Gabin, Jean. [1904-1976. Jean Gabin made over 90 films between 1931 and 1975. He twice won Best Actor at the Venice Festival and twice won Best Actor at the Berlin Festival.]
see Simenon in Maigret's Trap (Simenon au piège de Maigret (Paris Match, 10/19/57) by Guillaume Hanoteau
see Jean Gabin as Maigret - Filmography
see Maigret Sets a Trap / Maigret tend un piège (Ciné-Révélation, 5/22/58)
Gabon. [Republic, W equatorial Africa. First part of French Equatorial Africa to be settled by the French (1841); Libreville founded 1849; became a colony 1903 and part of French Equatorial Africa 1910; changed to a territory 1946; became a republic within the French community 1958; achieved independence 1960.]
Ellen Darroman and Oswald Clark went to the American Embassy, on Avenue Gabriel, then to Avenue Friedland to see a lawyer, finally to the Palais de Justice to see the Examining Magistrate, Bonneau, the Forensic Laboratory to identify the body, and back to the Majestic. [1939-MAJ]
Gabriel Dossin. see: Dossin, Gabriel
see: Galli, Gabriel
Gabrielle, Rue. [paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Foyatier to Rue de Ravignan]
Gadelle, Victor. In a neighboring village, larger than M's, was a doctor with a pointed red beard, Victor Gadelle. He drank and was careless about his person, but was M's father's friend. His wife and 6th or 7th child died in childbirth, which he attended, drunk. His father befriended him, and he attended his mother's confinement. She and the child died. His father was 32. [1950-MEM]
Gagnaire. The hotel was very quiet, except when the Gagnaire boys, on the first floor, played in the garden. [1967-VIC]
Gaillard, Jean-Charles. Maître Jean-Charles Gaillard was Émile Boulay's lawyer.... Jean-Charles Gaillard was as tall and broad-shouldered as the Russian doorman at the Saint-Trop'. He was about 45, florid. Four fingers of his left hand were missing. Blue eyes, fair hair, cropped short. [1962-COL]
Jean Lenoir told how the man had dumped a body in the Saint-Martin Canal. Afterwards he and Victor had stayed on the man's car till he went to the Place de la République, to a café ... M asked the man in the kitchen of the Guinguette à Deux Sous for his papers. He was Victor Gaillard. Last lived at the Municipal Sanatorium at Gien.
Gai-Moulin Gaîté, Rue de la
Gai-Moulin. Gai-Moulin, nightclub in Liège. Center of the mystery of the murder of Ephraim Graphopoulos. [1931-GAI]
Gaîté, Rue de la. [paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Boulevard Edgar-Quinet to Avenue Maine]
[paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Rue Jolivet to Boulevard Edgar-Quinet]
Dupeu called from the Pickwick, a bistro on Rue Delambre, in the Montparnasse area, near Rue de la Gaîté.
Galeries du Printemps Galeries Lafayette
Galeries du Printemps. In the Rue La Fayette, along the pavement outside the Galeries Lafayette and the Galeries du Printemps there was a dense crowd. [1961-PAR]
Galeries Lafayette. Berthe Pardon. Mlle. Cécile Pardon and Gérard Pardon's younger sister. Salesgirl at the Galeries Lafayette. Concierge had seen her with a man about 30 one day. [1940-CEC]
Sometimes when M was in the Galeries [Lafayette], his wife would go there. [1950-MEM]
When Aline had left the house she'd bought a first-class métro ticket at Ternes station, and walked down the platform towards the Étoile end. When Lourtie got on she slipped off and lost him. She said later she'd planned to go to the Galeries Lafayette, then changed her mind. [1964-DEF]
Gallet, Émile. (Émile-Yves-Pierre Gallet) , born Nantes 1879, married in Paris October 1902 to Aurore Préjean. One son, Henri Gallet, born Paris, 1906, registered in the 9th Arondissement. M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. His picture at Saint-Fargeau, a long oval face, mouth extremely thin-lipped and wide, wiry hair, pepper-and-salt goatee. Had received a bullet to the head, but died from a knife wound to the heart afterwards.... Gallet told M he had 30,000 francs when they married, had had a difficult time as a child, and spent several years in Indo-China. [1930-GAL]
Gallet, Henri. 24. High prominent forehead, thick tortoise-rimmed glasses. Émile Gallet's son. Worked at Sovrino's Bank, 117 Boulevard Beaumarchais. Lived at Hôtel Bellevue, 19 Rue de la Roquette. [1930-GAL]
Galli, Ferdinand. Two old men were playing bowls, pétanque style, without sending the jack more than a few yards from their feet. One was Ferdinand Galli, the patriarch of the Gallis, who kept a café on the square. [1949-AMI]
Gallois, Mauricette. Mauricette Gallois had been Antoine Batille's girlfriend. A waitress in a café on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. Antoine bought a pack of Gitanes there every day. She had two brothers, one in the army in Germany, one in Lyons, where her father came from. Lived on the Rue Saint-Paul. Used to work in a department store but couldn't stand it. [1969-TUE]
Gambier. Honoré Cuendet was defended by Maître Gambier, a young barrister who later became one of the stars of his profession, and got a minimal sentence.... Fernand said his solicitor was Maître Gambier. [1961-PAR]
"Big games?" asked M. Louis of an inspector of the Gaming Squad.
Gand. [Ghent. commercial and manufacturing fortified city, capital of East Flanders province, NWC Belgium, at confluence of Schelde and Lys rivers. pop. 1970: 149,265]
Frans Steuvels' mother had been a prostitute at Gand. Had seven or eight children, often not knowing who the father was. She called herself Mosselaer. Frans Steuvels chose his name later. Had possibly died.
Garage Moderne. On the Avenue de la Grande-Armée Jean-Charles Gaillard had gone into the Garage Moderne, near the Porte Maillot. [1962-COL]
gardénal. see: Seconol
Liège train station. René Delfosse had spent the night at Chez Jeanne, the small café behind the Gare de Guillemins. He'd made for the Gare des Guillemins from Adèle Bosquet's room, and headed for the ticket office. [1931-GAI]
When Joseph Leroy had run from the house he'd run except when he was near the Bastille, since there were some policemen around. Then he'd gone to the Gare de l'Est and got the idea of going to Chelles. [1945-pip]
The Gare de l'Est was depressing, as it reminded him of mobiliazation. [1950-MEM]
A few hundred yards from the canal. M wondered if the head might be found there, in a suitcase at a baggage checkroom, or at the Gare du Nord, not much further away. M suddenly decided to check for Omer Calas' suitcase the Gare de l'Est, close to the Quai de Valmy. [1955-COR]
At the Gare de Lyons they were running double services, it was so busy. [1931-GUI]
Oswald Clark had taken Désiré's taxi, usually outside the Majestic, presumably to the Gare de Lyon to go to Rome.... When Ellen Darroman had reached the Grands Boulevards, she'd rushed in the métro, then to Gare de Lyon to meet Oswald J. Clark. [1939-MAJ]
. In the cafés around the Gare de Lyon there was a delecious smell of beer and croissants dipped in coffee. [1945-FAC]
Gare de Lyons was the station of departure for M and Inspector Pyke. M took two wagon-lits on the "Blue Train". M slept well anywhere. M Awoke to olive trees on the edge of the Rhône, and knew they'd passed Avignon. [1949-AMI]
They went past the Gare de Lyon, where a train had just come in. [1954-JEU]
Gare de Montparnasse. The girl who called M said she was 18, the daughter of a magistrate at La Rochelle. Her friend met her at the Gare de Montparnasse, with Marco, a man she said was her fiancé. [1964-DEF]
Gare de Saint-Pierre. M caught his train with only seconds to spare. Then he had to hang about at the Gare de Saint-Pierre from midnight till two in the morning. [1940-JUG]
Gare d'Orléans. Since M had already had coffee at the Gare d'Orléans, he ordered a beer. [1937-38-ber]
M kissed his wife goodbye at the door of the carriage at the Gare d'Orsay. [1933-ECL]
M arrived at the Gare d'Orsay, then his apartment on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. He changed buses at the stop nearest to Police Headquarters, and from there he could see the window that had once been his. [1940-JUG]
Gare du Nord. 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.... 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]
M stopped for tobacco at the Gare du Nord, where someone stole one of the suitcases. [1930-31-PHO]
They crossed the railway line near the Gare du Nord. It was half past two. [1934-MAI]
At 8:30 M, making no attempt to hide, also sat down at the brasserie near the Gare du Nord. [1936-pei]
After lunch at Désiré's with Spencer Oats, they walked to the corner of the Avenue d'Orléans, where M hailed a taxi to the Quai des Orfèvres. Halfway there he changed his mind, and had the taxi take them to the Gare du Nord, Inter-City arrivals to meet Gérard Pardon.... The two policemen who brought Gérard back to the Gare du Nord in Paris had come from Feignes. Told them they could catch the 5-7 back. Stopped the taxi at Rue La Fayette to sign their expense sheets. They got out and went into a bar. [1940-CEC]
M 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.... Colombani would go to the Gare du Nord to get the little girl coming in, the survivor of the Manceau farm attack. [1947-MOR]
The driver who'd picked up Loraine Martin at the juncture of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and the Boulevard Voltaire, and had dropped her at Rue de Maubeuge, where it passes the Gare du Nord, in front of a luggage shop. [1950-noe]
But the Gare du Nord, the coldest, busiest of them all, brought to mind a harsh and bitter struggle for one's daily bread. In the morning, the first night trains, coming from Belgium and Germany, generally contained a number of smugglers. [1950-MEM]
Alfred Jussiaumecalled Ernestine Jussiaume from a little café near the Gare du Nord to tell her he'd seen a woman's body in the room.... Mme. Serre said her daughter-in-law had left for Holland on the 9:40 from Gare du Nord. [1951-GRA]
M found a small police car in the courtyard, gve the address on Place Constantin-Pequeur. It was about as gay on the streets as under the glass dome of the Gare du Nord.... Baron said he'd found a place open near the Gare du Nord when he'd driven around with Harry Pills.... The car was found in the morning near the Gare du Nord. [1951-LOG]
Lucas was waiting at the police station at Gare du Nord, after he'd found the taxi driver who had taken François Lagrange there. M and Lucas took the trunk, containing André Delteil's body,. to Jussieu's laboratory. ... Alain Lagrange was probably still in the Gare du Nord and Boulevard de la Chapelle area after he robbed Gaston Grimal. [1952-REV]
Gare, Hôtel de la
Gare, Hôtel de la. see: Hôtel de la Gare
M hesitated between heading for the Lion of Belfort and going down Avenue de Maine in the direction of the Gare Montparnasse.
Gare, Quai de la
Gare, Quai de la. [paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard Masséna to Boulevard de la Gare]
Gare Saint-Lazare. Pietr did not try to escape M at Saint-Lazare station.... It was a long walk from Saint-Lazare station to Hôtel de Ville. Pietr took the shortest route, down the Rue du Quatre-Septembre, and through Les Halles. [1929-30-LET]
Crowds of people were hurrying towards the Gare Saint-Lazare. [1931-GUI]
First Félicie changed trains at the Place de la Concorde, then Gare Saint-Lazare.... The waiter from the buffet at the Gare Saint-Lazare called on behalf of Janvier, who'd name he thought was Février, to say he was on his way to Rouen. [1942-FEL]
M had taken the métro to Gare Saint-Lazare at 5:00, as he hadn't found a taxi, left the Paris-Le Havre train at a small, depressing station, Bréauté-Beuzeville, where he waited for his connection to Étretat. [1949-DAM]
Mlle. Poré said she'd seen Jeanine Armenieu once at Saint-Lazare station, when she was going to Mantes-la-Jolie for the day. The train next to hers was a Pullman for Deauville, and she'd seen her in the window. [1954-JEU]
Gassin. Someone said the man in the water was Gassin.... Gassin said that Émile Ducrau and he came from the same village.... Gassin's body hung dark and limp against the wall. The rope must not have been very strong, for at the first touch it broke, and the body of the old man fell on the ground. [1933-ECL]
Gassin de Beaulieu. see: Beaulieu, Gassin de
Motte said he knew Gérard Donavant's real name was Gassin, he'd told him himself.
Gastambide. The Examining Magistrate, Gastambide, had decided to put Philippe Lauer under arrest. [1934-MAI]
Gastin, Germaine. 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]
Joseph Gastin, schoolmaster, Saint-André-sur-Mer, was in the waiting room. "rat-faced", thin, bare receding forehead crowned by a fluff of reddish hair.
Gastinne-Renette. M had the taxi take him to see Gastinne-Renette, the gunsmith. [1942-FEL]
The report of the ballistics expert, Gastinne-Renette was that the 12 mm lead bullet had been fired with an air-gun of the type used in fairgrounds. [1946-pau]
gunsmith. Torrence had found a gunsmith on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, where a young man (Alain Lagrange) had gone to search for ammunition for the .45 Smith & Wesson. They had sent him to Gastinne-Renette, where he had bought some. [1952-REV]
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. [1963-FAN]
The pathologist had sent the bullet to Gastinne-Renette. [1968-ENF]
Gastinne-Renette was the gunsmith who usually gave ballistic advice to the Police Judiciaire. When they got there, the shop assistant went to fetch his employer. The two men had known each other for 20 years. [1972-CHA]
Gaston Buzier. see: Buzier, Gaston
Gaston Courcel. see: Courcel, Gaston
Gaston Grimal. see: Grimal, Gaston
Gaston Janin. see: Janin, Gaston
Gaston Jeunet. see: Jeunet, Gaston
Gaston Joublin. see: Joublin, Gaston
Gaston Legrand. see: Legrand, Gaston
Gaston Magine. see: Magine, Gaston
Gaston Mauran. see: Mauran, Gaston
Gaston Meurant. see: Meurant, Gaston
Gaston Nouveau. see: Nouveau, Gaston
Gaston Rouget. see: Rouget, Gaston
Gaston Rougier. see: Rougier, Gaston
Gaudois. Mme Gaudois, who kept a little grocery just opposite the Pont National, had seen a little red sportscar parked a few yards from her shop. Driver about 40, yellow raincoat, brown hat, mustache. Paulette Lachaume had gotten into the car. [1958-TEM]
Gaudry, Bob. Mme. Gaudry's 5-year-old son. [1954-MIN]
In one of Isabelle de V--'s letters she said the Abbé Gauge had visited and talked about Armand de Saint-Hilaire.
Gauguin. Chinquier recognized some of the paintings at Norris Jonker's -- Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir. [1963-FAN]
Dr. Paul smoked incessantly. During a single autopsy would smoke as many as two packs of Gauloises Bleues. [1955-COR]
Émile Gautier, the steward's son, went by on a motorcycle.
Gay-Lussac, Rue. [paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Boulevard Saint-Michel to Rue Feuillantines]
They had to walk as far as Rue Gay-Lussac from Cochin to find a taxi.... Mlle. Isabelle lived on the 2nd floor at Mlle. Clément's. Typist in an office on the Rue Montmartre. In the mornings usually ate a croissant in the Rue Gay-Lussac.... Mlle.. Clément did her shopping there, like everyone in the neighborhood. There were shops in the Rue Gay-Lussac, but more expensive. And the butcher in the Rue Saint-Jacques wasn't as good. [1951-MEU]
Gazette de Liège. The Catholic paper in Liège, the Gazette de Liège. Jean Chabot forgot to deliver the notices to their office. ... headline "Corpse found in wicker basket" being hawked as Jean headed back to his office. ... Announced "Crime committed by two young sinners." [1931-GAI]
Geber et Bachelier. Solicitors office in the Rue de Rivoli where Monique Thouret worked.... Santoni reported to M that it was a debt collection agency, and that Monique Thouret had a boyfriend, Albert Jorisse. [1952-BAN]
Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire, asked M if Émile Gallet's name were Grelet or Gellet, pretending he didn't know.
Gellet et Mautoison
Gellet et Mautoison. 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]
Lesage & Gélot. Painting and Decorating, 25, Boulevard des Batignolles. Sign on the panel truck driven at the time of Nina Lassave's murder by Louis Mahossier, which had led to his being found. M. Lesage wasn't there, but they interviewed M. Gélot, who told him Louis Mahossier, 26, worked for them.
Gélot and Sons
Gélot and Sons. Fernand Barillard worked for Gélot and Sons, Avenue des Gobelins. [1965-PAT]
Génaro. Génaro, the proprieter of the Gai-Moulin. Short, thick-set Italian, who had worked in bars and hotels at Cannes, Nice, Biarritz and Paris. Brought Adèle Bosquet with him from Paris when she was down and out. Involved in a spy ring in Liège. [1931-GAI]
Gendreau-Balthazar, Richard. Louis Viaud said M. Richard Gendreau-Balthazar, the son, had been in bed a long time already.... Richard Gendreau-Balthazar was wearing Russian leather slippers over his bare feet. He was about 30. [1948-PRE]
Louis Viaud said M. Félicien Gendreau, the father, was not yet in.... Félicien Gendreau had married Hector Balthazar's daughter. In her picture she had her hair drawn back low on the neck, a profile like the Empress Eugénie's, her face as cold as her father's.... The servants called Félicien Gendreau 'Old Chips' or sometimes "Moustachios'. Albert was his private valet.
General Canal Company
General Canal Company. The traffic is divided between two companies, the General Canal Company and the Association of Central Canals. [1933-ECL]
General Information. At the Brasserie Dauphine M asked the superintendent of General Information what he'd drink. Someone said mandarin-curaçao. It was the first time M had tasted it, the first of many rounds. [1950-MEM]
A colleague from General Information was discussing a Senator's daughter who'd got herself into an awkward situation. [1953-ECO]
General Information had requested that Raoul Lardois turn a blind eye to the Saint-Michel Club.
General Navigation Company
General Navigation Company. There were a few barges under repair in front of the General Navigation Company yards. [1930-PRO]
General Surveillance in Paris had been interested in Alfred Moss, working as Joseph Thomas, shuttling between France and Belgium, about gold-trafficking.
Genestoux. 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]
Geneva. [(Geneve) City, capital of Geneva canton, SW Switzerland, at S tip of Lake of Geneva on Rhone river. pop. 1970: 173,618.]
Maître Ballu remembered that when he'd first met Amorelle, around the time of the Exposition of 1900, he'd asked him if he were connected to the Amorelles of Geneva, an old Protestant family. [1945-FAC]
Geneviève Blanchet. see: Blanchet, Geneviève
Geneviève Blanchon. see: Blanchon, Geneviève
Geneviève Lavancher. see: Lavancher, Geneviève
Geneviève Naud. see: Naud, Geneviève
Mlle. Genévrier, the nurse, was on her way down... Gray haired, gray-faced, she tapped at the door for form's sake.
Genil-Perrin. M had seen some of them (Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell) quoted in the journals of the International Society of Criminology. And he had in fact read the works of others, Lagache, Ruyssen, Genil-Perrin. [1968-HES]
Genoese. A barber with a Genoese accent explained that he'd seen the accident. [1946-NEW]
Georges Bachelier. see: Bachelier, Georges
see: Bompard, Georges
Georges-Clemenceau, Rue. [Vichy] Except for the blare of a horn in the Rue Georges-Clemenceau, one could almost believe that time at Vichy stood still.... M found the bookstore on the Rue Georges-Clemenceau where Hélène Lange had borrowed her books. Owner was originally from Montparnasse. [1967-VIC]
Georges Dennery. see: Dennery, Georges
Georges-Henry Malik. see: Malik, Georges-Henry
Georges Macagne. see: Macagne, Georges
Georges Vassal. see: Vassal, Georges
Georges Wurmster. see: Wurmster, Georges
Georgette. Jeanne Debul's maid. 22, 6 years in Paris. blonde, rosy complexioned, ample breasts. Worked almost 2 years for Jeanne Debul. Had once worked in the Place Saint-Georges area with a kept woman. [1952-REV]
see: Lecoin, Georgette
George-V, Avenue. [paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place de l'Alma to Champs-Élysées]
Walter Carus had rented a furnished studio in a new apartment house on the corner of Avenue George-V and the Rue François-Premier for his meetings with Sophie Ricain.
George-V, Hôtel George-V, Hôtel
George-V, Hôtel. see: Hôtel George-V
George-V, Hôtel. see: Hôtel George-V
Gerald Conley. see: Conley, Gerald
Gérard Aubin. see: Aubin, Gérard
Gérard Batille. see: Batille, Gérard
Gérard Deligeard. see: Deligeard, Gérard
Gérard Donavant. see: Donavant, Gérard
Gérard Dramin. see: Dramin, Gérard
Gérard Duffieux. see: Duffieux, Gérard
Gérard Gassin. see: Gassin, Gérard
Gérard Pardon. see: Pardon, Gérard
Gérard Piedboeuf. See: Piedboeuf, Gérard [1932-FLA]
Gérard Sabin-Levesque. see: Sabin-Levesque, Gérard
see: Tremblet, Gérard
Gerbert. Sûreté inspector Gerbert was checking out the suicide at the Quai de Coronmeuse. [1931-GAI]
Germain. Éléonore Boursang, Henri Gallet's mistress, had been on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut. [1930-GAL]
One of the two policemen who'd come up told Germain that what M said was true. [1948-PRE]
Germain Cageot. see: Cageot, Germain
Germain, Céline. M found the girl he'd bumped into on the stairs, Céline Germain, 19, Rue des Saules, Orléans. ... Céline Germain's real name was Geneviève Blanchon, the daughter of Judge Blanchon. [1937-38-eto]
M could have gone out through the bright dining room, where Germaine, the fat maid with the amazing bosom, was busy polishing the furniture.... The owner of the leather goods shopped called his wife Germaine out to meet M. She said Odette Bellamy regularly went to Olga's, the dressmaker across the street. [1947-VAC]
The oldest of the women, Germaine, had brought Victor Ricou his dinner in the lodge.... Germaine, who did the heavy cleaning, had been born in Saint-Fiacre, where her brother was a small farmer. Ferdinand Fumal had bought the farm, and most others that had belonged to the Comte de Saint-Fiacre. [1956-ECH]
Germaine Baboeuf. see: Baboeuf, Germaine
Germaine Couchet. see: Couchet, Germaine
Germaine Devon. see: Devon, Germaine
Germaine Dormoy. see: Couchet, Germaine
Germaine Gastin. see: Gastin, Germaine
Germaine Gouin. see: Gouin, Germaine
Germaine Laboine. see: Laboine, Germaine
Germaine Lapointe. see: Lapointe, Germaine
Germaine Moulineau. see: Moulineau, Germaine
Germaine Piedboeuf. See: Piedboeuf, Germaine [1932-FLA]
Germaine Rivaud. see: Rivaud, Germaine
Germain La Pommeraye. see: La Pommeraye, Germain
Germain Lombras. see: Lombras, Germain
see: Parendon, Germain
Germain-Pilon, Rue. [paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Boulevard Clichy to Rue des Abbesses]
Germains. The concierge at the house opposite Guillaume Serre's garage remembered that it was Tuesday the car had been used, as Mlle. Germains, who only went out on Tuesdays, had just come in. The car had headed towards the Seine. [1951-GRA]
German. Through the windows the German and Dutch Customs and railway officials could still be seen pacing up and down the platform.... The policeman spoke no French, M only a few stumbling words of German.... Joseph Van Damme was talking about the German and Russian efforts at using energy from rivers, and the dam they were building in the Ukraine, when he suddenly tried to push M into the river. [1930-31-PHO]
Dr Pardon told M what Vivier said about François Mélan. He came from a poor and humble family, his father a day laborer in a village on the Somme. Five children. Brilliant, secretive, tortured personality... Became Vivier's assistant. At college was nicknamed "The Virgin". He was 14 during the German invasion. German soldiers raped his sister before his eyes. [1964-DEF]
In Antwerp, when the diamond cutters retreated before the German advance, they were all directed to Royan and then to the US. Some of them came back to Paris, the Marais and Saint-Antoine. They're almost all Jews. [1965-PAT]
Walter Carus had financed 3 or 4 films, German and Italian co-productions.
Germany. Berthe Swaan said her husband was second officer on the Seeteufel of Bremen, owned by a German company, but fitted out by an American company for the "Rum Avenue run," smuggling whisky to the US. Several big companies were floated with American money, some registered in France, some in Holland or Germany.... At one point Pietr could have married the daughter of a German cabinet minister.... M said of the area of Pskov, some of the intelligentsia are in favor of German culture, others prefer Slav. Some of the peasants look like Lapps or Kalmuks... there's a whole mass of Jews and part-Jews, who eat garlic and slaughter their livestock differently from the rest. [1929-30-LET]
It was a poor hotel room, like any all over the world, except that poverty is nowhere so depressing as in northern Germany. [1930-31-PHO]
Alfred Moss had been prosecuted first in London, where he claimed to be Swiss. A jewel case had disappeared from the room of an American lady who'd called him to interpret a letter she'd received from Germany. [1949-MME]
But the Gare du Nord, the coldest, busiest of them all, brought to mind a harsh and bitter struggle for one's daily bread. In the morning, the first night trains, coming from Belgium and Germany, generally contained a number of smugglers. [1950-MEM]
Mauricette Gallois had two brothers, one in the army in Germany, one in Lyons, where her father came from.
Gèron and Sons Gers
Gèron and Sons. Had had the Morvan Paper Mills at Autun for three or four generations. Made the Morvan Vellum paper the anonymous note had come on. Handmade. Worked with two stationers, one on Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré and one Avenue de l'Opéra. [1968-HES]
Gers. [dept, SW France pop. 1968: 181,577.]
Gertrud Borms. see: Borms, Gertrud
Gertrude Oosting. see: Oosting, Gertrude
Giacomi, Angelino. It was 50 years ago and probably more that Angelino Giacomi had come to New York from Naples, and his son, Arturo Giacomi, himself now over 60, had taken over his tailor shop. [1946-NEW]
The widow Gibon, an old woman who lived alone at the Rue des Loges, had been murdered two day earlier, the same method and weapon as Robert de Courçon. She had been the midwife when Alain Vernoux was born. [1953-PEU]
Mariette Gibon kept the house on the Rue d'Angoulême where Louis Thouret had stayed. Phone was Bastille 2251. M had it tapped.... Born in Saint-Malo, had been a licensed prostitute for eleven years. Referred three times to Saint-Lazare, in the days before it was closed down. Arrested twice for stealing from clients, released for lack of evidence. Before the war, assistant manager of a massage parlor in Rue des Martyrs, at that time living with Philippe Natali, aka Philippi. Marco, her boyfriend, killed Thouret.
Gide, André Gien
Gide, André. [Gide, André(-Paul-Guillaume) (b. Nov. 22, 1869, Paris - d. Feb. 19, 1951, Paris), French writer, humanist, and moralist, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. A friend and supporter of Simenon's.]
Gien. [commune, NC France, Loiret dept. pop. 1962: 10,254. on the Loire, 38 mi. ESE of Orléans]
Aline Calas and Omer Calas came from Boissancourt-par-Saint-André, a hamlet between Montargis and Gien.
Giens. [peninsula on the SE coast of Var dept., S France, S of Hyères; forms E side of the Gulf of Giens.]
Louise Bourges said she didn't quit her job because of the chauffeur, Félix, to whom she was engaged. When they had enough money they planned to move to Giens, where they both came from.
Giens Point. Where the boat from Hyères departed for Porquerolles. The Cormorant was the boat which did regular service to the island, 8 am and 5pm only. So Inspector Lechat had asked Gabriel Galli to bring him over. [1949-AMI]
Gilbert Négrel. see: Négrel, Gilbert
Gilbert Pigou. see: Pigou, Gilbert
Gilles. M did not go to the Hôtel George-V often, but he knew M. Gilles, and shook his hand.... The concierge, M. Albert, told M. Gilles he'd sent his assistant, René up to Colonel David Ward's, and that he was dead in his bath, in suite 347 [1957-VOY]
Gilles Cuendet. see: Cuendet, Gilles
Ferdinand Fumal's mistress was Martine Gilloux, whom he'd set up in a flat in the Rue de l'Étoile.
Gilmore Hotel. Alain Lagrange checked into into the Gilmore in London. When M called there, he learned Alain has stolen the skeleton keys. [1952-REV]
Gilson, Arthur. nicknamed Peg Leg. an unsolicited witness at the time of Nina Lassave's murder, who saw Marcel Vivien in the 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]
Gina Martini. see: Martini, Gina
Ginette. Had once been the girlfriend / accomplice of Marcel (Marcellin). The letter Marcel had from M on the letterhead of the Brasserie des Ternes: "Ginette leaves tomorrow for the sanatorium. She sends her love. Sincerely, M." Ginette was a Breton girl, from a village in the Saint-Malo area; started as a maid of all work with a local butcher. When she developed TB, M got her into a sanatorium at Savoie while Marcel was in prison at Fresnes. One of M's friends was a specialist on consumption there. After recovery she went to work for Justine, running a house, the Sirènes at Nice. She came to Porquerolles, ostensibly for Marcel's funeral, and renewed her acquaintance with M., though under less amiable circumstances. Secretly engaged to Émile. Hadn't seen M for 15 years since they met at Ternes. Now between 45 and 50, very fat, very respectable, all in silk, all made up, at the time of her arrival on the Cormorant. (had been very thin, frail.) Stayed at Hôtel des Palmes in Hyères, for Marcel's funeral, at the Arche de Noé in the room next to M in Porquerolles. [1949-AMI]
Ginette Chenault. see: Chenault, Ginette
Ginette Meurant. see: Meurant, Ginette
Gino Masoletti. see: Masoletti, Gino
see: Pagliati, Gino
Gino's. Rose said Martine Gilloux would probably make her little tour and then go to lunch at Gino's or some place on the Avenue des Ternes. Gino's was a little Italian restaurant, famous for its spaghetti and especially its ravioli. [1956-ECH]
For years the Giovannis had been responsible for most of the crime on the Riviera. Marco Giovanni, the youngest, lived near Paris. Pepito Giovanni had built a luxury villa at Sanary and lived there in retirement. [1970-FOL]
Le Grand Marcel had left early that morning by car for Sanary, where Pepito Giovanni, the elder of the Giovanni brothers lived. For years the Giovannis had been responsible for most of the crime on the Riviera. Marco Giovanni, the youngest, lived near Paris. Pepito had built a luxury villa at Sanary and lived there in retirement.... Must be over 60, looked like 50. Said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence. Had a nightclub in Marseilles, and three hotels, one in Menton. Also a restaurant in Paris, on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée, managed by his brother.... Pepito Giovanni owned a magnificent villa, which he'd bought from a rich old American who had decided to go home. The finest property in Sanary.
Girard. Superintendent Girard, of Le Havre, who was in charge of the case, occupied the only chair. [1931-REN]
Liège Sûreté plainclothesman Girard followed René Delfosse. Did a job for Delfosse's father once when something was stolen from the plant. According to Delfosse, he'd been a plainclothesman for two years. A young man, who would have looked quite in place bending over an account book in an office. [1931-GAI]
Giraucourt. They brought in the other boy, Giraucourt, who said he hadn't been armed. [1959-ASS]
girls, young. see Concerning Maigret, Lognon and young girls.... (Où il est question de Maigret, de Lognon et des jeunes filles.... ) by Murielle Wenger
Gisèle Grandmaison. see: Grandmaison, Gisèle
Gisèle Le Cloaguen. see: Le Cloaguen, Gisèle
Gisèle Marton. see: Marton, Gisele
The ashtray of the Citroën was filled with Gitanes.
Givet. [commune, NE France, Ardennes dept. pop. 1962: 7,925. near Belgian frontier, divided by the Meuse into Grand-Givet and Petit-Givet; formerly an important fortress; occupied by Germans Aug. 1914-Nov. 1918.]
Glacière, Rue de la. [paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard de Port-Royal to Rue Tolbiac]
Loraine Martin's mother had been a charwoman in the Glacière district.
Gladstone. A young doctor with a dark beard got out of the car, a Gladstone bag in hand. It was Dr Paul, already quite famous. [1948-PRE]
Harry Brown had been in Marseilles the day of the murder. One of their ships, the Glasgow, was in with a cargo of wool.
Glasgow. [City, WC Scotland, on both banks of the Clyde. pop. 1971: 896958; the largest city in Scotland.]
The steamer from Glasgow had missed the fairway and could be heard whistling down the jetties.
Glénan. [NW France, Finistère dept. Isles de Glénan; Glé Islands: a small archipelago off the coast of Finistère (Fouesnant comm.), about 2 hours by launch from Concarneau.]
There was talk of a steamer in distress out past the Glénan Islands. [1931-JAU]
Glen, Le. see: Le Glen
Glérec, Léon Le. see: Le Glérec, Léon
Glérec, Léon, Le. see: Le Glérec, Léon
Globe. The Glove, a paper, if not owned, certainly inspired by the deputy Joseph Mascoulin, had a headline in the style of Zola's famous "J'accuse". An independent paper with not a very large circulation. [1954-MIN]
Gloria Lotti. see: Lotti, Gloria
Gloria Negretti. see: Negretti, Gloria
Gobelins, Avenue des. [paris. 5e, Panthéon - 13e, Gobelins. from Rue Monge to Place d'Italie]
Gobillard. Féron called while M was at Julien Chabot's, to report that Gobillard, an old drunkard who spent his days fishing by the bridge, had just been found murdered, at the corner of Champ de Mars. [1953-PEU]
The general representative in France of Zenith Watches was Arthur Godefroy, of Zurich, who lived in a big private house in Saint-Cloud. Strong Swiss accent. Said someone had called the day before to check on where Jean Martin was.
Goderville. The crime of Jan 19 was at a farm belonging to the widow Mme. Rival, called Les Nonettes, probably as it was built on the ruins of a former convent, about 5 km from the village of Goderville, which has a railway station at which slow trains stop, on the Paris-Brussels line.... They had sent for the two stationmasters, of Goderville and Moucher, to identify the man seen getting off the train on January 19. [1947-MOR]
Godet. 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. [1934-MAI]
Godreau. The woman M saw coming from the train must have been Mme. Godreau. [1947-VAC]
If Lili Godreau [earlier Hélène Godreau], 19, had been attractive, her sister, Philippe Bellamy's wife, Odette Bellamy, was one of the most beautiful women you could see, said Mansuy.
Goënec, Le. see: Le Goënec Blanc had a man recently come in from Brest, Le Goënec, unknown at the Eucalyptus, so he send him there. [1959-ASS]
Goldberg, Isaac. Émile Michonnet, an insurance agent who lived 100 yards from Carl Anderson, found his new car in Anderson's garage, with a dead man, Isaac Goldberg, a diamond merchant from Antwerp at the wheel.... The telegram from Antwerp: Isaac Goldberg, 45. Traveled weekly to Amsterdam, London, Paris. Rue de Campine, Borgerhout. married, two children. [1931-NUI]
Golden Crown. The name of the villa being burgled in Jouy-en-Josas was The Golden Crown. A Cézanne was lying upside down on a table. In the corner was a Louis XV desk, writing paper with the name Philippe Lherbier, the leather merchant on the Rue Royale.... 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]
Golden Fleece. The nearest barge, connected to the wharfside by a plank, was the Golden Fleece. [1933-ECL]
Goldfinger, Michel. Michel Goldfinger, 38, diamond broker, 66 bis Rue Lamarck; the man found dead by the alarm box on the Rue Lamarck. Married 8 years, lived with his wife Mathilde Goldfinger and his sister-in-law, Eva.. [1946-mal]
Anna Gorskin's father said in a letter that Mrs. Goldstein's son had said her name was not on the lists at the Sorbonne.
Golfe-Juan. Gina Martini and her mother were spotted heading towards the station at Golfe-Juan, a couple of miles from Cap d'Antibes towards Cannes. [1932-LIB]
The owner of the yellow Jaguar was Ed Gollan, an American, staying at the Ritz.... Ed Gollan said his yellow Jaguar had been stolen. Had been with the Mexican consul at his home on the Boulevard des Italiens the night before. Used the Rue Cambon entrance to the Ritz when he returned.... Pierre at the Ritz told M Ed Gollan was from San Francisco, came to Paris 3-4 times a year, usually for about three weeks. 48, an art critic, had entertained the director of the Louvre several times.
Goncourt. The Vieux Garçon had been frequented in the past by Balzac and Alexandre Dumas, and later on, literary luncheon parties brought together by the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Zola, Alphonse Daudet and others. [1962-COL]
Émilie Thouret was shocked that her husband had been wearing brown shoes. He'd never had a pair and had been wearing black ones when he left the house. Very light brown. What used to be called "goose-dung shoes".... M had once longed to own a pair of goose-dung shoes. They had been all the rage, like those very short, fawn-colored raincoats, known as bum-freezers. He had actually bought a pair, in a shop on the Boulevard Saint-Martin, opposite the Théâtre de l'Ambigu, but had returned them when his wife laughed at him.
Goron. An old tradition of the Paris police... the memoirs of Macé and those of the great Goron, each in his time the chief of what was then called the Sûreté. Vidocq was the most illustrious of them all, but unfortunately he left no recollections written by himself to compare with those by novelists, often using his own name, or in the case of Balzac, the name Vautrin. "GORON M. Les mémoires de M. Goron ancien Chef de la Police de Sûreté. J. Rouff et Cie, sans date (fin du XIXe siècle), petit in-4, 1064-2024 pages. 2 tomes... In 1896, Jean-Marie GORON, illustrious leader of the General Criminal Investigation Department [Sûreté Générale] in France, created a private agency, the first of this kind to acquire a real European dimension... GORON, Marie Francois: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CASE: The Experiences of M F Goron ex-chief of the Paris Detective Police, Philadelphia, J B Lippincott, 1907 1st Edition, Illustrations by Arthur G Dove, Published in the UK as 'The World of Crime: True Detective Stories'. [1950-MEM]
Gorskin, Anna. 25, born at Odessa, brought up at Vilna. Registered with Fédor Yurovich at Au Roi-de-Sicile. Looked older than 25. Like many Jewish women of her age, she had put on weight, but without losing all trace of beauty. Hans [Hans Johansson]'s girlfriend. [1929-30-LET]
Anna Gorskin's father. The heading on all the letters in Anna's room: Ephraim Gorskin, wholsale furrier, fine Siberian skins a specialty, Vilna - Warsaw.
Gossard, Étienne. M could hear the voices of Mercier, the delegate from the D.A.'s office, and Étienne Gossard, a young coroner [Examining Magistrate]. The men from Forensics would soon take over. [1961-BRA]
Friend of the concierge of Nina Lassave's building who recognized Louis Mahossier at the time. A widow, apartment on Rue Ballu, which Mahossier was painting.
Gotha. see: Almanach de Gotha
Gothic. The office furniture was a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance style. [1958-TEM]
Gouin, Étienne. Directly above Louise Filon's flat was Professor Étienne Gouin, a brain surgeon, 62. The building knew that Lulu [Louise Filon] was his mistress…. Étienne Gouin had been born in a poor peasant family in the Cevennes. [1953-TRO]
Gouin, Germaine. Germaine Gouin said that seven or eight months earlier her husband had had a heart attack in Louise Filon's apartment and had called her. She'd been a nurse and gave first aid. [1953-TRO]
The skipper of Le Poitou was Justin Goulet, 45, but it did not belong to him, and always made the same journey, from the sand pits of the upper Seine to Paris and back. Short and squat, with shrewd eyes.
Gournay Goutte d'Or Goutte-d'Or Goutte d'Or, Rue de la
Gournay. The Flying Squad at Gournay in Seine-et-Marne called to say they'd found gold coins, bearer bonds, and bank notes in an old wallet buried in the geese and ducks' pen. [1959-ASS]
Goutte d'Or. Lucas called the police station in the Goutte d'Or district, near Boulevard Rochechouart, and asked to speak to Janin. Lucas told him about Pierrot [Pierre Eyraud] and to wait for Janvier. [1953-TRO]
Goutte-d'Or. Pierre Millard, called Pierrot, 32, born in Paris in the Goutte-d'Or district. [1959-ASS]
Goutte d'Or, Rue de la. [paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Polonceau to Boulevard Barbès]
Gouvion. 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.... The lookout of the gang, Gouvion, lived on the Rue du Mont-Cenis, in Montmartre. [1969-TUE]
Grace Line. 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. [1946-NEW]
Everyone said it was Émile Gradut who'd done the crime.... Émile Gradut, 23, was a bad character. He'd been caught in the forest of Rougeau within 24 hours, but claimed his innocence.
Grand Bazar Grand Café
Grand Bazar. [Liège] Jef Lombard said the girl in the picture had married an inspector in the Grand Bazar. [1930-31-PHO]
Grand Café. Mme M had said to him, why don't you go and play cards with those at the Grand Café. [1938-ceu]
That evening there was a concert in the gardens of the Grand Casino.... Hélène Lange had had a season ticket to the Grand Casino theater in her purse.
Grande-Armée, Avenue de la
Grande-Armée, Avenue de la. [paris. 16e, Passy - 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Place de l'Étoile to Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr]
Janvier said when the truck drove up to the city gate [Porte Maillot] Félicie got out and walked up Avenue de la Grande-Armée window shopping. One the corner of Rue Villaret-de-Joyeuse she went into a pâtisserie, and had half a dozen cream puffs and a glass of port. [1942-FEL]
Moers had found "GAL" on the paper from Pozzo's. A phone number, Galvani exchange, 27... That was in the Avenue de la Grande-Armée zone.... Avenue Mac-Mahon shone darkly. The streets were empty except two or three forms up towards Avenue de la Grande-Armée. [1951-LOG]
Torrence called from the Avenue de la Grande-Armée. He'd followed Jean-Charles Gaillard, who'd headed straight for the Étoile after a traffic jam at the corner of Rue Blanche, and on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée he gone into the Garage Moderne, near the Porte Maillot. He'd come out on foot and gone towards the Bois [Bois de Boulogne]. Had arranged to have the car washed. [1962-COL]
Willy Marco said the two girls had been [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.
Grandes-Carrières. Extra police had been sent to the Grandes-Carrières district. Lognon and his colleagues had postponed their vacations. [1955-TEN]
His was one of the row of cells of Grande Surveillance, maximum security.
Grande-Truanderie, Rue de la
Grande-Truanderie, Rue de la. [paris. 1er, Louvre. from Boulevard Sébastopol to Rue de Turbigo]
Inspector Leboeuf, from the 1st arrondissement, who knew Les Halles intimately, had learned that Gilbert Pigou had had a room in the Rue de la Grande-Truanderie. M knew the street. There one had the illusion that the days of the Beggars' Opera had returned. Pigou had been staying at the Hôtel du Cygne, three francs a day for an iron bed with a straw mattress, no running water, toilet in the back yard. [1969-VIN]
Ascan, M and Torrence arrived at Les Halles, Rue de Grande-Truanderie, where they turned into a little passage, Vieux-Four Passage. After viewing Marcel Vivien's body, M and Torrence went to a fairly decent looking bistro there and ordered a beer. [1971-SEU]
Dr. Rian told M he wanted him to alternate between two springs, Chomel and Grand Grille, both of which were in the park.
Grand Hotel. Ephraim Graphopouloshad stayed in the Grand Hotel in Paris. [1931-GAI]
Inspector Lechat could have booked M and Inspector Pyke at the Grand Hotel in Porquerolles, which had been open for a fortnight, a fair-sized block overlooking the harbor. But he put them at the Arche de Noé, where Marcellin had been along with almost everyone else the night of his murder.
Grandjean. The taxi following the car contained Grandjean of the Highways Squad and two other inspectors. [1931-NUI]
Grand Jury. In those days a case had three separate stages: the investigation, which in Paris was the responsibility of the Quai des Orfèvres; the examination of the evidence; and later, when the file had been studied by the Grand Jury, the actual trial. [1961-PAR]
Grand-Louis. see: Big Louis
Grandmaison, Raymond. Hélène Grandmaison called Jean Martineau Raymond [Raymond Grandmaison].... According to Bernardin, Raymond Grandmaison was Ernest Grandmaison's cousin, the son of Charles Grandmaison's brother. [1932-POR]
M called Janvier and asked if Baron was there. For 25 years he had specialized in race tracks. On the day of the Grand Prix he too wore a pearl-gray derby and spats.
Grand Prix Grand-Saint-Georges Grands Augustins, Hôtel des Grands-Augustins, Quai des
Grand Prix. There were only a limited number of Ascots and Grand Prix race meetings. [1957-VOY]
Grand-Saint-Georges. Léon Florentin said he'd gone to a bistro, the Grand-Saint-Georges, and had three large brandies. [1968-ENF]
Grands Augustins, Hôtel des. see: Hôtel des Grands Augustins
Grands-Augustins, Quai des. [paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Pont Saint-Michel to Rue Dauphine]
M look across the river a a certain café restaurant on the Quai des Grands-Augustins, with a yellow-painted front. [1955-TEN]
M reached the Quai des Grands-Augustins, right opposite the Palais de Justice, and hesitated a second before entering a little Norman bar, slightly below street level. The bar-owner with carbuncled cheeks had known him for years.
Grands Boulevards. Feinstein, a hosier with a shop in the Grands Boulevards, introduced himself to M. His wife had played the bride in their mock marriage. [1931-GUI]
In the maisons speciales of South America it was French girls who formed the quality. Their purveyors worked in Paris in the Grands Boulevards. But the rank and file came from the East of Europe. [1932-FOU]
The Grands Boulevards were almost deserted. A huge moon floated above the greenish dome of the Opéra. In the Place de la Concorde, two cars were parked alongside the pavement close to the Tuileries gardens. [1947-MOR]
M had always had a special affection for the section of the Grands Boulevards between Place de la République and Rue Montmartre. He felt he was on home ground. It was there, on the Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, where Louis Thouret had been murdered, that M and his wife went to a movie almost every week.... Further on, approaching the Opéra [Avenue de l'Opéra] and the Madeleine, the boulevards were more spacious and elegant.... M jumped on a bus at the QDO, and got off at the junction of the Boulevard Sébastopol and the Grands Boulevards.... The Grands Boulevards were always jammed with people, but at this time of day, around 5, the crowds were at their thickest. [1952-BAN]
Antoinette Chauvet had been a shopgirl in one of the big stores on the Grands Boulevards.... M was following the Grands Boulevards, which he had seldom seen so empty. Near Porte Saint-Denis he went into a bar, ordered a beer, and wrote a note to Janvier. M could imagine Moers expression in the laboratory, if he checked the fingerprints. [1956-AMU]
The evening before, after the cinema, they'd walked a good distance along the Boulevards. [1958-TEM]
Gaston Meurant walked towards the Grands Boulevards, then along Rue Montmartre to Les Halles. At Châtelet he'd had a third cognac, again in one gulp, and finally the Quai des Orfèvres. He walked on as far as the Pont Saint-Michel, then came back and entered. [1959-ASS]
M and Mme M went to a movie; they walked as far as the Grands Boulevards.... M's anonymous caller called from the Grands Boulevards. [1969-TUE]
Jacques Riolle had worked for a leather goods shop on the Grands Boulevards before Vin des Moines.... Perhaps the killer had gone off towards the lights of the Grands Boulevards after shooting Oscar Chabut.... Three years before Gilbert Pigou had taken his wife to a restaurant on the Grands Boulevards for her birthday. [1969-VIN]
Line Marcia was born in Brussels, father worked in a bank. Took a job as a salesgirl in a shop on the Grands Boulevards.
Grands Magasins du Louvre
Grands Magasins du Louvre. Xavier Marton worked in the Grands Magasins du Louvre, in the Rue de Rivoli, head salesman in the toy department. [1957-SCR]
Guido Ferrari, at the Grand Surveillance, waited in vain for news of his reprieve, was finally dragged off screaming, by five men.
Grand Turenne Grange-Batelière, Rue de la
Grand Turenne. The intersection near Frans Steuvels' Rue de Turenne studio with the three cafés: first the café-restaurant on the corner of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, then the Grand Turenne, opposite, and finally, a hundred feet away on the corner of the Place des Vosges, the Tabac des Vosges, which the newsmen had adopted as their headquarters. [1949-MME]
Grange-Batelière, Rue de la. [paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre to Rue Chauchat]
Some 15 years or more earlier, Jef Schrameck, somewhere between Rue de Richelieu and Rue Drouot, had been spotted in a building, and led the police on an aerial chase, climbing buildings and rooftops, finally arrested in the Rue de la Grange-Batelière. [1952-BAN]
Granny. see: Sidon, Victor
Doctor in the Boulevard Voltaire who did the appendectomy on Omer Calas 5 or 6 years earlier. Had died.
Granville. [fortified seaport and manufacturing commune, NW France, Manche dept. pop. 1968: 12,715. on Gulf of Saint-Malo 30 mi. SW of Saint-lô.]
Graphopoulos, Ephraim. Ephraim Graphopoulos, the Greek who had been murdered the evening he'd been seen in the Gai-Moulin. Had come to M's office at the Quai des Orfèvres on Monday. He said he was staying at the Grand Hotel and that his life was in danger. The Greek embassy informed M that he was the son of one of Athens' richest bankers, a playboy. Tried to escape his tail, and bought a plane ticket to London. But instead of going to Le Bourget, went to the Gare du Nord and bought a train ticket to Berlin. Left the train at Liège, with M following. Stayed at the Hotel Moderne, and had dinner at the Bécasse, behind the Royal Theater. M said he'd never had better kidneys à la liégeoise. The waiter there spoke of the Gai-Moulin. [1931-GAI]
Oscar Chabut's companion was called the Grasshopper, as she was tall and thin with unusually long arms and legs: Anne-Marie Boutin, his private secretary.
Grassier Grau-du-Roi, Le Gravilliers Gravilliers, Rue des
Grassier. M. Grassier, the governor of the Santé was with M and Coméliau. [1930-31-TET]
Grau-du-Roi, Le. see: Le Grau-du-Roi Léon Florentin had said he had a plan for developing the coastline between Le-Grau-du-Roi and Palavas as a luxury seaside resort. [1968-ENF]
Gravilliers. see: Gravilliers, Rue des
Gravilliers, Rue des. [paris. 3e, Temple. from Rue du Temple to Rue Saint-Martin]
Antoine Batille recorded the sounds of a bar on the Rue des Gravilliers.
Great Bank Grecian Greece
Great Bank. They hadn't even started fishing, for they would have to wait until they were on the Great Bank (le Grand Banc), in Newfoundland, on the other side of the Atlantic. [1931-REN]
Grecian. Félicie's crepe veil floated like the draperies on a Grecian frieze. [1942-FEL]
Greece. Judge Forlacroix had gone on holiday to Italy and Greece when he'd lived in Versailles. [1940-JUG]
Greef, Jef de. Dutch, painter, 24. Lived on a small green boat, the Fleur d'amour, (Flower of Love) with his girlfriend Anna Bebelmans, 18. He was the first one M interviewed, skin as bronzed as a Tahiti native's, light-colored shorts and espadrilles, carrying a string bag. Almost accentless French. Had been living on his boat 3 years. Sold a canvas to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox the week before. Lived in Paris for a year, tied up at Pont Marie. Had been living with Anna for 2 1/2 years, since she was 16. Lived on selling a picture or drawing. Played chess with Anna the night of murder at Arche de Noé. Later, wearing grey flannel trousers and a sailor's jersey, blue and white stripes, rope-soled espadrilles, like practically everyone else on the island, played chess with Inspector Pyke, who said de Greef was good at chess, though Pyke won. Spoke perfect English, no accent. de Greef, arriving in Paris, held an exhibition in a small room on the Rue de Seine. Burnt all the paintings that didn't sell. He forged the Van Gogh for Philippe de Moricourt to sell to Mrs. Wilcox, and was probably the actual murderer of Marcellin. [1949-AMI]
Greek. Walter Lampson introduced his friend, Willy Marco. M, noting his obvious Jewish features, asked if he was Spanish. "Greek on my father's side, Hungarian on my mother's." was the answer. [1930-PRO]
M imagined a letter from Samuel Meyer. "To Mr. N.A. Levy, Bucharest . I am dispatching 200 rare stamps of Jugoslavia, Rumania and other countries... I hope to shortly find the Greek ones you were asking about." Of course, they wouldn't be postage stamps... [1932-FOU]
The mother's groans accompanied the old woman's story like a Greek tragedy. [1947-VAC]
Summer residents who took a cruise to the Greek islands.... came back to find their villa burglarized. [1971-IND]
Étienne Naud said the area was known as the Green Venice.
Green Village Greenwich Village
Green Village. Jenny had lived in the US, at Green Village in New Jersey, in a pretty country house with her husband, Edgar. [1957-SCR]
Greenwich Village. Ronald Dexter had given the cab driver an address in Greenwich Village, which was like a little town, houses no taller than those in Bordeaux or Dijon. [1946-NEW]
Grégoire Brau. see: Brau, Grégoire
Grêlé. Arsène Vadibert, the Superintendent's secretary, was watching a game of bowls outside, in his shirtsleeves. He leaned forward a little to watch Grêlé, crouching in preparation for a spectacular throw... [1942-FEL]
Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire, asked M if Émile Gallet's name were Grelet or Gellet, pretending he didn't know.
Grelot Grelot, Le Grenelle
Grelot. Pierre Eyraud worked at the Grelot, a dance-hall in the Rue Charbonnière, almost on the corner of the Boulevard de la Chapelle... In the whole of Paris there were probably not more than two or three dance halls like this, generally frequented only by regulars, and where more lemonade was drunk than alcohol. [1953-TRO]
Grelot, Le. see: Le Grelot Lognon said he'd spoken to a taxi driver outside the night-club Le Grelot, Léon Zirkt, 53, who lived at Levallois-Perret. [1954-JEU]
Grenelle. Armand Lecocq d'Arneville was a messenger in a factory in Issy-les-Moulineaux, lived in Grenelle with his wife. [1930-31-PHO]
Dufour called to say they were at the Citanguette, a café for bargemen, on the Left Bank, between Grenelle and Issy-les-Moulineaux.... M called the Grenelle Police to have them go to the Citanguette.
Grenelle, Boulevard de
Grenelle, Boulevard de. [paris. 15e, Grenele. from Quai Branly to Place Cambronne]
François Ricain arranged for M to meet him in a bar called Le Métro, on the corner of Boulevard de Grenelle, and Avenue de La-Motte-Picquet.... M returned to the Boulevard de Grenelle, where he took the métro back to his office.
Grenelle, Quai de
Grenelle, Quai de. [paris. 15e, Grenele. from Boulevard de Grenelle to Pont de Grenelle]
A Belgian bargeman named Jef Van Roeten was testing the motor of his boat on the Quai de Grenelle, when the wash brought up Gérard Sabin-Levesque's body.
Grenelle, Rue de
Grenelle, Rue de. [paris. 6e, Luxembourg - 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Carrefour de la Croix-Rouge to Avenue de la Bourdonnais]
The man at the Exchange would plug into another hole, and say "Is that the station in the Rue de Grenelle? That you Justin? Send a car to the Quai, outside No. 210..."... The clerk in the Records Office, in grey overalls, found a file for the Joseph Van Cram, the wrong man. He'd worked for an insurance company in the Rue de Grenelle, had been convicted of forgery at 28, two years earlier. [1954-JEU]
A fish dealer from Honfleur driving along Route 13 in the Forêt de Saint-Germain between Poissy and Le Pecq picked up Lognon, unconscious on the side of the road. Took him to Dr. Grenier's at Saint-Germain.
Grenier. Inspector from Nevers. [1930-GAL]
Dr. Grenier belong to the new breed of forensic experts.
Grenoble. [commercial and manufacturing city, SE France, capital, Isère dept. pop. 1968: 161,616. on Isère R. 133 mi NNE of Marseilles.]
The main headline was a bus accident in Grenoble, where 8 people had been killed. [1956-AMU]
Joséphine Papet had told Victor Lamotte that she came from Grenoble.
Greuze, Rue Grevin Grien Grignon Grill Room
Greuze, Rue. [Nice]. Germaine Laboine had a furnished room in the Rue Greuze, near the Boulevard Victor-Hugo. [1954-JEU]
Grevin. There were 4 or 5 people in the aquarium, like waxworks in the Musée Grevin. [1940-CEC]
Grien. Once during the Porquerolles festival there'd been a regular orgy at the Petit Langoustier that went on for a week. Mary Lampson disappeared on the third day and they found her at an inn at Grien. [1930-PRO]
Grignon. Prince Philippe de V-- had been at the agricultural school at Grignon. [1960-VIE]
Grill Room. The words "Grill Room" were written up in weakly-lit letters. [1966-NAH]
Gaston Grimal, a businessman from the provinces, Clermont-Ferrrand, going along Rue de Maubeuge, had been robbed by Alain Lagrange, using M's revolver.
Grisons. [Graubünden. Canotn, E Switzerland, 2745 sq. mi., pop. 1970: 162,0826. capital: Chur.]
The police chief ordered dried meat from the Grisons, ham and country sausage, salmon trout from the lake. [1957-VOY]
Célestin Grollet, tousled hair, bushy beard, asked why the Saint-Michel had stopped.
Grollin. Thérèse said Françoise Binet had hung around with Dédé, but it hadn't lasted because he'd wanted to put her out in the streets. He was running a bar in Nantes. M rung the flying squad at Nantes on the off chance, to check. Spoke to Grollin, who knew Dédé's bar, by the harbor. [1951-MEU]
Groningen. [pop. 1970: 517,305. Capital city of Groningen Province, NE Netherlands.]
Beetje Liewens said her father had gone to Groningen and wouldn't be back till evening.... Detectives had come from Groningen to investigate Conrad Popinga's murder. 20 miles away, a big town with a university. [1931-HOL]
The Chief introducted M to Émile Grosbois, the well-known rag and scrap merchant of the Rue du Chemin-Vert. A small, dull-looking man, pale and timid, with freckled hands and sparse reddish hair.
Grosbois et Paget
Grosbois et Paget. M easily found Grosbois et Paget, in the Rue du Chemin-Vert, an immense wall with a metal gate, a vast courtyard filled with trucks and encircled by loading platforms. [1942-men]
Grosbois, Jeanne. The Musician, Albert Babeau, had had a girlfriend, Jeanne Grosbois, who used the name Adèle, born somewhere near Moulins. At the time of the Chamois holdup she'd been working at the Tivoli in Rouen. She left the day after Pedro was murdered. Then she spent two months in Toulon, in the Floralies. Then she moved to Béziers, where she didn't hid the fact that her man was doing time in Santé. [1942-FEL]
Oscar Grosbois, Émile Grosbois' twin brother called, and said not to take Émile's fears seriously.
Gros-Chêne. Piedboeuf, from the Gros-Chêne farm, had asked Joseph Gastin to sign a paper, and so he'd left the classroom, though he first reported he hadn't. [1953-ECO]
Grosjean. Superintendent Grosjean was M's homologue in the CID. About the same age as M, also a pipe smoker. Native of Cantal, with a flavorful accent. [1969-TUE]
Oscar said he heard Groslumeau's truck coming back from Les Halles.
Gros-Noyer. It took M almost half an hour to reach the Gros-Noyer crossroads, beyond which there seemed to be only meadows. [1953-PEU]
Grosse Jaja, La.
see: La Grosse Jaja
Gross, Hans. Georges Sim asked M if he'd read Hans Gross, whom he'd never heard of. Later he learned he was an Austrian examining magistrate, who, in the 1880s, held the first chair of scientific criminology at the University of Vienna. [1950-MEM]
Grossot. Alfred Moss had been living at the Grossot's under the name of Jean Peeters for the past few months. Grossot was a sculptor who'd once won the Prix de Rome. With two daughters and his wife, lived on the Boulevard Pasteur, where they manufactured toys. Wore a big black hat and a flowing cravat.... Lived on the 7th floor. [1949-MME]
Grossot, Hélène. Grossot's younger daughter. [1949-MME]
Groult-Cotelle, Alban. Étienne Naud introduced M to Alban Groult-Cotelle., their neighbor, tall, lean, about 40, obviously a bachelor.... 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]
Groux. M. Groux. Frédéric Michaux said when he'd heard Groux's footsteps he'd told Thérèse to put the cards on the table. A peasant, six feet tall and broad as a kitchen dresser. 330 yards farther on, a 30 hectare farm, with low buildings; Groux's, which was to be sold at auction at La Mulatière on Jan. 15. [1939-ven]
guard. M asked Léopold, the guard, whom he had buzzed to send up Cécile Pardon, what time she'd left. His name wasn't really Léopold, but was so nicknamed because he resembled the former king of Belgium. [1940-CEC]
Guayaquil. [seaport, capital of Guayas prov., SW Ecuador, 40 mi. from coast. Chief port of Ecuador.]
Chinquier had visited the only ground floor apartment Lognon had gone to, an elderly couple, the Guèbres, who were away for a month visiting their married daughter in Mexico.
Guérec et Laurent, Le
Guérec et Laurent, Le. see: Le Guérec et Laurent The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines was well-known. [1956-AMU]
Guérec, Éveline, Le. see: Le Guérec, Éveline Philippe Jave settled in Issy-les-Moulineaux after his marriage 5 years ago to Éveline Le Guérec, 16 years his junior, making her 28 at the time of her death. The Le Guérecs owned a canning factory at Concarneau, and their "Le Guérec et Laurent" brand of sardines was well-known. The senior Le Guérec died two years later, leaving the Concarneau business to his son, Yves Le Guérec, and his daughter. The Javes had a baby daughter, Michèle Le Guérec, 3. [1956-AMU]
Guérec, Yves, Le.
see: Le Guérec, Yves
The senior Le Guérec died two years later, leaving the Concarneau business to his son, Yves, and his daughter, Éveline Le Guérec.
Guiana. [pop. 1970: 51,000. [French Guiana]. French overseas department on NE coast of South America, having Surinam on the W and Brazil on the E and S. Early development hindered because of presence of penal colony. Penal colonies closed 1947.]
M had received an anonymous phone call at the Quai des Orfèvres, which suggested he might do well to check at Marina's for news about Martino, the kid from Antibes, whose brother had just been shipped off to Guiana. [1936-pig]
M'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 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.... Xavier Guichard didn't live in the Plaine Monceau, but in a little flat in the Latin Quarter with his books. [1948-PRE]
And this particular chief M thought of as the real Chief in the fullest sense of the word, under whom he'd served his first term in the Police Judiciaire, and whom he'd watched, in his black coat and bowler hat, walking alone under fire toward the door of the house in which Bonnot and his gang had for two days been resisting police and gendarmes, or armed police. That was Xavier Guichard, whose white hair was as long as a poet's. [1950-MEM]
Guide Bleu. M told Mme M he'd take her to a restaurant on the Avenue de la Grande-Armée which got two stars from the Guide Bleu. It was almost at the end of the street. They had vichyssoise and canard à l'orange, the duck, the plat du jour. M said he'd eaten there years ago, when he was after an international crook who ate there. M said her duck at home was better. He'd ordered a bottle of vintage Saint-Emilion. There was some tempting Brie. [1964-DEF]
see: Ferrari, Guido
Guillaume. A telegram came from the Flying Squad at Nantes. The corpse had been identified at Dr. Émile Janin, 35, Rue des Églises, Nantes. M called Guillaume there for the details. [1940-JUG]
M had found Honoré Cuendet's case so intriguing he'd persuaded his superior, Superintendent Guillaume to request a medical report on him.
Guillaume, Chief Inspector
Guillaume, Chief Inspector. see Chief Inspector Marcel Guillaume [1871-1963]
Guillaume Serre. see: Serre, Guillaume
Jean Guillot, about 40, average height, the owner of the red Peugeot 403. Lived in the Rue de Turenne, not far from the Boulevard du Temple. Insurance agent. Married, two children, boy and a girl. Nestor, his Great Dane, died.
Guinguette à Deux Sous
Guinguette à Deux Sous. Jean Lenoir told M he no doubt didn't know the Guinguette à Deux Sous, on the Seine.... M heard the man looking at top hats say they were staging a mock wedding at the Guinguette à Deux Sous. [1931-GUI]
Gus Parendon. see: Parendon, Gus
Gustave Broken-Tooth. see: Broken-Tooth, Gustave
Gustave Cassin. See: Cassin, Gustave [1932-FLA]
Gustave Prou. see: Prou, Gustave
Gymnase. [Théâtre du Gymnase, founded in 1820. 38 Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle, directed by Henry Bernstein, the dramatist. One of the best theatres in Paris, especially for the more refined type of comedy. 1100 seats. (Baedeker's Paris, 1932)]
The Mortimer-Levingstons had tickets for L'Épopée [The Epic], a four-act play at the Gymnase... Municipal Guards were lined up at the Gymnase. It was opening night, and M almost couldn't get in. [1929-30-LET]
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