By Raymond Chandler
In noir grasp Raymond Chandler's The lengthy Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his success warfare veteran with the scars to end up it. Then he unearths out that Terry Lennox has a really filthy rich nymphomaniac spouse, whom he divorced and remarried and who finally ends up useless. And now Lennox is at the lam and the police officers and a loopy gangster are after Marlowe.
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You're not a client, Mrs. " "I might be someday. Who knows? " "Same answer. The guy was down and out, starving, dirty, without a bean. You could have found him if it had been worth your time. " "That," she said coolly, "is something you couldn't possibly know anything about. " And she hung up. She was dead right, of course, and I was dead wrong. But I didn't feel wrong. I just felt sore. If she had called up half an hour earlier I might have been sore enough to beat the hell out of Steinitz--except that he had been dead for fifty years and the chess game was out of a book.
The border people had nothing to say to us. Up on the windy mesa where the Tijuana Airport is I parked dose to the office and just sat while Terry got his ticket. The propellers of the DC-3 were already turning over slowly, just enough to keep warm. A tall dreamboat of a pilot in a gray uniform was chatting with a group of four people. One was about six feet four and carried a gun case. There was a girl in slacks beside him, and a smallish middle-aged man and a gray-haired woman so tall that she made him look puny.
Then she would think of another place to look. There's a big guest house pretty far back from the main house. It has its own driveway and garage and so on. Sylvia spent the night there. " I frowned. "I've got to be very careful what questions I ask you, Terry. " "Her clothes would be thrown all over her room. She never hangs anything up. The maid would know she had put a robe over her pajamas and gone out that way. " "Not necessarily," I said. "It would be to the guest house. Hell, do you think they don't know what goes on in the guest house?