He is filled with sarcasm and quick with a wisecrack. He makes statements such as "time crawls like a sick cockroach" and that his potential clients include "the squirrels who can't find their nuts."
He plays an important role in the book and continues to be an important character, although for all practical purposes, he dies very early in the story line.
She is a loose woman and sleeps with any number of men. The fact that she was brutally bludgeoned makes Marlowe believe that Terry is innocent.
He is handy with a switchblade, says the hold is a "neat trick" and that he'll remember it.
He is a famous writer of historical romance novels who was having an affair with a woman around the time of her death.
She is a beautiful woman. She fabricates several...
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