The Big Sleep - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Marlowe wakes up and finds himself lying on a couch with his arms and legs tied up behind him. He is utterly immobilized. Sitting across from him is Eddie Mars' wife, a beautiful blonde with hair so platinum that it shines like, "a silver fruit bowl" (203).

Since he is in a bad spot anyway, Marlowe talks to Mrs. Mars in order to find out what is going on. It seems that Eddie Mars told her to hide out and she agreed in order to show him that she will do what he says. In fact, her platinum hair is really just a wig; she cut her hair in order to prove her loyalty to Mars.

As Marlowe talks to Mrs. Mars, he learns that she does not think of her husband as anything other than a racketeer, even as Marlowe tries to convince...

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