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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross Macdonald Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chet Gordon Series Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Missmath144 | 11/14/2013

    " Good, especially for a first novel. It was written in the early 40s and is about Nazis and a professor in the U.S. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rich | 6/23/2011

    " This was an interesting audiobook, first time listen to this author. The book kept my interest throughout, I will check out other books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don Ravago | 9/12/2008

    " A bit of a mind twister, hmmmmmmmmmph! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda Barber | 12/10/2006

    " OK, so make this a 3.5 star read. Again, Ross MacD is old -- somewhere around the time of Richard Prather's Shell Scott mysteries, but I'm still a fan. Cover art is like Prather, also. For his genre and his day, he's a strong 3.5 stars. "

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About the Author
Author 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.