The Big Sleep - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Marlowe returns to Geiger's store. This time he pretends that he is selling pornography. Obviously, this throws off the woman behind the desk and she can barely stammer out that Geiger may be in tomorrow. Marlowe sees a man in the back room packing up boxes. It seems that Geiger's supply of dirty books is being shipped out.

Outside, Marlowe hires a cab to tail the truck that is carrying the boxes. The cabbie is young and inexperienced and he loses the trail several times but he finally tracks down the truck to the garage of an apartment house.

Marlowe gets out of the cab and checks the mailbox names to see if there was a likely candidate in the building. Marlowe notices the name Joe Brody on a mailbox and he remembers that Sternwood paid a person by the name of Joe...

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