The Big Sleep - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Marlowe returns to the street where Geiger keeps his bookstore, but he is looking for a bookstore that actually sells rare books this time. He the rare book store and finds out what Geiger looks like so that he can tail him.

The woman who works at the store is, at first, hesitant to give Marlowe information about Geiger. After a little plying, Marlowe convinces her to give him a description. She has sharp eyes and a good memory so she rattles off a very good profile of the man. Then, with a clear idea of just who Geiger is, Marlowe returns to his car. Marlowe considers how Geiger manages to keep a smut shop open on a very nice street.

Chapter 5 Analysis

When Marlowe asks the woman at the legitimate bookshop about the, "Ben Hur, 1860, Third Edition, the one with the duplicated...

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