, Germaine Laboine, in Monte Carlo, at the Casino. She called herself Liliane, and the croupiers called her Lili. About 60, heavy make-up, loads of jewelery. [1954-JEU]
Mlle. Irène thought the girl [Louise Laboine]'s name was Louise, possibly something similar to La Montagne or La Bruyère.... Mme. Crêmieux said the girl's name was Louise Laboine.
La Bonne Chope
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]
One of the "transient" members of Stan the Killer's gang they called the Chemist, because he had twice visited the Labor Exchange looking for a job in a chemical products firm.
La Bourboule. [commune, SC France, Puy-de-Dôme dept. pop. 1959: 3,200. arr. Clermont-Ferrand, on the Dordogne. Station thermale surtout fréquentée par des enfants.]
Arlette had been sent to La Bourboule for her tonsilitis.
La Bréauté. La Bréauté station, where M left the main-line train from Paris to Le Havre, gave him a foretaste of Fécamp.... M woke at La Bréauté. The Havre-Paris express was so full he had to stand. [1929-30-LET]
Labri, Eugène. Eugène Labri was not an old offender. He was a Frenchman, born in Cairo or Port Said, about 45, fat, with dark brilliant eyes, obsequious. He was the owner of the 'Special Bookshop'. [1936-err]
Mlle. Irène thought the girl[Louise Laboine]'s name was Louise, possibly something similar to La Montagne or La Bruyère.
La Bruyère, Rue
La Bruyère, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to Rue Blanche]
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]
One of the pictures of criminals M showed to Emma.
La Californie Lacasse La Chapelle
La Californie. The Villa Marie-Thérèse was just outside of Cannes, halfway up La Californie. [1956-AMU]
Lacasse. M finally found the Feb. 15 article. Police Constable Lacasse of No. 6 Division, was going towards the Pont des Arches, passing the main door of the Church of Saint-Pholien, when he observed a body hanging from the door-knocker. It 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. [1930-31-PHO]
La Chapelle. 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]
Inspector Louis said that he might get a phone call telling him the Coglia gang was planning an armed robbery in La Chapelle. Though Coglia himself was in prison.
La Chapelle, Boulevard de
La Chapelle, Boulevard de. The Director asked Joseph Audiat what he was doing in the middle of the Boulevard de La Chapelle at 3:00 am. [1934-MAI]
Lachaume, Léonard. Léonard Lachaume, the eldest son, had been shot. [1958-TEM]
Armand Lachaume told his wife, Paulette, not to answer.
Lachaume's Biscuits. Lachaume's Biscuits brought M back to his country childhood, where every village grocery had cellophane-wrapped packets labelled 'Biscuiterie Lachaume'. He remembered the calendars with the little boy with the rosy cheeks... [1958-TEM]
Catherine said there was a daughter, Véronique Lachaume, but she no longer lived there.
La Chaussée La Chope Alsacienne La Citanguette
La Chaussée. The Éco III should have been at La Chaussée, but had broken a propeller at lock 12, and so was at Tours-sur-Marne, 10 miles away. [1930-PRO]
La Chope Alsacienne. Monique Thouret had last met her father for lunch at La Chope Alacienne, in the Boulevard Sébastopol, several months earlier, before the summer holidays. [1952-BAN]
La Citanguette. At the other end of the reach from Le Coudray was the lock at La Citanguette, 8 km higher upstream. The villages of Morsang and Seine-Port were on the opposite bank, a longish way off. But there was a bistro, and boats did their utmost to spend the night there. [1936-pen]
Marie Lacore, the blacksmith's wife, 32-33 with a baby in her arms, came into the Potru sisters' shop.
La Coupole. Willy Marco said the two girls had been Suzy [Suzanne Verdier], and Lia [Lia Lauwenstein], at the Coupole every night, lived in a hotel at the corner of the Rue de la Grande-Chaumière. [1930-PRO]
Lucas brought in the note sent to the Sifflet. He'd taken it to Moers, who claimed to know the notepaper of most of the cafés in Paris. He said it came from the Coupole on Boulevard Montparnasse. [1930-31-TET]
Afterwards Oswald Clark and Ellen Darroman had gone dancing at the Moulin de la Galette, then to the Coupole for grilled sausages.... M walked into the Coupole at 8:30, and sat down with Lucas, next to Jean Ramuel's table. [1939-MAJ]
M went to La Coupole as it was too late for anywhere else except the little bistros around Les Halles. The main dining room was closed but the bar was still open. He ordered a couple of magnificent ham sandwiches and drank three half-pints quickly. It was 4 am. He told the taxi he'd kept to go to the Quai des Orfèvres, then changed his mind and made it the Police Station in the Quai de l'Horloge. [1947-MOR]
At one o'clock, when the Penguin Bar closed, they went to the musician Tony Lacour's house.
La Cravache. Rosalie Bourdon, "La belle Rosalie" moved to the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and opened a night-club called La Cravache. [1961-PAR]
Lacroix, Jérôme. M called Police Judiciaire and asked for his nephew, Jérôme Lacroix, and told him to meet him at the Zanzi-Bar on the Rue Caulaincourt.... Jérôme Lacroix, whom M had brought into the Police Judiciaire, was a big bony fellow with thick hair and a stubborn expression. He had a long nose, small eyes, huge hands and feet. M told him to kiss his wife and son for him. [1937-38-ber]
Ladies of Sion. Behind the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor were the Servants of Mary [Servantes de Marie], and on Rue Vavin, the Ladies of Sion [Dames de Sion], and in the other part, on Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, the Ladies of St Augustine [Dames Augustines]. [1961-BRA]
Ladies of St Augustine. Behind the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor were the Servants of Mary [Servantes de Marie], and on Rue Vavin, the Ladies of Sion [Dames de Sion], and in the other part, on Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, the Ladies of St Augustine [Dames Augustines]. [1961-BRA]
Lady of the Dunes.
There were inscriptions cut in the stone and on shells: Please make Denise pass her exam, Let Joey [Jojo] learn to read soon, Bob [Robert] and Jeanne, may they have a good catch in Newfoundland, and finally, Lady of the Dunes [Notre-Dame-des-Dunes], may Louis [Louis Legrand] succeed.
Laënnec. [Paris hospital, 42, Rue de Sèvres, 7e.]
Émile Parendon's mother was a young nurse at Laënnec, Mme. Parendon told M, a ward maid, 16 when Professor Parendon got her pregnant.
La Faute La Fayette, Rue
La Faute. The village on the other side of the bridge was La Faute, just a cluster of little bungalows for renting to summer visitors. [1940-JUG]
La Fayette, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra - 10e, Entrepôt. from Rue de la Chausée Antin to Boulevard de la Villette]
The man [Stephan Strevzki] followed the same route, from Trinité and Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], Place Clichy and Barbès [Boulevard Barbès] by way of the Rue Caulaincourt, then from Barbès to the Gare du Nord and the Rue La Fayette. [1939-hom]
The two policemen who brought Gérard Pardon back to the Gare du Nord in Paris had come from Feignes. Told them they could catch the 5-7 back. Stopped the taxi at Rue La Fayette to sign their expense sheets. They got out and went into a bar. [1940-CEC]
M knew the center of the diamond trade, a big café in the Rue Lafayette, where important brokers met at a special table. [1946-mal]
Mme M said she'd checked the whole Rue Lafayette, looking for hat shops. Then Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Rue Blanche and Rue de Clichy. Came back down towards the Opéra [Place de l'Opéra]. She'd already done the Ternes area and the Champs-Élysées. [1949-MME]
About two years earlier Lulu [Louise Filon] had gotten sick; they took her to a hospital on the Left Bank for an operation, and she'd been cured. Soon after she had a flat on the Rue La Fayette. [1953-TRO]
For several months these three had been working in the neighborhood of the Rue La Fayette, and the newspapers had nicknamed them "the wallborers".... The girl [Louise Laboine]'s dress came from a department store on the Rue La Fayette. [1954-JEU]
M told Magistrate Ancelin he'd go to the Rue La Fayette, where they had the diamond market every morning, in a brasserie and in the street.
La Ferté-Alais La Ferté-sous-Jouarre Lafitte, Rue
La Ferté-Alais. A military map showed some limestone roads between La Ferté-Alais and Arpajon. [1931-GUI]
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre. The Southern Cross had been moored at La Ferté-sous-Jouarre at the time of the murder. [1930-PRO]
Lafitte, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard des Italiens to Rue de Châteaudun]
On the back of the photograph the words "La Florentine", obviously the name of Gérard Sabin-Levesque's villa.
Lagache. 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]
Laget. Mme. Laget, a youngish woman in a fur coat, was hiding behind the curtain. [1936-fen]
On the second floor, the plate bore the words Le Commerce Français; Sergeant Lucas opened the door and asked if Oscar Laget was there.
Lagny. When Joseph Leroy saw Nicolas getting out of the cab, he realized he must have gone as far as Lagny and taken a cab, then picked up the trail in Chelles. [1945-pip]
M had been there once. A little town on the edge of the Marne, with a lot of men fishing, and shiny canoes. He couldn't remember the case he had been on but it was in the summer, and he had drunk a light white wine. About a month ago a car had gone into the Marne... [1949-MME]
Lagrange. Julien Chabot explained to M that the Courçons were really called Courçon-Lagrange, but originally were just the Lagranges. They added Courçon to their name when they bought the Château de Courçon, three or four generations ago. [1953-PEU]
Lagrange, Alain. Alain François Marie Lagrange. François Lagrange's younger son. fair, blond, young, good-looking boy, had visited M's house and taken M's revolver. He had been working at an advertising office on Rue Réaumur, but lost the job for poor attendance. Had applied for a passport 11 months earlier, planning to go to Austria, but had gotten ill and hadn't gone. Took the 12:45 flight from Le Bourget to London, following Jeanne Debul, planning to kill her for ruining his father's life. Checked into the Gilmore Hotel, opposite Victoria Station, without luggage, at 4:00 am. Visited various hotels: Astoria, Continental, Claridge's, asking for Jeanne Debul. Didn't speak English, apparently going down an alphabetical list. Stole the pass key at the Savoy, and let himself into Debul's room, where M convinced him to give up the idea, and come back to Paris with him. His sister worked in a lingerie shop in the Champs-Élysées Arcade, lived with a girlfriend. [1952-REV]
Lagrange, François. Called himself "Baron Lagrange", nicknamed "The Baron". Former schoolmate of Dr Pardon's, at Lycée Henri IV, had been expected at the Pardon's dinner, at Lagrange's request, to meet M. He had left school in about his third year, lived on Rue Cuvier at the time, opposite the Jardin des Plantes. His father was a baron, or pretended to be. A few months earlier, after 20 years, had come to Pardon's office. In school, a fat lump, with a baby face and great pink legs, nicknamed "Baby Cadum" (after the monster baby in the advertisements on all the streets). Lived on Rue Popincourt , a few yards away. Diabetic with glandular troubles. Wife had died a long time ago. Some kind of business on the Rue Tronchet, card said, "Company Director," but when Pardon had called was told it had gone out of business years ago. Three children, Philippe Lagrange, a daughter, and Alain Lagrange. Pierre Delteil had met him from time to time at Le Fouquet. He killed André Delteil at his apartment, when Delteil came there, apparently in response to Lagrange's extortion attempts, in addition to those he did on behalf of Jeanne Debul. [1952-REV]
Lagrange's daughter. M took a one of the waiting police cars to the Champs-Élysées Arcade to try to find Lagrange's daughter. Found her in the third shop he tried, a pretty girl, 21 years and 7 months old. Was 3 when her mother died, immediately after Alain Lagrange's birth. Lived 'everywhere', even near the Bois de Boulogne. Lived on Rue de Berri, two rooms in a private house, with a girlfriend. [1952-REV]
La Grosse Jaja.
see: Fat Jaja
Lagrume. Old Lagrume, the man who walked so much was the most senior, though he'd never risen to Inspector. Tall and melancholy. A woman had been murdered in the Rue Caulaincourt with a kitchen knife. For nine weeks Lagrume had walked Paris, searching for who had sold the knife. He finally found it sold by a stationer on Boulevard Rochechouart, and the murderer had been found and convicted. [1950-MEM]
Émile Ducrau asked Maurice if he'd come across L'Aigle IV above Chalifert, and if they had couplings.
L'Aiguillon. Adine Hulot and her husband, Justin Hulot, lived in the village of L'Aiguillon, in a little house near the harbor. Most people in L'Aiguillon were mussel gatherers, some twenty families. It was about 30 km. from Luçon. [1940-JUG]
M reminded Julien Chabot that he'd lived in Luçon for more than a year. Said he remembered a certain murder at L'Aiguillon. It was actually a case in which M had had to arrest an ex-magistrate whom everyone considered respectable, on a charge of murder.
L'Aiguillon Point La Jatte
L'Aiguillon Point. Judge Forlacroix was rambling on about some duck shoot he'd been on at L'Aiguillon Point. [1940-JUG]
La Jatte. The silence in the car lasted until the La Jatte bridge. [1951-LOG]
Worked at one of the lingerie shops in Champs-Élysées Arcade, but was on vacation. When M was searching for Alain Lagrange 's sister, he found that name.
Lake Geneva. [Lake in SW Switzerland and E France, extending in an arc along the boundary, only its S shore in France. 45 mi. long, 1 1/2 to 9 mi. wide. traversed E to W by Rhone R.]
Lalande, Madeleine. The maiden name of the Countess von Farnheim was Madeleine Lalande, born in La Roche-sur-Yon, in the Vendée. Was once a member of the troupe of the Casino de Paris.... Mother was a maid. Never knew her father. Came to Paris as a chambermaid. [1950-PIC]
For the past year Mme. Leroy had been the companion of Mme. Lallemant, the mother of a doctor, who lived alone near the Charenton lock, just across the way.
Lamalle Lamarck Lamarck, Rue
Lamalle. Old Dr Paul, who had gone on making post mortems till he was 76, had died, and been succeeded by a man named Lamalle. [1961-PAR]
Lamarck. In the past 6 months five women had been killed, all in Montmartre, and all in the same district, between the four métro stations Lamarck, Abbesses, Place Blanche and Place de Clichy. [1955-TEN]
Lamarck, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Muller to Avenue Saint-Ouen]
At Place de Clichy, M told the driver to go up Rue Caulaincourt. They passed the Rue Lamarck, and entered a section where nothing had happened so far. M told the driver to keep on going and come back by the Rue des Abbesses.... 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]
"The Madwoman", Clémentine Pholien of Rue Lamarck. Had been coming two or three times a week for months to the Quai des Orfèvres.... Renée Planchon called Roger Prou at Mme. Fajon's house on the Rue Lamarck, where he was working, to tell him the police were searching their house. [1962-CLI]
The painter with the workshop next to Léon Florentin's said he lived on the Rue Lamarck.
Lamballe. Lucas had called Lamballe in the 9th Arrondissement about Mme M's adventure, and he'd located the taxi driver. [1949-MME]
Daniel told M that his wife called Dr. Lambert for the red blotches on his child.
Lambert Hôtel Lambert, Rue
Lambert Hôtel. see: Hôtel Lambert
Lambert, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Nicolet to Rue Bachelet]
Lambert, The widow.
Kept the café on the other side of the square at Porquerolles, sometimes slept with Marcellin, according to Jojo. Whenever he caught some sea-wolves (des loups) he'd bring them to her.
Lambilliote. The local superintendent, whom M met frequently, arrived at the Émile Parendon's before M. [1968-HES]
Mlle. Irène thought the girl [Louise Laboine]'s name was Louise, possibly something similar to La Montagne or La Bruyère.
La Morue Française
La Morue Française. The captain, Octave Fallut, had boarded with a widow in the Rue d'Étretat. He'd been sailing for La Morue Française for 15 years. [1931-REN]
Auguste Point's secretary. 42. Started to work for him as a typist when she was 17, just out of school. From a village near La Roche-sur-Yon. Her father was a butcher.
La-Motte-Picquet, Avenue de
La-Motte-Picquet, Avenue de. [Paris. 15e, Grenele - 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Rue de Grenelle to Boulevard de Grenelle]
François Ricain arranged for M to meet him in a bar called Le Métro, on the corner of Boulevard de Grenelle, and Avenue de La-Motte-Picquet.... Jacques Huguet said François and his wife must have eaten in a self-service place on the Avenue de La-Motte-Picquet, as they hadn't eaten at the Old Wine Press. [1966-VOL]
Lamotte, Victor. Léon Florentin said in addition to him Joséphine Papet had other friends, François Paré, Fernand Courcel, Victor Lamotte, and the young redhead [Jean-Luc Bodard].... Victor Lamotte lived in Bordeaux, in a house on the river in Les Chartrons, where all the old, established familes lived. In Paris he had a suite at the Hôtel Scribe, almost next door to his office in the Rue Auber. He was a winegrower, exporting mainly to Germany and Scandinavian countries. [1968-ENF]
Lamoureux, Concerts. see: Concerts Lamoureux
lamp. On M's desk was a lamp, darkened by a huge green shade. [1936-bea]
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.... 68. Had been married twice before Mary Lampson.
La Mulatière. Frédéric Michaux, better known as Fred the Boxer, was the landlord of the inn Le Pont du Grau, in La Mulatière. 330 yards farther on, a 30 hectare farm, with low buildings; Groux's, which was to be sold at auction at La Mulatière on Jan. 15. [1939-ven]
Lamure. The concierge at Émile Parendon's. M couldn't remember if it was Lamule or Lamure. He had worked on Rue des Saussaies for many years, a former inspector of Criminal Investigation, so he recognized M. [1968-HES]
Louise Voivin had lived with her husband, Ferdinand Voivin, a dealer in precious stones, and her sister Nicole Lamure, 18, born in Orléans.
Lancaster Hotel. Inspector Pyke had posted a man there, Fenton, red-haired, with a moustache, to check when Alain Lagrange got to the letter L. Fenton followed him to the Montreal, after which Alain lost him by jumping into a cab. [1952-REV]
Lancia. The girl who called M said she was 18, the daughter of a magistrate at La Rochelle. Her friend met her at the Gare de Montparnasse, with Marco, a man she said was her fiancé. They got into a red Lancia and stopped in front of a hotel. She ran away, called M from a bar. [1964-DEF]
Lancieux, Philippe de. Francine Josselin said that her brother, Philippe de Lancieux, was eight years younger. He had tuberculosis and went to Haute-Savoie from 5 to 12. Their mother had died a few days after he was born. Their father seemingly held it against Philippe, and started to drink. He sent Philippe to a Catholic school in Montmorency. He ran away at 14, and was found two days later in Le Havre. He was moved to another near Versailles. He enlisted in the Army and in May, 1940, was taken prisoner in the Ardennes, spending the war in Germany, in a camp, then a farm near Munich.... Philippe de Lancieux had been found dead, stabbed several times with a knife, near a bar on Avenue des Ternes. He'd been living for some months with a prostitute named Angèle. He'd told her he'd escaped from Fontevrault where he'd been serving a 20-year sentence. [1961-BRA]
Émilie Thouret's other sister was Céline Landin, Monique Thouret told M. Her husband, Julien, also worked for the railroad, like her uncle Albert Magnin. Julien Landin, Céline's husband, would be arriving on the Blue Train for the funeral.
Landru. [Henri Landru enticed women with offers of marriage and killed them after he had stripped them of all their assets. He was tried at the Seine-et-Oise Assizes Court and on being found guilty was sentenced to death for the murder of eleven women. On February 25, 1922 he was guillotined. (The Paris press was convinced that public opinion was as excited about the Stavisky-Prince affair as it had been by the cases of Landru and Violet Nozières. Assouline p.123. )]
In the space of half a century, there hadn't been more than a score of sensational cases, including the Bonnot case, the Mestorino case, the Landru case, the Sarrat case, and a few others.... [1950-MEM]
M felt like answering, "And Landru? Was that child's play too?" [1951-LOG]
Landry, Marcel. Came upstairs from the Hundred Keys Club to talk to M. About 35. M had known him when he was 18, just up from the provinces. His father was postmaster general at Angers or Tours, or some large town on the Loire. Had visited M with the press card of a scandal magazine. [1964-DEF]
Lange, Francine. Hélène Lange's younger sister, about 5 or 6 years younger, first worked in La Rochelle as a manicurist. Went to Paris, eventually returned to La Rochelle and bought a hairdressing establishment in Place des Armes. Unmarried, on holiday in Majorca when her sister was murdered.... blue-eyed, looked younger then the 40 she was. Had lived in Paris 11 years. Had had a child fifteen years earlier, Philippe Lange, she'd put with foster parents in the Vosges. [1967-VIC]
Lange, Hélène. Hélène Lange, 48, had been born at Marsilly, about 10 miles from La Rochelle. Her mother had kept a small dry goods store in the Place de l'Église. She was the elder of two daughters, had taken a course of shorthand and typing at La Rochelle. Later worked in a shipping office, and then went to Paris. [1967-VIC]
Langeron. Chinquier had located a door-to-door salesman, Langeron. He'd had an aperitif in a brasserie in Place de Clichy, and then a meal in a little restaurant in Rue Caulaincourt. Returning to the Avenue Junot, he'd seen a yellow Jaguar outside Norris Jonker's house, with a red "TT" in the license plate. Two men carrying a third came out to the car. [1963-FAN]
Mathilde Goldfinger's doctor, Dr. Langevin, was with her when Lognon arrived.
Langlois. The "antiquated clerk in long grey overalls" in records division, upstairs at the Quai des Orfèvres in the attics, where files were kept on everyone who had dealings with the police. M, looking for the records on Marcellin, asked after his wife, but was reminded that it was his mother-in-law who was ill. (She'd had an operation and went home the day before.) [1949-AMI]
Étienne Gouin said that at five past ten, one of his colleagues, Dr. Lanvin, had come up to see him.
La Pérouse. Dr Paul had called and asked M to get in touch. He was at the La Pérouse restaurant. [1953-TRO]
Lapie, Jules. M was there to investigate the murder of Jules Lapie, nicknamed Peg Leg.... Jules Lapie always kept his glass turned bottom up on the barrel in the cellar. He'd named his house Cape Horn.... Jules Lapie had had a huge head, a square jaw, thick grey eyebrows, and gray bristles all over his face, for he shaved but once a week. [1942-FEL]
Ernest Lapie called to his children, Étienne Lapie and Julie Lapie to keep out of the flower beds.
La Pie Qui Danse
La Pie Qui Danse. Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to La Pie Qui Danse, out in the country between Meulan and Apremont. [1963-FAN]
Sass & Lapinsky. Jewelry factory on the 2nd floor above Frans Steuvels' studio. Employed about 20 girls and 4 or 5 men.
La Planta Lapointe
La Planta. Éléonore Boursang spoke of speculating in the La Planta mines last August, an investment Henri Gallet thought was too risky. [1930-GAL]
Lapointe. see Maigret's Faithful Four (Les quatre fidèles de Maigret) by Murielle Wenger
M called little Lapointe into his office. 24. Father a bank clerk in Meulan. Youngest sister Germaine Lapointe, 18, lived with him, worked for a publisher on the Left Bank.... M had sent little Lapointe to investigate Frans Steuvels, under the guise of being a sanitary inspector.... Lapointe called M "Monsieur Maigret." He was longing to say "Chief" like Lucas or Janvier, but felt too much of a newcomer.... M asked Lapointe if he could drive. He said he'd had a license for two years, and M had him get the blue Peugeot to drive him down and Dr Paul to Lagny. [1949-MME]
24 years old, as he'd told Arlette.... Lapointe was sitting in his office when the policeman from the 9th brought Arlette to the QDO. ... Lapointe told M that he was the Albert who was Arlette's boyfriend. M said he hadn't remembered that Lapointe's name was Albert. M said "You haven't been with us very long..." Lapointe told M he had been with a school friend from Meulan, who didn't come to Paris often. They went out with Lapointe's sister, took her home, then went to Montmartre, where the Grasshopper gave them Picratt's card. About three weeks earlier. Arlette sat at their table. Lapointe went back the next day. [1950-PIC]
M called Janvier and Lapointe. Before giving them instructions he called the Brasserie Dauphine to have them send up beer and sandwiches.... Young Lapointe when he'd come in had wondered why M and his men were so grimly persistent. [1951-LOG]
M sent for Lapointe, told him to take the girl's clothes up to Moers, and then take the dress to a model agency in the Rue Saint-Florentin, to have someone the same size model the dress for a photo.... Lapointe could still blush, after two years in Police Headquarters! [1954-JEU]
M had Lapointe go to the National School of Civil Engineering, in the Rue des Saints-Pères. He used to lunch in a small restaurant almost opposite it. Told him to find out about Jules Piquemal.... Lapointe came in while M was talking on the phone to Auguste Point. The went together to the Ministry of Public Works, in one of the small black cars of Police Headquarters. M said "You drive."... M sent Lapointe to the of DeputiesChamber of Deputies to take deputy Joseph Mascoulin's statement. [1954-MIN]
His youth, eagerness, artless confusion when he thought he had committed a faux pas, amused M. He arrived at the Quai de Valmy after M, in a small black police car... referred to as "the little fellow" at the Quai des Orfèvres, because he was the youngest and most junior of the inspectors. Had caught Antoine Cristin , the errand boy for the Maison Pincemail. [1955-COR]
Lapointe appeared from time to time, as did Torrence, Mauvoisin - a new member of the force - and others.... Lapointe, wearing blue overalls, was steering a delivery tricycle around the streets of the Grands-Carrières district. With his cap over one ear and his cigarette stuck to his lower lip, he looked 18.... M motioned to Lapointe to stay where he was and to take down what was said during the interrogation of Marcel Moncin. [1955-TEN]
At the corner of the Rue des Saints-Pères M stopped, for he saw young Lapointe a hundred yards away, smoking a cigarette.... M wondered who was keeping watch near Gilbert Négrel's house, Lapointe, Gianini?... The newpaper article said Lapointe and Neveu had just left the Quai des Orfèvres. [1956-AMU]
M looked around for who to bring with him to the Hôtel George-V. Janvier was there, but working on the robbery with assault. He called to Lapointe to come, and told Lucas where they'd be. Young Lapointe looked up delightedly. They got a car; Lapointe drove.... There were three of them at Police Headquarters whose admiration for the superintendent amounted to a cult: Lucas, the oldest, Janvier, who had once been as young, as inexperienced and as enthusiastic as Lapointe, the third, "little Lapointe" as they called him.... Young Lapointe, although the newest member of the team, was beginning to know M. [1957-VOY]
M picked young Lapointe, who had less training and less experience, but who often passed for a student or young clerk, to follow up the Xavier Marton investigation. M sent him to the lingerie shop in the Rue Saint-Honoré .... M had taken him under his wing when he came to the Quai des Orfèvres two years earlier; he had made remarkable progress.... M decided to leave the door to the inspectors' office slightly ajar, and to install Lapointe there, who was a fairly good shorthand writer. [1957-SCR]
Lapointe had been sitting ready to take down the interrogation in shorthand.... Lapointe called. He said Bonfils was in the courtroom keeping close to Ginette Meurant. M said for him to stay close to her, and to get Jussieu as a backup with a car. [1959-ASS]
M sent for young Lapointe to give him some instructions. [1960-VIE]
Aristide Fumel was one of the few whom M addressed as tu. Another was Lucas, but not Janvier, though he couldn't say why not. And then the very young ones, like little Lapointe.... M had Lapointe deal with the problem of the 17-year-old daughter of a prominent man, who'd been going to drama school and had appeared in several crowd scenes in films. [1961-PAR]
Torrence said that in the office were Dupeu, interrogating a suspect in a jewel case, Vacher, and Lapointe had just come in. M told Torrence to have Lapointe go to the Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs and wait for him. When M arrived by taxi he saw a small black car belonging to Police Headquarters and Lapointe on the sidewalk smoking a cigarette. [1961-BRA]
Apart from his closest collaboarators, like Lucas, Janvier, Torrence, and, more recently, Lapointe, Dr Pardon was M's only friend.... M had Lucas tell Lapointe to come and pick him up by car. [1966-NAH]
Lapointe was little more than 25 years old.... M saw the truck from Records Department, Lapointe, and big Torrence arrive at the Rue Saint-Charles. He told Torrence to bring François Ricain back to his office. [1966-VOL]
M had Lapointe check on paper manufacturers for Morvan Vellum. After the third anonymous letter, M had Lapointe stay at the Émile Parendon's house. with Lamure.... Lapointe was in M's office when he got to the Quai des Orfèvres on the day of the murder. [1968-HES]
Lapointe came in while M was interrogating Théo Stiernet, and said that Fourquet had called.... Lapointe was typing with only two fingers, but he could type faster than most trained secretaries.... M gathered five of his inspectors for the search for Gilbert Pigou, Lucas, Lapointe, Lourtie, Torrence and Janvier. He left Lapointe on call in the office, ready to pick up M at any time.... M had Lapointe come with him to the Rue Fortuny. They took one of the little black police cars parked in the forecourt. [1969-VIN]
M was in conference with Janvier and Lapointe when Old Joseph came in with Léontine Antoine's request to see M. Lapointe saw her, told her he was 27 when she asked if he were M's son. Didn't look a day over 22. ... Lapointe told Janvier that one of his aunts was a patient in a mental hospital.... Lapointe often did duty as stenographer. He brought his shorthand pad to take down Angèle Louette's statement.... M told Lapointe to make sure not to take the car with the engine rattle to go to Le Grand Marcel's. [1970-FOL]
Janvier was the only one whom M regularly addressed by the familiar tu, though occasionally he did so to Lapointe, the most junior of the officers. M had Torrence take down the Louis Mahossier interview in shorthand. It was usually Lapointe, the most highly skilled stenographer in the department, but Torrence was competent enough. Lucas and Lapointe were on holiday. [1971-SEU]
It was now almost ten years since Lapointe had joined the Police Judiciaire. In those days he'd been known as "Little Lapointe". He'd been tall and lanky, but he'd gotten stouter, married, had two children.
Francis Decoin lived with Mme. Popineau, who they called La Popine. She had a pretty shop on the corner of the Rue de la République.... La Popine said the cooper's daughter was probably older than 14 or 15, "already well developed... nice little full breasts."
Lappe, Rue de
Lappe, Rue de. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue de la Roquette to Rue de Charonne]
The luggage room attendant at the Gare du Nord who'd taken the bag from Loraine Martin lived outside of Paris, somewhere near La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire, but played the trumpet after work in a dance band in the Rue de Lappe. [1950-noe]
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]
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]
Lapps. 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. [1929-30-LET]
That evening La Presse reported that Louis Viaud, 56, the butler, from Anseval, Nièvre, had shot a burglar.
La Presse Médicale
La Presse Médicale. The books under the bridge included Verlaine's "Sagesse", Bossuet's "Oraisons Funèbres," the second half of Las Cases' "Memorial de Sainte-Hélène," and an old issue of "La Presse Médicale." [1962-CLO]
The second floor tenants were the Larchers. Rose was their maid, from Normandy. M heard her yelling at one of the children, Jean-Paul! Jean-Paul!
Lardois, Raoul. M went to see Superintendent Raoul Lardois of the Gaming Squad. He'd joined the Judicial Police at the same time as M, and they were on Christian name terms. [1966-NAH]
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.... Jimmy MacDonald said Bill Larner was known as "Sweet Bill". Had left the US two years earlier, and spent a few months in Havana before sailing for Europe. One of the best con men in America.... Bill Larner was 40, born in Omaha.
La Rochefoucauld, Rue de
La Rochefoucauld, Rue de. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Saint-Lazare to Rue Pigalle]
The police station was almost opposite, behind Picratt's, on the Rue de la Rochefoucauld. From where they stood they could both see the blue lanterns and the policemen's bicycles against the wall. [1950-PIC]
M had completely forgotten that the Second District was Lognon's sector - Lognon, who his colleagues called "Old Grouch". But maybe Lognon wasn't on night duty in the Rue de La Rochefoucauld.
La Rochelle. [seaport, W France, capital, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1968: 73,347. on Bay of Biscay, 124 mi. SW of Tours.]
The girl who called M said she was 18, the daughter of a magistrate at La Rochelle. Her friend met her at the Gare de Montparnasse, with Marco, a man she said was her fiancé. They got into a red Lancia and stopped in front of a hotel. She ran away, called M ... Nicole Prieur had told M her friend's name was Laure Dubuisson, daughter of a fishseller in La Rochelle. [1964-DEF]
Rose Vatan asked M if he'd stay for dinner. She was born in La Rochelle, had mouclade, chaudrée Fourrassienne - M knew it, made of eel, baby sole, cuttlefish... M said he'd been to La Rochelle, and to Fourras.... Rose said she could offer M 2 or 3 dozen scallops her 75-year-old mother had just sent from La Rochelle. Said she'd made duck à l'orange... M had the scallops and caneton à l'orange for dinner. [1966-VOL]
François Paré's eldest daughter was married to a shipowner in La Rochelle.... Joséphine Papet had told Fernand Courcel her father was a fisherman in La Rochelle, drowned at sea. She had four younger brothers and sisters...
La Roche-sur-Yon. [commune, W France, capital, Vendée dept. pop. 1968: 36,067. 37 mi. S of Nantes.]
M said he'd have to call the Public Prosecutor at La Roche-sur-Yon.... Judge Forlacroix called Dr. Brénéol to ask about a good nursing home around La Roche-sur-Yon. He recommended the Villa Albert Premier. [1940-JUG]
Philippe Bellamy had driven to La Roche-sur-Yon with his sister-in-law, Lili Godreau, where she went to a piano concert.... M took the phone and asked the operator for La Roche-sur-Yon 118, the Examining Magistrate. [1947-VAC]
La Rose. see: Trochu, Rose
Jaquette Larrieu was the housekeeper of the Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire, who had retired 12 years earlier, and had been living in Paris in his flat in the Rue Saint-Dominique. She'd been with him for 42 years. That morning she'd found him dead, in his study, shot a number of times.
Larrouy. Larrouy, who'd been left in the Lucile Duffieux's room, complained that Mansuy had promised to send someone to relieve him. [1947-VAC]
Mme. Francine Josselin was in the hands of Dr. Larue, the family doctor, a friend of Saint-Hubert's.... Dr. Larue was a small, chubby man, broad-shouldered, a man who would never lose his composure, dignity or gentleness. In spite of his 50-odd years, his blue eyes still showed innocence and fear of causing pain.
Larue et Georget LaSalle, Boulevard de Las Cases
Larue et Georget. The letter from Émile Duffieux was written on paper with the heading of the local printers, Larue et Georget, where he had worked. [1947-VAC]
LaSalle, Boulevard de. [Vichy] Mme. Vireveau said she almost bumped into a man at the corner of Boulevard de LaSalle and Rue du Bourbonnais. [1967-VIC]
Las Cases. [Las Cases, Emmanuel(-Augustin-Dieu-donné-Joseph), comte de. born 1766, Languedoc, Fr., died 1842, Passy. French historian best-known as the recorder of Napoleon's last conversations on St. Helena, the publication of which contributed greatly to the Napoleonic legend in Europe. His Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène was the first defense of Napoleon after his defeat.]
La Serte, Louise.
There'd been a knifing on the Rue de Flandre, and the Countess Louise Paverini, née Louise La Serte's attempted suicide.
La Seyne-sur-Mer. [seaport commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1968: 43,783. on Mediterranean Sea 4 mi. SW of Toulon; shipbuilding center.]
René Delfosse's uncle Lasnier, the chocolate maker of the Rue Léopold. Comfortable, well-dressed man about 50. Reported that no money was missing from the till the day before, when Delfosse claimed to have taken it from there.
La Source. A man who'd been a waiter at La Source in Ernest Malik's student days said Malik made his living playing poker. [1945-FAC]
Lassagne. The evening papers called it a "New Petiot Case". The article was written by little Lassagne, one of the sharpest-witted reporters.... Lassagne, thin and red-faced, lively as a monkey.... Lassagne had found another case of a doctor, in the South of France, where the corpse of one of his patients had been found in his cupboard. [1956-AMU]
Lassave, Nina. Marcel Vivien's girlfriend. Had her own apartment on the Boulevard Rochechouart, not very far from Place Pigalle, inherited from her mother who had died the year before. A pharmacy on one side, bakery on the other. Had worked in a lingerie shop in Rue Lepic when she first took up with Vivien, but quit soon after. When she became Louis Mahossier's girl friend as well, Vivien strangled her in a fit of rage. [1971-SEU]
The weedy little fair-haired man who taught them Latin used to say "You wen't allow us to forget that we were descended from apes, I see, Master Florentin [Léon Florentin].
Latin America. Mortimer-Levingston was tall, slim, with a small head, black hair, parted in the middle. Looked like a Latin American. [1929-30-LET]
Jean Maura had been seen talking to a Chilean woman on the ship, who was leaving the next day for Latin America on one of the Grace Line ships.
Latin Quarter. M had put two men to finding out about Jean Ducrau, in the Quartier Latin, the École des Chartes and at Charenton. [1933-ECL]
M took his wife to a seafood restaurant in the Latin Quarter, with a glassed in terrace pleasantly warmed by a charcoal heater. M even had some sea urchins, flown in that day from the Midi.They had a bottle of Pouilly Fumé with their grilled red mullet.... It was so warm that M and Mme M walked home from the Latin Quarter, making a detour to walk throught the Ile Saint-Louis. [1968-HES]
Jacques Riolle was the bookkeeper, who'd only been there a few months. Really only dealt with petty cash. About 40, bachelor, lived in a family boardinghouse in the Latin Quarter.... Gilbert Pigou had lived in the Latin Quarter when he met Liliane [Liliane Pigou], his future wife. [1969-VIN]
Dr. Florian remembered that Dr. Amadieu, a psychiatrist who worked at Sainte-Anne and lived in the Latin Quarter, was a mutual friend.
La Tour d'Argent
La Tour d'Argent. People in the lobby were waiting to go off to Maxim's or La Tour d'Argent, or some other restaurant of the same caliber. [1957-VOY]
71 Rue Lepic. One of the dancers at Pickwick's Bar. They said at the bar he'd gone to his country place in La Varenne. José had called Pepito Moretto, who'd killed Torrence at the Majestic Hotel, then come to Pickwick's Bar, waited for M and shot him.... News came in from the Courcelles district. José Latourie had been found dead outside the gate of the Parc Monceau, three knife wounds, also killed by Pepito.
Latuile. Picot, the officer outside Police Headquarters along with Latuile, his old friend, when Léontine Antoine first came by. [1970-FOL]
Latvia. Pietr was of uncertain nationality, but Nordic origin, probably Latvian or Estonian. Spoke Russian, French, English and German fluently.... 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.
L'Auberge aux Noyés
L'Auberge aux Noyés. There was no village, just a single inn, the Auberge des Pêcheurs, and M knew that it was known locally as L'Auberge aux Noyés, the Drowned Men's Inn. [1937-38-noy]
Lauer, Émile. Émile Lauer, Philippe Lauer's father, was short-sighted, like Philippe. He'd said it was M's fault Philippe had joined the police, instead of looking for a good job in a bank. [1934-MAI]
Mme M was looking out the diamond-paned window, her hair in curling pins: "It's Philippe", M's nephew.... Philippe Lauer turned up his collar to hide that he was wearing a dinner jacket, but people turned to stare at his patent leather shoes.... Philippe Lauer was a great, plump, red-haired lad with a pink complexion; shortsighted, with glasses. He was Mme M's sister's son, born down in Alsace, and M had got him into the Quai des Orfèvres.
Laughton, Charles. [Charles Laughton [1899-1962]. Anglo-American actor, b. Scarborough, England. A large, versatile character actor, Laughton was successful both in films and on the stage. In The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), his lusty portrait of the king won him the Academy Award, see: Laughton as Maigret.]
Laurence Amorelle. see: Amorelle, Laurence
Laurence Cuendet. see: Cuendet, Laurence
Laurence Decoin. see: Decoin, Laurence
Laurence Malik. see: Malik, Laurence
Laurence Naud. see: Naud, Laurence
Laurence Van Offel. see: Van Offel, Laurence
see: Wilfur, Laurence
Laurencin, Marie. [(Fête de danse, color lithograph, 1937) Marie Laurencin [1885-1957] French artist, born in Paris, best known for portraits of women in misty pastel colors.]
On the walls of Gérard Batille's drawing room were Picassos of the blue period, Renoirs, and Marie Laurencins. Pale blue and pink seemed to be the colors of the house, as in the Marie Laurencin paintings.
The new victim was Jeanine Laurent, a maid working for the Durandeaus on Rue de Clignancourt. 19. M had her body sent to the Forensic Institute and had someone inform Dr Paul.
Lausanne. [commune, capital of Vaud canton, W Switzerland, on N shore of Lake of Geneva, 32 NE of Geneva. pop. 1970: 137,833.]
The only town Justine Cuendet had ever known before Paris was Lausanne.
Lausanne-Palace. At the Swissair counter they told M Louise Paverini usually stayed at the Lausanne-Palace, suite 214. [1957-VOY]
One of the two girls who'd gone with Willy Marco was Lia Lauwenstein, born in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg in 1903. Lived mostly on the Riviera.
Laval and Piollet La Vallette
Laval and Piollet. Maîtres. Consultant Solicitors Juliette Martin had contacted on Nov. 16 with regard to Raymond Couchet's will. [1931-OMB]
La Vallette. Blanc said Alfred Meurant was living in a boarding house called the Eucalyptus [les Eucalyptus], quite a way outside Toulon on the hill between Faron and La Vallette. [1959-ASS]
Justin Lavancher lived on the first floor right at Aline's. Métro inspector, wife, 16-year-old daughter went to an art school on Boulevard des Batignolles.. Maid lived in the attic.
Lavandou, Le La Varenne La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire
Lavandou, Le. see: Le Lavandou Marcellin tied up his boat at Giens, Saint-Tropez or Le Lavandou when he left Porquerolles. [1949-AMI]
La Varenne. At Pickwick's Bar they said José Latourie had gone to his country place in La Varenne. [1929-30-LET]
La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire. The luggage room attendant at the Gare du Nord who'd taken the bag from Loraine Martin lived outside of Paris, somewhere near La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire, but played the trumpet after work in a dance band in the Rue de Lappe. [1950-noe]
M saw a figure silhouetted on the staircase which might have come straight from the cover of La Vie Parisienne. Félicien Gendreau was wearing a dress suit, a cloak and an opera hat. He was thin and old, his trim mustache with its turned up points was obviously dyed. [1948-PRE]
At 12:00 M was sitting in the discrict commissariat of La Villette, the third he'd been to that morning, where he found a report of a body found in the Seine which must have been Old Ulrich. [1931-GUI]
M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the one Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had taken. No. 48 came from the depot at La Villette, the cabby's name, Eugène Cornille. He usually kept his cab on the Place Saint-Augustin, and went to eat at Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. [1948-PRE]
Lucas had found a box with Louise Filon's birth certificate: Louise Marie Josephine Filon, born in Paris, 18th, daughter of Louis Filon, tripe seller, Rue de Cambrai, near the slaughter houses of La Villette, and Philippine Le Flem, washerwoman. [1953-TRO]
The previous night, as The Two Brothers was drawing away from the dock at La Villette, headed for the Saint-Martin Canal, they had churned up a lot of mud, as they were overweight... M saw Lapointe chase a young man toward La Villette from Chez Calas. [1955-COR]
M walked as far as the Law Courts, went into the café on the corner for a glass of rum. [1969-VIN]
M went up to the attics of the Law Courts building, where Moers' empire was: the Forensic Laboratory.... M told Line he'd take them to the Central Police Station [Dépôt] first, in the basement of the Law Courts [Palais de Justice].
Law Courts Bar Law School
Law Courts Bar. At the Law Courts Bar M went for a beer with Lapointe. M made a sign to a bartender he'd known for 20 years. [1959-ASS]
Law School. Pierre Nahour had studied at the Law School in Paris, then at the Institute of Comparative Law. [1966-NAH]
Fernande said two or three times they mentioned the Lawyer. She thought it was Germain Cageot.
Lay. Adine Hulot said there was a bridge over the river Lay, and Justin Hulot would wait for M there. [1940-JUG]
Lazicourt. Émile Ducrau called out to Vachet, "Your brother's been held up at Lazicourt..." ... Gassin had been writing a letter to his sister: Mme. Emma Chatereau, Café des Maraîchers, Lazicourt (Haute-Marne). [1933-ECL]
Lucas called that Superintendent Manicle of the 14th had a murder in a small private house in the Avenue du Parc-Montsouris, a Lebanese named Félix Nahour. The charwoman had found the body.
Lebanon Le Bébé Rose Lebel
Lebanon. Fouad Ouéni was born in Takla, Lebanon. [1966-NAH]
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]
Lebel. Inspector Lebel had taken Marcel Vivien's fingerprints at the crime scene. [1971-SEU]
M called Dr Pardon to ask if he knew who Dr J-- of Boulevard Haussmann was. Pardon said he'd check the Medical Register, and found it was Dr Philippe Jave, probably 45, sound practitioner, good-looking. The other doctor was Gilbert Négrel, about 30, one of Professor Lebier's assistants. Lebier was known to be fussy about his associates, and difficult to get along with.
Leboeuf. Inspector Leboeuf, from the 1st arrondissement, who knew Les Halles intimately, had learned that Gilbert Pigou had had a room in the Rue de la Grande-Truanderie. [1969-VIN]
Lebon, François. Jules said François Lebon, the heavy set man with a red neck at the bar, had been there last night too. He'd worked on the roads for thirty years, then had an accident, and got a pension. [1969-TUE]
M handed Lucas some mail about the Lebourg case.
Le Bourget. [Paris - Le Bourget Airport, in Le Bourget, Bonneuil-en-France, and Dugny, 6.9 mi NNE of Paris. It is now used only for general aviation (business jets) as well as air shows. The airport started commercial operations in 1919 and was for long Paris's only airport until the construction of Orly Airport in 1932. It is most famous as the landing site for Charles Lindbergh's historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927.... Wikipedia]
Dr Pardon had been on the staff at Val-de-Grâce, an assistant of Lebraz.
Lebraz, Emile Le Bret, Maxime
Lebraz, Emile. 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. Alain Lagrange came out of building 7B. Lebraz asked the concierge, and she said he'd not stopped with her, but left after she demanded why he was there. Lebraz went to the corner of Rue de Longchamp, but no one was there. [1952-REV]
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]
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]
Someone had called Paul Fabre to 28 Rue Julie, named Lesage or Lechat or Lachat.
Lechat Le Chat Botté Le Ciel du Lit
Lechat. Inspector Lechat was with the flying squad at Draguignan. Called from Porquerolles to inform M of Marcellin's murder. M didn't remember him immediately. A small, thin, fair-haired man. He had met him at Luçon, in the Vendée, where, "as a result of some rather complicated administrative postings" M had been sent for a few months. On M's arrival at Hyères with Inspector Pyke, Lechat greeted them wearing a light suit and shirt with an open collar, hatless, espadrilles on his feet. He technically should have called M "Chief Inspector" but familiarly called him "Chief". He arranged for a boat to bring them to the island, where he had booked rooms for them at the Arche de Noé. When M later asked of his wife, he learned she'd left him 8 years earlier, and remembered that if people at Luçon had talked of his wife it had been because she regularly deceived him. M considered him a good man, a little young, a little excitable, easily agitated; would have liked to have had him on his squad. He knew the Midi, but had only visited Porquerolles once or twice. He rowed M and Pyke to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox's yacht near the conclusion of the investigation. [1949-AMI]
Le Chat Botté. Some of the clubs Gérard Sabin-Levesque went to were on the match boxes: Le Chat Botté, La Belle Hélène, Cric-Crac. [1972-CHA]
Le Ciel du Lit. The Ciel du Lit on the Rue de Ponthieu was still run by the same person, Marcel Lenoir, who lived in the same building. [1972-CHA]
Le Clinche, Pierre. Pierre Le Clinche had been a pupil of Jorissen's, 20, sailed 3 months earlier on the Océan, a Fécamp trawler which fished cod in Newfoundland. A few hours after the ship had returned, the captain's body was found. Le Clinche had been arrested. [1931-REN]
Le Cloaguen, Catherine. see: Biron
Le Cloaguen, Octave. Ship's surgeon, retired. 68. 13 Boulevard des Batignolles. The name in the identification papers used by Picard, the old man found in Mlle. Jeanne's kitchen, actually, her father. [1941-SIG]
Lecocq d'Arneville, Armand. Armand Lecocq d'Arneville said the picture in the paper of Louis Jeunet was his brother, Jean Lecocq d'Arneville. 35. Born in Liège. A messenger in a factory in Issy-les-Moulineaux, lived in Grenelle with his wife. Had enlisted in the army at 16, applied to be sent to the Congo. Stayed there a month and hid in Matadi a week, then stowed away on a passenger ship for Paris. Was caught, did time, escaped, and came to France. He'd done all kinds of jobs, slept in Les Halles, never tried to get back to Belgium. [1930-31-PHO]
Lecoeur called M from the Faubourg-Saint-Denis police station. Gaston Grimal, a businessman from the provinces, Clermont-Ferrand, going along Rue de Maubeuge, had been accosted by Alain Lagrange with a gun who demanded his wallet, "please", then ran away towards Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1952-REV]
Lecoeur was on duty in front of the QDO when Léontine Antoine came to see M.
Lecoeur, Désiré. The chief C.I.D. officer at Clermont-Ferrand was Lecoeur, who used to work under M in Paris.... Lecoeur had known M was in Vichy, had been an inspector on M's staff at the QDO. He was now Divisional Superintendent at Clermont-Ferrand, the chief C.I.D. officer.... Lecoeur was barely 5 years younger than M. (48) 4 children eldest eighteen, a boy, developing into a swimming champion.... M noticed that Lecoeur had put on weight, and that there were some white hairs in his red moustache, his blue eyes innocent, childlike. [1967-VIC]
M had to be in court to give evidence in the case of René Lecoeur, 22, who had battered his aunt to death with a bottle.
Lecoeur Works Lecoin
Lecoeur Works. Edgar Fagonet's father, Albert Fagonet, had been foreman at the Lecoeur Works in Lille. [1939-MAJ]
Lecoin. M got a call from Lecoin, Chief of the Vice Squad, while he was home eating lunch. He was about 10 years younger than M, lived on the Boulevard Voltaire, nearby. He had six or seven children. [1962-COL]
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.
Le Commerce Français Leconte-de-Lisle, Rue
Le Commerce Français. On the second floor, the plate bore the words Le Commerce Français; Sergeant Lucas opened the door and asked if Oscar Laget was there. [1936-fen]
Leconte-de-Lisle, Rue. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Avenue Théophile-Gautier to Rue Pierre-Guérin]
M tried to call Jean-Charles Gaillard but misdialed and got Lecot's, the chemist.
Le Coudray. The lock keeper of Le Coudray was a lean, depressed-looking man in a corduroy suit. [1936-pen]
Lecureur, Jean. The head clerk was Jean Lecureur.... M. Jean Lecureur was younger than M had expected, about 50, dark, with a small mustache. [1972-CHA]
Mme Lecuyer, the concierge at 17b Place des Vosges, said she had 22 tenants.
Ledent. There was a newspaper article, "Divisional Inspector Maigret of the Police Judiciaire, though well below the age limit, has asked for and obtained permission to retire. He relinquishes his post next week and will probably be replaced by Inspector Ledent." Six more days. [1933-ECL]
Ledent arrived, a young police surgeon whom M knew, and who shook his hand warmly.
Ledent, F Le Désir Le Doux Frisson
Ledent, F. The clockmaker of the black marble clock in M's office and the other offices. [1962-CLI]
Le Désir. Martine Gilloux had met Ferdinand Fumal at a little nightclub in Montmartre, Le Désir. [1956-ECH]
Le Doux Frisson. Blanche Bonnard had another club, Le Doux Frisson, in Montmartre, Rue Fontaine. [1972-CHA]
M read again the note from the magistrate: A family affair; interview Cécile Ledru, but act only with the utmost circumspection. She was 28, good-looking.
Leduc. M received a letter from Leduc, an old friend who had retired two years earlier from the Police Judiciaire, to settle down to country life in Dordogne.... Leduc would be waiting for him at the station.... Leduc arrived in Bergerac in his old Ford. He'd adopted a meerschaum pipe, whose cherry stem could be seen projecting from his pocket. [1932-FOU]
One of the youngest inspectors in the department. M gave him 2 sets of Marcel Vivien's photos to deliver to the main evening papers.
Leer. [commerical and manufacturing city, Lower Saxony, Germany, near right bank of lower Ems river, 34 mi. WNW of Oldenburg. pop. 1969: 29,964.]
At Leer the train emptied, except for M and the man.
Leeuwarden. [commercial and industrial commune, capital of Friesland prov., N Netherlands, on the Ee river. pop. 1970: 88,668. steel, textiles, paper, dairy products.]
Lee, Wo. Sergeant Ward said he took Bessie Mitchell to the Penguin Bar where his friends, four other Air Force men, were waiting: Sergeant Dan Mullins, Corporal Jimmy Van Fleet, Sergeant Ted O'Neil, and Wo Lee. Wo Lee was a Chinese who looked barely 16. [1949-CHE]
Le Flem, Philippine.
Lucas had found a box with Louise Filon's birth certificate: Louise Marie Josephine Filon, born in Paris, 18th, daughter of Louis Filon, tripe seller, Rue de Cambrai, near the slaughter houses of La Villette, and Philippine Le Flem, washerwoman.
Le Fouquet Le Français Left Bank
Le Fouquet. see: Fouquet's
Le Français. Café were M met François Lagrange's daughter, on the terrace, when she took time off from her shop to meet him. [1952-REV]
Left Bank. Dufour called to say they were at the Citanguette, a café for bargemen, on the Left Bank, between Grenelle and Issy-les-Moulineaux. [1930-31-TET]
On the same floor of the little hotel in which M first lived in Paris, on the Left Bank, was a man of about 40 who interested him. He once met him at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Michel talking to someone who would have been described, at that period, as an 'apache'. [1950-MEM]
About two years earlier Lulu [Louise Filon] had gotten sick; they took her to a hospital on the Left Bank for an operation, and she'd been cured. Soon after she had a flat on the Rue La Fayette. [1953-TRO]
Lapointe had picked the Left Bank section around Boulevard Saint-Germain; he knew it well because he lived there. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]
Lucas radioed to M that it seemed like Julien Mila was headed towards the Left Bank by taxi.
Legaille. At the Palais de Justice, in one of the big offices in the Public Prosecutor's department, M found the Prosecutor himself, M. Dupont d'Hastier, and M. Legaille, the Examining Magistrate in charge of the hold-up inquiry, and Superintendent Buffet, and old colleague from the 'other branch', the Sûreté Nationale. [1961-PAR]
Legendre, Henri. Henri Legendre was an industrialist, commuted between Paris and Rouen. Marie-France Legendre was his second wife, 15 years younger than he. They had a place at Maisons-Lafitte, where they had regular week-end parties. [1969-VIN]
Henri Legendre was an industrialist, commuted between Paris and Rouen. Marie-France was his second wife, 15 years younger than he.
Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor. [Legion of Honor, officially Royal Order of the Legion of Honor, French Ordre royale de la légion d'honneur, premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon Bonaparte, then first consul, on May 19, 1802, as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion provided that anyone admitted swears to uphold liberty and equality.]
Le Glen. The mayor said the Pretty Emma had belonged to a man named Le Glen or Le Glérec [Léon Le Glérec], that the Pretty Emma had been seized when it arrived at a small port near New York, carrying cocaine. At that time, most freighters, especially those that carried salt to Newfoundland, were involved in smuggling liquor. [1931-JAU]
Le Glérec, Léon.
The mayor said the Pretty Emma had belonged to a man named Le Glen or Le Glérec.... My found a letter to Emma from Léon Le Glérec, saying that the Quimper priest would bless his new boat, the Pretty Emma, next week. He'd make good money carrying onions to England, and they could get married.... M asked Léon Le Glérec to tell the story of what happened to the Pretty Emma.
Le Goënec Legrand
Le Goënec. Blanc had a man recently come in from Brest, Le Goënec, unknown at the Eucalyptus, so he send him there. [1959-ASS]
Legrand. Legrand, secretary of the Ivry Police Station greeted them. M was vaguely acquainted with the Ivry superintendent, of a younger generation. [1958-TEM]
Le Grand Marcel.
35. Actual name was Marcel Montrond. Tall, thin, bony. Lived at 27 Boulevard des Batignolles. ... Billy Louette said he'd run into his mother on the Boulevard Saint-Germain a few weeks ago with a man known as Le Grand Marcel, rumored to be a pimp.... Said he'd been having an apéritif on the terrace of a café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain at the time Léontine Antoine had been killed. Went to dinner at Chez Lucio's on the Quai de la Tournelle with Angèle Louette, and to a movie. Had been arrested four times for procuring. Suspected of being tied up with the Corsican gang that had caused so much commotion in Paris a few years back.... In front of his rooms was parked his red convertible, 10 years old. Room 23, second floor. He said he was fed up with the "Sergent-Major" as he called Angèle Louette, and was leaving for Toulon. Said he could be reached there c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad.... Angèle Louette said Le Grand Marcel's mother was still alive, and lived in a small town in central France.... The 2nd foor tenant said she recognized Marcel's picture as someone who'd bumped into her on the stairs.... Le Grand Marcel was found in the harbor at Toulon, a .38 calliber bullet between his eyes. Marella figured it was someone from Nice, Cannes or Marseilles, that Pepito Giovanni had had brought in. Certainly wouldn't be in Toulon any longer.
Le Grau-du-Roi Le Grelot
Le Grau-du-Roi. Léon Florentin had said he had a plan for developing the coastline between Le-Grau-du-Roi and Palavas as a luxury seaside resort. [1968-ENF]
Le Grelot. Lognon said he'd spoken to a taxi driver outside the night-club Le Grelot, Léon Zirkt, 53, who lived at Levallois-Perret. [1954-JEU]
Legros. 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. [1937-38-not]
The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines was well-known.
Le Guérec et Laurent
Le Guérec et Laurent. The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines was well-known. [1956-AMU]
Le Guérec, Éveline. Philippe Jave settled in Issy-les-Moulineaux after his marriage 5 years ago to Éveline Le Guérec, 16 years his junior, making her 28 at the time of her death. The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines was well-known. The senior Le Guérec died two years later, leaving the Concarneau business to his son, Yves Le Guérec, and his daughter. The Javes had a baby daughter, Michèle Le Guérec, 3. [1956-AMU]
Le Guérec, Yves.
The senior Le Guérec died two years later, leaving the Concarneau business to his son, Yves, and his daughter, Éveline Le Guérec.
Le Havre. [commercial seaport, N France, Seine-Maritime dept. pop. 1968: 199,509. on the English Channel on the N side of the Seine estuary, 110 mi. WNW of Paris. Principal French port for transatlantic passenger liners; major port for Paris region and NW France.]
La Bréauté station, where M left the main-line train from Paris to Le Havre, gave him a foretaste of Fécamp.... Hans [Hans Johansson] moved to Le Havre, where he met Berthe, Berthe Swaan.... Léon asked M not to talk to loud, as a commerical traveler from Le Havre was in the next room and had to catch a 5:00 am train the next day. [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]
Louis Pélardeau told Lecoeur he had inherited a wire drawing business near Le Havre from his father. Eventually built a plant in Rouen, then Strasbourg. Head office on Boulevard Voltaire in Paris. [1967-VIC]
Le Journal de la Boucherie.
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.
Le Lavandou. Marcellin tied up his boat at Giens, Saint-Tropez or Le Lavandou when he left Porquerolles. [1949-AMI]
Maître. M. Henri Monfils' legal adviser, as fat as Monfils was thin. Came to see M while he was eating lunch at Désiré's with Spencer Oats. Said he'd heard Juliette Boynet had likely been Charles Dandurand's mistress at Fontenay-le-Comte. M said he wasn't surprised.
Lemaire. Lucas said Janvier, Lemaire and Lapointe were available to accompany M to Quai de Valmy. [1955-COR]
The old lady told of Alain Lemaire, a dentist practicing opposite the post office. When Éveline Jave was 16 he'd been married 5 years and had 2 children. He had an affair with Éveline and his wife left with the children, returning to her parents' home in Rennes, from which she wrote for a divorce.
Le Mans. [commercial and manufacturing city, NW France, capital, Sarthe dept. pop. 1968: 143,246. on Sarthe river 117 mi. SW of Paris.]
Dorothy Payne had married Aldo de Rocca, an Italian artificial silk magnate with a passion for motor cars who raced at Le Mans every year.
Le Métro. François Ricain arranged for M to meet him in a bar called Le Métro, on the corner of Boulevard de Grenelle, and Avenue de La-Motte-Picquet. [1966-VOL]
Lemke. Mme. Keller's mother's sister, who lived in Strasbourg, left her the money. She'd married a man named Lemke after she was 45, worked at a hospital. Shortly before WWII, Lemke was a patient there, a dealer in scrap metal who had a bad reputation in Alsace. During the war he dealt with the Germans, made a lot of money. After the Liberation the French Forces of the Interior hunted for him. They fled to Spain and sailed for South America, Argentina. One day they took a plane to Brazil and it crashed, killing them both. [1962-CLO]
Le Moniteur des Cuirs et Peaux.
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.
Le Mourillon. M knew Toulon well enough to know that if Gaston Meurant went further back behind Quai Cronstadt, or chance brought him to Le Mourillon, he'd find the information he was looking for. [1959-ASS]
Lena Leinbach. See: Leinbach, Lena [1936-arr]
lengths of the Maigrets.
see How Many Maigrets?
Lenoir, Florence. Mrs. Florence Wilton, née Florence Lenoir. Her mother did ironing at a laundry in the Rue de Rennes, her father was in the police. She was in a troupe of dancing girls at the Casino de Paris. [1961-PAR]
Le Ciel du Lit on the Rue de Ponthieu was still run by the same person, Marcel Lenoir, who lived in the same building.
Lenôtre. [Lenôtre, Théodore Gosselin, French historian, born near Metz (1857-1935), author of readable and anectdotal works on the French Revolution. Acad. Fr.]
Retired dentist, first class bowls player. He had had a dentist's surgery in a smart district of Bordeaux, come to Porquerolles for a holiday, and almost never left since. Wore no collar and had his hair cut by Morin-Coiffeur; married a girl in the island. [1949-AMI]
Léonard. At that time of day, the hotel proprietors, Mme. Léonard, always with her spectacles on, was talking to the chef, and M. Léonard was emerging from the celler. [1947-VAC]
Félix Jubert explained to M that they'd be the only people at the Léonards who weren't connected to the Bridges and Highways Department.
Léonard. Germaine Baboeuf said she'd known a policeman once, Léonard. [1948-PRE]
Léonard Lachaume. see: Lachaume, Léonard
see: Planchon, Léonard
Léon-Blum, Place. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard Voltaire to Avenue Parmentier]
M crossed the Place Léon-Blum and went into the police station on the ground floor of the municipal building. [1966-NAH]
M went into an old-fashioned bar, Chez Jules, 50 yeards away and called the police of the 11th arrondissement, nearby on the Place Léon-Blum, which used to be called the Place Voltaire.
Léon, Chez. see: Chez Léon
Léone. Mlle. Ageless, but probably well over 50. Her mother looked 80. ...Had been Max Kaplan's secretary. Lived with her mother. Opened a little shop in the Rue de Clignancourt in Montmartre, Le Bébé Rose selling layettes and baby things. [1952-BAN]
Léon Florentin. see: Florentin, Léon
Léonie Birard. see: Birard, Léonie
Léon Le Glérec. see: Le Glérec, Léon
Léon Moutel. see: Moutel, Léon
Léontine Antoine. see: Antoine, Léontine
Léontine Faverges. see: Faverges, Léontine
Léontine Marchaud. see: Marchaud, Léontine
Léontine Meurant. see: Meurant, Léontine
Léontine Moreau. see: Moreau, Léontine
Léontine Page. see: Page, Léontine
Léontine Papet. see: Papet, Léontine
Léon Wurmster. see: Wurmster, Léon
see: Zirkt, Léon
Léopold. [King Leopold II of Belgium, reigned 1865-1909.]
Jules Lapie had made his will witnessed by Ernest Forrentin and François Lepape, both of Jeanneville, in the district of Orgeval.
Le Paradis. A year later Charles Dandurand acquired Le Paradis in Béziers for Juliette Boynet Boynet, one of the most profitable establishments of its kind in the country. She owned many houses of prostitution. [1940-CEC]
At 28 Fred Alfonsi was in Marseilles, supplying brothels. No convictions, but he got in trouble because of a 17-year-old girl he placed in Le Paradis of Béziers with false papers.
Le Parc aux Cerfs Le Pecq Le Peletier, Rue
Le Parc aux Cerfs. The nightclub Adrien Josset had visited at 1:30. Ninouche had been doing her strip act. He bought a whiskey for Marina, the hostess, and for himself. [1959-CON]
Le Pecq. 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]
Le Peletier, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard des Italiens to Rue de Châteaudun]
Le Petit Var.
(newspaper) said it was because Marcellin mentioned M that he was killed, according to Ginette. (Draguignan is the capital of, and Hyères is in, Var dept.)
Lepic Hôtel Lepic, Rue
Lepic Hôtel. see: Hôtel Lepic
Lepic, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Boulevard de Clichy to Place Jean-Baptiste-Clément]
Albert Marcinelle lived in a small room in a hotel on Rue Lepic.... Berthe said she'd met her neighbor shopping several times in the Rue Lepic. Her husband went out at the same time hunting in the second-hand bookshops in the Boulevard Rochechouart. [1937-38-ber]
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.... The taxi driver that Lamballe had sent was usually parked in the Place Pigalle. Had eaten lunch in a restaurant in Rue Lepic. [1949-MME]
The taller of the two women walked up Rue Pigalle to Rue Lepic.... 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. [1950-PIC]
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. [1954-JEU]
July 21, Georgette Lecoin, married, 2 children, 31, lived on Rue Lepic, going down Rue Tholozé, nearly opposite a dance hall, stabbed once. ... M told the driver to go to the upper end of Rue Lepic. They went past the Moulin de la Galette and he looked at the spot where Joséphine Simmer had been found.... March 3, Rue Lepic, a little above the Moulin de la Galette, Joséphine Simmer, born at Mulhouse, stabbed once in the back. [1955-TEN]
Hortense Malletier, abortionist on the Rue Lepic, where Annette Duché had gone with Adrien Josset. 4th floor of an old building near the Moulin de la Galette. When they'd gone, Adrien had left his car on the Boulevard de Clichy, and they'd walked over to Rue Lepic. [1959-CON]
Lapointe called from a bright bar on the Rue Lepic, where the customers remembered Léonard Planchon.... Antoinette Lesourd, called Sylvie, had met Planchon at a brasserie on the Rue Lepic.... Roger Prou had been living alone at the end of Rue Lepic in the Hôtel Beauséjour, before he moved into the Planchon's.... Rue Tholozé leads into the Rue Lepic, right in front of the Moulin de la Galette, a dead end at a few steps. 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, who was a general helper at a dairy on the Rue Lepic.... 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, and straight ahead Rue Tholozé climbs up a steep slope, then rejoins Rue Lepic by the Moulin de la Galette. [1962-CLI]
There were only three blank canvases bearing the name of a supplier on the Rue Lepic. [1963-FAN]
Nina Lassave had worked in a lingerie shop in Rue Lepic when she first took up with Marcel Vivien.... 65b. Where Émile Hugon lived, and Vivien had rented a studio. Gabrielle Vivien sometimes came there to do vegetable shopping. M and Torrence went there by small black headquarters car.... M had noticed a branch of the Crédit Lyonnais in the Rue Lepic almost opposite Vivien's workshop, and went there with Torrence. [1971-SEU]
Inspector Louis was 45, had been a widower for perhaps 15 years, but always wore black. His colleagues in the 9th called him the Widower. He lived alone, on the other side of the boulevard [Boulevard de Clichy], at the bottom of Rue Lepic. He invariably drank Vichy. [1971-IND]
Lépine Prize. Scarcely a year went by that Joseph Antoine didn't submit one of his inventions in the competition for the Lépine Prize. He had been working on a revolver with an integral silencer, but died just slightly before it was finished. [1970-FOL]
. 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.
Le Poker d'As
Le Poker d'As. Arlette had called Marco for Mariette Gibon from a restaurant on the Boulevard Voltaire, to tell him not to come to the house till she told him it was clear. Left a message for him with Félix, a waiter in Le Poker d'As, a bar in Rue de Douai. [1952-BAN]
Le Pommeret, Yves.
Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux.... Yves Le Pommeret was the vice-consul for Denmark. Dressed like a country gentleman, he had a silvery mustache.
Le Pont du Grau L'Épopée
Le Pont du Grau. Frédéric Michaux, better known as Fred the Boxer, was the landlord of the inn Le Pont du Grau, in La Mulatière. Miles from the nearest village, in the middle of the marshes of La Vendée. [1939-ven]
L'Épopée. The Mortimer-Levingstons had tickets for L'Épopée [The Epic], a four-act play at the Gymnase. [1929-30-LET]
M. Leprêtre was the head cellarman at Vin des Moines, in charge of production. Nearly 60, had had his own business. Married, two children, house in Charenton, at the end of the quay; bicycled to work. Had worked there 13 years.
Lequeux Le Rat de Cave Lérins
Lequeux. Detective-Sergeant Lequeux, an old acquaintance of M's, said he [Albert Rochain] had been stabbed with a knife. [1947-MOR]
Le Rat de Cave. The Flea had worked as a messenger boy at the Cellar Rat [Le Rat de Cave], a cabaret on Place Pigalle which was then very elegant. [1971-IND]
Lérins. [Îles de Lérins. in the Mediterranean Sea, off Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes dept., SE France.]
Leroy. Mme. Leroy had thought M was the Director, but when he said who he was, the son, Joseph Leroy, had taken notice. They lived near the Quai de Bercy, at Charenton. M remembered visualizing a very broad quai, with warehouses and barges unloading. A small, one-story house between a café at the corner and a big block of flats. [1945-pip]
Mme. Leroy, a stout peasant woman, dressed in black, black-haired with scarcely a trace of gray, strongly built and fierce-lloking, was beating a mattress.
Leroy. M had come to Concarneau with Leroy, an inspector with whom he hadn't worked before.... Inspector Leroy, 25, seemed more like a well-bred young man than a police officer. [1931-JAU]
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. Lesage wasn't there, but they interviewed Gélot, who told him Louis Mahossier, 26, worked for them.
Les Aubrais Les Caves de Bourgogne Les Chartrons
Les Aubrais. Bernadette Amorelle told M to get dressed, and that in half an hour she'd drop him at Les Aubrais station. [1945-FAC]
Les Caves de Bourgogne. A high-class wineshop after the Grand Turenne. On Saturday evenings the proprieters left for the Chevreuse Valley, where they had a cabin. [1949-MME]
Les Chartrons. Victor Lamotte lived in Bordeaux, in a house on the river in Les Chartrons, where all the old, established familes lived. [1968-ENF]
Joseph offered newspapers to Raymond Auger: Le Temps, Figaro, Les Débats.
Les Eglandes Les Halles
Les Eglandes. Maurice Marcia often made calls to Les Eglandes, a little village in the Oise. [1971-IND]
Les Halles. [Les Halles was the traditional central market of Paris. In 1183, King Philippe II Auguste enlarged the marketplace in Paris and built a shelter for the merchants, who came from all over to sell their wares. In the 1850s, the massive glass and iron buildings (Victor Baltard Architect) Les Halles became known for were constructed. Les Halles was known as the "belly of Paris". Unable to compete in the new market economy and in need of massive repairs, the colorful ambience once associated with the bustling area of merchant stalls disappeared in 1971, when Les Halles was dismantled; the wholesale market was relocated to the suburb of Rungis. (Wikipedia; photo: Les Halles at market time, Paris 1954)]
The taxi had to cross Les Halles, and finally reached the embankment. [1937-38-eto]
There were not many sounds to be heard outside. From time to time a truck driving in from the outskirts to Les Halles. [1947-MOR]
M had been tempted to to walk home the long way, by way of Les Halles, to enjoy the smell of the spring fruits and vegetables. [1948-PRE]
Before they left Paris for the investigation of Marcellin's murder, M took Inspector Pyke to "the Market" for tripes à la mode de Caen and crêpes Suzettes, brought in attractive copper chafing-dishes. [1949-AMI]
M had covered Les Halles at night, Place Maubert, the quays and under the quays.... 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.... The fresh-faced girl paying her first visit to a dance-hall, who will wind up outside some hotel in Les Halles or the Bastille district... [1950-MEM]
Just as they were about to get the man, a vegetable truck, probably on its way to Les Halles, rounded the corner and the man jumped on. [1951-LOG]
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 and Janvier headed out towards the Place de Vintimille. Ordinarily they would have gone over to Les Halles for some onion soup. Janvier took the wheel of one of the little cars.... M went into the Duty Room at the Quai des Orfèvres and asked Lucas if he'd had any calls. Lucas said there'd only been one, about the theft of cheeses from Les Halles. [1954-JEU]
Jacques Fleury had once been seen in Les Halles, counting cabbages coming off a truck. ... 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. [1954-MIN]
That evening they'd done Paris by Night: They'd gone to Les Halles, Place Pigalle, Rue de Lappe and the Champs-Élysées, their tickets including the cost of a drink at each place.... Ferdinand Fumal had offices in the Rue Rambuteau, near Les Halles, and others at La Villette, near the slaughter houses.... Émile Lentin said he sometimes worked in Les Halles, or on road repairs. [1956-ECH]
The bus was at the corner of Rue Rambuteau, not far from Les Halles, when François Ricain, who had just stolen M's wallet, jumped off, and was soon lost in the Rue des Blancs-Manteaux. François Ricain said after his wedding they all went to dinner in Les Halles. [1966-VOL]
Manuel Mori had previously worked for a buyer in Les Halles. Jo Mori had spent three years in an architect's office.... Rue du Caire was on the edge of Les Halles, where the buildings had not yet begun to be demolished, but where all activity had ceased and been moved to Rungis.
Les Marguerites. The name of Émile Gallet's house in Saint-Fargeau, at the end of the main avenue in the new development estate, about the only finished building, vaguely English in style, red-tiled and elaborately ornamented. [1930-GAL]
Les Nonettes. 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]
Called Sylvie, she'd met Léonard Planchon at a brasserie on the Rue Lepic. Had been married, and had a daughter. In the summer she'd worked in Cannes, because the American fleet had been in. Came back to Paris in September, and had met Planchon in October. She usually used a hotel on the Rue Lepic. She walked Planchon home the night he was murdered, when he was too drunk to stand.
Les Quatre-Vents Les Sables-d'Olonne
Les Quatre-Vents. Ferdinand Fumal was the son of the butcher at Les Quatre-Vents, a hamlet a mile or so away. [1956-ECH]
Les Sables-d'Olonne. [commune, W France, Vendée dept. pop. 1968: 18,093. on Bay of Biscay 21 mi. SW of La Roche-sur-Yon.]
A waiter came to see M who'd recognized Maurice Tremblet's photo in the paper, but he'd gone away to Les Sables-d'Olonne for the summer and had forgotten. He'd worked in a café on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Seine, and seen 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. [1946-pau]
It was a narrow street, like all the streets in the old quarter of Les Sables-d'Olonne.... Behind the harbor there was a maze of narrow streets into which M plunged every day. The houses had only two stories, sometimes one. Often, peculiar to Les Sables, the cellar served as a kitchen, connected to the street by a stone staircase. The girl probably lived in that district. [1947-VAC]
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. But M left that as his forwarding address, and decided to spend his vacation in Paris.... 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.
Les Ternes Lesueur
Les Ternes. Gérard Batille father said Antoine Batille had once had some trouble with his recording in a bar near Les Ternes. [1969-TUE]
Lesueur. The Chief said that Young Lesueur would replace him in the Hotels Squad, and he would go into Inspector Guillaume's. M was at last to enter the Special Squad! [1950-MEM]
Joseph offered newspapers to Raymond Auger: Le Temps, Figaro, Les Débats. He read the Le Temps.
Le Touquet. Raoul Comitat said that Manuel Mori spent most of his time in Deauville, Le Touquet, and places like that. [1971-IND]
Lett, Pietr the.
Levallois. Janvier said Ginette Meurant had taken a Levallois cab, Baron was following in another. [1959-ASS]
Levallois. [industrial commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 59,941. (Levallois-Perret) NW suburb of Paris on Seine river.]
Where the factory of the man M remembered who disappeared [disappearance] like Marcel Vivien was located.
Levallois-Perret. [industrial commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 58,941. NW suburb of Paris on Seine river.]
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. Said the most important of the three was a Levantine (Sarkistian, aka Levine, aka Schwartz). [1949-MME]
M. Anna Gorskin's father asked her in a letter to check on M. Levassor, 63 Rue de Hauteville, who owed him money.
Le Vésinet. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 18,549. WNW suburb of Paris.]
For a while, after he had just joined the Police Force, Le Vésinet had seemed to him to be the most beautiful place in the world. It was only a step from Paris, but before 1914 motor-cars were rare. The rich people still had their country houses there.
Le Vieux Normand
Le Vieux Normand. Little café on Rue Saint-Antoine, where M called Janvier. Janvier had been there since 7:00 am. seated at one of the tables he could keep watch on the Hôtel des Arcades. Reported that the Poles "were all tucked up safe and sound - the woman has just got back'. Lucas was at his post. [1940-CEC]
Art Levinson was the agent of an American comedy star who'd come over to make a film in France; he'd been playing poker with John Arnold.
Levras. Chabiron told M that Levras, his partner, had to leave because his wife was expecting a baby. [1953-PEU]
Levy. 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... [1932-FOU]
Jacob Ephraim Levy, alias Ulrich [Old Ulrich], 62, formerly of Upper Silesia, second-hand dealer in the Rue des Blancs-Manteaux, suspected of usury, disappeared... was the report M found in the old files.
Levy-Valensi. Émile Parendon asked M if he had read Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell, in addition to Henri Ey. [1968-HES]
Lewis. M got a call from Lieutenant Lewis, a colleague of Michael O'Brien's. [1946-NEW]
Lherbier, Philippe. In the corner was a Louis XV desk, writing paper with the name Philippe Lherbier, the leather merchant on the Rue Royale. About 60, with a thick head of snow-white hair. His villa, the "Golden Crown" in Jouy-en-Josas was the one that was burgled... M received a wallet from Philippe Lherbier, which he returned. [1969-TUE]
They were a few yards from Rue Lhomond, and M and Lucas made their way to Mlle. Clément's boarding house.... Janvier had been standing watch in the Rue Lhomond when he was shot, keeping a lookout for Émile Paulus. When the police ambulance had arrived he'd been unconscious.... There was a small bistro further along, on the other side, with two tables on the terrace and not bad food, which the inspectors watching Mlle. Clément's ate at.... The Rue Lhomond sloped gently down to the lights of the Rue Mouffetard. Somewhere behind the houses could be heard the deadened noise of cars on the Boulevard Saint-Michel.
Lhoste et Pépin
Lhoste et Pépin. Across the street on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, through the window, M could see the words Lhoste et Pépin, Precision Tools. For the past 30 years M had seen those words every day, the great warehouse gate beneath them, and was not tired of them yet. [1947-MOR]
Lia. Willy Marco said the two girls had been Suzy [Suzanne Verdier], and Lia [Lia Lauwenstein], at the Coupole every night, lived in a hotel at the corner of the Rue de la Grande-Chaumière. [1930-PRO]
see: Lauwenstein, Lia
Libart Libera Nos
Libart. Judge. Examining magistrate in the Léontine Antoine case.... Judge Libart told M, "As you know it's my policy to leave you in peace to get on with the job." [1970-FOL]
Libera Nos. Someone, maybe Joseph Van Damme - who had been a choirboy - sang Libera nos, which the priests chant over a coffin. [1930-31-PHO]
M told Angelot of a case where a man had killed his neighbor with a 6.35, because he'd been playing his radio too loud. He was a disabled ex-serviceman. The neighbor was a foreigner, a tailor; he'd been in trouble after the Liberation... [1958-TEM]
Liberté. The purser on the Liberté had told M that you couldn't invent anything fresh to amuse them, as they had their habits. [1957-VOY]
Intran [Intransigeant], Liberté, Presse, Paris Soir... Names of the papers called out by M. Jacob at his stall on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart.
Liberty Bar. Opposite Aux Vrais Marins. The bar was hardly more than 6 feet by 10. Below street level, down two steps.... A narrow frontage squeezed between two houses, the woodwork painted an ugly brown with yellow lettering. [1932-LIB]
Louis Fillou said he thought Liboureau's son had been at the Lion d'Or the night before.
Libourne. [commune, SW France, Gironde dept. pop. 1968: 22,123. on Dordogne river, 17 mi. ENE of Bordeaux.]
see: Special Bookshop
Libreville. [Seaport town, capital of Gabon, W equatorial Africa. pop. 1970: 105,080.]
License Bureau. The head of the License Bureau wanted a nightclub shut down. [1961-BRA]
see: Wilton, Lida
Lido Lido Lido
Lido. Two girls who danced at the Lido lived at the Rue de Ponthieu builidng now, where Mme. Marcelle was the concierge, and a manicurist at the Claridge. [1954-JEU]
Lido. Évelina Nahour said she'd walked along the Champs-Élysées, and when she was almost level with the Lido she'd taken a taxi back home. [1966-NAH]
Lido. [(Lido di Malamocca) Island reef outside the Lagoon of Venice, Venezia prov., NE Italy, separating the lagoon from the Gulf of Venice. The Lido, town at N end of island, formerly a fashionable sea-bathing resort, with many hotels, villas, etc.]
Aline was carrying a bag with the name of a lingerie shop on the Lido, and another from a shop on the Rue Marbeuf.
Liège. [City, capital of Liège prov., E Belgium, at the confluence of the Ourthe and Meuse Rivers. pop. 1970: 147,277.]
Liège, the setting of GAI. The Bécasse restaurant behind the Royal Theater where Ephraim Graphopoulos (and M, watching him) had dinner.... In Liège some papers had a morning edition, but the most important one came out at 2:00.... It was the traditional thing to do in Liège in the evening, a stroll along Rue du Pont d'Avroy... In the morning, housewives with pails of water were sluicing down their small front sidewalks. Wagons and carts with vegetables and coal were drawn up here and there. [1931-GAI]
Things were always happening on the 106, a train which leaves Berlin at 11 a.m. with one or two coaches from Warsaw, passes through Liège at 23:44, and reaches Erquelines at 1:57 a.m.... At Liège Adolphe Bonvoisin had seen Lena Leinbach talking to Otto Braun. [1936-arr]
When Étienne Gouin had gone to Belgium to operate, as he'd gone to the US and India, he stayed in a hotel in Liège where he bought a small automatic.
Liège, Old. The Old Liège-style windows had small panes. [1930-31-PHO]
Liesbeth Popinga. see: Popinga, Liesbeth
18, daughter of a farmer who bred pedigree cows. Been to Paris twice, good French.
Lilas Lilas, Porte des
Lilas. Fernand Barillard said his round of the day was in the Lilas district. Had a Peugeot 404. [1965-PAT]
Lilas, Porte des. [Paris. 20e, Ménilmontant. at Avenue Porte des Lilas]
The young barmaid, Lili, was joking with everyone. [1937-38-noy]
Liliane Laboine. see: Laboine, Liliane
Liliane Pigou. see: Pigou, Liliane
Lili Bourcier. see: Bourcier, Lili
Lili France. see: France, Lili
see: Godreau, Lili
Lille. [manufacturing and commercial city, N France, capital, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 190,546. 130 mi. NNE of Paris.]
On the studio portraits, Zebio was called Eusebio Fualdès, but his real name was Edgar Fagonet, born in Lille.... Edgar Fagonet's father, Albert Fagonet, had been foreman at the Lecoeur Works in Lille. [1939-MAJ]
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]
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]
Judge Ancelin had been appointed to Paris five months earlier. Had spent a long time in Lille.
Lille, Rue de
Lille, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Rue des Saints-P&egrrave;res to Rue de Bourgogne]
M called Dr. Bloy, who lived around the corner from Nathalie Sabin-Levesque in the Rue de Lille.
Limbourg. [prov. NE Belgium, 935 sq. mi., pop. 1970: 656,477. capital Hasselt; wheat, sugar beets, fruit, dairying; coal mining. Limburger cheese originally produced in this province near Liège.]
Anna Peeters' father was born somewhere beyond Limbourg, near the Dutch frontier. They came from the north of Belgium.
Limoges. [manufacturing and commercial city, WC France, capital, Haute-Vienne dept. pop. 1968: 132,935. on Vienne R., 110 mi. NE of Bordeaux. chief seat of porcelain industry in France.]
see: Wiemers, Évelina
Lindbergh. [Charles Augustus Lindbergh 1902 – 1974, American aviator, author, inventor and explorer. Flew solo non-stop flight on May 20-21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field ( Long Island, New York) to Le Bourget Field (Paris, France). see Wikipedia.]
Line Marcia. see: Marcia, Line
Line Polin. see: Marcia, Line
A newsboy came hawking L'Intransigeatnt, "L'Intran!". [1939-hom]
Gérard Pardon had a copy of L'Intransigeant with him. [1940-CEC]
Lion de Belfort.
see: Belfort, Lion of
Lion d'Or Lion d'Or, Hôtel du Lion, Hôtel du
Lion d'Or. There were two inns at Aubin, the Lion d'Or, run by François Taponnier, called Old François, and the Hôtel des Trois Mules. [1943-CAD]
Lion d'Or, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Lion d'Or
Lion, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Lion
Ernest Malik's Great Danes were called Satan and Lionne.
Lion-sur-Mer. Passengers not going on to Cherbourg had to change trains, for Lion-sur-Mer, Luc, Ouistreham. ... M told Lucas to wire all the police station and mayors in the district: Dives, Cabourg, Houlgate. Places south as well, Luc-sur-Mer, Lion, Coutances. [1932-POR]
Lioran. The claim for damages was being heard. Attorney Lioran had made a short statement. [1959-ASS]
Liotard, Philippe. Maître. Frans Steuvels' lawyer. Not much over 30. Had assisted a famous lawyer for five years, just setting up on his own. Lived in a bachelor apartment in the Rue Bergère, next to a house of ill repute.... Philippe Liotard's grandfather was the Comte de Liotard.... 4th floor left. M had Lapointe break in to his apartment to search for the suitcase. [1949-MME]
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.
Lipp's. Trouard was an architect, dining at Lipp's with a client. [1969-VIN]
Lipschitz, Carl. The hotel keeper at the Hôtel du Lion d'Or said the most important one was named Carl, be he couldn't remember his last name. The youngest one was called Pietr, 16 or 17.... Carl Lipschitz's fingerprints were found on file. He was born in Bohemia, came into France illegally five years earlier, one of a group of agricultural laborers who were directed to big farms in Picardy and Artois. Two years earlier he'd been accused of raping and murdering a little girl in Saint-Aubin.... Pietr had shot Carl Lipschitz near the hospital, and a plain-clothes man had shot Pietr in the legs. He'd been standing in the darkness in the Rue de Sèvres, about 100 yards from the hospital when he'd heard them. [1947-MOR]
Lisca, Freddo. The owner of the Eucalyptus was Freddo Lisca, known as Freddo, who'd been a bartender on Rue de Douai in Montmartre for a long time. Freddo had married a pretty girl, an ex-striptease dancer, and they'd built The Eucalyptus. [1959-ASS]
Lise. 23. Soft blonde hair. Mme. Parendon's maid. Mlle. Antoinette Vague said she was "an ordinary girl like me. Both from the provinces. I'm from a small town, and she's from the country." Ferdinand Fauchois said she had a different boyfriend every week. [1968-HES]
Lise Forlacroix. see: Forlacroix, Lise
see: Gendreau-Balthazar, Lise
Lisieux. [city, NW France, Calvados dept. pop. 1968: 23,830. 27 mi. E of Caen. (heavily damaged in WWII.)]
The trainman called out "Lisieux. Three minutes' stop."... The man had bought a yellow touring car, number W, like all cars for sale.. He'd asked for information about the road to Paris via Lisieux and Evreux... [1932-POR]
The woman who recognized Arlette's picture came from Lisieux, as did Arlette.
Lithuania. In a letter from Anna Gorskin's father: We are caught between the Lithuanians and the Poles, they both hate the Jews.... 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 are Jews as well, scattered everywhere. [1929-30-LET]
Little Albert. M spoke to M. Jean, the proprieter of the Cadran. He hadn't known Albert Rochain, known as Little Albert. He said that an old waiter, Ernest, had known him, but he'd gone back to the Dordogne. [1947-MOR]
Little Sisters of the Poor.
Saint-Hubert said he was in the apartment of René Josselin, 37B Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, just next door to the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Liverpool. 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]
Lize. A sanatarium had been built at Clairfond, in Haute-Savoie, between Eugines and Megève, at an elevation of 4,500 feet, as a home for abandoned children. An unprecedented early thaw resulted in the swelling of the Lize, an underground river, and the foundation had been undermined, resulting in the collapse of a wing, and the death of 128 children. [1954-MIN]
Lober. Janvier said Lober could relieve Lapointe, as he wasn't busy.... Lober was about M's age, but had never been promoted. [1953-TRO]
Locard. [Dr. Edmond Locard (1877-1966), a student of Bertillon, and the director of the laboratory at Lyon, France, established the first rules of the minimum number of minutiae necessary for fingerprint identification. He is also known as the father of Poreoscopy, which is the study of pores that appear in the fingerprint ridge, and their use in the individualization process. He believed that when two objects came into contact with the other, each of these objects would leave or transfer particles to the other. This became known as "Locard's Exchange Principle". Locard was also credited with setting up the worlds first modern crime laboratory in the beginning of the 20th century. His work formed the basis for what is widely regarded as a cornerstone of the forensic sciences.]
M, like everyone else, used the wonderful techniques devised by Bertillon, Reiss, Locard and others. [1929-30-LET]
A young detective from the Lodgings Squad, responsible for the Saint-Antoine district, which swarms with Poles, had noticed a suspicious-looking group, including a one-eyed man and a bearded giant.
Lofoten. [Island group in Norwegian Sea, in Nordland co., off NW coast of Norway, SW of Vesterålen; 475 sq. mi.]
The appointment slip read: "Ernestine Micou, alias "Lofty" (now Jussiaume), ... who you arrested 17 years ago on Rue de la Lune..."
Loges, Les Loges, Les Loges, Rue des Lognon
Loges, Les. see: Les Loges
Loges, Les. see: Les Loges All of Yport was at Rose Trochu's funeral, plus some from Les Loges, Vaucottes, Étretat and Fécamp. [1949-DAM]
Loges, Rue des. The widow Gibon, an old woman who lived alone at the Rue des Loges, had been murdered two day earlier, the same method and weapon as Robert de Courçon. [1953-PEU]
Lognon. see Lognon Special (Spécial Lognon) by Murielle Wenger
Every time Lognon had taken up a case he had been unfortunate. He lived in the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, 300 meters from the Michel Goldfinger's apartment.... Inspector Lognon, whom his colleagues called "The Grouser" because he was always in a sour temper, was checking the neighborhood to see if anyone had heard the shot that killed Michel Goldfinger.... Lognon was married to the most shrewish wife in the world, ill most of the time. [1946-mal]
Mme. Lognon called M. He had only met her once, at their apartment on Place Constantin-Pecqueur, in Montmartre. Since then he no longer resented the man, although he still avoided him as much as possible, but pitied him from the bottom of his heart. She told M she'd tell him about it even if it made Lognon furious -- the gangsters had come again. Lognon belonged to the 2nd Precinct in the 9th arrondissement, and his office was at the police station on Rue de la Rochefoucauld.... Lognon's was an ordinary-looking apartment house, about a century old, with no elevator. M climbed the 5 flights. Mme. Lognon was short and thin, with untidy hair, wearing a dressing gown a hideous shade of mauve. The apartment was tiney, a dining room, parlor, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, everything on a diminutive scale. A black cat on the bed. [1951-LOG]
M had completely forgotten that the Second District was Lognon's sector - Lognon, who his colleagues called "Old Grouch". But maybe Lognon wasn't on night duty in the Rue de La Rochefoucauld.... Lognon was the great authority on the Place Blanche and Place Pigalle area.... Detective-Sergeant Lognon... invariably wore mousey grey suits, which were never pressed, grey overcoat, hat an ugly shade of brown. He;d given up smoking years ago, when his wife first fell ill and said it made her cough. [1954-JEU]
The most familiar of the three figures who got out of the taxi was Lognon, the inspector from the 18th, who looked even smaller and thinner than usual. It was the first time M had ever seen him wearing a straw hat. [1955-TEN]
Aristide Fumel said he'd seen Duffieux of the 18th. He worked with "your friend Inspector Lognon." When Lognon saw Honoré Cuendet's photo he put it in his pocket. He went to ask questions in the bars and little restaurants in the Rue Caulaincourt and the Place Constantin-Pequeur.... If Lognon had known how interested M was in the case he would have followed up, for he was perhaps the most intuitive member of the Paris police force - the most persistent too, and the most desperately anxious for success. Had he been dogged by bad luck, or did the fault lie in his conviction that fate was against him? At any rate he'd end his career as an inspector in the 18th, just as Aristide Fumel would end his in the 16th. [1961-PAR]
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. He'd been shot twice, in the stomach and just below the shoulder blade. It'd been on the sidewalk on Avenue Junot. His colleagues in the 18th were handling the case. The concierge had heard him whisper "apparition" (fantôme)... Known to some as "Inspector Grumpy", M thought of Lognon as "Inspector Hapless". Small, thin, never without a head cold. He had a perpetually ailing wife, Solange Lognon, who referred to him as "Charles". [1963-FAN]
Lognon, Charles. see: Lognon
Mme M thought of Solange Lognon, Lognon's wife, and M said he'd drop her there, at the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, a red brick building with yellow brick trim where Lognon had lived for 20 years.... Mme. Lognon's doctor confided to Mme M that she was not at all as sick as she claimed to be, but played the helpless invalid as revenge for her husband's failure to advance in his job. She told Mme M that when she became a widow her pension wouldn't even let her keep the apartment she'd had for 25 years.
Loing. For the past two weeks rain and fog had prevailed, and the Loing was filled and muddy. [1937-38-noy]
Four days later, at an inn on the banks of the Loing, M received a postcard with a view of the Quai des Orfèvres, written in block letters: "Thanks, Chief".
Loire. [longest river in France, 634 mi. long; rises in Ardèche dept, SE France, flows N and NW to Orléans, then turns W and flows through Blois, Tours, and Nantes, and empties into Bay of Biscay by a wide estuary below Saint-Nazaire. navigable.]
M's father was a game-keeper on one of the oldest estates in the Loire Valley. [1929-30-LET]
There was an enormous moon, and the Loire was a mass of silver spangles. [1934-MAI]
M had been born 40 km away, on the banks of the Loire. [1936-lar]
M was not thinking of adventure that July morning on the banks of the Loire. Mme M was as surprised as he to hear a car drive up. [1937-38-not]
It seemed like an evening like any other, with the sunset on the sands of the Loire. [1938-ceu]
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. [1956-AMU]
Their future, during the three weeks they had spent on the Loire, had begun to materialize when they finally bought the house where they would spend their declining years.... M and Janvier crossed Place Dauphine to the brasserie that had become a kind of annex to Police Headquarters. They stopped at the bar while waiting for a table to become vacant. M had the veal... There was a mall wine from the Loire, very near Meung [Meung-sur-Loire] and the house like a rectory. [1959-ASS]
M felt somehow as if his real life was far away on the banks of the Loire. [1961-BRA]
A connoisseur would have identified the rather tart scent of the ordinary wines of the Loire. [1962-COL]
That evening they went for a walk, going as far as the Loire. [1969-TUE]
A considerable quantity of digitalis had been found in Éveline Jave's intestines. Prof. Loireau provided some comments. Rather than digitalis, he said, which for her was counter-indicated, she'd needed camphor or Pressyl, fashionable nowadays.
Loire, Hôtel de la Loi, Rue de la
Loire, Hôtel de la. see: Hôtel de la Loire
Loi, Rue de la. (Liège.)
Loiseau. Maître Loiseau was Louis Mahossier's lawyer. 38, Boulevard Beaumarchais. M called him to have him present at Mahossier's second interrogation. He was not in his office, but at the Palais de Justice. M finally reached him, and arranged for him to be in M's office by 5:00. [1971-SEU]
Loiseau, Céline. Céline was Roger Couchet's girlfriend. Stayed with him in the Hôtel Pigalle. They'd been together about three weeks.... Céline was born at Saint-Amand-Montrond. Had a prostitute's card and came fairly regularly for inspections. [1931-OMB]
Loiseau, Désiré. 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. Désiré Loiseau told his wife, Bobonne Loiseau, to bring drinks for M and Lucas. He asked Lucas if he was Belgian, since he'd known a Lucas at school. He said he thought Albert Rochain's mother was Belgian too, as he himself was. He told the story of the unhappy waiter who'd always asked customers if they had an ulcer too. [1947-MOR]
One of the addresses in Marcel Basso's book was Lola, Bar des Eglantiers, 18 Rue Montaigne, crossed out with blue chalk.
Lomanstraat. Évelina Nahour's friend in Amsterdam was Anna Keegel, at an address in the Lomanstraat. [1966-NAH]
Jef Lombard arrived at Maurice Belloir's. He still lived in Liège. Used to be a painter, drew for the newspapers, then worked as a photo-engraver.
Lombras. M's old friend Lombras, head of the Municipal Police, used to swear that the whole city of Paris could sometimes have a bad night. [1959-CON]
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.
Lombroso. M told Jean Duclos he assumed he'd quoted Lombroso, and no doubt Freud. [1931-HOL]
Lomel. Lomel, a reporter from the Ouest-Éclair came up to M in the Hôtel de France dining room, assumed M was there about the Robert de Courçon case. Red-haired, about 40, large ruddy cheeks. (cf. Pecqueur).... There wasn't a trace of remorse on his baby face or in his bright-blue eyes. [1953-PEU]
Billy Louette had been in London the week before, with his group, looking for engagements. They'd gone to Copenhagen too.
London. Mortimer-Levingston had sent off cables in cipher to his New York bank and his secretary in London.... Pietr had doubtless met the Mortimer-Levingstons in Berlin, Warsaw, London, or New York. [1929-30-LET]
M was expecting a phone call from London about The Commodore, an international crook who'd been located in a grand hotel in the Champs-Élysées.... Scotland Yard called with the information that The Commodore had not been seen in London for two years. [1946-mal]
Alfred Moss had been prosecuted first in London, where he claimed to be Swiss. A jewel case had disappeared from the room of an American lady who'd called him to interpret a letter she'd received from Germany.... 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. [1949-MME]
M went to London following Alain Lagrange and Jeanne Jeanne Debul; spent nearly almost his time in the Savoy Hotel. Managed to see Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus; mentioned Regent Street. [1952-REV]
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.... Later, in the Place de la Bastille, outside a café, Mme M said she wondered how they managed in New York and London without outdoor cafés. [1956-AMU]
Colombani checked the flights. 315 for London; Stuttgart; Cairo, Beirut... P Potteret; New York by Pan American, Pittsburg... Piroulet... no Louise Paverini.... David Ward had a suite at the Hôtel George-V, one in London, another at the Carlton in Cannes, all rented by the year. [1957-VOY]
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. [1958-TEM]
M's schoolboy English was far from adequate. It had been of little use to him in London, still less on the two occasions he had visited the US.... Norris Jonker said the greater part of his life had been frittered away going out in London, the US, India, Australia... [1963-FAN]
When he had been on the beat, M had known all the pickpockets by sight, not just those from Paris, but those who came from Spain or London for the big fairs or festivals.... Walter Carus said he'd had to fly to Frankfurt on Wednesday, the day of the murder, and from there to London. [1966-VOL]
Not only the most elegant leather shop in Paris, but there were branches in Cannes, Deauville, London, New York and Miami.
Long Beach Longchamp
Long Beach. Jeanne Chabut said they had a weekend house at Sully-sur-Loire, and a summer place at Cannes, the top two floors of a new building not far from Long Beach. [1969-VIN]
Longchamp. [famouse racetrack in SW part of Bois de Bologne]
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. There'd been three murders in 6 months, all at isolated farms in the north. Coarse, brutal, hatchet murders. [1940-CEC]
The block of flats where Francine Latour lived was fairly high up on Rue de Longchamp, not far from a famous restaurant where M remembered eating several good lunches.... M chose two men to go on duty in the Rue Longchamp, with guns. [1947-MOR]
Eugénie told M that Guillaume Serre had bought the pane of glass and the putty at a hardware store on the Rue de Longchamp.... Guillaume Serre's wife had been Maria Van Aerts, 51, from Sneeck in Friesland, Holland. She'd lived in a boarding house in Neuilly, Rue de Longchamp. [1951-GRA]
Stuart Wilton lived in the Rue de Longchamp, in a big house. Had a Rolls-Royce and a chauffeur.
Longchamps. It was April 15, 1913. Paris Police Headquarters was then still known as the Sûreté. That morning a foreign monarch had arrived at Longchamps Station, and the President of the Republic had been there to welcome him.... Dédé said he'd backed a winner that day at Longchamps. [1948-PRE]
Adrien Josset's house. It was nearly 11:00 when M climbed out of his car on Rue Lopert, 200 or 300 meters from the parish church of Auteuil. The men from the Public Prosecutor's Office were already there; Criminal Identification Division arrived five minutes later.... Oddly enough, M had never set foot in the Rue Lopert, which he'd first discovered that morning. More of a private lane than a real street. Only about 20 houses of the kind you find in a provincial avenue. Close to Rue Chardon-Lagache. Neighboring streets, instead of being named after great men of the republic, have author's names: Rue Boileau, Rue Théophile-Gautier, Rue Leconte-de-Lisle. The house was all glass and unexpected angles, built about 1925 in the Art Deco period. [1959-CON]
Loraine Boitel. see: Boitel, Loraine
Loraine Martin. see: Martin, Loraine
Lord Mayor of London. When the Chief of Police visited the Lord Mayor of London and Scotland Yard, he found that they knew of M, and so he invited them to send someone to observe him in action. They sent Inspector Pyke. [1949-AMI]
Loraine Martin had worked for M. Lorilleux in the Palais-Royal, in a shop which sold souvineers and old coins. Married, three children. Lived with them in the Rue Mazarine. Disappeared one day, his business taken over by some Poles. 50-ish, taller than M and broader, flabby, slovenly, pepper-and-salt mustache.... Mme. Lorilleux ran a haberdashery shop in the Rue du Pas-de-la-Mule.
Loriot. Kept the files in the passport office at Police Headquarters. [1964-DEF]
Léontine Faverges' neighbor across the hall, Solange Lorris, a dressmaker, a customer of hers, Mme. Ernie of Rue Saint-Georges, had seen a man in the hall that day in a navy-colored suit and a chestnut-colored belted raincoat.
Los Angeles. Loris introducted Baron to Bob, a jockey who'd lived in Los Angeles for a long time, but wasn't American. Lived in the Maisons-Lafitte. [1951-LOG]
Lotard, Eugène. Eugène Lotard, 32. tall and sad. One of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. Born at Saint-Etienne. Son of a railwayman. Insurance agent with the National. Married three years ago, Mlle. Rosalie Méchin, born at Bénouville, near Étretat (Seine-Inférieure). The Lotards had a 12-month old baby. [1951-MEU]
Italian, or maybe from Toulouse, Benoît thought. Countess Panetti's maid. Small, dark, well-dressed, well-mannered. Had met Mme M on the bench in Place d'Anvers, precipitating their flight when Alfred Moss recognized Mme M's picture in a magazine.... Gloria Lotti was found three days later in a brothel in Orléans.
Lotus. Émile Boulay had bought a nightclub in the Rue Pigalle, the Lotus, and now he owned four.... The Lotus was right at the top of Rue Pigalle, the Train Bleu practically next door, in the Rue Victor-Massé, and the Saint-Trop' a little lower down, in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. [1962-COL]
Finally, after 20 hours, Jean 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.
Loubet. Véran and Loubet were available to go to La Baule to bring back Louis Mahossier, according to Janvier. [1971-SEU]
Louceck, Stéphane. Stéphane Louceck at the Avenue de l'Opéra was a kind of financial consultant. Very ugly, long bulbous nose, streaked with bluish veins, brown hair sprouting from his ears and nostrils, eyebrows almost an inch wide. [1969-VIN]
Louette, Angèle. 56. Angèle Louette, heavily built, somewhat mannish, a masseuse. Léontine Antoine had been her mother's sister. Had a small apartment on Rue Saint-André-des-Arts. Son Billy Louette. 25, a musician, probably on the Riviera.... Angèle Louette, Léontine Antoine's niece, lived just across the river, near the Pont-Neuf.... Angèle Louette's mother married a bank clerk who died young. She went to work for a business firm in the Rue Paradis. [1970-FOL]
Louette, Billy. Angèle Louette's son, Émile, better known and in musical circles as Billy Louette. Night-club guitarist, 25. redhead, small-boned, rather thin, periwinkle-blue eyes. Played in a band called the Beastly Buggers. Lived in a furnished room in a small hotel on the Rue Mouffetard. Played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert. Had been with a Scandinavian girl, Danish or Swedish, the night before, called Hilda.... Told M three guys from England had turned up at Bongo, with a great chick who'd come home with him. [1970-FOL]
Louette, Émile. see: Louette, Billy
Louis. see: Little Louis
For most people, M. Louis was only a porter of a luxury hotel. [1938-owe]
Félix Jubert said that Alice Perret might be more brilliant than Louise Léonard. Alice was the one who sang, and had come with Louis, whose parents were rich. He thought they'd get engaged. [1950-MEM]
The manager of the Grelot said that Louis, the accordionist and conductor, knew Pierre Eyraud best. He was dark and handsome, about 30, Spanish-style whiskers. Lived on the Boulevard Voltaire in a 4-room flat. Two children, expecting a third. [1953-TRO]
Véliard said Inspector Louis of the 9th, who knew Pigalle like the back of his hand, might know more.... Inspector Louis' skin was fine and very white, thick black moustache, red lips.... Inspector Louis was 45, had been a widower for perhaps 15 years, but always wore black. His colleagues in the 9th called him the Widower. He lived alone, on the other side of the boulevard [Boulevard de Clichy], at the bottom of Rue Lepic. He invariably drank Vichy. His wife had been run over by a bus. [1971-IND]
Louisa. Now they called her Old Louisa, but M had known her when she was young and sexy, one of the best-looking prostitutes along the Champs-Élysées. She said her daughter had married a cashier from Crédit Lyonnais, and had three children. Her birthday was Feb. 18. [1972-CHA]
see: Big Louis
Louis-Blanc, Rue. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Place du Colonel-Fabien to Boulevard de la Chapelle]
Louis Boubée. see: Boubée, Louis
Louis Canange. see: Canange, Louis
Louis Duvivier. see: Duvivier, Louis
Louise Bodin. see: Bodin, Louise
Louise Boncoeur. see: Boncoeur, Louise
Louise Bourges. see: Bourges, Louise
Louise Bréjon. see: Bréjon, Louise
Louise Filon. see: Filon, Louise
Louise Laboine. see: Laboine, Louise
Louise La Serte. see: La Serte, Louise
Louise Léonard. see: Léonard, Louise
Louise Paverini. see: Paverini, Louise
Louise Pégasse. see: Pégasse, Louise
Louise Sabati. see: Sabati, Louise
Louise Voivin. see: Voivin, Louise
Louis, Fat. Mickey Boubée asked M if he remembered Fat Louis, who owned the three brothels in the Rue de Provence. And One-eyed Eugène? And Handsome Fernand, who ended up in the cinema? The men he was talking about had been the big bosses of the underworld in those days, and they used to meet at La Tétoune's. [1962-COL]
Louis Fillou. see: Fillou, Louis
Louis Filon. see: Filon, Louis
Louis Frassier. see: Frassier, Louis
Louis Jeunet. see: Jeunet, Louis
Louis Legrand. see: Legrand, Louis
Louis Mahossier. see: Mahossier, Louis
Louis Paumelle. see: Paumelle, Louis
see: Pélardeau, Louis
Louis-Philippe. In front of M in his office was the black Louis-Philippe mantlepiece, with the clock whose hands had been permanently stuck at noon for the last 20 years.... At the end of the corridor was the waiting room, glassed in on one side. A table with green cloth, green velvet armchairs, a Louis-Philippe clock on the mantlepiece - the same as in M's office - and in no better working order. [1939-MAJ]
The furniture was massive, mostly in the Louis-Philippe style.
Louis-Philippe, Pont. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville to Quia de Bourbon]
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]
Louis, P'tit. see: P'tit Louis
Louis, P'tit. P'tit Louis recognized M and challenged him. "Come for me?"... M said "Don't forget the pocket-book business when you're doing your glass-eating act in the Bastille." He'd been the second stoker on the Océan. [1931-REN]
Louis the Kid. Louis the Kid told M he'd interrogated him from nine at night to five in the morning. Something to do with dope. A few years back. He'd been a messenger at the Célis in the Rue Pigalle. [1937-38-ber]
Louis Thouret. see: Thouret, Louis
Louis Viaud. see: Viaud, Louis
Forlacroix said he had spent the greater part of his life in Versailles, which still retained the flavor of the golden age of Louis XIV.... Lise Forlacroix's sister was sitting in a Louis XIV bed.... It seemed to M he had not only the key to the Louis XIV writing desk, but to all the characters whose interaction had caused so much damage over the years. [1940-JUG]
M had never been able to endure Judge Coméliau. "Let's go and see the old monkey," he sighed. He knew the Judge was capable of saying, like Louis XIV, "I nearly had to wait..."
Louis XV. In Carl Anderson's bedrom was a big Louis Quinze wardrobe. [1931-NUI]
A typist was sitting at the Louis XV table. [1932-LIB]
M waited, motionless, in an uncomfortable Louis XV chair. [1971-IND]
Angela Dodds' house was littered with African and Chinese artifacts, all the bric-à-brac of Montparnasse bohemians.... A red-and-gold Chinese divan smothered in dragons. clashed with a delicate Louis XVI pier glass. [1940-JUG]
On all the fake Louis XVI chairs were antimacassars of lace or embroidery. [1968-ENF]
M followed Line Marcia into a pearl-gray and yellow room with Louis XVI furniture.
Loup-Pendu. Three days after a visit from the Public Prosecutors of Orléans, Marcel Potru, the son of Marguerite Potru, 39 was arrested. He was a woodcutter in the forest and lived in a ruined farm 10 km away, close to the Loup-Pendu pond. [1936-lar]
M. Lourceau, the shipbuilder, was very old, but tall and still very sturdy, with a crimson face beneath his white hair. He was the best bridge player.... M. Lourceau had been one of Odette Bellamy's mother's lovers.
Lourdes. Glass globes enclosing models of the Grotto at Lourdes and the Bay of Naples at Juliette Boynet's. [1940-CEC]
M asked Janvier if it hadn't been Loureau he'd seen in the corridor. Loureau was a journalist who'd been haunting Police Headquarters since the days when M was a mere inspector.
Lourtie. Formerly one of M's inspectors, he had been assigned to the flying squad in Nice, but came to visit M's office. A big-boned, strapping fellow, with a voice like a choir leader's. Because they spent some time together, M returned home a little late, missing Alain Lagrange, who left with M's revolver. [1952-REV]
One of the women outside François Ricain's saw Lourtie, "the tall one" and wondered if he was M.... M told Lapointe he'd leave Lourtie with him.... Lourtie was smoking a small, exceptionally strong cigar. [1966-VOL]
M told Lourtie to make a note of Gilbert Pigou's address. (Loutrie in English ed.). M turned to fat Lourtie, who was smoking his pipe in little puffs.... "What if he shoots first," grumbled fat Lourtie. [1969-VIN]
Inspector at Quai des Orfèvres M asked to distribute the photographs of the then unidentified Marcel Vivien. Called M from a bistro opposite the Hôtel Jonard, Place des Abbesses, Montmartre, where two of his men had found clues. The fastest typist in the department, took Émile Hugon's testimony. [1971-SEU]
A grain merchant from near Niort, was in the same car as Martin Duché on his way home. Had recognized him after the car emptied out at Poitiers, and only the two of them were left.
Loutrie. M told Lourtie to make a note of Gilbert Pigou's address. (Loutrie in English ed.) [1969-VIN]
Lourtie. Inspector at Quai des Orfèvres M asked to distribute the photographs of the then unidentified Marcel Vivien... (written "Loutrie" in the HBJ edition.)
Louvain. [commune, Brabant prov., C Belgium, on the Djile river 15 mi. E of Brussels. pop. 1969: 32,419.]
Jehan d'Oulmont had studied law at the University of Louvain, but had been expelled for notorious conduct.
Louvelle. Constable Louvelle was making some coffee on a paraffin stove. [1966-NAH]
Maria Van Aerts used to spend entire days at the Louvre.
Louvre. Xavier Marton's dentist was in the Rue Saint-Roch, a stones-throw from the Louvre. [1957-SCR]
Louvre. Dr. Gellhorn protested that he was missing an important meeting at the Louvre Museum. [1936-arr]
M thought that while Mirella Jonker might live among paintings worthy of the Louvre, he wouldn't have been surprised to learn that she had haunted the terraces of the Place Messéna with flowers to sell.... Pierre at the Ritz told M Ed Gollan was an art critic, had entertained the director of the Louvre several times.
Louvre, Hôtel du Louvre, Quai du
Louvre, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Louvre
Louvre, Quai du. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Pont-Neuf to Pont du Carrousel]
A shopkeeper from the Quai du Louvre was waiting to see M, but he saw Francine Tremblet first, who Lucas had brought in by bus.
Louvre, Rue du
Louvre, Rue du. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Quai du Louvre to Rue du Mail]
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]
Xavier Marton left work for lunch and hurried along the Rue du Louvre. He turned left into Rue Coquillière, and went into a little restaurant called Trou Normand, less than 100 yards down the street. The front was painted brown with yellow letters, menu stuck up on the left of the door. Met Jenny there. [1957-SCR]
Lowell, Austin. Sir Austin Lowell, Christine's first husband.... Christine Josset, née Fontane, Used the name of her former husband, Lowell, of the English brewery family, till she remarried. [1959-CON]
Lucas. see Maigret's Faithful Four (Les quatre fidèles de Maigret) by Murielle Wenger
Inspector Lucas, who nearly always worked with M, came to M's room at the Café de la Marine to report on the two girls.... Lucas took a packet of grey tobacco out of his pocket and handed it to M. [1930-PRO]
Every hour or two M would press a button, and Sergeant Lucas would come in to take over the interrogation.... Lucas, who was one of M's oldest colleagues, explained. Isaac Goldberg's corpse was in the morturary at Étampes. 45, with a pronounced Jewish look. [1931-NUI]
M sent a wire to Lucas to come at once. [1932-POR]
M could see Lucas, on the other side of the water, tramping about on the dredger. [1933-ECL]
Good old Lucas, who'd worked with him hundreds of time, came up, slightly embarrassed.... I'll have to be going, Lucas stammered.... Lucas came in and told M that Germain Cageot was with Amadieu. Philippe Lauer just watched the two colleagues who'd worked together for 20 years. [1934-MAI]
M called out to Lucas to bring up send sandwiches, and to call at the brasserie to have some beer sent up. [1936-bea]
In the window of the second floor of a house on the Rue de Birague, a little old man was sitting beside a canary's cage; Sergeant Lucas, who had added 20 years to his appearance.... had been transformed into an elderly cripple. [1937-38-sta]
At the Étoile du Nord, Sergeant Lucas, M's best collaborator, was carrying out a thorough investigation.... Lucas, who was a short man, looked up at M with mingled astonishment and admiration. [1937-38-eto]
In Paris M would have had his trusted team to call on, Lucas, recently promoted to Inspector, Janvier, Torrence, and all the boys in Criminal Records and Forensics.... Any one of his staff at the Quai des Orfèvres, Lucas or Janvier for instance, would have recognized the signs at a glance. Someone was "in for it." [1940-JUG]
M had offered to send Lucas to Cécile Pardon's to keep an eye out. ... M had sat up with Lucas in his room overlooking the Rue de Birague, keeping watch on the woman connected to the Poles, so he hadn't had any sleep on the day of Juliette Boynet Boynet's funeral. M had gone into the Hôtel des Arcades, fought with and arrested one of the Poles, a giant of a man, and had Torrence take him to the Quai des Orfèvres for interrogation.... Janvier reported from Le Vieux Normand that Lucas was at his post. Sergeant Lucas had been shut up in one room for the past four days in the guise of an elderly invalid, watching the gang of Poles.... M asked the Commissioner to put Lucas in charge of the Poles, so he could concentrate on the Cécile case.... Lucas was in M's chair, interrogating the Pole when M returned. He said he and Janvier had been at him for ten hours so far. [1940-CEC]
Lucas searched Mlle. Jeanne's apartment for the key to the kitchen.... Lucas, short, round and bustling, appeared, mopping his brow. Like M, he had crossed the street that separated the Police Judiciaire from Police Headquarters, to be on the spot if news came in.... Watching the house at Boulevard des Batignolles, had been dressed as a tramp. Everybody in the Police Judiciaire knew that M hated anything in the nature of a disguise. But Lucas loved nothing better than to act a part. Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen left her house, took the métro at Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] . Got out at Saint-Jacques (station, at Place Saint-Jacques, on Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 14th), and immediately into the only taxi waiting, a fake, obviously prearranged. [1941-SIG]
It was Sergeant Lucas, who had worked with M over a long period of time, and knew him better than anyone who'd hit on the description that M made himself like a sponge. He was rather like God the Father. [1943-CAD]
At 2:00 Lucas had come in to talk to him about a case of currency fraud, then about Inspector Janvier, whose wife was expecting another child.... In front of M was the glowing tip of Lucas' cigarette. [1945-pip]
M found Lucas in his old office. [1945-FAC]
And whenever Lucas came to see him, Lucas, who for 15 years had been his favorite sergeant, it was clearly understood that mention of "Headquarters" was forbidden.... Even people who had worked with him for years and years, like Sergeant Lucas, did not always understand him when he was in that state. [1946-NEW]
Lucas, who knew M better than anyone, would have understood, and rubbed his hands with delight. [1947-VAC]
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]... At Au Petit Albert, M asked Lucas what he'd like to drink, Picon-grenadine? cassis? Lucas had a Cassis, and M a Suze-citron, probably to identify himself more strongly with Albert Rochain.... Behind the man [Victor Poliensky], the short figure of Lucas, portly Lucas, his stomach thrust slightly forward as usual.... M asked Janvier to keep watch till 9, when Lucas would relieve him. [1947-MOR]
Sergeant Lucas was one of M's inspectors who interrogated Caracci regarding the shooting in front of his club, along with Janvier and Torrence. Charlot asked M about "that fat little sergeant in your office, Lucas." M wanted to call him or Inspector Torrence in Paris from Porquerolles. [1949-AMI]
Lucas made the official investigation at Frans Steuvels, where two human teeth, from someone alive recently (Krynker), had been found in the ashes of his furnace. Probably from a fat man about 30.... Lucas had been forced to take charge of organizing all the information on Steuvels case, and became known as The Great Turenne. Little Lucas never had enough staff for all the jobs. [1949-MME]
M called Lucas, to check on all prisoners who'd been released in the past 5 years, for any who'd lived in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, to trace Paul Martin, and to check on Jean Martin.... Lucas was almost a replica of M, although a head shorter, with shoulders half as broad, and a face which did not readily assume an expression of severity.... M called Lucas again, to have him check on taxis which might have picked up Loraine Martin that morning. [1950-noe]
Lucas said to M one day on the way to the Brasserie Dauphine, "So you're in a novel now..."... Finally Lucas, who was probably sitting at M's desk, smoking one of M's pipes, which he'd begged him to leave him. [1950-MEM]
When M's wife was away, "kindly Lucas" invited M, "Why not come and take potluck with us?" His wife was the sort to panic over trifles. - an extra dinner guest was a nightmare.... Little Lucas came a few paces to meet him, at Cochin.... M had Lucas bring a car to Mlle. Clément's to pick up Émile Paulus.... Lucas was planning to call Joseph [Old 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]
Lucas went about in a straw hat, which on him seemed like a native grass hat or lampshade. [1951-GRA]
Neither Lucas nor Janvier, nor even young Lapointe were in the Inspector's office.... Lucas had been working for two weeks on another case, but was now free to work on the Louis Thouret case. He was in charge of searching for Albert Jorisse. [1952-BAN]
M asked Lucas to check with all the night taxies near Rue Popincourt -- there was a stand on Place Voltaire -- to see if anyone picked up François Lagrange with his trunk and brought him back. M was smoking his enormous pipe. Left M a note he found when he came back from Lagrange's daughter: Call the police station at Gare du Nord asap. Found the taxi driver who had taken Lagrange to Gare du Nord. M and Lucas took the trunk to Jussieu's laboratory. He was still there. Met Torrence on the stairs.... Called M at the Savoy from Paris to report that the revolver had been found in Lagrange's apartment. [1952-REV]
When M returned to Paris, he heard the story of the senator's daughter, and that Lucas had begun interviewing some of those involved. [1953-PEU]
M said he'd had dinner with the boss and Lucas and Janvier at the Brasserie Dauphine.... M assigned Lucas to find out about Jacques Fleury.... Lucas met M and Janvier in the Brasserie Dauphine, and talked to M in an aggrieved voice such as he had never used before in M's presence. When M asked if he wanted a beer he said he rather a pernod, also uncharacteristic. [1954-MIN]
Lucas and Janvier had been on duty since 6:00 at the Quai des Orfèvres. Lucas got the call about the man's arm, and decided to let M sleep a little longer. Lucas called M at 8:15, just after M had finished his second cup of coffee. Told M he had Janvier, Lamaire, and Lapointe available. M told him to send Lapointe, since he, the Chief Inspector, might participate. N. told Lucas to let the Chief know... M told Lapointe to have Lucas check on the Poitiers train and with Saint-Aubin and the nearest villages. [1955-COR]
Lucas came in, smelling like a drug store. [1956-ECH]
Lucas was at Pau, where he had relatives.... The bar on the streetcorner, Quai de Charenton. He'd spent hours there watching someone. The barwoman studied M. It was over 3 years since he'd been there. On the yellow-painted walls were the sort of advertisments you see in cafés in the country. She finally recognized him, and remembered "a little fat fellow who bounced along as he walked", Lucas. [1956-AMU]
Janvier and Lucas were playing cards, something they did less than three times a year. M asked them if they'd seen Xavier Marton leave, but they hadn't noticed. M had Lucas send the white powder [zinc phosphide] Marton had brought with him to the laboratory for analysis.... Lucas had one great fault: it was easy to spot him as a policeman, so M couldn't use him for the Marton surveillance.... M had Janvier and Lucas go to the Grands Magasins du Louvre, for Janvier to point out Marton to Lucas, who would follow him.... In the inspectors' office M told Lucas to stop Gisèle Marton if she tried to leave before he came back to his office. [1957-SCR]
M opened the door of the Inspector's office, greeted Lucas, Torrence and two or three others, and told them to tell Lapointe he was there.... M had Lucas call the Public Prosecutor's office. Lachaume of Lachaume's Biscuits had been shot in the heart. He reminded him to call the Identity people as well. [1958-TEM]
M hadn't mentioned anything about buying the house to Janvier or Lucas, nor to anyone else.... M met Janvier outside the door, who said Lucas had arrested two young men in the robbery of a branch bank in the 20th. [1959-ASS]
Janvier was on vacation, and Lucas had come back the day before, hadn't yet returned to work.... There'd been a new crime during the night, almost a downright massacre. Lucas, just back from vacation, was handling it. 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]
Like Janvier, Lucas and a score or so of M's men, Aristide Fumel was of the old school.... Lucas said he was still hunting for old Fernand, an old con whose identity had never been definitely established. [1961-PAR]
Janvier or Lucas had nicknamed Léonard Planchon "the Saturday caller".... Lucas was standing beside M, slipping documents into a yellow folder.... M called Lucas to have him check if any taxi drivers had picked up Planchon near Rue Lepic or Place Blanche.... One Saturday M had sent Lucas to see Planchon, but he'd only wanted to see M. [1962-CLI]
M called Lucas to have him go to the hospital and get the bullets. [1963-FAN]
Lucas and Janvier looked up in suprise when M said he was going to the Chief Commissioner's.... Lucas told M there'd been another jewelry store holdup. M told him to take care of it.... Lucas was away. Young Lapointe was on vacation. Janvier was typing a report.... Janvier had a small car. Lucas was thinking of getting one.... Lucas was in the detective's room, his head balder than it had been when he had entered the Superintendent's service.... M told Lucas and Janvier he'd been put on leave. [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. Lucas and Janvier had participated.... M called Lucas at the PJ, told him to go to the Rue des Acacias and bring Janin with him. [1965-PAT]
Apart from his closest collaboarators, like Lucas, Janvier, Torrence, and, more recently, Lapointe, Dr Pardon was M's only friend.... Lucas had driven M to Orly and was waiting in the Judicial Police car. [1966-NAH]
M handed Lucas some mail about the Lebourg case.... M had Torrence and Lucas come to his office when he got the call from Janvier about Mlle. Antoinette Vague's murder. Told Lucas to call Moers and have him go over there. M called the Public Prosecutor's Office. Then they went by car to the house together. Lucas drove.... Lucas interrupted M's interrogation of Mme. Parendon to report that she had been seen going through the house earlier that morning when she claimed to have been sleeping. [1968-HES]
M gathered three of his favorite inspectors, Janvier, Lucas and young Lapointe - who would probably still be called that when he was 50 - into his office.... Of all his men, Lucas had worked with M the longest, and M now called him 'tu'. He called Lapointe 'tu' also, because he'd been almost a boy when he started. [1969-TUE]
M stopped into the inspector's room to tell Lucas and a few others that he was leaving.... M called Lucas when he returned from Toulon and asked who was available. Neveu, Janin, Lourtie. M said he wanted a 24-hour watch on Angèle Louette. [1970-FOL]
Lucas woke M up at 2:00 am with a call from the 18th. They'd just found the body of Maurice Marcia, proprieter of the Sardine, a truly Parisian restaurant on the Rue Fontaine, on the sidewalk of the Avenue Junot, right at the top of the Butte Montmartre, not far from the Place du Tertre. [1971-IND]
Luce, Albert. M had left the station at six o'clock that morning, when Albert Luce, the assistant secretary, arrived to start work. [1948-PRE]
Jean-Charles Gaillard's secretary, Lucette, said there'd been a call from Cannes. She was pretty and pleasant, and her white nylon dress revealed an appetizing body. Was there something between her and Gaillard? [1962-COL]
Lucette Calas. see: Calas, Lucette
Lucia Pagliati. see: Pagliati, Lucia
The proprieter of Marina's was Lucien, wearing a thick beige sweater that made him look even shorter and broader.... M knew Lucien had been in trouble in Marseilles, but had gone straight and opened the little restaurant in Montmartre with his wife, Marina. [1936-pig]
One of the men in Antoine Batille's recording. Said Lucien and Gouvion were taking turns. Recorded at Café des Amis, Place de la Bastille.
Lucien. M called the Quai des Orfèvres and heard the voice of Lucien, a new man, who'd taken his training very seriously, and was preparing for promotion examinations. [1953-TRO]
Priollet came in and asked M if he knew Lucien, one of his inspectors. He was short, fat, and very dark, and lived near Maigret. His wife kept a herb shop in the Rue du Chemin-Vert. M had often seen him and his wife standing in the doorway of the shop when he and his wife went past of their way to dine at Dr Pardon's. His wife had just been talking about Jeanine Armenieu, who'd lived next door. [1954-JEU]
Lucien Boulay. see: Boulay, Lucien
Lucien Fouque. see: Fouque, Lucien
see: Hardoin, Lucien
Lucien Leuwen. One of the books Hélène Lange had from the lending library was Lucien Leuwen. [unfinished novel by Stendahl, published posthumously in 1894.] [1967-VIC]
Lucienne Jouffroy. see: Jouffroy, Lucienne
Lucien Romanel. see: Romanel, Lucien
Lucile. One of the policemen joked that his wife's name was Lucile, but she wasn't a little girl. [1947-VAC]
Vanel said Bob d'Anseval was at the Hôtel du Centre, 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. [1948-PRE]
Lucile Cristin. see: Cristin, Lucile
Lucile Decaux. see: Decaux, Lucile
Lucile de Courçon. see: Courçon, Lucile de
Lucile Duffieux. see: Duffieux, Lucile
Lucile Gosset. see: Gosset, Lucile
Lucile Merlot. see: Merlot, Lucile
Lucille. Ronald Dexter had found another handbill: Robson the Comic, Lucille the Medium, and finally, J & J. Robson had died 10 or 15 years earlier in a railroad accident. In those days Lucille had been called Angel. [1946-NEW]
Thérèse said Inspector Priollet would vouch that she hadn't taken the pocketbook, it was her friend Lucille.
Luçon. [commune, W France, Vendée dept. pop. 1962: 8,332. connected with sea by canal about 8 m. long; bishopric.]
Henri Monfils, an insurance agent from Luçon, Juliette Boynet 's first cousin, arranged for Juliette Boynet's funeral. With his wife and five sons, all with unruly fair hair, attended the funeral. [1940-CEC]
There had been a political background. He had not been guilty. He had acted as it was his duty to act, had behaved not only as an honest man, but strictly according to his obligations as a public servant. Nevertheless, in the eyes of almost everyone he had done wrong. He had had to go before a disciplinary council, , and as everything was against him, he had been blamed. He had to leave the Paris headquarters and found himself exiled to Luçon, in the Vendée.... That time too the cause of it all had been a certain rivalry between the Rue des Saussaies and the QDO, each of the police departments receiving different directives, each defending opposing inerests whether they liked it or not, because of a struggle in high places. [1954-MIN]
M himself had been out of Paris in 1946. Shortly before he had fallen out with the then Chief of Police, who had retired a few months later. He had been posted to Luçon, where there had been practically nothing to do, and to pass the time he had spent most of the day playing billiards. He had had to stay there, bored and frustrated, for the better part of a year. Nor had Mme M taken to life in the Verndée. Fortunately the new Commissioner had summoned him back to Paris. At the time M was only an Inspector. He had not yet been promoted to Chief Superintendent and head of Criminal Police. M now looked back on his time in Luçon as not merely a gap in his career, but also a blank in his memory.... The reason the Nina Lassave case had slipped M's mind was that it had happened while they were in Luçon. Mme M: "I was never so bored in my life!" "Would you like a peach... they're sweet and ripe?" "I won't say no."
Luc-sur-Mer. M told Lucas to wire all the police station and mayors in the district: Dives, Cabourg, Houlgate. Places south as well, Luc-sur-Mer, Lion, Coutances.... Passengers not going on to Cherbourg had to change trains, for Lion-sur-Mer, Luc, Ouistreham. [1932-POR]
Only one burglar had been armed, with a Luger he'd brought back from the war, not a 6.35 automatic. [1958-TEM]
[Louise Filon]. They tried the first boarding house, the Hôtel du Var. Pierrot was staying there. His real name was Pierre Eyraud, 29, born in Paris. The old woman at the desk said he always came in with Lulu. [1953-TRO]
Lulu Pasquier. see: Pasquier, Lulu
Lulu the Torpedo. 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]
The lumber room was the room at the end of the corridor, lit only by a skylight out of reach.
Luna Park Lune, Rue de la
Luna Park. Torrence had located Mimile, working at the Luna Park menagerie. [1945-FAC]
Lune, Rue de la. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle to Rue Poissonière]
Luquet, Marcelle. Jacques Fleury had had a girlfriend named Marcelle Luquet, about 40, stout, dark hair, who some say he picked up when she was a cashier in a brasserie in Porte Saint-Martin. Lucas had toured the bars on the main boulevards, starting with the one by the Place de l'Opéra. He finally found the right one, on Place de la République, where the bar owner thought she lived in the vicinity, towards Rue Blondel. He'd often met her on Rue de Croissant, so thought she worked in a newspaper office or printing house.... Worked as a proofreader in the Imprimerie du Croissant, on the night shift. Lucas bought her coffee on the Boulevard Montmartre. [1954-MIN]
Inspector Nicolas had learned that Joseph Raison was friends with René Lussac, 31, and his wife, 2 or 3 years younger. They had a boy two and a half. He worked for a firm of musical instrument makers and had a car, a Floride.
Lutetia Luxembourg Luxembourg Gardens
Lutetia. Hélène Grandmaison stayed at the Lutetia [Hôtel de Lutèce] in the Boulevard Raspail in Paris. [1932-POR]
Luxembourg. Alain Mazeron's mother was Armand de Saint-Hilaire's sister. She'd married a painter, almost completely forgotten now, but with a canvas still in the Luxembourg. [1960-VIE]
Luxembourg Gardens. M went by taxi to the Rue Gay-Lussac, to see Maître Orin; the tall trees in the Luxembourg Gardens swayed in the breeze. [1951-GRA]
Dr. Bloy said he'd lived around the corner since he was a child and he'd used to play in the Luxembourg Gardens with Gérard Sabin-Levesque.
Luxemburg Luxor Luzancy
Luxemburg. Lia Lauwenstein was born in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg in 1903. Lived mostly on the Riviera. [1930-PRO]
Luxor. Sûreté inspector Dubois, one of the four when Jean Chabot was brought in, confirmed that the cigarette butts they found behind the Gai-Moulin were cork-tipped Luxors, like Jean's. [1931-GAI]
Luzancy. The car broke down near Luzancy lock, on the Marne, which was in flood. [1930-31-PHO]
Lwow. Adolphe Bonvoisin, a Frenchman from Lille, had come from Lwow, representing a cotton-spinning firm with a branch in Poland. [1936-arr]
Lycée Banville. Léon Florentin had been at school with M, Lycée Banville, Moulins. [1968-ENF]
Lycée Henri IV. François Lagrange had been a schoolmate of Dr Pardon's at the Lycée Henri IV. [1952-REV]
Lycée Racine. Émile Parendon's son, Gus Parendon, was in the third grade at the Lycée Racine. It was he who had written the anonymous letter to M warning of a murder to come. [1968-HES]
M thought of Harry Brown, that he must have gone to Oxford or Cambridge, while he himself had gone to the Lycée Stanislas.
Lyon. Hortense Canelle, the wife of the bargee of the Providence said everyone knew them, from Liège to Lyon.... At the far end of the canal, beyond the Langres plateau, the Saône, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Lyon... [1930-PRO]
The station staff remembered Hélène Lange had gone to Strasbourg, Brest, Carcassonne, Dieppe, Lyon, Nancy, Montélimar, always a fairly large town.
Lyons. [manufacturing and commercial city, EC France, Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 527,890. (Lyons) At the confluence of the Rhone and Saôone rivers, 58 mi. NW of Grenoble.]
The night before the truck, which traveled regularly between Paris and Lyons, had run into a stationary car and sent it hurtling into the Loing. [1937-38-noy]
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. [1948-PRE]
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]
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