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Cabanis, Rue. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Rue de la Santé to Rue Broussais]

The other guests at Dr Pardons were Professor Tissot and his wife, he the dirctor of Sainte-Anne, the mental hospital on Rue Cabanis. [1955-TEN]

Cabélou Point. [Concarneau] The policeman led M out to Cabélou Point, where he'd found the man. There was an old watchtower there, overlooking the Glénan Islands channel. [1931-JAU]

Cabourg. [village, NW France, Calvados dept. pop. 1962: 2,987. adjoins Sives-sur-Mer on the W.; one of the finest beaches among the Channel resorts.]

Some miles along the coast M could see the houses of Dives, and further on, less clearly, Cabourg, Houlgate, and the cliffs behind which lay Deauville and Trouville. [1932-POR]

Cacheux, Mélanie. A housewife, Mélanie Cacheux, who had lived next door to the Lachaumes for 15 years, said she'd seen Léonard Lachaume putting away the Pontiac about 9:00 that night. [1958-TEM]

Cadet. Cadet, Catroux's ex-chief had left the Criminal Investigation Department man and set up a detective agency. [1954-MIN]

Cadet, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre to Rue Lamartine]

M had Janvier drive him to the corner of the Rue La Fayette and Rue Cadet. [1965-PAT]

Cadet, Victor. Diver. Depoil called him to search the canal after the man's arm was found. He lived in the Rue du Chemin-Vert, not far from Police Headquarters, and hardly a month went by without his doing some police diving in the Seine or canals of Paris. A giant of a man. His boat had been downstream -- he brought it up through the lock alongside the quay. His mate was undersized and old, chewed tobacco. [1955-COR]

Cadillac. Luigi said boxers who made it and didn't spend all their money on platinum blondes and Cadillacs wound up opening a restaurant or sporting goods shop. [1951-LOG]

The small police car was parked between a Rolls Royce and a Cadillac. [1957-VOY]

The Cadillac was Christine Josset's car. Was parked in front of the house when Adrien Josset returned home. [1959-CON]

Émile Parendon's car was a Cadillac. His wife used it more than she did, though she had a little English car of her own. [1968-HES]

Cadran. Someone at the menagerie told M to look for Mimile at the Cadran, or Léon's. [1945-FAC]

M asked if Albert Rochain hadn't worked near the Gare du Nord. They said he'd been a waiter at the Cadran, for 10 or 12 years before setting up on his own. [1947-MOR]

Cadum, Baby.
François Lagrange's nickname at school, Lycée Henri IV, after the monster baby in the soap advertisements on all the streets at the time. [1952-REV]

Caen. [city, NW France, capital, Calvados dept. pop. 1968: 110,262. Normandy, on the Orne R. about 9 mi. from the coast of the English Channel, about 126 mi. WNW of Paris.]

"Ernst Strowitz, sentenced in absentia by the Court of Caen for the murder of a farmer's wife on the Bénouville road..." M read from a wanted list in a police journal on his desk. [1931-OMB]

Another stop, at Caen. The next would be Ouistreham, a village of a thousand or so inhabitants.... Most of the steamers were on a regular run, bringing coal from England and ore from Caen. [1932-POR]

It was at Caen, where M had been sent to reorganize the Flying Squad. He was not yet used to the harsh and secretive atmosphere of provincial life, and felt less at ease than in his office at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1937-38-bay]

Picard had been a packer in a shoe factory at Caen. [1941-SIG]

Arlette's aunt said she knew someone in Caen who'd seen Arlette going in to Dr. Potut's, the delivery doctor. On the road from Lisieux to Caen, the château on the right was the Trochain family estate. [1950-PIC]

Prince Philippe de V-- was Isabelle de V--'s son, about 45. He married Irène de Marchangy, and lived nearly all year round in his château at Genestoux, near Caen, where he owned a stud and several farms, five or six children. [1960-VIE]

Caesar. Félicie spoke like a queen bestowing a favor, while she, like Caesar's wife, was above suspicion. [1942-FEL]

Café Arthur. Thérèse got a call from Marcel Airaud, in Marans, from the Café Arthur. [1940-JUG]

Café de Birague. An hour later a waiter from the Café de Birague called from the Rue de Birague. [1947-MOR]

Café de Flore. Philippe de Moricourt frequented the Café de Flore when he lived in Paris. [1949-AMI]

Café de la Bourse. [Liège] M received an anonymous note, typed on ordinary paper, arranging to meet him at the Café de la Bourse, behind the Théâtre Royal. [1930-31-PHO]

Café de la Gare. [Caen] The call that came in to the mayor, Ernest Grandmaison's house was from Caen, Café de la Gare, #122. Delcourt said it was 8 miles to Caen. [1932-POR]

Café de la Mairie. Gérard Piedboeuf spent a lot of time playing billiards in the Café de la Mairie. [1932-FLA]

Café de la Marine. At 7:20 the Providence was moored in front of the Café de la Marine, behind the Éco III. [1930-PRO]

Café de l'Amiral. see: Admiral Café

Café de la Paix. Jean, the proprieter at the Brasserie des Artistes, said he'd been a barman at the Café de la Paix in Monte Carlo before Cannes. [1939-MAJ]

Café de la Poste. After the bridge, they passed the windows of the Café de la Poste.... The Café de la Poste had already set out it chairs and little yellow tables on the terrace. [1953-PEU]

[Fontenay]. M talked to Pecqueur at the Café de la Poste, by an empty billiard table. [1959-CON]

Café de Madrid. The girl [Berthe] asked M to meet her in the Café de Madrid.... As he sat there, the Grands Boulevards were bathed in bright spring sunshine. [1937-38-ber]

Café de Paris. [Rheims] A call came in from Rheims, where Émile, the proprieter of the Café de Paris, Rue Carnot, said he'd seen Louis Jeunet six days before. [1930-31-PHO]

Outside the Café de Paris [Moulins] M could hear billiard balls colliding. A sign on the wall: cocktails, 6 francs. [1932-FIA]

[Monte Carlo] M could hear the music on the Café de Paris across the street. [1957-VOY]

Café des Amis. René Lussac drove to a café at the Porte de Versailles, the Café des Amis, a quiet place, where people came to play belote, as he did with the two men waiting for him. [1961-PAR]

One of the men in Antoine Batille's recording. Said Lucien and Gouvion were taking turns. Recorded at Café des Amis, Place de la Bastille. [1969-TUE]

Café des Macaîchers. Gassin had been writing a letter to his sister: Mme. Emma Chatereau, Café des Maraîchers, Lazicourt (Haute-Marne). [1933-ECL]

Café des Mariniers. News had just come in to the Café des Mariniers from Ponts-et-Chaussées that the river was open down to Maestricht. [1932-FLA]

Café des Ministères. On May 3, in the Café des Ministères, on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue des Saints-Pères, a customer, Raymond Auger, stayed for 16 hours. Double door onto the Boulevard Saint-Germain, smaller one opening onto the Rue des Saints-Pères. [1946-obs]

Café des Sports. Joseph Mascouvin went to the Café des Sports at the corner of Place de la République and Boulevard Voltaire, where he had asked Nestor, the waiter, for some writing paper, and found the message, "tomorrow afternoon at five, I will kill the fortuneteller. Picpus." [1941-SIG]

Café du Centre. M asked Mme M to locate Besson, who might be at the Café du Centre, playing billiards with Thiberge. [1946-cho]

Café du Cheval Blanc. Nine days ago M had been sitting in his usual place in the Café du Cheval Blanc in Meung. [Meung-sur-Loire]. M was playing belote. [1946-NEW]

Café du Commerce. Café in the Hôtel du Commerce where Émile Gallet's son had had lunch. [1930-GAL]

[Fontenay]. Justin Cavre had gone to Fontenay-le-Comte, exactly 13 miles from Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. He stopped at the Café du Commerce, on Rue de la République, and met a man. [1943-CAD]

Café Français. M was playing billiards in the Café Français, Luçon, with M. Le Flem, the proprieter. [1940-JUG]

Café Glacier. M and Boutigues stopped at the Café Glacier, Place Macé, in the center of Antibes. A charming square with a garden in the middle, cream- or orange-colored awnings at every house. [1932-LIB]

Café Solférino. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]

cage. The cage was M's name for the glass-walled waiting room with its velvet armchairs. [1952-BAN]

Cageot, Germain. M called out to Godet, an inspector in the Public Morals Department playing cards three tables away. M asked him if Germain Cageot was in the office that morning. He had been, about 11:00.... Philippe Lauer had copied out Germain Cageot's record. Born in Pontoise, about 59. First appearance at Lyons, a year for forgery. Later six months for fraud in Marseilles. A few years later in Monte Carlo as a croupier, and since then acted as a police informer. In Paris for 5 years he was manager of the Cercle de l'Est, a gambling den. Lives in the Rue des Batignolles, looked after by the concierge. Regularly visits the Quai des Orfèvres and Rue des Saussaies.... Germain Cageot had a long dead face and bushy eyebrows the color of gray mold.... Germain Cageot was given a life sentence. [1934-MAI]

Cagnes. [commune, SE France, Alpes-Maritimes dept. pop. 1968: 22,110. [Cagnes-sur-Mer]. resort on the Riviera just W of Nice.]

Rosalie Moncoeur said she planned to settle down in a little place she'd bought in Cagnes. [1950-PIC]

Caille. M. Caille had the bird store on the first floor of Léontine Antoine's building. Had lived there since he was 10. Father owned the shop before him. [1970-FOL]

Caille, La. see: La Caille One of the pictures of criminals M showed to Emma. [1941-SIG]

Cain and Abel. Pietr babbled to M about Cain and Abel, Catholics and Protestants. [1929-30-LET]

Caire, Rue du. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Boulevard Sébastopol to Rue Damiette]

Jo Mori and Manuel Mori had a wholesale fruit and vegetable business on the Rue du Caire. [1971-IND]

Cairo. Joséphine Beausoleil said she'd had her first daughter, now Germaine Rivaud, in Cairo. Her father was an English officer. [1932-FOU]

Eugène Labri was not an old offender. He was a Frenchman, born in Cairo or Port Said, about 45, fat, with dark brilliant eyes, obsequious. [1936-err]

M reminded Jean Ramuel of his work in Cairo, Ecuador. [1939-MAJ]

Count Hans von Farnheim took the Countess to Constantiniple and Cairo, then a few weeks on the Champs-Élysées. [1950-PIC]

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]

Colombani checked the flights. 315 for London; Stuttgart; Cairo, Beirut... P Potteret; New York by Pan American, Pittsburg... Piroulet... no Louise Paverini.... 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]

Cajou. M recognized Cajou, the Examining Magistrate, a dark-haired man in his early 40s, that he'd seldom worked with him. [1961-PAR]

Cajou, Nicolas. Nicolas Cajou, manager of a small hotel on Rue Victor-Massé, around the corner from Place Pigalle, recognized Ginette Meurant's photo. He'd been convalescing in Morvan, where his family came from.... Nicolas Cajou, 62, born in Marillac in the Cantal, took the stand. [1959-ASS]

Calais. [seaport and manufacturing city, N France, Pas-de-Calais dept. pop. 1968: 74,624. on Strait of Dover, 64 mi. NW of Arras.]

In the letter she said was from Albert Marcinelle, he said he was in Calais, and wanted to cross the frontier. He said he'd put an ad in the Intransigeant. [1937-38-ber]

Habor Police at Calais found Jeanne Debul's name on the passenger list: Daumas, Dazergues, ... Jeanne Debul. Staying at Savoy Hotel in London. [1952-REV]

Calame. Mme. Mme. Calame still lived in the Boulevard Raspail apartment where she had lived with her husband, Julien Calame. [1954-MIN]

Calame, Julien. Calame had been a professor of applied mechanics and civil architecture at the National School of Civil Engineering. Died of cancer two years earlier. Called as a consultant for large projects in countries as different as Japan and South America. Wrote "The Diseases of Concrete". [1954-MIN]

Calame report. The Rumor asked "When will the contents of the Calame report be revealed?" Jules Piquemal brought a carbon copy, about 40 pages, to Auguste Point, which disappeared soon after. "Report concerning the construction of a sanatarium at Clairfond in Haute-Savoie". Julien Calame was against the construction, and in fact foretold the disaster in his report. [1954-MIN]

Calas. The Public Prosecutor was accompanied by a young Examining Magistrate with whom M hadn't previously worked, Calas, who looked like a student. [1957-VOY]

Calas, Aline. 41, thin, sullen-faced, dark, almost black hair, from Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. Her husband, Omer Calas, went once or twice a year to Poitiers. They had lived in the Chez Calas café for 24 years. They'd left Boissancourt when she was 17, six months pregnant, and had never been back. They were married in the Town Hall in the 10th Arondissement, 16 or 17 years earlier, though they'd been living together 24 years. One daughter, Lucette Calas, 24. [1955-COR]

Calas, Julien. Grocer listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

Calas, Lucette. 24. Omer Calas and Aline Calas' daughter who left home at 15. She had a room above a grocer's shop on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, 3rd floor, left-hand side, Ile Saint-Louis. Assistant to a surgeon at the Hôtel-Dieu, Professor Lavaud, whom she planned to marry. [1955-COR]

Calas, Omer. 47. Proprieter of Chez Calas, the murdered man whose dismembered body without a head had been recovered from the Saint Martin Canal. Had been a servant at the Boissancourt Château for four years. Father was a drunken laborer, a real bum. Got Aline Calas pregnant, but had married the butcher's daughter, who was also pregnant. Ran away with Aline. His wife eventually hanged herself. His sister married a policeman in Gien. He came to Saint-André to see Canonge, had apparently found his card in Aline's apron. Left the lawyer's, caught the bus to Montargis, then the train to Paris. Probably arrived at Gare d'Austerlitz just after 3:00. [1955-COR]

Calas, Robert. Cattle dealer listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

California. Mortimer-Levingston was sometimes a judge at boxing matches in New York and California. [1929-30-LET]

During the last few months John Maura had travelled constantly, from Mexico to California, California to Canada... [1946-NEW]

He was spending a few days in Arizona on his way to California. [1949-CHE]

Californie, La. see: La Californie The Villa Marie-Thérèse was just outside of Cannes, halfway up La Californie. [1956-AMU]

Calvados. see Maigret and drink: an investigation under the sign of Calvados (Maigret et la boisson: une enquête sous le signe du calvados)

Cambodian. A Cambodian student said he'd seen Fouad Ouéni sitting in the corner from eleven o'clock that evening. [1966-NAH]

Cambon, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Boulevard de la Madeleine]

Ed Gollan said he used the Rue Cambon entrance to the Ritz when he returned. [1963-FAN]

Cambrai. [industrial city, N France, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 37,532. on Schelde river 34 mi. SSE of Lille.]

M. Mauvre said Maurice Tremblet had worked for them till about seven years before, when their Cambrai branch was modernized. [1946-pau]

Loraine Martin had told the luggage shop she was leaving for Cambrai to visit a sick sister, and needed a cheap suitcase. [1950-noe]

Cambrai, Rue de. [Paris. 19e, La Villette. from Rue de l'Ourcq to Avenue Corentin-Cariou]

Lucas had found a box with Louise Filon's birth certificate: Louise Marie Josephine Filon, born in Paris, 18th, daughter of Louis Filon, tripe seller, Rue de Cambrai, near the slaughter houses of La Villette, and Philippine Le Flem, washerwoman. [1953-TRO]

Cambridge. M thought of Harry Brown, that he must have gone to Oxford or Cambridge, while he himself had gone to the Lycée Stanislas. [1932-LIB]

David Ward's son Bobby Ward, 18, at Cambridge, by his second wife.... M thought that John Arnold had probably been to Eton and Cambridge. [1957-VOY]

Camel. Ward said he'd found a Camel in his pocket, but he usually always smoked Chesterfields. [1949-CHE]

Campagne-Première, Rue. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Boulevard Montparnasse to Boulevard Raspail]

Émile Paulus and Jef Van Damme robbed a small nightclub, "The Stork" in the Rue Campagne-Première, in Montparnasse, just as it was closing... The Press called Paulus the "gangster of the Rue Campagne-Première". [1951-MEU]

Campagnie Fermière. The Examining Magistrate in the bank robbery case Lecoeur was working on in Clermont-Ferrand was connected with the Campagnie Fermière, and they didn't like the publicity. [1967-VIC]

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

Campois, Désiré. Old Désiré Campois had been invited for lunch at Ernest Malik's as well.... 77. Had been living on the Île Saint-Louis at the time his son died. The Amorelles were already in Orsenne.... Had come to Paris at the age of 18 from his native Dauphiné. Worked for a building contractor in the Vaugirard district, then an architect, finally a contractor at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, where he met Amorelle. [1945-FAC]

Campois, Roger. Son of Désiré Campois. Had shot himself in the head in a hotel bedroom in the Boulevard Saint-Michel, at age 22. Had suffered heavy gambling losses in the Latin Quarter. [1945-FAC]

Camus. M found a note on his desk asking him to call Camus, the Examining Magistrate in the Sophie Ricain murder. He had seldom worked with him, neither classing him with the meddlers, nor with those who left him alone. [1966-VOL]

Camuzet. Doctor listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. Canonge said that "Old Doctor Petrelle" used to talk about Aline Calas, but he had died, and was replaced by Camuzet, who never knew her. [1955-COR]

Canada. M met P'tit Louis who had a pair of rubber boots he wanted to sell. He said they made much better ones in Canada. [1931-REN]

During the last few months John Maura had travelled constantly, from Mexico to California, California to Canada... [1946-NEW]

Antoinette Ollivier said she mainly talked about their nephew François, who'd been ordained a year ago, and was about to go to the north of Canada as a missionary.... Pierrot [Pierre Eyraud] said if Lulu [Louise Filon] would come with him they could have gone to Canada or South America. [1953-TRO]

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]

The furrier said that in cold countries, Canada, Sweden, Norway, the north of the US, wild-cat coats were still sometimes worn. [1961-PAR]

Canadian. They brought back childhood memories, like illustrations in the books of James Fenimore Cooper and Jules Verne. They could as easily have been Canadian trappers or castaways on a desert island. [1940-JUG]

All the clothes in the suitcases in Mado's room were from Montreal shops. There were Canadian stickers on the luggage. [1951-LOG]

Canal. Lapointe said he was about a mile and a half beyond Chelles, between the Canal and the Marne. ... He said it would take M only about half an hour to get there by car. [1959-ASS]

Canal Saint-Martin. see: Saint-Martin Canal

Canal Saint-Martin. see: Saint-Martin Canal

Canange, Louis. Catroux suggested Louis Canange as a bounced Criminal Investigation Department man who'd set up a detective agency. Cadet, who was his chief. Then he hit the right one, a bad one, Eugène Benoît, opened a small private office on Boulevard Saint-Martin, on the ground floor over a watchmaker. [1954-MIN]

canary. Berthe's balcony had geraniums, and a canary was hopping about in its cage. [1937-38-ber]

In the window of the second floor of a house on the Rue de Birague, a little old man was sitting beside a canary's cage; Sergeant Lucas, who had added 20 years to his appearance.... had been transformed into an elderly cripple. [1937-38-sta]

Théodore Jussiaume sold birds on the Quai du Louvre. Said that Maurice Tremblet had been one of his best customers, had bought many canaries, though he'd known him as Monsieur Charles. [1946-pau]

Canary. Line Marcia said she'd been a dancer at the Canary, had met Maurice Marcia at the Sardine, had been married four years. [1971-IND]

Canebière. Once when M was getting on to 50, on the Canebière in Marseilles, he ran into Félix Jubert again at a pharmacy. [1950-MEM]

Canelle, Hortense. The wife of the bargee of the Providence. Plump, buxom, from Brussels, spoke with a musical accent, like of the south of France. Asked at the hospital if she could bring Jean Liberge some Spanish grapes or champagne. [1930-PRO]

Cannes. [seaport and commune, SE France, Alpes-Maritimes dept. pop. 1968: 67,152. On the Mediterranean 18 mi. SW of Nice. International resort.]

Mortimer-Levingston led an exhausting life, putting in regular appearances at Deauville, Miami, the Lido, Paris, Cannes and Berlin... [1929-30-LET]

M found a postcard from Louise in Cannes to Emma. [1931-JAU]

Génaro, proprieter of the Gai-Moulin who had worked in bars and hotels at Cannes, Nice, Biarritz and Paris. [1931-GAI]

Gina Martini and her mother were spotted heading towards the station at Golfe-Juan, a couple of miles from Cap d'Antibes towards Cannes.... M recited his lesson to himself: Nice on the left, 15 miles; Cannes on the right, less than 7.... William Brown kept his car in a garage in Cannes when he went off once a month to get his money. [1932-LIB]

The unruffled surface of the Mediterranean such as one can only discover from the grand hotels of Cannes, far off, the islands of Lérins. [1938-owe]

Prosper Donge, 45-48, tall, carroty red hair, blue eyes, pock-marked face. Had been at the Majestic five years, before that the Miramar in Cannes.... M rushed to the telephone exchange. Charlotte had just put through a call to Jean at the Brasserie des Artistes in Cannes, Cannes 18-43. M listened in.... Étienne Jolivet said Prosper Donge's account had been transferred from Cannes.... Prosper Donge said he'd been a waiter in Marseilles, Cannes. At the Miramar, they'd switched him from waiter to breakfast cook.... There was mimosa everywhere, under a brilliant July 14 sun. He asked a policeman why all the bands were there: The Battle of Flowers [le grand Corso fleuri] at Cannes. [1939-MAJ]

Marie Picard had told Picard that someone from Cannes had recognized him in Paris, someone who came up once a week, in fact, Justin of Toulon, who killed her.... An elderly tramp walking along the quays of Cannes, with a striking resemblence to Octave Le Cloaguen. [1941-SIG]

M tried to think of the Nines he'd known. He knew one a few years earlier, who'd kept a small bar at Cannes, but she'd been elderly in those days and was no doubt dead by now. [1947-MOR]

M hardly knew the Midi. Was on a case there once at Antibes and Cannes. M couldn't remember if mimosa had been in bloom at the time of the case he had conducted at Antibes and Cannes a few years before. ...the smell was like a small bar in Cannes, kept by a fat woman, where he had once been on a case and idled away many hours. ... Philippe de Moricourt had met Mrs. Ellen Wilcox at Casino at Cannes a little over a year earlier. [1949-AMI]

Valentine Besson and her husband traveled to Cannes and Nice, then London, Scotland, Turkey and Egypt. [1949-DAM]

Countess Panetti lived all over - Paris, Cannes, Egypt, Vichy... M told Fernande Steuvals that the Countess Panetti might be spending the carnival season in Cannes or Nice as easily as she might have been killed. [1949-MME]

For a few months the Countess von Farnheim and her husband were seen going to the casinos at Monte Carlo, Cannes, and Juan-les-Pins In the Countess von Farnheim's room they found casino cards from Nice and Cannes. [1950-PIC]

The Pernod brought back to M the memory of the south of France, particularly of a little dive in Cannes, where he'd once been on a case. [1951-GRA]

Roger Gaillardin's wife was calling from Cannes for details on her husband's death. She said she'd return to Paris by the Mistral. [1956-ECH]

Philippe Jave and his wife, daughter and the child's nurse, Mlle. Claire Jusserand, left for a six-weeks stay in Cannes, where they'd rented the Villa Marie-Thérèse. [1956-AMU]

John Arnold said most people thought David Ward did nothing but enjoy himself at Deauville, Cannes, Lausanne or Rome. [1957-VOY]

Sooner or later, Police Headquarters would be rung up by some famous person just returned from Hollywood, London, Rome or Cannes, to find their flat had been broken into, the refrigerator empty. [1958-TEM]

Olga said she'd been living in the Hôtel Lambert since she'd come back from Cannes - she always did Cannes in the summer.... René Lussac's wife said he wanted a little shop in Cannes or Nice. [1961-PAR]

Antoinette Lesourd, called Sylvie, had met Léonard Planchon at a brasserie on the Rue Lepic. Had been married, and had a daughter. In the summer she'd worked in Cannes, because the American fleet had been in. [1962-CLI]

Lapointe had found the red Peugeot. There weren't so many in Paris, and one was in Cannes with its owner. [1962-CLO]

Jean-Charles Gaillard's secretary, Lucette, said there'd been a call from Cannes. [1962-COL]

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

James Stuart made frequent visits to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Deauville, Biarritz and the Swiss resorts in the winter. [1965-PAT]

Évelina Nahour's children, the girl 5, boy 2, lived in Mougins, Pension des Palmiers. The boy was born in Cannes. [1966-NAH]

Bob Mandille guessed Walter Carus had been at Enghien if he hadn't been in Paris. Said Nora was a great gambler, and that last year at Cannes she'd lost heavily. [1966-VOL]

A count with a château in Normandy and a racing stable, whose widow lived in Cannes, had been one of the customers for the Morvan Vellum paper. [1968-HES]

Not only the most elegant leather shop in Paris, but there were branches in Cannes, Deauville, London, New York and Miami. [1969-TUE]

Jeanne Chabut said they had a weekend house at Sully-sur-Loire, and a summer place at Cannes, the top two floors of a new building not far from Long Beach. [1969-VIN]

Boutang said the cream of the gangsters of Toulon, Marseilles, Cannes, Nice were there. [1971-IND]

Gérard Sabin-Levesque had been left a large villa near Cannes. [1972-CHA]

Canon. Grégoire Brau, known as Patience, also as the Canon, had been at his game for years without ever being caught in the act. [1958-TEM]

Canon de la Bastille. Gérard Pardon said he'd spent the afternoon at a café, the Canon de la Bastille. [1940-CEC]

The waiter from the Café de Birague said the man [Albert Rochain] had said he would try to get to the Canon de la Bastille, a brasserie at the corner of the Boulevard Henri-IV. M went there himself. It was a big quiet place, chiefly frequented by regular customers eating the plat du jour or cold meat. He waited, ordered a choucroute. [1947-MOR]

Canonge. Notary at Saint-André, about 60, fine-looking, well-built, grey hair; brown suit and overcoat, pigskin suitcase, more like a gentleman farmer than a country lawyer. When M had checked the phone listings, Omer Calas' brother suggested calling him for information. Mme Canonge answered and said that Canonge had taken the 8:22 train to Paris to see M. He arrived at Gare d'Austerlitz at 12:22, where M met him. He stayed at the Hôtel d'Orsay, as the train, until recently, had gone to the Gare d'Orsay. His father had practiced law in Saint-André, and had known Honoré de Boissancourt, at that time called Christophe Dupré, the son of a tenant farmer whose landlord was the former owner of the château. Canonge put a notice in the papers searching for Aline Calas when de Boissancourt died. His house in Place de l'Église was just opposite Omer Calas' brother's grocery store. A trucker from Zenith Transport, delivering a gun to Canonge from Paris, had noticed the name. [1955-COR]

Cantal. [dept, SC France pop. 1968: 169,330.]

Mme M thought she remembered that the village he'd mentioned had been in the Cantal, but he said it was Cher. [1937-38-man]

Maurice Tremblet was originally from Cantal, where they'd returned for two weeks every year on vacation. His wife Juliette Tremblet's maiden name was Juliette Lapointe, and she was also from Cantal. [1946-pau]

Police Commissioner called the Minister of Interior to tell him of André Delteil's death. The Minister was a native of Cantal, who had kept his rough local accent and style of speech. [1952-REV]

Tissot said he was from Cantal, his father, 88, still on the farm. [1955-TEN]

Nicolas Cajou, 62, born in Marillac in the Cantal, took the stand. [1959-ASS]

Superintendent Grosjean was a native of Cantal, with a flavorful accent. [1969-TUE]

Canut. Wife of the gardener at Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire's. A large, worthy-looking body. Said she'd seen Émile Gallet with M. Tiburce. Saw them in the morning around 11:00 walking in the park. In the afternoon saw them in the drawing room of Tiburce's. [1930-GAL]

Canut, Jean-Marie Canut's father, was short and broad-shouldered, a real Nordic sea-faring type. [1931-REN]

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]

Canut, Baptiste. Gardener at Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire's. drooping mustache. [1930-GAL]

Canut, Jean-Marie. Jean-Marie Canut, 15, a cabin-boy who didn't want to go, howled and wept, was swept overboard by a wave on the third day. [1931-REN]

Cap d'Antibes. The horse trotted along the seashore. Boutigues told M from there on it was the Cap d'Antibes, nothing but villas... [1932-LIB]

Stuart Wilton rented a villa at Cap d'Antibes or Cap-Ferrat in the summer, and belonged to several clubs. [1961-PAR]

Philippe Lherbier had an even larger villa on the Cap d'Antibes, also called the Golden Crown. His yacht was also called the Golden Crown. [1969-TUE]

Cape Horn. Jules Lapie, who in those days still had two legs, was bound for Cape Horn. [1942-FEL]

Cap-Ferrat. Boutigues had learned that Harry Brown had a mistress at the Hôtel du Cap at Cap-Ferrat, between Nice and Monte Carlo. [1932-LIB]

Stuart Wilton rented a villa at Cap d'Antibes or Cap-Ferrat in the summer, and belonged to several clubs. [1961-PAR]

Capgras. 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]

Cap, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Cap

Capitol. M said to imagine Broadway, the second street after the movie house called the Capitol. [1946-NEW]

Caporal. In Victor Poliensky's pockets were a pakage of Caporal cigarettes and a German-made lighter. [1947-MOR]

Marinette Augier smoked American cigarettes, while the ones in the ashtray in the living room were all Caporals. [1963-FAN]

Capri. [Island in the Bay of Naples, Italy, part of Napoli prov. 4 sq. mi. tourist resort.]

Porquerolles was "supposed to be as beautiful as Capri and the Greek isles." [1949-AMI]

The photograph showed the Count Hans von Farnheim, a dry little man with a little white beard and a monocle. 65 when he married on Capri, three years before the photograph. He bought the Oasis right after their return from Italy. [1950-PIC]

Capucines, Boulevard des. Feinstein had started with a small shop in the Avenue de Clichy. Then, a year after his marriage, he'd taken over a going concern in the Boulevard des Capucines.T [1931-GUI]

Capucines, Boulevard des. [Paris. 2e, Bourse - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Louis-le-Grand to Rue des Capucines]

Edgar Fagonet had worked as an usher at the Imperia movie house on the Boulevard des Capucines. [1939-MAJ]

The man's shoes came from the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. [1940-JUG]

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

The Madeleine, Boulevard des Capucines, another uniformed attendant at the Hôtel Scribe. John Arnold's suite was 551. [1957-VOY]

The man from the "happy couple", Bébert, greeted M. M had arrested him first during a procession in Boulevard des Capucines, some visiting head of state. [1967-VIC]

Capucines, Rue des. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 2e, Bourse. from Rue de la Paix to Boulevard des Capucines]

As they were crossing the Rue Royale, returning to headquarters, M changed his mind, and told the driver to go to the Rue des Capucines, Manhattan Bar.... When M was crossing the Place de la Concorde, he told the driver to go through Rue des Capucines, where he wanted to call in to the Quai des Orfèvres. [1951-LOG]

car. The man had bought a yellow touring car, number W, like all cars for sale.. He'd asked for information about the road to Paris via Lisieux and Evreux. [1932-POR]

What would Harry Cole have thought if he had learned that M had never learned to drive? [1949-CHE]

Janvier used one of the little black P.J. cars. [1953-TRO]

Adrien Josset had an English 2-seater, his wife an American car, a Cadillac.... An anonymous letter Christine Josset had bought Popaul a little car, a quatre-chevaux, but he still beat her up from time to time. M never found him. [1959-CON]

When M had been a young clerk there was no question of affording a car.... It was too late for him to learn to drive.... But it would be pleasant to drive to their cottage at Meung-sur-Loire on Sundays. [1966-VOL]

M said that not only had Mme M passed her test, they'd actually bought a small car. [1967-VIC]

M was in charge while they were in Paris. Janvier was at the wheel, fat Lourtie in the back. The car was fitted with a radio transmitter and receiver. About 50 yards away Superintendent Grosjean and his 3 men were in a similar car.... Émile Branchu's car was a green 6 CV. [1969-TUE]

Sometimes they went out in the car, with Mme M at the wheel, but on the whole she prefered not to drive on Sunday, especially on the busy roads out of Paris. [1970-FOL]

Lapointe or Janvier drove M everywhere. He had never sat behind the wheel of a car in his life. He had bought a car recently to go to his little house in Meung-sur-Loire on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning, but it was Mme M who did all the driving.... [1972-CHA]

Caracci. or: Caracinni. (M always had to check on which). short, Corsican head, black moustache, enormous yellow diamond ring, high heels. In the opening chapter of AMI, he was being interrogated by M, in the presence of Inspector Pyke, about his witnessing a shooting in front of his club in the Rue Fontaine by a man who leapt from a gray sportscar, dashed into the club, and shot the barman. He insists on referring to M as officer (mon commissaire). Janvier and Torrence were among the inspectors who interrogated Caracci. Lucas was called by M to continue the interrogation. Normally it would have been a case for Chief Inspector Priollet, chief of the vice squad. Caracci suggests that M ask him about how "he has always gone straight." Priollet was in the Jura at the funeral of a relative, and so M was handling the case. He doesn't appear again in the story. [1949-AMI]

Caramé, Jean de. Léontine Antoine's first husband. She liked to be known as Léontine Antoine de Caramé. 8B Quai de la Mégisserie. Jean de Caramé was a Council Clerk, local government. Died of a heart attack at 45.... Behind his back, his fellow workers called him "His Majesty". Had been promised the Legion of Honor, and looked forward to it. Brother was a Colonel, killed in Indo-China. [1970-FOL]

Caramé, Léontine Antoine de. see: Antoine, Léontine

Carcassonne. [Aude *, S France, manufacturing city dept. pop. 1968: 43,616. on Aude river 57 mi. SE of Toulouse.]

Mme. Michonnet said her brother-in-law was a justice of the peace at Carcassonne. [1931-NUI]

The station staff remembered Hélène Lange had gone to Strasbourg, Brest, Carcassonne, Dieppe, Lyon, Nancy, Montélimar, always a fairly large town. [1967-VIC]

Carl. Carl was the manservant at Norris Jonker's. Jonker told Chinquier he'd heard about the shooting from him. Was the son of one of Jonker's tenant farmers. [1963-FAN]

Carl Anderson. see: Anderson, Carl

Carl Lipschitz. see: Lipschitz, Carl

Carlotta. Spanish housemaid at the Jossets', slept in. About 30, quite pretty, with a cheeky look, but thin, hard lips, was being interviewed by Torrence. [1959-CON]

Carlsberg. M asked for a beer. The bartender, "Carlsberg, Heineken?" [1966-NAH]

Carl Spangler. see: Spangler, Carl

Carlton. Along the Croisette [Boulevard de la Croisette], only a hundred yards away, were the luxury hotel: the Carlton, the Miramar, the Martinez... [1939-MAJ]

[Cannes] David Ward had a suite at the Hôtel George-V, one in London, another at the Carlton in Cannes, all rented by the year. [1957-VOY]

Carlton Bridge Club. Mme. Vireveau spent the evening at the Carlton Bridge Club. Said she almost bumped into a man at the corner of Boulevard de LaSalle and Rue du Bourbonnais, tall and heavily built. [1967-VIC]

Carl Wienand. see: Wienand, Carl

Carmen. Besson said that Justin Minard's wife was very dark, firm skin, flashing eyes... a kind of Carmen. [1948-PRE]

While they were courting, M had taken Mme M to the Opera-Comique, where they were doing Carmen. [1957-SCR]

Carnival. Féret said the weather [in Nice] was grand, the town packed with foreigners who'd come for the Carnival. The bataille des fleurs [Battle of Flowers] was the next day. [1954-JEU]

Carnot. The phone number at Louise Filon's was Carnot 22-35. The call came from a bistro on the corner of the Boulevard Rochechouart and Rue Riquet, Chez Léon. [1953-TRO]

Carnot, Avenue. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Place de l'Étoile to Rue des Acacias]

Dupeu said he'd got a call from the charwoman at the Avenue Carnot, almost next door. She'd found the body of Louise Filon, probably a murder. [1953-TRO]

Carnot, Quai. Down in Brittany, the little troupe had invaded the Hôtel de l'Amiral, in the Quai Carnot, which M knew through having in the past once conducted a case there which had caused quite a stir. [1956-AMU]

Carnot, Rue. [Rheims] A call came in from Rheims, where Émile, the proprieter of the Café de Paris, Rue Carnot, said he'd seen Louis Jeunet six days before. [1930-31-PHO]

Carola. Spanish maid, cook, housekeeper at François Mélan's. [1964-DEF]

Caroline. M asked Philippe Deligeard if he intended to go to Caroline's funeral. [1937-38-bay]

Caroline Reboux. Mme M said she'd have felt silly trying on hats at Caroline Reboux or Rose Valois, pretending to be a customer. [1949-MME]

Caroon Mortuary. Last night he had noticed the neon sign, Caroon Mortuary, in front of the handsome Colonial mansion with a well-kept lawn. M had mentioned that in France they buried people without cleaning them out like fish or chickens. [1949-CHE]

Carpentras. [manufacturing city, SE France, Vaucluse dept. pop. 1968: 21,388. 12 mi. NE of Avignon.]

M said both of them might just as well have dropped dead in Paris or Carpentras. [1946-NEW]

Carré. [Liège] The town was at its busiest in the rectangle of streets called the Carré, where the luxury stores, the large brasserie, the cinemas and dance halls were. [1930-31-PHO]

Carreau du Temple. The garments the man wore suggested they'd been bought in the Carreau du Temple, or in some junk shop. [1937-38-amo]

Carrière. The head lock-keeper at Suresnes said De Zwarte Zwaan should have been at Juziers, or at any rate beyond Poissy, depending on how long they'd had to wait at the locks at Bougival and Carrière. [1962-CLO]

Carrières, Quai des. (Charenton-Le Pont, from Rue A. Croquette to Place Bobillot)

The last No. 13 (Bastille-Crétail) tram trailed it's yellow lights the whole length of the Quai des Carrières.... then darted off towards Charenton. [1933-ECL]

Carrossoc. Walter Carus' company name was Carrossoc, with reception rooms on the first floor. [1966-VOL]

Cartier. Mme. Parendon had a gold lighter as M had seen in Cartier's window. [1968-HES]

Cartier. The alarm clock was gold, and came from Cartier. [1957-VOY]

Carus, Walter. Walter Carus was a movie producer, lived in a suite in the Raphael Hotel, office at 18b Rue de Bassano, off the Champs-Élysées. Had financed 3 or 4 films, German and Italian co-productions. About 40. Lived with Nora. Half English, half Turkish. Had a wife in London who wouldn't divorce him. [1966-VOL]

Carvet, Nicole. Nicole Prieur had told M her name was Nicole Carvet. [1964-DEF]

Casablanca. Colombani said the Casablanca plane had been an hour and a half late. [1957-VOY]

Cascourant de Nemours. Mme. Came to visit Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen at the time she was being arrested, with her son, Germain, who would possibly have married Gisèle Le Cloaguen. [1941-SIG]

Cascourant de Nemours, Germain. Mme. came to visit Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen at the time she was being arrested, with her son, Germain, who would possibly have married Gisèle Le Cloaguen. [1941-SIG]

case. It was during the summer vacation period. M was sent off on a case in Deauville. For a month he was rounding up a gang of international crooks. [1930-31-TET]

The house reminded M of Holland. His thoughts ran back to the case which had taken him to Delfzijl. [1932-FLA]

M had made it a practice ever since the Radek case, during which he'd found himself without a pipe just when he needed one, to carry two or three pipes. [1932-LIB]

M recovered the pulse of that slow, powerful rhythm so well known to him from a crime he had once investigated on the Upper Marne. [1933-ECL]

One, a former lawyer who had tragically turned to crime, had been so crafty M had more than once to leave his room to hide his fury. [1937-38-eto]

Adine Hulot said her husband, Justin Hulot, had been customs officer at Concarneau when he was there on a case. He had a face that was hard to forget.... M's mind was back in the days of the Bonnot case, when he had been thin, and had sported a waxed mustache and a little pointed beard, and worn four-inch-high starched collars and a top hat. Xavier Guichard, Chief Superintendent at the time, before he became Chief Commissioner of the Police Judiciaire, had said "all this talk of flair -- is just a publicity stunt... what really matters is evidence." [1940-JUG]

M's Chief, with whom he had already worked on the Bonnot affair, was about to introduce him to someone... M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette. [1942-men]

M could see the Rue Lepic, the steep little street, the pushcarts piled high with fruit and vegetables, the housewives in their down at heel slippers, the colorful hubub of Place Blanche, and, wedged between two small shops, the Hôtel Beauséjour, which he had had occasion to visit in the course of duty more than once in the past. [1942-FEL]

The doctor said he remembered that M had solved the Landru case, one that M had had nothing to do with. [1943-CAD]

M had once conducted an inquiry in Upper Seine, and all day long seen strings of boats with the Amorelle and Campois green triangle. [1945-FAC]

M remembered the interrogation of Mestorino, the longest and hardest, almost a classic, no less than 26 hours. [1946-NEW]

Lucas had an endurance story as well, known as the Tale of the Crippled Blockhead: To keep watch on a small private house - at the corner of the Rue de Birague, near the Place des Vosges, he had been disguised as a paralyzed old man in a wheelchair, whom every morning a nurse pushed to the window where he stayed all day, a spreading beard, fed by a spoon. This had gone on for 10 days, at the end of which he'd practically lost the use of his legs. [see: STA]... Some 15 years earlier, in late Autumn, for 3 days and 2 nights M had stayed glued to a garden gate on a deserted road in the neighborhood of Fécamp, waiting for a man to come out of the village opposite. Nobody knew he was there. He had not foreseen himself that he would be there. [see: LET]... The Quai de Charenton, a little beyond the Bercy warehouses reminded M of an investigation he had made a few years earlier, in a strange little house in those parts. He recalled the Quai de Bercy, with the iron grill of the warehouse on the left, the tall trees, the stone parapet of the Seine on the right. Then, beyond a bridge whose name he had forgotten, the quay widened out, with a row of one- or two-story villas along one side more like the suburbs than the city. There was always a whole fleet of barges at the spot, and M recalled the harbor covered with barrels has far as the eye could see. [1947-MOR]

M didn't know that 22 years later, he would meet Lise Gendreau-Balthazar again, though under another name, an aristocratic Italian name, that of her husband, and that it would be in the Balthazar Coffee offices. She would say "Chief-Inspector, I need hardly ask you to be discreet..." and it would not be called the Sûreté, but Paris Police Headquarters, and he would be dealing with 'investigations undertaken on behalf of private families'. "… I'm afraid my daughter takes after her father… she let herself become involved with an unscrupulous individual who's taken her off to England, where he's obtained a marriage license…" [1948-PRE]

M hardly knew the Midi. Was on a case there once at Antibes and Cannes. M couldn't remember if mimosa had been in bloom at the time of the case he had conducted at Antibes and Cannes a few years before.... the smell was like a small bar in Cannes, kept by a fat woman,where he had once been on a case and idled away many hours. [see: LIB]... M had been sent to Luçon for a few months "as a result of some rather complicated administrative postings". [see: JUG]. [1949-AMI]

During his career he had investigated several cases along the coast, and had come across some real dramas there.... M had been secretly disappointed when someone had murdered their mother-in-law for money in Le Vésinet. [1949-DAM]

Lagny. M had been there once. A little town on the edge of the Marne, with a lot of men fishing, and shiny canoes. He couldn't remember the case he had been on but it was in the summer, and he had drunk a light white wine. About a month ago a car had gone into the Marne... [1949-MME]

M thought he must have spoken to Georges Sim about a case concerning a young girl and a pearl necklace, on which he'd been busy a few months earlier, and in which no professionals were involved. Months later he found on his desk "La jeune fille aux perles" [The girl with the pearl necklace] [PER] by Georges Sim.... In the space of half a century, there hadn't been more than a score of sensational cases, including the Bonnot case, the Mestorino case, the Landru case, the Sarrat case, and a few others.... M said he wasn't concerned with Mestorino, Landru, or the lawyer in the Massif Central who exterminated his victims by plunging them into a bath full of quicklime.... Twice M had come across young men at the Gare du Nord, who recognizing they'd been spotted, reached casually into their pocket, took out a gun, and shot themselves.... We had a little girl whose mother I had sent to prison for life, but we knew that her father would take her back as soon as he was restored to normal life. She is grown up now, but she still comes to see us, and Mme M enjoys going shopping with her in the afternoons. [1950-MEM]

The Pernod brought back to M the memory of the south of France, particularly of a little dive in Cannes, where he'd once been on a case. [1951-GRA]

M felt like answering, "And Landru? Was that child's play too?"... They'd been involved in more difficult arrests. M thought of a Pole who had for months terrorized the farms in the North and finally holed up in a little hotel in Paris, armed to the teeth. [1951-LOG]

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]

M reminded Julien Chabot that he'd lived in Luçon for more than a year. Said he remembered a certain murder at L'Aiguillon. It was actually a case in which M had had to arrest an ex-magistrate whom everyone considered respectable, on a charge of murder. [1953-PEU]

M had visited Julien Chabot two years ago coming back from a conference in Bordeaux. (see: PEU). [1954-MIN]

M said he'd known of two cases of criminals writing to newspapers to protest because innocent people had been arrested. [and another in TUE]... The bartender at the Café Solférino said that last year, when M had been dealing with what had been going on opposite at the Ministry, he'd come in several times for a drink. [see: Rue de Solférino].... Three years earlier one criminal had been identified by traces of sawdust on a handkerchief, another by a spot of printer's ink. [1955-TEN]

Down in Brittany, the little troupe had invaded the Hôtel de l'Amiral, in the Quai Carnot, which M knew through having in the past once conducted a case there which had caused quite a stir. [see: JAU]
M told Mme M, you see that cottage being demolished? That's where a young chap lived who came to see me in my office one day with his mother, and pinched one of my pipes. [see: PIP]
Mme M asked, was it here you spent 3 days and 3 nights in some restaurant, after an unknown man had been found murdered in the Place de la Concorde? "A liitle further on. The restaurant's been turned into a garage. Now you can see a couple of gas pumps." [see: MOR]
On another occasion he had travelled the whole length of the quays on foot, from the Charenton lock as far as the Île-Saint-Louis, on the heels of a tugboat owner whom he had eventually consigned to prison.
The bar on the streetcorner, Quai de Charenton. He'd spent hours there watching someone. The barwoman studied M. It was over 3 years since he'd been there. On the yellow-painted walls were the sort of advertisments you see in cafés in the country. She finally recognized him, and remembered "a little fat fellow who bounced along as he walked", Lucas.
They followed the Seine, in the direction of the forest of Fontainebleau. Shortly after Corbeil, M remembered an inn, at Morsang, where he had stayed during one of his cases. By the edge of the Seine, setting eel-traps, M recognized the inn-keeper. [1956-AMU]

The atmosphere of the hotel reminded him of that trip he had made to the US when an American multimillionaire had begged him to come over and solve a thorny problem. (see: NEW) [1957-VOY]

In a passage like that where Xavier Marton lived, a kind of blind alley, they had once found a murdered man at five o'clock in the afternoon, a few yards from the crowds going by on the pavement. [see: BAN]. [1957-SCR]

At least once in his career M had been forced to work in front of a witness who followed his every move. A certain Inspector Pyke, from Scotland Yard, had obtained permission to follow one of M's cases, and seldom in his life had M felt so awkward.[AMI]... M told Angelot of a case where a man had killed his neighbor with a 6.35, because he'd been playing his radio too loud. He was a disabled ex-serviceman. The neighbor was a foreigner, a tailor; he'd been in trouble after the Liberation.... M told Examining Magistrate Angelot that in the past 10 years, at night, in private homes while the occupants were there, in Paris there had been 32 burglaries, about 3 per year. Three years ago they'd arrested a man of 25, who lived with his sister and had no friends, whose passion was to go into the bedroom whre a married couple was sleeping and take the jewelry. [1958-TEM]

M had been in the news a lot at the time Léonard Planchon wrote the first letter, in connection with a crime committed by a young man of 18. [1962-CLI]

One day, when a penniless and insignificant fellow had been killed in equally mysterious circumstances, M had said to the Examining Magistrate, "The have-nots just don't get murdered."... This was not the first time M had conducted an inquiry on a barge. He remembered what used to be called a "stable boat" drawn along canals by a horse that spent the night on board with it's master. Those boats were built of wood, and had a pleasant smell, due to the resin with which they were coated. [see: PRO] [1962-CLO]

The only case M could remember of a lawyer killing a client was that of Bougrat.... It was on the banks of the Seine, a few miles upstream from Corbeil. There was an old inn there, the Vieux Garçon, where, for over 20 years, they had sometimes gone to spend Sundays. M had discovered it during the course of an investigation, standing all by itself on the riverbank. (see: GUI) [1962-COL]

It had been a dull case, though a newspaper had come up with the headline "The Motorcycle Gang". The first time, in broad daylight in the Rue de Rennes, two motorcycles had drawn to the curb in front of a jewelers, tied red scarves over their faces and robbed the shop at gunpoint. It was the first time motorcycles had been used in a holdup. Three days later they did a luxury jewelers on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. But one of the thieves had dropped his scarf, and was arrested the next day at his workplace, a locksmith on Rue Saint-Paul. But evening all three were under arrest. The eldest, Victor Sidon, known as "Granny" was 22, the youngest, Jean Bauche, known as Jeannot, was barely 18. He also worked in the locksmith's. His mother was a cleaning woman on the Rue Saint-Antoine. Saugier, known as "Squib", wept and denied all knowledge. Finally, after 20 hours, Bauche had cracked, admitted it was Gaston Nouveau who'd set up the job at the Lotus, a small bar on the Rue Saint-Antoine. An ex-con out of Fresnes Prison only 2 months, he'd been at a bar on the Avenue des Ternes at the time of the holdup. [1963-FAN]

Maître Leroy-Beaulieu reminded M that he'd spoken to him about the Montrond case, the old client of his whose wife... [1966-NAH]

Years ago there'd been a murderer who'd written him a letter several pages long, every day for a month, each from a different brasserie. 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. It was the man he'd been looking for. [1969-VIN]

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

The pretty women were entertainers at the Casino. [1938-owe]

They crossed the road a little way beyond the Casino. [1947-VAC]

Philippe de Moricourt had met Mrs. Ellen Wilcox at Casino at Cannes a little over a year earlier. [1949-AMI]

Féret called and said he'd located Louise Laboine's mother, Germaine Laboine, in Monte Carlo, at the Casino. [1954-JEU]

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

Casino Bar. Charles Besson had gone to the Casino Bar where he met his brother, Théo Besson. [1949-DAM]

Casino de la Jetée. M called the Criminal Police in Nice, putting out a search for Justin of Toulons. In the morning a message came in that Justin de Toulon had been arrested at 7:00 am as he was leaving the Casino de la Jetée. [1941-SIG]

Casino de Paris. Madeleine Lalande, the Countess von Farnheim, was born in La Roche-sur-Yon, in the Vendée. Was once a member of the troupe of the Casino de Paris. [1950-PIC]

Mrs. Florence Wilton was in a troupe of dancing girls at the Casino de Paris, where Stuart Wilton had met her. [1961-PAR]

M called Chavanon, a barrister he'd known for many years. He said Jean-Charles Gaillard had married a singer or dancer from the Casino de Paris. [1962-COL]

Casmir. someone at the bar at the Arche de Noé, who, according to Paul, had won the Petit Provençal bowls championship last year. [1949-AMI]

Cassegrain, Margot. Margot Cassegrain was Louis Mahossier's wife's maiden name. Her father was a notary, lived on Avenue des Villiers. His wife was in poor health. She studied art history at the Louvre, and at the School of Interior Design. [1971-SEU]

Cassieux. Chief Superintendent, head of the vice squad, said to M, "What do you know, Maigret! She's back" when he saw Cécile Pardon waiting. He said of Cécile, "she squints." ... Casseux would have to deliver the customary lecture to Duchemin, as M was involved in the Cécile affair. [1940-CEC]

Cassin, Gustave. Machère was waiting for M with Gustave Cassin, the skipper of the Étoile Polaire. [1932-FLA]

Cassis. [commune, S France, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1959: 3,200. Marseilles arr.; resort.]

Jean Ramuel and Marie Deligeard lived in Toulon, Cassis and Marseilles before they moved to Paris. [1939-MAJ]

Cassure. Judge. Examining magistrate who came to the scene of Marcel Vivien's murder in Les Halles with his clerk. Barely 30. Tall, young, exquisitely dressed. His chambers were in a part of the Palais de Justice that had not yet been modernized. Signed a warrant for Louis Mahossier, in case M needed it at La Baule. [1971-SEU]

Castaing. Alain de Folletier told Dr. Philippe Bellamy that he had been about to have lunch with someone he knew, Castaing, from La Rochelle. (At which point Bellamy said that he had murdered Emile Duffieux.) [1947-VAC]

Castaing. Inspector Castaing came from Le Havre, dark-haired with a red face. M said he knew him. [1949-DAM]

Castiglione, Rue de. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Rue Saint-Honoré]

Gisèle Marton had had an apéritif in a bar on the Rue Castiglione with M. Harris before coming home the night of the murder. [1957-SCR]

Line Marcia's hairdresser was on the Rue de Castiglione. [1971-IND]

They went next to La Belle Hélène, Rue de Castiglione. [1972-CHA]

Castor et Pollux. Hortense Canelle, the wife of the bargee of the Providence told M she'd heard about the murder at Dizy from someone on the Castor et Pollux. [1930-PRO]

Castro, Fidel. [Fidel Castro [1926-], Cuban leader, overthrew Batista government in 1959. (Prime Minister 1959-1976, President 1976- ). Under Castro, Cuba became a one-party socialist state, governed by the Communist Party of Cuba.]
Félix Nahour gambled in casinos at Deauville, Cannes, Évian, Enghien in the winter. For a year or two, before Castro, he was techinical adviser and probably an associate of the casino in Havana. [1966-NAH]

cat. see A story of a cat (Une histoire de chat) by Murielle Wenger

cat. Julie Legrand was surprised to find that the cat was in the house when they got back. [1932-POR]

Berthe said once when the cat was rubbing against Albert Marcinelle's legs he'd picked it up so roughly it had been lame since. [1937-38-ber]

On the cane armchair Zouzou, a ginger tomcat was rolled up in a ball on a red cushion. [1942-FEL]

The cat rubs itself against M's legs while he listened to Jean Maura's story. [1946-NEW]

A black cat was curled up asleep on a chair in front of the stove of the café where Théo Besson was drinking with Henri Trochu. [1949-DAM]

M felt something brush against his leg, and looked down to see the ginger cat gazing up at him and mewing... Judge Coméliau told M that Aline Calas had asked whether he'd taken care of her cat. He had, but Coméliau had told her that M had better things to do. [1955-COR]

The only arm chair was occupied by a small, sandy-haired dog, Toto, and a cat, white with coffee-colored spots, who scarcely opened his green eyes. [1961-PAR]

An orange cat was rubbing itself against M's legs. [1972-CHA]

Catechism. M remembered his first year at school in the village of Allier, when he'd told his first big lie. He'd been given a 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]

Cathédrale, Rue de la. [Liège] Armand Lecocq d'Arneville said he thought there had been a big grocers in the Rue de la Cathédrale with the name Van Damme [Joseph Van Damme]... but it was so long ago. [1930-31-PHO]

René Delfosse was walking on the Rue de la Cathédrale when he realized Girard was following him. [1931-GAI]

Catherine. Émile Ducrau said he'd had a drink with Catherine, who ran the dancehall [Bal]. [1933-ECL]

At Mère Catherine's they had the fricandeau of veal with sorrel... "One of my favorites" said M. The driver, Joseph Lecoin, told Catherine he'd given her message to Paul Benoît who had a gas station at Montargis. [1937-38-noy]

Catherine was the old maid at the Lachaume's.... Catherine said she'd been at the house 50 years, started when her mistress was 20 and had given birth to Léonard Lachaume. [1958-TEM]

"Drink this Catherine," they'd say to the widow before setting off for the church and cemetery. [1960-VIE]

Catholic. Maria Peeters was a régente in a school kept by the Ursulines, who held in the teaching world a position comparable with that of the Jesuits, with whom they formed, so to speak, the aristocracy of Catholic education. [1932-FLA]

Harry Brown had struck M more as a Protestant than a Catholic. [1932-LIB]

Germaine Gouin's sister, Antoinette Ollivier, unmarried, lived in the Boulevard Saint-Michel, opposite the School of Mining. 5 years older, she worked in a municipal library. She was a great Catholic and thought Étienne Gouin was the Devil. [1953-TRO]

Germaine Gastin had been a Catholic until she was married, but her husband didn't believe in religion so she'd quit the church. [1953-ECO]

Louise Laboine had said she was a Catholic. [1954-JEU]

Isabelle de V-- and her husband were Catholic. [1960-VIE]

Philippe de Lancieux was sent to a Catholic school in Montmorency. He ran away at 14, and was found two days later in Le Havre. He was moved to another near Versailles. [1961-BRA]

Jacqueline Rousselet said her mother was a devout Catholic, never got a divorce. [1962-CLO]

M said he assumed Vicente Alvaredo was Catholic, like most Colombians. [1966-NAH]

According to Léon Florentin, Joséphine Papet wasn't a Catholic, or at least never went to Mass. [1968-ENF]

Amadieu said that Gérard Sabin-Levesque was a Catholic, and despite the life he led, quite religious, so he wouldn't want a divorce. [1972-CHA]

Catoire & Potut. On the vast, pedimented depot was written Catoire & Potut, Metals, familiar words to M, since he had looked down on it every day for more than 30 years. He was at his window in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. [1956-AMU]

Catroux. M had a friend at the Rue des Saussaies, Catroux, to whose son he'd been godfather. Had worked over 20 years at the Rue des Saussaies. M remembered he lived on the Boulevard des Batignolles, at the far end, on the left, with a restaurant to the right of the door. Second floor, to the right. [1954-MIN]

Catroux, Isabelle. Catroux's wife. Looked like an old woman. Brought M a calvados. [1954-MIN]

Caucasson, Jean-Luc. Jean-Luc Caucasson published art books. [1969-VIN]

Caucasson, Meg. Meg Caucasson had written a number of letters to Oscar Chabut. [1969-VIN]

Caudeuils, Jeanne de. Alain Vernoux's wife's maiden name was Jeanne de Caudeuils. [1953-PEU]

Caulaincourt, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Boulevard Clichy to Rue Mont-Cenis]

Colin, the little deaf man, lived with his wife in the Rue Caulaincourt. She'd been an assistant manageress at one of his brothels. [1934-MAI]

Berthe lived at 67b Rue Caulaincourt, in Montmartre, not far from the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, between a bakery and an Auvergnat's bar. A typical Montmartre house, with the porter's lodge next to the front door, a worn reddish stair-carpet, walls of imitation marble and two doors with brass knobs on each landing. Her's was on the 6th floor. [1937-38-ber]

[Stephan Strevzki] followed the same route, from Trinité and Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], Place Clichy and Barbès [Boulevard Barbès] by way of the Rue Caulaincourt, then from Barbès to the Gare du Nord and the Rue La Fayette. [1939-hom]

Edgar Fagonet lived at 57 Rue Caulaincourt, with his mother and sister. [1939-MAJ]

M got a call from the Rue Damrémont Police Station, that Mlle. Jeanne, a fortuneteller at 67 bis Rue Caulaincourt had been murdered. 5th floor, door on the right. No elevator. [1941-SIG]

A red light came on, a direct call from the alarm box on the corner of the Rue Caulaincourt and the Rue Lamarck. [1946-mal]

The man from Barodet's squad who was digging was Barrère, who'd been shot a month earlier arresting a Pole in the Rue Caulaincourt. [1948-PRE]

Old Lagrume, the man who walked so much was the most senior, though he'd never risen to Inspector. Tall and melancholy. A woman had been murdered in the Rue Caulaincourt with a kitchen knife. For nine weeks Lagrume had walked Paris, searching for who had sold the knife. He finally found it sold by a stationer on Boulevard Rochechouart, and the murderer had been found and convicted. [1950-MEM]

Rosalie Moncoeur said her brother's café was in the Rue Caulaincourt. She just turned the corner of Place de Clichy when she saw the man she thought might have been Oscar Bonvoisin.Philippe Mortemart called Dr. Bloch from a bar on the Rue Caulaincourt. [1950-PIC]

One of the men who broke into Lognon's walked down to the corner of the Rue Caulaincourt. [1951-LOG]

Joseph Gastin said he was born in Paris, Rue Caulaincourt, 18th, and his wife was from the Rue Lamarck. [1953-ECO]

Lognon had questioned the head waiter at Roméo at his home in the Rue Caulaincourt. [1954-JEU]

At Place de Clichy, M told the driver to go up Rue Caulaincourt. They passed the Rue Lamarck, and entered a section where nothing had happened so far. M told the driver to keep on going and come back by the Rue des Abbesses. [1955-TEN]

Annette Duché had lived with her aunt in the Rue Lamarck when she first came to Paris, but they quarreled and she rented a small apartment on Rue Caulaincourt. [1959-CON]

Lognon went to ask questions in the bars and little restaurants in the Rue Caulaincourt and the Place Constantin-Pequeur. [1961-PAR]

Pépère had been painting an old lady's kitchen there the last time he saw Léonard Planchon. [1962-CLI]

Chavanon suggested he might call Ramuel to find out about Jean-Charles Gaillard, the lawyer who'd defended the butcher in the Rue Caulaincourt. [1962-COL]

Lognon was one of 20 plainclothes detectives with headquarters in the Town Hall of Montmartre, on the corner of Rue Caulaincourt and Rue du Mont-Cenis in the 18th.... M left Norris Jonker's house and stopped at the bistro for two beers before getting into a taxi at the corner of Rue Caulaincourt.... They reached Rue Caulaincourt. In the middle of the square was a stone sculpture of a man and a woman, she swathed in drapery but for one exposed breast. [1963-FAN]

François Ricain was born in Paris, Rue Caulaincourt, a bourgeois, almost provincial street, behind the Sacré-Coeur. [1966-VOL]

Mlle. Antoinette Vague and René Tortu used to eat at the same restaurant on the Rue Caulaincourt, Chez Maurice. [1968-HES]

Anne-Marie Boutin lived on the Rue Caulaincourt, near the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. She worked on the Quai de Charenton, out beyond the Bercy warehouses. [1969-VIN]

67, near the corner of Place Constantin-Pecqueur. Marcel Vivien had lived there, next door to a cleaners. His wife, Gabrielle Vivien, still lived there. [1971-SEU]

Caumartin, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard des Capucines to Rue Saint-Lazare]

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, Rue Caumartin, till it crashed. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères. [1939-MAJ]

Mme M finally found the hat in the Rue Caumartin, at Hélène et Rosine's.... Krynker, a Hungarian from a good but poor family, gambled in Monte Carlo, lost, came to Paris and lived at the Commodore, then a small hotel in the Rue Caumartin. [1949-MME]

On Monday night, Léon Zirkt had been outside the Roméo, a new night-club in the Rue Caumartin.... Louise Laboine hadn't stopped till she reached the corner of the Rue Caumartin and the Rue Saint-Lazare. The waiter who served her was Eugène, bald, lived in Bécon-les-Bruyères, and had a daughter about her age. [1954-JEU]

Caune, Marcel. Known as Coco. Newspaper photographer, redhead with the eagerness of an overgrown schoolboy, had taken at least 200 photos of M. "The most persistent newshound in Paris." [1971-SEU]

Cavaillon. [commune, SE France, Vaucluse dept. pop. 1968: 18,544. on Durance river, 13 mi. SE of Avignon.]

Jo Mori often went to Cavaillon and the district near there for fruits and vegetables. [1971-IND]

Caves de Bourgogne, Les. see: Les Caves de Bourgogne A high-class wineshop after the Grand Turenne. On Saturday evenings the proprieters left for the Chevreuse Valley, where they had a cabin. [1949-MME]

Cavre, Justin. M recognized a pale face, Old Cadaver, Justin Cavre, who'd been called that at Police Judiciaire for 20 years. Skinny, sallow, with reddened eyelids, he was probably the most intelligent man M had come across on the police force. They were about the same age. [1943-CAD]

Cayotte. As for the Examining Magistrate, Cayotte, he was realtively young, and let the police work for two or three days without interfering. [1966-NAH]

Cazenove, Juliette. see: Boynet, Juliette

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Cecaldi. Walter Lampson said he had met his wife at Nice where, though she was divorced from an Italian named Cecaldi, she was still using his name. [1930-PRO]

Cécile. Mme M said that one of her aunts, Cécile, whom M had never met - who'd been very well off till her husband lost all his money - used to spend hours alone in her room dressing up. [1954-JEU]

Cécile Ledru. see: Ledru, Cécile

Cécile Pardon. see: Pardon, Cécile

Cécile Perrin. see: Perrin, Cécile

Célestin Grollet. see: Grollet, Célestin

Célestin Marchandon. see: Marchandon, Célestin

Célestins. Their hotel at Vichy was in the France district, a quiet part of the town near the Célestins spring.... A barman saw the heavy-set man heading toward the Célestins. [1967-VIC]

Célestins, Quai des. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Boulevard Henri-IV to Rue Nonnnains-d'Hyères]

Émile Ducrau called M to say he was at his office, 33 Quai des Célestins. M looked enviously at the students and old gentlemen rummaging in the dusty book-boxes there. [1933-ECL]

As they reached the Quai des Célestins, Parrain, the Deputy Public Prosecutor, and Dantziger, the Examining Magistrate, arrived from the Palais de Justice at the same time by car. [1962-CLO]

Céline. The postman, an alcoholic, was called that because when his wife had died he'd said "Good-by, Céline... We'll meet again in the valley of Josaphat." [1943-CAD]

Céline Germain. see: Germain, Céline

Céline Landin. see: Landin, Céline

Céline Loiseau. see: Loiseau, Céline

Céline Mornet. see: Mornet, Céline

Célis. Louis the Kid told M he'd interrogated him from nine at night to five in the morning. Something to do with dope. A few years back. He'd been a messenger at the Célis in the Rue Pigalle. [1937-38-ber]

Cellar Rat. The Flea had worked as a messenger boy at the Cellar Rat [Le Rat de Cave], a cabaret on Place Pigalle which was then very elegant. [1971-IND]

Central Africa. see: Africa, Central

Central America. A sailor who spent a lot of time commuting to South America and Central America on cargo boats offered some information to M about Popaul, who'd used to hang out in the Bastille district. Said he'd met him in Venezuela and he'd claimed he'd killed Christine Josset. [1959-CON]

Central Boulevards. see: Grands Boulevards.

Centrale, Rue. [Lausanne] Honoré Cuendet said he'd seen a dried seahorse in a woman's room in the Rue Centrale in Lausanne. [1961-PAR]

Central Market. see: Les Halles

Central Police Headquarters. M had Gertrude Oosting drive to Central Police Headquarters in Amsterdam to lodge a complaint so that M could start an official investigation. [1951-GRA]

Central Police Station. They had to go around the Palais de Justice to get to the Quai de l'Horloge. M went into the Central Police Station to get Prosper Donge.... On M's wall was a photograph of the association of the secretaries of the Central Police Station, when M was 24. [1939-MAJ]

The first of the Black Marias had driven off to the Central Police Station. [1942-FEL]

Once the corridors were cleared the two men would be taken to Central Police Station, and Rosalie Bourdon, too, before being sent to Santé prison. [1961-PAR]

At the 3rd Arrondissement, M told Bassin that after the François Mélan signed the statement, he'd likely have to take him over to the Central Police Station... gently, no brutality. [1964-DEF]

M had Fernand Barillard taken to the Central Police Station [le Dépôt]. [1965-PAT]

M told Line Marcia he'd take them to the Central Police Station [Dépôt] first, in the basement of the Law Courts [Palais de Justice]. [1971-IND]

Central Police Station. Aline Calas asked M and he said if they arrested her they'd probably keep her at the Central Police Station at first. [1955-COR]

Central Post Office. Ferdinand Fumal showed M 7 anonymous threat letters he'd received, postmarked at a post office near the Opéra. One had been from Boulevard Beaumarchais, another the Central Post Office in the Rue du Louvre, the last, Avenue des Ternes. [1956-ECH]

Centre, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Centre

cèpes. At Désiré's there was coq au vin, some good cèpes, fresh from the country that morning. cèpes à la bordelaise. [1940-CEC]

M thought of Mme M, who at that moment was entertaining her sister and brother-in-law, the cèpes simmering on the stove, exuding an appetizing smell of garlic and damp woodland. He adored cèpes. [1942-FEL]

Cercle de l'Est. Germain Cageot was manager of the Cercle de l'Est for 5 years. [1934-MAI]

Cerise. Cerise, the ragged old cripple, had discovered Maurice Tremblet's place on the Quai de la Gare. [1946-pau]

Cess. The old woman said the cellarman from Cess, the wine merchants, sometimes went to Au Petit Albert. [1947-MOR]

Cesson. The landlord asked if he should tell the lock-keeper to call the gendarmerie at Corbeil or Cesson. M said it didn't matter. [1931-GUI]

Cevennes. Étienne Gouin had been born in a poor peasant family in the Cevennes. [1953-TRO]

Ceylon. Joseph Van Meulen said he was to have left for Ceylon the next day. [1957-VOY]

Cézanne. Chinquier recognized some of the paintings at Norris Jonker's -- Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir. [1963-FAN]

The name of the villa being burgled was The Golden Crown. A Cézanne was lying upside down on a table. [1969-TUE]

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Chabaud, Jean. Lived in the apartment next to the concierge at Aline's. In his 20s, television work. Specialized in sports, football, car racing, Tour de France. [1965-PAT]

Chabiron. Chabiron, a Flying Squad Detective, attached to Poitiers for the past few years, greeted M at the scene of Gobillard's murder. [1953-PEU]

Chabot. M calculated that Mme. Chabot would be about 78. [1953-PEU]

Chabot, Elizabeth. 42. Jean Chabot's mother, Elizabeth Chabot, maiden name Doyen. Brisk, quick-tempered woman, on the go from morning till night. [1931-GAI]

Chabot, Émile. Jean Chabot's father, Émile Chabot, narrow-shouldered, 45-year-old man with meticulous hair and mustache. [1931-GAI]

Chabot, Jean. (Jean-Joseph-Émile Chabot). 16. clerk. 53, Rue de la Loi. Chabot, Jean. His job at Lhoest's was a junior clerk, to stamp envelopes, sort incoming letters and run errands. With René Delfosse planned to rob the Gai-Moulin, but ran away when they though they saw a dead man on the floor. [1931-GAI]

Chabot, Julien. M had promised Chabot to stop off and see him at Fontenay-le-Comte on his way back from Bordeaux. They had been friends when he had taken two years of medicine at the University of Nantes. Chabot had been a law student, and they had lived in the same boarding house. Since then, they had seen each other perhaps 10 times over the years.... Tall, thin, slightly stooping. His father before him had been the Examining Magistrate of Fontenay-le-Comte.... Julien Chabot had lost practically all his hair, which left a pointed cranium, like that of certain birds.... [1953-PEU]

Julien Chabot had become magistrate at Fontenay-le-Comte, where he lived with his mother in the large house where he was born. Had been a school friend of M's at Nantes. M had visited him two years ago coming back from a conference in Bordeaux. (see: PEU). His mother, Old Madame Chabot, attended the first Mass at 6:00 am. By 8:00 Julien went for a stroll in town or along the Vendée River. M wanted to call him to ask about Auguste Point, and had to call early in case it was a market day. [1954-MIN]

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

Chabut, Jeanne. Mme. Jeanne Chabut was a beautiful woman in her late thirties. [1969-VIN]

Chabut, Oscar. The Divisional Superintendent of the 17th, a man M knew well, friendly, wore his clothes with style, asked M if he knew Oscar Chabut, the murdered man. He'd owned Le Vin des Moines, one of the biggest wholesale wine firms in Paris. [1969-VIN]

Chaigné. Back in the village school in Saint-Fiacre, Allier dept., Mlle. Chaigné had been the school mistress, his father bailiff at the Château de Saint-Fiacre. [1956-ECH]

Chalifert. Émile Ducrau asked Maurice if he'd come across L'Aigle IV above Chalifert, and if they had couplings. [1933-ECL]

Chalon. At the far end of the canal, beyond the Langres plateau, the Saône, Chalon, Mâcon, Lyon... [1930-PRO]

Châlons. [commune, NE France, capital, Marne dept. pop. 1968: 50,764. [Châlons-sur-Marne] on Marne river 95 mi. E of Paris.]

The lock-keeper's wife at Saint-Martin said the Providence was probably having dinner in the reach above Châlons. [1930-PRO]

Gassin told a story. Ten years ago Louis, the owner of the Cormorant stopped outside a fine house in Châlons, where a doctor lived. His wife, 30, was going to have a child. They'd wanted one for eight years. That night the doctor was giving a party... the mother and child died. Louis calmly shot the doctor. His barge was auctioned three months later.... Émile Ducrau asked Gassin if he remembered the fight they'd had with the Belgians at Châlons. [1933-ECL]

Chalon-sur-Saône. [manufacturing city, EC France, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 50,589.]

Someone called out to The Simoun at the lock at Vitry-le-François where some 60 boats were lined up: Your sister-in-law at Chalon-sur-Saône said she'll see you on the Burgundy canal... the Christening can wait... Pierre sends his regards. [1930-PRO]

Chalus, Émile. Émile Chalus, schoolmaster at the boys' school, lived 30 yards from where Gobillard had been killed. Had heard footsteps. [1953-PEU]

Chamber. If the trap failed, if the plan miscarried, he might not only have to face Coméliau, but possibly questions in the Chamber. [1955-TEN]

chambermaid. see Maids and Chambermaids (Bonnes et femmes de chambre) by Murielle Wenger

Chamber of Deputies. The President of the State Council had already ordered a search of the archives of the Chamber of Deputies for a copy of the Calame report. [1954-MIN]

Jaquette Larrieu said she had to wait a while on the Pont de la Concorde, as there was a policeman in front of the Chamber of Deputies who seemed to be looking at her. [1960-VIE]

Chamois. Pedro, the proprietor of the Chamois, a nightclub like the Pélican but sleazier, was killed. [1942-FEL]

Chamonix. [Noted valley in Haute-Savoie dept., E France, near NW entrance to new Mont Blanc tunnel; winter sports, mountain climbing; site of 1924 Winter Olympics.]

Théo Besson might suddenly take a plane for Cannes, Chamonix, London or Brussels. [1949-DAM]

Lucas had also gone on holiday, to the mountains somewhere around Chamonix. [1967-VIC]

Champagne. [Region of France, bounded on N by Low Countries, Troyes; watered by Marne, Aube, Aisne, Meuse, Yonne rivers; famous for its wines.]

Émile Ducrau said since he'd bought up the chalk quarries in Champagne, everyone in the area was in some way dependent on him. [1933-ECL]

Ernest Descharneau said he'd met Oscar Laget at Champagne. He'd been a lieutenant in the artillery by the third year of the war, and Laget was under him, a private. [1936-fen]

Champ de Mars. Gobillard, an old drunkard who spent his days fishing by the bridge, had just been found murdered, at the corner of Champ de Mars... . A short street struck off to the right, joining Rue de la République to the Champ de Mars.... In order to get to the barracks district, M had to cross the Champ de Mars, a bare expanse bordered by trees recently planted. [1953-PEU]

Champerret, Porte de. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. at Avenue Porte de Champerette]

M realized the Porte de Champerret-Porte des Lilas line had been convenient for Maurice Tremblet. He could go direct for Villiers to Sentier. [1946-pau]

Championnet. Mathilde said sometimes Joseph Leroy would take the métro with her as far as Championnet station, which was near her home. [1945-pip]

Championnet, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue des Poissoniers to Avenue de Saint-Ouen]

M went by taxi to James' place in the Rue Championnet. [1931-GUI]

Mathilde lived at #67, Rue Championnet, M learned from her employer. [1945-pip]

Champs-Élysées. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place de la Concorde to Place de l'Étoile]

[Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place de la Concorde to Place de l'Etoile]

Pietr was followed by three porters and proceeded by a representative of a luxury hotel in the Champs-Élysées left the North Star.... M hailed a taxi from the Gare du Nord to the Majestic Hotel. The Champs-Élysées looked like a deserted racetrack. Pietr had just checked into room 17. [1929-30-LET]

On Oct. 23 Johann Radek dined in a restaurant not far from the Champs-Élysées. [1930-31-TET]

The man who bought the top-hat drove off towards the Rue Vieille-du-Temple, where he stopped at a second-hand shop. Then the Champs-Élysées, then Avenue de Wagram.T [1931-GUI]

It was easy for M to imagine the Edgar Martins walking up the Champs-Élysées on a Sunday afternoon. [1931-OMB]

Two days before his death, Jehan d'Oulmont had introduced his uncle to Sonia Lipchitz in a Champs-Élysées bar. [1936-pei]

M. Louis had fulfilled the functions of a porter on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. [1938-owe]

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"?... Prosper Donge was the breakfast cook at the Majestic on the Champs-Élysées. [1939-MAJ]

M was expecting a phone call from London about The Commodore, an international crook who'd been located in a grand hotel in the Champs-Élysées. [1946-mal]

The cool sound of lapping water came from the nearby Seine, and cars were gliding noiselessly from the Rue Royale towards the Champs-Élysées. The luminous sign of Maxim's glowed red in the night. Place de la Concorde.... Marchand said Jean Bronsky and Francine Latour were probably having a drink in a bar on the Champs-Élysées. After her show they'd go for dinner at Fouquet's, Maxim's or Ciro's. [1947-MOR]

The National Guard, in full dress uniform, had paraded down the Avenue du Bois and along the Champs-Élysées.... M called the Marquis de Bazancourt, 3 Avenue Gabriel, a wealthy neighborhood with windows looking onto the Champs-Élysées [1948-PRE]

In no matter what town, the cars were as numerous and streamlined as along the Champs-Élysées. [1949-CHE]

The manager of the Hôtel Beauséjour told M the photos looked too much like dagos, but that M. Levine could have stayed at a hotel on the Champs-Élysées without looking conspicuous. [1949-MME]

The problems of a rich foreigner who'd recently taken up residence on the Champs-Élysées might be discussed at the meeting. [1950-MEM]

Count Hans von Farnheim took the Countess to Constantiniple and Cairo, then a few weeks on the Champs-Élysées. [1950-PIC]

Boissier's branch dealt with the jewel robbers of the big hotels in the Champs-Élysées, and other professionals. [1951-GRA]

André Delteil was more often to be met at the Roland-Garros races or in the bars of the Champs-Élysées than at the law courts. [1952-REV]

Going through the Place Saint-Augustin, Léon Zirkt saw Louise Laboine walking towards the Boulevard Haussmann, towards the Champs-Élysées.... In Paris Hans Ziegler had stayed at a big hotel in the Champs-Élysées. [1954-JEU]

Lucas knew that Jacques Fleury was a customer of the bars on the Champs-Élysées, so he went to Fouquet's. [1954-MIN]

That eveining they'd done Paris by Night: They'd gone to Les Halles, Place Pigalle, Rue de Lappe and the Champs-Élysées, their tickets including the cost of a drink at each place. [1956-ECH]

They came back on foot via the Boulevard Haussmann. Then, still on foot, as far as the Place des Ternes, where they had a drink outside a café, then the Avenue de Wagram and the Champs-Élysées.... M and Mme M took the métro to a large movie house on the Champs-Élysées. [1956-AMU]

At the Hôtel de Paris M recognized the concierge, who had been a bell-boy on the Champs-Élysées.... M walked down the Champs-Élysées, passed the Claridge, and nearly recruited the doorman from there too. [1957-VOY]

Lapointe saw Maurice Schwob in the shop, the sort of man you meet around the Place Vendôme or the Champs-Élysées,who might just as easily be in cinema as in exports. [1957-SCR]

Paulette Lachaume said she'd gone to a cinema in the Champs-Élysées. [1958-TEM]

From the bar on the Place de la République Adrien Josset went on the the Champs-Élysées to more bars.... The bar at Adrien Josset's house was almost as big as any you'd find on the Champs-Élysées. [1959-CON]

Prince Philippe de V-- said he'd gone for a stroll along the Champs-Élysées, had met a brunette who lived in a Rue de Berry hotel. [1960-VIE]

Cleaners were at work in the offices along the Champs-Élysées.... Nicolas followed one of the men from the Café des Amis, Georges Macagne, to a garage in the Rue La Boétie. He left his car and walked to a house in the Rue de Ponthieu, parallel with the Champs-Élysées. [1961-PAR]

The Pardons (Dr Pardon) said there was almost as much traffic on the roads in Italy as on the Champs-Élysées.... Darrui, the head of the Vice Squad had organized a night raid on the Champs-Élysées. [1961-BRA]

Jean-Charles Gaillard said he'd been driving along the Champs-Élysées and noticed a Russian film he'd heard people speak of... Afterwards he'd dropped into Fouquet's for a drink. [1962-COL]

The view from one side of Mirella Jonker's studio was of rooftops stretching as far as Saint-Ouen. On the other side the sails of the Moulin de la Galette, with almost the whole of Paris in the background, the Champs-Élysées, the Seine... [1963-FAN]

Janvier drove M to Manuel Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Elysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful.... With his Leica, Barnacle would pose as one of those strolling photographers, increasingly common on the Champs-Elysées and the big boulevards of Paris. He even had little name cards. [1964-DEF]

Janvier drove the little black car up the Champs-Élysées.... One of Jean-Loup Pernelee's daughters was married to a restaurant owner in the Champs-Élysées. [1965-PAT]

M's investigations usually led him to local bistros or noisy bars on the Champs-Élysées, not palaces like the Hôtel du Louvre. [1966-NAH]

Bob Mandille said Sophie Ricain was like a hundred other girls you'd find walking along the Champs-Élysées.... Jacques Huguet went to a movie on the Champs-Élysées with Jocelyne Huguet. [1966-VOL]

There was a puppet theatre in the children's playground at Vichy more elaborate than the one in the Champs-Élysées.... Francine Lange said she'd worked at a beauty parlor on the Champs-Élysées, where she'd trained to be a beauty specialist. [1967-VIC]

M took advantage of the good weather to walk down the Champs-Élysées as far as the Place de la Concorde, where he finally took the bus. [1968-HES]

M could not imagine young Joséphine Papet, with her well-bred air, loitering around the Madeleine or the Champs-Élysées. [1968-ENF]

One of Antoine Batille's tapes was the sounds of a drugstore on the Champs-Élysées. [1969-TUE]

M and Lapointe drove to the Place des Vosges. The gilt-tipped railings of the Parc Monceau were covered with a thin film of frost. The drove along the Champs-Élysées, approached the Place des Vosges by way of the Quais.... Jean-Luc Caucasson was also at the première on the Champs-Élysées. [1969-VIN]

They went down the Champs-Élysées, with its double stream of car headlamps. [1972-CHA]

Champs-Elysées Arcade. M took a one of the waiting police cars there to try to find François Lagrange's daughter. [1952-REV]

Change, Pont au. There was always an angler on the Seine by the Pont au Change. [1965-PAT]

Channel. The huge glass roof of the Gare du Nord gave no protection from the gusts of wind. A Channel gale was announced. One woman, whose son was crossing to Folkestone, was giving him instructions. [1929-30-LET]

At the Gare Saint-Lazare there had been a notice: Storm in the Channel, Dieppe-Newhaven crossing may be delayed. [1937-38-man]

The Le Havre train, which could have taken them to a Channel steamer, left the Gare Saint-Lazare ten minutes earlier. [1948-PRE]

Danet said perhaps Stuart Wilton felt freer in France than across the Channel. [1961-PAR]

In the Channel and the North Sea fishing boats had gone down in the storm. [1969-TUE]

Chantilly. 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]

Chapelle. (Porte de la Chapelle, La Chapelle (Métro stations), Boulevard de la Chapelle... 18th - Butte-Montmartre.)

Louise Filon had told Désirée Brault she came from the 18th, practically the gutter, and spent most of her life in the Chapelle district. [1953-TRO]

Chapelle, Boulevard de la. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt - 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue d'Aubervilliers to Boulevard Barbès]

The Director asked Joseph Audiat what he was doing in the middle of the Boulevard de la Chapelle at 3:00 am. [1934-MAI]

[Stephan Strevzki] checked into a squalid hotel on the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1939-hom]

A motor accident in the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1946-mal]

As M spoke with Nine Rochain, 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]

Alain Lagrange was probably still in the Gare du Nord and Boulevard de la Chapelle area after he robbed Gaston Grimal. ... The direction Alain ran off in after robbing Grimal on the Rue de Maubeuge. [1952-REV]

Pierre Eyraud worked at the Grelot, a dance-hall in the Rue de la Charbonnière, almost on the corner of the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1953-TRO]

M thought he shouldn't have made Mme M eat in that suspicious-looking bistro off the Boulevard de la Chapelle, and then made her walk in the rain. [1956-AMU]

One of Jean-Charles Gaillard's cases was Urban Potier, receiving, one month in prison, stay of execution. Lucas had been in charge of the case. He kept a junk-shop on the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1962-COL]

Where Julien, waiter at the Brasserie Cyrano lived.... Arthur Gilson, nicknamed Peg Leg, saw Vivien in a bistro on the Boulevard de la Chapelle the day of the murder, where he had two brandies --normally he drank nothing but coffee. [1971-SEU]

The Flea was born in Paris, on the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1971-IND]

Chapelle, La. see: La Chapelle

Chaplin, Charlie. [Charles Spencer Chaplin [1889-1977], English comedy actor and director. One of the most creative and influential personalities in the silent film era: acted in, directed, scripted, produced, scored his own films. He and Simenon were friends.]
They turned the corner of Faubourg-Montmartre [Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre] and the Grands Boulevards, and spotted a little cinema playing some early Charlie Chaplins. [1956-AMU]

Chapon, Rue. [Paris. 3e, Temple. from Rue du Temple to Rue Saint-Martin]

Rue Réaumur, Rue de Turbigo, then down the Rue Chapon into the Rue Beaubourg. M thought the man [Victor Poliensky] was on familiar ground. [1947-MOR]

Chaptal, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Pigalle to Rue Blanche]

Justin Minard said a woman had called for help from a window in the Rue Chaptal, and when he'd gone to the door they'd thrown him out. [1948-PRE]

M and Lapointe had left the police car in the Rue Chaptal to go to the Clou Doré. [1965-PAT]

chapter headings. see More than just a title..." (A plus d'un titre....) by Murielle Wenger

Chapuis, Martine. Lassagne had managed an interview with Gilbert Négrel's fiancée, Martine Chapuis, 24, the only daughter of Maître Noël Chapuis, the well-known barrister. The interview was in their flat in the Rue du Bac, around the corner from the Rue des Saints-Pères. After taking her law degree, she did a year's philosophy at the Sorbonne, then switched to medicine. [1956-AMU]

Chapuis, Noël. Lassagne had managed an interview with Gilbert Négrel's fiancée, Martine Chapuis, the only daughter of Maître Noël Chapuis, the well-known barrister. [1956-AMU]

Charbonnet. Mansuy said Charbonnet had checked for footprints but found nothing. [1947-VAC]

Charbonnière, Rue de la. Pierre Eyraud worked at the Grelot, a dance-hall in the Rue de la Charbonnière, almost on the corner of the Boulevard de la Chapelle. [1953-TRO]

Charcot. [Jean-Martin Charcot, French doctor, born in Paris, 1825-1893, known for his work on nervous disorders. His son, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, doctor and explorer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1867-1936, author of remarkable oceanographic works about his travels in the South Seas; died at sea.]
Jussieu worked at Sainte-Anne, recounted memories of Charcot after dinner at Dr Pardon's. [1952-REV]

Chardin. [Jean Simeon Chardin [1699-1779], possibly the greatest of the 18th-century French Rococo painters. illus: Still Life with Ray and Basket of Onions, 1731.]
In the dining room at Manuel Mori's was a still life by Chardin, showing pheasants in a basket. [1971-IND]

Chardon-Lagache, Rue. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Rue d'Auteuil to Avenue de Versailles]

Rue Lopert was close to the Rue Chardon-Lagache.... Adrien Josset appeared at the Auteuil Police Station, at Boulevard Exelmans and Rue Chardon-Lagache, at 3:30. [1959-CON]

Charente, La. see: La Charente Albert Raymond, reporter on La Charente, came up to M. No more than 22, thin, long-haired, tightly-belted raincoat, outsized pipe. [1953-ECO]

Charente-Maritime. Ernest Combarieu was born in Marsilly, near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). [1946-obs]

Charentes. [Two departments in W. France, Charente (1968 pop. 331,016) and Charente-Maritime (1968 pop. 483,622), north of Bordeaux.]

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 Charente, 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]

Ernestine Jussiaume had told M, 17 years ago when he'd arrested her, that it was her friend Lulu who had robbed the purse, connected to a big cattle dealer from the Charentes. [1951-GRA]

Dr Pardon brought out a pineau from Charentes, which the vineyard owner Jonzac had sent him. [1952-REV]

M asked Lucas if he knew Saint-André-sur-Mer, and he answered that it was somewhere in the Charentes. That reminded M of the beach at Fourras, the sunshine, the oysters he eaten at about 10:30 in the morning on the terrace of a little bistro, washing them down with a bottle of the local white wine. [1953-ECO]

Charenton. [commune, N France, Val-de-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 22,300. (Charenton-le-Pont) SE suburb of Paris, at confluence of Marne and Seine rivers.]

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 last No. 13 (Bastille-Crétail) tram trailed it's yellow lights the whole length of the Quai des Carrières.... then darted off towards Charenton.... M had sent three men to get details at Charenton and elsewhere about Émile Ducrau. [1933-ECL]

Mme. Leroy and her son, Joseph Leroy, lived near the Quai de Bercy, at Charenton. M remembered visualizing a very broad quai, with warehouses and barges unloading.... Outside the boundaries of Paris, in the Charenton district, the embankment still bore the name Quai de Bercy. But there were no more trees. Factory chimneys on the other side of the Seine, and on this side warehouses and suburban villas. [1945-pip]

Boxer Jo said there was only one cinema near there, at Charenton, by the canal. [1947-MOR]

On another occasion he had travelled the whole length of the quays on foot, from the Charenton lock as far as the Île-Saint-Louis, on the heels of a tugboat owner whom he had eventually consigned to prison. [1956-AMU]

After crossing the bridge they had to go way round before getting back to the Seine, opposite Charenton, because of the one-way streets. On the other side they could see the Halle aux Vins. [1958-TEM]

M. Leprêtre was the head cellarman at Vin des Moines, in charge of production. Nearly 60, had had his own business. Married, two children, house in Charenton, at the end of the quay; bicycled to work. [1969-VIN]

Charenton, Pont de. One of the customers said that while Au Petit Albert was closed they'd had to walk all the way to Charenton Bridge for a snack.... M returned from the suburbs, Joinville Bridge. He had the taxi go to the Pont de Charenton, to tell Émile Chevrier it was over. [1947-MOR]

Charenton, Quai de. An old woman who lived on the Quai de Charenton, a little beyond the Bercy warehouses, had seen the yellow Citroën. She was, however, a clairevoyant, and fortuneteller. [1947-MOR]

There had been a free for all on the Quai de Charenton, the night of the day M's revolver had been stolen. [1952-REV]

They walked off towards the Quai de Charenton, where Paris suddenly took on a suburban look. [1956-AMU]

Anne-Marie Boutin lived on the Rue Caulaincourt, near the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. She worked on the Quai de Charenton, out beyond the Bercy warehouses. [1969-VIN]

Charing Cross. M managed to see Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus; mentioned Regent Street. [1952-REV]

Charleroi. [commune, Hainaut prov. SW Belgium. pop. 1969: 23,911; industrial center in a coal and iron mining region.]

At the Tabac Henri IV, the conversation was about a Belgian with three motor-barges who'd taken 52 francs for coal from Charleroi. [1933-ECL]

There'd been further conversation between Otto Braun and Lena Leinbach at Namur and Charleroi. [1936-arr]

Charles. The 'temp' who'd replaced Prosper Donge at the Majestic was M. Charles. [1939-MAJ]

The man at the restaurant who'd recognized Félicie, No. 13, was M. Charles, Gellet et Mautoison, leather goods, 17B Avenue de Wagram. [1942-FEL]

Théodore Jussiaume sold birds on the Quai du Louvre. Said that Maurice Tremblet had been one of his best customers, though he'd known him as Monsieur Charles. [1946-pau]

Charles, M's brother-in-law, had just bought a new car, and decided to take the family on a trip to Italy. [1956-AMU]

Odette Delaveau's uncle, Charles, lived in Meaux. Was a big man in the fertilizer business. She'd overheard him mention to her mother that Marcel Vivien had had a girlfriend. [1971-SEU]

The barman at Le Chat Botté said the description of Gérard Sabin-Levesque fit Monsieur Charles. [1972-CHA]

Charles Besson. see: Besson, Charles

Charles Chevassou. see: Chevassou, Charles

Charles Dambois. see: Dambois, Charles

Charles Dandurand. see: Dandurand, Charles

Charles Grandmaison. see: Grandmaison, Charles

Charles Laughton. see: Laughton, Charles

Charles Lognon. see: Lognon

Charles Malik. see: Malik, Charles

Charles, Monsieur. see: Dandurand, Charles

Charlie. One of the people in the crowd after the shots were fired at Moers sent his son Charlie away while he was talking to M. [1930-GAL]

M was surprised to meet Charile, a barman he'd known in a place on the Rue Danou, in the Casino Bar. [1949-DAM]

Charlie Chaplin. see: Chaplin, Charlie

Charlie Cinaglia. see: Cinaglia, Charlie

Charlot. 34. (birthday was the day before M arrived)... dressed in white with a white cap, greeted M on his arrival at Porquerolles, but M hadn't immediately recognized him. M had interrogated him, perhaps all night, 5 or 6 years ago. He'd done a bit of everything - procuring girls in the Midi, smuggling cocaine and other goods, racing, electioneering. Been in minor trouble in Paris, Marseilles. Had 50 fruit machines, from Marseilles to Saint-Raphael. M suggested that Charlot return to Pont du Las. Charlot's girlfriend, Bébé, arrived on the Cormorant; dancer or singer in a Marseilles night club. been to the island 4 or 5 times. Charlot sent a telegram: Fred Masson c/o Angelo, Rue Blanche, Paris. checking on de Moricourt. [1949-AMI]

Charlotte. Prosper Donge's girlfriend. As plump and pink as a Rubens.... Charlotte had been a night-club hostess, then a dancer, on the Riviera. Worked in a cloakroom in a club on Rue Fontaine.... M saw Charlotte at work in the Pélican, no longer the same woman he'd met in the little house in Saint-Cloud. [1939-MAJ]

The girl who came in every morning from 9 to 12 to clean the rooms at Les Iris. Bicycled in from a village about ten miles away. A bit simple. [1967-VIC]

Charmeroy. Boutang introduced M to Charmeroy, Superintendent of Police in Bandol. [1971-IND]

Charonne, Boulevard de. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt - 20e, Ménilmontant. from Cours de Vincennes to Rue Pierre-Bayle]

Gaston Meurant lived on the Boulevard de Charonne, windows overlooking the Père Lachaise cemetery. [1959-ASS]

Roger Prou's brother-in-law, François Mourier who lent him 10,000 francs to buy out Léonard Planchon, had a butcher shop on Boulevard de Charonne. [1962-CLI]

Charonne, Rue de. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine to Boulevard de Charonne]

An anonymous letter said Popaul could be found in the Bar de la Lune on the Rue de Charonne. [1959-CON]

Gino Pagliati and his wife had been coming back from his brother-in-law's on the Rue de Charonne. Sister-in-law was expecting a baby. [1969-TUE]

Charron. Thérèse said Marcel Airaud had promised to marry her in a few months, and they'd live across the water, somewhere near Charron. [1940-JUG]

Chartres. [commercial city, NC France, capital, Eure-et-Loir dept. pop. 1968: 34,469. on Eure river 48 mi. SW of Paris.]

The garage was on the main road, within easy reach of big provincial towns like Chartres, Orléans, Le Mans, and Châteaudun. [1931-NUI]

Chartrons, Les. see: Les Chartrons Victor Lamotte lived in Bordeaux, in a house on the river in Les Chartrons, where all the old, established familes lived. [1968-ENF]

Chasse et Pêche. The local postman told M he delivered letters to Émile Gallet, most from Berry and Cher, and some reviews: La Vie à la Campagne, Chasse et Pêche, La Vie de Château... [1930-GAL]

Châtaigneraie, La. see: La Châtaigneraie Blanche Dubut was born at La Châtaigneraie (Vendée). [1951-MEU]

Chat Botté, Le. see: Le Chat Botté Some of the clubs Gérard Sabin-Levesque went to were on the match boxes: Le Chat Botté, La Belle Hélène, Cric-Crac. [1972-CHA]

Château. They caught sight of the Château, the pale splotch of the race track in the moonlight. [1951-LOG]

Chateaubriand. [Chateaubriand, François-Auguste-René, Viscount (vicomte) de, born Saint-Malo, Fr., 1768, died Paris, 1848. French author and diplomat, one of his country's first Romantic writers. He was the preeminent literary figure in the France of his day and had a profound influence on youth.]
Before Stendahl Hélène Lange had read all Chateaubriand, Alfred de Vigny, Jules Sandeau, Benjamin Constant, Musset and George Sand. [1967-VIC]

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

Château d'Anzi. After they were married, Ferdinand Besson bought the Château d'Anzi in Sologne. [1949-DAM]

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

Château de la Muette. M got directions to Au Bon Vivant. Go through the next grade crossing in the direction of Étoile des Tetrons. Make sure not to take the road to Château de la Muette, but the one just before it... [1951-LOG]

Château de l'Épine. 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]

Château de Saint-Fiacre. Victor Ricou said as soon as Ferdinand Fumal had some money he'd bought the Château de Saint-Fiacre. M felt a pang. He'd been born there, and for a long time the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre had been his ideal of womanhood. [1956-ECH]

Château d'Oleron. There were three girl's school in Les Sables-d'Olonne, with the Château d'Oleron, and not counting the nun's school. [1947-VAC]

Châteaudun. [commune, NC France, Eure-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 14,450. 28 mi. SSW of Chartres.]

The garage was on the main road, within easy reach of big provincial towns like Chartres, Orléans, Le Mans, and Châteaudun. [1931-NUI]

Châteaudun, Rue de. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue La Fayette to Rue de la Chausée-d'Antin]

Janvier said he'd covered all the furnished rooms between Rue de Châteaudun and Boulevard Montmartre. [1950-PIC]

While Lognon was there a car turned the corner of Rue de Châteaudun, slowed down, tossed a body onto the sidewalk, and drove off down Rue Saint-Lazare. [1951-LOG]

The cashier of a big ironmongers in the Rue de Châteauden, a little gray-haired man in black, was retelling his story. [1961-PAR]

Château du Saint-Fiacre. Léon Florentin said that M's father had been just a sort of upper servant on the Château du Saint-Fiacre estate. M was furious, for he couldn't stand a slur on his father's name. In fact, he'd been steward, with responsibility for 20 or more farms. [1968-ENF]

château gang. The Mori brothers, Jo Mori and Manuel Mori, were suspected of being being the château gang, burglaries of 10 villas within a hundred miles of Paris. [1971-IND]

Château-Landon. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Faubourg-Saint-Martin to Boulevard de la Chapelle]

M took the métro to Château-Landon, went back to Chez Calas that night. [1955-COR]

Châteauneuf. A man of 50 or 60, dressed in black, said his name was Motte, a lawyer from Châteauneuf, about 40 kms from there. [1937-38-not]

Châteauroux. [commercial commune, C France, capital, Indre dept. pop. 1968: 49,138. on Indre river 80 mi. S of Orléans.]

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]

Château-Thierry. [commune, N France, Aisne dept. pop. 1968: 11,049. on right bank of Marne river 37 mi. SSW of Laon.]

Émile Ducrau asked Pierrot if it was true that Murier's old tub got caught on a bridge pier at Château-Thierry. [1933-ECL]

Châtelet. Paul Martin remembered that some girls from the Châtelet theatre had lived in the boarding house on Rue Pernelle Loraine Martin had lived in before she was married. [1950-noe]

Gouvion's wife, who'd been a dancer at the Châtelet, was begging him to talk. [1969-TUE]

Châtelet. There was another shower at 5, when the traffic was at its peak in the Châtelet district. [1947-MOR]

Once Arlette Sudre had hid in her brother Théo Besson's room when his girlfriend, a dancer at the Châtelet had come. [1949-DAM]

M and Boissier gave Ernestine Jussiaume a lift to the Châtelet. [1951-GRA]

A neighbor had introduced Antoinette Machère to the personnel man at the Châtelet, and she got a job as an usher. [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]

Joseph Goldman said he'd once seen Émile Lentin drunk on the pavement near the Châtelet. [1956-ECH]

There was a café open at the Châtelet, and M stopped for a glass of beer. [1956-AMU]

At Châtelet Gaston Meurant had a third cognac, again in one gulp, and finally the Quai des Orfèvres. [1959-ASS]

The next day, in the bus towards Châtelet, M found himself looking at people with the same curiosity as when he'd first come to the capital. [1960-VIE]

M fought his way through the crowds as far as the Châtelet, and there joined the line waiting for the bus. [1968-ENF]

Châtelet. Berthe Janiveau, Joseph Mascouvin's foster sister, was a stenographer at a travel agency Boulevard de la Madeleine, but took the métro another four stops that morning to Châtelet, to see M in the Palais de Justice. [1941-SIG]

Lapointe came back in 15 minutes and left with Lucas by métro at Châtelet for the Quai de Javel. [1950-PIC]

At Châtelet M found a taxi. [1962-CLO]

M and Janvier left the office together, around 1:00 am. M had a taxi waiting and dropped Janvier at Châtelet métro station. [1963-FAN]

M gulped down two beers at the Brasserie Dauphine. The Châtelet was ablaze with Christmas lights. [1969-VIN]

Châtelet. M had arranged to meet Pierre Mazet at the Châtelet métro station.They had lunch in a restaurant on Rue Saint-Antoine. [1955-TEN]

Châtelet-Bastille. [Albert Rochain] had made his journey through the circ;tgelet-Bastille district. [1947-MOR]

Châtelet, Place du. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Boulevard Sébastopol to Quai des Gesvres. (Théâtre Musical de Paris (west side), Théâtre de la Ville (formerly Sarah Bernhardt Theatre) (east side).)]

[Paris. 1er, Louvre. at Place du Châtelet]

Gérard Pardon had waited for a streetcar at the Châtelet. [1940-CEC]

The man on the phone [Albert Rochain] said he'd spoken to a policeman in the Place du Châtelet. [1947-MOR]

Fernande Steuvals Frans Steuvels told M she took the métro Saint-Paul and changed at the Châtelet. As they were pulling in to Montmartre, where she had to change, someone who'd been doing something with the food she had for Steuvels upset her casseroles. [1949-MME]

M and Lucas left the Quai des Orfèvres together and had their first apéritif at the Brasserie Dauphine. They parted at the Châtelet, Lucas bounding down the steps to the underground.... Mlle. Blanche Dubut considered herself a dramatic artiste. Sometimes got small parts in the Châtelet and places like that. [1951-MEU]

M circled the Palais de Justice, passed under the big clock, and crossed the Pont-au-Change. A few minutes later he was waiting for his bus in Place du Châtelet. [1962-CLI]

M walked to Châtelet to catch his bus home. [1964-DEF]

Châtenay-Malabry. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 27,484. 7 mi. SSW of Paris.]

The Citroën turned left at Châtenay-Malabry, then right towards Jouy-en-Josas. They slowed, turned left, and soon stopped. [1969-TUE]

Chatereau, Emma. Gassin had been writing a letter to his sister: Mme. Emma Chatereau, Café des Maraîchers, Lazicourt (Haute-Marne). [1933-ECL]

Châtillon, Avenue de. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Place de la Porte de Châtillon to Place Victor et Hélène Basch. (now: Avenue Jean Moulin)]

Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, lived with his parents on Avenue de Châtillon, opposite the church of Montrouge. Father worked for a wholesaler of fabrics in the Rue de Victoire. [1952-BAN]

The Xavier Martons lived at No. 17, a new block of flats, 7 stories, yellow brick; tenants were mostly office workers and commercial travelers. Though close to the Avenue d'Orléans, it felt like the provinces. The Martons lived in a two-floor cottage at the far end of the courtyard. An outside staircase went up to the first floor, where there were only two bedrooms and a bathroom. 18 years ago, when Marton was a bachelor and first rented the place, the ground floor, which had a glass front, was a carpenter's workshop. Later, Marton rented it and turned it into an attractive half-studio, half-living room.... 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.... M had Mme M look in the directory to see who was listed at 17, Avenue de Châtillon. Only the Apartment House, meaning there was a phone in the lodge, and Mme. Boussard, midwife. [1957-SCR]

Châtillon, Porte de. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. at Place Porte de Chatillon]

At the Porte de Châtillon the Citroën stopped and a tall, dark man got into the car. [1969-TUE]

Chatrier, Élise. Mrs. Henderson's maid, Eacute;lise Chatrier, a French girl of good education who had spent her childhood in England. [1930-31-TET]

Chauchat, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard Haussmann to Rue Lafayette]

Alain Lagrange had followed his father to a bank on the Rue Chauchat. [1952-REV]

Chaudais. M couldn't remember the grocery woman's name (Gaudois). He thought it might be Chaudais, Chaudon or Chaudois. He told Lapointe to bring her. [1958-TEM]

Chaudois. M couldn't remember the grocery woman's name (Gaudois). He thought it might be Chaudais, Chaudon or Chaudois. He told Lapointe to bring her. [1958-TEM]

Chaudon. M couldn't remember the grocery woman's name (Gaudois). He thought it might be Chaudais, Chaudon or Chaudois. He told Lapointe to bring her. [1958-TEM]

Chauffier. The old woman said that Madame Chauffier, a midwife who lived a block away, had been with her when she saw the yellow Citroën. [1947-MOR]

Chauffier's. The traveling salesman asked Emma if Chauffier's was a big hardware outlet. [1931-JAU]

Chaussée d'Antin, Rue de la. M received a call from Emergency Calls in the Boulevard du Palais. A hold-up in the Rue La Fayette, between the Rue Taitbout and the Chaussée d'Antin. Shots fired, casualties... [1961-PAR]

Chaussée, La. see: La Chaussée

Chausson. Émile Ducrau looked out the window and said they were letting one of the Poliet et Chausson tugs run them aground. [1933-ECL]

Chaussures Martin. There was a shoeshop across the way, Chaussures Martin. [1968-ENF]

Chauvet, Antoinette. The newspaper hinted that the conduct of Josépha Chauvet's daughter, Antoinette, 29, was not beyond reproach. [1956-AMU]

Chauvet, Josépha. Josépha Chauvet, one of Philippe Jave's servants, remained in Paris. [1956-AMU]

Chavanon. M called Chavanon, a barrister he'd known for many years. He said Jean-Charles Gaillard had married a singer or dancer from the Casino de Paris. [1962-COL]

Chazeau. Mme. Chazeau had Anne-Marie Boutin's job before her. 26, divorced, she'd moved to the other office. [1969-VIN]

Cheka. Some of the papers thought they could detect the hand of Cheka in William Brown's death, others that of the British Intelligence Service. [1932-LIB]

Chekhov. Hans Johansson had wanted to be a great playwright, like Chekhov. [1929-30-LET]

Chelles. [commune, N France, Seine-et-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 33,281. near N bank of the Marne, 7 mi. E of Paris.]

Mathilde said they'd gone once towards the Marne, had gotten off the train at Chelles and went for a walk between the Marne and the canal. [1945-pip]

Lapointe called from the Gare de l'Est. Gaston Meurant had bought a ticket for Chelles, in the Seine-et-Marne. M knew Chelles, over a dozen miles outside Paris, on the banks of the canal and the Marne. He remembered there was a big caustic soda plant, in front of which you could always see loaded barges. On a Sunday morning he'd seen a whole flotilla of canoes. [1959-ASS]

Cheltenham. 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... He said it was common German paper. He had to go lock the form for the Nièvre edition. [1932-FIA]

Chemin de Fer. Adèle Noirhomme said she and Gaston Buzier had run off and slept in the Railway Hotel (Chemin de Fer). [1931-REN]

Chemin de Fer, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Chemin de Fer

Chemin des Dames. [Highway, about 4 mi. north of and parallel with the Aisne River, N. France. Scene of severe fighting in WWI, Sept '14, Apr, May, Oct '17, May '18.]

Émile Hugon Served at Verdun and Chemin des Dames, where he got a shrapnel wound in his leg in WWI. [1971-SEU]

Chemin-Vert, Rue du. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Boulevard Beaumarchais to Avenue de la République]

[Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue Beaumarchais to Avenue de la République]

Six years ago Jeanne Jeunet met Louis Jeunet, a driller in a workshop in Belleville. They married and rented a room for her mother in the Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1930-31-PHO]

M took a bus to the Bastille, and rang the bell of the third floor apartment on Rue du Chemin-Vert. The door was opened by Mme. Dufour, young and pretty. M's own home was only 500 yards away, on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, but he didn't go there. [1930-31-TET]

The Chief introducted M to Émile Grosbois, the well-known rag and scrap merchant of the Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1942-men]

Loraine Martin had had time to go much further than the Rue Amelotor the Rue du Chemin-Vert to do her shopping. [1950-noe]

Julien Foucrier lived in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, on the corner of Rue de Chemin-Vert, a few houses along from M. [1951-MEU]

Germaine Laboine received a letter from Mlle. Poré, living in the Rue du Chemin-Vert, who said she'd do well to keep an eye on her daughter.... Priollet came in and asked M if he knew Lucien, one of his inspectors. He was short, fat, and very dark, and lived near Maigret. His wife kept a herb shop in the Rue du Chemin-Vert. M had often seen him and his wife standing in the doorway of the shop when he and his wife went past of their way to dine at Dr Pardon's. His wife had just been talking about Jeanine Armenieu, who'd lived next door. [1954-JEU]

Victor Cadet, the diver, lived in the Rue du Chemin-Vert, not far from Police Headquarters. [1955-COR]

About 5 years earlier Gaston Meurant had given up his trade to buy a café-restaurant in the Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1959-ASS]

Dr Pardon got wrong number calls since they had a similar number at the Bal des Vertus, a dancehall on Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1959-CON]

M walked as far as the Bastille, the two men connected to the Ministry of the Interior following him, spent an hour outside a café reading the newspapers, and walked back along Boulevard Beaumarchais and Rue du Chemin-Vert. [1964-DEF]

On their way back from Dr Pardon's M had fallen heavily at the corner of the Rue du Chemin-Vert, and had remained seated on the ground for some time, dazed and embarrassed. [1966-NAH]

Gino Pagliati had a small grocery store on the corner of Rue du Chemin-Vert and the Rue Popincourt. [1969-TUE]

Gilbert Pigou made off towards the Rue du Chemin-Vert, after staring up at M's window in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. [1969-VIN]

Chemist. One of the "transient" members of Stan the Killer's gang they called the Chemist, because he had twice visited the Labor Exchange looking for a job in a chemical products firm. [1937-38-sta]

Chenault, Ginette. Ginette Meurant's maiden name was Ginette Chenault. She was 27, born at Saint-Sauveur in the Nièvre. [1959-ASS]

Chênes, Route des. Address listed for Aillevard, a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

Chênes, Rue des. (Juvisy)

Rue des Chênes, Rue des Lilas, Rue des Hêtres... The streets in the new development at Juvisy hadn't had time to grow the noble trees they were named after. [1952-BAN]

Cher. [dept, C France pop. 1968: 304,601. (River, C France, 217 mi. long; rises in Creuse dept., flows NW into Loire river.)]

The local postman told M he delivered letters to Émile Gallet, most from Berry and Cher, and some reviews: La Vie à la Campagne, Chasse et Pêche, La Vie de Château... [1930-GAL]

When M lurched home after drinking many hot toddies in the dance hall, in response to Mme M's "Where have you been?" he said "Suppose I'd been to Villecomtois, in the Cher..." [1937-38-man]

M thought there wouldn't be much difference if they were on the Loire, the Cher or the Rhône. [1938-ceu]

Irma Chevrier said she was from Berry. Émile Chevrier said he was from Cher. [1947-MOR]

Robert Bureau was from Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, on the Cher. [1969-TUE]

Cherbourg. [manufacturing seaport and naval arsenal, NW France, Manche dept. pop. 1968: 38,243. on N coast of Cotentin Peninsula, on English Channel.]

The Cherbourg train left Paris just before 3:00. [1932-POR]

Michael O'Brien said that even if M left for Le Havre or Cherbourg the next day, they'd still feel hunted. [1946-NEW]

The Police Judiciaire had procured a list of all the passengers who had arrived at Le Havre and Cherbourg in the past few weeks. [1951-LOG]

Five years later, a passenger-carrying cargo boat arrived at Cherbourg from Panama with Victor Ricou, Victor of the Boulevard de Courcelles. [1956-ECH]

Cherche-Midi. Félix Jubert lived in the Cherche-Midi district. [1950-MEM]

Chesnard. Joseph Mascouvin was was taken to Hôtel-Dieu, where he was in the hands of Chesnard, the chief surgeon. [1941-SIG]

chess. It was from Stephan Strevzki that M learned to play chess. [1939-hom]

Later, M dreamt he was playing chess. His opponent was Lognon. [1954-JEU]

René Josselin had owned a cardboard factory in the Rue du Saint-Gothard until two years earlier. 65 or 66. That evening his son-in-law, Paul Fabre, joined him and they played chess. [1961-BRA]

chess. Joseph was sure Raymond Auger knew chess and bridge, for he watched the games at the Café des Ministères intently... [1946-obs]

It was like trying to solve a chess problem, with the people involved as the pieces, which could be moved here or there to produce this or that result. [1968-ENF]

Chesterfields. Ward said he'd found a Camel in his pocket, but he usually always smoked Chesterfields. [1949-CHE]

Chevalet. Dr. Chevalet, of the Chevalet Sanatorium in Megève, remembered Edgar Fagonet from when he'd been sent there at 17 for his health. [1939-MAJ]

Chevassou, Charles. Charles Chevassou was a municipal councillor in Courbevoie, a handome man. tall and strong, with black hair and a southern accent., who'd had an affair with Germaine Gastin. His wife had shot at Mme. Gastin and been acquitted. [1953-ECO]

Chevreuse Valley. Les Caves de Bourgogne, a high-class wineshop after the Grand Turenne. On Saturday evenings the proprieters left for the Chevreuse Valley, where they had a cabin. [1949-MME]

M teased Mme M, reminding her that they had "in the liitle wood in the Chevreuse valley..." Mme M blushed red as a beet. "But that was a week before our marriage." [1956-AMU]

The bartender lived int he Chevreuse Valley, where he kept chickens and ducks. [1957-VOY]

Adrien Josset and Annette Duché drove to the Chevreuse Valley and had a drink at an inn. [1959-CON]

On Sundays Léon Florentin nad Joséphine Papet went to the Chevreuse Valley, the Forest of Fontainebleau, sometimes the sea. [1968-ENF]

Chevrier, Émile. Lucas recommended Émile Chevrier to play the part of the proprieter. His parents had kept a hotel in Moret-sur-Loing, and he had helped out there. [1947-MOR]

Chevrier, Irma. Émile Chevrier showed up in the morning with his wife, Irma, a pretty young woman in a navy blue suit, with a lettle red hat on her tousled hair. She said she knew the job, as her mother had kept a country inn, and she'd helped out. For the first lunch she'd make fricandeau of veal with sorrel. [1947-MOR]

Chevrolet. Ted O'Neil said he thought the car that stopped was a '46 Chevrolet. [1949-CHE]

Chez Albert. Chez Albert, on the Rue Blanche, where Charles Dandurand and his unsavory associates would meet. [1940-CEC]

Chez Arsène. [Fécamp] Félicie had worked at Chez Arsène, where she was housed in the attic; she'd been dismissed for taking a few sous from the till, and gone to work as daily help for Ernest Lapie. [1942-FEL]

Chézaud, Urbain de. Deputy Prosecutor Pasquier from the Public Prosecutor's Office and and Examining Magistrate M did not know very well, Urbain de Chézaud, arrived at the Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire's.... The magistrate, Urbain de Chézaud, had previously been at Versailles. He was about 40, with an intelligent air about him. It was the first time M had met a pipe-smoking magistrate. [1960-VIE]

Chez Calas. Dingy little bar in the street just beyond the Rue Terrage, about 300 yards down from Chez Popaul, almost opposite the police station, run by Omer Calas and his wife Aline Calas . Two steps down was a room with a red-tiled floor, of the kind commonly seen in Marseilles. Murky little place below street level with a big charcoal stove in the middle, zinc bar counter painted black, smelled of spirits and white wine, and slightly of coffee. M ordered two white wines from Aline when he stopped there to use the phone. [1955-COR]

Chez Désiré. Désiré, the proprieter of Chez Désiré, would have been a witness to M's alleged starting a conversation with Nicole Prieur as "You're right, I'm Superintendent Maigret". [1964-DEF]

Chez Éliane. There was a lingerie shop on the left, Chez Éliane; very fancy stuff, as you might find in Montmartre. [1968-ENF]

Chez Fernand. Neveu had been in a bar in the Rue Blondel, very near Porte Saint-Martin, called Chez Fernand. Fernand was a former jockey. [1952-BAN]

Chez Florence. A call came in that Jean Bronsky and Francine Latour had gone into Chez Florence, after Maxim's. A fashionable Montmartre night-club. [1947-MOR]

Chez Francis. The Grasshopper called Fred Alfonsi from Chez Francis, up at the top of Butte Montmartre. Said Lognon was there. Philippe Mortemart went there regularly. [1950-PIC]

Chez Hélène et Hélène. Arlette, one of the girls staying at Mariette Gibon's, had been working at Chez Hélène et Hélène in the Rue Matignon. [1952-BAN]

Chez Jeanne. (Liège) Chez Jeanne, the small café behind the Gare de Guillemins, where René Delfosse had spent the night. Proprieter was M. Henri. [1931-GAI]

Chez Jeanne. Marie Picard had had her own dressmaking place on Rue Saint-Georges, Chez Jeanne, which name she used when she became a fortuneteller. [1941-SIG]

Chez Jo. Mazotti had gone to the Chez Jo, in the Rue Fontaine, was shot when he came out. [1962-COL]

Chez Jules. M went into an old-fashioned bar, Chez Jules, 50 yeards away and called the police of the 11th arrondissement, nearby on the Place Léon-Blum, which used to be called the Place Voltaire. The proprieter was Jules. [1969-TUE]

Chez l'Auvergnat. M had lunch with Magistrate Ancelin at a bistro called Chez l'Auvergnat, opposite Manuel Palmari's. Old fashioned, zinc counter. The menu was Rilettes du Morvan, Filet of veal with lentils, Cheese, Tarte Maison. [1965-PAT]

Chez Léon. M's first stop was not the Café des Ministères, but Chez Léon, on the opposite corner. While the Café des Ministères was old-fashioned and quiet, Chez Léon was aggressively and vulgarly modern. [1946-obs]

The phone number at Louise Filon's was Carnot 22-35. The call came from a bistro on the corner of the Boulevard Rochechouart and Rue Riquet, Chez Léon. [1953-TRO]

Olga said when she went for a drink it was to Chez Léon, a bar in the Rue Saint-Antoine, just opposite the métro. [1961-PAR]

Hubert van Houtte said he'd been dancing near Place de la Bastille - on a narrow street where there are half a dozen dance halls - at Chez Léon. [1962-CLO]

Chez Léon. M knew one of the hotels beside the harbor, Chez Léon, and he took Pietr there. [1929-30-LET]

Chez le Père Jules. Mme M recognized the restaurant they had not set foot in for 20 years, Chez le Père Jules. They had come to Joinville in Dr Pardon's car, and it was M who had chosen the restaurant, facing the Island of Love [Île d'Amour], around which canoes and boats were gliding. [1956-AMU]

Chez Lucio. Le Grand Marcel said he had gone to dinner at Chez Lucio's on the Quai de la Tournelle with Angèle Louette, and to a movie. [1970-FOL]

Chez Mademoiselle. Chez Mademoiselle on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée, was run by Blanche Bonnard. [1972-CHA]

Chez Manière. Lognon called from the Chez Manière, Rue Caulaincourt. Got Oscar Bonvoisin's address at the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. Over the stairs, to the right, a little house at the back of a little garden with a wall around it. [1950-PIC]

M called Mme M at Lognon's and told her to meet him for lunch at Chez Manière. It was a brasserie adjacent to a flight of stone steps, once a popular haunt of local celebreties, still patronized by actors, writers, painters. Mme M said it must be at least 15 years since they had been there together one evening after the theater. She knew M would have the andouillette, with fried potatoes - she'd have the lobster mayonnaise. They had a bottle of Loire wine. For the rest of her life that lunch at Manière's was to remain one of her happiest memories. [1963-FAN]

Where Torrence waited for M while he went to see Gabrielle Vivien. Only a few doors away from the police station on Rue Lambert. Famous Brasserie: "There were few Frenchman who had not heard of Chez Manière." After meeting with Gabrielle Vivien, M met Torrence out front, but went in for a beer. [1971-SEU]

Chez Marcel. Jacques Sainval said he'd taken Paulette Lachaume to Chez Marcel, in the Palais-Royale, where they had a table on the entresol. [1958-TEM]

Chez Marins. The taxi driver told M there was the Vieux Garçon in Morsang, and Chez Marins in Seineport. [1931-GUI]

Chez Maurice. The restaurant Rue Caulaincourt where Mlle. Antoinette Vague and René Tortu used to eat. [1968-HES]

Chez Mélanie. Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Chez Mélanie at Saint-Fargeau, midway between Corbeil and Melun. [1963-FAN]

Chez Pharamond. Where Louis Mahossier had dined in Les Halles, and on exiting had spotted Marcel Vivien. Nana, the vagrant, had seen Mahossier entering Chez Pharamond and Vivien's house the night of the murder. [1971-SEU]

Chez Popaul. The little bar on the corner of Rue des Récollets, run by Popaul, opened at dawn. M went there with Lapointe when the barges started to move and Victor Cadet recommenced diving, to make a phone call. The phone was on the wall, so they left to find one in a booth, winding up in Chez Calas. Busy morning till night, neat spirits, rowdy talk, blue haze of tobacco smoke, any time after 8:00, three or four women waiting for their regulars. [1955-COR]

Chicago. Willy Marco said the American woman's husband from Chicago had shown up suddenly and so she claimed her jewels had been stolen, while she'd been playing on the Riviera. [1930-PRO]

American police reported that Samuel Meyer had killed two women in the same manner in Chicago. [1932-FOU]

Pozzo said he'd lived in Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn. [1951-LOG]

chicken. Adrien Josset said that once in the country he had been asked to chop off a chicken's head... [1959-CON]

Chief. The Chief told M if he got a chance he should go down to Bordeaux to clear up the question they'd discussed the other day. [1932-FOU]

M was talking to the Chief of the Police Judiciaire. He said he was convinced it was all very simple. [1933-ECL]

The Chief had heard that Pepito Palestrino was in the Barnabé affair, the man killed the week before in the Place Blanche. And drugs as well. [1934-MAI]

A moment later M was in his Chief's office, and putting on his surliest air, asked for a blank search warrant. [1937-38-amo]

M told Lucas to call the chief and arrange for 20 men to surround the Hôtel Beauséjour. [1937-38-sta]

M's Chief, with whom he had already worked on the Bonnot affair, was about to introduce him to someone. [1942-men]

On being asked of M's methods by a visiting criminologist, the Chief Commissioner of the Police Judiciaire had sad, "He settles into a case like an old pair of slippers." [1942-FEL]

Justin Cavre had got into trouble because of his wife. One evening he'd emerged from the Chief's office with his head down, and a few months later he set up a private detective agency above a stamp shop on the Rue Drouot. [1943-CAD]

Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos's husband had been a State Councillor, and she'd had herself introduced by a Minister who had telephoned the Chief of Police Headquarters personally.... At 12 o'clock M was at last able to open his window and go into the Chief's room.... M rushed into the Chief's office and told him of the dead man. He wanted to have a roundup in the Rue du Roi-de-Sicile district.... At M's request, the Chief of Police Headquarters was present, and Inspector Colombani, of the Sûreté Nationale. [1947-MOR]

Until that time he had always accompanied his chief, Maxime Le Bret, the most worldly of all Paris superintendents.... 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…. When M met Justin Minard, he said "What are we doing today, Chief". He was the first person who ever called him that…. The big Chief told M that on Monday he'd join Chief-Inspector Barodet's squad as an inspector. [1948-PRE]

M answered the call from the Chief of Police Headquarters. [1949-DAM]

At 9:00 sharp a bell summons the various heads of sections to the Chief's big office, whose windows overlook the Seine. Each tells what's been happening. A few may stand by the window watching the Pont Saint-Michel.... 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.... A call came for M to go up and see the Chief, Xavier Guichard. They didn't shake hands in the office. M had been to his apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, opposite Place Maubert, in a new building that rose amid rickety houses and squalid hotels. M was 30. There were two squads in which he hadn't worked, Sports Squad and Financial Squad. The Chief said that Young Lesueur would replace him in the Hotels Squad, and he would go into Inspector Guillaume's. M was at last to enter the Special Squad! [1950-MEM]

The bell rang in the corridor as a summons to the daily report, and M picked up his files and headed for the Chief's office, as he had done for so many years. [1953-ECO]

The Chief, head of the Judicial Police, sent for M in the middle of the day - that usually meant something important. [1956-ECH]

M was in no mood to answer any questions the Chief might put to him. [1968-ENF]

M had found a summons from the Chief of Police on his arrival at the Police Judiciaire, and as he went to the Boulevard du Palais, he wondered what it meant.... The Chief of Police was a youngish man, hardly more than 40. [1972-CHA]

Chief. M reached Tarraud at the Préfecture. Told him to go to the Chief's place and have him come to meet M at the Majestic Hotel. An hour later the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department knocked at the door. [1929-30-LET]

M told the Chief of the Police Judiciaire they'd see what would come of it, but it was finally a waiter from the Boulevard Saint-Germain who gave them the link to Théodore Ballard. [1946-pau]

The Chef received a call from Draguignan, about Marcellin's murder; had talked to Commissioner Boisvert. [1949-AMI]

Roland Blutet.... M's first reaction was to go to the Chief of the Police Judiciaire. He'd been in office only three years - a high-ranking civil servant who'd been in several ministries. M remembered the time when the chief of the PJ was elected from among the inspectors.... The Chief called for M and told him he'd been on sick leave from that moment on. [1964-DEF]

Chief Commissioner. Mme M heard a rumor that Mme. Keller had been the lover of Badet, the Chief Commissioner, after her husband left her. [1962-CLO]

Less than ten days earlier, a martinet of a Chief Commissioner had asked him to resign. [see: DEF] [1965-PAT]

M noticed that it was 9:00, went to the meeting in the Chief Commissioner's office. [1969-VIN]

Chief Commissioner. The Commissioner had long white hair and a Van Dyck beard.... While M was with M. Charles Dandurand, the Chief Commissioner of the Police Judiciaire was playing bridge at a friend's house. [1940-CEC]

Morning conference in the Chief Commissioner's office. M met his colleagues.... M went to see the Chief Commissioner for a warrent to open François Lagrange's trunk at the Gare du Nord. He called the Public Prosecuter's office, but though he had left, a subordinate took care of it. [1952-REV]

Neveu arrived at the QDO with Jef Schrameck while M was talking to the Chief Commissioner. [1952-BAN]

M was summoned by hand-delivered letter to the Chief Commissioner's office, on Tuesday, June 28, at 11:00 am, half an hour later. He had seen almost a dozen chief commissioners come and go. The new one had been in office two years, not yet 40. The papers called him "The Sweeping Commissioner." Young, thin face, fair hair. [1964-DEF]

Chief of Police. (le préfet du police). A few weeks back, he had paid a visit to the Lord Mayor of London, visited Scotland Yard, and on hearing that M was known there, had invited them to come study his methods. They had sent Inspector Pyke. [1949-AMI]

M went by to report to the Chief of Police on the Quai de Valmy case. The staff meeting in the Chief's office had been short. Afterwards, M heading for the little connecting door which led to the Dept. of Public Prosecutions, passing through the Examining Magistrate's wing. [1955-COR]

Chief of Police Headquarters. Called M during the first Xavier Marton interview to ask him to come to his office to meet an American criminologist, a big, red-haired fellow. To end the interview, the Chief said, "and now if you'd like to come upstairs and see our museum..." [1957-SCR]

Chief of Police, Sancerre. Told M that Clémentine Michou, who had been Nina Lassave's concierge, had died. [1971-SEU]

Chien Jaune, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Chien Jaune

Chièvre. Alban Groult-Cotelle said he sometimes went to Nantes, where he had friends, and Bordeaux, where his cousin from Chièvre lived with her husband, a ship owner. [1943-CAD]

Children's Hospital. [Hôpital des Enfants-Malades (Enfants-de-Jésus), 149 Rue de Sevres, 15e.]

René Josselin's daughter, Véronique Fabre, was married to Dr. Paul Fabre, a pediatrician, assistant to Prof. Baron at the Children's Hospital. [Hôpital des Enfants Malades] [1961-BRA]

Chile. Once Jules Lapie had gone aboard a three-masted schooner, the Sainte-Thérèse, bound for Chile, and somehow it had sailed with him aboard. [1942-FEL]

Jean Maura had been seen talking to a Chilean woman on the ship, who was leaving the next day for Latin America on one of the Grace Line ships. She was staying at a hotel on 66th St. [1946-NEW]

Chilean. Willy Marco said the other woman was Gloria Negretti, widow of a Chilean politician. [1930-PRO]

China. Armand Lecocq d'Arneville said his brother Jean [Louis Jeunet] wouldn't have run around the streets for all the tea in China.... Maurice Belloir spoke of the mandarin prolem: if you just had to press an electric button to kill a rich mandarin in China and become his heir... [1930-31-PHO]

It was easy to imagine Conrad Popinga looking at Oosting's boat and envisioning the crew on leave in every South American port, or at the Dutch liner home from China. [1931-HOL]

The theft of some curious little objects brought from China by traders and bought at a high price by an obsessive collector. [1937-38-not]

Méjat found a label on the man's jacket. Panama. M said his clothes being made in the Republic of Panama was about as useful as it they'd been made in China. [1940-JUG]

Chinese. A few windows had shades drawn, and a kind of Chinese shadow play moved across them. [1931-JAU]

There was some Chinese lacquerware... souvenirs of the Captain's voyages East. [1932-POR]

At the Floria a Chinese barman was serving them. [1934-MAI]

Certain Chinese ivories are no bigger than a walnut and yet contain a number of figures, delicately carved. [1937-38-not]

A little girl was wearing a mask with a drooping Chinese moustache.... M saw flowers worth several hundred francs in a Chinese vase in Oswald Clark's suite. [1939-MAJ]

Angela Dodds' house was littered with African and Chinese artifacts, all the bric-à-brac of Montparnasse bohemians.... A red-and-gold Chinese divan smothered in dragons. clashed with a delicate Louis XVI pier glass. [1940-JUG]

On one side of the street faces could be seen through the window like silhouettes in a Chinese shadow play. [1943-CAD]

M said he thought the Donkey Bar was something straight out of Hollywood. Negro barman, Chinese barman... [1946-NEW]

Corporal Wo Lee was a Chinese who looked barely 16.... Harry Cole said he knew something about Chinese. When asked what he thought of them he said ironically, "Nothing." When asked if, like certain blacks, they might prefer white women, he said he thought not. [1949-CHE]

Countess Louise Paverini's photo tin reminded M of the one his mother had kept buttons in, a teabox with Chinese characters. [1957-VOY]

On a chest of drawers in the living room was a Chinese vase, in which Léontine Faverges had kept her gold.... Jussieu had seen Ginette Meurant from the street, pulling her dress over her head, as in a Chinese lantern show. [1959-ASS]

There were gigantic tropical plants everywhere, in ornate Chinese pots at Mme. Blanche's. [1969-VIN]

There was a sumptious Chinese rug in the middle of the living room at Maurice Marcia's.... Moers said Dorin was a world authority on fibers. He said the silk threads were over 300 years old and came from a Chinese rug. [1971-IND]

chink. M's theory of the chink, the moment when the human being showed through the gambler, the criminal. [1929-30-LET]

Chinquier. Chinquier from the 18th was on the scene at Avenue Junot, in charge.... When M. Maclet had told him he looked rather young, Chinquier answered that he was 35. [1963-FAN]

Chirico. [Giorgio de Chirico [1888-1978], Influential pre-Surrealist Greek-Italian painter. illus: Love Song./ Le Chant d'amour, 1914.]
Norris Jonker said he had a Chirico which had been smuggled across the Italian border, and a Manet which came from Russia. [1963-FAN]

chloroform. M found Torrence dead in the room in the Majestic Hotel. He had been killed by a long needle to the heart, once he'd been rendered unconscious by chloroform. M knew the method, having read about it a few months previously in a German criminological magazine. Precisely the same crime had been committed at Hamburg six months earlier. [1929-30-LET]

Choichoi, Mélanie. M and Félicie were standing in front of the little grocer's shop with the sign, Mélanie Choichoi, Épicière. Mélanie was a pleasant little woman, hands folded over a bulging stomach. [1942-FEL]

Choisy-le-Roi. [commune, N France, Val-de-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 41,440. SSE suburb of Paris on left bank of Seine river.]

Jean-Loup Pernelle had built himself a house in Choisy-le-Roi. [Choisey-le-Roi in Eng. ed.] [1965-PAT]

Cholet. [commune, W France, Maine-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 41,766. on Maine river 32 mi. SSW of Angers.]

Étienne Naud told Alban Groult-Cotelle he'd met the Public Prosecutor in Fontenay-le-Comte that morning, almost a relative of Alban Groult-Cotelle's, since he'd married a Deharme, from Cholet. [1943-CAD]

Chomel. Dr. Rian told M he wanted him to alternate between two springs, Chomel and Grand Grille, both of which were in the park. The water from the Chomel spring tasted strongly of sulphur. [1967-VIC]

Chope Alsacienne, La. see: La Chope Alsacienne Monique Thouret had last met her father for lunch at La Chope Alacienne, in the Boulevard Sébastopol, several months earlier, before the summer holidays. [1952-BAN]

Chope d'Anvers. One of the two cafés open in the Square d'Anvers was the Chope d'Anvers, like an old-fashioned brasserie in the provinces. M. Jules Raison was there playing billiards. [1962-COL]

Chope de Nègre. Philippe Liotard had asked to have M call him at the Chope de Nègre. M knew the tavern on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle. One of those big taverns that serve sauerkraut and frankfurters, and on Saturday and Sunday evenings four musicians play on the dais. [1949-MME]

Monsieur Louis [Louis Thouret] had noticed that at lunchtime, everyone in the raincoat shop, including the owner, who always lunched at the Chope de Nègre, left the place. [1952-BAN]

Chope de Pont-Neuf. M told Philippe Lauer to meet him at the Chope de Pont-Neuf if he was still free.... M was sitting by himself in his old haunt, the Chope de Pont-Neuf. The patron had shaken hands. M could see the Pont-Neuf rosy in the sun, the great flight of steps of the Palais de Justice, the door of the Department. [1934-MAI]

Chope Montmartre. M arranged to meet Marchand at the Chope Montmartre. [1947-MOR]

Chope Saint-Martin. Grandjean said about midnight Oscar went to the Chope Saint-Martin. [1931-NUI]

Chopin. The sounds of Chopin being played by the judge's daughter drifted down. [1940-JUG]

Antoinette Ollivier said she'd heard someone in the house playing Chopin on the piano on the floor above. [1953-TRO]

Christian. Pierre Nahour said they were Maronite Christians. [1966-NAH]

Christiani. M went to the camel's-hair coat and pulled out a knuckle-duster. He asked Christiani if it was the one that had knocked him out.... Ten years earlier, when M had arrested Christiani, he'd struck M with his knuckle-duster. He was now the owner of a couple of 'houses' in Paris and another at Barcelonette. [1936-pig]

Christine Fontane. see: Fontane, Christine

Christine Josset. see: Josset, Christine

Christ, Jesus. see: Jesus Christ

Christmas. It was shortly before Christmas, they started talking about the idea of killing someone. [1930-31-PHO]

Christophe-Colomb, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue George-V to Avenue Marceau]

On the left, Rue Christophe-Colomb, which was quieter, lighted only by a red neon light of a restaurant or nightclub. [1957-VOY]

Christophe Dupré. see: Dupré, Christophe

Christophe Prieur. see: Prieur, Christophe

chronology. 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

chrysanthemums. In the wind they could catch the scent of chrysanthemums. [1932-FIA]

M did not expect to find a house that still smelt of a funeral, as in lower-class or even middle-class homes, with the scent of tapers and chysanthemums. Because of his country childhood, M associated the smell of alcohol, especially marc brandy, with death and funerals. [1960-VIE]

There was a strong smell of chrysanthemums and candle wax at Jeanne Chabut's on the Place des Vosges. Oscar Chabut was lying in an open coffin. [1969-VIN]

From the hall there was the scent of candles and chrysanthemums. [1971-IND]

Chrysler. Reports came in about the chocolate-colored Chrysler, Krynker's car in which he, Countess Panetti and Gloria Lotti had left Claridge's, but they often turned out to be Citroëns or Peugeots. [1949-MME]

Church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. see: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Church of [Catholic Church, 1, Rue Fléchier, 9e.]

Church of Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. The hearse drove to the Church of Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. [1969-TUE]

Church of Saint-Paul's. The funeral service was to held in the Church of Saint-Paul's. [1969-VIN]

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Cicero, Tony. Tony Cicero had worked with Charlie Cinaglia in St Louis. Didn't do the dirty work, was the brains. [1951-LOG]

CID. see: Criminal Investigation Department

Ciel du Lit, Le. see: Le Ciel du Lit The Ciel du Lit on the Rue de Ponthieu was still run by the same person, Marcel Lenoir, who lived in the same building. [1972-CHA]

cigarette. M couldn't find his pipe. He asked Janvier for a cigarette. [1930-31-TET]

Marinette Augier smoked American cigarettes, while the ones in the ashtray in the living room were all Caporals. [1963-FAN]

Cigogne. 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. [1930-PRO]

Cinaglia, Charlie. [Charles] Charlie Cinaglia was a killer, had been in prison 5 or 6 times. Short, husky, always well-dressed, diamond ring, high heels, broken nose, cauliflower ears. [1951-LOG]

Ciné-Journal. Félicie had picked up her Ciné-Journal, and bought a paperback novel for 25 sous. [1942-FEL]

cinema. Mme M said she saw a cinema on a side street, playing a film she'd seen three years earlier in Paris. [1932-FOU]

Cinq Continents, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Cinq Continents

Ciro's. Marchand said Jean Bronsky and Francine Latour were probably having a drink in a bar on the Champs-Élysées. After her show they'd go for dinner at Fouquet's, Maxim's or Ciro's. [1947-MOR]

Cirque, Rue du. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Gabriel to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré]

Dr. Martin, one of Émile Parendon's friends. lived in the Rue du Cirque, the street behind his. ... Because M was on the Rue du Cirque he remembered Dr. Martin, and went to his office on the third floor, but left because there were three patients waiting. ... Behind the Parendon's garages was a six-story apartment house on the Rue du Cirque. It was the back of the building.... Ferdinand Fauchois usually went to a bar on the Rue du Cirque to have his morning coffee and croissant. [1968-HES]

Citanguette. Dufour called to say they were at the Citanguette, a café for bargemen, on the Left Bank, between Grenelle and Issy-les-Moulineaux.... The Citanguette was a two-story building, painted an ugly red, with three tables outside. [1930-31-TET]

Citanguette. The taxi ran the little road between Morsang [Morsang-sur-Seine] and Fontainebleu, or more exactly between the Morsang and Citanguette locks, stopping at riverside inns. A roadworker recognized Justin of Toulon's picture. [1941-SIG]

Citanguette, La. see: La Citanguette At the other end of the reach from Le Coudray was the lock at La Citanguette, 8 km higher upstream. The villages of Morsang and Seine-Port were on the opposite bank, a longish way off. But there was a bistro, and boats did their utmost to spend the night there. [1936-pen]

Citanguette, La. see: La Citanguette M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette. [1942-men]

Cité. M left the Hôtel George-V, and spotted a bus headed towards the Cité. He jumped to the rear platform. [1930-31-TET]

Cité, Pont de la. While M was back at the QDO, an Amorelle and Campois tug passed under the Pont de la Cité. [1945-FAC]

Cité Universitaire. René Josselin's daughter, Véronique Fabre, lived in the Boulevard Brune, near the Cité Universitaire. [1961-BRA]

Citroën. An Arab sitting on the bench said he had a job at Citroën now. [1930-31-TET]

Constable Piedboeuf, on duty in front of a night-club in the Rue de Douai reported that a man of two couples going in reported that the body [Albert Rochain] had been dumped from a yellow Citroën, with Paris numbers ending in 38.... From his red trade union card, the dead man was Victor Poliensky, Czech nationality, a worker at the Citroën factory. His address was 132 Quai de Javel. [1947-MOR]

Reports came in about the chocolate-colored Chrysler, Krynker's car in which he, Countess Panetti and Gloria Lotti had left Claridge's, but they often turned out to be Citroëns or Peugeots. [1949-MME]

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]

The wounded gangster, Joseph Raison, had a 2hp Citroën (2CV) which he used to take his family to the country on Sundays. [1961-PAR]

François Paré always arrived in a black Citroën. [1968-ENF]

At the Place de la Bastille, Émile Branchu went toward the Boulevard Beaumarchais, and opened the door of a black Citroën DS, which drove off immediately. [1969-TUE]

A police office in Puteaux reported a black Citroën found abandoned with bloodstains on the front passenger seat. [1972-CHA]

Citroën. Citroën, the mechanic, who played seriously and always won, but who was relentless when a partner made a mistake in his play. (His name or his company?) [1938-ceu]

City Hall. Ronald Dexter said he'd been in a bar near City Hall when the two men had picked him up. [1946-NEW]

City Police Headquarters. M told the driver "The Préfecture". "At the Quai?" "No, the one at City Police Headquarters. [1952-BAN]

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Claes, Jef. [Jeff Claes in the English edition.] Deaf-dumb old man who lived in the attic at Aline's. Fled Belgium in 1940 with his two married daughters and grandchildren. Bombed in the station in Douai, wounded in the head and face, family all killed. One son-in-law died in Germany, the other remarried in America.... M went into Jef Claes room -- the Fleming was not there. [1965-PAT]

Claes, Mina. Fernand Barillard 's wife's maiden name was Mina Claes. Had adopted Jef Claes as her grandfather after the bombing at Douai. [1965-PAT]

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

Claire Jusserand. see: Jusserand, Claire

Claire Marelle. see: Marelle, Claire

Clairfond. Auguste Point asked M if he knew about the Clairfond disaster. A sanatarium had been built at Clairfond, in Haute-Savoie, between Eugines and Megève, at an elevation of 4,500 feet, as a home for abandoned children. An unprecedented early thaw resulted in the swelling of the Lize, an underground river, and the foundation had been undermined, resulting in the collapse of a wing, and the death of 128 children. [1954-MIN]

Clairfontaine de Lagny. The magistrate sent when Willy Marco was found murdered was Clairfontaine de Lagny, who had the reputation of being the most unpleasant in Épernay. [1930-PRO]

Clairon. Torrence was calling from a bar on the Rue Vavin, the Clairon. [1961-BRA]

Claridge. The Commodore was holed up in Claridge's. M told his detectives to bring him to the QDO in the morning. [1946-mal]

Mme M discovered Countess Panetti had been the one who bought the hat at Hélène et Rossine's, and that she'd been staying at Claridge's. M took a cab to the luxury hotel on the Champs-Élysées. [1949-MME]

Alain Lagrange visited Claridge's when he was searching for Jeanne Debul in London. [1952-REV]

Two girls who danced at the Lido lived at the Rue de Ponthieu builidng where Mme. Marcelle was the concierge now, and a manicurist at the Claridge. [1954-JEU]

M walked down the Champs-Élysées, passed the Claridge, and nearly recruited the doorman from there too. [1957-VOY]

Tony Pasquier was the second bartender at the Claridge. [1965-PAT]

Clark. M asked what time it was in Washington, told Janvier to call the FBI and ask for Clark.... M spoke to Clark, half in English, half in French. He hadn't seen him for several years. Clark said their man had been in Sing Sing under the name John Donley, serving 8 years for fraud. His partner had been Jimmy O'Malley, who got three years. [1954-JEU]

Clark, Mimi. Mimi, Mrs. Oswald Clark was found strangled in locker 89 in the kitchen cloakroom. 28-29. Formerly known as Mimi. [1939-MAJ]

Clark, Oswald. Oswald J. Clark, industrialist of Detroit, Michigan, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Mimi Clark, his 7-year-old son, Teddy Clark, Ellen Darroman, 24, governess, Gertrud Borms, 42, maid, were registered to Suite 203 at the Majestic. 40-45. [1939-MAJ]

Clark, Teddy. Teddy Clark, 7-year-old son of Oswald Clark at the Majestic. (Actually, Prosper Donge's natural son.) [1939-MAJ]

Claude Besson. see: Besson, Claude

Claudel. [Claudel, Paul(-Louis-Charles-Marie) (b. Aug. 6, 1868, Villeneuve-sur-Fère, Fr.--d. Feb. 23, 1955, Paris), poet, playwright, essayist, a towering force in French literature of the first half of the 20th century, whose works derive their lyrical inspiration, their unity and scope, and their prophetic tone from his faith in God.]
Among the books on the shelf at Beetje Liewens were the latest works of Claudel, André Gide, Valéry. [1931-HOL]

Clémence. A client at the Hôtel Beauséjour. The manager told her to take No. 7, which had just been done. [1949-MME]

Félix Jubert greeted the maid at the Léonards by name, Clémence. [1950-MEM]

Clemenceau. [Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929, statesman and journalist who was a dominant figure in the French Third Republic and, as premier (1917-1920), a major contributor to the Allied victory in WWI and a framer of the postwar Treaty of Versailles. In 1907, as president of the Council and Minister of the Interior, on the advice of his director of the Sûreté Générale, Célestin Hennion, he created the structures that would become today's Police Judiciaire: the Judicial Investigation division and twelve regional brigades of mobile police, the famous "Tiger brigades", to fight organized crime throughout metropolitan France. The 1st mobile brigade was that of Paris, to which Maigret belonged (cf. Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett). Equipped with cars since 1910 (De Dion Bouton, and later Panhard Levassor limousines) each containing a dozen police agents, mobile brigades had an "exclusive mission in the Judicial Police." They were involved in several well-known affairs, including the tracking of the Bonnot gang in 1912. The 1st mobile brigade became famous in 1919 with the arrest, by Inspector Jules Belin, of Henri-Désiré Landru.]
Mme M was impressed that M had had surgery by the same doctor who'd operated on Clemenceau, Courteline... [1929-30-LET]

M. Louis said he'd heard that Clemenceau made a point of hiding his disfigured hands in gloves. He also knew an old Englishwoman who was missing a finger and whose glove contained an artificial digit. [1938-owe]

A lean old man with a huge white mustache who seemed a living evocation of the Old Testament was pointing at M. He looked like Ezekiel, but also reminded M of Clemenceau. [1949-CHE]

Evariste Point was Auguste Point's father, owned a well-known hotel at Sainte-Hermine, Clemenceau's town, famous for it's cuisine. [1954-MIN]

Clemenceau, Avenue. [Nice]. Alice Feynerou said she'd known Louise Laboine and her mother four or five years earlier, and they'd lived not far from the Avenue Clemenceau. [1954-JEU]

Clemenceau, Rue. M told Hubert Vernoux he had been a guest at Julien Chabot's house in the Rue Clemenceau. [1953-PEU]

Clément. M. When Émile Gallet stayed at the Hôtel de la Loire, about every six months for the past ten years, it was under the name of M. Clément, gentleman, Orléans. [1930-GAL]

A baker's van went by, and the garage proprieter, Oscar, called out to Clément to ask Jojo for his horn, which was ready. [1931-NUI]

Mlle. Clément, owner of the boarding house on Rue Lhomond. A small flight of three stairs and a notice announcing: "Rooms let by the month". Two constables of the 5th Arrondisement, chatting by the doorway, saluted the chief inspector. She was very tall, very fat, with a curious voice, childish and jolly at the same time. Like an enormous baby with pink skin, great blue eyes, very blonde hair. About 40 or 45, but in appearance, ageless.... Had a brother who was now married and lived in Indo-China.... Had had the boarding house ten years. Native of Lille, more accurately, Roubaix. Father had been a waiter at the Brasserie Flamande at Roubaix for nearly forty years. She'd started as a cashier there at twenty. [1951-MEU]

Clémentine Bréjon. see: Bréjon, Clémentine

Clémentine Michou. see: Michou, Clémentine

Clémentine Pholien. see: Pholien, Clémentine

Clément-Marot, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Montaigne to Rue Pierre-Charron]

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

Clerdent. Clerdent was the district Police Superintendent of the 17th, waiting for M at Manuel Palmari's. [1965-PAT]

Clermont-Ferrand. [commerical and manufacturing city, SC France, Puy-de-Dôme dept. pop. 1968: 148,896. 88 mi. E of Limoges]

Berthe Janiveau's father, a carpenter in a village not far from Clermont, had adopted Joseph Mascouvin, an orphan. [1941-SIG]

Gaston Grimal, a businessman from the provinces, Clermont-Ferrand, going along Rue de Maubeuge, had been robbed by Alain Lagrange , using M's revolver. [1952-REV]

Arlette's parents lived in Clermont-Ferrand. [1952-BAN]

The chief C.I.D. officer at Clermont-Ferrand was Lecoeur, who used to work under M in Paris.... [1967-VIC]

Cléry. A landowner at Cléry had had a drive the day before to destroy some hundreds of rabbits which had been causing serious damage. [1938-ceu]

Clichy, Avenue de. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau - 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Place de Clichy to Boulevard Bessières]

Feinstein had started with a small shop in the Avenue de Clichy. Then, a year after his marriage, he'd taken over a going concern in the Boulevard des Capucines. [1931-GUI]

Francine Lange said the first address in Paris she'd written to her sister at had been a hotel in the Avenue de Clichy. Later an apartment in Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. [1967-VIC]

Clichy, Boulevard de. The big brasserie on Boulevard Clichy had its windows wide open. On the other side of Place Blanche, the illuminated sails of the Moulin Rouge turned incessantly. [1941-SIG]

Justin Minard was second flautist in the Concerts Lamoureux, but played evenings at the Brasserie Clichy in the Boulevard de Clichy. [1948-PRE]

The prostitute on the Boulevard de Clichy and the policeman watching her both have had shoes with aching feet. [1950-MEM]

The man who found the body said there was a police alarm at the corner of the Boulevard de Clichy. He knew, as they lived on the Boulevard des Batignolles, close by. [1954-JEU]

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]

M had decided to take Mme M out for lunch to an Italian restaurant in the Boulevard de Clichy. [1956-AMU]

Hortense Malletier, abortionist on the Rue Lepic, where Annette Duché had gone with Adrien Josset. 4th floor of an old building near the Moulin de la Galette. When they'd gone, Adrien had left his car on the Boulevard de Clichy, and they'd walked over to Rue Lepic. [1959-CON]

Léon Florentin had spent Saturday evening in a brasserie on the Boulevard de Clichy. He'd watched a game of belote, and had joined in when one had to leave. [1968-ENF]

Louis was at the Restaurant du Rhône, on the Boulevard de Clichy.... The Flea lived with a hostess at the Canary on Rue Pigalle, Blanche Pigoud, who lived at 28 Rue Fromentin, close to the Boulevard de Clichy. [1971-IND]

Clichy, Brasserie. see: Brasserie Clichy

Clichy, Place de. As he left, Philippe Lauer bumped into a man. He walked as far as the Place Clichy, and took a taxi to M's. [1934-MAI]

Janvier and [Stephan Strevzki] came out of the métro at Place Clichy [Place de Clichy]. [1939-hom]

Bonneau told M that the anonymous letter had been mailed at the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy]. [1939-MAJ]

M went into a brasserie on Place Clichy to call Mme M to say he wouldn't be home for dinner. [1941-SIG]

One of Jeanne Grosbois' old friends spotted her in the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy]. She said she'd soon be leaving for Brazil. [1942-FEL]

Olga Poissonneau had met Maurice Tremblet by chance outside a cinema in the Boulevard Rochechouart when she was a waitress at a prix fixe restaurant in the Place Clichy. [1946-pau]

Janvier said he'd checked restaurants as far as the Faubourg-Montmartre [Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre] and that Torrence had reached the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy].... Nearly all the cars used by the gang had been stolen near Place Clichy, or at least in the 18th arrondissement. [1947-MOR]

The two Picratt's musicians, one carrying a saxophone, went in the direction of Place de Clichy.... Rosalie Moncoeur said her brother's café was in the Rue Caulaincourt. She just turned the corner of Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] when she saw the man she thought might have been Oscar Bonvoisin. [1950-PIC]

Dédé had called Françoise Binet "Lulu". Had run into her a few years later in the Place Clichy, with a young man, short and very dark. She'd pretended not to know him. [1951-MEU]

Lognon took a room in a little hotel on the Place de Clichy. He had gone to all the hotels around Avenue de Wagram and around the Opéra, and checked the Aliens Bureau. [1951-LOG]

M remembered how, at the age of 20, he had first arrived in Paris, disturbed at the ferment. In some "strategic points" - Les Halles, Place Clichy, the Bastille, and Boulevard Saint-Martin - the ferment was even more intense.... Police Constable Dambois had spotted Albert Jorisse around 6:00 at the junction of Place Clichy and Boulevard des Batignolles, coming out of a bar. [1952-BAN]

Désirée Brault lived near Place Clichy, had taken the métro to work.... M had himself driven to the Rue Nollet, behind the Place Clichy, where Désirée Brault lived. [1953-TRO]

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 Clichy.... At Place 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... M told his driver to go downhill, anywhere, Place Blanche, Place Clichy... [Place de Clichy]. [1955-TEN]

Ferdinand Fumal had put Martine Gilloux into a hotel near the Place Clichy. [1956-ECH]

M walked towards Place Clichy from the bar across from Annette Duché's, looking for a taxi. He finally found one as he was passing the Montmartre Cemetery, and went home. [1959-CON]

Marinette Augier said she'd walked as far as the Place de Clichy and went into a café after Lognon was shot. [1963-FAN]

Mlle. Antoinette Vague and René Tortu had gone to the movies on the Place Clichy, after eating at Chez Maurice one night, and had gone back to his apartment on the Rue des Saules. [1968-HES]

The Boulevard des Batignolles, with its double row of trees, was dark and deserted, but at the end could be seen the brilliant illuminations of the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy]. [1968-ENF]

Clichy, Rue de. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Saint-Lazare to Place de Clichy]

Rue La Fayette. The whitish pillars of the Trinité Church, surrounded by scaffolding. Rue de Clichy. Mortimer-Levingston's limousine stopped in the Rue Fontaine, outside Pickwick's Bar. [1929-30-LET]

Mme M said she'd checked the whole Rue Lafayette, looking for hat shops. Then Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Rue Blanche and Rue de Clichy. [1949-MME]

The caller, Rose, said the girl had lived at 113b Rue de Clichy. He should ask the old woman on the 2nd floor, Mme. Crêmieux for more information. [1954-JEU]

Clignancourt, Rue de. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Boulevard Rochechouart to Rue Championnet]

Clignancourt was one of the words in the documents reconstructed by Moers. Another was Monsieur Jacob.... M went to the Rue Clignancourt and made his way from house to house asking about M. Jacob. "Try next door, there are some Jews there." M. Jacob was the oldest newspaper dealer in the neighborhood, had his stall on the corner of Rue Clignancourt and Boulevard Rochechouart. Received a parcel once a month, probably banknotes. Daughter a housemaid in a furnished flat in the Rue Lepic, pregnant. M. Émile Gallet had once come looking for him. [1930-GAL]

Mlle. Léone, who had been Max Kaplan's secretary, lived with her mother. Opened a little shop in the Rue de Clignancourt in Montmartre, selling layettes and baby things. [1952-BAN]

The new victim was Jeanine Laurent, a maid working for the Durandeaus on Rue de Clignancourt. [1955-TEN]

Things had been less complicated yesterday, when M had visited the cashier on the Rue de Clignancourt, father of three, who'd been shot in the stomach. [1957-VOY]

Marcel Vivien had stayed at the Hôtel du Morvan there from January to June, 1946. [1971-SEU]

Clinche, Pierre, Le. see: Le Clinche, Pierre

Clinche, Pierrot, Le. see: Le Clinche, Pierrot

Cloaguen, Antoinette, Le. see: Le Cloaguen, Antoinette Mme. Opened the door at the Boulevard des Batignolles for M and Octave Le Cloaguen. 50ish, small nervous woman with mobile features. [1941-SIG]

Cloaguen, Catherine, Le. see: Le Cloaguen, Catherine

Cloaguen, Gisèle, Le. see: Le Cloaguen, Gisèle 28. Octave Le Cloaguen's daughter. [1941-SIG]

Cloaguen, Octave, Le. see: Le Cloaguen, Octave Ship's surgeon, retired. 68. 13 Boulevard des Batignolles. The name in the identification papers used by Picard, the old man found in Mlle. Jeanne's kitchen, actually, her father. [1941-SIG]

clock. In front of M in his office was the black Louis-Philippe mantlepiece, with the clock whose hands had been permanently stuck at noon for the last 20 years. [1939-MAJ]

The black marble clock on the mantlepiece pinted to 11:00 in the morning. Thurs, Nov. 19. [1951-LOG]

On the mantlepiece was the same black marble clock as in M's office at the QDO. [1953-PEU]

It was a few minutes past three by the marble clock in the office, and most of the offices at the Quai des Orfèvres were deep in darkness.... According to the black clock on Priollet's mantle, identical to the one in M's office and every chief-inspector's office, it was a few minutes before noon. [1954-JEU]

In M's office, as in every office in Police Headquarters, and all other Government departments, there was a black marble clock. The hands stood at 20 past 5.... There was an identical black marble clock on the mantlepiece. M wondered if it were as unreliable as his own. [1968-ENF]

Clôserie des Lilas, La. [171 Boulevard Saint-Germain, famous literary café of the '20s]. M continued on his way towards the Clôserie des Lilas. [1961-BRA]

clothes. see In Maigret's Clothes Closet (Dans la garde-robe de Maigret) by Murielle Wenger

M took his coat off, slipped a handkerchief under his bowler to protect the back of his neck. [1930-GAL]

M tugged at his shirt collar - it was a low one, but it felt too tight. [1929-30-LET]

It was so cold that M turned up the velvet collar of his overcoat.... M unfastened his heavy overcoat, put his bowler hat on a chair, and filled his pipe. [1931-OMB]

A faint smell of mothballs still clung about the heavy, velvet-collared overcoat which was such a familiar sight at the Quai des Orfèvres... his bowler hat pulled down low over his forehead. [1940-CEC]

M put on his jacket, though it was hot, since he was wearing braces (de bretelles).... Mme M hadn't put a dressing gown in M's bag. She'd wanted him to take the old one, which looked like a monk's habit. He'd been meaning to buy a new one for the last two months. He felt indecent in his nightshirt on the train to Hyères with Inspector Pyke. ... On the previous day M had put on his slippers and trousers, slipped his jacket over his nightshirt with the red embroidered collar... [1949-AMI]

Mme M told M to wear his galoshes, which he did. [1952-BAN]

Clotilde Motte. see: Motte, Clotilde

Clou Doré. Three times that week M had been to Manuel Palmari's, the old owner of the Clou Doré on Rue Fontaine. [1964-DEF]

M had many times upbraided Manuel Palmari at the Clou Doré, the bar he had bought on Rue Fontaine and turned into a luxurious restaurant.... The Clou Doré was flanked by a third-rate striptease joint on one side, and a lingerie shop specializing in exotic wear on the other. [1965-PAT]

Clouet. Maria Van Aerts wrote that Guillaume Serre's mother looked like a Clouet in the Louvre. She spoke of Monet or Renoir when describing the weather. [1951-GRA]

CA  CE  CH  CI  CL  CO  CR  CU  CY  CZ  



Coca-Cola. M dined in a cafeteria on Broadway and had excellent sausages but was vexed to get Coca-Cola instead of beer. [1946-NEW]

cocaine. The conversation between Mrs. Kirby and Edna Reichberg seemed to be about a certain José, whom Edna had met at the Ritz, and who'd flirted with her and offered her cocaine. [1930-31-TET]

There'd been 10 tons of cocaine aboard the Pretty Emma that the American had supplied. [1931-JAU]

M suggested to Céline Loiseau that cocaine didn't agree with her. She said it wasn't cocaine, it was ether. [1931-OMB]

Thomas Hauke, from Hamburg; suspected of dealing cocaine and morphine. [1936-arr]

M remembered suddenly that a morphine or cocaine addict is never at the same time an alcoholic. [1938-owe]

M told Gigi he knew Jean had given her some snow [coco]. [1939-MAJ]

M looked at Henri Paget and decided that he was a cocaine addict. [1942-men]

Vanel said Dédé was into cocaine and other things. [1948-PRE]

Harry Cole said he'd take him to Nogales, half in one country half in the other. That was where most of the marijuana came over the border. M had learned that the Mexican-grown plant had more or less replaced the appeal of the higher priced drugs, opium and cocaine. [1949-CHE]

Cochet. Dr. Cochet told M he'd have to have surgery and lose two ribs. [1929-30-LET]

Cochin. [Paris hospital, 27 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, 14e.]

Lucas had grabbed a taxi to take Janvier to Cochin, when he was shot. [1951-MEU]

Prof. Étienne Gouin gave lectures and consultations at Cochin Hospital, and sometimes three or four operations in a day. [1953-TRO]

Aristide Fumel told the Public Prosecutor's deputy, Kernavel, that his superintendent had had to go to Cochin Hospital for an identification. [1961-PAR]

Coco. see: Caune, Marcel

Cocotte. Eugène Cornille's horse, Cocotte. [1948-PRE]

Code Civil. Eugène Labri knew his Code Civil, and had come to some agreement with the police. [1936-err]

Code Napoléon. Line Marcia said that as far as she knew, there was nothing in the Code Napoléon forbidding her from taking any lover she wanted. [1971-IND]

Coglia. Inspector Louis said that he might get a phone call telling him the Coglia gang was planning an armed robbery in La Chapelle. Though Coglia himself was in prison. [1971-IND]

coinchée. M asked the woman in the Lion d'Or if they played belote. She said coinchée was the local game. [1943-CAD]

Coindet. Coindet was the Examining Magistrate who'd been put in charge of the case. An affable, good-natured old soul, M had known him since the beginning of his career.... Coindet asked M why he had requested him for the Joe Fazio case. [1972-CHA]

Colbert. [Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1619-1683, French statesman.]
M went into the National Police Barracks, a building dating from Colbert's time. [1931-JAU]

cold. M's eyes were stinging from lack of sleep and the cold in his head.... M told Mme M he simply had a cold and was going to bed with a grog and two aspirins. [1951-LOG]

Col de la Schlucht. Mme M's sister lived in Colmar with her husband and children, owned a chalet on the Col de la Schlucht, where the Ms had been fairly often, and where life was pleasant and restful. [1956-AMU]

Cole, Harry. M was perfectly aware that Harry Cole had "shelved: him, but M would have done the same in the FBI man's place. [1949-CHE]

Colette Martin. see: Martin, Colette

Colin. Colin, the little deaf man, lived with his wife in the Rue Caulaincourt. She'd been an assistant manageress at one of his brothels. [1934-MAI]

Colin. Colin had checked the Rue Monsieur-le-Prince building where Françoise Binet had lived. [1951-MEU]

Colisée, Rue du. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Champs-Élysées to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré]

M and Lapointe went to the Le Chat Botté, in the Rue du Colisée. Since they didn't serve beer, M had a Martini. [1972-CHA]

collaborators. see Maigret and his collaborators (Maigret et ses collaborateurs ) by Murielle Wenger

Colleboeuf, Justin. Justin Colleboeuf had been a nightwatchman on Boulevard Haussmann. The became the night concierge at the Majestic.... Justin Colleboeuf, the night concierge at the Majestic, had been found strangled in locker 89 of the cloakroom, by a bellboy. His wife was the concierge of a new apartment in Neuilly. He'd been seen wandering around the hotel corridors that afternoon. [1939-MAJ]

Collège Stanislas. The mayor, Ernest Grandmaison had called to Paris, Collège Stanislas, where his son went. [1932-POR]

Collinet. The medical expert, Collinet, had replaced Dr Paul, with whom M had worked for so many years. [1966-NAH]

Colmar. [manufacturing commune, NE France, capital, Haut-Rhin dept. pop. 1968: 59,550. 105 mi. E of Chaumont.]

It was considered a comedown when a Kurt merely became one of the biggest brewers in Colmar. [1950-MEM]

The first place Lapointe went they identified the button as having come from Mullerbach's of Colmar, with an office in the same building. [1955-TEN]

Mme M's sister lived in Colmar with her husband and children, owned a chalet on the Col de la Schlucht, where the Ms had been fairly often, and where life was pleasant and restful. [1956-AMU]

Cologne. [[Köln] Manufacturing and commercial city, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on W bank of Rhine river, 20 mi. SSE of Düsseldorf. Pop. 1975: 1,022,000.]

Pietr was probably connected with the Maronneti gang, which forged bank notes and identity papers, and the "wall-borers" gang in Cologne. [1929-30-LET]

The clerk at Records found a file for a Von Kramm, but he'd died at Cologne 24 years ago. [1954-JEU]

As they crossed the square in front of Notre-Dame, a flight of pigeons took off. A yellow tourist bus from Cologne had already arrived. [1962-CLO]

Colombani. At M's request, the Chief of Police Headquarters was present, and Inspector Colombani, of the Sûreté Nationale. Since Police Headquarters is only concerned with Paris and the neighborhood, for the past 5 months, with the Flying Squad, Colombani had been running the investigation of the Picardy Killers.... Colombani was a little man, like most Corsicans, wore high heel shoes, brightly colored ties, and a ring with a real or sham diamond on his third finger. [1947-MOR]

M decided he should alert his station. It would be Besson on duty, or Colombani, while Sergeant Duffieu would be playing cards. [1948-PRE]

M found Colombani, the airport superintendent, whose office had moved. He'd gone to his wedding. He wasn't with the Crime Squad - was directly responsible to the Ministry of the Interior. [1957-VOY]

Colombian. A man with a Colombian passport and a woman with a Dutch one, answering the description, had taken the Amsterdam plane. [1966-NAH]

Colonel. One of the customers at the Café des Ministères was the Colonel, whose moustache was dyed. He was annoyed to find Raymond Auger sitting at his spot. [1946-obs]

Colonel Dormoy. see: Dormoy, Colonel

Colonel, The. see: Hugon, Émile

Colorado beetles. M was sure the Colorado beetles were at his aubergines because of Mme M's lettuce. [1945-FAC]

colors. see Maigret in Colors (Maigret en couleurs ) by Murielle Wenger

Colson. M. Louis said he'd gone to the Trois Tonneaux, a bistro on the Rue Gabrielle. He'd seen four men playing belote, and one was an ex-officer, Colson. He'd been a policeman for 40 years, retired 10 years before. Lived on the Rue Tholozé, opposite the only dance hall in the street, the Tam-Tam. His son married and moved to Meaux. His daughter was a nurse at the Bichat hospital. Wife had died five years ago. [1971-IND]

Colt. The small-arms expert submitted his report. The bullet that wounded Janvier had been from a large-bore revolver, probably a Colt. [1951-MEU]

Columns Room. Joseph Mascoulin gave his statement to Lapointe in the Columns Room at the Chamber of Deputies. Lapointe said it was just like Gare Saint-Lazare! [1954-MIN]

Combarieu, Ernest. Tall, thin. 47, born at Marsilly, near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). Last residence, Libreville, Gabon. [1946-obs]

Combarieu, Marthe. Marthe, Isabelle Auger's identical twin sister, had married Ernest Combarieu. Died of pneumonia two years ago. [1946-obs]

Comédie Française. At 11:00 the night before, Dr. Hébrard, the famous pathologist, had gone to the Forensic Institute after an opening night at the Comédie Française. [1937-38-amo]

Coméliau. see Judge Coméliau (Le juge Coméliau) by Murielle Wenger

Coméliau was the Examining Magistrate in the Pietr case. [1929-30-LET]

Ten times at least M had had to nudge the Examing Magistrate, Coméliau, to stop his fidgeting. He was in evening dress, his thin mustache carefully brushed up, his complexion redder than usual. [1930-31-TET]

The conversation with Examining Magistrate Coméliau lasted about 15 minutes. [1931-NUI]

When Judge Comélia had rung him up a few minutes after 6 he had been smoking that pipe. [1945-pip]

Paris was on holiday... M had already taken off his jacket when he got the call from Judge Coméliau to go down to the Rue des Dames where Maurice Tremblet had been killed. [1946-pau]

The Chief said the Director of Prosecutions had put Judge Coméliau in charge of the preliminary investigations.... M passed through the small door which led from Police Headquarters to the Palais de Justice. M had never been able to endure Judge Coméliau. "Let's go and see the old monkey," he sighed. He knew the Judge was capable of saying, like Louis XIV, "I nearly had to wait..."... M asked Judge Coméliau if he'd ever pushed a dried pea up his nose as a boy. [1947-MOR]

The Examining Magistrate on the Louis Thouret case. Judge Coméliau was usually not so affable.... Jef Schrameck asked M if Examining Coméliau was a little dark man with a toothbrush mustache. [1952-BAN]

M said he'd ring up the Examining Magistrate, Coméliau. [1954-JEU]

Judge. The Examining Magistrate for the Aline Calas case. The most pettifogging, niggling man on the bench, M's very own private and personal enemy. Not only was he finicky, a stickler for the rules, scared of public opinion and parliamentary criticism, but he had always mistrusted M's methods, which he considered unorthodox. It had come to a head-on collision between them more than once in the past. He was thin and nervy, with a little brown mustache that looked dyed, and the bearing of a cavalry officer. M found a note on his blotting pad telling him to call as soon as he came in, with any news on the Quai de Valmy case. Asked M if Dr Paul was still working on the body at the Forensic Laboratory. Most Examining Magistrates were content to leave things in the hands of the police until they had completed their inquiries. Coméliau always insisted on directing operations from the outset. Born in a house on the Left Bank with a view over the Luxembourg, where he still lived, his brother-in-law was an ambitious politician, one of a handful of Deputies with a finger in every departmental pie. Coméliau often said that because of his brother-in-law's position he was more vulnerable than his brother-magistrates. He had granted an interview to Vicomte, the newsman, revealing the progress of the case. An article with Antoine Cristin's initials only appeared. [1955-COR]

M told Janvier that Judge Coméliau needed the report he'd just given him to be typed by that evening.... M had been expecting Coméliau to be irritable and aggressive, controlling with difficulty the indignation that made his little mustache quiver. [1955-TEN]

Judge Coméliau was the Examining Magistrate.... Coméliau was far and away the most tiresome Examining Magistrate to deal with. He was terrified of the press. Every article which appeared would make him shake all over, or put him into a blue fit of rage. He had waxed mustaches. [1956-AMU]

It was not the first time that M had flown into a temper on leaving the Public Prosecutor's office, and his differences with certain judges, particularly Judge Coméliau, who for over twenty years had been, as it were, his private enemy, were legend at the Quai des Orfèvres.... The examining magistrate called for the Xavier Marton murder. M and he couldn't stand each other. [1957-SCR]

M's intimate enemy, as he liked to call him, Coméliau, had retired now, and become just an elderly gentleman taking his dog for its morning walk, arm-in-arm with a lady whose hair was dyed mauve. [1958-TEM]

Examining Magistrate in the Adrien Josset case.... M got a call from Coméliau during Josset's interrogation. He was always anxious to get a quick solution. Coméliau wasn't a bad man. He was sometimes called M's dear enemy, since they sometimes clashed. It wasn't really his fault...... Coméliau's grandfather had presided over the highest Courts of Appeal, in Paris, and his father still sat on the Council of State. One of his uncles was the French ambassador in Helsinki. He himself had studied economics to enter the Superintendence of Finance, had failed the examination and taken up law. He couldn't escape judging everything from a social class point of view. [1959-CON]

M told Magistrate Ancelin that because of his past dealings with Magistrate Coméliau, it might take a while for him to get used to calling him simply "Ancelin". [1965-PAT]

Other men had disappeared as well, like the magistrate Coméliau, whom M could call his intimate enemy, and sometimes even missed. [1966-NAH]

Judge. The interrogations of Louis Mahossier at the time of Nina Lassave's murder had been under his auspices, as Examining Magistrate. He had since died. He interrogated Mahossier at the time. Marcel Vivien and a waiter from the café on Boulevard de la Chapelle were also interrogated. [1971-SEU]

Comitat, Raoul. The headwaiter at the Sardine, Raoul Comitat, M knew well. [1971-IND]

Commandant-Marchand, Rue. [Nice] Mme. Forlacroix, née Valentine Constantinesco, Villa des Roches-Grises, Rue Commandant-Marchand, Nice, was the last address for Judge Forlacroix's wife. [1940-JUG]

Commando. Jean-Charles Gaillard was a lieutenant in the Commandos. [1962-COL]

Commerce. Opposite the Grand Café, there was another, the Commerce, narrower and darker, which made it a second-class establishment. [1938-ceu]

Commerce Français, Le. see: Le Commerce Français On the second floor, the plate bore the words Le Commerce Français; Sergeant Lucas opened the door and asked if Oscar Laget was there. [1936-fen]

Commerce, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Commerce

Commissioner. M called the Police Judiciaire and asked for the commissioner. He told him that William Kirby had just shot himself. [1930-31-TET]

M had told the Commissioner he didn't think it likely Émile Paulus was the one who shot Janvier.... Called M directly at Mlle. Clément's. The Examing Magistrate had asked him to ring about the Piercot case. [1951-MEU]

M arrived in time for the daily briefing in the Commissioner's office. The head of the License Bureau wanted a nightclub shut down. Darrui, the head of the Vice Squad had organized a night raid on the Champs-Élysées. [1961-BRA]

Fortunately the new Commissioner had summoned him back from Luçon toParis. At the time M was only an Inspector. He had not yet been promoted to Chief Superintendent and head of Criminal Police. [1971-SEU]

Commissioner Boisvert. see: Boisvert

Commodore. Krynker, a Hungarian from a good but poor family, gambled in Monte Carlo, lost, came to Paris and lived at the Commodore, then a small hotel in the Rue Caumartin. [1949-MME]

Commodore. M asked Motte if he knew that Gérard Gassin's father was better known as the Commodore, or the Dutchman's Swindler. M had arrested the Commodore three times, an extraordinary man who only frequented grand hotels and clubs, and who confined his swindling to Dutch banks and big businessmen. A handsome man, as tall and strong as his son, but more elegantly dressed, and with a halo of white hair. He sought out his dupes in Pullman cars between Amsterdam and Paris. [1937-38-not]

The crook holed up at Claridge's was known as "The Commodore." Specialized in forged checks and bearer bonds. Monocle.... The interrogation of the Commodore lasted 18 hours, punctuated by calls to Scotland Yard, Amsterdam, Basel, and even Vienna. [1946-mal]

M had known other solitary workers, such as the famous Commodore, with his monocle and the red carnation in his buttonhole, who used to stay in the most fashionable hotels - faultlessly attired, dignified, white-haired - was never once caught red-handed. He'd never seen the inside of a prison, and no one knew how he'd met his end. Had he spent his reclining years basking on some South Seas isle? [1961-PAR]

Communist Party. Jules Piquemal had joined the Communist Party immediately after the war. The card was renewed for three years. [1954-MIN]

Compagnie Générale. They walked along the Quai de Bourbon as far as the Pont Marie, and as they crossed the bridge they could see a grayish barge with the red and white triangle of the Compagnie Générale painted on the bow of the Le Poitou, being unloaded of sand by a crane. [1962-CLO]

Compagnie Transatlantique. Émile Boulay had signed on as a steward at 16 with the Compagnie Transatlantique. [1962-COL]

Companions of the Apocalypse. The name of their group had been the Companions of the Apocalypse. [1930-31-PHO]

Compiègne. [commune, N France, Oise dept. pop. 1968: 29,700. on left bank of Oise river, 34 mi. E of Beauvais.]

The North Star, doing a steady 66 miles an hour, would now be somewhere between Saint-Quentin and Compiègne. [1929-30-LET]

Carl Anderson said a man stopped his car at the Porte d'Orléans, said he was from the police, and that Anderson should go with him on the road to Compiègne. Going around a bend in the forest the man had shot him and pushed him out of the car. [1931-NUI]

The train passed through the suburbs, then the endless forest, and stopped briefly at Compiègne. [1936-pei]

In the next room was Geneviève Blanchet, 42, widow from Compiègne. [1937-38-eto]

Albert Falconi said the American had asked the best way to get to Brussels. He said he told him to leave by way of Saint-Denis, then to go through Compiègne... He';d told him the best hotel was the Palace, opposite the Gare du Nord. [1954-JEU]

Complex, Inspector. Some years before there'd been an inspector who had come from University and only spent a few months at the Quai des Orfèvres. He was probably working in a legal bureau at present. He had read Freud, Adler, and a few others, and claimed to be able to explain every case by psychoanalysis. During his brief stay at the quai, he had been wrong every time, and had thus earned his nickname, 'Inspector Complex'. [1957-SCR]

Comptoir d'Escompte. Maurice de Saint-Fiacre said his check would be presented at the Comptor d'Escompte bank. [1932-FIA]

Comptoir Libonais. Pierre Nahour had opened a Swiss branch of his father's bank, the Comptoir Libonais, in the Avenue du Rhône in Geneva. [1966-NAH]

Comtesse de Prange. see: Prange, Comtesse de

Concarneau. [commune, NW France, Finistère dept. pop. 1962: 16,271. on the Atlantic coast NW of Lorient]

The setting of JAU. Friday, Nov. 7, 11:05 pm. Concarneau was empty. The lighted clock in the Old Town glowed. [1931-JAU]

The Saint-Michel went to Concarneau, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz ... [1932-POR]

Adine Hulot said her husband, Justin Hulot, had been customs officer at Concarneau when he was there on a case. He had a face that was hard to forget.... When Didine [Adine Hulot] had gone to live with her husband in Concarneau, Judge Forlacroix settled in Versailles. [1940-JUG]

Torrence was at Concarneau,. trying to get a lead on who had sent the telegram to Fernande Steuvels. [1949-MME]

During the winter they had talked of going to Brittany, Beuzec-Conq, near Concarneau, but as happened almost every year, his vacation was delayed. [1955-TEN]

The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines is well-known. The senior Le Guérec died two years later, leaving the Concarneau business to his son, Yves Le Guérec, and his daughter, Éveline Le Guérec. [1956-AMU]

Sophie Ricain was born Sophie Le Gal, in Concarneau, where her father was a watchmaker. [1966-VOL]

Joséphine Papet was originally from Concarneau. [1968-ENF]

Concarneau, Hôtel de. see: Hôtel de Concarneau

Concarneau, toile de. In a few minutes Mme. Marcel Basso appeared wearing sailor clothes of red-brown canvas, toile de Concarneau, and an American sailor hat. [1931-GUI]

Concerts Lamoureux. Justin Minard was second flautist in the Concerts Lamoureux, but played evenings at the Brasserie Clichy in the Boulevard de Clichy. [1948-PRE]

concierge. see About concierges... (Des histoires de concierges...) by Murielle Wenger

concierge at Rue Lepic. husband dead, had been a policeman. Still quite young and attractive. Recognized Marcel Vivien's photo in the newspapers, but hadn't belived it could have been him. [1971-SEU]

concierge at the Rue de Bondy. Had been there 26 years. Daughter lived in the Nièvre region. [1952-BAN]

Concorde, Place de la. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Jardin des Tuileries to Champs-Élysées]

They got back to the Seine by way of the Place de la Concorde. [1930-31-TET]

First Félicie changed trains at the Place de la Concorde, then Gare Saint-Lazare. [1942-FEL]

M picked up the postcard from Émile Duffieux, which showed the Place de la Concorde, and said he could be reached at poste restante at Post Office 26, Paris. [1947-VAC]

Lucas called to say there'd been a message from the Emergency Office, that a man had been found dead in the Place de la Concorde, near the Quai des Tuileries, a matter for the 1st arrondissement. M was on his way. [1947-MOR]

M took a few steps towards the Place de la Concorde, turned around and headed towards a restaurant near the Bastille where they had snails. [1951-MEU]

When M was crossing the Place de la Concorde, he told the driver to go through Rue des Capucines, where he wanted to call in to the Quai des Orfèvres. [1951-LOG]

Étienne Gouin had had a traffic accident in the Place de la Concorde, and had given up driving. He sometimes had to go to Neuilly or other city hospitals... [1953-TRO]

Mme M asked, was it here you spent 3 days and 3 nights in some restaurant, after an unknown man had been found murdered in the Place de la Concorde? "A liitle further on. The restaurant's been turned into a garage. Now you can see a couple of gas pumps." [see: MOR] [1956-AMU]

M considered walking down the same sidewalk to the Place de la Concorde. [1957-VOY]

M was delayed two blocks in the Rue de Rivoli, and it took 10 minutes to cross the Place de la Concorde. [1958-TEM]

Bob Mandille was proprieter of the Old Wine Press. About M's age. Had been a movie stunt man, parachuting over the Place de la Concorde and landing near the Obelisk. [1966-VOL]

M took advantage of the good weather to walk down the Champs-Élysées as far as the Place de la Concorde, where he finally took the bus. [1968-HES]

Concorde, Pont de la. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Quai des Tuileries to Quai d'Orsay]

Jaquette Larrieu said the next morning she threw the gun and the cartridge cases into the Seine from the Pont de la Concorde. [1960-VIE]

Condé. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... [1930-PRO]

Condorcet, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue Maubeuge to Rue des Martyrs]

The Countess von Farnheim had all her red wine delivered from a grocer on the Rue Condorcet. [1950-PIC]

Conflans. [Part of Charenton-le-Pont, commune, Val-de-Marne dept., N France, SE suburb of Paris at confluence of Marne and Seine rivers; pop. 1968: 22,300.]

Justin Minard was catching a train to Conflans, to interview the maid, Germaine Baboeuf. [1948-PRE]

Confucius. They'd talked about everything, a mixture of Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Moses, Confucius and Jesus Christ. [1930-31-PHO]

Congo. [Belgian Congo (1908-1960). Since 1960, equatorial African republic of Zaire.]

Armand Lecocq d'Arneville had enlisted in the army at 16, applied to be sent to the Congo. Stayed there a month and hid in Matadi a week, then stowed away on a passenger ship for Paris. [1930-31-PHO]

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

Congrès, Place de. Justin said he'd turned right about as far as the Place de Congrès. [1946-cho]

Congrès, Place du. (Liège.)

Jean Chabot steered clear of the trees in the Place du Congrès after leaving René Delfosse. [1931-GAI]

Conley, Gerald. Another Deputy Sheriff was called to the stand, Gerald Conley, with a big, imposing revolver with a sculpted horn handle and many cartridges in his belt. [1949-CHE]

Connaissance des Arts. M found magazines on the shelf at the villa; Farms and Castles, Country Life, The Connoisseur. [Fermes et Châteaux, La Vie à la Campagne, Connaissance des Arts]. [1971-IND]

Connecticut. Jean Maura had been taken to a cottage in Connecticut belonging to his father, which hadn't been used in years. [1946-NEW]

Mlle. Motte told M she'd heard that in the US, in Connecticut a dentist anesthetized his attractive patients by force, to take advantage of them. [1964-DEF]

Connoisseur. M found magazines on the shelf at the villa; Farms and Castles, Country Life, The Connoisseur. [Fermes et Châteaux, La Vie à la Campagne, Connaissance des Arts]. [1971-IND]

Conrad Popinga. see: Popinga, Conrad

Conservatory. Valentine Constantinesco, at 18, had set out every morning for Paris, to study at the Conservatory. [1940-JUG]

Constant, Benjamin. [Constant, Benjamin, in full, Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, born Lausanne, Switz., 1767, died Paris, 1830. Franco-Swiss novelist and political writer, author of Adolphe (1816), a forerunner of the modern psychological novel.]
Before Stendahl Hélène Lange had read all Chateaubriand, Alfred de Vigny, Jules Sandeau, Benjamin Constant, Musset and George Sand. [1967-VIC]

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

Constantinesco, Valentine. Mme. Forlacroix, née Valentine Constantinesco, Villa des Roches-Grises, Rue Commandant-Marchand, Nice, was the last address for Judge Forlacroix's wife. [1940-JUG]

Constantinople. Between Budapest and Odessa, between Tallinn and Constinatinople, there were large tracts of country where the population was too dense. In particular there were hundred of thousands of hungry Jews whose only ambition was to seek a better existence in some other land. [1932-FOU]

Count Hans von Farnheim took the Countess to Constantiniple and Cairo, then a few weeks on the Champs-Élysées. [1950-PIC]

Constantin-Pecqueur, Place. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Girardon to Rue Caulaincourt]

Berthe lived at 67b Rue Caulaincourt, in Montmartre, not far from the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, between a bakery and an Auvergnat's bar. ... M said there was a letter-box in the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, a hundred meters away. [1937-38-ber]

A crowd had gathered outside the house at 67 bis Rue Caulaincourt, which faced Place Constantin-Pecqueur, where Mlle. Jeanne, the fortuneteller, had been murdered. [1941-SIG]

Eva had moved to the Hôtel Alsinia, at the corner of the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. [1946-mal]

Lapointe called in from a little bar on the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. Philippe Mortemart had gone into a house on the Rue Caulaincourt. [1950-PIC]

M had only met Mme. Lognon once, at their apartment on Place Constantin-Pecqueur, in Montmartre. [1951-LOG]

M thought of Mme Lognon, a thin, whining woman, whose ill health confined her to their flat in the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. [1954-JEU]

A new tenant at the Place Constantin Pecquer had convinced Mme. Lognon to try the cure at Pougues-les-Eaux. While she was gone Lognon wore a straw hat and red tie, and almost a smile.... M had the driver turn towards Place Constantin-Pecqueur, by Avenue Junot. [1955-TEN]

Lognon went to ask questions in the bars and little restaurants in the Rue Caulaincourt and the Place Constantin-Pequeur. [1961-PAR]

Mme M thought of Mme Solange Lognon, and M said he'd drop her there, at the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, a red brick building with yellow brick trim where Lognon had lived for 20 years. [1963-FAN]

Mlle. Antoinette Vague lived on the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. [1968-HES]

Anne-Marie Boutin lived on the Rue Caulaincourt, near the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. She worked on the Quai de Charenton, out beyond the Bercy warehouses. [1969-VIN]

67 Rue Caulaincourt, near the corner of Place Constantin-Pecqueur. Marcel Vivien had lived there, next door to a cleaners. His wife, Gabrielle Vivien, still lived there. [1971-SEU]

Jo Mori came to Manuel Mori's by car, and they put the rug with Maurice Marcia's body into it, and drove off towards the Place Constantin-Pecqueur. [1971-IND]

Consuela Gonzales. see: Gonzales, Consuela

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

Continentale. François Paré had followed the red-haired insurance man to a bar on the Rue Fontaine. His card said Jean-Luc Bodard, of Continentale, offices on the Avenue de l'Opéra. [1968-ENF]

Cook's. M stood at the center of Platform 11 to await the North Star. All the big hotels and Cook's were represented. [1929-30-LET]

Coopérative Charentaise. M could just make out the words "Coopérative Charentaise" on the unlighted shop opposite the Bon Coin. [1953-ECO]

Cooper, Gary. There was an old American film with Gary Cooper on the second channel, which they watched. [1969-TUE]

Cooper, James Fenimore. They brought back childhood memories, like illustrations in the books of James Fenimore Cooper and Jules Verne. They could as easily have been Canadian trappers or castaways on a desert island. [1940-JUG]

Copenhagen. [Seaport city, capital of Denmark, on east coast of Sjælland I., and N part of Amager I. pop. 1971: 625,678 (with suburbs, Greater Copenhagen: 1,384,411).]

M glanced through a cable from the International Identification Bureau at Copenhagen, and translated the description of Pietr the Lett. [1929-30-LET]

Else Anderson said they'd stopped in Antwerp one night on the way from Copenhagen.... Else Anderson said her real name was Bertha Krull and she was wanted by the Copenhagen police. [1931-NUI]

Raymond Grandmaison [Jean Martineau] said they'd gone to the Lofoten Islands. Then to Copenhagen, Hamburg. [1932-POR]

Julius Van Cram wrote from London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, New York, and sent money to Germaine Laboine.... Ernst Marek, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler. He had been arrested in Copenhagen as Ernst Marek. [1954-JEU]

Lucas said he'd just had a call from Copenhagen and didn't know if they were speaking German or Danish. [1957-VOY]

The flight from Copenhagen via Amsterdam was delayed 10 minutes. [1966-NAH]

Billy Louette had been in London the week before, with his group, looking for engagements. They'd gone to Copenhagen too. [1970-FOL]

Coq. When M asked for Lucile he was told she was probably at the Coq, one of the two cafés on the corner of the Avenue de Wagram. [1948-PRE]

Coq Hardy. Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Coq Hardy in Bougival once for lunch. [1963-FAN]

Coquillière, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue du Jour to Rue Croix des Petits Champs]

Xavier Marton left work for lunch and hurried along the Rue du Louvre. He turned left into Rue Coquillière, and went into a little restaurant called Trou Normand, less than 100 yards down the street. The front was painted brown with yellow letters, menu stuck up on the left of the door. Met Jenny there. [1957-SCR]

François Ricain had shared a room with Bernard Fléchier, Rue Coquillière, who drove a delivery truck. [1966-VOL]

Torrence had located the place on the Rue Coquillière where Marcel Vivien had sometimes bought cold meat or hot sausage. [1971-SEU]

Corbeil. Isidore drove over by car to Corbeil to fetch the meat for the Pretty Pigeon, inn at Morsang [Morsang-sur-Seine], on the Seine by the barrage a little above Corbeil, was run by Mme. Roy. [1941-SIG]

Corbeil. [commune, N France, Essonne dept. pop. 1968: 32,192. Corbeil-Essones. at the confluence of the Seine and Essonne rivers 16 mi. SSE of Paris]

The Émile Gallets had all their provisions sent from Corbeil or Melun. Émile Gallet was buried at Saint-Fargeau, by an undertaker from Corbeil. [1930-GAL]

Lucas said he'd almost taken a taxi at Corbeil to follow him with. [1930-31-TET]

M continued to follow Marcel Basso, now with his wife and 10-year-old son, first toward Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, then the Corbeil road. On the other side of Corbeil they took a low-lying narrow road and finally came to Basso's villa, Mon Loisir, overlooking a stretch of the river between Morsang and Seineport.... James told Eugène Rougier he'd better go to Corbeil to buy more champagne.... The grandmother in the kitchen of the Guinguette à Deux Sous said her son was at Corbeil seeing about some soda water. [1931-GUI]

They went through Corbeil, Juvisy, Villejuif, passed the week-enders' cars coming back to Paris. [1933-ECL]

The lock keeper of Le Coudray made no distinction between the policemen from Corbeil, M, the journalists, or the representatives of the Department of Public Prosecution. [1936-pen]

Rita's accomplice, who'd been killed, lived in Corbeil, near Moulins. [1937-38-amo]

M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette. [1942-men]

Bernadette Amorelle said she'd come from Orsenne, a small village on the bank of the Seine between Corbeil and the frest of Fontainebleau.... The butcher and grocer from Corbeil delivered to the big houses, but nothing to the Inn.... M goaded Ernest Malik - a call to the police at Corbeil and certainly M would be arrested. [1945-FAC]

They'd taken Nine Rochain to an inn on the bank of the Seine at Corbeil, where they went to fish from time to time and where Ferdinand had a boat. [1947-MOR]

Julien Sudre's office was in the Rue Saint-Antoine. He painted on the banks of the Seine on Sundays, and they had a canoe near Corbeil. [1949-DAM]

Ernestine Jussiaume said she and Alfred Jussiaume had never gone together out of Paris further than Corbeil. [1951-GRA]

Eugène Benoît had a fishing cabin outside of Seineport, about 10 miles away. M remembered an inquiry long ago... A little above Corbeil, near a sluice gate. [1954-MIN]

They followed the Seine, in the direction of the forest of Fontainebleau. Shortly after Corbeil, M remembered an inn, at Morsang, where he had stayed during one of his cases. By the edge of the Seine, setting eel-traps, M recognized the inn-keeper. [1956-AMU]

The night of the murder a Belgian barge, the Notre-Dame, making for the flour mills at Corbeil, had been tied up near the house. There'd been a birthday party for the skipper. [1958-TEM]

Janvier called that they'd traced René Lussac's phone call to a villa outside Corbeil, on the Seine. [1961-PAR]

M called home and asked his wife for the time of the trains to Morsang. It was on the banks of the Seine, a few miles upstream from Corbeil. [1962-COL]

Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Chez Mélanie at Saint-Fargeau, midway between Corbeil and Melun. [1963-FAN]

Cordier. Madame Veuve Cordier had an artificial flower shop in the same buidling as Joseph's hairdressing school in the Rue Saint-Denis. [1971-SEU]

Cormorant. Gassin told a story. Ten years ago Louis, the owner of the Cormorant stopped outside a fine house in Châlons, where a doctor lived. His wife, 30, was going to have a child. They'd wanted one for eight years. That night the doctor was giving a party... the mother and child died. Louis calmly shot the doctor. His barge was auctioned three months later. [1933-ECL]

Boat which did regular service to Porquerolles, 8 am and 5pm only. Baptiste was the captain. Fishermen, the builder, the tobacconist, all boarded the Cormorant for Marcellin's funeral, as well as Ginette and Inspector Lechat. [1949-AMI]

Cornal Biscuits. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. ... Barillard, of the Barillard Oil Company, (next month Mlle. Barillard was going to marry Eric Cornal, of Cornal Biscuits). [1964-DEF]

Cornal, Eric. M looked through the members list of the Hundred Keys Club. ... Barillard, of the Barillard Oil Company, (next month Mlle. Barillard was going to marry Eric Cornal, of Cornal Biscuits). [1964-DEF]

Corneille. M and Mme M watched a drama by Corneille on television. [1962-CLI]

Cornélius Barens. see: Barens, Cornélius

Cornet. Mme. Cornet, the concierge at Louise Filon's said a musician, carrying a saxophone case, had come the day before. [1953-TRO]

Corniche. [Road, actually 3 more or less parallel highways along the Riviera, France, from Nice to Menton, about 19 mi. long.]

The Oasis was located on the Corniche. [1950-PIC]

Cornille, Eugène. M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the one Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had taken. No. 48 came from the depot at La Villette, the cabby's name, Eugène Cornille. He usually kept his cab on the Place Saint-Augustin, and went to eat at Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. [1948-PRE]

Cornu. M read through the letters he had glanced at, merely learning more names, Dubard, Cornu, Gillet, Rateau, Boncoeur... [1953-ECO]

Cornu. Castaing had been upstairs with Cornu, from the Criminal Records Department, taking photographs and fingerprints. [1949-DAM]

Cornu, Augustin. Léonie Birard had kept people's letters - Évariste Cornu, Augustin Cornu, Jules Marchandon, Célestin Marchandon, Théodore Coumar, others... [1953-ECO]

Cornu, Évariste. Léonie Birard had kept people's letters - Évariste Cornu, Augustin Cornu, Jules Marchandon, Célestin Marchandon, Théodore Coumar, others... [1953-ECO]

Cornu, Ferdinand. Louis Paumelle asked Ferdinand Cornu, the one-armed man, what he'd seen. He was the postman, ruddy-brown complexion, like a man who spent all his time out of doors. [1953-ECO]

Coronmeuse, Quai de. (Liège.)

Gerbert was checking out the suicide on the Quai de Coronmeuse, which Delvigne asked of. Servant. Her mistress called and asked that the body be removed as soon as possible. [1931-GAI]

Corot. [Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille [1796-1875], French painter. illus: Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld. 1861.]
Describing how she imagined the Forest of Fontainebleau, Maria Van Aerts thought of Corot or Courbet. [1951-GRA]

Corrèze. [dept, SC France pop. 1968: 237,858.]

Antoine Bizard, reporter on the newspaper that reported the Mme M story. Lapointe's sister, Germaine Lapointe had leaked it to him. 22. Family lived in Corrèze. [1949-MME]

Corsica. [dept, SE France, Corse dept. pop. 1968: 269,831. [Corse] French island in the Mediterranean Sea W of N Italy and about 100 mi. SE of SE coast of France; 3352 sq. mi. Since 1975 divided into two depts., Corse-de-Sud and Haute-Corse.]

20 years earlier M had taken an interest in Manuel Palmari, a vagrant from Corsica who had started humbly as a pimp. [1965-PAT]

Corsican. M and Janvier drank Corsican wine at À l'Escargot. [1946-obs]

Colombani was a little man, like most Corsicans, wore high heel shoes, brightly colored ties, and a ring with a real or sham diamond on his third finger. [1947-MOR]

Caracci was short, Corsican head, black moustache, enormous yellow diamond ring, high heels. [1949-AMI]

If someone shoots down Luciano in a bar on Rue de Douai, the Corsicans will inevitably take their revenge before long. [1950-MEM]

Luigi said that he was of Neapolitan origin, not Italian origin. He said Pozzo was Sicilian. It would be like confusing a Corsican with someone from Marseilles. [1951-LOG]

Santoni, a Corsican, who was new to the Crime Squad, having spent ten years first in the gaming squad and the vice squad, answered the phone. Worked with M on the Louis Thouret case. [1952-BAN]

The moment they'd come into Pickwick's Bar, M recognized the barman, Albert Falconi, a Corsican. [1954-JEU]

Maurice Labat was Corsican, small and slender, wore high-heeled shoes and had a brown mustache like two commas. [1954-MIN]

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

M recognized one woman whom he'd dealt with in the days when she'd worked for a petty Corsican pimp in Montmartre. [1957-VOY]

Nicolas Cajou said he'd heard Ginette Meurant call the man Pierrot [Pierre Millard], and he had the impression he came from the south, or maybe was a Corsican. [1959-ASS]

Pierre Sabatini, a member of the Corsican gang, sentenced to 20 years hard labor at Saint-Martin-de-Ré for shooting down two members of the Marseilles gang in a bar in the Rue de Douai. [1961-PAR]

Mazotti had not been Italian, like Antonio Farano, but a Corsican who'd started on the Côte d'Azur before coming up to Paris with a little gang of his own. [1962-COL]

The picture of the bartender at the Pink Rabbit was the best looking one in the bunch. A tough, like a member of the Corsican gang, or the gang from Marseilles. [1969-TUE]

Le Grand Marcel was suspected of being tied up with the Corsican gang that had caused so much commotion in Paris a few years back. [1970-FOL]

M frowned when he saw the barman at La Belle Hélène, Maurice Mocco, a Corsican criminal with a long record. He said he was on parole for good conduct. [1972-CHA]

Cosnes. [commune, C France, Nière dept. pop. 1962: 9,010. Cosne-sur-Loire. 37 mi. NNW of Nevers.]

Decharme said when it came to the Loire, he liked Cosnes or Gien. [1933-ECL]

Cossack. The doormen in blue, red, and green livery, some dressed as Cossacks, others with black faces, were at their posts in Montmartre. [1942-FEL]

Cossonay. Mme. Justine Cuendet was about 50. She'd come from Sénarclens, a tiny hamlet in the canton of Vaud, near a village called Cossonay. [1961-PAR]

Cossonerie, Rue de la. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Boulevard Sébastopol to Rue Pierre-Lescot]

An old man at the bar in Rue Lepic thought he had seen Marcel Vivien on the Rue de la Cossonerie about three months earlier. [1971-SEU]

Côte d'Azur. [The Mediterranean coast of France, especially its E end; part of the Riviera.]

On the Côte d'Azur, Céline Mornet, about to be married, hit upon the idea of writing to Moulins for the birth certificate of her distant cousin, Marie Dupin, whose name she took. [1930-PRO]

By this time M had a pretty good idea of the French Riviera, the long, hardly interrupted esplanade called the Côte d'Azur, which starts at Cannes and ends at Menton. [1932-LIB]

M was surprised to hear that Alban Groult-Cotelle was married, and had two children, who lived on the Côte d'Azur. His wife had been a Deharme, like the General, actually, his niece. One winter she moved to Nice and never came back. [1943-CAD]

Jim Parson said he'd lived in Paris, Lille, Marseilles, Nice, Côte d'Azur... [1946-NEW]

A young girl, dressed in red, was selling mimosa which had just arrived from Nice, and M bought a sprig for his wife, who did not know the Côte d'Azur except from a colored postcard of the Baie des Anges. [1948-PRE]

M's had grim memories of the Gare du Nord, picturing drowsy crowds flocking towards the Rue de Maubeuge. Yet he'd rather go on duty there, than set off from some sumptuous station for a sunny corner of the Côte d'Azur. [1950-MEM]

The newspaper reported a corpse found in a cupboard at the house of a Doctor J-- [Philippe Jave], Boulevard Haussmann. He was said to be on the Côte d'Azur with his wife and daughter. The other paper said it might well become a second Petiot case, except that this time two doctors instead of one were involved. [1956-AMU]

Mazotti was a Corsican who'd started on the Côte d'Azur. [1962-COL]

Couchet, Germaine. Raymond Couchet's second wife, Germaine Couchet, née Dormoy, from Dinard, where they'd met. [1931-OMB]

Couchet, Raymond. 45. Couchet was alone in his office at Dr Rivière's Serums, Place des Vosges, when he was killed. [1931-OMB]

Couchet, Roger. Raymond Couchet's son, also lived on the third floor of the Hôtel Pigalle, in the room next to Nine Moinard's, with his girlfriend, Céline Loiseau. About 25, features already worn, eyelids withered, but still handsome. [1931-OMB]

Coudray. M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette [case]. [1942-men]

Coudray, Le. see: Le Coudray The lock keeper of Le Coudray was a lean, depressed-looking man in a corduroy suit. [1936-pen]

Coudray-Montceaux. The train arrived at Coudray-Montceaux station, and M and the girl [Éliane Paget] got off. [1942-men]

Coumar, Élizabeth. Mlle. Irène was fat, middle-aged, with big blue eyes in a moonish face, sparse fair hair faded to grey at the roots. Her real name was Élizabeth Coumar. [1954-JEU]

Coumar, Théo. One of the card players, Théo Coumar, 65 or more, reddish hair going white, cheeks unshaven, eyes shifty and spiteful; the deputy mayor.... Joseph Gastin saw Théo Coumar, the deputy mayor, and later on the police lieutenant from La Rochelle, from his classroom window.... Théo Coumar especially didn't like Joseph Gastin, according to Gastin's wife.... Léonie Birard had kept people's letters - Évariste Cornu, Augustin Cornu, Jules Marchandon, Célestin Marchandon, Théodore Coumar, others... [1953-ECO]

Coumar, Théodore. see: Coumar, Théo

Count. 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 imagined he carried a gun. She'd read Fantômas. [1948-PRE]

Countess. see: Paverini, Louise

Countess. Joseph Mascouvin played bridge every evening at a club on Rue des Pyramides, run by the Countess. [1941-SIG]

Arlette told the police that someone, perhaps a man named Oscar [Oscar Bonvoisin], was going to kill a countess, which turned out to be Countess von Farnheim. [1950-PIC]

Countess Panetti. see: Panetti, Countess

Countess von Farnheim. see: Farnheim, Countess von

Count of Luxemburg. Germaine Piedboeuf was playing the Count of Luxemburg. [1932-FLA]

Country Doctor, The. Mme. Keller tried to remember a book, either "The Poor Man's Doctor" or "The Country Doctor"... [1962-CLO]

Country Life. M found magazines on the shelf at the villa; Farms and Castles, Country Life, The Connoisseur. [Fermes et Châteaux, La Vie à la Campagne, Connaissance des Arts]. [1971-IND]

Coupole, La. Montparnasse brasserie since 1927, once a leading center of artistic life... patrons included Josephine Baker, Henry Miller, Dalí, Calder, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso...

Willy Marco said the two girls had been Suzy [Suzanne Verdier], and Lia [Lia Lauwenstein], at the Coupole every night, lived in a hotel at the corner of the Rue de la Grande-Chaumière. [1930-PRO]

Lucas brought in the note sent to the Sifflet. He'd taken it to Moers, who claimed to know the notepaper of most of the cafés in Paris. He said it came from the Coupole on Boulevard Montparnasse. [1930-31-TET]

Afterwards Oswald Clark and Ellen Darroman had gone dancing at the Moulin de la Galette, then to the Coupole for grilled sausages.... M walked into the Coupole at 8:30, and sat down with Lucas, next to Jean Ramuel's table. [1939-MAJ]

M, thirsty after the movie on the Boulevard Montparnasse, went into La Coupole for a beer and a ham sandwich. [1940-CEC]

M went to La Coupole as it was too late for anywhere else except the little bistros around Les Halles. The main dining room was closed but the bar was still open. He ordered a couple of magnificent ham sandwiches and drank three half-pints quickly. It was 4 am. He told the taxi he'd kept to go to the Quai des Orfèvres, then changed his mind and made it the Police Station in the Quai de l'Horloge. [1947-MOR]

Luigi told M he'd meet him at La Coupole, Boulevard Montparnasse, in the bar. [1951-LOG]

Courbet. Describing how she imagined the Forest of Fontainebleau, Maria Van Aerts thought of Corot or Courbet. [1951-GRA]

Courbevoie. [manufacturing commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 58,118. on the Seine, a NW suburb of Paris.]

They drove through Neuilly, then Courbevoie. They kept passing big trucks going to Les Halles. [1951-LOG]

Joseph Gastin and his wife had been teachers at Courbevoie for seven years. [1953-ECO]

Courcel, Fernand. Fernand Courcel was the Thursday caller, the only one privileged to spend the night.... Léon Florentin said in addition to him Joséphine Papet had other friends, François Paré, Courcel, Victor Lamotte, and the young redhead [Jean-Luc Bodard]. She'd known Fernand Courcel for 10 years. He lived in Rouen, but had a business on the Boulevard Voltaire.... The shopgirls had nicknamed Fernand Courcel "Fatty" - he had round pink cheeks, like a baby, pale, protuberant eyes... [1968-ENF]

Courcel Frères. Fernand Courcel, of the ball bearing firm of Courcel Frères, was waiting in the "fish bowl", the glass-walled waiting room. [1968-ENF]

Courcel, Gaston. Fernand Courcel's brother, Gaston Courcel, had been tunning the office in Paris when he was 32 and met Joséphine Papet. [1968-ENF]

Courcelles. [village, NE France, Moselle dept. pop. 1962: 340. (Courcelles-sur-Nied) 7 mi. SE of Metz.]

News came in from the Courcelles district. José Latourie had been found dead outside the gate of the Parc Monceau, three knife wounds. [1929-30-LET]

Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to the Auberge du Clou at Courcelles in the Vallée de Chevreuse. [1963-FAN]

Courcelles, Boulevard de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Rue du Rocher to Place des Ternes]

Before the war Ernest Descharneau had had a shop in the Boulevard de Courcelles, selling arms and ammunition, sporting equipment. [1936-fen]

Maxime Le Bret was probably the only superintendent in Paris to keep a carriage and live on the Plaine Monceau, in one of the new houses in the Boulevard de Courcelles. [1948-PRE]

Ferdinand Fumal lived at 58 bis Boulevard de Courcelles, opposite Parc Monceau. [1956-ECH]

No. 24, Boulevard de Courcelles, where Nicole Prieur lived, was just opposite the main gate of Parc Monceau.... Large building opposite Parc Monceau, large doorways, chauffeurs, porters... [1964-DEF]

Courcelles, Rue de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Rue du Rocher to Place des Ternes]

The concierge at 63, Rue Vaneau told Janvier of another friend of Blanche Lamotte's, married to a commissioner in Les Halles called Hariel, who lived on Rue de Courcelles. [1954-MIN]

Dr Philippe Jave, 44, with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, lived at 137 bis Boulevard Haussmann, between the Rue de Miromesnil and the Rue de Courcelles. [1956-AMU]

Louis Mahossier claimed to be delivering drums of paint to an address there at the time of Nina Lassave's murder. [1971-SEU]

Courçon, Château de. Julien Chabot explained to M that the Courçons were really called Courçon-Lagrange, but originally were just the Lagranges. They added Courçon to their name when they bought the Château de Courçon, three or four generations ago. [1953-PEU]

Courçon-Lagrange. Julien Chabot explained to M that the Courçons were really called Courçon-Lagrange, but originally were just the Lagranges. They added Courçon to their name when they bought the Château de Courçon, three or four generations ago. [1953-PEU]

Courçon, Lucile de. Robert de Courçon's younger daughter, lived with Hubert Vernoux and his wife, her sister, Isabelle Vernoux. [1953-PEU]

Courçon, Robert de. Hubert Vernoux's brother-in-law. Had been murdered four days earlier.... An old, eccentric bachelor, 73. Had been an expert on heraldry, written several books. Had two sisters, Isabelle Vernoux and Lucile de Courçon. Isabelle married Hubert Vernoux, who started to call himself Vernoux de Courçon. [1953-PEU]

Courmont, Alain. 32. Anne-Marie Point's fiancé. Had already been attached to 3 or 4 embassies and head of an important department in the Foreign Office. Appointed to Buenos Aires. Son of Robert Courmont. [1954-MIN]

Courmont, Robert. Robert Courmont, Alain Courmont's father. Three generations a diplomatic family. Had a house on Rue de la Faisanderie; had been an ambassador for more than thirty years, in Tokyo and in London, a member of the Institute. [1954-MIN]

Courteline. Mme M was impressed that M had had surgery by the same doctor who'd operated on Clemenceau, Courteline... [1929-30-LET]

Courtieux. Maître Courtieux was reputed to be the best lawyer in the area. He was to be Judge Forlacroix's attorney. [1940-JUG]

Court of Miracles. In some of the drawings the men were dressed in the 16th Century style, forming a kind of Court of Miracles where everyone was hanging. [1930-31-PHO]

Courturier. Mme. Courturier, the wife of the skipper of the Aiglon VII, said she thought she'd heard voices around 10:45. [1936-pen]

Coutances. [commune, NW France, Manche dept. pop. 1968: 6,038. 17 mi. WSW of Saint-Lô.]

M told Lucas to wire all the police station and mayors in the district: Dives, Cabourg, Houlgate. Places south as well, Luc-sur-Mer, Lion [Lion-sur-Mer], Coutances. [1932-POR]

Coutant, Oscar. Oscar Coutant was a distant cousin of Lucas' wife, worked as a porter at the Sorbonne. 40. Lucas arranged for M to me him to ask about Nicole Prieur. [1964-DEF]

Couvreur. M asked for M. Couvrer, of Couvreur et Bellechasse. "Private business?" "Extremely" "He died five years ago". [1946-pau]

Couvreur et Bellechasse. His wife, Juliette Tremblet, said Maurice Tremblet was a cashier at a firm in the Sentier district, Couvreur et Bellechasse, dealers in passementerie, gold lace and braid. [1946-pau]

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Cracow. [(Kraków) City, capital of Cracow prov., Poladn, on Vistula river, 156 mi. SSW of Warsaw. Pop. 1970: 583,000.]

A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. Police Cracow report Pietr the Lett passed through on way to Bremen.... 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. [1929-30-LET]

Cravache, La. see: La Cravache Rosalie Bourdon, "La belle Rosalie" moved to the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and opened a night-club called La Cravache. [1961-PAR]

Créac. At the hospital they found Inspector Créac of the 18th. [1963-FAN]

Crédit Lyonnais. The Crédit Lyonnais said Raymond Couchet had come by the afternoon he was killed, to pick up the payroll cash. [1931-OMB]

The old page gave M the card of the man waiting to see him, Étienne Jolivet, assistant manger, Crédit Lyonnais, O Branch. [1939-MAJ]

Charles Dandurand said he'd brought Juliette Boynet the money in a Crédit Lyonnais envelope he'd received that day. [1940-CEC]

A local branch of the Crédit Lyonnais said a woman matching Léontine Faverges' description had bought bearer bonds at various times. One of the cashiers, Durat, recognized her photo. [1959-ASS]

Roger Prou had withdrawn 10,000 f from his account in the Crédit Lyonnais to buy out Léonard Planchon. [1962-CLI]

Aline said her bank was the Crédit Lyonnais, on Avenue de la Grande-Armée. [1965-PAT]

Hélène Lange had a bank account with the Crédit Lyonnais, on the corner of Rue Georges-Clemenceau. Deposited about 5,000 francs each month. Sometimes wrote checks to shops in Vichy or Moulins. [1967-VIC]

Gilbert Pigou's father had been a cashier in a branch office of the Crédit Lyonnais. [1969-VIN]

M had noticed a branch in the Rue Lepic almost opposite Marcel Vivien's workshop, and went there with Torrence. [1971-SEU]

Crédit Lyonnais. Louisa said her daughter had married a cashier from Crédit Lyonnais, and had three children. [1972-CHA]

Créguy. Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to a sort of tea garden with a deaf proprieter in Créguy, on the outskirts of Meaux. [1963-FAN]

Crémer, Bruno. [1929-. Bruno Crémer's French TV Maigret series ended in December, 2005 at 54 episodes.]
see Bruno Crémer as Maigret

Crémerie Salmon. M knew the district well, had once thought of living there, less than 50 yards from the Place des Vosges. Leaving the narrow Rue des Francs-Bourgeois at the corner of the square, and following the Rue de Turenne toward the Place de la République, you come first on the left to a yellow-painted bistro, then to a little restaurant, the Crémerie Salmon. [1949-MME]

Crémieux. On the floor below the Crémieux had given a dinner party for 10, which had ended noisily. [1953-TRO]

Crêmieux. The caller, Rose, said the girl had lived at 113b Rue de Clichy. He should ask the old woman on the 2nd floor, Mme. Crêmieux for more information. ... Mme. Crêmieux also owned two houses in the 20th. Her husband had died 5-6 years earlier.... Mme. Crêmieux was 65-70, small, thin and lively. M told her they weren't from Inland Revenue, and didn't care about what she declared on her taxes. [1954-JEU]

Crétail. The last No. 13 (Bastille-Crétail) tram trailed it's yellow lights the whole length of the Quai des Carrières.... then darted off towards Charenton. [1933-ECL]

Creuse, Rue. (Nevers.)

M. Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers, lived at 17, Rue Creuse. [1930-GAL]

Cric-Crac. Some of the clubs Gérard Sabin-Levesque went to were on the match boxes: Le Chat Botté, La Belle Hélène, Cric-Crac. [1972-CHA]

Crillon. The bartender said the third man was staying at the Crillon, owned a chain of restaurants. [1957-VOY]

Hotel. There had been a series of jewel robberies from the deluxe hotels on the Champs-Élysées, and a discrete watch was being kept on them. Janvier was on watch at the Crillon. [1962-CLI]

There was a charity bridge at the Crillon Hotel, where Hortense Benoît-Biguet and Mme. Parendon went. [1968-HES]

Crimée, Rue de. [Paris. 19e, La Villette. from Rue des Fêtes to Rue d'Aubervilliers]

11 pm. A call from the Police Emergency Center, across the street, in the building of the municipal police, where all calls are inscribed on an illuminated board the length of the wall. The Pont-de-Flandre station has just heard there's been trouble in a bar on Rue de Crimée. [1950-MEM]

Crime Squad. M had Lucas come with him to Maurice Tremblet's, in the Rue des Dames. As usual, the Crime Squad's little car was unavailable, so they had taken the métro. [1946-pau]

M found Colombani, the airport superintendent, whose office had moved. He'd gone to his wedding. He wasn't with the Crime Squad - was directly responsible to the Ministry of the Interior. [1957-VOY]

M said the Crime Squad was less important, in the eyes of the Minister of the Interior, than General Information or the Financial Section. [1961-PAR]

M wondered why Lucas wanted to involve him. Since he'd taken over the Crime Squad, he had rarely anything to do with that milieu, which he had known very well in the old days. It was at least two years since he had set foot in a cabaret.... Mickey Boubée said that since M had become the head of the Crime Squad they hardly saw him in Montmartre. [1962-COL]

Much as he'd longed to be, Lognon was not a member of the Crime Squad. [1963-FAN]

As if a man of 55 would suddenly be unable to run the Crime Squad [la Brigade criminelle]. [1965-PAT]

Demarie looked embarassed for the chief of the Crime Squad to see him reading a comic book. [1966-NAH]

Criminal Code. Lawyers were discussing Articles 310, 311, 312 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. [1959-ASS]

Criminal Division. Long before M had become head of the Criminal Division, while he was only a detective, M had often been the first at the scene of a brawl. [1969-TUE]

M said he'd prefer to remain at the head of the Criminal Division. [1972-CHA]

Criminal Identification Division. It was nearly 11:00 when M climbed out of his car on Rue Lopert, 200 or 300 meters from the parish church of Auteuil. The men from the Public Prosecutor's Office were already there; Criminal Identification Division arrived five minutes later. [1959-CON]

Criminal Identity. M had gone up to the Criminal Indentity laboratory very early, and with Moers help had picked Van Hamme, red-haired, to photograph the crowds at Antoine Batille's funeral. [1969-TUE]

The Forensic Institute had sent a special van to collect the body, but it would have to wait until the Criminal Identity photographers had done their work. [1972-CHA]

Criminal Investigation Department. It had started the previous evening in Brussels, where M had been conferring with the Belgian CID, about some Italian refugees who had been expelled from France. [1930-31-PHO]

A man came over to Jehan d'Oulmont and said he was arresting him on behalf of the Belgian Criminal Investigation Department. [1936-pei]

The Criminal Investigation Department told M to go ahead with the investigation. Someone from the Rue de Saussaies would arrive later in the day. [1937-38-noy]

All this was part of a police ambush that had been going on for six days already; at night the policeman on the beat was actually an inspector from the CID. [1937-38-sta]

M said he was from the Criminal Investigation Department, Superintendent Maigret. [1937-38-eto]

M remembered when he'd been at the Criminal Investigation Department and showed someone a photo and they'd say "but she's not even beautiful..." [1938-ceu]

The article M had inserted into the papers said that within 48 hours the Criminal Investigation Department had made an arrest in the Ernest Borms killing. [1939-hom]

CID had its offices in the Rue des Saussaies. Under the Ministry of the Interior. M tried to think of inspectors who'd left the CID employ. Baudelin, tall pale young man, probably left for ill health. Falconet, over 50, asked to retire early because of his drinking. Little Valencourt. Fischer, weighed at least 200 pounds. [1954-MIN]

M spoke to the airport police in Nice, said he was from the Department of Criminal Investigation.... They decided to call Benoît, the Director of the Department of Criminal Investigation [CID], as the local police lacked that tact necessary for such a case in the Hôtel George-V. [1957-VOY]

M called Lucas to have him go to the hospital and get the bullets, to take over to the Forensic Laboratory. Formerly that sort of work had been done by an outside consultant, a man named Gastinne-Renette, [typo: Gastienne] but the Criminal Investigation Department now had the own ballistics expert, up in the attic of the Palais de Justice.... M called Nice to speak with Superintendent Bastiani at the Department of Criminal Investigation. [1963-FAN]

Léon Florentin said he remembered that M was the Big White Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department. [1968-ENF]

The Criminal Police of the Quai des Orfèvres was powerless outside the boundaries of Paris. It was the domain of the Criminal Investigation Department on the Rue des Saussaies. [1969-TUE]

Criminal Police. The Criminal Police of the Quai des Orfèvres were powerless outside the boundaries of Paris. [1969-TUE]

Criminal Police Headquarters. The long corridor of the Criminal Police Headquarters was almost empty. [1955-TEN]

Criminal Records. Most likely Coméliau would come with the men from Criminal Records. [1930-31-TET]

M brought Céline Germain up to the Criminal Records Department. [1937-38-eto]

M told M. Louis to arrange with the Criminal Records [Identité judiciaire] office to get a proof copy." [1938-owe]

Two men from the Forensic Laboratory had come for the body, two specialists from Criminal Records Office had worked on locker 89 looking for fingerprints.... M said he wanted Mimi's letter photographed at the Criminal Records Office before he gave it to Oswald Clark. [1939-MAJ]

In Paris M would have had his trusted team to call on, Lucas, recently promoted to Inspector, Janvier, Torrence, and all the boys in Criminal Records and Forensics. [1940-JUG]

The people from Criminal Records had already been there. They'd sent along Moers, but he didn't find anything. [1942-FEL]

Soon the experts from Criminal Records would litter the little rooms with their apparatus. [1947-VAC]

M told Judge Gabriel Dossin that Moers up in Criminal Records was looking for photos which might match the people they were seeking. [1949-MME]

M had Janvier look for a photo of Jules Piquemal to take up to Criminal Records Office, and to check at the Medico-Legal Institute. [1954-MIN]

At that moment Marcel Moncin must be in the Criminal Records office, where he'd strip for an examination and measurements, and have his photo taken. [1955-TEN]

The men from the Public Prosecutor's arrived, and the young magistrate, Planche, with whom M hadn't worked before. Then the men from Criminal Records Office arrived. [1956-ECH]

When Xavier Marton's body was found, M asked them to send for Dr Paul, photographers from the Criminal Records Office, etc. [1957-SCR]

M had seen the house, but the men from the Public Prosecutor's Office had been there, and Dr. Paul, and the local Inspector, and 7 or 8 experts from Criminal Records. [1959-CON]

Janvier said Moers from the Criminal Records Office was on his way over with his men. [1960-VIE]

A vegatable seller who'd seen the robbery was going over photos in Criminal Records [les Sommiers]. [1965-PAT]

M thought he ought to go up to Criminal Records to see how Moers was doing. [1968-ENF]

The van from Criminal Records drew up at the curb, like a movie or television location crew. [1969-VIN]

M told the reporters the men from Criminal Records hadn't finished fingerprinting [fingerprints]. [1970-FOL]

Moers had been at the Quai so long it was impossible to imagine Criminal Records without him. [1971-IND]

Criminal Squad. Sometimes called the Special Squad... M's team. [1957-SCR]

Crispin. Caille's son reminded him that M. Crispin had lived in the building a long time. Paralyzsed for the past five years, had rooms on the top floor. Had a haberdashery business. Worked in a shop on the Rue du Sentier. [1970-FOL]

Cristin, Antoine. Messenger boy for the Maison Pincemail. 18, an only child, Lived with his mother at the far end of Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin, almost at the junction with the Rue Louis-Blanc. 7th floor, two attic rooms, no elevator, large tenement, 50-60 families. Mother, a cleaning woman, had plenty of guts. Father had died in a sanatorium, mother had TB herself. Antoine had snuck out through the skylight during the night, probably got down on Rue Louis-Blanc. [1955-COR]

Cristin, Lucile. The concierge at 63, Rue Vaneau gave Janvier the name of Blanche Lamotte's friend, Lucile Cristin, and told him Mlle. Blanche lunched in a restaurant called the Three Ministries, on Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1954-MIN]

Crochet. Crochet, whose father had been a notary, had presumably taken over his practice. [1968-ENF]

Croesus. Raoul Comitat said that Manuel Mori looked like he was as rich as Croesus. [1971-IND]

Croisette, Boulevard de la. [Cannes] M found himself in the main shopping street of Cannes, opposite the Croisette. [1932-LIB]

[Cannes] M, for three days, had been living in a palace, the Excelsior, on the Croisette in Cannes. [1938-owe]

M told Charlotte Mrs. Mimi Clark had been Émilienne, Mimi, a hostess in Cannes, in a club called La Belle Étoile, just behind the [Boulevard de la] Croisette. [1939-MAJ]

[Cannes] Philippe Jave sometimes walked along the Croisette in Cannes, where he usually took his apéritif at the bar of the Majestic. [1956-AMU]

[Cannes] The police chief said the crowd at Lausanne was the same as that on the Champs-Élysées and in Cannes on La Croisette. [1957-VOY]

Croissant, Brasserie du. see: Brasserie du Croissant

Croissant, Rue de. The bar owner on Place de la République told Lucas he'd often met Marcelle Luquet on Rue de Croissant, so thought she worked in a newspaper office or printing house.... Auguste Point told M he'd been told by a typesetter on the Rue du Croissant that the press knew about his involvement. [1954-MIN]

Croman. 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]

Cromières. The Director said M. Cromières was in charge of the case at the Foreign Ministry. [1960-VIE]

Cronstadt, Quai. [Toulon] Blanc had found Gaston Meurant in a bar on Quai Cronstadt. [1959-ASS]

Crosby, William. see: Kirby, William

Crotton, Justin. The Flea's real name was Justin Crotton. [1971-IND]

Croydon. [Borough of Greater London, SE England.]

M was met by Inspector Pyke in Croyden when he landed in England. It had been years since they'd seen each other, and 12 or 13 years since M had set foot in England. Pyke spoke French... since he spoke it with difficulty and hated making mistakes. Drove from the airport in a Scotland Yard Bentley, with a uniformed driver. [1952-REV]

Crozier, Joséphine. Cécile Ledru said when she was an uneducated girl of 15, and couldn't even read, she'd found employment with Mme. Joséphine Crozier at Bayeux, who'd had her educated and took her on as her companion. She called her Aunt Joséphine. [1937-38-bay]

Crozier, Justin. Joséphine Crozier was the widow of Justin Crozier. He'd had a mania for insurance, and on a boat trip to Southampton had an accident, leaving his wife a million francs. She'd increased the forturne to four or five, thanks to fortunate investments. [1937-38-bay]

Crusaders. If Lise Gendreau-Balthazar married Bob d'Anseval she'd inherit all, and her children would be descended from Crusaders. [1948-PRE]

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Cuba. Armand de Saint-Hilaire was French Minister in Cuba, then Ambassador in Buenos Aires. Isabelle de V-- worried about Spanish women... [1960-VIE]

Félix Nahour had lived in Italy, a year in Cuba before the revolution, and had a villa in Deauville. [1966-NAH]

cubbyhole. After Helen Donahue wrecked the office, they put her in the "cubbyhole", at the top of the stairs, a narrow cell with nothing but a cot and a mattress and no light. [1951-LOG]

Cuendet, Gilles. Mme. Justine Cuendet was about 50. She'd come from Sénarclens, a tiny hamlet in the canton of Vaud, near a village called Cossonay, where her husband, Gilles Cuendet, had worked as a farm laborer. [1961-PAR]

Cuendet, Honoré. M told Aristide Fumel that in all likelihood the body was that of Honoré Cuendet, a Swiss from Vaud, who'd spent five years in the Foreign Legion.... They were not going to stop him with dealing with a man he had known for 30 years and who was almost a personal friend. [1961-PAR]

Cuendet, Justine. Mme. Justine Cuendet was about 50 when she first came to Paris. She'd come from Sénarclens, a tiny hamlet in the canton of Vaud, near a viullage called Cossonay, where her husband, Gilles Cuendet, had worked as a farm laborer. [1961-PAR]

Cuendet, Laurence. Honoré Cuendet's sister, Laurence Cuendet, had been sent to Geneva as a barmaid, had married someone, perhaps a translator, from UNESCO, and gone to South America with him. [1961-PAR]

Cupidon. The big dark man [Eugène Berniard] was probably the owner of the Cupidon at Béziers, and a house at Nîmes. [1934-MAI]

Cuvier, Rue. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Quai St.-Bernard to Rue Linné]

François Lagrange had lived on the Rue Cuvier at the time he'd been at Lycée Henri IV with Dr Pardon. [1952-REV]

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cyanide. Philippe Bellamy gave M a paper containing the cyanide he'd thought of using on himself and his wife. [1947-VAC]

Cygne, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Cygne

Cygne, Rue du. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Boulevard Sébastopol to Rue de Turbigo]

Torrence had located the bakery on the Rue du Cygne where Marcel Vivien had bought his bread. [1971-SEU]

Cyrano. Céline Loiseau told M she had been in the Cyrano about 8:00 the night before, and that she met Roger Couchet later, in a tabac in the Rue Fontaine, around midnight. [1931-OMB]

Cyrano, Brasserie. see: Brasserie Cyrano

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Czech. The manager asked if that was the Czech who'd had to be thrown out the other day [Johann Radek]. [1930-31-TET]

M thought Boris Krofta was Hungarian or Czech. [1937-38-amo]

It seemed to M that there were freshly arrived Italians, Poles and Czechs... [1946-NEW]

From his red trade union card, the dead man was Victor Poliensky, Czech nationality, a worker at the Citroën factory. His address was 132 Quai de Javel.... The man was not even a minor Secreatary of the Czechoslovak Embassy, but a mere clerk from the Legation. [1947-MOR]

Krynker, Countess Panetti's son-in-law was Czech or Hungarian, Benoît thought. [1949-MME]

M's first arrest in the Special Squad was on the Rue du Roi-de-Sicile, in a rooming house, a Czech. M assisted Inspector Dufour. It was the first time M disguised himself, old clothes, 48 hours without shaving. They waited for dawn. M's first forcible arrest. [1950-MEM]

The night porter at the Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers was a Czech who hardly spoke French and had twice been a patient in Sainte-Anne, the mental hospital. [1959-CON]

Moers had the results of the paraffin test. It had shown positive for Roger Stieb, a Czechoslovak refugee who had worked for a long time in the same factory as Joseph Raison, on the Quai de Javel. [1961-PAR]

Czechoslovakia. Dr. Cochet had removed one of the kidneys of the Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia. [1929-30-LET]

Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. [1930-31-TET]

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