The Big Sleep - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

Marlowe takes Carmen into the house and he sits down calmly in the sitting room. Eventually, Vivian comes in to yell at him, but Marlowe does not say a word. Instead, he simply takes her accusations in and waits for her anger exhaust itself.

When Vivian finally calms down, Marlowe explains how he got the gun from Carmen and how she tried to shoot him while they were at the abandoned oil wells. After telling Vivian his news Marlowe asks Vivian what Mars has on her. Although she says nothing, Marlowe explains what he suspects.

As Marlowe has it figured out, Carmen killed Regan because he wouldn't sleep with her, and then Vivian paid Canino to get rid of the body. However, Eddie Mars wanted to blackmail her for a million dollars or so when she gets her share of her father's inheritance...

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