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K. R.. The writer of the anonymous letter (Gus Parendon) requested a response to "K.R." in Le Figaro or Le Monde. [1968-HES]

Kaiserhoif. A hotel bill from the Kaiserhof hotel in Berlin, where he'd stayed for three days, was found in Otto Braun's pockets. [1936-arr]

Kalmuks. 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]

Kansas. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]

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

Kaplan et Zanin. Émilie Thouret said her husband was assistant manager with Kaplan et Zanin, on Rue de Bondy. [1952-BAN]

Kaplan, Max. Kaplan's son, called Monsieur Max, didn't see eye to eye with his father. [1952-BAN]

Karamani. Atoum pointed to a magnificent Karamani carpet, and ask if perhaps Mme M wouldn't like such a design... [1939-MAJ]

Karl Marx. see: Marx, Karl

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Keegel, Anna. Évelina Nahour's friend in Amsterdam was Anna Keegel, at an address in the Lomanstraat. [1966-NAH]

Kees Jonker. see: Jonker, Kees

Keller. Mme. Keller was the concierge of the house opposite Mlle. Clément's. [1951-MEU]

Mme. Keller lived at 29b Quai d'Orléans, in the Île Saint-Louis, overlooking the Quai des Tournelles. [1962-CLO]

Keller, François. The name on the Doc's identity card was François Marie Florentin Keller, born in Mulhouse, Bas-Rhin, 63. Last address was a flophouse in the Place Maubert, which M knew quite well.... His daughter, Jacqueline Rousselet said his mother had died of cancer when he was about 15. His father, a carpenter had hung himself while Keller was in University, as he'd been on the verge of bankruptcy. Finished his studies by working in a pharmacy. [1962-CLO]

Kennedy, Boulevard. [Vichy] Dicelle told M he'd seen a suspicious man making a call on the Boulevard Kennedy. [1967-VIC]

Kenya. Isabelle de V-- had journeyed to Kenya with her husband, then to the US, which she found too coarse. [1960-VIE]

Kernavel. M recognized Kernavel, tall, thin, elegant, about 30. [1961-PAR]

Kervidon. They sent for the pharmacist, Kervidon, to check the white granules in the Pernod. [1931-JAU]

Keulemans, Jef. The head of the Crime Squad in Amsterdam, Jef Keulemans, was still young, hardly 40, tall boyish figure, pink face, fair hair. He'd come to work for a time in Paris and M had shown him the wheels of the Judicial Police and they'd become good friends, occasionally meeting at international conferences.... Mme M knew Jef Keulemans too, as he had dined with them several times. [1966-NAH]

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

Kilburn Lane. [West London] The English papers had pointed out that Mrs. Muriel Britt was 58, thin and stringy, with a tired face and body. She ran a boarding house in Kilburn Lane, in West London. [1956-ECH]

King Gustave. see: Gustave, King

King Saud. see: Saud, King

Kirby. Mrs. Kirby was small and fragile, but extremely lively.... . Mrs. Kirby kissed the Swedish girl [Edna Reichberg], and they talked in English [1930-31-TET]

Kirby, William. Sometimes William Kirby, Mrs. Henderson's nephew, and his wife, would visit.... William Kirby and his wife came in. They had been driven there in a chrome-plated American car, at least 250,000 francs. Kirby was tall, dark, supple, about 30.... [The name "Kirby" only appears in the Geoffrey Sainsbury translation. In Simenon's original French edition, it was William Crosby.] [1930-31-TET]

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Klein, Émile. The body hanging from the door-knocker was Émile Klein, 20-year-old house painter, born in Angleur, living in the Rue du Pot-au-Noir. He'd apparently hanged himself in the middle of the night with a sash-cord. Constable Lacasse remembered that he'd been small, red-haired. 5'2". He'd been rejected from the military for weak lungs. [1930-31-PHO]

KLM. The couple had left Orly on a KLM flight to Amsterdam. [1966-NAH]

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Koutioupoff. The newspaper headlines had included "Une Seconde Affaire Kotioupoff?" [1932-LIB]

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Kraepelin. 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]

Kridelka. M. Kridelka was one of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. About 40, black hair, pale skin, lived on the 2nd floor next to Mlle. Isabelle. A Yugoslav, living in Paris a long time. Nurse in a lunatic asylum. [1951-MEU]

Krofta. Mme Krofta was Central European by her accent. [1937-38-amo]

Krofta, Boris. Boris Krofta ran an import-export business with offices in the Rue du Quatre-Septembre. They'd had the first floor flat at 17b Place des Vosges for over 15 years. M knew the house, since it was exactly like his own. [1937-38-amo]

Kruger. Mme. Kruger phoned Dr Pardon during the dinner. Husband a kind of tailor in the Rue Popincourt above an herbalist's, a Polish Jew, five children, eldest only 9, another on the way. The husband was about to die, of a terminal disease.... Mme. Kruger's husband died while M was still at Pardon's. The next time Pardon went there, a North African man was living with her... for the children. [1959-CON]

Krulak, Victor. Jef Claes real name was Victor Krulak. He took Mina Claes name because he was a Jew from Latvia, born in Antwerp, where, like his father and grandfather, he worked in the diamond business. [1965-PAT]

Krull, Bertha. Else Anderson said her real name was Bertha Krull and she was wanted by the Copenhagen police. [1931-NUI]

Krynker. Countess Panetti's son-in-law. Czech or Hungarian, Benoît thought. Around 30, fair.... Two years earlier the Krynkers had gotten a divorce in Switzerland, since divorce is impossible in Italy. The daughter married an American, with whom she lived in Texas. No reconcilliation with her mother. 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. Murdered by Schwartz. [1949-MME]

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

Kurt. M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]

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