, Duc de. 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).
Tabac des Vosges
Tabac des Vosges. The man [Albert Rochain] called again, from the Tabac des Vosges, at the corner of the Place des Vosges and the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. [1947-MOR]
The intersection near Frans Steuvels' Rue de Turenne studio with the three cafés: first the café-restaurant on the corner of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, then the Grand Turenne, opposite, and finally, a hundred feet away on the corner of the Place des Vosges, the Tabac des Vosges, which the newsmen had adopted as their headquarters.
Tabac Fontaine Tabac Henri IV
Tabac Fontaine. They were washing down the windows of the café at the corner, the Tabac Fontaine, which stayed open all night.... M went into the Tabac Fontaine, where he would spend the next twelve hours. First thing he did was secretly cut the telephone wire. [1934-MAI]
Tabac Henri IV. Émile Ducrau asked M if he knew the Tabac Henri IV, in the middle of Pont-Neuf, not far from the Police Judiciaire. He said it was a kind of freighter's bourse. [1933-ECL]
The Rumor, Hector Tabard's gossip-filled weekly with the reputation of a cheap blackmailing sheet.
Tabarin Taitbout, Rue
Tabarin. Line Marcia had been a dancer at the Tabarin before the Canary. [1971-IND]
Taitbout, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Boulevard des Italiens to Rue d'Aumale]
Mme. Blanc went down the Rue Saint-Georges, stopping to go into an Italian grocer's. She went out the back, opening onto the Square d'Orléans and the Rue Taitbout.
Takla. Fouad Ouéni was born in Takla, Lebanon. [1966-NAH]
Maître Tallier had come from Bourges as Jean Métayer's lawyer.
Tallinn. Between Budapest and Odessa, between Tallinn and Constantinople, there were large tracts of country where the population was too dense. In particular there were hundred of thousands of hungry Jews whose only ambition was to seek a better existence in some other land. [1932-FOU]
tamarisk, an ornamental Mediterranean shrub or small tree, with slender, feathery branches. (Tamarix gallica), the predominant tree at Hyères, where M arrived with Inspector Pyke.
Tania. One of the dancers at Picratt's, played the piano.... Tania lived near Gare Saint-Lazare, and went down Rue Pigalle. Had been born on the Rue Mouffetard. Said she did Russian dancing at Picratt's. [1950-PIC]
Manager of the Hôtel de la Loire. Had begun his career as a cook in a big house.
Tarraud Tarride, Abel
Tarraud. M reached Tarraud at the Préfecture. Told him to go to the Chief's place and have him come to meet M at the Majestic Hotel. An hour later the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department knocked at the door. [1929-30-LET]
Tarride, Abel. [1865-1951. see Abel Tarride as Maigret]
Tatin. M thought, hadn't there been a woman like that in his own village... It had been old mother Tatin, who kept the draper's shop, and the children used to tease her cat. [1953-ECO]
Tatin, Marie. Marie Tatin's was the only inn in the village. She hadn't recognized him, but he'd recognized her because of her squint.... M recognized the the black chair with the red velvet armrest of Madame Tatin, Marie Tatin's mother.... M reminded Marie Tatin of when three boys had replaced the mushrooms in her basket with frogs when she was a young girl.... M picked up the jug of hot water which Marie Tatin had brought him.... M asked Marie Tatin if she couldn't bring herself to call him "tu". [1932-FIA]
M fell asleep dreaming of the Mass in his own village, and of Marie Titin's inn, which he'd used to run past, as he was afraid... The judge reminded him of the baker's wife's stepfather, whom he'd stuck his tongue out at as a boy. [1946-cho]
On the second floor, the Comte de Tavera and his family had gone shooting for the season at their château somewhere south of the Loire.
Taverne Pousset Taverne Royale Taylor, Desmond
Taverne Pousset. When M was courting Mme M, one evening after the theater, they went toward the Grands Boulevards, where the Taverne Pousset was still in existence. [1957-SCR]
Taverne Royale. M made a dash for the Taverne Royale to get out of the rain, and met James there. [1931-GUI]
Taylor, Desmond. [William Desmond Taylor, a top Paramount film director in early Hollywood who was shot to death on February 1, 1922. His unsolved murder was one of Hollywood's major scandals.] Johann Radek asked M if he knew the Desmond Taylor case, one of Hollywood's best-known movie directors, murdered in 1922. An American magazine article had said that from the beginning the police had known who did it, but there was no evidence.... "That's a year ago now," said Radek, about the article. "Desmond Taylor was alone in his room, a young film star visited him, then left. He didn't see her out. Later he was found dead in the room, but she hadn't killed him." [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. [1947-MOR]
The Technical Branch car had arrived. [1954-JEU]
Technical College. The chief engineer said they'd got a kid from the Technical College to be the operator. [1931-REN]
Teddy. see: Bellam, Major
Teddy Brown. see: Brown, Teddy
Teddy Clark. see: Clark, Teddy
Ted O'Neil. see: O'Neil, Ted
For some weeks, M and his wife had watched television while they ate. [1962-CLI]
They could hear a television news show from a neighbor's apartment. [1962-CLO]
After dinner M had watched television with his wife. [1964-DEF]
Mme M told M that women saw the TV sales guide on television and knew where to get the best bargains. [1966-VOL]
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. [1968-ENF]
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 television.... Mme M asked if he wanted to watch television. The first channel was rife with torch singers of both sexes. M hated that. There was an old American film with Gary Cooper on the second channel, which they watched. [1969-TUE]
That evening M stayed in and watched television.... A withdrawal of 2,500 francs from Léontine Antoine's account suggested that she'd used it to buy her television set the previous Christmas. [1970-FOL]
Colombani said M could send a Telex to Nice.
Tell, William Témoins Temple, Boulevard du
Tell, William. see: William Tell
Témoins. Adrien Josset and his wife had gone to the premierre of Témoins at the Théâtre de la Madeleine [Madeleine Theater] the night before, then ate at a nightclub on Place Pigalle. [1959-CON]
Temple, Boulevard du. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 11e, Popincourt. from Rue du Filles-du-Calvaire to Place de la République]
M had located the bar near Place de la République where Adrien Josset had stopped, La Bonne Chope, on Boulevard du Temple.
Temple, Rue du
Temple, Rue du. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue de Rivoli to Avenue de la République]
In a fishmonger's in the Rue du Temple M spotted some whiting. He hadn't eaten whiting for ages. [1966-VOL]
see: Le Temps
Joseph offered newspapers to Raymond Auger: Le Temps, Figaro, Les Débats. He read the Le Temps.
Temptation of Saint Anthony
Temptation of Saint Anthony. M, speaking of Éliane Paget, said she shouldn't play at the Temptation of Saint Anthony. [1942-men]
Jean-Claude Ternel, son of a Paris industrialist, had been engaged to Marinette Augier.
Ternes. It's the same with a bistro in La Villette or near the Porte d'Italie, with Arabs in the Zone, or with Poles or Italians, streetwalkers of Pigalle or young delinquents of Les Ternes. You have to know. [1950-MEM]
M got a call at home from Dupeu in the Ternes district [Quartier des Ternes]. He was police inspector in the Rue de l'Étoile.... Mlle Lucile Decaux walked off from Étienne Gouin's house towards the Ternes. [1953-TRO]
If a policeman from the Ternes district had talked, it would have been to a reporter. None of the tenants seemed connected to the Montmartre set.
Ternes, Avenue des
Ternes, Avenue des. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Avenue de Wagram to Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr]
Ferdinand Fumal showed M 7 anonymous threat letters he'd received, postmarked at a post office near the Opéra. One had been from Boulevard Beaumarchais, another the Central Post Office in the Rue du Louvre, the last, Avenue des Ternes.... Rose said Martine Gilloux would probably make her little tour and then go to lunch at Gino's or some place on the Avenue des Ternes. [1956-ECH]
Gaston Nouveau who'd set up the job at the Lotus, a small bar on the Rue Saint-Antoine, was an ex-con out of Fresnes Prison only 2 months, he'd been at a bar on the Avenue des Ternes at the time of the holdup. [1963-FAN]
Zoé said she'd sent M. Charles to her friend Dorine's, in the Avenue des Ternes.
Ternes, Brasserie des Ternes, Les Ternes, Place des
Ternes, Brasserie des. see: Brasserie des Ternes
Ternes, Les. see: Les Ternes Gérard Batille father said Antoine Batille had once had some trouble with his recording in a bar near Les Ternes. [1969-TUE]
Ternes, Place des. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau. from Avenue de Wagram to Avenue des Ternes]
The couple drove to the Place des Ternes, where the woman caught a cab. [1931-GUI]
Janvier said at Place des Ternes it was so crowded they found themselves face to face, and Félicie seemed afraid of something.... M took a turn to the right into the colorful throng in the Place des Ternes. [1942-FEL]
Maxime Le Bret said Bob d'Anseval had turned out a very bad sort. Said he hung about various shady bars in the Avenue de Wagram and around the Place des Ternes.... The wineseller next to the garage said that Dédé hadn't been in that day, but said he lived in a boarding house near the Place des Ternes. [1948-PRE]
In the Ternes district, several bistros were still open, and men from Headquarters were asking questions about Françoise Binet.... At the Diabolo, a seedy nightclub in the Rue de l'Étoile, a drunken old woman called Thérèse, (M had probably seen her around Ternes) said she'd known Françoise Binet. [1951-MEU]
On Sunday they went for dinner at a brasserie on the Place des Ternes, a good way from home.... They came back on foot via the Boulevard Haussmann. Then, still on foot, as far as the Place des Ternes, where they had a drink outside a café, then the Avenue de Wagram and the Champs-Élysées. [1956-AMU]
Adrien Josset lived in a furnished room in the Place des Ternes at the time he met his future wife.... 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]
Alfred Meurant was well-known in certain districts, particularly around Place des Ternes and the neighborhood of Porte Saint-Denis. He'd registered at a small hotel on Rue de l'Étoile, among others. [1959-ASS]
When Aline had left the house she'd bought a first-class métro ticket at Ternes station, and walked down the platform towards the Étoile end. When Lourtie got on she slipped off and lost him. She said later she'd planned to go to the Galeries Lafayette, then changed her mind.... M and Mme M took the métro at Ternes station. [1964-DEF]
Léon Florentin lunched in a restaurant on the Place des Ternes.
Ternes, Porte des Terrage, Rue du
Ternes, Porte des. Lognon had gone to see the barman at Roméo at his home, in the Porte des Ternes. [1954-JEU]
Terrage, Rue du. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Quai de Valmy to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin]
The depot of the heavy, long-distance, red and green trucks M had seen lined up in a side street of the Quai de Valmy was at Rue Terrage. Zenith Transport, Roulers and Langlois.
Terre Haute Tertre, Place de
Terre Haute. [added to Boucher translation in place of the "branding of women criminals in America" reference]. "The Pretty Pole and the Terror of Terre Haute" was the writing on the old newspaper, covered by the tape. [1937-38-sta]
Tertre, Place de. There were three cafés in the Place de Tertre. [1956-AMU]
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.... Léonard Planchon had written M the first letter from a little café on Place du Tertre.... M and Mme M drank a carafe of vin rosé at Place du Tertre while they were in Montmartre looking at Planchon's house.
Tertre, Place du
Tertre, Place du. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. at Rue Norvins]
The Place du Tertre looked like a fairground. There were crowds around the little tables where people were drinking vin rosé.... Marthe Jusserand had asked her boyfriend, Jean, to meet her on the Place du Tertre. [1955-TEN]
They'd just found the body of Maurice Marcia on the sidewalk of the Avenue Junot, right at the top of the Butte Montmartre, not far from the Place du Tertre.... Louis showed M the last place the Flea had stayed, at the top of Montmartre, in the Place du Tertre.
Tessancourt. The gang who'd been robbing the villas for the past two years had left behind paintings which weren't originals at Tessancourt. [1969-TUE]
Tessier, Hippolyte. One of Jean-Charles Gaillard's cases was Hippolyte Tessier, forgery, acquittal. The former manager of a casino in Brittany who tried to start a secret gaming club in Paris. [1962-COL]
see: La Tétoune
La Tétoune was a portly Marseillaise [Marseilles] who was reputed to do the best southern cooking in Paris.
Texas. Lucille said they had signed up for a tour of the South, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. [1946-NEW]
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. [1949-CHE]
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]
Thames. The vast lobby of the Savoy Hotel in London overlooked the Thames. A big dining room on one side, which adjoined the lobby and had bay windows overlooking the Thames. [1952-REV]
Théâtre de la Madeleine. see: Madeleine Theater
Théâtre de l'Ambigu. Oscar had dinner once a week in Paris, at the Escargot on the Rue de la Bastille. Then he'd go to the Ambigu Theatre and stay at the Hôtel Rambuteau in the Rue de Rivoli. [1931-NUI]
M had once longed to own a pair of goose-dung shoes. They had been all the rage, like those very short, fawn-colored raincoats, known as bum-freezers. He had actually bought a pair, in a shop on the Boulevard Saint-Martin, opposite the Théâtre de l'Ambigu, but had returned them when his wife laughed at him. [1952-BAN]
Théâtre de la Renaissance. It had taken M barely 15 minutes to walk from home to the intersection of the Rue de Bondy and the Boulevard Saint-Martin, which formed a little square dominated by the Théâtre de la Renaissance. [1952-BAN]
Théâtre de l'Atelier.
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.
Théâtre-Français. M met Félix Jubert again, standing in line at the Théâtre-Français. [1950-MEM]
theme music. see Maigret Theme music
Théo Besson. see: Besson, Théo
Théo Coumar. see: Coumar, Théo
Théodore Aerts. see: Aerts, Théodore
Théodore Ballard. see: Ballard, Théodore
see: Jussiaume, Théodore
Théophile-Gautier, Rue. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Rue Gros to Rue d'Auteuil]
Théo Stiernet. see: Stiernet, Théo
Thérèse. Thérèse, the maid at Frédéric Michaux's inn, 18, tall and slender with a pointed nose, a comical mouth, and a cheeky look, had come with Fred and Julia from Paris, where she'd been an orphan from a home. [1939-ven]
M recognized the maid at the hotel, Thérèse, about 30.... Thérèse said Inspector Priollet would vouch that she hadn't taken the pocketbook, it was her friend Lucille. (see: GRA: "Ernestine Jussiaume had told M, 17 years ago when he'd arrested her, that it was her friend Lulu who had robbed the purse, connected to a big cattle dealer from the Charentes.") [1953-ECO]
Thévenard. Mme. Thévenard lived with her nephew in Rue Gay-Lussac. Went out and when she returned someone had taken a sausage. She found a handkerchief and crumbs under her nephew's bed. Albert Jorisse had been hiding there. [1952-BAN]
The two old maids Thévenard kept the haberdashery... two old maids had kept a shop in M's village too... almost as if French villages were interchangeable. [1953-ECO]
Nephew of Mme Thévenard, worked in the same bookshop in Boulevard Saint-Michel as Albert Jorisse. Jorisse had hidden under his bed for a day.
Thiberge Tholozé, Rue
Thiberge. Three inspectors in turn, Besson, Thiberge, and Vallin had interrogated Justin, but he'd told the same story. [1946-cho]
Tholozé, Rue. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from 36 Rue Lepic to 88 Rue Lepic]
When Léonard Planchon was 26, his boss, who lived on the Rue Tholozé, found out he had heart disease and decided to retire to the country.... 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. 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. Planchon's house. [1962-CLI]
Thomas Hauke. See: Hauke, Thomas [1936-arr]
Thouret, Émilie. Louis Thouret's wife.... By chance M had his badge in his pocket to show to Mme. Thouret. As a rule he left it home. She was about the same age as her husband, though more heavily built. [1952-BAN]
Thouret, Louis. The identity card of the man stabbed in the alley was in his wallet. Louis Thouret, warehouse foreman, 37 Rue des Peupliers, Juvisy. Between 40 and 50.... Every morning Louis Thouret caught the bus at the corner, which got him to Juvisy station at 8:17. He traveleved with a neighbor, M. Beaudoin, who worked in Inland Revenue. From Gare de Lyon they went to Saint-Martin [Boulevard Saint-Martin] by Métro.... Louis Thouret had been working at Kaplan et Zanin since he was 14, started as a messenger boy. From Belleville, mother a widow, now dead.... The concierce at the building on Rue de Bondy said Thouret had always been called Monsieur Louis [Louis Thouret]. [1952-BAN]
Emma's father and brothers had been lost at sea in the ketch Three Kings [Trois Mages], mother died long before.
Three Ministries Three Musketeers
Three Ministries. The concierge at 63, Rue Vaneau gave Janvier the name of Blanche Lamotte's friend, Lucile Cristin, and told him Mlle. Blanche lunched in a restaurant called the Three Ministries, on Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1954-MIN]
Three Musketeers. The two men were wearing thigh-length rubber boots, turned down to the knee, which evoked in M a mental picture of the Three Musketeers. In that light they look like figures in a Rembrandt painting. [1940-JUG]
Three Widows. Carl Andersen had said he lived with his sister Else Andersen, in a country house on the main road from Paris to Étampes, two miles from Arpajon, at the Three Widows Crossroads. [1931-NUI]
Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire.
see: Saint-Hilaire, Tiburce de
Tilleur. [commune, Liège prov., E Belgium. pop. 1969: 5,829. W suburb of Liège. blast furnaces, smelters.]
When an Englishman who'd been reading the Times left, no one but M was left on the stools.
Times Square. When M arrived in Times Square he looked automatically at the Times Square Building, where John Maura had his offices. [1946-NEW]
Tinchant, Jean. The Commissioner gave M the card of Jean Tinchant, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, requesting that "the Chief Commissioner of the Police Judiciaire give every assistance to Monsieur Spencer Oats of the Instititute of Criminology of Philadelphia..." [1940-CEC]
Titin, Marie. (see: Marie Tatin) M fell asleep dreaming of the Mass in his own village, and of Marie Titin's inn, which he'd used to run past, as he was afraid... The judge reminded him of the baker's wife's stepfather, whom he'd stuck his tongue out at as a boy. [1946-cho]
The title "La tête d'un homme" comes from the exchange, "Don't forget, your career's at stake, inspector." "And a man's head." [Il y a aussi sa tête qui est en jeu.]
Tivoli. One of the local inspectors at Rouen called to say Jacques Pétillon had gone straight to the Barracks when he'd arrived, into a brasserie nearby, the Tivoli, frequented by prostitutes, stayed half an hour, and was waiting for the return train to Paris. [1942-FEL]
see: Golden Fleece
Tokyo. Robert Courmont had been an ambassador for more than thirty years, in Tokyo and in London, a member of the Institute. [1954-MIN]
Tolstoy. Jean Lecocq d'Arneville was to become a Tolstoy. [1930-31-PHO]
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]
Everyone called each other Bob or Dick or Tom or Tony.
Tonnelet Bourguignon. Almost opposite the Rue de Birague was a small café, the Tonnelet Bourguignon, with only three tables on its narrow terrace. [1937-38-sta]
Tony Cicero. see: Cicero, Tony
Tony Lacour. see: Lacour, Tony
see: Pasquier, Tony
Toreador. Philippe Lauer said the day before an arrest warrant had been issued for Pepito Palestrino, proprietor of the Floria, 53 Rue Fontaine - next to the eyeglass shop. M said in his day it was called the Toreador. [1934-MAI]
Torrence. see Maigret's Faithful Four (Les quatre fidèles de Maigret) by Murielle Wenger
M asked if Torrence had got back, and learned he just had. Sergeant Torrence followed him to his office. M was 45, Torrence only 30. But he was similarly massive, like a not-quite full-sized replica of M.... M had Torrence move into the Hotel Majestic Hotel.... Torrence had called from the Majestic.... M found Torrence dead in the room in the Majestic. Torrence had been 30. For the past five years he had been working virtually solely with the Superintendent. He had been killed by a long needle to the heart, once he'd been rendered unconscious by chloroform, by a professional killer, Pepito Moretto. M knew the method, having read about it a few months previously in a German criminological magazine. Precisely the same crime had been committed at Hamburg six months earlier. [1929-30-LET]
Torrence called M to say Gérard Pardon had borrowed money from his sister and dashed off, seemingly plannning to kill himself.... M asked Torrence for the list of all the visitors to the Quai des Orfèvres the morning of the 7th of October. [1940-CEC]
On the Boulevard des Batignolles, not far from the lights of Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] , Janvier got up now and then to stroll under the trees. Torrence walked along the Boulevard, looking for Janvier, to relieve him. [1941-SIG]
Torrence, the big fellow, was questioning taxi drivers, to see if someone had carried a large birdcage. [1946-pau]
Torrence, who actually worshipped the Inspector, would say "The boss is in another world". [1946-NEW]
Janvier said he'd checked restaurants as far as the Faubourg-Montmartre [Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre] and that Torrence had reached the Place Clichy [Place de Clichy].... Lucas said that Torrence and Janvier were still checking the race-course crowd. [1947-MOR]
M told Mme M when she visited the Quai des Orfèvres that it was Torrence who sat there on the left. "The big fat one?" she asked.... M explained that big, noisy, Torrence had been "killed" in place of another inspector in a Champs-Élysées hotel. He'd left the force to open a private detective agency, and has a big American car, always comes by with a pretty woman, his "fiancée". [1950-MEM]
Torrence called M at home to tell him Janvier had been shot.... Torrence had sent Vacher and Vauquelin to the spot as soon as the attempted murder of Janvier was heard.... M called Torrence after seeing Mme. Boursicault. Torrence said Lucas had just left for the Place d'Italie , where Arabs had been in a knife fight. M had him tap the phone at Françoise Boursicault's. Torrence said Vacher was with him, he'd take care of it. Had him put out a check in Le Havre on Boursicault-Binet's background. In Paris she'd lived in the Roule district. Fat Torrence was scribbling feverishly. [1951-MEU]
Had spoken to Alain Lagrange's former employer and colleagues. He'd left three weeks earlier. Got the sack for being absent too often. Torrence showed up at François Lagrange's later with two colleagues and some criminal records and forensics men. ... M called Torrence to have him check gunsmiths.... M had Torrence check out the three advertising agencies he found in the phone book on Rue Réaumur. [1952-REV]
John Arnold and Muriel Halligan had gone for lunch at a little restaurant on the Rue Jacob which looked like a bistro but was very expensive. Torrence had followed them there said the food was marvelous but the prices were steep. [1957-VOY]
Lucas called M while M was interviewing Xavier Marton, to tell him that Torrence had replaced him. Said that Jenny had followed Marton to the Quai des Orfèvres and was waiting outside. Janvier had identified her.... Torrence had had a beer sent up, and M drank it automatically, with relish, only realizing later it had been Torrence's. [1957-SCR]
Torrence called to tell M of the murder in the Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, in Montparnasse. He said that in the office were Dupeu, interrogating a suspect in a jewel case, Vacher, and Lapointe had just come in. Janvier was on vacation, and Lucas had come back the day before, hadn't yet returned to work.... The concierge said she already told her story to Torrence, a large man with a red face.... M did not use "tu" with Torrence, though he'd known him longer than Lapointe. It was true that Lapointe looked more like a young student than a police inspector. [1961-BRA]
Sunday morning, Torrence was on duty. Reported another jewel robbery, at the Plaza Athénée, on Avenue Montaigne. Vacher had been there. Torrence sent Dupeu to help. There'd been a fight at 3:15 am in Place Pigalle. [1962-CLI]
Apart from his closest collaborators, like Lucas, Janvier, Torrence, and, more recently, Lapointe, Dr Pardon was M's only friend.... Fat Torrence, who was on day duty, opened the door without saying a word. [1966-NAH]
M told Torrence that he and Lucas would find a pretty good restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron. Told him that after lunch he should check all the apartments in the apartment house on Rue du Cirque with windows that looked down on Émile Parendon's. [1968-HES]
Janvier and Torrence had taken their holidays in July. Torrence accompanied M to Superintendent Ascan's office in the First Arondissement, by car. ... M had Torrence take down the Louis Mahossier interview in shorthand. It was usually Lapointe, the most highly skilled stenographer in the department, but Torrence was competent enough. ... Fat Torrence looked upset.
Émile Parendon's clerk, helped him with his briefs.... handsome, dark hair, well-defined features.... Lived in an apartment on the Rue des Saules. His fiancée was Parendon's brother's assistant.
Tosca. Tosca had played in the theater of the Grand Casino on the night of the murder. [1967-VIC]
Toto. The oldest vagrant in Les Halles. Ascan's men had found him. He'd been in the district for 15 years. Lived in Toulouse before Paris. Said he saw Marcel Vivien occasionally at the Salvation Army shelter. Testified he saw Louis Mahossier the night of the murder, coming out of the Chez Pharamond. [1971-SEU]
Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos had thought of everything, even consulting a famous mental specialist, Professor Touchard.
Toulon. [seaport, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1968: 174,746. on the Mediterranean, 30 mi. SE of Marseilles. Principal base of French Mediterranean fleet,winter resort. (Porquerolles is near Toulon).]
Marcellin had once been arrested there for assault and battery. A torpedo boat from Toulon and several submarines had been doing exercises in the lee of the island the night of the killing, and reported that no boats had left the island. [1949-AMI]
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]
At Easter Mazotti had gone down to Toulon and met Yolande, Mattei's woman. Mattei was the boss of the False-Noses of Marseilles, who pulled off about twenty hold-ups before they were stopped. [1962-COL]
As a boy, Manuel Palmari had wandered around the docks in Toulon, where he later became a bartender, and discovered there was money to be made from women.... There were always new faces for the jewel robberies, come up from Marseilles, Toulon, Nice. [1965-PAT]
Le Grand Marcel was packing for Toulon. Said he could be reached there c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad.... Superintendent Marella, M's old colleague, was the senior man in Toulon. [1970-FOL]
Freddy Strazzia said Maurice Marcia had been born somewhere between Marseilles and Toulon.... Inspector Louis might say to a bartender, "I didn't know Francis was back from Toulon." "He was with Madeleine, his old girl friend.... Line Marcia's plane would land in Toulon. From there it was only 10 minutes to Bandol.... M saw a face he knew, Boutang, Superintendent of the Criminal Police in Toulon.
Toulouse. [city, S France, Haute-Garonne dept. pop. 1968: 370,796. on the Garonne R., 133 mi. SE of Bordeaux.]
Mme. Martini said she'd had the stove twenty years ago in her flat in Toulouse. [1932-LIB]
The proprieter of the hotel was from Toulouse. [1937-38-eto]
The patronne was a little vulgar with her Toulouse accent. [1946-NEW]
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]
Leila had interested M. Charles. She'd married an engineer from Toulouse.
Touquet, Le Tourcoing
Touquet, Le. see: Le Touquet Raoul Comitat said that Manuel Mori spent most of his time in Deauville, Le Touquet, and places like that. [1971-IND]
Tourcoing. [manufacturing city, N France, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 98,755. on Belgian frontier 8 mi. NE of Lille.]
The mechanic said Albert Rochain was from the North, maybe Tourcoing. His friend, Jules, said it was Roubaix.
Tour d'Argent, La
Tour d'Argent, La. see: La Tour d'Argent People in the lobby were waiting to go off to Maxim's or La Tour d'Argent, or some other restaurant of the same caliber. [1957-VOY]
Jean Chabaud lived in the apartment next to the concierge at Aline's. In his 20s, television work. Specialized in sports, football, car racing, Tour de France. Single.
Tour Eiffel. Two or three buses were parked near Place de la Bastille, alongside the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Coeur, and theTour Eiffel, along M's walk home from the offices of the Parisien Libéré. [1971-SEU]
Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Etoile, Sacré Coeur, Eiffel Tower. Two or three buses were parked near Place de la Bastille, along M's walk home from the offices of the Parisien Libéré.
Tournelle, Hôtel de la Tournelle, Pont de la
Tournelle, Hôtel de la. see: Hôtel de la Tournelle
Tournelle, Pont de la. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville - 5e, Panthéon. from Quai de la Tournelle to Quai de Bethune]
Le Grand Marcel said he had gone to dinner at Chez Lucio's on the Quai de la Tournelle with Angèle Louette, and to a movie.
Tournelles, Pont des Tournelles, Quai des
Tournelles, Pont des. see: Tournelle, Pont de la
Tournelles, Quai des. see: Tournelle, Quai de la
The skipper of the Belle-Thérèse said he'd like to continue on to the Quai des Tournelles in Paris. Another day on the canal, nearly another on the Seine.
Tournelles, Rue des
Tournelles, Rue des. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Rue Saint-Antoine to Boulevard Beaumarchais]
Not until 6:00 did the stranger take himself off along the Rue des Tournelles, without having spoken a word to anyone. [1937-38-amo]
Désiré Boursicault's mother's rooms were on the Rue des Tournelles.
Tours. [industrial and commercial city, NWC France, capital, Indre-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 128,120. 129 mi. SW of Paris]
Marcel Landry came upstairs from the Hundred Keys Club to talk to M. About 35. M had known him when he was 18, just up from the provinces. His father was postmaster general at Angers or Tours, or some large town on the Loire.
Tours-sur-Marne. M tried to follow in imagination the bargers and carters... Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bisseuil, Tours-sur-Marne, Condé, Aigny... [1930-PRO]
Town Hall Square. Julien Chabot told M that Auguste Point had graduated in law from Poitiers, about the same year as Julien Chabot and M. Opened a law office in Town Hall Square, at La Roche-sur-Yon. [1954-MIN]
Resident of the building Marcel Vivien had had his studio in. Used to be a bookkeeper.
Tracy-Sancerre Trafalgar Square Tragic Muse Train Bleu
Tracy-Sancerre. It was 7:00 in the evening when the train stopped at Tracy-Sancerre, then still half an hour's walk for M and Aurore Gallet on the main road, and over the suspension bridge on the Loire. [1930-GAL]
Trafalgar Square. M managed to see Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus; mentioned Regent Street. [1952-REV]
Tragic Muse. Félicie looked like the Tragic Muse incarnate. [1942-FEL]
Train Bleu. The Train Bleu was practically next door, in the Rue Victor-Massé. [1962-COL]
tram. Cars were passing, and lorries and trams, but M realized that they had no part in this case.... It was 10 o'clock in the morning when M got out of the No. 13 tram and stood at the edge of the pavement.... M's own smile broadened as he waited for a tram.... M, standing under the green tram-stop, forgot to signal a passing tram.... When M got off the No. 13 tram at 6 the next morning, Émile Ducrau was already standing on the wharf. [1933-ECL]
At six the sky was growing pale. Trams started on the embankment and a tug gave a piercing hoot. [1934-MAI]
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Tremblet, Francine. Maurice Tremblet's 17-year-old daughter, Francine, was the eldest of the five children, three boys and two girls. One of the sons, 13 1/2, was staying with his grandparents in the country. [1946-pau]
Tremblet, Maurice. The man who'd been murdered on the Rue des Dames was Maurice Tremblet. 48. His wife, Juliette Tremblet, said he was a cashier at a firm in the Sentier district, Couvreur et Bellechasse, dealers in passementerie, gold lace and braid. Originally from Cantal, where they'd returned for two weeks every year on vacation. [1946-pau]
One of the residents of the Raphael Hotel was Miss Trevor, an old lady who always came home before 10.
Triage, Restaurant du Trianon Trianon-Lyrique Triaze Triel
Triage, Restaurant du. see: Restaurant du Triage
Trianon. The gardens of Judge Forlacroix's house in Versailles were a small scale version of the Trianon gardens. [1940-JUG]
Trianon-Lyrique. Rose Vatan, Bob Mandille's wife, sang in the Trianon-Lyrique as Rose Delval. [1966-VOL]
Triaze. The bus conductor couldn't remember if the man had gotten on at Luçon or Triaze. [1940-JUG]
Triel. [commune, N France, Seine-et-Oise dept. pop. 1959: 4,500. Triel-sur-Seine. Versailles arr.]
Yvonne Moncin's parents had a house in Triel, where they lived all year. Her father had been a pharmacist on Place Clichy [Place de Clichy].
Trigaud. Dicelle told M that Trigaud was checking at the station for where Hélène Lange had gone on her short monthly trips. [1967-VIC]
There was a picture of Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, looking even younger than in the Cannes pictures. On the back was written "Trika".
Trinité Trinité Church
Trinité. The man [Stephan Strevzki] followed the same route, from Trinité and Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], Place Clichy and Barbès [Boulevard Barbès] by way of the Rue Caulaincourt, then from Barbès to the Gare du Nord and the Rue La Fayette. [1939-hom]
Trinité Church. [Trinité. Catholic church, Square de la Trinité, 66, Rue Saint-Lazare, 9e.]
Rose had seen Louise Laboine once on a bench at garden in front of the Trinité Church.
Tripoli. Mickey Boubée asked M if he still remembered the Tripoli and La Tétoune. He must have been within two or three years of M's age. The Tripoli had been a brasserie in the Rue Duperré, close to the Lotus. La Tétoune was a portly Marseillaise [Marseilles] who was reputed to do the best southern cooking in Paris. [1962-COL]
Trochain, Anne-Marie. Arlette's real name. Her father, Gaston Trochain, died when she was two, in the famous train crash at Rouen. His great-great-grandfather was General Trochain, whose statue was in the square at Lisieux. On the road to Caen the château on the right was the family estate. [1950-PIC]
Trochu, Rose. Valentine Besson said that her maid Rose Trochu [La Rose] died in her place.... Rose Trochu had been 22 or 23, with Valentine Besson for 7 years. Hefty girl, rosy face, big bosom.... Rose Trochu's father had been in the herring fleet at Fécamp. Rose was his eldest daughter. [1949-DAM]
Emma's father and brothers had been lost at sea in the ketch Three Kings [Trois Mages], mother died long before.
Trois Pigeons Trois Tonneaux Tromsö Tronchet, Rue
Trois Pigeons. Martin Duché used to take his lunch at the Trois Pigeons in Fontenay. [1959-CON]
Trois Tonneaux. M. Louis said he'd gone to the Trois Tonneaux, a bistro on the Rue Gabrielle. He'd seen four men playing belote, and one was an ex-officer, Colson. [1971-IND]
Tromsö. At Tromsö it's pitch dark for three months of the year.... Jean Martineau said he lived at Tromsö, in the Lofotens. He owned a factory for treating the waste products of the cod-fishing industry, like cod-roe. [1932-POR]
Tronchet, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Place Madeleine to Boulevard Haussmann]
François Lagrange had had a business of some sort on the Rue Tronchet.
Trondhjem. [(now: Trondheim) seaport, capital of Sør-Trøndelag co., C Norway. Pop. 1971: 127,699. major seaport and second largest city of Norway.]
Trouard was an architect, dining at Lipp's with a client.
Trou Normand Trousseau, Rue
Trou Normand. Xavier Marton left work for lunch and hurried along the Rue du Louvre. He turned left into Rue Coquillière, and went into a little restaurant called Trou Normand, less than 100 yards down the street. The front was painted brown with yellow letters, menu stuck up on the left of the door. Met Jenny there. [1957-SCR]
Trousseau, Rue. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine to Rue de Charonne]
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.
Trouville. [seaport, NW France, Calvados dept. pop. 1962: 6,822. Trouville-sur-Mer. about 25 mi. NE of Caen, just NE of Deauville.]
Yves Joris had disappeared from Ouistreham, a small port on the north coast between Trouville and Cherbourg, on Sept. 16. It was now the end of October.... Some miles along the coast M could see the houses of Dives, and further on, less clearly, Cabourg, Houlgate, and the cliffs behind which lay Deauville and Trouville.... The telegraph began clicking: Tug Athos arriving noon. Trouville Harbor office. [1932-POR]
Except for Janvier, to whom he'd always spoken familiarly, M only used tu, and then only in the heat of action, to a few people. It always pleased Lapointe when it happened. M used tu when he spoke with Lucas later, when Lucas was telling how Xavier Marton and Jenny headed off towards Porte d'Orléans. [1957-SCR]
Aristide Fumel was one of the few whom M addressed as tu. Another was Lucas, but not Janvier, though he couldn't say why not. And then the very young ones, like little Lapointe.
Tucson Tudelle Tuileries
Tucson. M had already had drinks a while ago, with the Mayor of Tucson, whom Harry Cole had introduced him to. [1949-CHE]
Tudelle. Dr Paul's successor, Dr. Tudelle arrived with Pasquier and Urbain de Chézaud, followed almost immediately by the men from the Criminal Records Office. [1960-VIE]
Tuileries. In the Place de la Concorde, two cars were parked alongside the pavement close to the Tuileries gardens. [1947-MOR]
Lucas called to say there'd been a message from the Emergency Office, that a man had been found dead in the Place de la Concorde, near the Quai des Tuileries, a matter for the 1st arrondissement. M was on his way.
Tumacacori. The highway patrol officer said that before he got to Tumacacori he passed a truck with license plate X-3233 coming back empty from California, belonging to a firm in Nogales. [1949-CHE]
Tunis. François Paré's second daughter was a schoolteacher at a lycée in Tunis. [1968-ENF]
Mabel Tuppler lived on the second floor left at Aline's. American, about 30, writer for American newspapers and magazines. Liked women better than men.
Turbigo, Rue de
Turbigo, Rue de. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Montorgueil to Rue du Temple]
M knew the district well, had once thought of living there, less than 50 yards from the Place des Vosges. Leaving the narrow Rue des Francs-Bourgeois at the corner of the square, and following the Rue de Turenne toward the Place de la République, you come first on the left to a yellow-painted bistro, then to a little restaurant, the Crémerie Salmon. Right next door was Frans Steuvels' glass-fronted studio with the sign "Art Binding". In the shop next door, Mme. Veuve Rancé ran an umbrella business.... The intersection near Steuvels' Rue de Turenne studio with the three cafés: first the café-restaurant on the corner of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, then the Grand Turenne, opposite, and finally, a hundred feet away on the corner of the Place des Vosges, the Tabac des Vosges, which the newsmen had adopted as their headquarters. [1949-MME]
Dr. Floresco's office was on the third floor of a building on the corner of the Rue Turgot and the Avenue Trudaine, exactly opposite the Place d'Anvers.
Turin. Johann Radek, 25, born at Brünn, Czechoslovakia, father unknown. Had lived in Berlin, Mainz, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg. [1930-31-TET]
Turkey. Joséphine Beausoleil said she'd gone on tour in Italy, Turkey, Syria and Egypt. [1932-FOU]
In the old days there were agencies in Paris to recruit artistes, like Germaine Laboine, who learnt a few dance steps and were sent off to Turkey, Egypt or Beirut, where they were employed as bar girls in cabarets. [1954-JEU]
Turkish. The men from the yacht were smoking Turkish cigarettes with cardboard tips. [1930-PRO]
Else Anderson's Turkish cigarette was burning in a porcelain bowl. The price on the packet was 20 fr. 95.... They lived on 2,000 francs a month and she smoked one or two packs a day. (over 1,000 francs).... Else Anderson wiped her face with a corner of a Turkish towel. [1931-NUI]
A man in Turkish national dress served them with affected gestures. [1966-NAH]
Twee Gebroeders. The other barge belonged to Jef Van Cauwelaert and his brother, called Twee Gebroeders, Two Brothers. Flemish. They were supposed to be unloading at the Saint-Martin Canal. M sent Bonfils to check. [1958-TEM]
Two Brothers. The other barge belonged to Jef Van Cauwelaert and his brother, called Twee Gebroeders, Two Brothers. Flemish. They were supposed to be unloading at the Saint-Martin Canal. M sent Bonfils to check. [1958-TEM]
Two Brothers, The. Someone in the Café de la Marine was telling the story of an accident at the vault, the highest part of the Langres plateau, where the canal went underground for 5 miles. A bargee from The Two Brothers had caught his foot in a root and been pulled overboard. His brother had jumped in. Only the body of one had so far been found. They'd only had two installments left on the boat. [1930-PRO]
Tyrol. [(Tirol) state, W. Austria, betw. the Vorarlberg on the W and Salzburg on the E. pop. 1971: 539,000. capital: Innsbruck.]
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