The Big Sleep - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Marlowe returns to Geiger's house because he thinks that the killer might have put the body into Geiger's car and driven it into a canyon somewhere outside of Los Angeles. Before Geiger can open the door with the keys he took from Geiger's house, he spots Carmen Sternwood standing outside the door.

Needless to say, Carmen is surprised to see Marlowe and she is shocked when he unlocks the door. Though she tries to play cute, she is obviously concerned about something and Marlowe has an idea of what it is. He tries to find out what she remembers from the night before, when Geiger was murdered. Unfortunately, she does not seem to remember much, such as the fact that Marlowe drove her home. She does say that Joe Brody killed Geiger.

Marlowe confirms Carmen's statement that Brody killed Geiger and tells Carmen...

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