The Big Sleep - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Vivian leaves the casino and, as she walks through the fog, the man in the mask robs her at gunpoint. When he walks away with Vivian's purse, Marlowe gets the drop on him and gets Vivian's purse back for her.

Of course, Vivian is rather surprised to see Marlowe and she wonders what he is doing there. Marlowe explains that he is there because Eddie Mars wanted to see him about her husband, but he didn't have any useful information for him. Vivian was under the impression that Marlowe wasn't looking for Regan so Marlowe explains to her that everyone keeps throwing Regan at him and he wants to know why. He visited Mars to see if he had anything useful.

Since Vivian's boyfriend is dead drunk and passed out in their car, Marlowe gives her a ride to a diner where the...

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