The Big Sleep - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

The kid drives Marlowe's car to Geiger's house and Marlowe tells him to open the front door. Even though the kid claims not to have a key, Marlowe insists that he does have one, since he lives there. The kid punches Marlowe angrily; however, Marlowe is more than a match for him and he eventually manages to knock him out.

Marlowe handcuffs his unconscious companion and drags him into the house. Then, with another cursory examination of the house, he discovers Geiger's body laid out in one of the bedrooms, surrounded by burning candles and incense.

With Geiger finally located, Marlowe calls Ohls so that he can take a look at the body and arrest the kid who killed Brody. As it turns out, Ohls was actually tailing Marlowe and he walks up the driveway as Marlowe calls him.

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