FRANCE: Loulou

"Look out for Loulou," was a warning often whispered in the Paris underworld when chunky Louis Métra was chief of the Vice and Narcotic Brigade. A Parisian cop since 1925, "Loulou" Métra, a mild, tactful and polite fellow, had an insidious talent for winning the confidence of shady characters. The labyrinths of Parisian vice being what they are, Loulou was also skill ful at extricating prominent citizens from embarrassing situations. Once he got the delicate task of recovering a royal jewel impulsively presented by a visiting for eign prince to a professional homosexual.

Loulou had the bauble back safe in...

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