The Dark Tunnel

By Ross Macdonald
Read by Grover Gardner

The Chet Gordon Series: Book 1

7.04 Hours 01/23/2001 unabridged
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When university professor Robert Branch learns of the death of his best friend, he knows that it couldn’t have been suicide. The murder was arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. He also knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated, too, as soon as it is convenient. He’s even narrowed his choice of executioner down to three: a psychotic homosexual, a respected educator—and the woman he loves. The only trouble is, no one will believe him.

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Summary

Summary

When university professor Robert Branch learns of the death of his best friend, he knows that it couldn’t have been suicide. The murder was arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. He also knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated, too, as soon as it is convenient. He’s even narrowed his choice of executioner down to three: a psychotic homosexual, a respected educator—and the woman he loves. The only trouble is, no one will believe him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ross Macdonald gives to the detective story that accent of class that the late Raymond Chandler did.” Chicago Tribune
“Ross Macdonald’s Dark Tunnel pairs Tom Parker’s involving style with the story of a university professor who decides to investigate an associate’s murder—and uncovers some surprises.”  Reviewer’s Bookwatch

Reviews

Reviews

by John12345 9/13/2017
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Ok, but dated

A good spy/mystery story set in World War II, but the attitudes towards women and LGBT people is dated. I didn't find this surprising, just disappointing.

Author

Author Bio: Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald (1915–1983) was the pen name of Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco but raised in British Columbia, he returned to the United States as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. For over twenty years he lived in Santa Barbara and wrote mystery novels about the fascinating and changing society of his native state. He is widely credited with elevating the detective novel to the level of literature with his compactly written tales of murder and despair. His works have received awards from the Mystery Writers of America and of Great Britain, and his book The Moving Target was made into the movie Harper in 1966. In 1982 he was awarded the Eye Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Private Eye Writers of America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English