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Zanin. Émilie Thouret said her husband was assistant manager with Kaplan et Zanin, on Rue de Bondy.... There were no longer any Zanins in Kaplan et Zanin when the concierge had come, 26 years earlier. At that time old M. Kaplan had run the business alone. [1952-BAN]

Zanzi-Bar. 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. [1937-38-ber]




Zebio. Prosper Donge thought the man coming out of the Majestic was Zebio, the dancer.... On the studio portraits, Zebio was called Eusebio Fualdès, but his real name was Edgar Fagonet, born in Lille. [1939-MAJ]

Zenith Transport. The depot of the heavy, long-distance, red and green trucks M had seen lined up in a side street of the Quai de Valmy was at Rue Terrage. Zenith Transport, Roulers and Langlois. [1955-COR]

Zenith Watches. Jean Martin was a representative of Zenith Watches for the central and southwest region. A very big firm.... M told Lucas to call the managing director of Zenith Watches, Avenue de l'Opéra. The general representative in France of Zenith Watches was Arthur Godefroy, who lived in a big private house in Saint-Cloud. [1950-noe]

Zero Club. M said François Ricain had mentioned the Zero Club, near the Rue Jacob, where Walter Carus often went. [1966-VOL]




Ziegler, Hans. Hans Ziegler, alias Ernst Marek, alias John Donley, alias Joey Hogan, alias Jean Lemke. Real name and nationality unknown. (A Danish report said that Hans Ziegler's real name was Julius Van Cram.) Con-man. Spoke fluent French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and a little Polish. The Prague Police had circulated his photo. He'd said he was born in Munich, had a blond mustache. He was found in London as John Donley, a native of San Francisco, and had been arrested in Copenhagen as Ernst Marek. He'd also showed up as Jules Streib and Carl Spangler. In Paris he'd stayed at a big hotel in the Champs-Élysées, in London at the Savoy. He always worked with an accomplice, who was younger and had a Central European accent. His last exploit had taken place six years earlier, in Mexico. [1954-JEU]

Ziffer. Ziffer, the proprietor of the Cric-Crac in the Rue Clément-Marot, came over to greet them. [1972-CHA]

zinc phosphide. Xavier Marton brought M a sample of some powder, white phosphide, which he had analyzed by a friend, a salesman at the Louvre keen on chemistry; extremely poisonous. He'd found a bottle of it in a cupboard at his house. M later referred to it as zinc phosphide. [1957-SCR]

Zirkt, Léon. Lognon said he'd spoken to a taxi driver outside the night-club Le Grelot, Léon Zirkt, 53, who lived at Levallois-Perret. One Monday night, Zirkt had been outside the Roméo, a new night-club in the Rue Caumartin. [1954-JEU]




Zoé. Ziffer remembered that M. Charles had been sitting at the bar with Zoé. He said she was the platinum blonde, the one with the gorgeous breasts. [1972-CHA]

Zola. [Émile Zola, 1840-1902, influential French writer. see Wikipedia.]
The Globe, a paper, if not owned, certainly inspired by the deputy Joseph Mascoulin, had a headline in the style of Zola's famous "J'accuse". [1954-MIN]

In Honoré Cuendet's bookcase was a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy. [1961-PAR]

The Vieux Garçon had been frequented in the past by Balzac and Alexandre Dumas, and later on, literary luncheon parties brought together by the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Zola, Alphonse Daudet and others. [1962-COL]

Hélène Lange restricted her reading to the first half of the 19th century, grandly dismissing Flaubert, Hugo, Zola, Maupassant. [1967-VIC]

Zone. The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]

It's the same with a bistro in La Villette or near the Porte d'Italie, with Arabs in the Zone, or with Poles or Italians, streetwalkers of Pigalle or young delinquents of Les Ternes. You have to know. [1950-MEM]

Zoo. Boissier found the name on the list where a safe had been installed: Guillaume Serre, dentist, 43b, Rue de la Ferme, Neuilly. Just past the Zoo, a street parallel with Boulevard Richard-Wallace.... Ernestine Jussiaume told M that Alfred Jussiaume had done a job somewhere in Neuilly. He'd been stopped by the police in the Bois de Boulogne, behind the Zoo, by the place where women went to clean up. [1951-GRA]

Zouave. In the old woman's house they'd found a Second Empire wedding dress, and a Zouave's uniform from the beginning of the century. [1959-ASS]

Zouzou. Félicie had pointed out to Mélanie Choichoi that ZouZou, her tomcat, probably had worms, as he was eating his fur. [1942-FEL]




Zuber, F. Frédéric Zuberski had called himself Zuber, his leather company. He'd died at 58. [1958-TEM]

Zuber, Paulette. Marcelle Lachaume, Léonard Lachaume's wife had died 8 years earlier. Two years later Armand Lachaume married Paulette Zuber. [1958-TEM]

Zuberski, Frédéric. Paulette Lachaume's father, Frédéric Zuberski, known as F Zuber, had been a rich leather merchant, died 5 months earlier and left his fortune to his daughter. [1958-TEM]

Zurich. [City, capital of Zurich canton, Switzerland, at foot of Alps on Limat river at NW end of Lake of Zurich 60 mi. NE of Bern. pop. 1970: 422,640; largest city in Switzerland.]

The general representative in France of Zenith Watches was Arthur Godefroy, of Zurich, who lived in a big private house in Saint-Cloud. [1950-noe]

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