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Abbesses. 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]

Abbesses, Place des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. at Rue des Abbesses]

Janvier called from Au Bon Coin, a place on Rue Germain-Pilon, 200 yards from the Place des Abbesses, where Léonard Planchon used to come for a drink.... Planchon called M from a café on the Place des Abbesses, near a house where he'd been working all day.... M left Planchon's wife [Renée Planchon] and turned left towards Places des Abbesses, instead of going down Rue Lepic to find a taxi on Place Blanche. Place des Abbesses, with its métro station, Théâtre de l'Atelier, which looked like a toy or stage set, and its bistros and small shops, seemed to M to be far more genuine working class Montmartre than Place de Tertre, which had become a tourist trap. [1962-CLI]

Marcel Vivien had stayed at the Hôtel Jonard on the Place des Abbesses from June through August. Louis Mahossier had also been living there at the time of Nina Lassave's murder. [1971-SEU]

Abbesses, Rue des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue des Martyrs to Rue Lepic]

At Place Clichy [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. [1955-TEN]

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. [1962-CLI]

Abdullah. [Henry Miller mentions "Abdullah cigarettes" in a Paris context in "Tropic of Cancer": "Tania is a fever, too... Café de la Liberté Place des Vosges... Montparnasse... Abdullah cigarettes..."]
Gloria Negretti was angry with the hotel porter because she'd sent down for Abdullah's cigarettes, and he'd brought a different brand. [1930-PRO]

The waiter asked Johann Radek if he wanted Marylands cigarettes. He said he wanted Abdullahs. [1930-31-TET]

Abeille Company. Life insurance company paying Aurore Gallet 300,000 francs on policy taken out by Émile Gallet in 1925. [1930-GAL]

Abel Tarride. see: Tarride, Abel

Abouchère. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. Abouchère, the son of Senator Abouchère... [1964-DEF]

Aboukir, Rue d'. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Place des Victoires to Rue Saint-Denis]

The manageress of a small hotel in the Rue d'Aboukir said Louise Laboine had spent four months at her hotel, until two months earlier. Janvier said it was the lowest sort of place, most of the clients Algerians. [1954-JEU]

Abraham. Jacques Huguet adored children, said the greatest man in history was Abraham. [1966-VOL]

Abyssinia. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]

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Acacias, Chemin des. Lourtie whispered that he could see a sign, Chemin des Acacias (Jouy-en-Josas). [1969-TUE]

Acacias, Rue des. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Avenue de la Grande-Armée to Avenue Mac-Mahon]

The young couple had filled out a form, Jean Vertbois, 20, advertising agent, and Mme, 18 Rue des Acacias, Paris, on their way to Nice. [1937-38-noy]

A mechanic in the Rue des Acacias, off the Avenue de la Grande-Armée, had bought the De Dion Bouton. [1948-PRE]

One of the desk clerks at the Hôtel Wagram thought Bill Larner often ate at Pozzo's on Rue des Acacias. [1951-LOG]

M. Kaplan, the owner of Kaplan et Zanin, which had gone out of business three years earlier, lived in Rue des Acacias, near Porte Maillot. [1952-BAN]

Mlle Lucile Decaux, Étienne Gouin's assistant, lived around the corner in the Rue des Acacias. [1953-TRO]

Three times that week M had been to Manuel Palmari's, the old owner of the Clou Doré on Rue Fontaine, who lived in his bourgeois apartment on the Rue des Acacias. ... Janvier drove M to Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Élysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful. [1964-DEF]

Manuel Palmari lived in an apartment on the Rue des Acacias with Aline.... Not only had M cleared his name, he'd gotten a confession from a dentist on the Rue des Acacias who had committed several crimes. [see: DEF] [1965-PAT]

Académie Française. Boutigues pointed out a villa that belonged to a famous writer, a member of the Académie Française, and that of a ballet dancer who lived with an English lord. [1932-LIB]

Academy. Victor Lamotte appeared with his lawyer, Maître Bourdon, one of the leading lights of the legal profession, President of the French Bar, whose name had been put forward for membership in the Academy. [1968-ENF]

Academy of Medicine. Antoinette Ollivier said that because Étienne Gouin was a member of the Academy of Medicine everyone assumed him to be innocent. [1953-TRO]

Accountant. M entered Marina's and found Christiani and his young recruit, René Lecoeur, known as the Accountant, as he'd been a bank clerk in Marseilles. [1936-pig]

Ace of Spades. Jacques Huguet said he'd run into Nora in a small nightclub, the Ace of Spades, in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés. M went there and learned she was the owner. Manager said she had a dozen, including some in the Pigalle area and one on the Champs-Élysées. He said he could retire to the Riviera in a year if he just had three. [1966-VOL]

Acrobat. Jef Schrameck was also known as Fred the Clown, and "the acrobat". Louis Thouret's partner in the lunch-time burglaries. [1952-BAN]

Action Française. Lapointe found membership cards in Jules Piquemal's room. The oldest was for the Association of the Croix de Feu. Another, from 1937, was for the Action Française [ultra-right-wing groups. footnote in English ed.] . [1954-MIN]

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Ada Farano. see: Farano, Ada

Adalbert d'Oulmont. see: Oulmont, Adalbert d'.

Adèle. Jacques Pétillon had asked for a girl named Adèle at the Tivoli. They said she hadn't worked there for ages. "You mean the little dark one with the pear-shaped tits, don't you?" He didn't know. [Jeanne Grosbois] [1942-FEL]

Adèle Bosquet. see: Bosquet, Adèle

Adèle Noirhomme. see: Noirhomme, Adèle

Adeline Paillet. see: Paillet, Adeline

Adine Hulot. see: Hulot, Adine

Adler. Tissot had said that if he were a blind believer in the theories of Freud, Adler or others, he wouldn't hesitate to assign sexual overtones to the crimes. [1955-TEN]

M brought home a psychiatric text from the Director's office, which included a section on Adler's opinion on neurosis. Also Kraepelin and Capgras were mentioned. [1957-SCR]

Admiral Café. [Concarneau] Yves Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café, with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux. [1931-JAU]

Admiral Hotel. [Concarneau] Only the three windows of the Admiral Hotel, on the square where it meets the quay, were lighted. [1931-JAU]

Adolphe Bonvoisin. see: Bonvoisin, Adolphe

Adrien Josset. see: Josset, Adrien

Adrienne Laur. see: Laur, Adrienne

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Aerts, Arthur. Old Arthur Aerts, the skipper of the Astrolabe had arrived at La Citanguette about a half an hour after the Aiglon VII, Claessens walking the tow-path with his horses. He was Belgian, said to have a hoard of 100,000 francs on board. [1936-pen]

Aerts, Emma. Arthur Aerts' wife, Emma, had bought bread, eggs and a rabbit at the bistro. She was from Strasbourg, 20 years his junior.... Dr Paul's reports said that Emma had died about 1:00 am. [1936-pen]

Aerts, Joseph. Arthur Aerts' elder son, Joseph Aerts, was the skipper of a tugboat at Antwerp. [1936-pen]

Aerts, Maria Van. see: Van Aerts, Maria

Aerts, Théodore. Théodore Aerts, with his father's help, had bought a self-propelled barge, the Marie-France. He'd been notified of his father's death while passing through Maestricht, in Holland. [1936-pen]

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Afghan. Jean-Luc Caucasson, fine-looking, tall, spare, thick gray hair, had the look of a pedigreed animal, an Afghan hound perhaps. [1969-VIN]

Afghanistan. M read the paper. "Daughter of Mohammedan Ruler married at Nice. festivities in India and Afghanistan... A dinner in Nice at the Palais de la Mediterranée..." A Moslem princess marrying at Nice... [1932-LIB]

Africa. There were photographs in his study showing Conrad Popinga in Asia and Africa wearing the uniform of first officer or captain. [1931-HOL]

M had an idea he wanted to check, something he'd thought of while waiting for M. Gastinne-Renette's ballistics report at the gunsmith's. He'd been watching a young married couple about to leave for Africa on their honeymoon, trying out some extremely powerful guns. [1942-FEL]

The change of scene was as absolute as if they'd been transported to Africa - blue porcelain sky, air perfectly still. [1949-AMI]

M explained that when the setting of their house had been the Place des Vosges, the one on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir was being repaired, so they'd stayed in Georges Simenon's, who was off to Africa for a year, No. 21. [1950-MEM]

François Lalinde lived across the street from Adrien Josset. 76, retired colonial adminstrator. Cared for by Julie, a maid he'd brought back from Africa. [1959-CON]

François Keller had gone to Africa, in Gabon, at a station some hundreds of miles from Libreville. [1962-CLO]

Jean-Charles Gaillard went throught the African campaign, and was in Syria. [1962-COL]

Ferdinand Fauchois had been in military prison in Africa when he was in the foreign legion. [1968-HES]

Léon Florentin said he'd mostly exported to the emergent countries of Africa. [1968-ENF]

Harteau said Antoine Batille's dream was to be a teacher in Asia, Africa and South America, one after another, so he could study the different races. [1969-TUE]

Africa Batallions. The doctor said Jean Liberge had tattoos, like he'd seen of the African Batalliions, but different. [1930-PRO]

Marcellin had been sent to do military service in the Africa Batallions. [1949-AMI]

At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. [1950-PIC]

M told Émile Paulus that after serving 5 years he'd probably be sent off to the Africa brigades. [1951-MEU]

Africa, Central. Ernest Combarieu's feet had the scars left from "jiggers", ticks of Central Africa which burrow into a man's toes, and have to be dug out with a knife. [1946-obs]

Pierre Mazet, who'd worked for M ten years earlier, transferred to Central Africa, where he stayed for 5 years. Returned due to ill health. The man who was brought to M's office.... Yvonne Moncin's sister was married to a garage owner at Levallois. They had a brother in Africa. [1955-TEN]

African. Angela Dodds' house was littered with African and Chinese artifacts, all the bric-à-brac of Montparnasse bohemians. [1940-JUG]

It is generally known that there is one squad solely concerned with the 2-300,000 North Africans, Portuguese and others who live on the outskirts of the 20th, who camp there, scarcely knowing the language if at all. At the Quai des Orfèvres there are maps on which little islands are marked, the Jews of the Rue des Rosiers, the Italians of the Hôtel de Ville district, the Russians of Les Ternes and Denfert-Rochereau... [1950-MEM]

Africa, Northern. M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa. [1932-FOU]

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age, M's. see Chronology of the ages of Maigret and Simenon by Jean Forest

see Comparison of Simenon's and Drake's Chronologies of Maigret's Life by David Drake

see Chronology of Maigret's Life and Career by David Drake

see Maigret Biography from the work of Jacques Baudou (Biographie de Maigret, selon Jacques Baudou) by Murielle Wenger

Aglaé. Postmistress, very fat girl, 26 at most. She listened in on most calls, supplied the information that Marcellin had called Ginette to find what year Van Gogh had died, revealing to M that Jef de Greef had forged a Van Gogh for Philippe de Moricourt to sell to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox, and that Marcellin had known. Therefore the murderers were de Greef and de Moricourt. [M pondered her name in reference to her shape, perhaps thinking of Baudelaire's inspiration for his "White Venus" cycle, Apollonie-Aglaé Sabatier, a well-known beauty and artist's model.] [1949-AMI]

Aguesseau, Rue d'. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue de Surène]

Émile Parendon's neurologist brother and his wife lived on the Rue d'Aguesseau, in an apartment they owned, almost as big as Parendon's. [1968-HES]

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Aiglon Hôtel. see: Hôtel Aiglon

Aiglon VII. That Wednesday evening, the Aiglon VII, a small tug from the Upper Seine had brough her six lighters to the La Citanguette lock. [1936-pen]

Aigny. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... M had eaten lunch at Aigny.... M waited for the Southern Cross at the Aigny lock. [1930-PRO]

Aiguillon, Pointe de l'. In the distance M saw an island, or perhaps the Pointe de l'Aiguillon... Saint-André-sur-Mer was about 9 miles north of La Rochelle, not far from the Aiguillon headland. [1953-ECO]

Aiguillon, Quai de l'. [Concarneau] There was not a single light on the Quai de l'Aiguillon; everything was closed. [1931-JAU]

Ailevard. Lapointe had spent two nights at Passy in the house of M. Ailevard, who'd gone to London for two weeks. [1958-TEM]

Aillevard. Listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

Aillevard. M asked if Aillevard were in, but he hadn't come in yet, though Janvier was back. His kids all had the flu. [1956-ECH]

Aillevard, Justin. Then came the voice of Justin Aillevard, the procurator, who sat on the Public Prosecutor's bench. [1959-ASS]

Aimée Amorelle. see: Amorelle, Aimée

Aimée Malik. see: Malik, Aimée

Airaud, Marcel. Albert Forlacroix pointed out Marcel Airaud to M. [1940-JUG]

Air Force. Even the Air Force sergeant who was on the stand was looking at M. [1949-CHE]

Air France. Éveline Jave had traveled from Orly to Paris by the Air France bus, which had left her at the Boulevard des Capucines. [1956-AMU]

Air France. In Countess Louise Paverini's room were timetables from Air France and Pan American. [1957-VOY]

M told Janvier to call Orly and see if the plane that arrived soon after eleven was an Air France or a Swissair. [1966-NAH]

Air-Inter. Janvier said there would certainly be an Air-Inter flight to Marseilles. [1971-IND]

airplane. M flew to La Baule in an 8-seater, 2-engine plane. 2-hour flight to La Baule. [1971-SEU]

Air Terminal. The Old Wine Press was on the other side of the boulevard, near the Air Terminal subway entrance. [1966-VOL]

Aisne. [dept, N France pop. 1968: 526,346.]

M had been studying all the historical cases which bore some resemblance... Jack the Ripper, the Düsseldorf Vampire, the Viennese lamplighter, and the Pole who operated among the farms in the Aisne Department. [1955-TEN]

Aix-en-Provence. [city, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 89,556. (also: Aix). 19 mi. N of Marseilles.]

Liliane Pigou spent two weeks with her parents in Aix-en-Provence, where her father was an architect. Then she went to stay with her sister, who'd rented a house in Bandol. [1969-VIN]

Pepito Giovanni said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence. [1970-FOL]

Aix-les-Bains. [commune, E France, Savoie dept. pop. 1968: 20,627. on SE shore of Lake Bourget 9 mi. N of Chambéry.]

M remembered the morning the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre had left for Aix-les-Bains when he was a boy. [1932-FIA]

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Ajoupa. M's dentist. He hadn't seen him for a year. [1964-DEF]

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Akel, K. The photographer of the family scene M found in Anna Gorskin's room, K. Akel, Pskov. [1929-30-LET]

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Alain Courmont. see: Courmont, Alain

Alain de Folletier. see: Folletier, Alain de

Alain Druet. see: Druet, Alain

Alain Dupré de Boissancourt. see: Boissancourt, Alain Dupré de

Alain Lagrange. see: Lagrange, Alain

Alain Lemaire. see: Lemaire, Alain

Alain Mazeron. see: Mazeron, Alain

Alain Serre. see: Serre, Alain

Alain Vernoux. see: Vernoux, Alain

Alban Groult-Cotelle. see: Groult-Cotelle, Alban

Albatross. A boatman called out to Émile Ducrau that the Albatross was held up at Meaux. [1933-ECL]

Albert. The manservant at the de Saint-Marc's. [1931-OMB]

Maurice de Saint-Fiacre called to Albert, the butler, to bring them a drink. [1932-FIA]

Albert, the landlord of the hotel, told M he had a phone call. It was from Mme M. [1932-FLA]

Rosalie's fiancé, Albert, came into M's room with her. [1932-FOU]

Albert, the valet de chambre at the Hôtel Beauséjour in Cannes, a grimy individual. [1932-LIB]

M's eyes were following the new proprietor of the Floria, Albert, a blond young man, whom he'd known as the manager of a dance hall in Montparnasse. [1934-MAI]

Proprieter of Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche, where Charles Dandurand and his unsavory associates would meet.... "As Albert would say, I'm spilling the beans." Dandurand's statement to M.... All the big bosses who were in the habit of gathering every evening at Albert's place were waiting for M in the bistro near the cemetery.... The small band of gentlemen with flashy rings was no doubt engaged in a game of belote at Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche. [1940-CEC]

Alphonse told M he'd been out on the river with Albert, his apprentice. [1945-FAC]

Albert, the valet, was a jockey till he was 21. He was also from Anseval. He slept above the stables with Jérôme, the coachman.... Dédé brought M to his table, where he introduced Albert, broken nose, bovine type, and Lucile. [1948-PRE]

The concierge, M. Albert, told M. Gilles he'd sent his assistant, René up to Colonel David Ward's, and that he was dead in his bath in suite 347. [1957-VOY]

Albert. Arlette's young boyfriend, Albert, turned out to be Lapointe. [1950-PIC]

Albert Babeau. see: Babeau, Albert

Albert Fagonet. see: Fagonet, Albert

Albert Falconi. see: Falconi, Albert

Albert Forlacroix. see: Forlacroix, Albert

Albertine Fagonet. see: Fagonet, Albertine

Albert Janvier. see: Janvier

Albert Jorisse. see: Jorisse, Albert

Albert, Little. see: Little Albert

Albert Luce. see: Luce, Albert

Albert Magnin. see: Magnin, Albert

Albert Marcinelle. see: Marcinelle, Albert

Albert Premièr, Boulevard. [Nice] Hélène Lange had lived nine years in Vichy, before that in Nice, in a fairly shabby lodginghouse in Boulevard Albert I. [1967-VIC]

Albert-Premièr, Cours. Rosalie Moncoeur said the last she'd seen Maria Pinaco she was walking the streets on the Cours Albert-Premièr in Nice. [1950-PIC]

[Nice] Kubik, who M had arrested 12 years before after a jewel robbery on Boulevard Saint-Martin. It was likely he'd been involved in the theft last month on Cours Albert-Premièr in Nice. [1959-ASS]

Albert Raymond. see: Raymond, Albert

Albert Retailleau. see: Retailleau, Albert

Albert Rochain. see: Rochain, Albert

Albertus Parvus. The old woman explained that Albertus Parvus was a book of magic dating from the 14th or 15 century. [1947-MOR]

Alcyon. Enormous white yacht kept at Porquerolles, almost entirely metal, owned by a Lyons businessman, M. Jaureguy, who used it one week a year. On board were two Breton sailors, middle-aged men who never mixed with the locals, went for a drink from time to time at Morin-Barbu's. [1949-AMI]

Aldegonde, Sister. Invariably Sister Aldegonde came to the door of the big ward with the 20 beds. [1947-VAC]

Aldo de Rocca. see: Rocca, Aldo de

À l'Escargot. On the opposite pavement, just across from the Rue des Saints-Pères, was a homely restaurant, À l'Escargot. Jean, the waiter, confirmed that a woman matching the description of the one who went into the Café des Ministères had been there, Isabelle Auger. [1946-obs]

Alésia, Rue d'. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Avenue Reille to Rue de Vouillé]

Gilbert Pigou's father lived in an apartment on the Rue d'Alésia, for nearly 50 years. Gilbert had been born there. His father had been a cashier in a branch office of the Crédit Lyonnais. [1969-VIN]

Alexandre Dumas. see: Dumas, Alexandre

Alexandria. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]

Alfa-Romeo. Mathis, from the 12th, had noticed a red Alfa Romeo parked in front of 76B Boulevard Voltaire, the engine still warm. [1966-NAH]

Line Marcia said her husband had given her an Alfa-Romeo recently. His own car was a Bentley. He had a chauffeur, but sometimes drove himself. [1971-IND]

Alfonsi. Alfonsi had been attached to the Police Judiciaire, but not M's department. For a few years had been in Vice Squad. Had opened a private detective agency in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Short, wore high heels, dressed elegantly, a big diamond (real or paste) on his finger. (cf. Santoni). Was working for Philippe Liotard.... Alfonsi lived in the Hôtel du Massif Central, room 33, Rue de Douai. M told Lapointe to check his room for the suitcase if it wasn't at Liotard's. [1949-MME]

Alfonsi. Lognon and another inspector from the 18th, Alfonsi, a Corsican, came slowly up the stairs. [1955-TEN]

Alfonsi, Fred. The owner of Picratt's. Had owned it for 11 years.... About 50, short and strong.... At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. At 28 he was in Marseilles, supplying brothels. He wasn't a pimp, but high enough not to get pinched in brawls in the bars of the Vieux Port. No convictions, but he got in trouble because of a 17-year-old girl he placed in Le Paradis of Béziers with false papers. After that he'd gone to Panama on an Italian ship with 5 or 6 girls. At 40 he was living in Paris with Rosalie Dumont, Rose, running a massage parlor on Rue des Martyrs. [1950-PIC]

Alfonsi, Rose. The former Rosalie Dumont, Fred Alfonsi's wife. Lapointe said she was nearly 70. [1950-PIC]

Alfortville. [commune, N France, Val-de-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 335,023. on Seine and Marne rivers 4 mi. SE of Paris.]

Joseph Heurtin had stopped at a soup kitchen on the Rue Réaumur. He went on to Charenton, then Alfortville, then the road to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. [1930-31-TET]

The skipper of the Aiglon VII said that at Alfortville, Émile Gradut had often went to meet Emma Aerts, even in broad daylight. [1936-pen]

Alfred. Alfred, the night assistant station-master, said he didn't remember seeing Émile Duffieux taking the 163, the 10:52 to Paris he'd bought two second-class tickets for. [1947-VAC]

Night porter at the Hôtel d'Orsay, greeted Canonge familiarly. [1955-COR]

Alfred de Vigny. see: Vigny, Alfred de

Alfred Jussiaume. see: Jussiaume, Alfred

Alfred Meurant. see: Meurant, Alfred

Alfred Moss. see: Moss, Alfred

Algeria. Martin Vignolet had lived in Algeria. [1936-lun]

The proprieter of the Brasserie Dauphine said the wine of Vin des Moines was a mixture of wines from the South and from Algeria. [1969-VIN]

Algerian. The peanut seller on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart was an Algerian. M. Jacob said Éléonore Boursang had threatened to use him instead if M. Jacob didn't like her price. [1930-GAL]

A half-drunk Algerian came along, and M asked him to find them a taxi. [1934-MAI]

At 3:00 M was in his office at the Quai des Orfèvres, when a call came in about some Algerians knifing one another in the neighborhood of the Porte d'Italie. Algerians were the special concern of Sergeant Lucas. [1936-fen]

Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger! [1937-38-not]

The manageress of a small hotel in the Rue d'Aboukir said Louise Laboine had spent four months at her hotel, until two months earlier. Janvier said it was the lowest sort of place, most of the clients Algerians. [1954-JEU]

Among the customers at the Petit Saint-Paul were some Algerians. [1961-PAR]

Algiers. Germaine Rivaud told M she'd been living in Algiers with her mother and sister when she'd married Jacques Rivaud, who'd spent two years at the hospital there.... Joséphine Beausoleil said her daughter Françoise Beausoleil had been born in Algiers. [1932-FOU]

For no apparent reason Honoré Cuendet had deserted the Foreign Legion and was found in a workshop in Algiers. [1961-PAR]

One of Liliane Pigou's sisters lived in Algiers, married to an engineer who worked for a petroleum company. The other lived in Marseilles, had three children. [1969-VIN]

Bandol was white, almost like Algiers, and there were palm trees. They passed the Casino. [1971-IND]

Alice. Mme. Keller got a call from her friend Alice, wife of the Minister of the Interior. Would meet her and Laure later. [1962-CLO]

Alice Bruart. see: Bruart, Alice

Alice Feynerou. see: Feynerou, Alice

Alice in Wonderland. Valentine Besson's eyes had a kind of "Alice in Wonderland" expression. [1949-DAM]

Alice Pardon. see: Bruart, Alice

Alice Perret. see: Perret, Alice

Alice Perrin. see: Perrin, Alice

Alien Resident's Bureau. M called the Alien Resident's Bureau and spoke to Robin. [1951-LOG]

Aliens Bureau. Lognon had gone to all the hotels around Avenue de Wagram and around the Opéra, and checked the Aliens Bureau. [1951-LOG]

Aline. There was also the niece of his wife's, whose name was Aline, and whom everyone called Nine. [1947-MOR]

22. Manuel Palmari's mistress. Had worked as his waitress in the Clou Doré when she was thin, black hair on end, flashing dark eyes. Manuel had picked her up on the street. She'd put on weight and looked like a "little lady." Had started on the sidewalks of the Boulevard Sébastopol at 16, and now resembled an elegant housewife. She was from a little village in Morbihan, and had come to Paris as a nursemaid. She'd worked for about six months for a very rich family in Neuilly, even after she'd starting frequenting the dance halls in the Gravilliers district, and on Rue de Lappe. [1964-DEF]

(full name: Aline Bauche.) 25. Had lived with Manuel Palmari for three years. Owned the building at Rue des Acacias. [1965-PAT]

Aline was the youngest girl in the office, except for Anne-Marie Boutin. [1969-VIN]

Aline Calas. see: Calas, Aline

Aline Gassin. see: Gassin, Aline

Aline Rousselet. see: Rousselet, Aline

Alitalia. Someone from Alitalia had brought Louise Paverini over, as she'd missed her Air France flight. [1957-VOY]

Allier. [dept, C France pop. 1968: 386,533. Navigable river, SC France, about 4 mi. W of Nevers, 225 mi. long; flows NNW into Loire river.]

M felt like the little boy he'd been in Allier, when he'd walked on tiptoe and held his breathm when he went into the sacristy to put on his choir-boy's cassock. [1947-VAC]

M thought of going directly to see the big chief, the Chief of the Sûreté, Xavier Guichard, for he knew him personally. He'd often spent his holidays near his family home in the Allier, and at one time had been a friend of his father's. [1948-PRE]

Almost every day the Big Chief called M to his office. He'd known him since his childhood, and he'd spent his vacations close to their home in Allier, and had been a friend of his father's. [1950-MEM]

M told Tissot he was born in the Allier. [1955-TEN]

M remembered his first year at school in the Allier village, when he'd told his first big lie. He'd been given am old Catechism with a greenish cover, while others had received a new one. He'd told the teacher he'd lost his, but he had hidden it, so he'd get a new one too. Finally he told the truth and gave back the new one. [1961-BRA]

The manager of the Clou Doré, Jean-Loup Pernelle, was also the head waiter. Born in Allier, he'd started as a waiter in Vichy. [1965-PAT]

Each new day they found themselves in the same place at the same time... beside the Allier... Later on it would be cool on the Allier promenade... Across the Allier they could see the horses cantering alongside the white fenceposts of the racecourse. [1967-VIC]

M said that as boys they'd gone swimming together in the Allier and Léon Florentin was by far the best swimmer in the school. [1968-ENF]

All Saint's Day. That Sunday had been All Saint's Day. Towards evening the officials of the Department of Public Prosecution made their way towards the Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1936-bea]

Mme M remarked that the rainy day was a proper All Saint's Day, though M remembered it more as overcast, windy and cold, but not wet. [1952-BAN]

All Soul's Day. A message to the Municipal Police at Moulins had said that a crime would be committed at the first Mass on All Soul's Day at the church of Saint-Fiacre. [1932-FIA]

Laurence Decoin said La Popine had already worn out three husbands, so she had plenty to do on All Soul's Day. [1947-VAC]

It had been an emptier Sunday than usual, possibly because this year it happened to be All Soul's Day. He would have sworn he could still smell the chrysanthemums. From their window they'd watched families setting off for the cemeteries. [1958-TEM]

Almanach de Gotha. [Gothaische Hofkalender; Gotha Almanac, a widely used annual reference book, first published (1763) by the grographical-cartographical publishing house of Justus Perthes, Gotha, Thuringia, central Germany.]
M passed the Papeterie Roman, amusing himself by reading names straight out of the Almanach de Gotha on visiting cards or engraved invitations. [1968-HES]

Alpes-Maritimes. [dept, SE France pop. 1968: 722,070.]

M called the Sûreté Nationale in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes. [1940-JUG]

The car fished out of the Marne at Lagny was the chocolate-colored Chrysler, with Alpes-Maritimes plates, and Countess Panetti's body in it. [1949-MME]

Lassagne's article said the Alpes-Maritimes Flying Squad had been sent to interrogate Mlle. Claire Jusserand, Michèle Jave's nurse. [1956-AMU]

Alphonse. Alphonse, the lock-keeper's son at at Orsenne, had been out in his boat at night fishing. [1945-FAC]

Alphonse Daudet. see: Daudet, Alphonse

Alpine. An Alpine beret had been dropped at the scene of a robbery, which they hoped would lead to the criminals. [1957-VOY]

Alps. When he had the Alps beneath him M had to admit it was a magnificent sight. [1957-VOY]

Alsace. [Old German and later French province, NE France, between Rhine River and Vosges Mts., in modern depts. of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin.]

When M got home Mme M would kiss him, move her saucepans about on the stove, and fill a plate with savory stew.... She prepared plum brandy every year in her native village in Alsace, where she returned every summer. [1929-30-LET]

A bargee protested that his brother-in-law in Alsace had been brought back to life after almost three hours in the water. [1930-PRO]

M told Lucas to help himself to some of the plum brandy [la prunelle] his sister-in-law in Alsace made herself, in the long-necked bottle. [1930-31-PHO]

M asked Mme M if she really wanted to take her vacation at Alsace. For 20 years they had invariably spent their holidays with relations in the same village in the east. [1931-REN]

M went to Alsace with Mme M, who always spent one of the summer months there with her sister. M returned to Paris after a few days, but promised to come back down.... Although M wanted to see his wife, to spend a few hours trout fishing in the streams of Alsace, he too wanted to go to Morsang.... Mme M wrote from Alsace that they were starting to make the apricot jam. [1931-GUI]

Mme M's sister had come from Alsace, and brought a bottle of plum brandy, as she always did. [1931-OMB]

Mme M was spending a fortnight in Alsace with her sister, who was expecting a baby. [1932-FOU]

Jaja asked M if women sent to prison were sent to Alsace, to Hagueneau. She thought for a moment it was Hossegor's. [1932-LIB]

Jean Ducrau had made a trip on the Golden Fleece to Alsace for three months the year before. [1933-ECL]

Philippe Lauer was Mme M's sister's son, born down in Alsace, and M had got him into the Quai des Orfèvres.... M looked at his sister-in-law who had arrived from Alsace. [1934-MAI]

M went to Atoum's carpet shop, where cups of Turkish coffe were laid out. M reminded him of their meeting in Alsace, the Vosges. [1939-MAJ]

M had some Alsatian plum brandy, which Mme M's sister sent from time to time. [1950-noe]

On the few occasions M had traveled on summer vacations it had been to meet Georges Simenon at his various homes, while he was still living in France: in Alsace, at Porquerolles, in the Charentes, the Vendée, etc. And when M had gone on a semi-official tour of the US, it was mainly since he knew he'd meet him in Arizona, where he'd been living.... M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]

Mme M had been called away to Alsace, to the bedside of her sister, who was going to have an operation. [1951-MEU]

Everyone was surprised when, a few weeks before the German retreat they arrested Auguste Point, and took him to Niort, then somewhere in Alsace. They caught three of four others at the same time, one a surgeon from Bressuire. [1954-MIN]

Once, when M had already arrived at his sister-in-law's in Alsace, he'd received a frantic phone call on the first day and had to rush back to Paris. [1956-AMU]

Shortly before WWII, Lemke was a patient there, a dealer in scrap metal who had a bad reputation in Alsace. [1962-CLO]

M had known the proprieter of the Stork for 30 years, almost all the customers regulars from eastern France, since the owner was from Alsace. [1966-VOL]

M told Dr. Rian of taking a glass or two of sloe gin after dinner, which his sister-in-law always sent from Alsace. [1967-VIC]

That evening M and Mme M sat watching a movie on television and sipping little glasses of framboise his sister-in-law in Alsace sent them. [1968-ENF]

M poured himself a small tot of sloe gin from the bottle his sister-in-law had sent them from Alsace.... M went over to the sideboard, where, besides the sloe gin, there was a bottle of raspberry liqueur, both from his sister-in-law in Alsace. [1969-VIN]

When the Pardons (Dr Pardon) came over, the men would gossip idly, drinking Alsatian gin or raspberry brandy. [1971-IND]

Alsace-Loraine. [Frontier region between France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland; except for Rhine on the E has had indefinite boundaries.]

Jef Schrameck had made his debut as a circus performer at an early age, appearing mainly in Germany and Alsace-Loraine. [1952-BAN]

Alsatian. Mme M said it wouldn't do to be Alsatian if you couldn't make guiches. [1932-FLA]

M met Mme M for dinner at the Alsatian restaurant in the Rue d'Enghien. He had sauerkraut just the way he liked it. [1949-MME]

It was not merely by chance that M finally went into an Alsatian brasserie. He needed to feel solid ground under his feet. [1958-TEM]

Éveline Schneider was Alsatian, born in Strasbourg. [1961-PAR]

M had Lucas call Breuker at Orly. An Alsatian, Superintendent of the airport.... Mme M had made Alsatian sauerkraut as could only be found in two restaurants in Paris. The pickled pork was particularly good, and M opened two bottles of Strasbourg beer. [1966-NAH]

Alsatian. The lock keeper said he could see it was the Astrolabe, with old Claessens on deck with his Alsatian dog. [1936-pen]

Frédéric Michaux had a fierce Alsatian dog, so no one could have gotten in from outside. [1939-ven]

The waiter at the bar said René Josselin had had an old dog, a crippled Alsatian that tagged along after him with its head down, seven or eight years ago. [1961-BRA]

In one of the photos there was a hugh Alsatian dog standing next to Gérard Sabin-Levesque. [1972-CHA]

Alsinia Hôtel. see: Hôtel Alsinia

Alvaredo, Vicente. Vicente Alvaredo, 26, born in Bogota, was a student, resident in Paris, Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs. He was staying at the Rembrandt Hôtel in Amsterdam. Évelina Nahour had called him as soon as Jef Keulemans had left. He had a shorthand transcript of the conversation. [1966-NAH]

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À ma Bourgogne. Mimile called M from Ivry. Told M he was at À ma Bourgogne, a little hotel, three stories, ground floor brown, just opposite the gas works. Mimile was in 22, Georges-Henry [Georges-Henry Malik] in 21. Mimile said it was funny, vingt-deux, v'la les flics, watch out, here come the cops. (22 skiddoo). [1945-FAC]

Amadieu. Dr. Florian remembered that Dr. Amadieu, a psychiatrist who worked at Sainte-Anne and lived in the Latin Quarter, was a mutual friend. [1972-CHA]

Amadieu. Philippe Lauer said he was working under Inspector Amadieu. He'd been appointed Divisional Inspector when M retired. His room had been the last on the right at the end of the corridor. A thin, melancholy man.... Amadieu, with his long plae face and brown mustaches that he was perpetually twirling, was not a bad man. He had a wife and three children, among them a daughter on whom he would settle a handsome dowry. But he fancied himself surrounded by conspiracies. [1934-MAI]

Amazone. Véronique Lachaume worked at the Amazone, around the corner in the Rue Marbeuf. [1958-TEM]

Ambassadeurs. The driver stopped in front of the Ambassadeurs in Cannes. The Casino was ablaze with lights. [1932-LIB]

Ambassadeurs, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Ambassadeurs

Ambigu Theatre. see: Théâtre de l'Ambigu

Amboise. [Indre-et-Loire, NW France, commune dept. pop. 1962: 7,332. on the left bank of Loire river, 15 mi. E of Tours.]

The butcher's family had arrived from Amboise. [1938-ceu]

Ambrosini, Joseph. Joseph Ambrosini was a waiter at the Casino of Cannes. Sylvie's "protector".... Joseph said he'd just come from the Préfecture where he'd had his identity card renewed. Joseph Ambrosini, born at Milan. waiter. [1932-LIB]

Amédée Rousselet. see: Rousselet, Amédée

Amelia. Amelia, the maid who lived on the 7th floor at Aline's, next to Yolande, was out when M came by. [1965-PAT]

Amélie Potru. see: Potru, Amélie

Amelot, Rue. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard Richard-Lenoir to Boulevard Voltaire]

M knew Mme M had gone down to the Rue Amelot to buy some hot croissants for his Christmas morning breakfast. [1950-noe]

Constables Mathis and Bernier went out at 11:00, down Boulevard Voltaire to the Rue Amelot. [1966-NAH]

America. Pietr had told Hans [Hans Johansson] he was going to America on some job that would make him a millionaire. [1929-30-LET]

Beetje Liewens wrote to Conrad Popinga that they could run away to America. [1931-HOL]

Feinstein had spoken of going to America if his financial troubles got too great. [1931-GUI]

M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa.... Samuel Meyer had gone to America after his son and wife, Germaine Rivaud and her sister went to France. [1932-FOU]

M pointed to the mark on the woman's shoulder, the mark which in America they use to brand criminal women.... M said "Stan" sounded more American than Polish. [1937-38-sta]

Mimi had written that she and Oswald Clark got married in England and would sail for America in 3 or 4 days. [1939-MAJ]

Judge Forlacroix had said Constantinesco had given violin recitals in America. It was his daughter, Valentine Constantinesco Judge Forlacroix had married. [1940-JUG]

It rains along the banks of the Loire just as well as it does in America. [1946-NEW]

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.... Frans Steuvels said he'd had a suit made a few years earlier by a neighbor, a Polish Jew, who'd since disappeared, perhaps gone to America. [1949-MME]

In the boarding house were other women like Maria Van Aerts, from England, Sweden, America. [1951-GRA]

Jimmy MacDonald said Bill Larner was one of the best con men in America. [1951-LOG]

Mrs. Muriel Britt, the old Englishwoman, had chosen to disappear. She'd come to Paris with 52 others, a group the travel agents assemble in England, America, Canada or elsewhere, and take to Paris for a week. [1956-ECH]

One of Jef Claes' son-in-laws had died in Germany. The other remarried in America. [1965-PAT]

Some of the trees along the Allier were rare specimins, from America, India and Japan, with little metal plates in Latin and French. [1967-VIC]

American. Lucas had checked at the Coupole, where the girls were known. They'd sent him to the Dingo, then to the Cigogne. Finally he found them in a little American bar in the Rue Vavin.... Vladimir was wearing an American beret.... M found Vladimir's American sailor's cap in the barn under some straw.... The driver of the baker's van hunched over the wheel like a detective in pursuit of a criminal in an American film. [1930-PRO]

A rich American woman and her maid had been killed at Saint-Cloud.... Moers said the note was written with ink from the American bar at the Coupole, written with the left hand by a right-handed person. [1930-31-TET]

Léon Le Glérec said while he had talked to the men and American had showed up who knew about boats.... One day in Sing Sing Léon Le Glérec had met an American from Brest, who'd been a Prohibition agent, in England, France, and Germany. There were 10 tons of cocaine aboard the Pretty Emma that he'd supplied. They'd decided to turn in Léon for the bounty. [1931-JAU]

In a few minutes Mme. Marcel Basso appeared wearing sailor clothes of red-brown canvas, toile de Concarneau, and an American sailor hat.... James said before the bank he'd done translation for an American petroleum company. [1931-GUI]

The garage attendant at Cannes said an American girl had come in who wanted her car redone in the shape of a swan. [1932-LIB]

Mme M said the blonde girl [Rita] always went into 17b [Place des Vosges], where some people who had a big American car and a chauffeur lived. [1937-38-amo]

What was M to do, play at guardian angel like those American private detectives hired to follow nurses and children and protect them from gangsters? [1937-38-ber]

Ellen Darroman was just the kind of woman who exasperated M in American movies.... Oswald Clark hit out furiously at M's face, with the clean, clockwork precision one sees in American films. [1939-MAJ]

The proprietor of the Pélican said they'd wouldn't find anything in his place except a few Americans doing the town. [1942-FEL]

The Americans, especially, had wanted to take advantage of the French liqueurs. [1946-NEW]

Gastinne-Renette told M that an American-type silencer had been fitted onto the gun that killed Michel Goldfinger. [1946-mal]

M told Coméliau he was talking about small, working-class cafés, not the American bars of the Opéra and Champs-Élysées.... The Cadran was the kind of brasserie M liked, not yet modernized, seats upholstered in dark red American cloth, the smell of beer and sauerkraut. [1947-MOR]

One of the inspectors had his hat pushed to the back of his head, like the detectives in American films. [1947-VAC]

They were sitting at a table covered with American cloth. [1948-PRE]

The difference was the Americans were more friendly. Whether in New York or one of the ten or eleven other states he'd been in since, people would tap him on the shoulder and ask "What's your first name?" [1949-CHE]

M explained that big, noisy, Torrence had been "killed" in place of another inspector in a Champs-Élysées hotel. He'd left the force to open a private detective agency, and has a big American car, always comes by with a pretty woman, his "fiancée". [1950-MEM]

The Grasshopper, doorman at Picratt's, distributed handbills, mostly to American clients of big hotels.... The Grasshopper told M he'd come to the tabac that night to get cigarettes for an American.... Lognon said that apparently Arlette's type of dancing was what was done in American burlesque shows. [1950-PIC]

The man who came to Lognon's was probably an American, tall reddish-blond man with broad shoulders.... 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.... For twenty years Luigi at the Manhattan Bar had seen the whole American colony file through his place.... Perhaps if M had gone to the American consul or the ambassador, they would also have told him to keep out of it.... The Americans employed methods which baffled them. Quickness of decision seemed to be their main characteristic. And they never hesitated to show themselves. [1951-LOG]

If Hans Ziegler's con was in Europe, his "wealthy old lady" would be an American. [1954-JEU]

Marthe Jusserand said she wanted an American cigarette. M bought her a pack, the first time he'd ever bought American cigarettes.... A girl in the Place Blanche was trying to persuade a man, an American or Englishman, to take her to a nightclub, but he kept saying no, no. [1955-TEN]

Lapointe was staring at a man in the elevator, who was the greatest comedian in American movies.... The three Americans were still arguing about which plane to take. [1957-VOY]

Jacques Sainval would have been more at home in the American bar across the street. [1958-TEM]

Christine Josset had a Cadillac, an American car.... Daunard was the same aggressive type as young American stars. [1959-CON]

The man Ginette Meurant had gone to the hotel with was a chain-smoker of American cigarettes. [1959-ASS]

Lucas told M Depeu was there to see him. Inspector Depeu had a large family, six or seven children. He'd found the girl coming out of a hotel with an American soldier.... There'd been some phone calls, from an American news agency and the provincial papers. [1960-VIE]

Stuart Wilton was English. M asked if he were American. [1961-PAR]

Émile Boulay had joined the American Marines. Went back to work as a deputy chief steward on the Île de France.... Outside Jean-Charles Gaillard's house was a pale-blue American car. [1962-COL]

The owner of the yellow Jaguar was Ed Gollan, an American, staying at the Ritz. [1963-FAN]

Jean-Baptiste Prieur's brother, Christophe Prieur, was married, had a daughter, lived in Morocco, committed suicide, wife disappeared, perhaps married an American living in Texas. Daughter was Nicole Prieur. [1964-DEF]

Mabel Tuppler lived on the second floor left at Aline's. American, about 30, writer for American newspapers and magazines. [1965-PAT]

Jacques Huguet said he had a date at the Ritz with an American movie star. [1966-VOL]

Julien Blond, the waiter at the Café des Amis thought it was a camera like the ones the Americans carry that Antoine Batille had been wearing. [1969-TUE]

Maître Poupard, the criminal lawyer, was one of the leading lights of the Bar, married to a very rich American woman. [1969-VIN]

Bob, barman at Bar de l'Amiral in Toulon, said Le Grand Marcel had something that would be of especial interest to the Americans.... Pepito Giovanni owned a magnificent villa, which he'd bought from a rich old American who had decided to go home. The finest property in Sanary. [1970-FOL]

The funeral procession had big cars with Riviera plates, big American cars as well as sports cars. [1971-IND]

When Louisa came back, M. Charles was gone, and Zoé was sitting with a big American. [1972-CHA]

American bar. M went to the Select at apéritif time, and sat not far from the American bar, where the talk was about racing. He showed the Roger Couchet's picture and asked if he'd seen him. [1931-OMB]

American Consulate. Albert Falconi said they hadn't yet sent anyone to the American Consulate to get a passport in Louise Laboine's name. [1954-JEU]

American Embassy. Ellen Darroman and Oswald Clark went to the American Embassy, on Avenue Gabriel. [1939-MAJ]

American Embassy. Mortimer-Levingston had just left the Majestic Hotel for lunch at the American Embassy. [1929-30-LET]

Luigi would bet on anything. Sometimes with a compatriot vaguely connected with the American Embassy, he'd bet on how many Citroëns would go by in 20 minutes. [1951-LOG]

Maître Poupard was one of dozens being entertained at the American Embassy on the Avenue Gabriel. [1969-VIN]

American Hospital. Janvier called and said Étienne Gouin had come to Lulu [Louise Filon]'s apartment. He said he had an important operation at the American Hospital at Neuilly that afternoon. [1953-TRO]

Dr. Frère told Jules to call the American Hospital at Neuilly to send an ambulance. [1957-VOY]

American Legion. Fat Fred, associated with Pietr, passed the forged check at the Federal Bank in Berne, was killed while being arrested. Had passed himself off as Major Howard of the American Legion, but was a former New York bootlegger, known as Fat Fred. [1929-30-LET]

Amiens. [manufacturing city, N France, capital, Somme dept. pop. 1968: 117,888. on Somme river 72 mi. N of Paris.]

M scanned the list of guests for where they came from: London, Amiens, Compiègne, Marseilles, Mercy-le-Haut. [1937-38-eto]

A little 9-year-old girl had witnessed the December 8 attack, had been adopted by a family in Amiens. She identified Maria's picture.... Carl Lipschitz had been in the regions just to the south of Amiens, where the first three crimes were committed. The fourth, a little further east, was towards Saint-Quentin. Lipschitz probably had a girl friend or acquaintance there. [1947-MOR]

Before Gilbert Négrel, Philippe Jave had employed Dr. Brisson, but he'd started a practice in Amiens and was no longer available. [1956-AMU]

Amorelle. Amorelle came from Berry, married the boss'es daughter. Formed a partnership with Campois, and they bought land by the Seine, upstream from Paris, made their first gravel pit their, 45 years ago. Bernadette Amorelle's late husband, had died 20 years ago.... Maître Ballu remembered that when he'd first met Amorelle, around the time of the Exposition of 1900, he'd asked him if he were connected to the Amorelles of Geneva, an old Protestant family. [1945-FAC]

Amorelle, Aimée. Aimée Malik's maiden name was Amorelle. [1945-FAC]

Amorelle and Campois. Ship builders and quarry owners. M had once conducted an inquiry in Upper Seine, and all day long seen strings of boats with the Amorelle and Campois green triangle. In the Île Saint-Louis he had often noticed their offices. [1945-FAC]

Amorelle, Bernadette. Bernadette Amorelle came to M to have him take up her case. Would be 82 on Sept. 7. She offered him 50,000 francs if successful, 10,000 in any event. [1945-FAC]

Amorelle, Laurence. Laurence Malik's maiden name. The elder of the Amorelle daughters. [1945-FAC]

Amstel. Jef Keulemans said he'd shown M the brewery's warehouses when they'd sailed down the Amstel together. [1966-NAH]

Amsterdam. [city, capital of the Netherlands, North Holland Prov., on S side of IJ (or Y) river, connected with North Sea by ship canal. pop. 1970: 820,406; met. area: 1,035,999. major port.]

On the wall behind M's desk was an enormous map. His eyes traveled from Cracow, to the port of Bremen, then to Amsterdam and Brussels.... M read another telegram in polcod, from Bremen: Pietr the Lett reportedly making for Amsterdam and Brussels.... M read the final telegram in polcod, from Brussels: Confirm Pietr the Lett passed through Brussels 2 p.m. in North Star compartment as reported by Amsterdam.... 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. [1929-30-LET]

Louis Jeunet had bought a ticket to Amsterdam at the Gare du Nord [Brussels]. M followed. At Amsterdam he bought a third-class ticket for Bremen. [1930-31-PHO]

The telegram from Antwerp: Isaac Goldberg, 45. Traveled weekly to Amsterdam, London, Paris. Rue de Campine, Borgerhout. married, two children. [1931-NUI]

Conrad Popinga's wife, daughter of the headmaster of a lycée in Amsterdam. Good French.... The conversation in the bar was about the latest prices on the Amsterdam Bourse. [1931-HOL]

M said that Gustave Cassin might be in Germany or Amsterdam. [1932-FLA]

William Brown's son, Harry Brown, had come from Amsterdam. [1932-LIB]

On the other side of the river was the rectangular outline of the vast concrete buildings of the Magasins Généraux and two cargo boats, from London and Amsterdam. [1933-ECL]

Ferdinand Voivin said he went to Antwerp from time to time, and to Amsterdam where the main daimond markets are. [1936-bea]

The Commodore sought out his dupes in Pullman cars between Amsterdam and Paris. [1937-38-not]

The Commodore had been in Holland, so M contacted Amsterdam, and was waiting for information from the Netherlands Police. [1946-mal]

Alfred Moss had been arrested in Manchester, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris. In Amsterdam he'd been suspected of being a con man.... Not only in Paris and in France, but in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome they were trying to pick up Alfred Moss' track. [1949-MME]

Janvier had visited Maria Van Aerts' boarding house, and found she wrote regularly to a friend in Amsterdam, Gertrude Oosting. [1951-GRA]

Meyer, the cashier from the Boulevard des Italiens had been picked up in Amsterdam by the Dutch police. [1951-MEU]

A Danish report said that Hans Ziegler's real name was Julius Van Cram, a Dutchman born in Groningen, son of a good family. Went to work at 22 in an Amsterdam bank, where his father was a director. Spoke several languages, was a member of the Amsterdam Yacht Club. [1954-JEU]

The operator had time to put through a call to Amsterdam while trying to reach Colonel David Ward.... At the Bristol there were phone calls from London, Cambridge, Amsterdam and Lausanne. [1957-VOY]

The police had put out the alarm in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London. [1961-PAR]

Norris Jonker's father, Kees Jonker, owned a bank in Holland, Jonker, Haag and Company, Amsterdam. [1963-FAN]

Bérenstein said before the war the two main stonecutting centers were Antwerp and Amsterdam. [1965-PAT]

There'd been one flight to Amsterdam, one to India via Geneva. [1966-NAH]

Each of those people in Vichy lived quite a different life somewhere else, in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome or Philadelphia... [1967-VIC]

Émile Parendon was in conference with two clients, shipowners, one from Amsterdam, one from Athens. [1968-HES]

Amsterdam, Rue d'. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Saint-Lazare to Place du Clichy]

Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen came back walking from the direction of Rue d'Amsterdam, Lucas reported to M. [1941-SIG]

February 2, Avenue Rachel, close to Place de Clichy, just off the brightly lit Boulevard de Clichy, Arlette Detour, 28, prostitute who lived in a cheap hotel on Rue d'Amsterdam, stabbed in the back. [1955-TEN]

A policeman had seen Muriel Britt going into a bar in the Rue d'Amsterdam. [1956-ECH]

Amsterdiep. Conrad Popinga's house was about half a mile from Liewens' house, also on the Amsterdiep, the canal. [1931-HOL]

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Anatole France. see: France, Anatole

Ancelin. Judge Ancelin was the Examining Magistrate in the Manuel Palmari murder. Small, plump, very fair, tousled hair, white baby-like skin, ingenuous blue eyes. Appointed to Paris five months earlier. High-pitched voice. Seemed like a perpetual Latin Quarter student. Had spent a long time in Lille. Sloppy dresser, 6 children, 7th due in three months; old car, cheap suburban apartment [un H.L.M. d'Antony]... Magistrate Ancelin's office was at the top of the Palais de Justice, one of the offices for newcomers, that had not been modernized. [1965-PAT]

Ancelin, Victor. Butcher listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

Anderlecht. [Industrial commune, WSW suburb of Brussels, Brabant prov., Belgium, on Senne river. pop. 1969: 104,157.]

Betty Bruce was from Anderlecht, near Brussels. [1950-PIC]

Andersen, Carl. The interrogation of Carl Andersen had lasted exactly 17 hours. [1931-NUI]

Andersen, Else. Carl Andersen had said he lived with his sister Else Andersen, in a country house on the main road from Paris to Étampes, two miles from Arpajon, at the Three Widows Crossroads.... Else Andersen said her real name was Bertha Krull and she was wanted by the Copenhagen police. [1931-NUI]

André. Mme M's sister had come from Alsace, and brought a bottle of plum brandy, as she always did. She was out doing errands with André, her husband, a worthy fellow who ran a brickfield, when M returned home. [1931-OMB]

André Delteil. see: Delteil, André

André Gide. see: Gide, André

Angel. 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]

Angela Dodds. see: Dodds, Angela

Angèle. Philippe de Lancieux had been living for some months with a prostitute named Angèle. [1961-BRA]

Angèle. Mlle. The doctor about to perform the autopsy on M. Émile Gallet asked if Angèle hadn't come back yet. [1930-GAL]

The waitress at the Grand Café, Angèle, 20, knew the card-players' drinks without asking. [1938-ceu]

Angèle Louette. see: Louette, Angèle

Angèle Sauget. see: Sauget, Angèle

Angel Inn. Bernadette Amorelle told M he should stay at the Angel Inn in Orsenne, an inn run by a woman named Jeanne. [1945-FAC]

Angelino. M told Bonneau that he'd seen Fred-the-Marseillais at Angelino's on Place d'Italie about three weeks earlier. [1939-MAJ]

Dédé called to the waiter, Angelino, to bring another glass of wine. [1948-PRE]

Angelino was the waiter at Pozzo's. [1951-LOG]

Angelino Giacomi. see: Giacomi, Angelino

Angelino Luppin. see: Luppin, Angelino

Angelino Pozzi. see: Pozzi, Angelino

Angelo. Charlot sent a telegram to Fred Masson c/o Angelo inquiring about Philippe de Moricourt: Fred Masson c/o Angelo, Rue Blanche, Paris [1949-AMI]

The only people left in the Stork had been the owner, a boy called Angelo, and the cloakroom girl. [1951-MEU]

Angelo Masoletti. see: Masoletti, Angelo

Angelot. The Examining Magistrate was M. Angelot. Tall, young, hatless and coatless. He extended the hand of a tennis-player, the new generation. [1958-TEM]

Angelus. [Millet, Jean-François, born 1814, Gruchy, near Gréville, Fr., died 1875, Barbizon. French painter renowned for his peasant subjects. The Angelus, a man and woman pausing in prayer in a field at the end of the day, was painted in 1859.]
Henri Trochu was standing in front of a colored print of Millet's Angelus. [1949-DAM]

Angers. [city, W France, capital, Maine-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 128,533. on Maine River 48 mi. ENE of Nantes]

Marcel Landry's father was postmaster general at Angers or Tours, or some large town on the Loire. [1964-DEF]

Anglais, Promenade des. [Nice] The ebb and flow of the crowds in Vichy reminded M of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. [1967-VIC]

Angleterre, Hôtel d'. see: Hôtel d'Angleterre

Angleur. [industrial commune, Liège prov., Belgium, 2.5 mi. SE of Liège, near Meuse and Ourthe rivers. pop. 1969: 12,931.]

The body hanging from the door-knocker was Émile Klein, 20-year-old house painter, born in Angleur. [1930-31-PHO]

Anglo-Norman. Most of the postcards were addressed to the S.S. Diana, Anglo-Norman Navigation Co., Caen. [1932-POR]

Angoulême. [city, W France, capital, Charente dept. pop. 1968: 47,822. on Charente river, 64 mi. NNE of Bordeaux.]

On Jan. 14, the day before the sale, there'd been two extra guests at the inn. Borchain, from near Angoulême, and Canut, from Saint-Jean-d'Angély. [1939-ven]

Angoulême, Rue d'. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard du Temple to Boulevard de Belleville. (Now Rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud.)]

Lapointe had been going along Rue d'Angoulême, cutting across from one boulevard to another when he'd spotted a 'room for rent' sign. [1952-BAN]

animals, comparison with. see Comparisons (of M) to animals (Comparaisons animalières) by Murielle Wenger

Anjou, Quai d'. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile to Rue des Deux Ponts to Rue des Deux Ponts]

The young man found stabbed in the Rue Popincourt was Antoine Batille, 21, Quai d'Anjou, on the Île Saint-Louis, not far from Pont Marie.... Philippe Lherbier's villa reminded M of the house on the Quai d'Anjou. [1969-TUE]

Anna Bebelmans. see: Bebelmans, Anna

Anna de Groot. see: Groot, Anna de

Anna Gorskin. see: Gorskin, Anna

Anna Keegel. see: Keegel, Anna

Anna Peeters. see: Peeters, Anna

Anna van Houtte. see: Houtte, Anna van

Anne. Louise Paverini received a call from Anne. She told her to "Tell Her Highness..." [1957-VOY]

Anneau d'Argent. The young man with Adèle Noirhomme was Gaston Buzier, Anneau d'Argent hotel, Le Havre. [1931-REN]

Anneau d'Or. Jeanne Fénard had worked as a maid at the Anneau d'Or, a hotel-restaurant in Villecomtois, where Mlle. Otard had been cashier. [1937-38-man]

Anneau d'Or. Some of the funeral-goers had no doubt stopped into the Anneau d'Or, the local inn, for a drink. [1942-FEL]

Anneke van Houtte. see: Houtte, Anna van

Anne-Marie Boutin. see: Boutin, Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Penette. see: Penette, Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Point. see: Point, Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Trochain. see: Trochain, Anne-Marie

Annette Duché. see: Duché, Annette

anonymous call. A call came in from a man saying Oscar Chabut was a swine. [1969-VIN]

Anselme. Dr. Larue said the Anselmes, of Anselme Chocolate, had also been friends with René Josselin's, some years earlier, but Anselme had retired and bought a villa in Monaco where they lived all year round. [1961-BRA]

Anselme Léonard. see: Léonard, Anselme

Anselme Remouchamps. see: Remouchamps, Anselme

Anseval. Richard Gendreau-Balthazar said his sister, Lise Gendreau-Balthazar, was at Anseval, the Château d'Anseval, near Pouilly-sur-Loire, in the Nièvre. [1948-PRE]

Anseval, Bob d'. Maxime Le Bret said Bob d'Anseval had turned out a very bad sort. Said he hung about various shady bars in the Avenue de Wagram and around the Place des Ternes. [1948-PRE]

Anseval, Comte d'. The Comte d'Anseval had owned the château before Hector Balthazar. His grandson, the current count, Bob d'Anseval, visited Lise Gendreau-Balthazar, and was probably the one shot. [1948-PRE]

Anseval, Jacques d'. The grandson of the old Comte d'Anseval was Jacques d'Anseval, penniless, who was seeing Lise Gendreau-Balthazar. 25, good-looking. Known as Bob d'Anseval, the Count. Germaine Baboeuf said he was called Jacques, imagined he carried a gun. She'd read Fantômas. [1948-PRE]

Anthropometrical Ball. More than a year later M received an invitation to the Anthropometrical Ball, in the Boule Blanche to launch his series of detective stories. Georges Sim had become Georges Simenon.... Soon after the Anthropometrical Ball, the first two "Maigrets" appeared: [The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien] [PHO] and [The Late Monsieur Gallet] [GAL], which M read immediately. [1950-MEM]

Anthropometric Department. M went to the Anthropometric Department, looked at Fernande's records. [1934-MAI]

Moers had passed on the clearest prints [fingerprints] to the Anthropometric Department, but they hadn't found a match. [1947-MOR]

Antibes. [seaport, SE France, Alpes-Maritimes dept. pop. 1968: 47,547. on the Mediterranean, 11 mi. SW of Nice; winter resort.]

When M got out of the train at Antibes, half the station was bathed in a glare of sunlight. [1932-LIB]

M had received an anonymous call at the Quai des Orfèvres, which suggested he might do well to check at Marina's for news about Martino, the kid from Antibes, whose brother had just been shipped off to Guiana. [1936-pig]

M hardly knew the Midi. Had been on a case there a few years before at Antibes and Cannes. (He couldn't remember if mimosa had been in bloom there at the time). [1949-AMI]

Lucas had checked with most of the big hotels at Cannes, Nice, Antibes, and Villefranche, but Countess Panetti hadn't been seen. [1949-MME]

M telephoned Max Kaplan and learned he was staying at his villa in Antibes. [1952-BAN]

Stanley Hobson had been arrested on a tip from Scotland Yard, in connection with jewel thefts in Antibes and Cannes. [1963-FAN]

Pepito Giovanni said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence. [1970-FOL]

Antifer. [Cape Antifer, Normandy, N coast of France, 15 mi. NNE of Le Havre; marks W terminus of chalk cliffs of French coast stretching WSW from the Somme and also the NE point of the Bay of the Seine.]

[Étretat] At regular intervals they saw the Antifer lighthouse sweeping the sky. [1949-DAM]

Antin, Chaussée d'. see: Chaussée d'Antin, Rue de la

Antin, Rue d'. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Danielle Casanova to Rue Port Mahon]

"Have you heard that the house on Rue d'Antin is up for sale? Dédé has had some trouble and he's leaving next week for South America." Comment addressed to M. Charles Dandurand. He'd told Juliette Boynet about it and she'd bought it. A year later acquired Le Paradis in Béziers for her, one of the most profitable establishments of its kind in the country. She owned many houses of prostitution.... Dandurand had brought Mme. Boynet 52,000 francs, quarterly rents from the house on Rue d'Antin. [1940-CEC]

M knew that Joseph Mascoulin lived on the Rue d'Antin, two steps away from the Place de l'Opéra, the oldest house. Had lived there 11 years. [1954-MIN]

Antipodes. M could imagine the Martinis sailing off the the Antipodes. [1932-LIB]

Antoine. M told Torrence to go and see Chief Superintendent Antoine, for a list of all the shops on the Grands Boulevards that had had lunchtime thefts in the past two years. [1952-BAN]

Antoine Batille. see: Batille, Antoine

Antoine Bizard. see: Bizard, Antoine

Antoine-Chantin, Rue. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Avenue Jean-Moulin to Rue des Plantes]

M turned into the Avenue de Châtillon, after stopping at the little café opposite the Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. About the middle of the avenue, not far past Rue Antoine-Chantin, Lapointe hailed him. [1957-SCR]

Antoine Cristin. see: Cristin, Antoine

Antoine, Joseph. Joseph Antoine, Léontine Antoine's second husband, died 12 years ago. Was Chief Buyer at Hôtel de Ville department store, in charge of agricultural implements and tools. Would have been 92 had he lived, 6 years older than she. Had one son who lived in Venezuela. [1970-FOL]

Antoine, Léontine. 86. Picot, the officer outside Police Headquarters along with Latuile, his old friend, when Léontine Antoine first came by.... Léontine Antoine had lived at 8B Quai de la Mégisserie, 2nd floor, for 42 years. Second husband died twelve years earlier.... Léontine Antoine's father was a man of property, and they'd lived near the Luxembourg Gardens. The two girls, Léontine and Angèle Louette's mother, went to a very good school.... Murdered by Le Grand Marcel when she found him stealing the revolver her late husband had invented. [1970-FOL]

Antoinette Chauvet. see: Chauvet, Antoinette

Antoinette Le Cloaguen. see: Le Cloaguen, Antoinette

Antoinette Lesourd. see: Lesourd, Antoinette

Antoinette Machère. see: Machère, Antoinette

Antoinette Méjat. see: Méjat, Antoinette

Antoinette Ollivier. see: Ollivier, Antoinette

Antoinette Vague. see: Vague, Antoinette

Antonio Farano. see: Farano, Antonio

Antwerp. [Commercial and manufacturing city, capital of Antwerp prov., N Belgium, on right bank of Schelde River 23 mi. N of Brussels. pop. 1970: 226,570.]

Émile Michonnet, an insurance agent who lived 100 yards from Carl Anderson, found his new car in Anderson's garage, with a dead man, Isaac Goldberg, a diamond merchant from Antwerp at the wheel. [1931-NUI]

M. Émile Chabot sent M a photo of Jean Chabot, who sailed from Antwerp on the Elisabethville, bound for the Congo. [1931-GAI]

Harry Brown was staying in Juan-les-Pins at a big hotel, The Provençal. Expecting calls from Antwerp and Amsterdam. [1932-LIB]

Arthur Aerts' wife, Emma Aerts, had bought bread, eggs and a rabbit at the bistro. She was from Strasbourg, 20 years his junior. [1936-pen]

Ferdinand Voivin said he went to Antwerp from time to time, and to Amsterdam where the main daimond markets are. [1936-bea]

A call came in from the Aulnoye station, that a Jef Bebelmans, an acrobat born in Antwerp, had been found emerging from under a coach with a parcel containing a considerable sum in international certificates. [1936-arr]

Jehan d'Oulmont had been living with a woman who was being kept by an Antwerp merchant. [1936-pei]

Torrence called from the apartment of Adrienne Laur, 28 bis Rue Brunel. Belgian, born in Antwerp, living in France 5 years. A Folies-Bergère nude. [1951-LOG]

The police had put out the alarm in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London. [1961-PAR]

Jef van Houtte said his father had been a longshoreman, at Antwerp, not a fit job for a Christian. [1962-CLO]

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. In Antwerp, when they retreated before the German advance, they were all directed to Royan and then to the US. Some of them came back to Paris, the Marais and Saint-Antoine. They're almost all Jews. [1965-PAT]

Anvers, Place d'. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Avenue Trudaine to Boulevard Rochechouart]

If Mme M had walked as far as the Place de la République, she could have taken a bus going right to the Boulevard Barbès, and reached the Place d'Anvers in plenty of time for her dentist's appointment. But she went down the stairs at the Richard-Lenoir station of the métro, just a step or two from her own door, because of the "nice lady".... Dr. Floresco's office was on the third floor of a building on the corner of the Rue Turgot and the Avenue Trudaine, exactly opposite the Place d'Anvers. [1949-MME]

Hadn't it been a result of Mme M's getting into a conversation with the mother of a little boy in the gardens of Place d'Anvers awaiting her dental appointment that a murderer had been tracked down? [see: MME] [1952-BAN]

Janvier called in to say he'd done Boulevard Rochechouart as far as Place d'Anvers looking for links to Léonard Planchon. [1962-CLI]

Anvers, Square d'. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. at Place d'Anvers]

A girl had seen Philippe Mortemart getting into a bus in the Square d'Anvers. [1950-PIC]

M stopped the car just off the Square d'Anvers and went into a brasserie to have a beer. [1955-TEN]

Every afternoon Marina Boulay went for a walk round the Square d'Anvers pushing the pram with one hand, holding the little boy with the other. [1962-COL]

Any Van Elst. see: Van Elst, Any

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apache. All around the fortifications, in those days, the apache's knives would come into play. [1950-MEM]

Apaches. Harry Cole said he could introduce M to some old pioneers who'd fought it out with the Apaches at the turn of the century. [1949-CHE]

apartment, M's. see A visit to the Maigrets' (Une visite chez Maigret) by Murielle Wenger

Appeal Court. Merville was an Appeal Court judge. An old Mulhouse family, the grandfather had been mayor. [1962-CLO]

appearance, M's, first ¶. see An unusual beginning (Un début inhabituel ) (which paragraph Maigret first appears in, in the novels). by Murielle Wenger

appearance, M's physical. see A physical presence... (Une présence physique ) by Murielle Wenger

Apremont. [village, NE France, Ardennes dept. pop. 1962: 221. on Aire river ab. 20 mi. NW of Verdun. (and Apremont-la-forêt, village, Meuse dept, NE France, 4 mi. SE of Saint-Mihiel, pop. 1962: 179)]

Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to La Pie Qui Danse, out in the country between Meulan and Apremont. [1963-FAN]

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aquarium. M caught sight of Cécile Pardon in one of the green velvet chairs in the waiting room.... M was thinking of Cécile sitting in the aquarium, as the waiting room at police headquarters was called, because one wall was completely glass. M wondered why that particular shade of green, which lent a deathly pallor to the human skin, had been chosen for the wallpaper, upholstery and table covering. [1940-CEC]

Invariably, when M reached the vast corridor of the floor occupied by Police Judiciaire, he would look into the aquarium, immediately to the left of the staircase, the glass-walled waiting room with its table covered in green baize, its chairs upholstered in green, its walls hung with black frames, filled with small disk-shaped photographs of policemen killed in the line of duty. [1942-FEL]

M had ceased to realize, after so many years, that when he arrived at the top of the steep, dusty staircase at Police Headquarters, always slightly out of breath, he would make a brief pause and glance automatically at the glass cage which served as a waiting room, known to some of his colleagues as "the aquarium", to others as "Purgatory". A lamp was kept burning there all day, as there was no window, and the only light came from the immense corridor. ... seated on the arm chairs or green velvet chairs, two black frames with gold fillets, the photographs of policemen killed while on duty. [1953-ECO]

Old Joseph said they'd put Jean-Luc Caucasson in the aquarium, one of the waiting rooms, walled with glass on three sides.... One morning, on his way to his office he'd noticed an elderly little man sitting patiently in the glass-walled waiting room generally referred to as the aquarium. [1969-VIN]

Aquitaine. Michael O'Brien had found John Maura's immigration record: Joachim-Jean-Marie Maura, born in Bayonne, age 22, violinist. Came over on the Aquitaine, which has been out of service for years. [1946-NEW]

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Arab. The week before two Arabs had knifed each other at the same place, and a month before that, a sack and legs containing the trunk and legs of a woman had been fished out of the water. [1930-31-TET]

Leduc said he'd heard Samuel Meyer did a lot of business with the Arabs and even with the Negroes inland. [1932-FOU]

Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger! [1937-38-not]

A fight between two Arabs in a bistro in the Place d'Italie. [1946-mal]

As M spoke, Serge Madok was being picked up by the Vice Squad in a brothel in the Boulevard de la Chapelle, a filthy place frequented by Arabs. [1947-MOR]

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]

Torrence said Lucas had just left for the Place d'Italie, where Arabs had been in a knife fight. [1951-MEU]

As soon as Janvier entered the district he came upon some Arabs wandering about in the rain. [1953-TRO]

An Arab was selling peanuts in the Place Blanche. [1955-TEN]

Fouad Ouéni looked very Arab, dark skin. [1966-NAH]

Arabic. Downstairs Pierre Nahour and Fouad Ouéni were talking in Arabic. [1966-NAH]

Arago, Boulevard. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Avenue des Gobelins to Place Denfert-Rochereau]

Joseph Heurtin had headed off towards Boulevard Arago. Dufour and Janvier were following him. [1930-31-TET]

M was upset at the thought of Gérard Pardon slinking out of the door leading out to the Boulevard Arago in the small hours from Cécile Pardon's. [1940-CEC]

Arcachon. [commune, SW France, Gironde dept. pop. 1968: 14,986. on S coast of the Bassin d'Arcachon (inlet, Bay of Biscay), 32 mi. WSW of Bordeaux. 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]

Arcades, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Arcades

Arc de Triomphe. Prosper Donge noticed it was getting lighter behind the Arc de Triomphe. At the corner of the Champs-Élysées a policeman called out, "flat tire"? [1939-MAJ]

The gaslights were outlining the vistas of the avenues around the Arc de Triomphe. [1948-PRE]

Pozzo's had a transplanted New York atmosphere a stone's throw from the Arc de Triomphe. [1951-LOG]

The taxi driver had seen her in the Place Saint-Augustin, and then walking in the direction of the Arc de Triomphe. [1954-JEU]

Adrien Josset picked up Annette Duché at the Rue Caulaincourt, and drove down from Montmartre, passing the gold-tipped railings of Parc Monceau, crossing Place des Ternes, rounding the Arc de Triomphe... [1959-CON]

Janvier drove M to Manuel Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Élysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful.... Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set, drove to school in Jaguars and Ferraris. Most of the group lived near the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foch, and so on. [1964-DEF]

Two or three buses were parked near Place de la Bastille, alongside the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Coeur, and theTour Eiffel, along M's walk home from the offices of the Parisien Libéré. [1971-SEU]

As they drove around the Arc de Triomphe M said they'd have to know her a little better before they could feel sorry for her. [1972-CHA]

Arc-de-Triomphe, Rue de l'. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Rue du Général-Lanrezac to Rue des Acacias]

One of Manuel Palmari's windows overlooked the Rue des Acacias, the other the Rue de l'Arc-de-Triomphe. [1965-PAT]

Arceau, Viscomte d'. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club... Viscomte d'Arceau, father a member of the Jockey Club... [1964-DEF]

archaeology. Xavier Guichard's hobby was archaeology, and he'd written a book about the remote origins of Paris. Georges Sim had made a point of talking to him about it. [1950-MEM]

Archangel. [(Arkhangelsk) City, capital of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR, on right bank of northern Dvina near its mouth about 460 mi. NE of Leningrad. pop. 1970: 343,000.]

A Russian from Archangel had come into the seedy bar at Fécamp the week before, off a Swedish three master, the bartender told Pietr, who M had followed from Swaan's. [1929-30-LET]

Yves Lannec said the Saint-Michel could go to Archangel any day of the year. [1932-POR]

Arche de Noé. hotel in Porquerolles run by M. Paul and his wife, where Marcellin had claimed M as a friend the night of his murder. M and Inspector Pyke stayed there during the 3-4 days of the investigation. Upstairs, red flooring as in the bar, three or four rooms. The bar was a proper bistro bar, metal, white wine cool. Inspector Lechat could have booked them at the Grand Hotel, which had been open for a fortnight, but he put them at the Arche de Noé, where almost everyone had been the night of the murder. [1949-AMI]

Arches, Pont des. [Liège] 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. [1930-31-PHO]

Archives. The glass door which provided direct access between the Police Judiciaire headquarters and the Palais de Justice and the Archives. On the right a staircase leading to the attics which housed Police Records and the Forensic Laboratory. [1940-CEC]

Archives, Rue des. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue de Rivoli to Rue du Bretagne]

When he reached the Rue de Rivoli, he did not cross it. By way of the Rue des Archives he plunged once more into the ghetto, shortly making his way down the Rue des Rosiers. [1947-MOR]

Arctic. It was as if a sea lion, after ages of captivity as a circus performer, were to suddenly find itself back in the glacial waters of the Arctic. (cf. FOU, the dream of the beached "seal"). [1940-JUG]

Ardena. Yan was the steward of the Ardena, a Swedish yacht, the customer in Liberty Bar. [1932-LIB]

Ardennes. [dept, NE France pop. 1968: 309,380.]

All the old drawings, from ten years earlier, were now next to landscapes of the Ardennes, and drawings for calendars. [1930-31-PHO]

Philippe de Lancieux was taken prisoner in the Ardennes, spending the war in Germany, in a camp, then a farm near Munich. [1961-BRA]

When Lognon was released from the hospital, he and his wife left for a village in Ardennes, where they stayed two months. [1963-FAN]

Aresco. On the first floor, on the right, was the Aresco apartment. There were six of them, all dark and overweight. They had business interests in South America and owned a house in Switzerland.... Someone came in and gave the name Aresco, that of the South American tenants on the first floor. [1961-BRA]

Argens, Bernard d'. Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque said she'd worked as a secretary for a law firm, Maître Bernard d'Argens, Rue de Rivoli, before she was married. [1972-CHA]

Argenteuil. [city, N France, Val-d'Oise dept. pop. 1968: 90,480. on Seine R. 5 mi NNW of Paris. residential area.]

Lucas was planning to call Joseph at Quai des Orfèvres to have him shut his window when it started hailing. The hailstorm was one of the worst on record, damage amounting to millions of francs round Argenteuil. [1951-MEU]

Argentina. Two years later M learned by chance that Alban Groult-Cotelle had married Geneviève Naud in Argentina, where her father had built up a huge cattle ranch. [1943-CAD]

Lemke and his wife fled to Spain and sailed for South America, Argentina. [1962-CLO]

Argentine. An Argentine orchestra was playing a tango on the machine at Carl Anderson's. [1931-NUI]

Argentine. The Argentine embassy had sent for a document for which Frans Steuvels had created a fancy binding. [1949-MME]

Montmartre was teeming with black musicians; rich middle-aged ladies let themselves be robbed by Argentine gigolos; the Vice Squad was overwhelmed by orgiastic parties in the Bois de Boulogne. [1950-MEM]

Argonne. [wooded plateau, NE France, in Meuse, Ardennes, and Marne depts., near Belgian border S of Ardennes, about 25 mi. long and 10 mi. wide, lying between the Meuse and the Aisne, with Verdun at its S end. Scene of Allied offensive in WWI, Sept-Nov 1918.]

Isabelle de V-- wrote that Julien de V--, Prince Hubert de V--'s brother, had been killed in Argonne at the head of his regiment in 1915. [1960-VIE]

Aristide Fumel. see: Fumel, Aristide

Arizona. What amazed him was that he was actually in Arizona, seated on a bench in a little courtroom. [1949-CHE]

On the few occasions M had traveled on summer vacations it had been to meet Georges Simenon at his various homes, while he was still living in France: in Alsace, at Porquerolles, in the Charentes, the Vendée, etc. And when M had gone on a semi-official tour of the US, it was mainly since he knew he'd meet him in Arizona, where he'd been living. [1950-MEM]

When Albert Jorisse mentioned that he could become a cowboy, M had a image of the many six-foot roughnecks he had encountered on ranches in Texas and Arizona. [1952-BAN]

The huge American was wearing cowboy boots, probably from Texas or Arizona. The bartender said he owned oil wells, was leaving tomorrow for Cairo and Saudi Arabia. [1957-VOY]

Arles. [city, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 45,774. on left bank of Rhone, 45 mi. NW of Marseilles.]

Inspector Féron was the Fontenay-le-Comte Police Superintendent in charge of the Robert de Courçon case, knew the town, though he came from Arles, in Midi. [1953-PEU]

Jo Mori's mother used to live in Arles with her family. When they moved to Paris she stayed a few years longer in the Midi with her daughter, who moved to Marseilles when she got married. [1971-IND]

Arlette. The strangled dancer from Picratt's. Arlette had lived in the building 2 years, a two-room apartment in Building B at the back of the court, 3rd floor. Her ID card showed Jeanne-Marie Leleu, 24, born in Moulins, choreographic artist, 42 ter, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Her real name was Anne-Marie Trochain, from Lisieux. [1950-PIC]

Arlette was one of the girls staying at Mariette Gibon's. M went to see her. Her parents thought she was still working at Chez Hélène et Hélène in the Rue Matignon. She asked M if he'd been to Clermont-Ferrand to see her parents. She called Lapointe "the dark one with lots of hair." [1952-BAN]

Arlette Detour. see: Detour, Arlette

Arlette Sudre. see: Sudre, Arlette

Arlon. [Town in Belgium, Luxembourg prov., on the Semoy, tributary of the Meuse. pop. 1952: 11,200.]

The short, thickset Sûreté inspector's brother-in-law worked in a pipe factory in Arlon. [1931-GAI]

Armand. One of the men who found M said, "Do you hear, Armand, find him a telephone..." [1948-PRE]

Armand Barion. see: Barion, Armand

Armand de Saint-Hilaire. see: Saint-Hilaire, Armand de

Armande Bresselles. see: Bresselles, Armande

Armande Motte. see: Motte, Armande

Armande Tenissier. see: Tenissier, Armande

Armand Lachaume. see: Lachaume, Armand

Armand Lecocq d'Arneville. see: Lecocq d'Arneville, Armand

Armenian. Asked if there were any Czechs in the neighborhood, the answer would invariably be, "Poles, Italians, and Armenian... but no Czechs." [1947-MOR]

The tenant of James Stuart's apartment two years earlier had been an Armenian carpet dealer. [1965-PAT]

Armenieu, Jeanine. At the Roméo that night had been the wedding of Marco Santoni, 45, representative in France of a well-known Italian vermouth, and Jeanine Armenieu, 22, of Paris.... Jeanine Armenieu came from Lyons, the daughter of Mlle. Poré's half brother, who worked in a textile factory. [1954-JEU]

Armes, Place des. [La Rochelle] Francine Lange eventually returned to La Rochelle and bought a hairdressing establishment in Place des Armes. [1967-VIC]

Arnold, John. [John T. Arnold in orig.] John Arnold, in the Hôtel Scribe on the Grands Boulevards, called the Hôtel George-V for Colonel David Ward. [1957-VOY]

Around the World in Eighty Days. At a matinee for Around the World in Eighty Days at the Châtelet, Antoinette Machère ran into Louis Thouret one day. He came back, and they began to meet. [1952-BAN]

At 18 Germaine Laboine 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. [1954-JEU]

Arpajon. [commune, N France, Essone dept. pop. 1913: 3,191. 21 mi. S of Paris.]

Carl Andersen had said he lived with his sister Else Andersen, in a country house on the main road from Paris to Étampes, two miles from Arpajon, at the Three Widows Crossroads.... M hailed a taxi for the Gare d'Orsay, changed his mind and took it to Arpajon, 300 francs round-trip. [1931-NUI]

A garage in Arpajon reported they'd given gas to a car fitting the description, but there'd been no one in it but the driver. [1931-GUI]

They passed through Orléans as the first trams were rumbling through the streets. Less than an hour later they'd reached the market at Arpajon. [1934-MAI]

At Cécile Pardon's builidng, when M got off the streetcar, cars sped towards Arpajon and Orléans. [1940-CEC]

Grosjean called M to say that by the testimony of the lookout, Gouvion, they'd found witness in two of the cases, the Château de l'Épine, near Arpajon, and the other at a villa in the forest of Dreux. [1969-TUE]

Arras. [city, N France, capital, Pas-de-Calais dept. pop. 1968: 49,144. 25 mi. SW of Lille.]

Victor Macoulet was the husband of the concierge at Manuel Mori's building. On duty at night, he was a drunk, slept there on a camp bed. Might be found at the Square Le Bruyère or the Place Saint-Georges. Born near Arras. [1971-IND]

Arsenal, Quai de l'. The Jules Naud brothers had a load to deliver to the Quai de l'Arsenal. It was a couple of miles downstream, between the Bastille and Seine. They'd be there for almost a week unloading. [1955-COR]

Arsène. Philippe Deligeard's chauffeur, Arsène, had the day off. [1937-38-bay]

Arsène, the chauffeur, was married with a baby, and didn't sleep at the house. [1948-PRE]

The butler at Hubert Vernoux's. [1953-PEU]

Arsène Vadibert. see: Vadibert, Arsène

arsenic. M reminded Charles Dandurand that poisons, such as arsenic, are retained in the body for a long time after death, and that if Juliette Boynet 's dead husband's body were to be exhumed... [1940-CEC]

Dr. Jolly said La Rose had died from arsenic poisoning. [1949-DAM]

M told Mme. Serre he was almost sure she had poisoned her first daughter-in-law, not with arsenic, but with atropine, which could be fatal to people with heart trouble. [1951-GRA]

Art Deco. Adrien Josset's house in the Rue Lopert was all glass and unexpected angles, built about 1925 in the Art Deco period. [1959-CON]

Arthur. Jojo, the mechanic at Oscar's put a spare wheel on the truck of the man he called Arthur. [1931-NUI]

Arthur Aerts. see: Aerts, Arthur

Arthur Baquet. see: Baquet, Arthur

Arthur Belion. see: Belion, Arthur

Arthur Gilson. see: Gilson, Arthur

Arthur Godefroy. see: Godefroy, Arthur

Arthur Le Pommeret. see: Le Pommeret, Arthur

Arthur Nicoud. see: Nicoud, Arthur

Arthur Rollin. see: Rollin, Arthur

Arthur Rousselet. see: Rousselet, Arthur

Arthur, Uncle. see: Uncle Arthur

Article. The judge told Ginette Meurant that Article 322 precluded her testimony being accepted as evidence. Lawyers were discussing Articles 310, 311, 312 of the Criminal Code of Procedure [1959-ASS]

A few weeks before he'd spoken bitterly on the Penal Code - the real job of the police was to protect the State... last of all the lives of the citizens. Article 274, on mendicancy comes before Article 295 on wilful homicide. [1961-PAR]

Article 64 of the Penal Code was Émile Parendon's hobby. "If the person charged with a felony or misdemeanor was then insane or acted by absolute necessity, no offense has been committed." [1968-HES]

Art Levinson. see: Levinson, Art

Artois. [Historical region of N France, bounded on N by the Strait of Dover, E by Flanders, S and W by Picardy.]

Carl Lipschitz was one of a group of agricultural laborers who were directed to big farms in Picardy and Artois. [1947-MOR]

Arts, Pont des. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai du Louvre to Place de la Institut]

Now [Stephan Strevzki] was limping... The Quais, the Pont des Arts.... [1939-hom]

Francine Tremblet had always arranged to meet her father on the banks of the Seine, near the Pont-Neuf or the Pont des Arts. [1946-pau]

Arturo Giacomi. see: Giacomi, Arturo

Aryan. Lena Leinbach said in Germany a Jew was not entitled to make advances to an Aryan woman. [1936-arr]

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Ascan. Superintendent of the First Arondissement, where Marcel Vivien's body had been found. M knew him well; somewhat affected in manner, always exquisitely turned out, genuinely cultivated man, who had been a lawyer for some time before joining the police force. M called him near the end of the investigation, to have him locate and send over the two vagrants, Toto and Nana, again, to have them confront Louis Mahossier. [1971-SEU]

Ascot. There were only a limited number of Ascots and Grand Prix race meetings. [1957-VOY]

Asia. M thought of the Belgian university professor who spoke 40 far-eastern dialects but had never set foot in Asia. [1929-30-LET]

There were photographs in his study showing Conrad Popinga in Asia and Africa wearing the uniform of first officer or captain. [1931-HOL]

Harteau said Antoine Batille's dream was to be a teacher in Asia, Africa and South America, one after another, so he could study the different races. [1969-TUE]

Jean-Luc Caucasson had been planning to publish a book on certain aspects of Asiatic art. [1969-VIN]

Asia Minor. Germaine Laboine had toured for years in the Near East and Asia Minor as an artiste under the name Lili France. [1954-JEU]

Asiatic. In the lounge an Asiatic family sat waiting, a woman in a gilded sari, three children with huge dark eyes. [1957-VOY]

Asie. Ship Désiré Boursicault was purser on, United Steamship Company. [1951-MEU]

Asnières. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 80,530. on left bank of Seine river 3 mi. NW of Paris.]

When she first married, Léontine Faverges lived in Asnières. For several years she'd been seen frequenting the cafés on Rue Royale, and the Vice Squad had a record of her. [1959-ASS]

Asnières, Porte d'. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Boulevard Berthier to Avenue Porte d'Asnières]

Neveu drove M as they headed towards the Porte d'Asnières. They stopped at Meulan. [1962-CLO]

Assas, Rue d'. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Rue du Cherche Midi to Avenue de l'Observatoire]

Dr. Larue lived nearby in the Rue d'Assas. [1961-BRA]

Assize. Willy Marco said he didn't want to wind up in the Assize Court over something stupid.... Céline Mornet had cried out in the Assize court that she would follow her husband, Jean Évariste Darchambaux to Guiana. [1930-PRO]

The case was scheduled to open the Autumn session of the Seine Assizes on Oct. 1. [1930-31-TET]

M reminded Joséphine Beausoleil that while she didn't have to answer him, she could always be made to appear in the Assize Court. [1932-FOU]

Germain Cageot, with his head and voice, would have made a terrifying President of the Assize Court. [1934-MAI]

Germaine Devon continued to deny everything at the Assizes. [1938-owe]

Émile Grosbois didn't press charges against Henri Paget, as he was afraid of the publicity of an Assizes trial. [1942-men]

Dr Paul said he didn't want to be challenged on it before the Assize Court, but he was certain that the knife wound wasn't unpremeditated. [1947-MOR]

Didn't most of his investigations lead in the end to the Assize, or criminal courts, like today, or to the police court? [1959-ASS]

M told Jaquette Larrieu that when the case went to the Assizes she'd be asked even more embarrassing questions. [1960-VIE]

Ramuel was so used to the Assize Court trials that in his private life he went on behaving as if he were in court. [1962-COL]

Maclet assured Chinquier it would be a waste of time to summon him to the Assizes if it should appear necessary. [1963-FAN]

Most men like Manuel Palmari soon get to know the police, the courts, the Assizes, prison. [1965-PAT]

M felt he was no more than a cog in the machinery... above him, the Public Prosecutor, the Examining Magistrate, and in the last resort, the judges and juries of the Court of Assizes. [1966-VOL]

M could imagine the Public Prosecutor, addressing the Court of Assize: With bestial ferocity, Théo Stiernet struck down his grandmother... M said they'd appoint a young lawyer, making his first appearance at the Assizes, to defend Théo Stiernet.... No doubt at the Assizes they'd ask Gilbert Pigou if he was sorry, and if he answered truthfully, there'd be a murmur of disapproval in the courtroom. [1969-VIN]

Associated Butchers. Ferdinand Fumal said "Economic Butchers" was also his, as well as Northern Butchers out of Lille, and Associated Butchers of the Rue Rambuteau in Paris. [1956-ECH]

Association of Central Canals. The traffic is divided between two companies, the General Canal Company and the Association of Central Canals. [1933-ECL]

Association of the Croix de Feu. Lapointe found membership cards in Jules Piquemal's room. The oldest was for the Association of the Croix de Feu. Another, from 1937, was for the Action Française [ultra-right-wing groups. footnote in English ed.] . Immediately after the war, Jules Piquemal had joined the Communist Party. The card was renewed for three years. He also belonged to the International Theosophical League, based in Switzerland. [1954-MIN]

Astoria. Hotel visited by Alain Lagrange when he was searching for Jeanne Debul in London. [1952-REV]

Astrakhan. Juliette Martin had seen Germaine Couchet in her Astrakhan coat. [1931-OMB]

Astrolabe. The lock keeper said he could see it was the Astrolabe, with old Claessens on deck with his Alsatian dog. It was an old barge without a motor, a 'stable-boat' [1936-pen]

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Athens. [City, capital of Greece and of Attica dept., EC Greece and Euboea, near the Saronic Gulf. pop. 1971: 862,133. Greater Athens: (dept.) 2,530,207.]

The Greek embassy informed M that Ephraim Graphopoulos was the son of a rich Athens banker. [1931-GAI]

Joseph Mérillon, first floor right, was an art critic, presently on a government job in Athens. [1961-BRA]

Émile Parendon was in conference with two clients, shipowners, one from Amsterdam, one from Athens. [1968-HES]

Athos. The telegraph began clicking: Tug Athos arriving noon. Trouville Harbor office. [1932-POR]

Atlantic. Octave Fallut did not move from his post. Before him lay the sea, the Atlantic. [1931-REN]

The gangsters had apparently crossed the Atlantic to settle scores the French police knew nothing about. [1951-LOG]

Moers said he'd found some sea-sand, as from the Normandy coast, in Louise Laboine's clothes. That was different from river sand, Mediterranean sand and Atlantic sand. [1954-JEU]

Big-time pickpockets wouldn't hesitate to cross the Atlantic for a world exhibition, or the Olympic Games. [1966-VOL]

Atlantique. Someone shouted "If you meet the Atlantique, don't forget to tell Dugodet about his wife..." [1931-REN]

Atoum. Jean Ramuel worked as a bookkeeper at the Atoum Bank, Rue Caumartin, till it crashed. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères.... M went to Atoum's carpet shop, where cups of Turkish coffe were laid out. M reminded him of their meeting in Alsace, the Vosges. [1939-MAJ]

Atoum Bank. Prosper Donge said Jean Ramuel had been a bank accountant at the Atoum Bank, on Rue Caumartin, before working at the Majestic.... Jean Ramuel worked as a bookkeeper at the Atoum Bank. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères. [1939-MAJ]

atropine. M told Mme. Serre he was almost sure she had poisoned her first daughter-in-law, not with arsenic, but with atropine, which could be fatal to people with heart trouble. [1951-GRA]

attendant. Old Joseph, the ancient attendant, knocked and came in as usual without waiting for an answer. [1966-VOL]

Attorney General. The Attorney General was acting as Public Prosecutor in the Adrien Josset case. [1959-CON]

M said his investigation had the consent of the Director of Police Headquarters. The Public Prosecutor's office had not been informed, and he had only mentioned it to the Examining Magistrate in passing. He was not acting on his instructions, nor on those of the Attorney General. [1959-ASS]

M was not acting on his instructions, nor on those of the Attorney General. [1959-ASS]

Atwater, Phil. Elias Hansen said he'd run into Deputy Sheriff Phil Atwater at the scene. [1949-CHE]

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Aubagne. [commune, SE France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 27,938. 8 mi. E of Marseilles.]

Ferdinand Fauchois was from Aubagne. [1968-HES]

Aubain. The concierge at the Countess von Farnheim's building was Mme. Aubain. [1950-PIC]

Aubain, Oscar. Mme Aubain's son's name was Oscar. 17. Carpenter's apprentice in a workshop on Rue de Barbès. [1950-PIC]

Aubain-Vasconcelos. Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos said her niece Rita was also trying to kill her. [1947-MOR]

Auberge des Pêcheurs. 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]

Auberge du Clou. Jean-Claude Ternel told Janvier several places he'd gone to more than once with Marinette Augier. Auberge du Clou at Courcelles in the Vallée de Chevreuse... [1963-FAN]

Auberge du Pont du Brault. M called the Auberge du Pont du Brault. They'd seen Marcel Airaud, who'd stopped there, and gone toward Marans. [1940-JUG]

Auber, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Place de l'Opéra to Rue Tronchet]

M was driving along Rue Auber with "Octave Le Cloaguen", taking him home; cafés on either side, happy crowds jostling each other. [1941-SIG]

M checked the phone listings for Balthazar Coffee: Avenue de l'Opéra. warehouse: Quai de Valmy. managing offices: Rue Auber. [1948-PRE]

Marco Paverini said he'd been invited by a banker on Rue Auber. [1957-VOY]

In Paris Victor Lamotte had a suite at the Hôtel Scribe, almost next door to his office in the Rue Auber. [1968-ENF]

Aubervilliers. [commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 73,695. NNE suburb of Paris, 2 mi. from right bank of Seine river.]

They found nothing except a passport in the name Louis Jeunet, mechanic, born in Aubervilliers. [1930-31-PHO]

Aubin et Boitel. The list of Oscar Chabut's probable mistresses went on, a famous dress designer on the Rue François-Premier, Gérard Aubin, partner in the bank of Aubin et Boitel…. [1969-VIN]

Aubin, Gérard. The list of Oscar Chabut's probable mistresses went on, a famous dress designer on the Rue François-Premier, Gérard Aubin, partner in the bank of Aubin et Boitel…. Gérard Aubin was one of a group of powerful Protestant financiers. [1969-VIN]

Auboineau. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque said a lawyer named Auboineau had been Gérard Sabin-Levesque's friend when they were first married. [1972-CHA]

Au Bon Coin. Janvier called from Au Bon Coin, a place on Rue Germain-Pilon, 200 yards from the Place des Abbesses, where Léonard Planchon used to come for a drink. [1962-CLI]

Aubonnet. Maître Aubonnet, Rue de Villersexel, was Armand de Saint-Hilaire's solicitor. [1960-VIE]

Au Bon Vivant. Bob asked Luigi if he'd seen Billy Fast, a kind of bookmaker who lived in the Maisons-Lafitte, actually in an inn in the forest near there, the Au Bon Vivant, run by an American woman who used to be a chorus girl. [1951-LOG]

Aubrais, Les. see: 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]

Aubusson. On the wall was an authentic Aubusson tapestry. Then a large study in Empire style. [1937-38-bay]

Au Couchant. The name of the bar on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart near where M. Jacob sold his newspapers. [1930-GAL]

Audenarde. [Commune, E Flanders prov., NWC Belgium, on Schelde river 31 mi. W of Brussels. pop. 1969: 22,084.]

Jef van Houtte said the boat had belonged to his wife's father, Old Louis Willems, before it was his. Took him on at Audenarde when his wife died. [1962-CLO]

Audiat, Joseph. Joseph Audiat came in, a small man, with a slightly crooked nose and restless eyes.... Joseph Audiat was the one who'd run into Philippe Lauer coming out of the Floria. An ex-café waiter mixed up with racing. [1934-MAI]

audio. see Maigret on the Radio - A chronological list of Maigret radio broadcasts from BBC and CBC... 1957 to the present... And various audio recordings

Audoin. They had telephoned Ferdinand Fumal's lawyer, Maître Audoin, but he'd known of no will. [1956-ECH]

Auger, Isabelle. Married to Raymond Auger 8 years ago. Born at Melun.... Jean at À l'Escargot said she was about 30, very respectable. He'd had her change tables because she'd taken the one the men from the Registry Office always sat at. [1946-obs]

Auger, Raymond. Short upturned moustaches, probably dyed blue-black. Plump, flabby face. Joseph was sure he knew chess and bridge, for he watched the games at the Café des Ministères intently.... Had been an insurance broker, but had also collected stamps, and became a stamp dealer. [1946-obs]

Augier, François. Marinette Augier's brother, François Augier, was married, lived in Vanves. Worked for an insurance company, Fraternal Assurance, office in Rue Le Peletier. [1963-FAN]

Augier, Marinette. Marinette Augier was a pretty girl, about 25. Lognon had been calling on her for about ten days in the Avenue Junot. A cosmetician in a beauty salon on the Avenue Matignon. Her ex-boyfriend was called M. Henri.... M found a letter from Marinette Augier's father, posted from Grenoble. Her sister was pregnant again, her engineer husband proud as a peacock. Her father was an English teacher at the lycée in Grenoble, mother a matron in a day nursery. Had been engaged to Jean-Claude Ternel. [1963-FAN]

Auguste Point. see: Point, Auguste

Auguste Préjean. see: Préjean, Auguste

Augustin Cornu. see: Cornu, Augustin

Augustine. [Augustine of Canterbury, Saint, born Rome?, died 604/605, Canterbury, Kent, England. First Archbishop of Canterbury and the apostle of England, who founded the Christian Church in southern England.]
M heard Dr. Bouchardon and the priest, the doctor saying that if he'd studied physiology instead of Saint Augustine... [1932-FIA]

Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]

Augustine. Mme M said she'd heard Mlle Augustine took in sewing jobs. [1937-38-amo]

Aulnoye. A call came in from the Aulnoye station, that a Jef Bebelmans, an acrobat born in Antwerp, had been found emerging from under a coach with a parcel containing a considerable sum in international certificates. [1936-arr]

Aumale. Hubert Vernoux said the lawyer Aumale had developed the flu, and wouldn't be coming to the bridge evening. [1953-PEU]

Au Petit Albert. The old woman said she'd seen the two men in the yellow Citroën go into a café, Au Petit Albert.... It was the sort of little café of which so many are to be seen, not in Paris itself, but on the outskirts. The house stood at a street corner and was only one story high, with a red-tiled roof, and yellow-washed walls on which was written the name in big brown letters. [1947-MOR]

Au Petit Chaudron. Au Petit Chaudron was a little dark restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, a relic of former days. The waitress, Emma, didn't like new faces. Some of the older inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went there regularly. When M went there after Émile Parendon's, he had andouillettes with French fries. The jovial proprieter refilled his Beaujolais, a little young, but exactly the right fruity taste.... M told Torrence that he and Lucas would find a pretty good restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron. [1968-HES]

Au Petit Sancerre. Oscar Chabut's father, Désiré Chabut, 73, still had his bistro at the Quai de la Tournelle, Au Petit Sancerre. He had a live-in housekeeper about 50. [1969-VIN]

Au Petit Turin. M and Lapointe went into Au Petit Turin, where the Italian proprieter served them Chianti and asked about Doc (François Keller). [1962-CLO]

Aurélie, Sister. Sister Aurélie, probably about 50, said "Good afternoon, Monsieur 6". [1947-VAC]

Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles. A bright blue signboard proclaimed: Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles! Pilotage de la Marne et de la Haute Seine. There was a café on the right. [1933-ECL]

Au Rendez-Vous des Terre-Neuvas. M pushed open the door of Au Rendez-Vous des Terre Neuvas. [1931-REN]

Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the cab 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]

Au Roi-de-Sicile. The hotel Pietr went into was called Au Roi-de-Sicile, displayed in ceramic letters. Beneath it were inscriptions in Hebrew, Polish, and other incomprehensible languages, probably including Russian. [1929-30-LET]

Aurore Gallet. see: Gallet, Aurore

Aurore Préjean. see: Préjean, Aurore

Austerlitz, Pont d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Place Mazas to Place Valhubert]

They walked on about 400 yards to the Pont d'Austerlitz, Notre-Dame veiled in blue and rose behind the steel structure. [1933-ECL]

Michael Ozep said he'd jumped off the Pont d'Austerlitz into the Seine to kill himself, but the police from the River Squad pulled him out. [1937-38-sta]

M had the driver stop in the middle of the Pont d'Austerlitz. [1945-FAC]

M and Lucas got out of a taxi on the Quai de la Gare, beyond the Pont d'Austerlitz with Cerise, the ragged old cripple who'd discovered Maurice Tremblet's place. [1946-pau]

M said the telegraph boy who'd seen the yellow Citroën on the Quai Henri-IV in front of No.63 said it was pointing towards the Pont d'Austerlitz, broken down, with two men working on it. [1947-MOR]

They went to the Forensic Laboratory, on the Pont d'Austerlitz to view Louis Thouret's body. [1952-BAN]

They waited outside the Forensic Laboratory, watching the traffic on the Pont d'Austerlitz. [1955-COR]

The tramp who had Marcel Moncin's jacket was found by the Pont d'Austerlitz. [1955-TEN]

Sophie Ricain's father, M. Le Gal, came to M's office. M told him the body was in the Police Pathological Department, near the Pont d'Austerlitz. [1966-VOL]

Gilbert Pigou had gone past the Bercy warehouses, to a bistro somewhere near the Pont d'Austerlitz when he'd lost his job. [1969-VIN]

Austerlitz, Quai d'. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard de la Gare to Place Valhubert]

M looked at the brass owner's plate in the car he'd been following: Marcel Basso, 32 Quai d'Austerlitz.... The business affairs at the Quai d'Austerlitz seemed to be in good shape. [1931-GUI]

The van from the Medico-Legal Institute arrived, the men waiting to take the body to the Quai d'Austerlitz. [1954-JEU]

Austin Lowell. see: Lowell, Austin

Australia. Joseph Van Damme said the man at the next table was selling a cargo of wool enroute from Australia. [1930-31-PHO]

Liewens exported his cattle as far as Australia. [1931-HOL]

William Brown was from Australia, where he had a wife. [1932-LIB]

Two years later, Muriel Britt was found in perfect health, married, running a boarding house in a mining camp in Australia. [1956-ECH]

A young Englishman was identified as the thief in the jewel robberies; Interpol was on his track in Australia. [1962-CLI]

Norris Jonker said the greater part of his life had been frittered away going out in London, the US, India, Australia... [1963-FAN]

Austria. Stuart Wilton's son did a lot of skiing in Austria and Switzerland, motor and yacht racing on the Riviera, England, Italy, played polo... [1961-PAR]

Austrian. In the German carriage, Paul Vinchon found an Austrian woman. [1936-arr]

Georges Sim asked M if he'd read Hans Gross, whom he'd never heard of. Later he learned he was an Austrian examining magistrate, who, in the 1880s, held the first chair of scientific criminology at the University of Vienna. [1950-MEM]

Countess von Farnheim had been married to Count Hans von Farnheim, an Austrian. [1950-PIC]

Auteuil. [district in W Paris at SE entrance to Bois de Bologne (S part of 16e); famous racecourse for steeplechasing]

Willy Marco said the boat had been at Auteuil, they'd stayed at the Hôtel Raspail, in Montparnasse. [1930-PRO]

It was 11 o'clock when M arrived in Auteuil.... The fancy apartments of Auteuil formed the horizon of the other bank of the Seine. [1930-31-TET]

At Charenton there were boatman everywhere, and soon they were sitting in every café on the canal-bank as far as Auteuil. [1933-ECL]

M was surprised at Mme Lucille's to find himself in a little Louis XVI sitting room, such as in Passy or Auteuil. [1946-NEW]

There were perhaps 200 women like the Countess von Farnheim in Montmartre, and in a higher bracket, a few dozen in the expensive apartments of Auteuil and Passy. [1950-PIC]

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 Inspector from the Auteuil police station had been among the first to call M about the Adrien Josset case. [1959-CON]

Isabelle de V-- said she'd first pointed out Armand de Saint-Hilaire to her son at Auteuil. [1960-VIE]

Stuart Wilton owned another house at Auteuil, and the Château de Besse, near Maisons-Lafitte. [1961-PAR]

Francine Josselin said they hadn't been to Longchamp or Auteuil more than ten times in their lives. Her husband had once taken her to see the Prix de Diane at Chantilly. [1961-BRA]

On Sundays Manuel Palmari closed his shop and went to Auteuil, Longchamps, or Vincennes for the races, according to the season. [1964-DEF]

The building must have been designed in 1925 or 1930, when houses, then ultra-modern, had sprung up in certain districts, particularly Auteuil and Montparnasse. [1966-NAH]

Automatic Record Company. M looked up the listing for John Maura's company, the Automatic Record Company, 42nd floor. [1946-NEW]

Autun. [commune, EC France, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 18,398. 51 mi. NNW of Mâcon.]

The stone hand told M the type was Cheltenham 9 point, that most linotypes used it. There were other linotypes at Nevers, Bourges, Châteauroux, Autun... [1932-FIA]

Gèron and Sons had had the Morvan Paper Mills at Autun for three or four generations. [1968-HES]

Auvergnat. Almost opposite Marina's was a small bar kept by an Auvergnat, and he saw two men, the Niçois and Pepito, who are usually not seen about so early. [1936-pig]

Berthe lived at 67b Rue Caulaincourt, in Montmartre, not far from the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, between a bakery and an Auvergnat's bar. [1937-38-ber]

The proprieter of the Hôtel Excelsior was an Auvergnat, didn't recognize any of the pictures Sergeant Lucas had shown him. [1946-pau]

Only an Auvergnat, proprieter of a small bar near Michel Goldfinger's apartment, recognized his picture. He'd used the phone there till he had his own installed two years earlier. [1946-mal]

On the left, beyond Lhoste et Pépin, there was a combined wine and coal merchant;s, an Auvergnat's shop, painted yellow, with a green plant beside the door. [1947-MOR]

The patron of the little bistro down the street from Mlle. Clément's was an Auvergnat with a blue-gray moustache. [1951-MEU]

Auvergne. [historical region of SC France, bounded on N by Bourbonnais, NE by Lyonnais, SE by Languedoc, SW by Guienne, W by Limousin, NW by Marche. capital Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand).]

A black-haired young man from Auvergne was serving behind the bar counter. [1934-MAI]

M. Mauvre said he knew Maurice Tremblet well, he'd been a good employee, and said he was going back to his native province, Auvergne or Cantal. [1946-pau]

Rosalie Moncoeur asked if La Bourboule was near Mont-Dore and M said yes, in Auvergne. She remembered that Oscar Bonvoisin came from Auvergne. [1950-PIC]

The proprieter of the café which Ernestine Jussiaume lived above was an Auvergnat. [1951-GRA]

The proprieter of the Hôtel de Concarneau came from Auvergne. [1959-ASS]

In the old days they were known as truck-driver's restaurants. They were all owned by people straight from the provinces - Auvergne, Brittany, Normandy, Burgundy. [1961-PAR]

M had stayed at the Reine Morte, in Montparnasse, when he had first come to Paris. The proprietor and his wife came from the Auvergne. [1968-ENF]

Billy Louette played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert. Proprieter came from Auvergne, realized what was happening in the Saint-Germain district, and set up a hippie joint.... M went with Lapointe to the Brasserie Dauphine. Ordered a bottle of Beaujolais, herring filet, and andouillettes, fresh from Auvergne that morning. [1970-FOL]

Auvergne, Hôtel d'. see: Hôtel d'Auvergne

Auvergne, Rue d'. [Vichy] When they came to the Rue d'Auvergne, instead of going it towards the Allier, M turned to the right. [1967-VIC]

Aux Caves du Beaujolais. The man on the phone [Albert Rochain] said he was at a little café called Aux Caves du Beaujolais, on the Quai des Grands-Augustins. M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]

Aux Copains de Quai. Janvier signalled to M from the entrance to a little bar nearby, Aux Copains de Quai. [1958-TEM]

Aux Vrais Marins. Aux Vrais Marins, the little bar opposite Liberty Bar. [1932-LIB]

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Ave-Maria, Rue de l'. Léa said she'd seen Doc (François Keller) buy wine at a bistrot on the Rue de l'Ave-Maria, at the corner of Rue des Jardins-Saint-Paul. [1962-CLO]

Avignon. [commericial and manufacturing city, SE France, capital, Vaucluse dept. pop. 1968: 86,096. near the confluence of Rhone and Durance Rivers, 50 mi NNW of Marseilles.]

Fernande said the owner of the Tabac Fontaine, Louis, had a boarding house in Avignon. [1934-MAI]

Justine had the Fleurs at Marseilles, the Sirènes at Nice, two or three houses at Toulon, Béziers, Avignon.... [1949-AMI]

The train to Toulon stopped at Dijon, Lyons, Avignon, and Marseilles. [1959-ASS]

Avrainville. On the left, the road to Avrainville was marked by a signpost. [1931-NUI]

Avrainville, Comte d'. Émile Michonnet said even the Comte d'Avrainville had bought his Hispano on installments. [1931-NUI]

Avrard. Louis Fillou said Josaphat had told about the money at Albert Retailleau's mother's in front of Avrard, Lhériteau, and little Croman, as well as himself. [1943-CAD]

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Ay. [commune, NE France, Marne dept. pop. 1962: 6,682. on Marne river, 12 mi. S of Reims.]

M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny.... The Southern Cross had not gone a hundred yards before it gave three hoots to warn the lock-keeper at Ay of its arrival. [1930-PRO]

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