Le commissaire Adamsberg savait repasser les chemises, sa mère lui avait appris à aplatir l'empiècement d'épaule et à lisser le tissu autour des boutons.
I've been running around putting so much in storage in preparation for this move, and so I don't have the book at hand. I read this in its English translation, of course. I'm almost through all the Fred Vargas books that have been translated. They're all interesting, but Have Mercy on us All is still my favorite so far.