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  • Author:
    Ross Macdonald
  • ISBN:
    0552673676
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552673679
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  • Publisher:
    Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (March 23, 1973)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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Book Description The Dark Tunnel is a very entertaining work of fiction

This first Ross Macdonald-a novel of homefront espionage during WWII, published in 1944-shows off all of the writer’s qualities for which he has been widely praised. The Dark Tunnel is a very entertaining work of fiction. It demonstrates that Ross Macdonald's considerable talent as a novelist was evident early on and extends beyond the hardboiled crime genre.

The Dark Tunnel Ross Macdonald (Originally published under the name Kenneth Millar) With a new introduction by Bill Pronzini Contents CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III.

The Dark Tunnel Ross Macdonald (Originally published under the name Kenneth Millar) With a new introduction by Bill Pronzini Contents CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER II. Ross Macdonald (Originally published under the name Kenneth Millar). With a new introduction by Bill Pronzini.

Ross Macdonald (pseudonym of Kenneth Millar). 13 December, 1915 - 11 July, 1983) Los Gatos, California - Santa Barbara. 1)The Dark Tunnel (1944) as Ken Millar. aka: I Die Slowly, 1955) Chet Gordon. Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America - 1974. 2)Trouble Follows Me (1946) as Ken Millar. aka: Night Train, 1955) Chet Gordon.

The Dark Tunnel was Ross Macdonald's first published novel. I've now read all of his novels except the second, Trouble Follows Me, and I have to say that while this is definitely not good, surprisingly I liked it a little better than his 4th novel, The Three Roads. Ross Macdonald is really under appreciated as a writer of crime mysteries and this book, outside of his usual Lew Archer series, feels like it could be one of them, save for the personal touch of involvement of the narrator. The mystery isn't really a complete mystery.

On the home front, two wartime lovers reunite under a cloud of paranoia in this thriller from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ross Macdonald In 1937 Munich, an American must be careful when he smokes his pipe. Robert Branch, a careless academic, makes the mistake of lighting up when the Führer is about to begin a procession, and nearly gets pummeled for his mistake.

The Dark Tunnel is the first novel by "one of the giants of twentieth century crime fiction", Kenneth Millar. a b c Nolan, Tom (1999). Ross Macdonald: A Biography. New York City: Scribner. pp. 66–. ISBN 0-684-81217-7.

Ruth Esch had an alibi all right, but I had to make sure that it was perfect before I could put her in the locked cupboard at the back of my mind and forget her for good. The blue porpoise sign over. the entrance was lit, but the restaurant was closed for the night. I walked back to my car, feeling almost glad that I couldn’t lay myself open to another jolt. A dream that you’ve slept with for six years has remarkable staying power. The only live things on the main street were the neon signs, shining like cold fire on the three o’clock pavements

On the home front, two wartime lovers reunite under a cloud of paranoiaIn 1937 Munich, an American must be careful when he smokes his pipe.

Already with this first novel, Ross Mac had learned to just tell the story and leave out extraneous stuff. There is both a literal and figurative "Dark Tunnel", and both are interesting. Great setting on a college campus


Nuadora
Story moves at a fast pace & keeps one on edge until the end. I could not put it down.
Cordaron
This early story was different from the Lew Archer detective type stories MacDonald is usually known for but a good twister of an espionage thriller, keeping you tuned in to the end.
Grari
Excellent early Ross Macdonald with signature analogies. As an e-book, suffers from the occasional lost word or phrase. Note: not a detective novel.
Silvermaster
The material is somewhat dated but the mystery still remains. The book is a page turner,
Xal
A fast-paced thriller from a man who is becoming one of my favorites. Good dialogue, full of frustrating dumb-asses who don't want to believe the truth, wiseacre humor. Already with this first novel, Ross Mac had learned to just tell the story and leave out extraneous stuff. There is both a literal and figurative "Dark Tunnel", and both are interesting. Great setting on a college campus. Far-fetched once or twice, but a really good read.
Runeshaper
I'm reading Mr. McDonald's earlier novels mostly out of curiosity and this one surprised me with its inventive-for its era-twist. Ross MacDonald was an excellent write so the fluid writing was no surprise. Liked it.
HeonIc
My expectations of The Dark Tunnel were rather low. After all, Kenneth Millar wrote it in the early 1940's. Well before he renamed himself Ross Macdonald and many years prior to finding the narrative voice that characterizes his "mature" crime novels.

So, I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up this early entry in the Macdonald canon and found I could not put it down.

The protagonist and narrator of The Dark Tunnel is Robert Branch, an assistant professor of English at a fictitious university located some 50 miles outside Detroit. On the same day he is rejected from enlisting in the Navy because of poor eyesight, Branch becomes embroiled in a fast and furious mission to expose a Nazi spy ring that has infiltrated his school's campus.

To describe this compelling novel as fast paced would be an understatement. Much of it consists of nonstop action that unfolds like the TV show "24". But that's not its only virtue. The dialogue is wonderfully clever and the descriptive passages are remarkably original and evocative.

Some readers may object to the insensitive and politically incorrect ways homosexuality is referred to in the pages of this 60+ year old novel. But one has to remember that the social mores of that remote time differ radically from those of today. Hence one has to judge the book as a product of its time.

The Dark Tunnel is a very entertaining work of fiction. It demonstrates that Ross Macdonald's considerable talent as a novelist was evident early on and extends beyond the hardboiled crime genre. Highly recommended.
Classic noir by one of the best. Fast-paced but also highly literate. I doubt there is anyone better at this than MacDonald. This is one of his lesser known novels but it is no less enjoyable than his best known work