M. A senior police Superintendent with a salary of 2,200 francs a month.... M had had to keep watch like that a hundred times, when he was between 22 and 30. It was no job for an officer of the Judicial Police.... M took down his jacket from the hook, topped it with a heavy black overcoat, and a bowler hat.... M was 45, Torrence only 30. But he was similarly massive, like a not-quite full-sized replica of M.... M went to a door and opened it, revealing a cupboard with an enamel basin and tap. He ran a comb through his thick, dark brown hair, with only a few gray threads at the temples, and tried to straighten a tie he could never get quite right..... M's frame was plebian, huge and bony. His heavy, black, velvet-collared overcoat.... M's own father was a game-keeper on one of the oldest estates in the Loire Valley.... 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..... Superintendent Maigret, No. 1 Flying Squad.... The bullet had torn the flesh on his chest, grazed past a rib, come out again near the shoulder blade. [1929-30-LET]
Chief-Inspector M of the Flying Squad. [Le Commissaire Maigret de la Première Brigade Mobile] [1930-PRO]
M was 45. (1930), had served half his life in many different police departments, vice squad, public order, transport, prostitution, railways, gambling. [1930-GAL]
At the next table was a tall, heavy, broad-shouldered man, wearing a thick black overcoat with a velvet collar, the knot of his tie held up by a celluloid device.... He was tall and broad, especially broad, thick and solid, and his rather ordinary clothes emphasized his rather plebian build. He had a heavy face and his eyes could remain bovine and motionless... it was something implacable, inhuman, like an elephant moving relentlessly towards its goal.... The policeman spoke no French, M only a few stumbling words of German. [1930-31-PHO]
After all, M was a man of 45, who'd been in the police for over 20 years. [1930-31-TET]
For the past month M had been assigned to Rennes to reorganize its mobile unit [Brigade Mobile]. ... M, who hadn't gone to bed, was shaving at a mirror dangling from the window latch.... M was no angel of patience. "Leave me the hell alone," he said. [1931-JAU]
M's gaze had settled on a picture of a snow-covered landscape that was hung awry. [1931-NUI]
Not mentioned by name in the first half of GAI, but 'the powerful, broad-shouldered Frenchman'.Announced himself to Delvigne in his office after he'd been taken there from the Gai-Moulin, at the end of chapter 6. Inspector Maigret, Police Judiciaire, Paris. [1931-GAI]
Like most stoutly-built people, M suffered from the heat. [1931-GUI]
M was used to the sort of women who called their husbands by their surnames, as Juliette Martin did.... M answered the phone, "Hello... Elysée 17-62... Inspector Maigret speaking, Police Headquarters." [1931-OMB]
M had been born in Saint-Fiacre, where his father had been steward of the château for thirty years. The last time he had been there had been after the death of his father, who'd been buried in the graveyard behind the church.... M recognized the Dr. Bouchardon, but nobody recognized him. He was 42, he had put on weight. [1932-FIA]
M was 5'11. (180 cm) [1932-FLA]
Every inspector attached to a flying squad had a railway pass which enabled him to travel free first-class anywhere in France.... M saw a flash and felt a stab in his shoulder even before he heard the bang. It was the right shoulder.... M had already been wounded three times before. ... M told them he was Divisional Inspector Maigret. [1932-FOU]
There was a newspaper article, "Divisional Inspector Maigret of the Police Judiciaire, though well below the age limit, has asked for and obtained permission to retire. He relinquishes his post next week and will probably be replaced by Inspector Ledent." Six more days.Émile Ducrau had written out a contract between himself and Joseph Maigret...... M said he'd had a daughter and she died.... M, who had very good eyesight, made out a second figure standing rather farther back on the river-bank. [1933-ECL]
At the eighth step he had to stoop to avoid a beam, but he forgot and cracked his head on it.... M loosened the red-embroidered collar of his nightshirt.... Philippe Lauer said in M's day they could have arrested Pepito Palestrino in the middle of the night, but now they had to stick to the letter of the law, and make the arrest at 8:00 am.... M reappeared in his bowler and his overcoat with the velvet collar.... M bought a pack of cigarettes and asked for a sandwich.... M put both hands on his nephew's shoulders, kissed him on both cheeks, and suddenly pretended to by very busy.... M went in to see Amadieu, in the office that had been his for many years.... M had fired. The bullet had got Cageot's hand and his revolver had fallen to the floor. [1934-MAI]
M went up to the bar of the nightclub, drank several glasses in company with the girls around him, became excessivley lively, and, slightly reeling, asked Sonia Lipchitz to dance. Mme M would have been astonished. [1936-pei]
As a child M had had no sisters, and his girl cousins lived at the farther end of France. As a young man he'd had little contact with respectable girls, and his wife was as uncomplicated a person as he could find.... M had been angry with the journalists who had thought fit to publicize his sturdy figure, thus putting thieves and murderers on their guard against him. [1937-38-not]
During the many years they had lived in the Place des Vosges, M had formed the habit, in summer, of undoing his dark tie as soon as he came in from the courtyard, finishing by the time he reached the first floor.... M watched the Seine, smoked his pipe, and scribbled from time to time in his notebook, notorious for its ordinariness, and because during long years of use it had accumulated comments superimposed in all directions. [1937-38-amo]
A minute later he put on his bowler and heavy overcoat with the velvet collar and went downstairs.... In his early days M had been beaten up because a pickpocket whom he was arresting outside a big department store had started shouting "Stop thief!"... M told his wife, "Goodbye, darling" (Bonsoir chérie) at which point the girl's eyes turned to him.... M yielded to a desire he'd restrained too long, and slapped the girl's face.... This was probably the most disappointing interrogation in all M's career. [1937-38-eto]
M had retired three months earlier.... M had picked up an agricultural journal and become absorbed in an article about the habits of field mice.... M said he couldn't dance and he didn't want the girls to teach him. [1937-38-man]
M, in retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, on the banks of the Loire, received a letter from a young girl, [Berthe] who claimed her life was threatened, and who said she was the niece of a man who was for a long time his colleague in the Police Judiciaire, and who died by his side shortly before M's retirement [Lucas]. She asked him to meet her in the Café de Madrid.... M called Police Judiciaire and asked for his nephew, Jérôme Lacroix, and told him to meet him at the Zanzi-Bar on the Rue Caulaincourt.... M brought Louis the Kid to his nephew's office, a room he had occupied at the start of his career, when there was still no electric light in the building. [1937-38-ber]
Pipe in mouth, bowler on the back of his head, hands in the pockets of his vast overcoat with the famous velvet collar, M regarded Ellen Darroman.... On M's wall was a photograph of the association of the secretaries of the Central Police Station, when M was 24. [1939-MAJ]
M put on his overcoat and rammed his bowler hat well down over his eyes. It was Jan. 13.... For no reason M's mind suddenly went to the recent amalgamation of the Police Judiciaire and the Sûreté Générale, with its attendant disruption which... had caused him to be shunted off to Luçon.... It was as if a sea lion, after ages of captivity as a circus performer, were to suddenly find itself back in the glacial waters of the Arctic. (cf. FOU, the dream of the beached "seal").... M could never manage to keep his voice down, so he judged it wiser to remain silent.... In a jar, all stuck together, were the kind of candies that had been M's favorite when he was a child, but he hadn't the nerve to buy some.... The most celebrated interrogation in which he had ever taken part at the Quai des Orfèvres lasted 27 hours, with three of them working in relays. But he could not remember an encounter with a more unresponsive lump than Albert Forlacroix. [1940-JUG]
M was a puritan. He was embarrased by the actions of the lovers next to him in the movie theater, where he had gone to gather his thoughts after leaving Henri Monfils.... M was very generous toward most forms of human weakness, but there were some people who so revolted him that he physically shrank from them. M. Charles Dandurand was among them.... What good would it have done to repeat, for the past ten, or was it twenty years, that that door should be boarded up. [1940-CEC]
crime museum. M would have liked to have taken the calendar for his crime museum... he'd come back for it later.... clothes. mauve suspenders. the mauve suspenders, made of silk, M's wife had bought him the week before.... M had done a little fishing in his day. If he'd never been an expert, he at least knew the technique.... M recalled a verse he had had to learn by heart in school: "The seas are so tranquil, So pure are the skies, But the sailor's widow, Has tears in her eyes." [1941-SIG]
Long ago, in his childhood, the pork butcher in his home village had installed a carillon like the shop bell. It was as if he were no longer the Chief Superintendent... M thought that at least he would be retiring in a few year's time, and then, with a straw-brimmed hat, he'd cultivate his garden, like Jules Lapie. [1942-FEL]
M reflected that the lamp with a green shade on Victor Bréjon's desk was nicer than his, and was ribbed like a melon.... Only at this point, and for the first time since he had become involved in the case, did he play Maigret, as was said of inspecotrs at the Police Judiciaire who tried to imitate the great man.... Instead of answering, M walked over and straightened a picture on the way. He could not abide seeing a picture askew. [1943-CAD]
M had automatically pulled his watch from his waistcoat pocket.... M opened the cupboard where there was an enamel washbasin. [1945-pip]
M's temples were grayer, he was somewhat calmer and heavier, but he didn't feel he'd grown any older since leaving the Police Judiciaire.... Not for years had anyone called him that. Even Mme M had taken to calling him "Maigret". They had been at the lycée at Moulins together. M had spent three years there when his father had been farm manager of an estate in that region. [1945-FAC]
M was 56. This was his first crossing, and he was surprised to find himself not at all curious.... To think that ten days before he'd been peacefully playing belote with the mayor of Meung-sur-Loire, the doctor, and the fertilizer merchant.... Four or five times in his life M had met men with cold eyes. John Maura was one.... M had hung his mirror on his window sash at the Berwick, exactly like in Paris.... At the Quai des Orfèvres, only a year ago, they'd said, "There goes M into one of his trances again."... M. When he stopped without reason halfway up the staircase, staring before him with eyes dilated and drained of all expression, he must have resembled a man whom heart trouble forces to stop, no matter where, and who tries to look innocent so as to escape the pity of passers-by. [1946-NEW]
His mission to this provincial town would last six months at least, so Mme M had come with him.... The inspectors of the Flying Squad to which M had been seconded for the past few months had thought Justin was making up a story.... The rain from his bed reminded him of when his mother had brought him caramel custard in bed when he was ill. [1946-cho]
They'd been there nine days already. The first night they'd had mussels, as they promised themselves, and had been sick. But in Mme M's case, it was acute appendicitis, requiring an immediate operation.... For years each of his pockets had had a specific function. left-hand trouser: tobacco pouch and handkerchief; right: two pipes and small change; left-hand hip: wallet, always stuffed with useless papers. He never had any keys on him - he always mislaid them. Scarcely anything in his jacket: just a box of matches in the right-hand pocket.... M had rarely seen eyes that were so cold and fiery at the same time, as Dr. Philippe Bellamy.... The rabbits wiggled their noses. M grabbed a few cabbage leaves and opened the door of the hutch.... Then, standing on the street, M paused, without warning, as people suffering from heart disease sometimes do in the street. [1947-VAC]
It was M's habit, when he was unwell, to bury himself in a novel by Alexandre Dumas; he had the complete works in an old popular edition with yellowed pages and romantic illustrations. When he raised his eyes he could see the copper pendulum of the clock swinging to and from it its dark oak case. [1947-MOR]
At the left-hand desk, the secretary of the Saint-Georges Police Station was reading a booklet which had just come out: Courses on Official Reports (Oral Description) for the use of Inspectors and Police Officers. In violet ink, on the flyleaf, in copperplate hand: J. Maigret.... He was 26 and had been married only 5 months. Since he had joined the force 4 years ago, he had been through the humblest of its branches, street duty, railway stations, big stores, and secretary of the Saint-Georges District Police Station for almost a year.... It was scarcely two years before. He had been on street duty, especially to catch pickpockets in the métro. It had happened just opposite the Samaritaine. Going up the steps fo the métro, the man in front of him, in a bowler, neatly slit the handle of an old lady's reticule. M leapt on him and seized the bag, black velvet. The man shouted "Help, thief!", the crowd attacked M, and the pickpocket went on his way.... M eventually went home, where the concierge opened her window in the glass door as he was walking through the entrance way.... M had a bad cold, which lasted three days.... M had grown up in the shadow of a château, where his father had been a bailiff.... M had two overcoats in those days, a heavy black one with a velvet collar, and a short mackintosh, the kind he'd wanted since he was a boy.... M imagined a report... Jules Amedée François Maigret... M took a hip bath as they still had no bathroom in the flat.... M was shaving, his mirror hooked onto the handle of the window in his dining room. They could hear a blacksmith's hammer, the sound of lorries, horses neighing, could even see the steam rising from the dung where the stables were being cleaned at the remover's premises a few doors along.... The feeling had its roots in his childhood dreams, when he had first thought of becoming a "mender of destinies". [1948-PRE]
For him who had been born and spent his childhood far inland, the sea had always been like that: shrimping-nets, a toy train, men in flannels, beach umbrellas, shopkeepers selling shells and souvenirs, bars where you could eat oysters and drink white wine, and boarding houses where Mme M became so unhappy after a few days of doing nothing.... For a while, after he had just joined the Police Force, Le Vésinet had seemed to him to be the most beautiful place in the world.... Inspector Castaing's red leather notebook had little in common with the laundry book M used.... M had been earning his living for a long time before it was his turn to see the sea.... M remembered other country funerals, imagined he caught a whif of calvados.... Valentine Besson said she'd cut out articles about M, but couldn't find them. [1949-DAM]
At M's school there was a boy like Philippe de Moricourt; from time to time he needed a beating up.... His coffee cup was the same design as a childhood one he'd thought unique.... It was not so very long ago he was wearing short trousers and walking across his village square, to go and serve mass in the small church lit only by wax candles.... M let his hand trail in the water, as he did when he was small and his father took him in a boat on the pond.... M's grandmother had always gone to first mass, at 6, black silk dress, white bonnet, fire blazing in the hearth, breakfast served on a starched table cloth.... At one moment, when he was trying to get to sleep, or was it only a dream, he had the impression that he'd discovered a really important fact. [1949-AMI]
All his life M had worn suspenders. His trousers, tailored in France, came halfway up his chest. As soon as he'd crossed into Virginia he'd realized he'd couldn't keep wearing a 3-piece suit and starched collar.... Just as it happens in cowboy films, M had actually been made a Deputy Sheriff of Tucson. It was the 9th or 10th time. He'd also been made one in 8 or 9 counties of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina, Texas, and the city of New Orleans.... One of M's uncles, his mother's brother, had a mania. Whenever he went into a room with a clock in it, he had to wind it. He worked for the Bureau of Registry.... When M told people his name was Jules they quickly Americanized it to Julius, which he found a little less distressing. [1949-CHE]
When M was 12 he went to board at the lycée at Moulins, but stayed only a few months, after which he went to live with his aunt in Nantes. His father died of pleurisy at 44. M had begun his medical studies. His aunt died 10 years later, from the same illness. After his father died, M checked with doctors on his own condition. No problem. Two days later he left for Paris.... On the same floor of the little hotel in which M first lived in Paris, on the Left Bank, was a man called Jacquemain, about 40 who interested him. He once met him at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Michel talking to someone who would have been described, at that period, as an 'apache'. M was on the point of taking a job at a firm that made passementerie, on the Rue des Victoires. Jacquemain walked with him to the Palais de Justice, the Police Judiciaire, and that night, walking up and down the Seine, talked about his job as a police inspector. He was killed three years later, in the neighborhood of the Porte d'Italie, hit in the chest by a bullet not intended for him. His photograph hangs among the rest in one of those black frames. Jacquemain found him a job in the police. There was no question of going straight into the Sûreté - he spent seven or eight months in uniform. He had a bicycle and got to know Paris, threading his way between carriages and double-decker buses, horse-drawn, frightening when they were tearing down from Montmartre.... Georges Simenon spoke of "a man who mends destinies" and it was indeed M's phrase. There were 58 students in M's class one year; in his mind he called them 'the lawyer', 'the tax collector'... M's nephew, mentioned in some early cases, had gone to work in his father's soap business in Marseilles, as he'd not done so well with the police. [1950-MEM]
M knew Mme M had gone down to the Rue Amelotto buy some hot croissants for his Christmas morning breakfast, as she did on Sundays and holidays. Usually he took nothing but a cup of black coffee. M was past 50.... Mme. Doncoeur said she'd lived in her apartment 25 years, remembered that M had already lived across the street, and had had a long mustache.... On the floor above his there was an old lady who was a slightly fatter and paler version of Mme. Doncoeur.... Lucas said that Torrence had seen the man at the wine merchant's, two houses beyond M's place. [1950-noe]
In the 40-odd volumes Georges Simenon has devoted to M's investigations, there are perhaps a score of references to his origins, his family, a few words about his father, one mention of the Collège de Nantes, where he was partly educated, and brief allusions to his two years as a medical student.... It had been said, correctly, that M had been born in central France, not far from Moulins. The estate his father managed was 7,500 acres, and included no fewer than 26 small farms. His grandfather had been one of the tenant farmers, and three generations of Maigrets before him had tilled the same soil. A typhus epidemic had decimated his father's family, while he was still young, and out of 7 or 8 children, only his father and a sister, who married a baker and settled in Nantes, survived.... M believed his father had broken tradition and gone to the lycée at Moulins under the influence of a village priest; after two years at an agricultural college he returned to the village and joined the staff at the château as assistant estate manager. He was tall, very thin, long sandy mustache. Their house was in the courtyard of the château, pretty, rose-colored brick, one-story. His father's office was in a separate building. He never drank, except a glass of white wine with meals. M was 5 when his grandfather died. His mother's parents lived 50 miles away and they visited them twice a year. They had a grocery in a large village with a café attached. When M was 8, his mother became pregnant, though at M's birth the doctors had said she'd be unlikely to have another child.... 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. ... At the outset of his career, a public servant earned somewhat under 100 francs a month.... M said in those days he looked for luxury, not in the shopwindows of the Rue de la Paix, but on pork butchers' counters.... M's mustache in those days was longish, reddish brown, somewhat darker then his father's, with pointed ends. It dwindled eventually to a toothbrush, then disappeared. [1950-MEM]
M had passed through almost all the departments, highway, railway stations, department stores, and much to his disgust, Vice Squad, but had never had anything to do with race tracks.... M did something he had never done in his whole career, bringing his heel down on the killer's hand. [1951-LOG]
M, who was childless, who had always so much wanted a son... looked at Émile Paulus.... Only once in his life, when he was 12 years old, he had tried to cut a chicken's neck. He had never killed another chicken in his life. [1951-MEU]
By chance M had his badge in his pocket to show to Émilie Thouret. As a rule he left it home.... M recalled that when as a boy he'd wanted to hide something, he'd put it on top of the wardrobe. On top of the one in Monsieur Louis [Louis Thouret] room it was clear that something square had been there.... 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 [Place de Clichy], the Bastille, and Boulevard Saint-Martin - the ferment was even more intense.... October 29 was his sister-in-law's birthday.... The people M most admired were one step above those being swept along, clean and decent and not in the least picturesque, who fought day in and out to keep their heads above water, and nurture the faith that life was worth living. [1952-BAN]
M had spent two of the grimmest years of his life in the Station Police office, and he knew every aspect of it.... Jules-Joseph Anthelme Maigret, M's full name.... (? "Jules Amédée Anthelme Joseph François Maigret di Evariste" at Guglielmo Innocenzi's page). Once in Paris, when he was young and still on the beat, he reached out to grab a thief, who yelled help, and the crowd held M.... The block marble clock on the office mantlepiece stood at 11:40... [1952-REV]
M might have been a 15-year old M returning from school on a Saturday on a local train just like this one.... M said he never played bridge, but liked to watch. Said he knew the rules.... M was the same age as Julien Chabot. Both would retire in three years.... [1953-PEU]
M was reminded of another village which had had its dramatic incidents between the postmistress, the schoolmaster and the village policeman.... M had had an air-gun which fired pellets, when he was a boy.... M could even remember the scent of the lilacs that flowered in the school playground in springtime. [1953-ECO]
At one time, right at the beginning of his career, he had been familiar with every street in this district, near the Quai de Valmy, and could have identified many a night prowler.... In his youth he had dreamed of his ideal vocation: "a guide to the lost." ... M's father had been farm manager of an estate like Honoré de Boissancourt's. M's village too had had its Christophe Dupré who had amassed great wealth, and had a son who was now a senator.... When a Corsican gangster strikes down a gangster from Marseilles in a bar in the Rue de Douai, the police have recourse to standard procedures. [1955-COR]
For a week now M had been extremely touchy, and his assistants walked on tiptoe.... Hadn't he once declared that he wanted to be a "mender of destinies"? ... M had always refused to believe in pure malice.... M knew from experience that people who want to hide something put it on top of a cupboard or wardrobe. [1956-ECH]
As a small boy at Paray-le-Frésil, M had felt sympathy for rabbits.... His wife knew this frame of mind well. At the Quai des Orfèvres when it came over him people would walk on tip-toe and speak in low voices, for he was capable of flying into a rage as violent as it would be brief, which he would afterwards be the first to regret.... M, going on holiday, had even left 4 or 5 of his pipes on his desk, next to the blotter, by the lamp with the green shade/ And half a bottle of cognac in the cupboard with the enamel basin, and where one of his old jackets was hanging.... M went into a café on the Place Voltaire, opposite the mairie, where there were billiard tables in the back room. He used not to be a bad billiards player in the old days.... One evening M had gone to see his friend Dr Pardon in the Rue Picpus, at whose house they dined regularly once a month. M had had bronchitis and got up too soon, and had had to take to bed a second time, and for a while an attack of pleurisy was feared. Pardon had advised a holiday; M hadn't taken one for three years. [1956-AMU]
"A policeman - the ideal policeman - should feel at home in any surroundings." M had said one day, and all his life he had striven to forget the surface differences between men.... M could understand English in a pinch, but by no means spoke it fluently.... M had reached out to touch a chain, John Arnold had looked at him and M had looked guilty. Had Lapointe really looked away?... M had flown 4 or 5 times, but that was a while back, and he barely recognized Orly.... M remembered when he'd been about Lapointe's age, had been sent to check a statement in the very district he was in now, between the Étoile and the Seine; he'd felt that he was entering an unfamiliar world. Almost all the people who'd lived in those houses had had names that could be read any morning in the Figaro or Gaulois. M had felt awestruck when he'd had to ring at one of those majestic doors.... M took the métro because he had plenty of time and didn't plan to travel far.... This was the first time he'd had anything to do with that privileged society. [1957-VOY]
He had been the first, the year before, with three weeks of complete rest (prescribed by Dr Pardon).... M looked at the black marble clock which was always ten minutes fast. It said 5:40.... Xavier Marton wore a broad flat wedding ring in red gold, almost the same as M's.... The old woman who lived in the flat above theirs had remarked to M the previous winter that he should see a doctor, because he was climbing the stairs so slowly lately. She had been right... M said to Mme M, "we've got a room on the 6th floor we never use for anything..." [1957-SCR]
Sometimes he thought he wished he had chosen another profession. In the course of his career had seen his responsibilities shrink, as the magistrates took over more and more. [1959-CON]
M was 53, divisional chief inspector. He would retire in two years time. Back on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir he would have found his feelings hard to define.... As a little boy, M had felt a similar nervousness when he had gone each morning to serve Mass at the village church.... A detective - M had lost track of who it was - telephoned from the bistro on Rue Delambre. Ginette Meurant was asleep (Un inspecteur - Maigret ne savait plus lequel - télephonait du bar de la rue Delambre.). [1959-ASS]
It was the effect of the years spent in the shadow of the château of which his father had been steward, and where, for a long time, the Comte and Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre had been, in his eyes, creatures of another species.... M remembered a lithograph which had been in his mother's room, a young woman on the shore of a lake, in a princess dress, with a wide ostrich feather hat, a melancholy expression, like the landscape. M was sure his mother thought it highly poetic.... M had had a number of dreams, but couldn't remember them well. Dr Pardon had been there, Armand de Saint-Hilaire, even the old Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre.... M had 25 years service at Police Headquarters to his credit. In his capacity as a chief-inspector of the Judicial Police, it was his duty to identify a criminal and to get a confession. [1960-VIE]
In those days was was still a mere inspector, only about 3 years older than Honoré Cuendet.... M was only two years short of retirement time.... Olga smiled at him, arched her body slightly beneath the bedclothes. "No?" she said softly. "No."... The patronne of the Petit Saint-Paul had a blue apron like the ones M's mother used to wear long ago. [1961-PAR]
This was the first time M had been awakened like that since they'd returned from vacation five days ago.... M wondered about what if he had to retire. It was all arranged, since they would go to live in the country and they had already bought their house.... Some at Police Headquarters grumbled that he was bent on doing everything himself, including tedious tailing, as though he didn't trust his inspectors. They didn't realize that it was essential for him to probe people's lives down to the core, to try to put himself in their shoes. [1961-BRA]
M hated not understanding. It was becoming a personal matter for him.... "A lawyer doesn't klll his clients" was becoming a refrain M could not get out of his head. [1962-COL]
The black marble clock with bronze hands. 5:42, but really, after 6. F. Ledent, the clockmaker, had been dead half a century, maybe a whole century, judging by the style of his clocks. The lamp with the green shade was on. [1962-CLI]
This was the first time in his career that M had seen a crime comitted against a down-and-out. It was the first time in 30 years that M had come across a doctor (François Keller) living under the bridges. He remembered a former chemistry teacher from a provincial lycée, and a woman who had been a famous circus rider. [1962-CLO]
M was fond of Lognon. He'd often stressed his good qualities in reports, and had even attributed successes to him that were really his own.... Norris Jonker spoke in English on the phone. M's schoolboy English was far from adequate. It had been of little use to him in London, still less on the two occasions he had visited the US. [1963-FAN]
M told Dr Pardon he was 52. Pardon was 49. Retirement in three years. M like Pardon, one of the few men he liked spending the evening with.... M had joined the police force when he was 22. Started in a local police station in the 9th Arrondissement. The Chief Inspector's secretary. Later worked for a time on patrol. Later worked in various branches, the métro, railway stations, morals, gambling... Had seen 9 Chiefs of PJ and 11 Chief Commissioners.... 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. After over 30 years on the force, it was the first time he had been thus summoned.... M's number was listed in the directory. For years it wasn't. After changing it 5 or 6 times he let it appear.... When he was in high spirits he called his wife "Madame Maigret".... When M had been old enough to learn to drive and enjoy it he couldn't afford it. [1964-DEF]
Monday, July 7. In two years and a few months M would be 55, retirement age.... When he first came to Paris, M could spend an entire afternoon outside a café on the Grands Boulevards or the Boulevard Saint-Michel, watching the faces.... From time to time M pulled his watch out of his pocket, because he'd never got used to wrist watches, and treasured the gold hunter [à double boîtier] he'd inherited from his father.... M belonged to the generation that included many men who didn't want to drive. He personally feared his absentmindedness... [1965-PAT]
There were the same open-platform buses when M first arrived in Paris nearly 40 years before, and then he had never tired of riding up and down the main boulevards on the Madeleine-Bastille line. ... Mme M would take her third driving lesson that morning. 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.... Another habit, a mania, which dated back to his infancy. Every year, with the first day of fine weather, M bought himself a new pair of shoes, as light as possible. He had done so yesterday, and they pinched: it was torture to walk the length of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir.... M's badge had the number 0004. Number 1 was the Prefect, 2 the Director General of the Police Department, and 3 for the Head of the Special Branch. Silver-plated copper, on one side the Republic's Marianne with her Phrygian cap, the letters "FF" and the word "Police" outlined in red enamel. On the reverse were the arms of Paris, a serial number, and, engraved in small lettering, the holder's name. One month's salary suspension in case of loss. [1966-VOL]
M was 53. Pardon suggested a vacation. M considered Meung-sur-Loire, but Pardon wanted him to go to Vichy. M said he'd never set foot in it, though he'd born within 40 miles of it, near Moulins.... M hadn't had chicken pox, but measles when he was small and his mother still living. It was his warmest and most vivid image of his mother, who'd died shortly after.... M told Dr. Rian of taking a glass or two of sloe gin after dinner, which his sister-in-law always sent from Alsace.... M was thinking back to the days when he was personal assistant to the Superintendent of Police in the 9th arrondissement. [1967-VIC]
M had been forced to give up his study of medicine. If he had been able to have gone on with it, would he not have chosen psychiatry? [1968-HES]
It was true M had known Léon Florentin at 12, 15, 17, but they'd long since gone their separate ways.... Léon Florentin had been at school with M, Lycée Banville, Moulins.... Léon Florentin's father had owned the best bakery in the town, facing the cathedral, and Florentin had had a walnut cake named after him, which had become something of a regional specialty.... M had completely lost touch with the other boys of his class. Crochet, whose father had been a notary, had presumably taken over his practice. Orban, plump and good-natured, had not doubt become a doctor.... For some of the other boys Léon Florentin's father's bakery had been a meeting place, where they ate ices and cakes. According to the knowing ladies of the town, a cake was not worth having unless it was from Florentin's.... M remembered Léon Florentin's sister, who'd married a baker, plump as a pigron, fresh-faced and cheerful like her mother; hadn't M been a little in love with her?... M was thankful he didn't call him "Jules". It had been customary at the lycée for the boys to call one another by their surnames.... The weedy little fair-haired man who taught them Latin used to say "You wen't allow us to forget that we were descended from apes, I see, Master Florentin [Léon Florentin].... M had never been able to bring himself to learn to drive. ... When they had just bought the car it had been their intention to use it only for going to and from their little house in Meung-sur-Loire, and for touring on vacations. It was the same with the television set. When they'd first bought it they'd vowed they'd only watch programs that interested them. After two weeks Mme M had taken to setting the table so that they were both able to watch the screen during dinner.... In thirty-five years he'd not come across a single one of the boys who'd been his schoolmates at the Lycée Banville. And when at last he did, it had to be Léon Florentin, of all people! [1968-ENF]
Up to three months before the retirement age for Superintendents was 65, and he was 63. A new regulation had put the retiring age back to 68.... 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...... M kissed Mme M good-night as he had done for many years. He'd put on his pajamas and brushed his teeth. Asked her to wake him at 7:30 with a cup of coffee, as usual.... M knew nothing about tape recorders, nor cars nor photography, which was why it was his wife who drove. It took all his mechanical knowledge to change the channel on the TV.... In spite of the fact that they had a car, which M had never driven, for a year, Mme M preferred to use it as little as possible in Paris. They used it mainly on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings to go to Meung-sur-Loire where they had their little cottage.... M knew the Île Saint-Louis fairly well, since he used to live on the Place des Vosges, and at that time they often walked arm in arm around the island in the evening. [1969-TUE]
M drank his coffee slowly, lingered in the shower.... M put on his heavy black overcoat and the navy blue woolen scarf Mme M had just knitted for him.... M was reading an article on deep-sea exploration when he suddenly thought of the Grasshopper.... Once or twice in his childhood he had made himself ill because he hadn't finished his homework.... M told Gilbert Pigou the grog was for him as well, as he had the flu and maybe quinsy. [1969-VIN]
M and Marella had signed up together at the QDO, and for more than two years had pounded the same beat, after which they had first patrolled the railway stations, and then been assigned to detective work in the large department stores. They'd both been bachelors then. [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.... M would retire in three years time.
M. The next morning M sang in the bathtub.... There was a photo of M when he was a precinct secretary with a drooping mustache. [1949-MME]
Mabille. An old man, Mabille, a moneylender, lived opposite Julien Foucrier's hotel in the Rue des Dames , behind the Boulevard des Batignolles. Julien Foucrier had robbed and killed him twenty years earlier. [1951-MEU]
Nicolas had someone from Hotel Squad check and learned the man's name was Georges Macagne. He had a record for car theft and assault.
MacDonald, Jimmy. Jimmy (J.J.) MacDonald was one of J Edgard Hoover's chief aides in the FBI in Washington. He'd been M's guide through most of the principal cities of the US, a tall man with bright blue eyes. [1951-LOG]
Mace, from Figaro, had managed to follow the taxi. Lamblin and Ginette Meurant had gone to a seafood restaurant on Place de l'Odéon specializing in bouillabaisse.
Macé Macé, Place
Macé. 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... G. Macé, chef de la Sûreté en 1879-188- ... Mon musée criminel, G. Macé, chef de la Sûreté, 1890. [1950-MEM]
Macé, Place. 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]
The family of Juliette Boynet's husband, along with the Boynets, attended the funeral, creating a rival faction to the Henri Monfilses, her family.
Machère. The inspector who accompanied Joseph Peeters was Machère. He found himself on M's right, but quickly shifted to the other side in deference to his superior. [1932-FLA]
Machère, Antoinette. Mme. Mariette Gibon, who ran the boarding house in the Rue d'Angoulême said Monsieur Louis [Louis Thouret] had been visited by a Mme. Antoinette, around 40, a fine person. M found her picture in his room.... Mlle. Léone recognized the picture M had brought from Monsieur Louis' room. Had worked at Kaplan's for about six or seven months. Had been married to a policeman. [1952-BAN]
M was interested when he heard of Maclet, a second-floor tenant of a neighboring building, crippled with rheumatism, spent all of his time at his window.
Mac-Mahon, Avenue. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Place de l'Étoile to Avenue des Ternes]
Janvier drove M to Manuel Palmari's. They drove up the Champs-Élysées, around the Arc de Triomphe, down Avenue MacMahon, to turn left into Rue des Acacias. The district was bourgeois and peaceful.
Mâcon. [manufacturing city, EC France, capital, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 33,445. on Saône river 22 mi. WNW of Bourg.]
[manufacturing city, EC France, capital, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 33,445. on Saône river 22 mi. WNW of Bourg.manufacturing city, EC France, capital, Saône-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 33,445. on Saône river 22 mi. WNW of Bourg.]
Victor Macoulet was the husband of the concierge at Manuel Mori's building. On duty at night, he was a drunk, slept there on a camp bed. Might be found at the Square La Bruyère or the Place Saint-Georges. Born near Arras.
Madame Bovary. The books on the shelves certainly belonged to Gaston Meurant: Tolstoy's War and Peace, 18 bound volumes of The History of the Consulate and the Empire, Madame Bovary, a work on wild animals, History of the Religions of the World... [1959-ASS]
The Madeleine must have gone to La Chaussée, where the skipper's brother-in-law kept a pub, the lock-keeper Désiré thought.
Madeleine. [The Madeleine, (the church of St. Mary Magdelene), built in the style of a classical temple, begun by Napoleon I in 1806. The culmination of the broad Rue Royale, starting point of Boulevard Malesherbes and the Grands Boulevards. 354 x 141 ft., surrounded by majestic Corinthian columns. Relief in the pediment by Lemaire (restored in 1904) represents the Last Judgment.]
M had always had a special affection for the section of the Grands Boulevards between Place de la République and Rue Montmartre..... Further on, approaching the Opéra [Avenue de l'Opéra] and the Madeleine, the boulevards were more spacious and elegant. [1952-BAN]
Inspector Louis might say to a bartender, "I didn't know Francis was back from Toulon." "He was with Madeleine, his old girl friend.
Madeleine-Bastille line Madeleine, Boulevard de la
Madeleine-Bastille line. [Madeleine-Bastille, E. — I° De la Madeleine à la Porte-St-Martin; 2° de la Porte-St-Denis à la Bastille. (listing in early 20th C. autobus guide to Paris).]
Madeleine, Boulevard de la. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Cambon to Place de la Madeleine]
[Paris. 8e, Élycée - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Cambon to Place de la Madeleine]
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]
Mme. Blanche looked about 50, but was over 60. Small and plump. When M had first known her, 30 years earlier, she was still on the streets, around the Boulevard de la Madeleine, very pretty with gentle manners. Later she had taken over the management of an apartment on the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, where a large number of pretty girls were always to be found. [1969-VIN]
Madeleine Dubois. see: Dubois, Madeleine
see: Lalande, Madeleine
Madeleine, Place de la
Madeleine, Place de la. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue Royale to Rue Tronchet]
When M had last met Léon Florentin, by chance in the Place de la Madeleine, 20 years earlier, he'd introduced him to his wife Monique.
Madeleine Theater. There'd been a gala performance at the Madeleine Theatre that night, the 100th performance of some play. Dr. Paul, Parisian to the core, was sure to have been there. [1946-mal]
Mad Justin. see: Justin, Mad
Mado. A special delivery letter with a woman's writing and "Very Urgent" had arrived. It asked him to come to the Hôtel de Bretagne, Rue Richier, almost opposite the Folies-Bergère, room 47. Probably signed Mado. [1951-LOG]
Mado Feinstein. see: Feinstein, Mado
The rooms at the Hôtel du Lion d'Or were rented in the name Serge Madok. His papers showed him to be a Czech, and the hotel keeper said they spoke a language he couldn't understand, which wasn't Polish.
Madrid. [City, capital of Spain and Madrid prov., central Spain on Manzanares river, 40 mi NNE of Toledo and 30 mi WSW of Guadalajara. pop. 1970: 3,146,071.]
Pietr had been arrested twice, once at Wiesbaden, for fraud of half a million marks from a Munich wholesaler, once at Madrid, similarly, with a prominent member of Spanish court society. [1929-30-LET]
During WWI Isabelle de V-- sent her letters by way of the French Embassy in Madrid.
Madrid, Avenue du
Madrid, Avenue du. M went to the apartment on Avenue du Madrid, near the Bois de Boulogne, to Justin Colleboeuf's, in Neuilly. [1939-MAJ]
Clémentine Pholien, of Rue Lamarck, nicknamed "the Madwoman". Had been coming two or three times a week for months to the Quai des Orfèvres, sat in the waiting room knitting, waiting for "M to send for her when he needed her". A slight, graceful woman, had been running a notions shop in Montmartre, deriving a comfortable income from it.
Maestricht. [(Maastricht) commune, capital of Limburg prov., SE Netherlands, on Maas (Meuse) river, near the Belgian frontier. pop. 1970: 98,927.]
Ephraim Graphopoulos acted as if he were afraid, like of the Mafia, or a band of international spies... There are any number of Greeks in the world of spying.
Magasins Généraux. On the other side of the river was the rectangular outline of the vast concrete buildings of the Magasins Généraux. and two cargo boats, from London and Amsterdam. [1933-ECL]
Magazine des Familles.
On the shelf at Marcel Basso's were bound volumes of the Magazine des Familles going back 50 years.
Magellan, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue Quentin-Bauchart to Rue de Bassano]
Farther back, in Rue Magellan, was a bar, the kind frequented by chauffeurs in rich quarters.
Magenta, Boulevard de
Magenta, Boulevard de. [Paris. 9e, Opéra - 10e, Entrepôt. from Place de la République to Boulevard Rochechouart]
Maggie Wallach. see: Wallach, Maggie
Émilie Thouret's sister, Jeanne, was a few years younger. Lived a few block away. Husband Albert Magnin was a railroad inspector.
Magrin. Sergeant Depoil called Divisional Superintendent Magrin (Mangrin in Eng. tr.) to tell him of the find of the man's arm. [1955-COR]
Maguy. Young Mlle Maguy, a reporter for one of the morning papers arrived. [1955-TEN]
Mahossier. M received an anonymous phone call with a tip: "Mahossier."; went through the list of 11 in the Paris phone book: A florist in Passy, divorced from her husband five years ago. A Secretarial College on Boulevard Voltaire. A Doctor, office Place des Vosges. And the Louis Mahossier Painting and Decorating firm, eventually leading to the murderer, Louis Mahossier. [1971-SEU]
Mahossier, Louis. Painting and Decorating firm, Avenue Trudaine, Montmartre. Mahossier had left for his house in La Baule, the "Umbrella Pines" which he'd had for ten years, the day before, for three or four weeks. His apartment was in Rue de Rue de Turbigo, near Les Halles. Tall, slim, 50-ish, greying at the temples. Wife much younger, 40s. Born in Belleville, illegitimate. He killed Marcel Vivien when he ran across him by chance, in revenge for the killing of Nina Lassave, the love of his life, twenty years earlier. [1971-SEU]
Maigret, Évariste. M went to the grave of his father, Évariste Maigret. [1932-FIA]
Évariste Maigret had been bailiff for the local landowner, and one day he bought cattle from Louis Fumal, although he'd long avoided doing so. M, about 8, had been home from school with the mumps. His mother was still alive. Fumal had left some money for him after the deal, and he'd been furious. His name was never mentioned in the house again, and Fumal had apparently tried to make the Comte de Saint-Fiacre suspicious of him. [1956-ECH]
Maigret, Henriette. Mme M. Don't you think it's odd, Maigret, she said, for she always addressed her husband by his surname. After 20 years of marriage, they were bickering gently.... M called out, "Henriette, come and look" for the stranger was in the square. [1937-38-amo]
Mirella Jonker's maiden name was Marcelle Maillant, not Mireille as M had thought.
Maillefer Maillot, Porte
Maillefer. Local Police Superintendent who had visited the scene of Nina Lassave's murder with a Constable Patou. [1971-SEU]
Maillot, Porte. [Paris. 16e, Passy. at Place de la Porte Maillot]
M told them to watch the entrances of Paris, especially Porte Maillot for the yellow touring car. [1932-POR]
Félicie said she'd changed trains six times to shake the tall man with red hair. M thought it must have been Janvier, who'd got on her track as soon as the mechanic set her down at Porte Maillot. [1942-FEL]
Joséphine Papet had told Jean-Luc Bodard that Léon Florentin had wanted her to invest in a bar or small restaurant somewhere near Porte Maillot.
Maine, Avenue de Mainz Mairie, Place de la
Maine, Avenue de. M hesitated between heading for the Lion de Belfort and going down Avenue de Maine in the direction of the Gare Montparnasse. [1957-SCR]
Mainz. Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. [1930-31-TET]
Mairie, Place de la. [Étretat] In the Place de la Mairie M read: Pâtisserie Maurin, formerly Maison Seuret. [1949-DAM]
M had suddenly taken on again, in spite of himself, the tone of the "Maison", the Quai des Orfèvres.
Maison Harris Maison Pincemail
Maison Harris. The shop wasn't far from the Place Vendôme. A narrow window with practically nothing on display. Inside it looked more like a drawing room than a shop. [1957-SCR]
Maison Pincemail. The company Antoine Cristin worked for as a messenger. [1955-COR]
The Pardons' (Dr Pardon) daughter Alice Bruart and her husband had to go home to Maisons-Alfort.
Maison Seuret Maisons-Lafitte
Maison Seuret. [Étretat] In the Place de la Mairie M read: Pâtisserie Maurin, formerly Maison Seuret. [1949-DAM]
Maisons-Lafitte. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 24,223. on Seine river 7 mi. NW of Paris; racecourse.]
Bill Larner had once telephoned Adrienne Laur from the Maisons-Lafitte.... Loris introducted Baron to Bob, a jockey who'd lived in Los Angeles for a long time, but wasn't American. Lived in the Maisons-Lafitte.... M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]
Henri Legendre was an industrialist, commuted between Paris and Rouen. Marie-France Legendre was his second wife, 15 years younger than he. They had a place at Maisons-Lafitte, where they had regular weekend parties.
The Police Station in the Rue de Maistre, Montmartre, had located Émile Lentin, in a bistro near the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy].
Majestic. 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.... M's presence invariably carried a suggestion of hostility. ... Pietr joined Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston for dinner at the Majestic.... Pietr had registered under the name Oswald Oppenheim, ship-owner, Bremen, at the Majestic. [1929-30-LET]
Prosper Donge turned up Rue de Berri, then Rue de Ponthieu. A small café was open. Two houses further along, a door passers-by never noticed, the service entrance of the hotel, the Majestic.... M was using a bicycle he'd borrowed from the bellboy of the Majestic, which was too small for him. [1939-MAJ]
It had happened between two Poles, in a hovel near the Porte d'Italie. A laborer who spoke bad French, a wretched puny man called Stéphane, with an unpronouncable last name, lived there with a woman and four small children. The woman was the wife of Majewski, who'd been a farm laborer on farms in the north. The two eldest children were Majewski's. Stéphane said Majewski had given him his wife... sold her to him. Majewski had come back, and during the night Stéphane had stabbed him and the wife.
Majorca. [Largest island of the Balearic group, Beleares prov., Spain, in W Mediterranean 145 mi. E of Spanish coast. 1405 sq.mi. pop. 1970: 460,030.]
Major Howard. see: Howard, Major
Major, The. see: Bellam, Major
M got a letter from Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers. Ten years in Indo-China. There he knew Émile Gallet. Had arranged a mock marriage with a Malay girl. The idea came from the tax inspector, who'd read a book of Stevenson's about natives in the Pacific, with a similar fake marriage, to get a wild native girl.
Malaya Malesherbes Malesherbes, Boulevard
Malaya. Dr. Armand Barion said the method used to kill Olga Boulanger was well-known in Maylaya and New Hebrides. [1936-lun]
Malesherbes. M could see the Malesherbes métro station entrance at the junction with the Avenue de Villiers, and Lapointe returning with long, brisk strides, after taking Anne-Marie Boutin there. [1969-VIN]
Malesherbes, Boulevard. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Place de la Madeleine to Boulevard Berthier]
Malik, Charles. Bernadette Amorelle's son-in-law.... Ernest Malik's younger brother by three years. Lived with his wife and mother-in-law summers at Orsenne, in the house Old Amorelle had bought some 40 years ago from a financial baron of the Second Empire. Both brothers had married the Amorelle sisters. [1945-FAC]
Malik, Ernest. Ernest Malik called M "Jules", to his annoyance. They had been at the lycée at Moulins together. They had called him "The Tax Collector". His father had held that post in Moulins.... Ernest Malik married Amorelle's daughter Laurence Amorelle, shortly after Roger Campois' suicide. Sent for his brother Charles Malik, who married the second daughter, Aimé Amorelle. [1945-FAC]
Malik, Monita. Bernadette Amorelle's grand-daughter, nominally Charles Malik's daughter, but actually the daughter of his brother, Ernest Malik, would have been 18, but had drowned herself the week before. [1945-FAC]
Malletier, Hortense. M received an anonymous letter suggesting he visit the "filty abortionist" Hortense Malletier, on the Rue Lepic, where Annette Duché had gone with Adrien Josset. 4th floor of an old building near the Moulin de la Galette. Over sixty, suffered from dropsy. When they'd gone, Adrien had left his car on the Boulevard de Clichy, and they'd walked over to Rue Lepic. [1959-CON]
President of the State Council. 65. Had been a member of successive cabinets since he was 40. Father had been a mayor, one of his brothers a deputy, another a colonial governor.
Mamin et Delvoye
Mamin et Delvoye. Robert Bureau's father worked at Mamin et Delvoye in Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, a big printing firm. [1969-TUE]
Colombani would go to the Gare du Nord to get the little girl coming in, the survivor of the Manceau farm attack.
Manchester. [County borough and city, Lancashire, NW England, on the Irwell, 30 mi. ENE of Liverpool. pop. 1971: 541,468; major commercial and transportation center.]
Mirella Jonker was born in the south of France, and had married an Englishman, Herbert Muir, of Manchester, a manufacturer of ball bearings.
Manchuria. The latest news was written out in blue pencil on long strips of paper in the windows of the Journal de Moulins. "Manchuria. The Havas Agency reports that..." [1932-FIA]
M called Manessi, a licensed appraiser, who frequently appeared in courts as an expert witness.
Manet Mangeot Mangrin Manhattan Manhattan Bar Manicle
Manet. Manessi said Norris Jonker grew up surrounded by Van Goghs, Pissaros, Manets and Renoirs.... Norris Jonker said he had a Chirico which had been smuggled across the Italian border, and a Manet which came from Russia. [1963-FAN]
Mangeot. Old Mangeot was the best man to listen to the tapes. Almost 40 years of service. Sad-faced, soft-featured, no sparkle in his eyes. [1969-TUE]
Mangrin. Sergeant Depoil called Divisional Superintendent Magrin (Mangrin in Eng. tr.) to tell him of the find of the man's arm. [1955-COR]
Manhattan. The dense fog was turning milky, the lights beginning to pale in the concrete pyramid Manhattan offered for view. [1946-NEW]
Manhattan Bar. 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. [1951-LOG]
Manicle. Lucas called that Superintendent Manicle of the 14th had a murder in a small private house in the Avenue du Parc-Montsouris, a Lebanese named Félix Nahour. The charwoman had found the body.... Manicle was a small thin man with a mustache, whom M had known for over 20 years. [1966-NAH]
Jules said Baboeuf had dealt the card, auction manille.
Maniu Mansart, Rue
Maniu. M reached Inspector Maniu at the Bureau of Missing Persons to give Octave Le Cloaguen's description. [1941-SIG]
Mansart, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue de Douai to Rue Blanche]
Police-Constable Jullian had noted a De Dion Bouton in the Rue Mansart outside No. 28. After ten minutes it drove off towards the Rue Blanche.
Mans, Le Mansuy
Mans, Le. see: Le Mans
Mansuy. Only the Chief of Police, M. Mansuy, went to the trouble of shaking hands with M.... Chief-Inspector Mansuy was a little red-haired man, with a genteel, even, timid manner.... M was surprised to see Mansuy's cheeks covered with stiff bristles like couch-grass, a darker red than his hair. [1947-VAC]
M spoke to Raoul Mansuy at the Cochin hospital about Étienne Gouin's schedule that night.
Mantes. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 26,058. Mantes-la-Jolie. on Seine River 32 mi. WNW of Paris]
1,000-franc notes had been found floating in the Seine at the Bougival lock the day after the murder. Some were found at Mantes as well. Edgar Martin had thrown the stolen money into the Seine.
Mantes-la-Jolie. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 26,058. on Seine river 32 mi. WNW of Paris.]
Paul Martin borrowed a car and took his family to the country. They had lunch at a reverside inn near Mantes-la-Jolie. He drank to much, and got into an accident near the Bougival bridge, in which his wife was killed instantly. [1950-noe]
Manuel Mori. see: Mori, Manuel
see: Palmari, Manuel
Manuel, Rue. M testified that there had been a crime on the Rue Manuel, not far from the Rue des Martyrs. A quiet street, middle-class, with little activity, runs into the bottom of Rue des Martyrs. No. 27a is almost halfway along the street. The concierge's lodge was not on the ground floor, but the one above. [1959-ASS]
Among the reporters was Maquille, who, despite his cherubic face and being just 20, was one of the keenest men on the Paris press.
Marais. During the past 10 years or so it had become popular for very wealthy people to buy an old house in the Marais - in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, for example, and restore it. [1961-PAR]
M said there were no more than 50 diamond cutters in Paris, all living in the Marais, near Rue des Francs-Bourgeois .... 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.
Marais, Le Marais, Rue des
Marais, Le. The bus was at the corner of Rue Rambuteau, not far from Les Halles, when François Ricain, who had just stolen M's wallet, jumped off, and was soon lost in the Rue des Blancs-Manteaux. He had time to lose himself in the narrow streets of Le Marais. [1966-VOL]
Marais, Rue des. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Rue de la Douane to Rue Magenta]
Vivier gave M Mlle. Motte's address, in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. It was in the Marais district, with a few historic houses, mainly small artisans, from Poland, Hungary or Lithuania.
Marans. M called the Auberge du Pont du Brault. They'd seen Marcel Airaud, who'd stopped there, and gone toward Marans. A canal ran from the far end of the bay to Marans, which was about 10 km inland, to Pont du Brault, virtually uninhabited. [1940-JUG]
Mme. Chabot reminded M of a girl with a squint he'd met once at Julien Chabots', who'd married a man from Marans in the cheese business. They'd had three children, and then she'd come down with TB.
Marathieu Marbeuf, Rue
Marathieu. Breuker's assistant, Assistant-Superintendent Marathieu answered at Orly. [1966-NAH]
Marbeuf, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue George-V to Avenue Champs-Élysées]
Marcel Vivien's daughter, Odette Delaveau, lived at 12, Rue Marcadet, 2nd floor, around the corner from her mother on Rue Caulaincourt. "Everything is right around the corner in Montmartre."
Marceau, Avenue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue President-Wilson to Place de l'Étoile]
Countess Louise Paverini's suitcases came from a celebrated trunkmaker's on Avenue Marceau.... Genévrier, told Jules to have the operator call Dr. Frère, that it was urgent... Nearby, in his apartment on Avenue Marceau, Dr. Frère dressed hurriedly. [1957-VOY]
Josset & Virieu offices were on Avenue Marceau. Laboratories at Saint-Mondé, and in Switzerland and Belgium.
Marcel. Feinstein, a hosier with a shop in the Grands Boulevards, introduced himself to M. Said he traded under the name Marcel. [1931-GUI]
Marcel Airaud. see: Airaud, Marcel
Marcel Basso. see: Basso, Marcel
Marcel Caune. see: Caune, Marcel
Marcel-Joseph-Étienne Pacaud. see: Marcellin
Marcel Landry. see: Landry, Marcel
Mme. Marcelle was the concierge at the Rue de Ponthieu where Jeanine Armenieu and Louise Laboine had lived for two years. Two girls who danced at the Lido lived there now, and a manicurist at the Claridge. Her husband was a head waiter in a restaurant in the Place des Ternes. [1954-JEU]
Marcel, Le Grand. see: Le Grand Marcel
Marcelle Lachaume. see: Lachaume, Marcelle
Marcelle Luquet. see: Luquet, Marcelle
Marcelle Maillant. see: Maillant, Marcelle
Marcelle Mazeron. see: Mazeron, Marcelle
Marcel Lenoir. see: Lenoir, Marcel
Marcelle Vanier. see: Vanier, Marcelle
Marcellin. Actually Marcel(-Joseph-Étienne) Pacaud, fisherman who had lived on his boat in Porquerolles for several years under the name Marcellin, shot to death the night he claimed to be a friend of M's. He had an old letter from M on the letterhead of the Brasserie des Ternes. M traveled to Porquerolles with Inspector Pyke to investigate the murder. (In theory, M. didn't operate outside Paris and the department of the Seine, but he went at the request of his chief.). Marcellin was a popular figure on the island, more of a tramp than a fisherman. In summer he took tourists out fishing round the islands, in winter did nothing. His boat, a local craft, pointed at both ends, about 18 feet long. dirty, deck in disorder. No one believed Marcellin had been born in Le Havre - his accent was of a southerner. He sometimes traveled to "the continent" and tied up his boat at Giens, Saint-Tropez or Le Lavandou; drank white wine (never champagne); was a good bowls player. Because of the mistral, which had been blowing for days, he went to sleep in his hut that night, where he was found murdered the next morning, with several shots in the head, point blank, one in the shoulder, and hit in the face. No known enemies, nothing stolen, as he had nothing. His papers, army book, photo of a woman were all that were found. Born Le Havre, a seaman... in the recoreds file at age 35. file picture: thin, sickly-looking, black bruise below the right eye. long list of convictions. At Le Havre, age 17, assault and battery, Bordeaux a year later, assault and battery, drunkenness on the public way, resisting arrest, assault and battery in a house of ill repute in Marseilles. "lived on immoral earnings." Sent to do military service in the Africa Batallions. assault and battery at Nantes, Toulon, Paris: inveigling (theft from a hotel room of a man who accompanied a prostitute there). 3 convictions for acting as accomplice to inveigling, always with Ginette. Supposedly inflicted knife wound on one. Marcellin called Ginette to ask if she had a Larousse encyclopedia, wanting to know when Van Gogh had died. (1890). He'd apparently seen Jef de Greef signing a painting "Van Gogh" and realized he was forging it to sell to Mrs. Ellen Wilcox. Presumably he'd confronted de Greef or Philippe de Moricourt with this knowledge, leading to his murder. [1949-AMI]
Marcellin Rateau. see: Rateau, Marcellin
Marcel Moncin. see: Moncin, Marcel
Marcel Sellier. see: Sellier, Marcel
see: Vivien, Marcel
Marchal. Dr. Frère called the police station in the Rue de Berry, where the Sergeant Marchal wrote down the information, then called it in to Headquarters. There'd been a fight on the Rue de Ponthieu, as well. [1957-VOY]
Marchandon. The hammering at Marchandon's smithy stopped. [1953-ECO]
Marchangy, Irène de. 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]
The one-legged man at the Hôtel Lepic said he'd seen the man with Arlette at the Marché Lepic.
Marché, Place du
Marché, Place du. M was installed in the best bedroom on the first floor of the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Bergerac. From where he lay he could look down on the Place du Marché. [1932-FOU]
Marcia, Line. Line Marcia was tall, very blonde, with the thin supple body of a model or a chorus girl, 30 at most.... Born in Brussels, father worked in a bank. Took a job as a salesgirl in a shop on the Grands Boulevards.... Line Marcia's maiden name was Line Polin. [1971-IND]
Marcia, Maurice. Lucas woke M up at 2:00 am with a call from the 18th. They'd just found the body of Maurice Marcia, proprieter of the Sardine, a truly Parisian restaurant on the Rue Fontaine, on the sidewalk of the Avenue Junot, right at the top of the Butte Montmartre, not far from the Place du Tertre.... Everyone in Paris knew Maurice Marcia. When M had still been a detective he'd had him in for questioning. Later on he and Mme M has sometimes dined at the Rue Fontaine. Everyone called him Monsieur Maurice. [1971-IND]
Marcinelle, Albert. Albert Marcinelle was 23, of a good family, the son of an industrialist who'd gone bankrupt.... Jérôme Lacroix told M that Berthe's boyfriend, Albert Marcinelle, was wanted for the Boulevard Beaumarchais shooting.... The gun that was used in the robbery had Albert Marcinelle's father's name on it. [1937-38-ber]
Marco. Arlette said he was Mariette Gibon's lover.... Arlette had called Marco for Gibon from a restaurant on the Boulevard Voltaire, to tell him not to come to the house till she told him it was clear. Left a message for him with Félix, a waiter in Le Poker d'As, a bar in Rue de Douai.... Marco had left Paris and taken a room in a country inn on the banks of the Seine. M called him "a thug from Marseilles". [1952-BAN]
The girl (Nicole Prieur) 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. The got into a red Lancia and stopped in front of a hotel. She ran away, called M from a bar. [1964-DEF]
Marco Giovanni. see: Giovanni, Marco
Marco Paverini. see: Paverini, Marco
Marco, Willy. 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.... Lucas said he'd found a card on Willy Marco at the Prefecture. He'd been expelled from Monaco four years earlier after a complaint by an American woman who'd lost her jewels.... Willy Marco said he was educated at Eton, like the Prince of Wales. If they'd been the same age they'd have been friends. Father was a fig merchant at Smyrna. [1930-PRO]
Ernst Marek, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler. He had been arrested in Copenhagen as Ernst Marek.
Marella. Superintendent. Senior man in Toulon. An old colleague, he and M had joined the force about the same time. M called him to tell him that Le Grand Marcel was headed to Toulon.... M and Marella had signed up together at the QDO, and for more than two years had pounded the same beat, after which they had first patrolled the railway stations, and then been assigned to detective work in the large department stores. They'd both been bachelors then.... Marella was born in Nice. Knew every delinquent and prostitute from Menton to Marseilles. [1970-FOL]
M. Jean Lecureur said only the maid, Claire Marelle, was devoted to Nathalie Sabin-Levesque.
Marette Mareuil-sur-Ay Margeret
Marette. Lucas and Marette were on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine watching Émile Branchu. [1969-TUE]
Mareuil-sur-Ay. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... [1930-PRO]
Margeret. Constable Margeret of the 1st arrondissement had fired. The car had sped off towards Saint-Augustin. [1961-PAR]
Margot Cassegrain. see: Cassegrain, Margot
Marguerite Potru. see: Potru, Marguerite
Marguerites, Les. see: Les Marguerites
Marguerite Van de Weert.
See: Van de Weert, Marguerite
Maria. [Successor to King Carol, King Ferdinand I (reigned 1914-27) married Marie of Edinbergh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Alexander II.]
Mariani. Janvier remembered that Mariani had been with them on the Stan the Killer case. A probationary detective, with the backing of some minister. A dandy - a pimp according to M - who left the force shortly after. He had rented the apartment above Michel Goldfinger's. [1946-mal]
M would, for example, ask Manuel Palmari if he knew Mariani, a young nuisance from Corsica.
Maria Peeters. See: Peeters, Maria [1932-FLA]
Maria Pinaco. see: Pinaco, Maria
Maria Smelker. see: Smelker, Maria
Maria Van Aerts. see: Van Aerts, Maria
Marie Bernard. see: Bernard, Marie
Marie Deligeard. see: Deligeard, Marie
Marie des Anges, Sister. M knew that Sister Marie des Anges would whisper to him "Our dear patient is getting better and better". [1947-VAC]
Marie Dupin. see: Dupin, Marie
Marie-France. [apparently Janvier's wife] M called Police Headquarters in Paris, spoke to Janvier, to have him see if anyone had come for letters at the poste restante for Émile Duffieux. Said to give his regards to Marie-France. [1947-VAC]
Marie-France Legendre. see: Legendre, Marie-France
Marie Jalon. see: Jalon, Marie
see: Léonnec, Marie
Marienbad. [(Mariánské Lázne) town, Czech S.R., West Czechoslovakia, about 20 mi. SSW of Karlovy Vary. Pop. 1968: 13,496. mineral springs.]
Marie Picard. see: Picard, Marie
see: Pirouet, Marie
Marie, Pont. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai d' Anjou to Quai des Célestins]
Marie Tatin. see: Tatin, Marie
Marie Titin. see: Titin, Marie
Mariette Gibon. see: Gibon, Mariette
see: Vassilief, Marie
Marignan Marigny, Avenue
Marignan. Évelina Nahour said she'd taken a taxi to the Marignan restaurant on the Champs-Élysées. [1966-NAH]
Marigny, Avenue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Avenue Gabriel to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré]
Émile Parendon lived on Avenue Marigny. The building was vast and solid, built to defy the passage of time. Gateway was flanked by bronze candelabra. The concierge had a veritable drawing room, with a table covered with green velvet, as if in a Ministry.... M remembered a pleasant bar on the corner of Avenue Marigny and Rue du Cirque, where he went and ordered a pint of beer. [1968-HES]
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.... Harry Cole said if they'd smoked as little as a single joint of marijuana it would fall under his jurisdiction.
Marillac. Nicolas Cajou, 62, born in Marillac in the Cantal, took the stand. [1959-ASS]
Marina. Through the open door the patronne, Marina could be seen. [1936-pig]
see: Boulay, Marina
Marina's. A chance visitor to Marina's in the Rue Pigalle wouldn't have suspected that the thickset man in the heavy overcoat was Superintendent Maigret of the Police Judiciaire. [1936-pig]
Marinette Augier. see: Augier, Marinette
Mario de Lucia. see: Lucia, Mario de
M told Jeanne he'd been at the Angel Inn 20 years ago, and when she asked if he'd known Marius, her husband who'd died three years earlier. he said of course. He told her he'd come from the neighborhood of Orléans.
Market, the. see: Les Halles
see: Jones, Mark
Marlene Dietrich Marlieux Marne
Marlene Dietrich. see: Dietrich, Marlene
Marlieux. M stationed Marlieux, a young inspector who knew shorthand, behind the door while Janvier interrogated Guillaume Serre. [1951-GRA]
Marne. [River, NE France, 326 mi. long; rises in NEC France, flows NW and W into Seine river at Charenton-le-Pont, near Paris; navigable for about 220 miles.]
Émile Ducrau explained: The water here froms a sort of arm that ends in the Seine. Here it is the Marne canal. Farther along is the Marne itself, which at this point is not navigable. Then comes the Upper Seine, which takes you to Burgundy, the Loire, Lyons, and Marseilles. Le Havre and Rouen are reached by the Lower Seine. The traffic is divided between two companies, the General Canal Company and the Association of Central Canals. But from this lock, right up to Holland and Belgium, it's Ducrau!"... A bright blue signboard with a picture of a steamboat proclaimed: Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles! Pilotage de la Marne et de la Haute Seine. There was a café on the right.... Émile Ducrau said there were still lock-keepers in the upper Marne who didn't know him by any name other than Mimile Ducrau. [1933-ECL]
It was unlikely Marinette Augier could have gone to the sea, but there were plenty of places on the Seine, the Marne or the Oise she could have gone.... Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Félix et Félicie at Pomponne, on the Marne, not far from Lagny, which she especially liked. [1963-FAN]
The old gang leaders had gone into retirement on the Marne, in the south, or wound up in the prison at Fontevrault.
Marne Quarries Company Maronite
Marne Quarries Company. Émile Ducrau said that downstairs was the offices of the Marne Quarries Company.... [1933-ECL]
Maronite. Pierre Nahour said they were Maronite Christians. [1966-NAH]
Marquise de Sévigné. see: Sévigné, Marquise de
The Marsacs, who lived in the village of Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage, arrived at Judge Forlacroix's after the Brénéols, and they played bridge.
Marsac. The inspector on duty outside Michel Goldfinger's said his colleague Marsac was following Eva. [1946-mal]
One of the thieves, known as the Marseillais, was arrested.
Marseilles. [seaport, SE France, capital, Bouches-du-Rhône dept. pop. 1968: 889,028. on the NE shore of the Gulf of Lions, 98 mi. WSW of Nice.]
The hotel keeper said he'd made a bouillabaisse that was as good as any in Marseilles. [1932-POR]
Prosper Donge said he'd been a waiter in Marseilles, Cannes. At the Miramar, they'd switched him from waiter to breakfast cook.... After leaving Marseilles, M fell asleep in his corner.... Jean Ramuel and Marie Deligeard lived in Toulon, Cassis and Marseilles before they moved to Paris. [1939-MAJ]
Fred said he knew a Nine in Marseilles, second in command at a brothel in the Rue Saint-Ferréol.... They said Nine Rochain was from the South. M asked if it was Marseilles, but they said Toulouse. Put the announcer from Radio-Toulouse to shame. [1947-MOR]
Charlot had 50 fruit machines, from Marseilles to Saint-Raphael, where he had been in minor trouble. ... Charlot's girlfriend Bébé was a dancer or singer in a Marseilles night club. ... Justine had a house at Marseilles, the Fleurs. ... Marcellin had been arrested for assault and battery in a house of ill repute in Marseilles. [1949-AMI]
M had received a letter from the "Joint Managing Director of the knife company reporting that the serial number showed it had been sold to a wholesaler in Marseilles about 4 months earlier.... . The mobile squad in Marseilles had taken up the inquiries concerning the knife.... Marco had left Paris and taken a room in a country inn on the banks of the Seine. M called him "a thug from Marseilles". [1952-BAN]
Two steps down was a room with a red-tiled floor, of the kind commonly seen in Marseilles. [1955-COR]
The man who'd had the room next to Martin Duché at the Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers was from Marseilles, and could be reached by phone.... Daunard said he could prove he was in Marseilles the night Christine Josset was killed, playing at the Miramar. [1959-CON]
Alfred Meurant was located in Toulon, where he spent most of his time, with frequent trips along the Riviera, to Marseilles, Nice and Menton. He gave the names of three witnesses in Bandol, with whom he'd been playing cards.... The train to Toulon stopped at Dijon, Lyons, Avignon, and Marseilles. [1959-ASS]
There were always new faces for the jewel robberies, come up from Marseilles, Toulon, Nice.... As if by chance, two killers from Marseilles were killed a few months after Manuel Palmari was shot. [1965-PAT]
At Marseilles, while the train was shunting in the Gare Saint-Charles, M listened with relish to the lilt in the voices of the people.... Marella was born in Nice. Knew every delinquent and prostitute from Menton to Marseilles.... Pepito Giovanni said he owned a dozen move theaters up and down the Riviera: Two in Marseilles, one in Nice, one in Antibes, three in Cannes, one in Aix-en-Provence.... Pepito Giovanni said he owned a nightclub in Marseilles, and three hotels, one in Menton. [1970-FOL]
Freddy Strazzia said Maurice Marcia had been born somewhere between Marseilles and Toulon.... Jo Mori's mother used to live in Arles with her family. When they moved to Paris she stayed a few years longer in the Midi with her daughter, who moved to Marseilles when she got married.... M asked Janvier to book him a seat on the plane to Marseilles, as he'd go to Bandol.... Mme M said the papers said it would be 90 degrees in Marseilles. Paris, 86, the hottest May in 32 years. [1971-IND]
The dead man was Joe Fazio, came from Marseilles four or five years ago. Was a barman in a sleazy bar called the Paréo.
Marsilly. Ernest Combarieu was born in Marsilly, near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). Last residence, Libreville, Gabon. [1946-obs]
Hélène Lange had been born at Marsilly, about 10 miles from La Rochelle.... M knew Marsilly, a village on the Atlantic coast, dominated by 4 or 5 big landowners, who were also the owners of oyster beds and mussel farms.
Martel. Thierry de Martel, French surgeon, born at Maxéville (1876-1940), author of remarkable works on gynocology and surgery of the nervous system.
Marthe Bréjon. see: Bréjon, Marthe
Marthe Combarieu. see: Combarieu, Marthe
Marthe Dorval. see: Dorval, Marthe
Marthe Duffieux. see: Duffieux, Marthe
Marthe Jusserand. see: Jusserand, Marthe
Dr. 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.... A lively man in spite of his stoutness.
Martin. M received a telegram from Martin in Algiers, saying that Dr. Jacques Rivaud was unknown in all hospitals there. [1932-FOU]
Martin, Colette. Colette Martin was the almost seven-year-old nice of the Martins, daughter of Paul Martin, Jean Martin's brother. Had been living with them for two years since her mother had died in an accident. She'd broken her leg in the stairway, and had been bedridden for more than six weeks, due to complications. Told Mme. Doncoeur she'd had a visit from Father Christmas, and he'd left her a doll. [1950-noe]
Martin Duché. see: Duché, Martin
Martine Batille. see: Batille, Martine
Martine Chapuis. see: Chapuis, Martine
Martin, Edgar. Edgar Émile Martin. Official in the Wills and Probate Office. Lived with his wife in the Place des Vosges.... The Martin's lived on the second floor, third door on the left after the corner.... At least 55. Had been "in the service" 32 years.... Martin was a caricature of a petty official. Roger Couchet was his stepson ... Martin had left Paris via the Gare du Nord. Maigret had Martin removed from the Belgium train at Jeumont. M and Martin rode in silence from Jeumont back to Paris. By Maubeuge M hadn't asked him a single question. At Saint-Quentin someone tried to get into their car. [1931-OMB]
see: Gilloux, Martine
Martinez. Along the Croisette [Boulevard de la Croisette], only a hundred yards away, were the luxury hotel: the Carlton, the Miramar, the Martinez... [1939-MAJ]
Martinez. Oscar Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set, drove to school in Jaguars and Ferraris. Most of the group lived near the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foch, and so on. Martinez, the son of a South American ambassador drove an open blue Ferrari. [1964-DEF]
William Brown's mistress…. A buxom girl with almost too ample a figure, reeking of musk.
Martinique. Manuel Mori had had a very beautiful mistress from Martinique. [1971-IND]
Martin, Juliette. Mme. Martin had been born in Meaux, where her father was a confectioner.... Married Raymond Couchet when she was 20. Had lived with Couchet in Nanterre when they were married. Divorced, married Edgar Martin. Living in the Place des Vosges about 8 years. When she went to Couchet's office to retrieve the glove she'd seen her husband forget when he stole the money she was caught by Couchet, and shot him. [1931-OMB]
Martin, Loraine. Loraine Martin, who lived across the street on the third floor, like M, came to M's house that Christmas morning under the urging of Mme Doncoeur.... Blonde, 33. Had worked for M. Lorilleux in the Palais-Royal, in a shop which sold souvineers and old coins. She'd been salesman, secretary and bookkeeper all in one. [1950-noe]
Martino. 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]
Martin, Paul. Jean Martin's brother. Colette Martin's father. Had had a good job in the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, in a furniture store, but after the accident in which his wife was killed had taken to drink.... Paul Martin was 6 years older than his brother Jean. [1950-noe]
Martin Vignolet. see: Vignolet, Martin
Marton, Gisèle. Xavier Marton's wife. Married for 12 years, never really had a quarrel.... Came to visit M later in the day after her husband. About 40. Had married at 28. Grey-blue eyes. Sold brassières and corsets at Maison Harris, working for Maurice Schwob, who had been her lover. Usually left for work together with her husband, from the Avenue de Châtillon, and took the same bus as far as Rue des Pyramides. Then she'd go to her shop in the Rue Saint-Honoré, while he'd go along the Rue de Rivoli as far as the Grands Magasins du Louvre.... Her father had been a history master at the Rouen lycée; her mother was just a general's daughter. Left Rouen for Paris as soon as she'd finished her baccalaureate, with a young lawyer whom she lived with for several months. Started as a saleswoman at Magasins du Louvre. Left there five years earlier, after seven years of marriage. Told M she'd brought zinc phosphide home from work for rats. Her sister Jenny had lived in the US, at Green Village in New Jersey, with her husband, Edgar, an engineer in a petrol-refining company. [1957-SCR]
About 40, dark, not bad-looking, nose a little crooked, lower lip too fleshy, little brown mole at the corner of his mouth. Had been brought up on a farm in Sologne; never knew his parents. Worked in the Grands Magasins du Louvre, in the Rue de Rivoli, head salesman in the toy department, in charge of electric trains. Lived in the Avenue de Châtillon, near the Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church, 14e, 19 years in March. A ward of the Board of Guardians. Came to M convinced that his wife, Gisèle Marton, has been trying to kill him. According to his wife, he was impotent.... Called M to apologize for running out, and made another appointment. Was poisoned by his wife's sister, Jenny, whom he was in love with, when she put poison in the tea intended for her sister.
Martyrs, Rue des
Martyrs, Rue des. [Paris. 9e, Opéra - 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to Rue La Vieuville]
Rue Fléchier is in the 3rd [precinct], but Lognon was watching a little bar at the corner of Rue des Martyrs. While he 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]
M testified that there had been a crime on the Rue Manuel, not far from the Rue des Martyrs. A quiet street, middle-class, with little activity, runs into the bottom of Rue des Martyrs. No. 27a is almost halfway along the street. The concierge's lodge was not on the ground floor, but the one above.
Marx, Karl. They'd talked about everything, a mixture of Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Moses, Confucius and Jesus Christ. [1930-31-PHO]
Mary Lampson. see: Lampson, Mary
Maryland. Just as it happens in cowboy films, M had actually been made a Deputy Sheriff of Tucson. It was the 9th or 10th time. He'd also been made one in 8 or 9 counties of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina, Texas, and the city of New Orleans.... The coroner was from Maryland, but had attended a university in California. The engineer of the train had been from Tennessee. The bartender at the Penguin Bar was from Brooklyn. [1949-CHE]
Mascarelli. Jimmy MacDonald called M from Washington. He'd spoken to his boss and wondered if another Sicilian, Mascarelli, nicknamed Sloppy Joe had arrived several weeks earlier. Short and skinny, looks fifty, 41, sickly looking, neck covered with scars from boils. [1951-LOG]
Mascoulin, Joseph. The Globe, a paper, if not owned, certainly inspired by the deputy Joseph Mascoulin, had a headline in the style of Zola's famous "J'accuse". M knew that Joseph Mascoulin lunched everyday at a restaurant in Place des Victoires called "Filet de Sole". A bachelor, over forty. Long, bony head, and by noon seemed to need a shave. Dressed indifferently. Had arranged to make it appear Auguste Point had lost the Calame report. [1954-MIN]
Mascouvin, Joseph. Thin, dull man with glasses, approaching middle age, a seedy bachelor. Worked for 15 years at Proud and Drouin, real estate agent on Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle. Lived alone in a little two-room apartment on Place des Vosges, Number 21. Every evening played bridge at a club on Rue des Pyramides, run by the Countess. 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. On the blotter he claimed to have read the message, "tomorrow afternoon at five, I will kill the fortuneteller. Picpus." ... His apartment on Place des Vosges. On the second floor a former cabinet minister, on the third the landlord, but on the fourth the atmosphere changed - four families were crowded into small apartments. M went with Berthe Janiveau. One room, a cabinette de toilette, and a little kitchenette. The village children used to call him "The Orphan". If she went to the country with him it was to Joinville, on the Marne. [1941-SIG]
Gino Masoletti lived third floor right at Aline's. Representative for France of Italian motor car company. Wife was very pretty. Maid lived in the attic, came home late at night.
Massif Central. [Plateau region, SEC France; 32,819 sq. mi.]
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.... For a long time, for some mysterious reason, policemen came from the Massif Central. [1950-MEM]
M had known the case of a doctor, some 15 years earlier, in Toulouse, who'd killed a patient with a mortal dose of a toxic drug. Another, in the Massif Central, had injected something other than prescribed, claiming later to have made a mistake. [1956-AMU]
Apparently Léontine Antoine and Joseph Antoine had been great travelers. They'd visited Quimper, La Baule, Arcachon, and Biarritz. They'd toured the Massif Central, and spent summers on the Riviera.
Massif Central, Hôtel du
Massif Central, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Massif Central
Massu, Chief Inspector.
see Simenon guides TV in the footsteps of Chief Inspector Maigret (Simenon guide la TV sur les pas du Commissaire Maigret
Matadi. [river port, capital of Bas-Zaïre prov., W Zaire, about 80 mi. from Atlantic coast. pop. 1968: 75,834; the major port of the republic. (Zaire, 1908-1960: Belgian Congo)]
Someone said M had come because of the cow that had died at Mathieu's. [1932-FIA]
Mathilde Goldfinger. see: Goldfinger, Mathilde
On a sheet of paper Lucile Duffieux had written her raffle sales records, 1 book apiece to: Malterre, Jongen, Mathis, Bellamy.
Mathis Matignon Matignon, Avenue
Mathis. Constables Mathis and Bernier went out at 11:00, down Boulevard Voltaire to the Rue Amelot. [1966-NAH]
Matignon. When M had noticed the paper he'd asked, "Is that Saint-Fiacre near Matignon?" ... The priest said he'd borrowed the money from Mme. Ruinard, the widow of the former solicitor. She lived in the house with a gate with gilded spikes, on the road to Matignon. [1932-FIA]
Matignon, Avenue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées to Rue Penthièvre]
Gérard Batille was the owner of Mylène perfume and beauty aids. M had often noticed the Mylène Products building on Avenue Matignon.
Matignon, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue Rabelais to Rue de Penthièvre Roquepine. (Now Avenue Matignon.)]
On the same floor as Louise Filon was Mme. Mattetal (orig. Fr: Mettetal), on the right, who'd spent the evening at the theater. On the floor below the Crémieux had given a dinner party for 10, which had ended noisily.
Matthieu Maubert, Place
Matthieu. Inspector Matthieu at Le Bourget Airport told M that Alain Lagrange's name was on the flight list. [1952-REV]
Maubert, Place. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. at Boulevard Saint-Germain]
The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]
The name on the Doc's identity card was François Keller, François Marie Florentin Keller, born in Mulhouse, Bas-Rhin, 63. Last address was a flophouse in the Place Maubert, which M knew quite well. [1962-CLO]
Billy Louette played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert.
Maubeuge. [industrial city, N France, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 32,028. on Sambre River, near Belgian border, 49 mi. SE of Lille]
The driver who'd picked up Loraine Martin at the juncture of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and the Boulevard Voltaire, dropped her at Rue de Maubeuge, where it passes the Gare du Nord, in front of a luggage shop. [1950-noe]
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]
Gaston Grimal, a businessman from the provinces, Clermont-Ferrrand, going along Rue de Maubeuge, had been robbed by Alain Lagrange, using M's revolver.
Maupassant. Hélène Lange restricted her reading to the first half of the 19th century, grandly dismissing Flaubert, Hugo, Zola, Maupassant. [1967-VIC]
Maupois. Maupois lived on the second floor right at Aline's. Retired couple over sixty, had been in the shoe business. Three or four times a year to a trip to Venice, Barcelona, Florence, Naples, Greece, or elsewhere. Yolande, their maid, lived in the attic. [1965-PAT]
Maura, John. Jean Maura said he was a law student, his father was John Maura, from New York.... John Maura was short, of less than average height, spare, but obviously endowed with much energy.... John Maura's immigration record: Joachim-Jean-Marie Maura, born in Bayonne, age 22, violinist. Came over on the Aquitaine, which has been out of service for years. [1946-NEW]
Mauran, Gaston. One of Jean-Charles Gaillard's cases was Gaston Mauran, stealing cars. Dupeu had been in charge of the case. 19, red-haired. He'd kept watch while Mad Justin stole the cars. [1962-COL]
Maurice Belloir. see: Belloir, Maurice
Maurice de Saint-Fiacre. see: Saint-Fiacre, Maurice de
Maurice Labat. see: Labat, Maurice
Maurice Marcia. see: Marcia, Maurice
Maurice Mocco. see: Mocco, Maurice
Maurice Nahour. see: Nahour, Maurice
Maurice Schwob. see: Schwob, Maurice
Maurice Tremblet. see: Tremblet, Maurice
Mauricette Gallois. see: Gallois, Mauricette
Maurin, Pâtisserie. see: Pâtisserie Maurin
Chinquier had found the spent cartridges, .763s. Said the weapon was probably a Mauser automatic, a heavy gun... everything pointed to a pro.
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]
Mauvoisin. Lapointe appeared from time to time, as did Torrence, Mauvoisin - a new member of the force - and others. [1955-TEN]
Mauvre. M asked for M. Bellechasse of Couvreur et Bellechasse. He was in Normandy, so M waited for M. Mauvre, the manager, who was at the bank. He was about 60. Said that Maurice Tremblet had worked for them till about seven years before, when their Cambrai branch was modernized. Said he knew him well, he'd been a good employee, and said he was going back to his native province, Auvergne or Cantal. [1946-pau]
Émile Ducrau said that on the second floor he'd set up a person called Rose, who'd been a hostess at Maxim's.... The embankment was deserted. All the way to the Rue Saint-Antoine they passed only two cars. Émile Ducrau told the driver to let him out at Maxim's. [1933-ECL]
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]
Véronique Lachaume's boyfriend was called Jacques Sainval, 44, 23 Rue de Ponthieu. His real name was Arthur Baquet, too plain for an advertising man. He handled film advertising, so he frequented Fouquet's, Maxim's, the Élysée Club... [1958-TEM]
The Peruvians who lived in the second floor apartment at the Émile Parendon's had supper at Maxim's, after a big movie opening on the Champs-Élysées.
Maxine-Baès, Rue. [Neuilly] No. 47b was at the corner of the Boulevard de la Seine and the Rue Maxine-Baès. [1936-lun]
Max Johansson. see: Johansson, Max
Max Kaplan. see: Kaplan, Max
Kaplan's son, called Monsieur Max, didn't see eye to eye with his father.
Maxwell. Émile Parendon asked M if he had read Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell, in addition to Henri Ey. [1968-HES]
see: Jamet, Félicien
Mazarine, Rue. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Rue de Seine to Rue Dauphine]
Mazeron, Alain. Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire's nephew, Alain Mazeron, was an antique dealer in the Rue Jacob.... Alain Mazeron's mother was Armand de Saint-Hilaire's sister. She'd married a painter, almost completely forgotten now, but with a canvas still in the Luxembourg. [1960-VIE]
Alain Mazeron said his elder daughter was in England, the other, Marcelle Mazeron, with her mother.
Mazet, Pierre. Pierre Mazet, who'd worked for M ten years earlier, transferred to Central Africa, where he stayed for 5 years. Returned due to ill health. The man who was brought to M's office. [1955-TEN]
Mazotti. Lucas said he thought Émile Boulay's disappearance might have something to do with the Mazotti case.... Mazotti had been killed coming out of a bar on the Rue Fontaine, about three in the morning, towards the middle of May, about a month earlier. [1962-COL]
Meaux. [manufacturing commune, N France, Seine-et-Marrne dept. pop. 1968: 30,167. 32 miles NNE of Melun.]
Méchin. Deputy Prosecutor. tall and fair, immaculate dark suit. M went to him to get permission to call in Roger Prou and investigate Léonard Planchon's disappearance.... M went to him to get a search warrant for Planchon's house, where they found the 20,000 f under a floorboard. [1962-CLI]
M had given orders for Moers, one of the specialists of the Technical Branch, to meet him at the Medico-Legal Institute. Moers was young, lean and tall, with an unsmiling face and thick glasses hiding timid eyes.... M rang up the Medico-Legal Institute to see if the photos of the dead man were ready. [1947-MOR]
The men from the Institut Médico-Légal were taking out the body. [1953-TRO]
The examining magistrate had said it was okay, so M agreed the body could be taken to the Medico-Legal Institute. [1956-ECH]
The body had already gone to the Medico-Legal Institute. [1961-PAR]
M shook hands with the medical expert, whose real work would begin at the Medico-Legal Institute. [1968-HES]
M said Maurice Marcia's body was at the Medico-Legal Institute.
Mediterranean. Willy Marco said they were on their way to the Mediterranean, to the island of Porquerolles, opposite Hyères, where they spent the greater part of the year. [1930-PRO]
It was a little world, a narrow strip between the mountains and the Mediterranean. [1932-LIB]
Meg Caucasson. see: Caucasson, Meg
M. Mège, one of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. Clerk. Windows look out onto the courtyard, like Oscar Fachin's.
Megève. [commune, E France, Haute-Savoie dept. pop. 1959: 3,700. Bonneville arr.; winter resort.]
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.
Mégisserie, Quai de la
Mégisserie, Quai de la. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Place du Châtelet to Rue du Pont-Neuf]
M. Saimbron, with Mlle. Léone, had lent Louis Thouret money to make his mortgage payments when the firm shut down. He was the bookkeeper, now retired, lived alone on the Quai de la Mégisserie. [1952-BAN]
The newsman with the yellow teeth, Jim Parson, said to M, "Good day M. Mégrette" in French.
Méjat. In his office, the smell of Inspector Méjat's brilliantine assailed his nostrils.... M told Justin Hulot to call Méjat at Luçon 23, from the post office, since Judge Forlacroix's phone was disconnected after 9. [1940-JUG]
Mélan, François. 38, stomatologist. 32b Rue des Acacias. M found the name on the Hundred Keys Club member list.... A redhead, clear blue eyes, almost a head taller than M.... Dr Pardon told M what Vivier said about 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. The bodies of three women who'd died during his abortions were found buried in his garden. [1964-DEF]
Mélanie. The pot-bellied wife of Désiré, the proprieter of the little restaurant on a side street M chose to lunch at with Spencer Oats. She'd made homemade coffee-cream cake. Asked M if Mme M had tried out the recipe she'd given her. [1940-CEC]
Mélanie Cacheux. see: Cacheux, Mélanie
Mélanie, Chez. see: Chez Mélanie
One of the men ordered another round from Mélie, at the Hôtel des Trois Mules.
Melun. [manufacturing city, N France, capital, Seine-et-Marne dept. pop. 1968: 3,451. on Seine R. 27 mi. SSE of Paris.]
M and Aurore Gallet waited 25 minutes at the station at Melun, where M bought a package of sandwiches, some fruit, and a bottle of Bordeaux.... M just had time to catch his train arriving from Melun, interrupting his talk with the postman.... The Émile Gallets had all their provisions sent from Corbeil or Melun. [1930-GAL]
M wondered if he wouldn't be better back at the Café Français, with the senile old fool Memimot watching over his shoulder and nodding at every card he played.
Mémoires de Fouché Memorial de Sainte-Hélène
Mémoires de Fouché. [Fouché, Joseph, Duc d'Otrante. born 1758?, Le Pellerin, near Nantes, Fr., died 1820, Trieste. French statesman and organizer of the police, whose efficiency and opportunism enabled him to serve every government from 1792 to 1815.]
Memorial de Sainte-Hélène. [Las Cases, Emmanuel(-Augustin-Dieu-donné-Joseph), comte de. born 1766, Languedoc, Fr., died 1842, Passy. French historian best-known as the recorder of Napoleon's last conversations on St. Helena, the publication of which contributed greatly to the Napoleonic legend in Europe. His Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène was the first defense of Napoleon after his defeat.]
memory. At one moment, trying to sleep, M had thought of an important fact. When he woke he couldn't remember. [1949-AMI]
Théo Stiernet had killed his grandmother, Joséphine Ménard, who had lived on the third floor of an old house in the Rue du Roi-de-Sicile.
Ménilmontant Ménilmontant, Boulevard de
Ménilmontant. There were a certain number of streets, in La Villette, Ménilmontant, and the Porte d'Italie, where one ventured reluctantly. [1950-MEM]
Ménilmontant, Boulevard de. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt - 20e, Ménilmontant. from Rue de Mont-Louis to Rue de Ménilmontant]
Théo Stiernet had run into Mme. Menou when he was leaving his grandmother's.
Menton. [commune, SE France, Alpes-Maritimes dept. pop. 1968: 25,040. on Mediterranean Sea, 12 mi. ENE of Nice; famous health and winter resort.]
Alfred Meurant was located in Toulon, where he spent most of his time, with frequent trips along the Riviera, to Marseilles, Nice and Menton. He gave the names of three witnesses in Bandol, with whom he'd been playing cards. [1959-ASS]
Jeanne Chabut had a Mercedes and a chauffeur.
Merchant Service League Mercier
Merchant Service League. Among Yves Joris' letters were a receipt for a subscription service from the Merchant Service League, a picture postcard from Punta Arenas, and a letter from the Caen branch of the Bank of Normandie: Your account (#14173) has been credited with 300,000 francs, from the Dutch Bank, Hamburg. [1932-POR]
Mercier. M could hear the voices of Mercier, the delegate from the D.A.'s office, and Étienne Gossard, a young coroner. The men from Forensics would soon take over. [1961-BRA]
Philippe Deligeard said that Cécile Ledru had a lover, Jacques Mercier, who runs a transport business with his friends. His parents had gone bankrupt a few years earlier.
Mercy-le-Haut Mère Catherine's
Mercy-le-Haut. M scanned the list of guests for where they came from: London, Amiens, Compiègne, Marseilles, Mercy-le-Haut. [1937-38-eto]
Mère Catherine's. The truck driver said he'd stopped at Mère Catherine's right after Nemours, where the food was good. [1937-38-noy]
Mère Mathilde. see: Mathilde
Dr. Mertens had a new car. About 30, thin, unhealthy-looking.
Mervent. The Courçons still had a mortgaged château in the forest of Mervent, and the house on Rue Rabelais, the handsomest residence in the town. [1953-PEU]
Mme M's sister said François Keller had married the Merville's daughter. Merville was an Appeal Court judge. An old Mulhouse family, the grandfather had been mayor. He'd married the only daughter, and they'd lived on the Rue du Sauvage. They had a daughter who married René Rousselet of the pharmaceutical products firm, lived in Paris. About 20 years earlier Mme. Keller had inherited money from an aunt.
Meslay, Rue. [Paris. 3e, Temple. from Rue du Temple to Rue Saint-Martin]
There was one door in the alley where Louis Thouret was found, leading to a building on Rue Meslay.
Mesnil-le-Mont Messéna, Place
Mesnil-le-Mont. Francine Lange said her son was born in Mesnil-le-Mont, a hamlet in Burgundy. [1967-VIC]
Messéna, Place. M wouldn't have been surprised to learn that Mirella Jonker had haunted the terraces of the Place Messéna in Nice with flowers to sell.... [1963-FAN]
The old office messenger, Émile, was in his glazed cubby hole.
Mestorino. M remembered the interrogation of Mestorino, the longest and hardest, almost a classic, no less than 26 hours. [1946-NEW]
People complained that at least three of them claimed to have solved every famous case, and people would cite the Mestorino case, which created a sensation at the time. M himself might make such a claim, as the famous 28-hour-long final interrogation required six different people. [1950-MEM]
One of the reporters remembered when Mestorino had been interrogated for 27 hours.
Mestral. Photographic section, worked with Lebel, on the photographs of Marcel Vivien from the crime scene. [1971-SEU]
Métayer, Jean. Dr. Bouchardon said Jean Métayer was the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's secretary/lover.... Gautier said Jean Métayer was from a good Bourges family.... Jean Métayer said he'd been at the château for four years. His parents had been ruined by the crash of a little bank in Lyons. He was about 30. [1932-FIA]
see Maigret in the métro (Maigret dans le métro)
by Murielle Wenger
Métro, Le Metropole, Hôtel
Métro, Le. see: Le Métro 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. [1966-VOL]
Metropole, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Metropole
Mettetal. 2nd floor tenant in Jeanne Debul's building, rich people who couldn't keep their maids, because Mme, who was in bad health, went for everybody, according to Georgette, Jeanne Debul's maid. [1952-REV]
On the same floor as Louise Filon was Mme. Mettetal (Eng tr: Mattetal), on the right, who'd spent the evening at the theater. On the floor below the Crémieux had given a dinner party for 10, which had ended noisily.
Metz, Rue de
Metz, Rue de. [Paris. 13e, Gobelins. from Boulevard Strasbourg to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis]
Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to La Pie Qui Danse, out in the country between Meulan and Apremont.
Meung. M told Émile Ducrau that his new house was between Meung and Tours. [1933-ECL]
At Meung, Mme M was asleep in the house that smelt of log fires and goat's milk.
Meung-sur-Loire. see The man from Meung, The old house which resembled a rectory (L'homme de Meung, La vieille maison qui ressemblait à un presbytère) by Murielle Wenger
Certainly M knew everyone in Meung-sur-Loire. [1938-ceu]
This was the second summer of M's retirement to Meung-sur-Loire. [1945-FAC]
M felt heavy, depressed by the bad crossing and the feeling he had made a mistake ever to leave his house in Meung-sur-Loire.... Once retired, M got up even earlier at his house in Meung-sur-Loire. [1946-NEW]
They'd chatted about the district where they were going to live, near Meung-sur-Loire, a district they were both fond of. [1958-TEM]
As in previous years, they had stayed at a hotel in Meung-sur-Loire, and the landlords, the Fayets, treated them as members of the family. There was an auction, an old building, the garden surrounded by a gray wall, reminiscent of a rectory. They'd been captivated by the blue-flagstoned hallways, the kitchen with its huge beams, three steps down from ground level, which still had its pump in the corner. [1959-ASS]
For once they had stayed for three whole weeks at Meung-sur-Loire, without any contact at all with Police Headquarters. They had continued to fix up the house and the garden. M had gone fishing, played belote with the locals. M felt somehow as if his real life was far away on the banks of the Loire. [1961-BRA]
M didn't have his fishing-rods nor tackle with him, having left them in their little house in Meung-sur-Loire, but he could borrow some from the patronne. [1962-COL]
M thought about his retirement to Meung-sur-Loire in three years, where the house was ready for them. [1964-DEF]
On Saturday night they had taken the train to Meung-sur-Loire, to the little house they had been preparing for several years. [1965-PAT]
Dr Pardon suggested a vacation. M considered Meung-sur-Loire, but Pardon wanted him to go to Vichy.... The only other straw hat M possessed was the one he kept at Meung-sur-Loire for gardening. [1967-VIC]
M often went fishing at Meung-sur-Loire, and once had caught an eel he had tremendous difficulty getting off the hook. Finally it fell on the grass and slid back into the water. M thought of it as he was interviewing Mme. Parendon. [1968-HES]
When they had just bought the car it had been their intention to use it only for going to and from their little house in Meung-sur-Loire, and for touring on vacations. [1968-ENF]
They used their car mainly on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings to go to Meung-sur-Loire where they had their little cottage.... M called his wife and suggested they spend the weekend at Meung-sur-Loire. A local woman came in twice a week to air the house, dust it, and do the floors.... M and Mme M ate rilettes done the local way, coq au vin blanc, goat cheese, babas au rhum, at the inn at Meung-sur-Loire. M was invited to a game of cards that afternoon. [1969-TUE]
Once, at Meung-sur-Loire, M had seen a squirrel come down from the plane tree at the bottom of the garden. M hadn't moved, and slowly the squirrel came closer. [1969-VIN]
M was planning to spend most of September at his house, which looked like an old rectory, in Meung-sur-Loire. [1971-SEU]
Meurant, Gaston. M had interrogated Gaston Meurant, who was now on trial.... 38, relatively tall, broad-shouldered, curly reddish-blond hair, blue eyes and the complexion that often goes with red hair. [1959-ASS]
Meurant, Ginette. Gaston Meurant's wife, Ginette Meurant, 27, petite, excellent figure. She'd gone to the movies on Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine the night of the crime. She'd worked as a waitress in a restaurant on that street 8 years earlier when they were married. Ginette Meurant took a taxi from Boulevard de Charonne, but when they reached Boulevard Saint-Michel, the cab made a sudden right into Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Germain, then ten minutes down the little streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Finally they drew up outside a building on Rue Monsieur-le-Prince. [1959-ASS]
On the fourth floor, above René Josselin's were the Meurats, an architect, his wife and 12-year old daughter.
Meuse. [river, W Europe, 580 mi. long. Rises in Haute-Marne dept., NE France, flows N across E Belgium, forming section of NE boundary of Belgium, enters Netherlands, then the North Sea.]
M entered the Meuse newspaper office just as Joseph Van Damme was leaving it. The paper for February 15 had been torn out, not doubt by Van Damme. There were some big floods, and people could only move around the Meuse by boat. [1930-31-PHO]
Jean Chabot and René Delfosse crossed the Meuse, after eating in a little bar on the Rue du Pont d'Avroy.... Jean and Delfosse were on the quiet, residential side of the Meuse, with its empty, badly-lighted streets. [1931-GAI]
Meuse, La. M entered the Meuse newspaper office just as Joseph Van Damme was leaving it. The paper for February 15 had been torn out, not doubt by Van Damme. There were some big floods, and people could only move around the Meuse by boat. [1930-31-PHO]
Meuse, La. see: La Meuse
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.
Mexico. During the last few months John Maura had travelled constantly, from Mexico to California, California to Canada... [1946-NEW]
Meyer. When M checked in from Mlle. Clément's, he was told that Meyer, the cashier from the Boulevard des Italiens had been picked up in Amsterdam by the Dutch police with a red-haired girl. What did M want to do? [1951-MEU]
Meyer, Samuel. The dead man, Samuel Meyer, had been condemned to death in Algiers, and had supposedly died in the hospital there years ago.... The police report said Samuel Meyer came from Eastern Europe, possibly Jugoslavia. He'd had a business in Algiers, as a postage-stamp dealer, which was a cover for supplying false passports, immigration papers, and labor permits. He'd had a network of agents in Vienna, Bucharest , Warsaw, all over. [1932-FOU]
Miami. Mortimer-Levingston led an exhausting life, putting in regular appearances at Deauville, Miami, the Lido, Paris, Cannes and Berlin... [1929-30-LET]
Michael O'Brien. see: O'Brien, Michael
see: Ozep, Michael
Michael Strogoff. 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]
Michaux, Frédéric. Frédéric Michaux, better known as Fred the Boxer, was the landlord of the inn at Le Pont du Grau. M was then at the head of the crime squad in Nantes, recognized Frédéric Michaux. Procuring in the Ternes [Place des Ternes] district, assault and battery, illegal betting and slot machines... [1939-ven]
Michel. The blacksmith's son, Michel, 23, had had problems in Paris, had been arrested for assault. [1938-ceu]
Michèle Jave. see: Jave, Michèle
Michel Goldfinger. see: Goldfinger, Michel
see: Guide Michelin
Michelin Guide Michigan
Michelin Guide. Joséphine Papet's car was a Renault, two years old, only 15,000 miles. In the glove compartment a Michelin Guide, sunglasses... [1968-ENF]
Michigan. Oswald Clark, industrialist of Detroit, Michigan. [1939-MAJ]
Michonnet, Émile. Émile Michonnet, an insurance agent who lived 100 yards from Carl Anderson, found his new car in Anderson's garage, with a dead man, Isaac Goldberg, a diamond merchant from Antwerp at the wheel. [1931-NUI]
Michou, Clémentine. Had been the concierge of Nina Lassave 's building in Boulevard Rochechouart. Had retired and returned to her home village near Sancerre, where one of hers sons had a vineyard. She had already died by the time M tried to locate her. [1971-SEU]
Michoux. Mme. Michoux arrived at the barracks, in a temper. [1931-JAU]
Michoux, Ernest. Yves Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café, with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux.... Ernest Michoux never practiced medicine, owned some of the best building lots in Concarneau, if not all of Brittany.... Ernest Michoux's father had been a small manufacturer in Seine-et-Oise. His mother tried to establish a real estate development at Juan-les-Pins, tried again at Concarneau. Michoux was divorced; his former wife married a nortary in Lille. [1931-JAU]
Mickey Boubée. see: Boubée, Mickey
The appointment slip read: "Ernestine Micou, alias "Lofty" (now Jussiaume), ... who you arrested 17 years ago on Rue de la Lune..."
Middle West. M said he'd gone all over the Middle West. [1951-LOG]
Midget. see: Babeau, Albert
Mike O'Rourke. see: O'Rourke, Mike
Julien Joseph François Mila was the bartender at the Pink Rabbit. M sent Janvier to Records in the morning. Born in Marseilles, bartender, bachelor... Last address a furnished room in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Served two years of a four-year sentence for an armed robbery at a factory entrance in Puteaux.
Milan. [commercial and industrial commune, capital of Lombardy and of Milano Province, N Italy, 76 mi. NE of Genoa in a fertile plain between Adda and Ticino rivers. pop. 1970: 1,713,539.]
Ernest, the bell-captain at Claridge's, recognized Alfred Moss' picture as Paterson, and as Mosselaer from when he had been working in Milan at least 15 years earlier.... In Moss's trunk was a set of tails and a dinner jacket with the label of a big London tailor, another dress suit made in Milan. [1949-MME]
military service. Maigret, explaining to Jean Ramuel how he realized he'd done the forgeries, "It's the quartermaster-sergeant who does all the writing for the company. So, you see, I thought back on my military service, which was a long time ago, as you can imagine..." (noted by Vladimir Krasnogor 1/25/2015) [1939-MAJ]
When Maigret questions the airmen’s heavy drinking in the Penguin Bar, Harry Cole explains they can basically drink as much as they want and return to the base whenever they want. So, Maigret asks himself: “Why did that provoke him? Was it because he was remembering his military service…?”
Millard, Pierre. The man Ginette Meurant had gone to the hotel with had been around 30, short, thickset, with very dark brown hair. Careful dresser, ring with a yellow stone, chain-smoker of American cigarettes.... Pierre Millard, called Pierrot, 32, born in Paris in the Goutte-d'Or district. Police record since 18, Seine Police Court, procuring. Spent time in Fresnes, convicted for assault and battery in Marseilles, 5 years in the prison at Fontevrault for breaking into a factory in Bordeaux, released a year and a half ago. [1959-ASS]
Mr. John Miller, the young Englishman came in, and in a strong English accent announced that the boat was about to sail.... The inspector received a message that no one answering the description of John Miller had landed from the Dieppe boat at Newhaven.
Millet. [Millet, Jean-François (self-portrait, 1847, Louvre), born 1814, Gruchy, near Gréville, Fr., died 1875, Barbizon. French painter renowned for his peasant subjects. The Angelus, a man and woman pausing in prayer in a field at the end of the day, was painted in 1859.]
Mimi Clark. see: Clark, Mimi
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.... Julien Blond, the waiter, said Mimile was a picture framer with a shop on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, almost at the corner of Rue Trousseau, where the waiter lived. His real name was Émile Branchu. [1969-TUE]
Mimile Ducrau. see: Ducrau, Émile
mimosa. The air was heavy with the smell of the mimosas. Small orange trees still bore a few oranges. Some queer-shaped flowers that M had never seen... [1932-LIB]
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]
One of the inspectors wore a sprig of mimose in his buttonhole: they were selling them in the street for charity. [1968-HES]
Mina Barillard. see: Barillard, Mina
Minard, Justin. Justin Minard, fair-haired, weedy, with blue eyes and a pink complexion dashed into the station. [1948-PRE]
Lognon had been seriously hurt, and had been taken to Bichat for an emergency operation. Mingault, one of their top specialists, had been working on him for three hours.
Minimes, Rue des
Minimes, Rue des. [Caen] Dr. Liévin said he thought there was a doctor with a consulting room in the Rue des Minimes but he didn't know him. [1937-38-bay]
Minister. The Chief had received a call from the Minister. Charles Besson, who lived at Fécamp, was elected Deputy for the Seine-Inférieure two years ago. His step-mother, Valentine Besson, lived at Étretat. [1949-DAM]
Minister of the Interior. The mayor threatened M that he'd call the Minister of the Interior. [1931-JAU]
Oscar Malterre, President of the State Council, was also Minister of the Interior, and thus had Criminal Investigation Department in the palm of his hand.... Auguste Point told M he hadn't even informed the President of the State Council. [1954-MIN]
Ministry. 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]. [1955-TEN]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Boris Krofta had contacted his embassy, which had contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Krofta was an agent for his country in France. M was to keep hands off. [1937-38-amo]
The Public Prosecutor, a highly dignified magistrate, who belonged to the old aristocracy of the legal profession said he'd called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. David Ward had acquired his Colonel's rank during the war as head of a branch of Intelligence. [1957-VOY]
Georges Simenon said that while M had been working for the Rue des Saussaies, not the Quai des Orfèvres at the time of [The Late Monsieur Gallet] [GA:], it wasn't necessary to bother the reader with such details.... M admitted that the Rue des Saussaies men, directly answerable to the Ministry of the Interior, are led more or less inevitably to deal with political problems. [1950-MEM]
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 de Chemin-Vert. [1964-DEF]
At the Brasserie Dauphine M noticed a colleague from Records Department, someone from the Ministry of the Interior, a Gaming Act Inspector...
Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport. Mme. Boulard, the widow across the street from Mlle. Clément's, husband had been employed by the Ministry of Transport. [1951-MEU]
see: Batille, Minou
Mirabeau, Pont. [Paris. 15e, Grenele - 16e, Passy. from Quai Louis-Blériot to Quai André-Citroën]
Mme. Siran was the cook-housekeeper at the Adrien Jossets'. Lived with her son in Javel, across the Pont Mirabeau. Son, about 30, in poor health, worked for the métro…. Adrien Josset said he stopped halfway across the Pont Mirabeau on his way back home.
Miramar. Daunard said he could prove he was in Marseilles the night Christine Josset was killed, playing at the Miramar. [1959-CON]
Miramar. 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.... Along the Croisette [Boulevard de la Croisette], only a hundred yards away, were the luxury hotel: the Carlton, the Miramar, the Martinez... [1939-MAJ]
see: Jonker, Mirella
Miromesnil, Rue de
Miromesnil, Rue de. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Boulevard Courcelles]
The newspaper article in the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's missal reported the suicide of Maurice de Saint-Fiacre, in an apartment in the Rue de Miromesnil, where he had lived with his Russian mistress, Marie V. [Marie Vassilief]. [1932-FIA]
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.... Josépha Chauvet went to the Rue de Miromesnil to get a locksmith to open the cupboard. [1956-AMU]
The anonymous letter (from Gus) was postmarked from the post office in the Rue de Miromesnil.... Au Petit Chaudron was a little dark restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, a relic of former days. ...M told Torrence that he and Lucas would find a pretty good restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron. [1968-HES]
Lina Wiemers [Évelina Wiemers] had won the Miss Europe contest in Deauville, a Dutch girl of 19.
Mississippi. Lucille said they had signed up for a tour of the South, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. [1946-NEW]
A cold, dry northerly wind, common in southern France and neighboring regions. Because of the mistral, which had been blowing for days, Marcellin went to sleep in his hut, rather than on the boat, where he was found murdered the next morning. Mistral was the weather in Porquerolles at the time M received Inspector Lechat's call, but the sun was shining. It had blown for 9 days, but had stopped when M arrived the following day.
Mistral. 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]
Nine Moinard, Raymond Couchet's mistress, had known him about six months. Had been a dancer at the Moulin Bleu. Lived in the Hôtel Pigalle, Rue Pigalle.... She had been arrested only once, during a raid in Montmartre, and released. [1931-OMB]
Gina Martini, William Brown's mistress.... A buxom girl with almost too ample a figure, reeking of musk. ... Boutigues had learned that Harry Brown had a mistress at the Hôtel du Cap at Cap-Ferrat, between Nice and Monte Carlo. [1932-LIB]
Louise Sabati. Daughter of an Italian builder, supposed to be working in Nantes. Had been a waitress at the Hôtel de France, then a barmaid at the Café de la Poste. Lived on the bend in the La Rochelle road near the barracks, in a large dilapidated house with 6 or 7 families in it. Around 20. Alain Vernoux's mistress for the past 8 months. [1953-PEU]
Maurice Labat... had a wife, children, and a mistress in an apartment on the Rue de Ponthieu., who was 20 years younger than he was. Barely 36, Corsican, small and slender, wore high-heeled shoes and had a brown mustache like two commas. [1954-MIN]
Annette Duché, Adrien Josset's secretary and mistress. 20. Father was head clerk at the Sous-Préfecture at Fontenay-le-Comte. 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]
Mme M. see Madame Maigret's Four Sisters by Stephen Trussel
When M got home Mme M would kiss him, move her saucepans about on the stove, and fill a plate with savory stew.... She prepared plum brandy every year in her native village in Alsace, where she returned every summer. [1929-30-LET]
Mme M told M when he returned home, "You look as though you have just come from a funeral. [1930-GAL]
By 9:00 in the evening M was at home in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, and Mme M was sewing.... M told Lucas to help himself to some of the plum brandy [la prunelle] his sister-in-law in Alsace made herself, in the long-necked bottle. [1930-31-PHO]
Mme M sighed but said nothing as her husband left at 7:00 am after just a scalding cup of coffee. [1930-31-TET]
M returned to the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, where Mme M had a stew on the stove. She had not had time to take out the pins which were holding her hair in tight little balls. As he went out she said "You're opening the door with your right hand." She was superstitious. [1931-NUI]
It was June, and the windows were all open in the flat on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. Mme M was packing so big basket-trunks.... Mme M was at home when she was at Alsace, where she helped with the jam and the plum wine. [1931-REN]
M told Mme M that a card from her sister had come in the mail, that possibly she was going to have another baby. [1931-GAI]
M hated Paris when his wife wasn't there. [1931-GUI]
Mme M's sister had come from Alsace, and brought a bottle of plum brandy, as she always did. She was out doing errands with André, her husband, a worthy fellow who ran a brickfield, when M returned home. That evening, they all played Pope Joan, but since Mme M was a poor card-player, she made numerous mistakes... [1931-OMB]
Mme M was spending a fortnight in Alsace with her sister, who was expecting a baby.... M's sister-in-law in Alsace... her third baby in four years.... Mme M accepted the situation as she accepted everything, without either astonishment or fuss. She said her sister had had a 10-pound girl.... M was angry with her. "I'm not asking your advice... From now on you can keep your thoughts to yourself..."... "My poor Maigret," Mme M said. She only called him Maigret on special occasions, implying recognition of his superiority as the man, the master-mind, the head of the house. [1932-FOU]
If Mme M had seen him, she'd have thought his eyes shone a bit too brightly, the fault of the vermouth.... Mme M had made M some morue à la crème when he had got back to the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. [1932-LIB]
Mme M called to remind M that the movers were coming and he'd forgotten to call. [1933-ECL]
Mme M was looking out the diamond-paned window, her hair in curling pins: "It's Philippe Lauer", M's nephew. She lit an oil lamp. The house had been wired, but they didn't have electricity yet.... Philippe Lauer's mother was very like Mme M, but with more provincial freshness. She was not so much fat as soft and plump. [1934-MAI]
M went up to the bar of the nightclub, drank several glasses in company with the girls around him, became excessivley lively, and, slightly reeling, asked Sonia Lipchitz to dance. Mme M would have been astonished. [1936-pei]
M was not thinking of adventure that July morning on the banks of the Loire. Mme M was as surprised as he to hear a car drive up.... M shook his head when asked if he had any children, and thought that if Mme M heard the question she'd be sad all day, for that was her great grief.... Mme M shook her head as if to say "You're not to go!" and he responded "I'm going!" She said she'd made him a fricandeau... Mme M was reaching toward the drawer where the revolver was kept when M's deep voice sounded up the stairway. [1937-38-not]
Mme M had visited her sister that afternoon, and the next day she'd seen the stranger again, at the same time.... Don't you think it's odd, Maigret, she said, for she always addressed her husband by his surname. After 20 years of marriage, they were bickering gently.... M called out, "Henriette, come and look" for the stranger was in the square.... M was a different M now, the M whose bursts of ill-temper terrified young detectives at Police Headquarters. "Stop that sewing! You get on my nerves! Can't you sit still for a minute with your hands idle?" [1937-38-amo]
M had left Mme M in Paris, and was boarding with a family. [1937-38-bay]
Mme M had gotten from her room the knitting she has started on the train. An unfamiliar ginger cat, the boarding house cat, had settled on her lap. This was supposed to be the first real holday trip they'd taken since their honeymoon.... Mme M had a mania for getting up at an impossibly early hour. [1937-38-man]
Mme M greeted M, in the doorway of the apartment on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, "There you are at last Monsieur Maigret". She often called him "Monsieur Maigret" when she was joking.... Mme M's great sorrow was that they had not children. [1939-MAJ]
Not even Mme M knew why he had fallen into disfavor and been appointed to the post of divisional superintendent in Luçon. Such matters pertained to the seamy side of his calling, and were of no concern of anyone else. She was there too, in their rented apartment over the music shop.... Mme M sent him a telegram that she was sending a change of clothng on the bus. [1940-JUG]
Addressed M as vous when he was in a bad mood, as when he returned for lunch the day of Cécile Pardon's funeral. If someone else had been present she would have referred to him as "the Chief Superintendent" or even "Monsieur Maigret", though that was more unusual. M hadn't even noticed that he'd eaten a delicious crême caramel.... Mme M finished turning down the big double bed, standing in front of the glass-fronted wardrobe beside it, putting her hair in curlers.... Mme M was to be kept waiting again, as M wouldn't remember to call and say he wouldn't be back for dinner. In spite of the fact that the telephone had finally been installed. He invariably forgot to let her know. And Cécile was dead.... One day Mme M said "What surprises me is that more people haven't been goaded into slapping you in your time." [1940-CEC]
"Are you out there, Maigret" she called to M at the Pretty Pigeon.... Mme M, who could never sit idle, had brought some embroidery. Because they were in the country, she sat on the grass. Mme M had fricandeau waiting for M, but he just wanted to go to sleep.... She could even hear, or thought she could, from the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, the little train arriving at Les Halles. [1941-SIG]
At half past eight M phoned his wife. His erratic comings and goings were nothing new to her.... There was a message on his desk from Mme M: Élise has arrived from Épinal with her husband and the children. I've asked them all to stay to dinner. They've brought some cèpes.... 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]
M kissed his sister-in-law, who had put on weight again. "You've got something on your mind, Maigret," his wife commented during dinner.... Liqueurs were being handed round. The two women were talking cookery. The brother-in-law was listening vaguely as he smoked a cigar.... His sister-in-law and her husband left. [1945-pip]
Mme M tidied her gray hair in front of a small mirror.... M called Mme M and told her to take Joseph's car, or rather that Joseph would pick her up and take her to Les Aubrais, and she'd arrive at 6 o'clock at Quai d'Orsay. By taxi she'd be at the Place des Vosges in ten minutes. [1945-FAC]
No sooner did M hear his wife's breathing become regular, then he started thinking. Though both windows werre wide open in the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, he was bathed in sweat. [1946-pau]
Mme M was on the phone. "Is that you, Maigret?" for she'd never got used to calling him by anything but his surname.... M had taken a swallow of the bottle of brandy Mme M had slipped in his bag. [1946-NEW]
Mme M took M's temperature, for he'd caught cold. His mission to this provincial town would last six months at least, so Mme M had come with him. For as far back as he could remember he'd called her "Madame Maigret" and she'd called him "Maigret". Possibly it had begun as a joke... [1946-cho]
M said when he got home Mme M wondered why there was a bunch of violets in his pocket. [1946-obs]
Mme M was looking spick and span and breakfast was waiting on the table. [1946-mal]
Mme M, who was entertaining her sister to dinner, rang at 6 to make sure M wouldn't be late and to remind him to stop at the cake shop.... Mme M was at wits' end. She had such a respect for persons in authority, for every sort of hierarchy.... There was also the niece of his wife's, whose name was Aline, and whom everyone called Nine.... M kissed his sister-in-law, who always smelt of lavender. They had dinner. He drank a glass of Calvados. Before seeing Odette to the métro he called up Police Headquarters.... M told Mme M her aunt was coming with her husband, a ruse to get rid of Colombani. [1947-MOR]
Mme M had not been married very long, and was not yet used to seeing a man asleep, his reddish mustache quivering... She was a big, fresh-looking girl, the kind you see in pâtisseries or behind the marble counter of a dairy. "What are you thinking about Jules?" She used not to call him Maigret in those days.... M had no need to take his key from his pocket, since Mme M always recognized his step.... she'd brought out the kirsch she kept for special occasions. M said it was from her part of the country.... Mme M must be waiting for him, sewing. [1948-PRE]
M thought of Mme M making breakfast in Paris.... Mouthon, M's brother-in-law. Once a year he came to Paris with his wife, Mme M's sister, arriving at the Gare de l'Est. When they visited at Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, his wife would call for an apron to help with the housework, but as time passed they couldn't wait for them to leave. [1949-AMI]
On the plane to Los Angeles, M wrote a letter to Mme M, that what seemed unreal to him was their apartment on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, and the little café on the corner which served him his Calvados... [1949-CHE]
For him who had been born and spent his childhood far inland, the sea had always been like that: shrimping-nets, a toy train, emn in flannels, beach umbrellas, shopkeepers selling shells and souvenirs, bars where you could eat oysters and drink white wine, and boarding houses where Mme M became so unhappy after a few days of doing nothing.... M suddenly missed Mme M, as it had always been in her company that he had sniffed the smell of the sea. [1949-DAM]
Mme M kept a scrapbook of all M's articles. One has a photo of them taken three years earlier by a journalist in Normandy, where they were spending a few days at Dieppe, on the steps of their pension.... Mme M wasn't wearing a watch. Hers hadn't run for years.... This was the first time Mme M had taken part in an investigation, and probably the first time she'd entered a milliners in the neighborhood of the Opéra [Place de l'Opéra].... When M asked her if she'd been taken ill replied, "Have I ever been taken ill in my life?" [1949-MME]
For Christmas she had gotten M a pipe, as usual. He'd gotten her a new electric coffee pot, and for tradition, a dozen finely embroidered handkerchiefs.... Mme M was knitting while she listened to M.... Mme M was watching for M out the window, to know when to put the chicken in the oven. [1950-noe]
It was in 1927 or 1928... M couldn't remember the dates, and only recently he'd remembered that Mme M had secretly kept scrapbooks of the newspaper articles about him.... One day after M had invited Georges Sim to lunch one Sunday on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and introduced him to Mme M, he stopped coming to the Quai des Orfèvres.... M ran home to tell Mme M of his assignment to the special squad, and going up the last flight fell flat on his face, drunk.... The last word on the list Mme M had made was sloe gin. Actually, it was raspberry brandy. [1950-MEM]
Mme M woke him by bringing him a cup of coffee. It was snowing. [1950-PIC]
Mme M had told M she'd be coming around that morning to the flower market, and had asked M to meet her if he was free. [1951-GRA]
11:40. At that time Mme M would have finished the bulk of her housework. It was unusual for her to call him. She had probably taken Alain Lagrange into the living room where they scarcely ever set foot. The telephone was in the dining room, which they normally used, and where they entertained their friends. It was there that M had his pipes, his armchair, Mme M her sewing machine.... For going to Dr Pardon's, Mme M wore a flowered dress, pretty straw hat, white cotton gloves. Mme M was somewhat plump. [1952-REV]
M call his wife from the hotel, and she told him the Paris weather had turned to spring.... Called M from Paris at Julien Chabot's to say that his chief had called and he was needed back in Paris. [1953-PEU]
M saw on the chair the same newspaper he'd been reading, but Mme M didn't ask anything about the case. [1953-TRO]
M called his wife, told her the weather was fine, no oysters. [1953-ECO]
As M was trying to fit his key into the lock, Mme M opened the door, in her nightdress, and blinked at him with dazzled eyes.... 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]
His wife had a special way of taking his umbrella from his hand at the same time as she bent her head to kiss him on the cheek, when he came home on a rainy day. [1954-MIN]
At 7:00 am, she was dressed, fresh as paint, and smelling faintly of soap, busy in the kitchen getting breakfast for M, who was still asleep.... Looking at M with a maternal and teasing smile, "There's nothing comical about you, Jules." She seldom called him Jules, only when she was feeling protective towards him. Dinner was sheep's kidneys, vegetable soup.... M calls home: "Is that you Madame Maigret?" She had prepared haricot mutton but M wouldn't be home for lunch. [1955-COR]
M didn't answer as he didn't like lying to Mme M. [1955-TEN]
Mme M didn't have the flu; she had a toothache. She tried not to, but she woke him in the middle of the night... had even offered to sleep in the six floor servant's room. [1956-ECH]
From time to time M and his wife would exchange a glance. They never talked much when they were on their own alone.... M called out, "Are you ready, Madame Maigret?" She wore a light cotton dress, a little white hat, white gloves.... Mme M told M to move out of the light so she could sleep. This morning he could smell fricandeau à l'oseille coming from the kitchen.... 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.... 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]
As a rule, Mme M got up quietly at half past six and went to the kitchen without M's noticing. ... The day before, Dr Pardon, his friend in the Rue Picpus, had called to tell M that Mme M had been in for a checkup. Nothing serious, for some time getting out of breath going upstairs, legs feel heavy. Pardon prescribed some tablets and going on a diet, to lose 10 or 12 pounds. ... As on every day for years past, M had no need to knock, for Mme M always opened the door just as he was stepping on the mat. He could not remember every having used the electric bell. She always noticed the slightest change in his mood... She said she had a woman who came twice a week to do the cleaning. ... Asked when she first took his arm... "We'd known each other for three months. The week before, you'd kissed me on the landing, and after that, every night at the same place. One Tuesday you took me to the Opera-Comique, where they were doing Carmen, and I wore a blue taffeta dress. After the theater, we went toward the Grands Boulevards, where the Taverne Pousset was still in existence. I pretended to stumble and put my hand in your arm. Coming out of the restaurant I did the same thing, and ever since." [1957-SCR]
Mme M told him he'd better wear his muffler, words which would stick in his mind... [1958-TEM]
Mme M asked him if he was happy because of the acquittal, which she'd heard about on the radio. [1959-ASS]
The day before, Mme M had asked him, almost blushing, if he didn't think she looked silly, at her age, in a floral dress. That evening, at Dr Pardons, instead of asking them to their flat, as usual, had taken them to a little restaurant on the Boulevard du Montparnasse. In fact it was on the terrace of that restaurant, nearly 30 years before, that they had had their first meal together. They ordered the stewed mutton, which was still on the menu, though the owners had changed.... Mme M told him he shouldn't have eaten the snails the night before. [1960-VIE]
M upset his glass of water, as often happened, and Mme M switched on the bedside lamp just as his fumbling hand reached the telephone.... M had seldom told his wife so much about a case in progress.... M told her of his lunch of chitterlings in the bistro in the Saint-Antoine district. They'd often gone together to such places, more numerous in the old days, when they were known as truck-driver's restaurants. They were all owned by people straight from the provinces - Auvergne, Brittany, Normandy, Burgundy. [1961-PAR]
M climbed the stairs with heavy steps and found the door opened by Mme M in her nightdress.... M noticed something Mme M did every day. She used to take off her apron before sitting down at the table, and often immediately afterward would fluff up her hair. [1961-BRA]
his friend Dr Pardon, the Rue Picpus doctor, at whose home he and Mme M had dined the previous week.... M went out for a walk with Mme M, spending nearly an hour over a beer at a table outside a café in the Place de la République. [1962-COL]
There was quiche loraine for supper, but Léonard Planchon was waiting in the living room to see M. He had got home early for once, but dinner would be late.... In the old days they used to go to the cinema together. They'd stroll, arm in arm, toward Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle.... M nearly always heard her get up quietly about 7:00 o'clock on Sundays.... M went home and ate roast veal. He asked Mme M to make sausages tomorrow, since he had seen them in the café in Place des Abbesses.... Mme M put on her astrakhan coat to go for a walk in Montmartre... They went by métro... [1962-CLI]
Mme M was wearing a dress with pink flowers when M went home for lunch, rather than going to the Brasserie Dauphine. She served foie de veau en papillotes.... Apart from Thursday's pot-au-feu, the menu varied from week to week, but for the past few years, Tuesday evening's meal had been macaroni and cheese with minced ham, and occasionally a sliced truffle.... . Mme M called her sister, Florence, in Mulhouse. Asked how the children were. [1962-CLO]
A few minutes later M was groping in his pocket for the key to his apartment on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, and heard Mme M saying "Is that you?".... Lapointe was at the wheel of a little departmental car. Only twice in many years had Mme M driven with her husband in one of these.... M called Mme M at Lognon's and told her to meet him for lunch at Chez Manière. She 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.... They never addressed each other by name, nor were they in the habit of exchanging endearments. What was the point, since both felt, in many ways, they were one person. [1963-FAN]
Mme M greeted M in her flower-patterned housecoat and slippers. She'd been polishing the floor. [1964-DEF]
M called Mme M and said he wouldn't be back for dinner. She was preparing an omelet aux fines herbes. [1965-PAT]
Mme M woke M by saying "Jules... Telephone"... Mme M said she'd made sauerkraut, and M said he'd be home in half an hour. [1966-NAH]
Mme M would take her third driving lesson that morning. [1966-VOL]
M said that not only had Mme M passed her test, they'd actually bought a small car. [1967-VIC]
M called his wife and said he'd be home for dinner.... Mme M was very tense at the wheel. She'd only recently passed her driving test and was still lacking self-confidence. [1968-ENF]
At Gino's, as Gino Pagliati's grocery was familiarly called, Mme M bought not only pasta, but mortadella, prosciutto, and olive oil in large golden-colored cans.... Mme M cooked baked mackeral with white wine, in a slow oven, with a lot of mustard.... She had been driving about a year, but was not yet easy about it and always gripped the wheel with apprehension. [1969-TUE]
Before M was halfway up the door opened and Mme M came out to meet him.... M put on his heavy black overcoat and the navy blue woolen scarf Mme M had just knitted for him.... Mme M returned with a bottle of viscous fluid, the main ingredient of which was methylene blue. It was an old-fashioned remedy, but she still believed in it, after more than 20 years.... She woke him up, "Maigret..." [1969-VIN]
Said she'd no doubt sat on a bench in a park, when she was too early for a dentist's appointment, for instance. Said that on one occasion the mother of a little girl had asked her to keep an eye on her while she got something from a shop across the square. [see: MME] [1970-FOL]
Could see M was preoccupied when he came home from the beginning of the Marcel Vivien case, and pretended not to notice. M watched a western on TV. When Mme M finished the dishes she came and sat beside him, careful to avoid disturbing him with questions. 'Things are looking up' she said, as she served hors d'oeuvres. They had leg of lamb, which was pink and juicy, with the merest bead of blood forming on the bone. "Delicious," he said with a sigh, and had another slice. "All I've got here is some cold meat and Russian salad." M wasn't hungry. That evening, he didn't want to watch tv, and was in bed by 10. [1971-SEU]
Mme M got up and poked around with her feet to find her slippers.... Mme M had made a guinea-hen pie, and M had brought out of his cellar one of the last bottles of an old Châteauneuf du Pape he had once bought a case of, marked down, when he was on Rue Drouot.... Mme M said "Aren't you going to give me a kiss?" (before leaving for Orly). He would have come back to do so anyway. [1971-IND]
M called his wife to say he wouldn't be home for lunch. She had grilled herrings.... Mme M had kept the herrings for him, since it was one of his favorite dishes. M dozed in his armchair in front of the television. [1972-CHA]
Mode du Jour, La.
see: La Mode du Jour
Mlle. Otard acted as though if she left the room too long someone would steal her old copies of La Mode du Jour.
Moderne Moderne, Hotel Moderne, Hôtel Modern, Hôtel Modigliani Moers
Moderne. Movie theater Mme M suggests going to see a film at. [1955-COR]
Moderne, Hotel. see: Hotel Moderne
Moderne, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Moderne
Modern, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Modern
Modigliani. Norris Jonker said his own speciality ran from Van Gogh through Modigliani. [1963-FAN]
Moers. Joseph. Tall young man, thin and red-haired, of Flemish origin. Worked in the laboratories of the Criminal Records Office. Was reconstructing Émile Gallet's burnt documents from the ashes in the fireplace.... Shot in the ear while working on reconstructing the documents in Émile Gallet's hotel room. [1930-GAL]
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.... Over in a corner was a hairless young man, tall and weedy. He was nearsighted and wore thick-lensed glasses. On his table were lenses of all sizes and shapes, delicate tools, bottles of ink and chemical reagents, a screen of frosted glass lit up by a powerful electric bulb. It was Moers, the specialist on papers, inks, and handwriting.... Moers, who was well-known as an M fan, glared at the man who'd spoken. [1930-31-TET]
M had given orders for Moers, one of the specialists of the Technical Branch, to meet him at the Medico-Legal Institute. Moers was young, lean and tall, with an unsmiling face and thick glasses hiding timid eyes.... Moers came to Au Petit Albert to check for fingerprints. [1947-MOR]
M had Moers called to come down and look at the button.... M had the jacket sent up to Moers to see if the cigarette burn was new or old. [1955-TEN]
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]
Chinquier said he'd spoken to Moers already, and his men were on their way.... Moers had taken the trouble to come in person, his blue eyes looking a little puzzled as usual behind the thick lenses of his glasses. [1963-FAN]
M had Lapointe call the Laboratory for Moers and his men to come to Léontine Antoine's, and to call Public Prosecutions.... Moers men found grease-stained paper at Angèle Louette's, as from a revolver. [1970-FOL]
Moers and his men from the Forensic Laboratory came to the scene of Marcel Vivien's murder. ... The first of the two reports attached concerning Nina Lassave's murder was his stating that no fingerprints were found. ... M called Moers to have him send Mestral, the photographer, over to the Parisien Libéré offices to photograph the newspaper articles. [1971-SEU]
M called Moers to come and check Manuel Mori's apartment.... M went up to the attics of the Law Courts building, where Moers' empire was: the Forensic Laboratory. Moers was an unassuming man, thin as a rail, whose suit always needed pressing. He'd been at the Quai so long it was impossible to imagine Criminal Records without him. He was a bachelor and lived in student's lodgings in the Latin Quarter. [1971-IND]
Mohammedan. M read the paper. "Daughter of Mohammedan Ruler married at Nice. festivities in India and Afghanistan... A dinner in Nice at the Palais de la Mediterranée..." A Moslem princess marrying at Nice... [1932-LIB]
Raymond Couchet's mistress, had known him about six months. Had been a dancer at the Moulin Bleu. Lived in the Hôtel Pigalle, Rue Pigalle…. Nine had been arrested only once, during a raid in Montmartre, and released.
Moinet. Head of Vichy Police, had noticed M's name on the registration form. [1967-VIC]
Moissac. [town, S France, Tarn-et-Garonne dept. pop. 1968: 11,856. on Tarn river.]
Joseph Dufieu, the night clerk, born at Moissac.
Monaco. Émile Boulay had had a night-club in Le Havre, the Monaco. [1962-COL]
Monaco. Willy Marco had been expelled from Monaco four years earlier after a complaint by an American woman who'd lost her jewels.... [1930-PRO]
Dr. Larue said the Anselmes, of Anselme Chocolate, had also been friends with the René Josselins, some years earlier, but Anselme had retired and bought a villa in Monaco where they lived all year round.
Mona Lisa. Oscar joked that Else Anderson would hold hands with Carl Anderson in front of the Mona Lisa. [1931-NUI]
Adrien Josset picked up Annette Duché at the Rue Caulaincourt, and drove down from Montmartre, passing the gold-tipped railings of Parc Monceau, crossing Place des Ternes, rounding the Arc de Triomphe... [1959-CON]
Inspector Fourquet of the 17th, a wealthy, upper-middle-class residential district had called. There'd been a murder on the Rue Fortuny, a few hundred yards from the Parc Monceau, of a wholesale wine merchant.... 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. [1969-VIN]
Moncin, Marcel. 32, married 12 years. Born at the corner of Rue Caulaincourt and Rue de Maistre. His mother still lived there. Father was a butcher, died when he was 14.... Lapointe had picked the Left Bank section around Boulevard Saint-Germain; he knew it well because he lived there. 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]
At the time of Count Hans von Farnheim's death Rosalie Moncoeur had been 42, the cook. Now worked for some South Americans who had a villa at Nice and an apartment in Paris, 132 Avenue d'Iena
Mondain. René Delfosse went to the Mondain (Cinema) to try and shake Girard. When the lights came on at intermission he was still there. [1931-GAI]
Monday. They called the beggar Mr. Monday, because that was the day he always came. [1936-lun]
see: Le Monde
The writer of the anonymous letter (Gus Parendon) requested a response to "K.R." in Le Figaro or Le Monde.
Monet. 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]
An insurance agent from Luçon, her first cousin, arranged for Juliette Boynet Boynet's funeral. With his wife and five sons, all with unruly fair hair, attended the funeral.... Monfils, staying at the Hôtel du Centre, on Boulevard Montparnasse, asked M if he could stop and see him.... M grabbed his bowler hat and left Monfils sitting with Leloup in the conservatory of the Hôtel du Centre.... Sent M a telegram (signed Etienne Monfils) that he'd found a letter in frame of the the portrait Mme. Boynet had sent him showing that Joseph Boynet's death had been murder.
Monge, Rue. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Boulevard Saint-Germain to Avenue des Gobelins]
Monique. When M had last met Léon Florentin, by chance in the Place de la Madeleine, 20 years earlier, he'd introduced him to his wife Monique. Actually they hadn't been married. They'd driven off in a pale green open sports car. [1968-ENF]
Monique Batille. see: Batille, Monique
Monique Janvier. see: Janvier, Monique
Monique Juteaux. see: Juteaux, Monique
Monique Raison. see: Raison, Monique
Monique Rialand. see: Rialand. Monique
Monique Thouret. see: Thouret, Monique
Monita Malik. see: Malik, Monita
Moniteur des Cuirs et Peaux, Le. see: Le Moniteur des Cuirs et Peaux Oscar Laget published trade journals, Le Journal de la Boucherie, Le Bulletin des Mandataires, Le Moniteur des Cuirs et Peaux, and others, in the Rue Beaubourg. [1936-fen]
Mon Loisir. On the other side of Corbeil they took a low-lying narrow road and finally came to Marcel Basso's villa, Mon Loisir, overlooking a stretch of the river between Morsang and Seineport. [1931-GUI]
Monnet. M. Monnet, the proprieter of the Café des Ministères, came down from his flat to the café at 11:00. Gray hair. He could have retired long ago. Had set up cafés for his children, liked to chat with his customers. [1946-obs]
The name of Raymond Auger's house in Juvisy.
Monseigneur Monsieur-le-Prince, Rue
Monseigneur. Louise Paverini said that at the Monseigneur she'd finished off a bottle of champagne. [1957-VOY]
Monsieur-le-Prince, Rue. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Carrefour de l'Odéon to Boulevard Saint-Michel]
The cab went ten minutes down the little streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Finally they drew up outside a building on Rue Monsieur-le-Prince. Attorney Lamblin's building, he on the 2nd floor. [1959-ASS]
Oscar Coutant met M and Lucas at a bar on Rue Monsieur-le-Prince, where he always went for an apéritif after work, the first on the left coming from Boulevard Saint-Michel. Barman was named Jules. Coutant ordered anisettes for the three of them. [1964-DEF]
An invalid, resident of the apartment on the Rue du Cirque overlooking Émile Parendon's, who had seen Mme. Parendon go through the house earlier that morning. Daughter was a midwife.
Montagne aux Herbes Potagères
Montagne aux Herbes Potagères. [Brussels] Out of curiosity M had gone into a little café on the Montagne aux Herbes Potagères. [1930-31-PHO]
see: La Montagne
Mlle. Irène thought the girl [Louise Laboine]'s name was Louise, possibly something similar to La Montagne or La Bruyère.
Montaigne, Avenue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place de l'Alma to Rond-Point des Champs Elysées]
Torrence reported another jewel robbery, at the Plaza Athénée, on Avenue Montaigne. Vacher had been there. Torrence sent Dupeu to help.
Montaigne, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rond-Point de Champs-Élysées to Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. (Now: Rue Jean-Mermoz)]
One of the addresses in Marcel Basso's book was Lola, Bar des Églantiers, 18 Rue Montaigne, crossed out with blue chalk.
Montalet. A little beyond Juziers, by the island of Montalet, they caught up with De Zwarte Zwaan. [1962-CLO]
Montargis. [industrial commune, NC France, Loiret dept. pop. 1968: 18,225. 38 mi. E of Orléans.]
Aline Calas and Omer Calas came from Boissancourt-par-Saint-André, a hamlet between Montargis and Gien.
Mont-Cenis, Rue du
Mont-Cenis, Rue du. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue de Norvins to Rue Belliard]
They turned right at the Rue du Mont-Cenis and parked.
Mont-de-Piété. Rue des Blancs-Manteaux, the principal street in the Jewish quarter, second-hand dealers of every description clustered under the shadow of the great national pawnshop, the Mont-de-Piété. [1931-GUI]
Mont-Dore. [commune, SC France, Puy-de-Dôme dept. pop. 1962: 2,256. on the Dordogne near its source. (thermal springs and baths known since Roman times).]
Rosalie Moncoeur asked if La Bourboule was near Mont-Dore and M said yes, in Auvergne. She remembered that Oscar Bonvoisin came from Auvergne.
Monte Carlo. [commune, Monaco, on coast to the N of Monaco commune. pop. 1961: 9,516. tourist resort with casino and many hotels.]
M was reminded of a gambler who might sudden'y start to win all the time at Monte Carlo. [1932-FIA]
Philippe Jave had said he was going for a drive to Monte Carlo, but the staff at the Nice Airport had noticed his car. He'd taken a British Airways Viscount, delayed by engine trouble, to London, where he'd got a plane for Paris, returning the following morning by the 7:55 Blue Train from the Gare de Lyon. [1956-AMU]
Montélimar. [mining and manufacturing commune, SE France, Drôme dept. pop. 1968: 26,748. on Rhone River 27 mi. SSW of Valence.]
The proprieter of the Hôtel de la Bérézina was from Montélimar, as was obvious from his accent.... The station staff remembered Hélène Lange had gone to Strasbourg, Brest, Carcassonne, Dieppe, Lyon, Nancy, Montélimar, always a fairly large town. [1967-VIC]
M took the night train to Toulon, awoke at dawn just as the train drew into Montélimar. To him it had always been the frontier town of Provence. From there on he couldn't bear to miss an inch of the landscape. He loved everything about it. [1970-FOL]
The Montets, Charles Besson's inlaws, owned a quarter of the houses in Dieppe.
Montlhéry. [commune, N France, Seine-et-Oise dept. pop. 1959: 2,950. Corbeil arr.; motor-racing track.]
The doctor's car was finally located at Montlhéry. James had been driving the car round and round the race track till he got a flat tire.
Montluçon. [industrial city, C France, Alliers dept. pop. 1968: 57,871. On Cher river 38 mi. WSW of Moulins.]
Robert Bureau had read the Montluçon paper, which had reported the crime.
Montmartre. [section in N part of Paris occupying a hill above the Seine; old town, now within the city limits, noted for its cafés and night life.]
The plump brunette was in Maxim's for ten years and would wind up in Montmartre.... Louis said he'd heard Germain Cageot's name, like everyone else in Montmartre.... Germain Cageot's apartment in the Rue des Batignolles was a typical Montmartre flat, with a kitchen about a yard square looking onto the courtyard, a bamboo coat-stand in the entrance-hall, and a darki dining-room. [1934-MAI]
One of the "transient" members of Stan the Killer's gang they nicknamed Spinach, because he wore a spinach-colored hat. He went out chiefly at night, sometimes worked opeing the doors at some Montmartre nightclub. [1937-38-sta]
Berthe lived at 67b Rue Caulaincourt, in Montmartre, not far from the Place Constantin-Pecqueur, between a bakery and an Auvergnat's bar. ... Jérôme Lacroix arrived and told M that that was Louis the Kid, who'd been a pageboy in the Montmartre nightclubs. [1937-38-ber]
M was interrupted in his conference with an informer who came weekly to tell about his colleagues in Montmartre, by a call from the Chief.... Henri Paget was found in a stupor in a sleazy dive in Montmartre. [1942-men]
An almost imperceptible tremor ran through Montmartre as M walked through. [1942-FEL]
On 49th St., two steps from Broadways' lights, he walked down into a French restaurant, red and white checked cloth, which recalled the cafés of Montmartre and the Paris suburbs, was on the tables, and a ziinc-covered bar. [1946-NEW]
The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]
Fernande Steuvels told M she took the métro Saint-Paul and changed at the Place du 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 Frans Steuvels upset her casseroles.... M knew very well that the woman Alfonsi lived with spent most of her evenings in Montmartre nightclubs, and was not unwilling to accompany visiting foreigners to their hotels. [1949-MME]
Montmartre was teeming with black musicians; rich middle-aged ladies let themselves be robbed by Argentine gigolos; the Vice Squad was overwhelmed by orgiastic parties in the Bois de Boulogne.... The papers talk a lot about the settling of accounts of gangs in Montmartre or around the Rue Fontaine, but those affairs worry the police least. If someone shoots down Luciano in a bar on Rue de Douai, the Corsicans will inevitably take their revenge before long. We'll get a hint: "Something's being hatched against Flatfooted Dédé.... There was no question of going straight into the Sûreté - he spent seven or eight months in uniform. He had a bicycle and got to know Paris, threading his way between carriages and double-decker buses, horse-drawn, frightening when they were tearing down from Montmartre. [1950-MEM]
M had only met Mme. Lognon once, at their apartment on Place Constantin-Pecqueur, in Montmartre.... Harry Pills said he'd known Dédé-de-Marseille from after the Liberation, when he'd spent his nights in Montmartre. [1951-LOG]
The girl [Louise Laboine]'s blue dress, far from new and not very clean, might be worn by any of the host of bar girls of Montmartre.... Albert Falconi had been suspected of involvement in the murder of a Marseilles gang member in Montmartre. [1954-JEU]
In the past 6 months five women had been killed, all in Montmartre, and all in the same district, between the four métro stations Lamarck, Abbesses, Place Blanche and Place de Clichy.... When the reporters saw the two inspectors from Montmarte bringing someone up the stairs who hid his face, they put their photographers into action. [1955-TEN]
Adrien Josset left his wife in Montmartre with some friends, the Joublins. Gaston Joublin was a lawyer, lived on Rue Washington.... Adrien Josset picked up Annette Duché at the Rue Caulaincourt, and drove down from Montmartre, passing the gold-tipped railings of Parc Monceau, crossing Place des Ternes, rounding the Arc de Triomphe... [1959-CON]
The judge asked Nicolas Cajou if he knew all they types or Montmartre, more or less by sight.... The owner of the Eucalyptus was Lisca, known as Freddo, who'd been a bartender on Rue de Douai in Montmartre for a long time. [1959-ASS]
The Deputy Prosecutor had decided the crime was a vendetta, committed in Montmartre, the body dumped there.... M stopped at the courner shop by the river to buy some tobacco, then went off with Aristide Fumel to the Montmartre busstop. [1961-PAR]
Place des Abbesses, with its métro station, Théâtre de l'Atelier, which looked like a toy or stage set, and its bistros and small shops, seemed to M to be far more genuine working class Montmartre than Place de Tertre, which had become a tourist trap. He remembered that when he had first discovered Place de Tertre, shortly after his arrival in Paris, one chilly morning in spring sunshine, he had felt that he had been transported into a picture by Utrillo.... Clémentine Pholien, "The Madwoman," of Rue Lamarck. Had been coming two or three times a week for months to the Quai des Orfèvres, had been running a notions shop in Montmartre, deriving a comfortable income from it.... They went by métro, got out at Place Blanche and began to walk slowly up Rue Lepic, which makes a large bend to the left where it meets Rue des Abbesses, and straight ahead Rue Tholozé climbs up a steep slope, then rejoins Rue Lepic by the Moulin de la Galette. About halfway up on the left was a building with violet letters that lit up at night: Bal des Copains. Among five- or six-story apartment buildings were still a few low houses, which went back to the time when Montmartre was a village. They came to an iron gate opening on to a cobbled yard, at the end of which was a small stone house, the kind usually seen in the suburbs; one-story, unusually dingy and old-fashioned, with alternating red and yellow bricks around the windows, the woodwork freshly painted blue. Léonard Planchon's house.... One time Planchon was working on a site way up above Montmartre, where they make precast concrete. [1962-CLI]
Three times that week M had been to Manuel Palmari's, the old owner of the Clou Doré on Rue Fontaine, who lived in his bourgeois apartment on the Rue des Acacias. He had reigned for 30 years in Montmartre, where he'd started as a pimp. [1964-DEF]
M. Le Gal said he thought his daughter had still been living in the seedy little hotel in Montmartre where they lived after their marriage.... M decided he'd visit François Ricain's father in Montmartre, unless he came to see M first. [1966-VOL]
Mme. Vireveau had come to Hélène Lange's at the recommendation of a friend from Montmartre. Husband had been a florist in Paris, and she had worked in the shop in Boulevard des Batignolles. After his death she'd moved to a little apartment in the Rue Lamarck. [1967-VIC]
It took them only a few minutes to get to Montmartre, but not the Montmartre of night clubs and tourists. Avenue Junot was nearly at the edgte of that hive of activity, mostly lined by villas which artists who had begun on the Butte Montmartre had built there after they had become prosperous.... M knew Montmartre well enough to know that it was a town within a town. Some people never went beyond the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy].
Montmartre, Boulevard. [Paris. 2e, Bourse - 9e, Opéra. from Rue Montmartre to Rue de Richelieu]
The sun was brighter the next morning than it had been on the Boulevard Montmartre.
Montmartre, Carrefour. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Montmartre to Boulevard Montmartre]
The driver of the Urbaine Taxi Company cab which had picked up Gloria Lotti and the boy had taken them to the corner of Rue Montmartre and the Grands Boulevards. M had the Flophouse Squad check out hotels in the area Carrefour Montmartre.
Montmartre Cemetery. Rue Etex, running alongside the Montmartre Cemetery, nearly opposite the Hôpital Bretonneau, Monique Juteaux, 24, stabbed three times. [1955-TEN]
M walked towards Place de Clichy from the bar across from Annette Duché's,m looking for a taxi. He finally found one as he was passing the Montmartre Cemetery, and went home.
Montmartre, Rue. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Montorgueil to Boulevard Montmartre]
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.... Neveu told M he had started his investigation higher up the Boulevard Saint-Martin, where it joins the Rue Montmartre. [1952-BAN]
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.
Montparnasse. [Quarter in SC Paris, since late 19th century a center of Parisian artistic, student and bohemian life.]
M had stayed at the Reine Morte, in Montparnasse, when he had first come to Paris.... When Léon Florentin had lived in a small hotel in Montparnasse he'd been convicted of fraud and misappropriation and gone to jail.
Montparnasse, Boulevard. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Rue de Sèvres to Avenue de la Observatoire]
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]
Désiré said he'd taken Oswald Clark to the Hôtel Aiglon, Boulevard Montparnasse.... M told Jean Ramuel he was surprised to find him on the Boulevard Montparnasse, when he'd thought he'd have left for Brussels. [1939-MAJ]
Charles Dandurand had lived in a furnished apartment on Rue Delambre, near Boulevard Montparnasse 14 years before, when he had moved to Bourg-la-Reine.... M, thirsty after the movie on the Boulevard Montparnasse, went into La Coupole for a beer and a ham sandwich. [1940-CEC]
To find a taxi from Auguste Point's, M had to walk towards the Boulevard Montparnasse.... When M left the subway at Boulevard Pasteur he heard some steps in the distance towards Montparnasse. [1954-MIN]
That evening, the Pardons, (Dr Pardon) instead of asking them to their flat, as usual, had taken them to a little restaurant on the Boulevard du Montparnasse. In fact it was on the terrace of that restaurant, nearly 30 years before, that they had had their first meal together. [1960-VIE]
Dr. Larue said he thought there'd still be a café open at the Montparnasse intersection.... M took a bus to the Boulevard Montparnasse, but had had to put out his pipe as there was no smoking on the bus. [1961-BRA]
Évelina Nahour said she'd eaten at a little restaurant in the Boulevard du Montparnasse next door to where Vicente Alvaredo lived.
Montparnasse Cemetery. Antoine Batille was to be buried at Montparnasse Cemetery, where they had a family plot. [1969-TUE]
First Joseph Heurtin walked down Boulevard Raspail, then he turned back by a side street and stumbled on the Gare Montparnasse.... Janvier said he'd lost Johann Radek at the Gare Montparnasse.
Montpellier. [industrial and commercial city, S France, capital, Hérault dept. pop. 1968: 161,910. Near Mediterranean, 77 mi. WNW of Marseilles.]
Léon Florentin had told Fernand Courcel he lived in Montpellier, where he had an office.
Montreal. Hotel visited by Alain Lagrange, while searching for Jeanne Debul in London. He was followed by Fenton, Scotland Yard man, but lost him soon after. [1952-REV]
Montreal. When he grew up, Jos MacGill studied in Montréal, which is why he spoke French as well as English. [1946-NEW]
All the clothes in the suitcases in Mado's room were from Montreal shops. There were Canadian stickers on the luggage.
Montreux. [Group of villages forming the communes of Le Châtelard and Les Planches in Vaud canton, W Switzerland. pop. 1970: 20,421; a well-known resort at the E end of Lake of Geneva.]
see: Le Grand Marcel
Montrouge Montrouge Church Montsouris, Parc
Montrouge. see: Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church
Montrouge Church. see: Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church
Montsouris, Parc. The occupants of the benches in the Saint-Martin [Boulevard Saint-Martin] district were different from those of many of the squares and public gardens of the city, such as the Parc Montsouris, which was mostly local residents with private means. [1952-BAN]
moquette. The floor was covered in pale blue moquette. [1966-NAH]
Morals. see: Public Morals
About a month earlier Léontine Moreau had been strangeled, then stabbed through the heart with a needle. Around 30, lived at a farm called Moulin-Neuf.
Morel. Dr. Morel was doing an autopsy. [1962-COL]
Moret-sur-Loing. 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]
small, swarthy, black-haired, stocky.... A member of the Majestic Hotel staff who'd gone off early after 'a call from his brother' which had actually not come in. Lived at Hôtel Beauséjour, 3, Rue des Batignolles. When M called his hotel he found he'd left at 3:00 am. José Latourie had called Pepito, who'd killed Torrence at the Majestic, then come to Pickwick's Bar, waited for M and shot him. Afterwards killed José as well, to cover his trail.
Morges. [commune, Vaud canton, W Switzerland, on Lake of Geneva. pop. 1970: 11,931.]
Moricourt, Philippe de. In his 30s, not good looking, white flannel trousers, blue striped blazer, yachting cap. Met Mrs. Ellen Wilcox at Casino at Cannes a little over a year earlier. Previously attached to office of a minister, friend of the family. Played gin rummy - M didn't know the word - with Mrs. Wilcox the night they returned to the yacht - the night of murder. de Moricourt's last address was a furnished house on the left bank of Paris, Rue Jacob, 17b. His father was a cavalry captain, died a long time ago, mother lived at Saumur. de Moricourt tried to marry heiresses but didn't succeed. Published 2 vols of poetry with left bank press; frequented Café de Flore, worked occasionally on several newspapers. A woman in Auteuil gave him a rare book to sell, he didn't pay at first, eventually did. He plotted with Jef de Greef to sell Mrs. Wilcox the forged Van Gogh, and was his partner in the murder of Marcellin. [1949-AMI]
Mori, Jo. The anonymous phone call said Maurice Marcia had been killed by Jo and Manuel Mori. Jo had a suite in the Hôtel des Îles, on Avenue Trudaine.... M went to Jo Mori's hotel, #22 on the second floor. [1971-IND]
Antonio Farano said an inspector with a strange name, Bornique or Mornique had showed him Émile Boulay's identity card.
Morocco. Désiré had gone to the post office and mailed a money order for 500 francs to his son in Morocco. [1943-CAD]
Jean-Baptiste Prieur's brother, Christophe Prieur, was married, had a daughter, lived in Morocco, committed suicide, wife disappeared, perhaps married an American living in Texas. Daughter was Nicole Prieur. [1964-DEF]
The man was about twenty-five or twenty-six, in delicate health, and addicted to morphine. [1938-owe]
Boutigues pointed out a girl in a green bathing suit who was the daughter of Morrow, the diamond man, one of the dozen richest men in Europe.
Morsang. Lucas called from Morsang. M didn't know it. A little village on the Seine, 35 km from Paris, 4 km from Nandy. Joseph Heurtin had gone to his parents'. [1930-31-TET]
On the other side of Corbeil they took a low-lying narrow road and finally came to Marcel Basso's villa, Mon Loisir, overlooking a stretch of the river between Morsang and Seineport.... The taxi driver told M there was the Vieux Garçon in Morsang, and Chez Marins in Seineport. [1931-GUI]
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]
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. There was an old inn there, the Vieux Garçon, where, for over 20 years, they had sometimes gone to spend Sundays.
Morsang-sur-Seine. The Pretty Pigeon, inn at Morsang, on the Seine by the barrage a little above Corbeil, was run by Mme. Roy. M and Mme M spent the night at the Pretty Pigeon in Morsang. The taxi ran the little road between Morsang 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]
Morse. M had left Leroy a message on his table in Morse code. [1931-JAU]
Mortemart, Philippe. Lognon brought Philippe Mortemart to M. Had found him the the Gare du Nord. Father was a professor at the University of Nancy. Lived in a maid's room in a building on the Boulevard Rochechouart. 28. [1950-PIC]
Mortimer-Levingston. Mortimer-Levingston was tall, slim, with a small head, black hair, parted in the middle. Looked like a Latin American. He led an exhausting life, putting in regular appearances at Deauville, Miami, the Lido, Paris, Cannes and Berlin, and to be a judge at boxing matches in New York and California.... Born on a farm in Ohio, began his career selling bootlaces in San Francisco.... Pietr had doubtless met the Mortimer-Levingstons in Berlin, Warsaw, London, or New York.... Pietr joined Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston for dinner at the Majestic Hotel. [1929-30-LET]
Mrs. Parents were Scots, emigrated to Florida when she was a child.
Morue Française, La Morvan
Morue Française, La. see: La Morue Française
Morvan. [Mountain range in EC France, in dept. of Nièvre, Yonne, Côte-d'Or and Saône-et-Loire; highest peak: Bois-du-Roi, 2959'.]
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. [1959-ASS]
Joseph Van Damme said that Maurice Belloir had married Morvandeau's daughter, Morvandeau the sprung mattress man.
Morvan, Hôtel du Morvan Paper Mills
Morvan, Hôtel du. see: Hôtel du Morvan
Morvan Paper Mills. Gèron and Sons 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]
The paper the anonymous letter was written on, made at Morvan Paper Mills.
Moses. They'd talked about everything, a mixture of Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Moses, Confucius and Jesus Christ. [1930-31-PHO]
Moslem. M read the paper. "Daughter of Mohammedan Ruler married at Nice. festivities in India and Afghanistan... A dinner in Nice at the Palais de la Mediterranée..." A Moslem princess marrying at Nice... [1932-LIB]
Moss, Alfred. The man identified by the manager of the Hôtel Beauséjour as the one who came the day they all left in a hurry. "Belgian (?) about 42. Vaudeville artist for 10 years, member of acrobatic act, Moss, Jef and Joe" Moers had written on his photo. "Had worked in most countries of Europe, and even in the US, where he was with Ringling Bros. Circus for four years. Retired after an accident."... Frans Steuvels' brother. Three or four years younger..... Used the aliases Mosselaer, Van Vlanderen, Paterson, Smith, Joseph Thomas, Jean Peeters; Had been arrested in Manchester, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris. Never convicted. 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.... Not only in Paris and in France, but in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome they were trying to pick up Alfred Moss' track.... Four years later Alfred Moss, a down-and-out clown, hanged himself, in Nord dept. [1949-MME]
Mosselet, Émilie. Jules Mosselet was about 30, his wife Émilie probably in her early 40s, short and stout.... Émilie Mosselet said her father had bought the Anneau d'Or in Villecomtois. It was about 43 km from Bourges. [1937-38-man]
Motorcycle Gang. It had been a dull case, though a newspaper had come up with the headline "The Motorcycle Gang". [1963-FAN]
François Mélan's assistant.... Vivier gave M Mlle. Motte's address, in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. She'd agreed to see him. M said he knew the building, that he'd lived near there for some time, in Place des Vosges. She felt that by calling Mélan to come over when M was there she was a Judas. [1964-DEF]
Motte's daughter, Émillienne, 16.
Moucher Mouffetard, Rue
Moucher. The morning after the crime, the man with the Paris-Goderville ticket took the train back from Moucher, 21 km further south.... 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]
Mouffetard, Rue. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Rue Thouin to Rue Censier]
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.... The Rue Lhomond sloped gently down to the lights of the Rue Mouffetard. Somehwere behind the houses could be heard the deadened noise of cars on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1951-MEU]
Billy Louette lived in a furnished room in a small hotel on the Rue Mouffetard.
Mougins. [Alpes-Maritime, S France, village dept. pop. 1997: 13,014. Pablo Picasso settled here in 1961 with his wife Jacqueline and remained till his death in 1973.]
Évelina Nahour's children, the girl 5, boy 2, lived in Mougins, Pension des Palmiers. The boy was born in Cannes.
Moulin Bleu Moulin de la Galette
Moulin Bleu. Nine Moinard had been a dancer at the Moulin Bleu.... Nine told M she was going to the Moulin Bleu to ask for her old job back. [1931-OMB]
Moulin de la Galette. Afterwards Oswald Clark and Ellen Darroman had gone dancing at the Moulin de la Galette, then to the Coupole for grilled sausages. [1939-MAJ]
Montmartre... They went by métro, got out at Place Blanche and began to walk up Rue Lepic, which makes a large bend to the left where it meets Rue des Abbesses, and straight ahead Rue Tholozé climbs up a steep slope, then rejoins Rue Lepic by the Moulin de la Galette.... Rue Tholozé leads into the Rue Lepic, right in front of the Moulin de la Galette, a dead end at a few steps. Léonard Planchon lived by the steps in a small house in the yard. [1962-CLI]
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]
Germaine Moulineau, the sad lady who sighed all the time was a school teacher on convalescent leave.
Moulineaux Moulin-Neuf Moulin Rouge
Moulineaux. see: Issy-les-Moulineaux
Moulin-Neuf. About a month earlier Léontine Moreau had been strangeled, then stabbed through the heart with a needle. Around 30, lived at a farm called Moulin-Neuf.... They found the corpse of the man they assumed was the madman in the Moulin-Neuf wood. [1932-FOU]
Moulin Rouge. The big brasserie on Boulevard de Clichy had its windows wide open. On the other side of Place Blanche, the illuminated sails of the Moulin Rouge turned incessantly. [1941-SIG]
Next door to the Brasserie Cyrano, where Marcel Vivien Nina Lassave had often come in the evenings.
Moulins. [manufacturing city, C France, capital, Allier dept. pop. 1968: 25,979. on Allier R. 58 mi. SE of Bourges.]
Lucas phoned to Moulins. Found out Mary Lampson's birth certificate had been from there, under the name Marie Dupin. But the Marie Dupin registered in Moulins was 42, married to a baker, Piedboeuf, in the Rue Haute, three children, weighed 13 stone. [1930-PRO]
A message to the Municipal Police at Moulins had said that a crime would be committed at the first Mass on All Soul's Day at the church of Saint-Fiacre.... M went by taxi to Moulins. There were nothing but big estates. That of the Duc de T. contained three villages. The Saint-Fiacre estate had covered 5,000 acres, before the sales. (2,000 hectares). ... Maurice de Saint-Fiacre covered the 15 miles from Moulins to the château in less than 15 minutes.... The doctor said the Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's regular doctor was from Moulins. [1932-FIA]
The driver had called his office to arrange for some piston rings to be delivered to him in Moulins. [1937-38-noy]
It had been said, correctly, that M had been born in central France, not far from Moulins. [1950-MEM]
Ferdinand Fumal said he'd been thrown out of highschool at Moulins when he was 14.... Victor Ricou had been at a military base near Moulins in the war. He'd been in his village [Saint-Fiacre] during the German occupation of the village. [1956-ECH]
Roger Prou's brother-in-law, lent him 10,000 f to buy out Léonard Planchon. Had a butcher shop on Boulevard de Charonne.
Mourillon, Le. see: Le Mourillon M knew Toulon well enough to know that if Gaston Meurant went further back behind Quai Cronstadt, or chance brought him to Le Mourillon, he'd find the information he was looking for. [1959-ASS]
Moutel, Léon. The photo that had been in the envelope in the dead man's pocket had been signed Léon Moutel, art photographer, Quai des Belges, Fécamp.... A shopkeeper and newsagent as well as photographer. Puny, washed-out creature, though his wife was a handsome, Norman type, who looked M straight in the eye. He told M the photo must be at least 8 years old... finally realized it was Mme. Berthe Swaan, who looked 20 in the photo he had. [1929-30-LET]
Mouthon. Mouthon was M's brother-in-law. Once a year he came to Paris with his wife, Mme M's sister, arriving at the Gare de l'Est. When they visited at Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, his wife would call for an apron to help with the housework, but as time passed they couldn't wait for them to leave. [1949-AMI]
movie posters. see Simenon on Screen: Six decades of movie posters
M's longest interrogation. "M's longest interrogation", 27 hours, was still being discussed. During that time the waiters from the Brasserie Dauphine never ceased bringing up beer and sandwiches. Lucas and Janvier had participated. [1965-PAT]
M's longest investigation. The jewel robberies that would become known as "M's longest investigation" were going to come to an end. It might be said that it started 20 years earlier, when he took an interest in Manuel Palmari, a vagrant from Corsica who had started humbly as a pimp... [1965-PAT]
Hubert de Vries told M that Mirella Jonker was born in the south of France, and had married an Englishman, Herbert Muir, of Manchester, a manufacturer of ball bearings.... Pyke said Herbert Muir had been knighted three years before.
Mulatière, La Mulhouse
Mulatière, La. see: La Mulatière Frédéric Michaux, better known as Fred the Boxer, was the landlord of the inn Le Pont du Grau, in La Mulatière. 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]
Mulhouse. [industrial and commerical commune, NE France, Haut-Rhin dept. pop. 1968: 116,336. on Ill river 22 mi. S of Colmar.]
The name on the Doc's identity card was François Keller, François Marie Florentin Keller, born in Mulhouse, Bas-Rhin.... Mme M's sister lived in Mulhouse with her husband, a civil engineer [Ponts-et-Chaussées - Bridges and Highways]. They been to visit her often.
Mullerbach. 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]
Sergeant Ward said he took Bessie Mitchell to the Penguin Bar where his friends, four other Air Force men, were waiting: Sergeant Dan Mullins, Jimmy Van Fleet, Sergeant Ted O'Neil, and Corporal Wo Lee. Wo Lee was a Chinese who looked barely 16. Mullins was the same height as Ward, also dark-haired.
Munich. [Industrial city, capital of Bavaria, Germany, on Isar river. pop. 1970: 1,293,590.]
Pietr had been arrested twice, once at Wiesbaden, for fraud of half a million marks from a Munich wholesaler, once at Madrid, similarly, with a prominent member of Spanish court society. [1929-30-LET]
A busload of uniformed police was leaving the courtyard of the Municipal Police headquarters. [1961-PAR]
murder. Twenty times M had caught himself muttering under his breath, "And yet the old man was murdered. [1942-FEL]
Muriel Britt. see: Britt, Muriel
Muriel Halligan. see: Halligan, Muriel
Muriel Ward. see: Ward, Muriel
Émile Ducrau asked Pierrot if it was true that Murier's old tub got caught on a bridge pier at Château-Thierry.
Murs Musée Grévin
Murs. Alban Groult-Cotelle said he'd been with the Prefect's private secretary, Pierre Musellier, who had an apartment on Place Napoléon, above the Murs garages, about 50 years from the Hôtel de l'Europe. [1943-CAD]
Musée Grévin. Four or five people were waiting in frozen attitudes in the "aquarium", like waxworks in the Musée Grévin. [1940-CEC]
M was as inexpressive as a wax figure in the Musée Grévin. [1971-IND]
Musellier, Pierre. Alban Groult-Cotelle said he'd been with the Prefect's private secretary, Pierre Musellier, who had an apartment on Place Napoléon, above the Murs garages, about 50 years from the Hôtel de l'Europe l'Europe in La Roche-sur-Yon. [1943-CAD]
see: Babeau, Albert
Musset. [Musset, Alfred de, in full, Louis-Charles-Alfred de Musset, born Paris, 1810, died Paris, 1857. Distinguished French Romantic poet and playwright.]
Marcel Vivien's nickname among the tramps (les clochards).
Mutual. Jenny told Janvier the Xavier Martons had taken out heavy insurance policies the previous year with the Mutual. [1957-SCR]
Mylène. Gérard Batille was the owner of Mylène perfume and beauty aids. M had often noticed the Mylène Product Building on Avenue Matignon. [1969-TUE]
Myosotis, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Myosotis
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