Marlowe speaking on the phone in Farewell, My Lovely: ""This is Phil," I said, winking naughtily at the Chief."
And are you trying to be smart with "Marlowe was never a kid."? So what should it have been: Child? Teenager? Adolescent? Youngster? Lad? Sprog? In fact Chandler uses "kid" a lot, almost to the extent of it being a trademark.
Here's a friendly suggestion, Andy. Put away the magnifier, relax and stop trying to be so damned precious.