Folick plays psycho grunge ballads and existential crisis rock–equal parts soft and hard. Her EP Strange Darling premiered on Stereogum and was recently reviewed by Jon Pareles in the New York Times, saying her “gift is capturing the uncertainty, temptation and impulsiveness of those brief but fraught junctures.” Her band was included in Bob Boilen’s top 10 discoveries of CMJ 2015 and, Boilen also included her in his 2015 review of shows, calling her live performance “transcendent”. Noisey urged readers to “Allow a little magic into your life in the form of LA-based folk-pop songstress Miya Folick,” and Pigeons and Planes compared her to Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrisette, and PJ Harvey. She lives in Downtown LA with her books and her disco ball.
Marlowe also defines more clearly than Spade did the detective's relation to the law. When Mona Mars asserts that "as long as people gamble there will be places for them to gamble, Marlowe tells her: "That's just protective thinking. Once outside the law you're all the way outside…. Don't try to sell me on any high-souled racketeers. They don't come in that pattern" (117). But Marlowe doesn't believe in toadying to the police either: "It's against my principles to tell as much as I've told [the police] tonight, without consulting [the client]. As for the cover-up, I've been in the police business myself, you know. They come a dime a dozen in any big city. Cops get very large and emphatic when an outsider tries to hide anything, but they do the same things themselves every other day…." (69-70).