Phillip Marlowe - This character is the novel's main character, a tough-talking private detective with a soft heart.
Anne Riordan - This character is employed as a freelance feature article writer.
Lieutenant Nulty - This character has been on the police force for eighteen years and has been relegated to solving low-priority crimes.
Moose Malloy - This character is a recently-released convicted bank robber.
Velma Valento - This character, a former singer and dancer, is rumored to have died of a chest cold several years earlier while living in Texas.
Mrs. Jessie Pierce Florian - This character is an alcoholic whose personal hygiene is questionable.
Lindsey Marriott - This character preys on rich women for the purpose of blackmailing them.
Jules Amthor - This character is a psychic consultant who employs thugs and murderers for protection.
Mrs. Amthor - This character serves as secretary for the psychic...
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