This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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.
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