The Big Sleep - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Marlowe invites Vivian back into his main office and Vivian is nicer to him. Marlowe still refuses to tell her anything without her father's permission. Vivian shows Marlowe a photograph that was sent her. In fact, it is the picture that was taken of Carmen on the night when Geiger was killed. Furthermore, the woman who phoned Vivian demanded $5,000 for the negative and said that if the money was not given up that night, Carmen would land in prison. Unfortunately, the woman did not say how or why. Thus, Marlowe recommends that Vivian get $5,000 quickly in order to pay off the blackmailer.

Marlowe asks Vivian about her movements the night before and about Owen Taylor; however, Vivian is no help because she was playing roulette at Eddie Mars' establishment. She doesn't know why Owen took the car, since he only takes it on...

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