The Big Sleep


Raymond Chandler

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“Grifter” is a slang term for a petty thief or low-ranking criminal. Joe Brody and Harry Jones are both examples of grifters. They both aspire to run their own racket. However, both Brody and… read analysis of Grifter


Eddie Mars is the primary example of a “racketeer” in The Big Sleep. Described as “manicured” and “well-dressed,” Mars runs a casino—his highly profitable “racket.” Racketeers are a rung, or many, above lowly griftersread analysis of Racket/Racketeer