The Big Sleep
"You can't make much money in this trade, if you're honest. If you have a front, you're making money—or expecting to."
"Oh—are you honest?" she asked and opened her bag. […]
She peeled her right glove off and bit her index finger at the first joint, looking at me with steady eyes. "I didn't come to see you about Owen. Do you feel yet that you can tell me what my father wanted to see you about?"
"Not without his permission." (11.23-24)
"You're the hardest guy to get anything out of. You don't even move your ears." (11.62)