Whose business card is in Marriott's pocket in Farewell, My Lovely?

Jules Amthor's business card is found in Marriott's pocket. He describes himself as a Psychic Consultant "By Appointment Only." Though he gives a Stillwood Heights telephone number on the card, he doesn't give his address, which only adds to the mystery surrounding this strange character.

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In the wake of Lindsay Marriott's murder, Marlowe is rummaging around his jacket pocket in an attempt to get to the bottom of the matter. As well as finding some marijuana cigarettes, he also comes across a business card.

The card, in "thin pale ivory," is engraved with some delicately...

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In the wake of Lindsay Marriott's murder, Marlowe is rummaging around his jacket pocket in an attempt to get to the bottom of the matter. As well as finding some marijuana cigarettes, he also comes across a business card.

The card, in "thin pale ivory," is engraved with some delicately shaded words. In the lower left-hand corner is a Stillwood Heights telephone number. In the lower right are the words "By Appointment Only." Right in the middle of the card is the name Jules Amthor, and below that, in even smaller lettering, is the title "Psychic Consultant."

This is all rather mysterious, to say the least. And the mystery is only compounded by Amthor's claiming ignorance as to the identity of Lindsay Marriott, despite the fact that one of his business cards has been found in his jacket pocket. Clearly, there's something not quite right about this strange, mysterious individual.

Marlowe will discover this for himself in due course when he finds out that Jules Amthor is a shady individual who hires thugs for protection. He also has some crooked cops on his payroll who beat up Marlowe and dump him in a private sanitarium run by the equally crooked Dr. Sonderborg.

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